Saturday, November 7, 2009

flickr fashion inspiration : Monikulus

Each month I am going to spotlight someone who inspires me, and for the first one I've decided to showcase Monika. I've been watching her on flikr for some time, and something that stood out to me very early on was how defined her style and colour palette were. There is just a distinctive look that is just so her. Simple pieces paired together in colours like black, greys and tame blues.

So Naturally when I see clothes fitting this bill, in my mind springs the term "that is so Monika". Like this ( dress which I recently thrifted, it reminds me so much of her and her unique style. But she can do this look far more justice than me, after all, it is unique to her. She was good enough to allow me to interview her, and share what she had to say about style with you. It was wonderful to get to know her better, and learn where her inspiration stems from.

1. What sort of work do you do,
and how does it affect your wardrobe?

M - Recession is not a good time to mention that I work for the Bank. I like my job very much, but to be honest I
treat it like a temporary one. I dream about opening my own art gallery. (There are a few other emergency options, but I prefer not to mention them, its bad luck). I definitely want to do something for myself. I suppose my work has an impact on my wardrobe and style of dress, but certainly it does not determine it. I try to add a piece of me to my everyday work outfits - thank god I was not kicked out of my job yet.

2. What are some of your favourite
designers, or inspirations in the fashion industry

M - I love D&G and Dries Van Noten. I like DKNY and absolutely admire Vera Wang. She is so sophisticated, and yet subtle and delicate. I like the most simple things paired with some sharp details. And above all, femininity, but maybe in a less obvious way.
I do appreciate good quality, even when its not a designer label. Most of the time I end up doing my shopping on Zara.

3. If you had to choose three words to describe yourself, what would they

M - I would love to say; creative, feminine and friendly but its not really up to me to say that. It's
really hard to describe myself.

4. What three words describe your style?

M - Simple, I like effortless chic, and unique fashion, I try not and base it off current trends.

5. What is one of your favourite outfits, or pieces you own/have worn?

M - I'm trying to think hard, and
I can not think of one piece I can't live without. I like dresses and skirts,
does this count?

6. Have you ever had a fashion disaster or worn something you felt unfashionable in?

M - I'm sure it happened to me
more than once. I remember once I wore too many pieces of jewelry with a
patterned jacket and a sort of green bag - when I was browsing the stores
eventually I noticed in one of the mirrors that I actually looked more like a
Christmas tree.

7. Which do you prefer, gold, silver, or bronze jewelry?

M - When I was younger I wore alot of silver; now I prefer gold. Though I've been mixing alot of gold and silver lately.

8. What is your favourite way to
spend an afternoon?

M - I actually love being around people. I love socializing in any possible way...I tend to go to the cinema alot. Sometimes, when I am tired I stay home with my partner and do absolutely nothing, just enjoying being lazy.

9. What made you decide to start blogging?

M - I actually started blogging not that long ago. I'm not sure if I had any particular reason but to see if there was any space out there for me in the depths of the internet...and all these lovely and so fashionable people!

Thanks so much to Monika for being a part of this. Check out her blog, Style Filter, located under my Inspiration Links in the sidebar.

1 comment:

  1. Great interview!! I'll have to check her out-thanks! :)


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