10 Questions for fabulous West coast Fellow Fashionista Laura of Under the Sheets-shhh!:
1) What are your fashion icons and whom would you interview if you had the chance?
Some of my favorite icons are: Audrey Hepburn, Jackie O, Twiggy, Grace Kelly and
Kate Moss (as a current fashion icon). I would love to sit down and interview Twiggy, as she was an icon from my parents’ era that changed the world of fashion. Twiggy’s fab 60’s style encouraged many women to cut their hair, put on a mini skirt and work some false eyelashes.
2) What piece of clothing could you not live without?
I could not live without my cashmere, gray and long sleeved wrap. I take great care of it and always delicately hand wash it. My theory is if I take really good care of my wrap, then it will wrap me in its warmth and never complain.
3) What is your definition of couture?
My definition of couture is 'the business of designing, making, and selling highly fashionable, clothing'. (Wearing couture can be a totally different challenge.)
4) Your thoughts on east vs. west coast style
East coast style is more structured and West coast style is more laid-back. Each is unique because of the climates that the fabulous people live in. What’s my own east coast vs. west coast faux pas? I remember wearing a purple scarf, while I was traveling in New York City. Everyone else was wearing dark clothes, but I felt I needed a little color. Almost every New Yorker asked me where I was visiting from. Not to worry - I told them Queens, New York.
5) Your advice on how to be comfortable in your own skin.
It can take awhile to become comfortable in ones skin, but when you finally feel comfortable, it can feel like all the pieces of the puzzle have fallen in place. Accept that you were made this way and are totally unique. Accept you for being as wonderful as you are.
6) Specific pieces for San Francisco.
Knee high boots, razor back tanks, clutches, hobo wallets, oversized sunglasses, layered sweaters and cropped jackets. A white trench coat is also a must have. For the ever-changing climate, fashionable scarves can brighten up any foggy day. I own at lease ten of them from high-end scarves to sparkly and fun. And the two most specific pieces to carry while you are in San Francisco? Rainboots (wellies) and umbrellas.
7) Growing up, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be either a prima ballerina or a child psychologist. I always thought of myself as an extrovert who could also be very self-reflective. I feel in love with ballet and hoped that I could make it my career (I did dance successfully for many years, but some knee surgeries showed me that I needed to reevaluate my career goals). At the same time, I enjoyed listening to friend’s problems and giving them helpful advice.
8) Where do you get the inspiration for your posts?
I seem to get my inspiration for my posts through my experiences. I carry a notebook with me and write down everything that inspires me. And now, I am known to say out loud, “What a great idea for a post.” There is so much inspiration around you. I love to write about it and share it with all of you. Why did I start writing? I wanted to talk about hope and inspiration in my posts. No matter what has happened to me, I have found peace and learned from the experiences.
9) Blogging 101 advice. How to become successful in the blog world.
To become successful in the blog world? You have to stay true to yourself and give back to the blogging community. Another tip is to always think of your audience while writing. Try to build relationships with other writers that you admire. That’s what I did with Carrie =)
10) How would you rock out on the catwalk?
If I was going to walk the catwalk, then I would wear a pair of oversized sunglasses, my hair would be slicked back and I would try to wear any dress by Stella McCartney. The music needs to have a wonderful beat, I would drink a half a glass of liquid courage and pause at the end of the runway to soak it all in. I’d carry my confidence in my signature walk and my passion in my smile, with the off-center dimples of course!
Thank you Couture Carrie for the Interview. I had a lot of fun.
~Laura (Under the Sheets-shhh)
Be sure to check out CC’s feature on Laura’s blog today, too ~ click here!