Thursday, November 5, 2009

quizzes = bored

Style icons?
I don't have any because I admire everyone's individual look so at the moment I'm admiring Vika Gazinskaya, Sonia Rykiel, Hamish Bowles, Giovanna Battaglia, Carine Roitfeld, Lady Amanda Harlech and my mother. I also admire everyone who wears great tapered trousers.

Personal style quirk?
My fetish is feathers as you can see. I also don't wear anything matchy-matchy and I'll feel naked without accessories especially watches, anything on your wrist. This tends to be the point of argument with my mom.

Favorite designers?
Whoa so many: Sonia Rykiel, Luella Bartley, Dries van Noten, Karl Lagerfeld, Alannah Hill, Kit Willow, Akira Isogawa, Zimmermann's swimsuits, Basso & Brooke, Yigal Azrouel, Donna Karan, Prada, Moschino, Viktor & Rolf, Charles Anastase, Isabel Marant, Ricardo Tisci, Haider Ackermann, Alber Elbaz, Phillip Lim, the late Yves Saint Laurent, Kiki de Montparnasse, Giambattista Vali, Nicholas Ghesquiere, Jewellery designers Matina Sukhahuta, Peter Lang, Louis Mariette & Solange Azagury-Partridge.

Most cherished item?
Lately I cherished everything I buy because I put more consideration into them, but I won't ever let go of my YSL cage heels, a grey jumpsuit I got from Etsy for only $30, my Luella boxy jacket & frill skirt, all my Sonia Rykiel clothes, all my AH dresses, nor my velvet Chanel bag.

The first thing I look at in another Sartorialist's outfit...

Proportion for me...
won't work if you haven't learn about your body type. You'll need to know which ones to hide and to flaunt, then you can do whatever you want.

I always break this fashion rule…
I never obey dress codes. When there's a costume party I only put on the nicest dress I have with feathers but for day to day I'll look like I just got home from a wedding. I especially hated colour dress codes. I wanted to be able to wear colour according to my mood, not someone else's.

I never break this fashion rule.
Black tights will always make you look a tad bit taller and skinnier :)

Never caught wearing?
tank top + jeans combination.

Most underrated item in menswear/womenswear?
Hats, or any headpiece. Your head is your crown, you should decorate it. It'll draw the attention to your face as well, not down below.

Favorite stores? 
Anything at The Strand Arcade in Sydney city, anything at Rue St Honoré (especially Colette) in Paris, Assin in Paddington, Selfridges in London, and online stores.

Favorite vacation spot?
Everywhere in Europe & Bali, no doubt the most beautiful island in the world. 

Favorite place to search for inspiration?
Everywhere, if you open your eyes wide enough

Best stylish movies?
In La Dolce Vita there's a girl who's only on the screen for 2 minutes but caught me for a lifetime, I've posted it before. Every movie with Grace Kelly & Audrey Hepburn in it are also very stylish.

Currently reading?

The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood