So we are half way thru these q&a sessions. Today we have questions asked relating to Fashion and Beauty and then on Monday we will end with questions about the Blog and my Artwork.
1. How you define your personal style?
Hmm good question. My personal style is quite a jumble of things. I really like trendy pieces but I also love thrifted and vintage things. I think I just like mixing everything together to create my own style. The same goes with my decorating style. I love more modern furniture but I love adding details with vintage things I have collected thru the years. I don’t like to have a definite statement of what my style is because I feel like it is always changing and I like that. As I grow as a person so does my style. I don’t want to feel stuck to any one type of thing because I said that’s what my style was. Does that make sense? haha in my head it does.
2. When did I develop a sense of style?
I have always loved clothes and playing dress up. But I feel like for most of my life I was too heavily influenced by things around me to create my own style. In high school I just wanted to wear anything that was related to snowboarding, Volcom, Roxy, Forum, Ride, etc… I worked and lived at the ski mountain that was down the road from my parents. That was my world and so my clothes reflected that.
Then as I moved into the college years I snowboarded less and became much more involved in the music scene that I listened to. Then I just ended up wearing skinny jeans, a studded belt, a Denim or black jacket with a hoodie underneath, converse shoes, and pins of the bands I liked. Sometimes I would wear a jean skirt though with tights, legwarmers and converse. haha. That was my basic attire for about 4 years. Lots of black, Lots of shows, but also lots of fun. I loved college, it was filled with music, tons of art, and lots of friends.
After I graduated though, I started to grow up a lot. I started wanting to dress different, I wanted to stand out. I started reading like every fashion magazine out there for inspiration. I just couldn’t get enough of the pictures. Then slowly over the years I turned into what I am now. haha. I think I still have some of the old me in me. I am still drawn to anything that has volcom written on it and I think music still is a major influence in my life. I like where I’ve come and how its created the style that is mine today.
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3. What was the worst outfit I have put together over the last year?
Hmmm good question. As I looked back over my pictures sometimes I couldn’t tell the different between me hating the outfit or me hating it because I just don’t like the way I looked in the picture. Either way here are a few of my least favorite…
1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/3481393512/- this shirt just did not photograph well.
2. Look at how http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/3571324912/- why?
3. ugh- http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/3529256585/haha so hippy/country. So not me at all. Bad bad combination!!
Looking back it was hard just to pick three because honestly I really like the outfits I put together otherwise I don’t wear them. I hate feeling uncomfortable in what I have on. But here are a few…
1. I http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4098120738/! Its my favorite.
2. This is like my new http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4246246064/! Its so easy to wear.
3. Love how http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/3907859388/in this one.
5. Favorite Person of Character I look to for inspiration?
I love watching old movies. I love having AMC- The girls are always so beautiful. Now a days I don’t really look to any one person in particular. I do like looking at gossip magazines, not to read the gossip but to look at the pictures of what hollywood is wearing. There are always great outfits in there. I also love Lucky, Teen Vogue, and Nylon a lot.
6. Do I have a budget for Clothes?
I do have a budget and I try very hard to stay in it. Kev might say otherwise, but I am really trying harder this year. I think its a good thing. You really don’t need to spend a lot to find great clothes. Most of us have plenty in our closets to work with!
7. How often do I go shopping?
I like heading over the the goodwill or salvation army like every other week. Sometimes I will hit the jackpot and sometimes there will be nothing. It just depends. I don’t go the the mall very often. There is not one super close to me. I do go to target a lot because well target is just so fun. We get a lot of things there for the house- so i will broswe by the clearance whenever I am in there.
8. Did Running effect my style or approach to fashion?
Umm I don’t think so. My runs were quite separate from thinking about style and far from fashionable. I am too girly to dress athletic on a regular basis I guess. My runs were my chance to kind of leave that behind for a while and be one with myself and my surroundings as I would go on long runs that would last over 3 hours.
9. What is on top of my fashion wishlist?
I think I would like to own a dress by Marc Jacobs
maybe this one or this one
or can I please please please have this http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4257022938/ Crystal Beaded Snake Print Bandage Dress. I am in love with this!
10. Whats my favorite Perfume?
My favorite by far is the Miss Dior Cherie. I love love love it. I wear it everyday.
11. What kind of skin and beauty products do I use?
I really love products from Fresh they make my skin feel so soft. I am kind of a simple kind of girl, I don’t use a lot of products. I just like a good face moisturizer (with out alcohol) and then some good black mascara and a few eye shadows. Right now I am using this mascara that I like a whole lot. As far as shampoo goes I am not at as conscious as maybe I should be as to what I use. I go back and forth between paying a lot for something and then buying aveeno shampoo at the grocery store. I am not really any type of expert in this field. Sorry guys.
12. How do I not get grossed out from wearing things from thrift stores?
Well I don’t know, I just don’t. I def. wash the clothes before wearing them, sometimes a couple times so that the old smell leaves them but it just doesn’t seem to bother me.
13. How do I stay creative every morning to put together an outfit?
For me it’s all about planning. I get up at 6am everyone morning to get dressed and ready for work. I am not a morning person, nor do I have extra time to try on a bunch of outfits. I def. plan my outfits out on the weekend. I sometimes find myself playing dress up in my closet for a little while on Sundays thinking about what I am going to wear that week. That helps me stay creative so I don’t routinely resort to the easy over and over again in the mornings. I enjoy putting together outfits so it’s something I don’t like feeling rushed over.
14. Do I wear my favorites a lot on the weekend?
I do usually resort to my favorite things on the weekend. A lot of the time though I am just super relaxed on the weekends. If I am just hanging out with kev I will just wear a sweatshirt and jeans, hehe, or if we really aren’t doing anything then my pjs. Sundays I like because when we go to church I usually wear something that maybe wouldn’t fly at school but that I really like wearing. So I guess weekends are always a mix up of favorites, comfortableness, and things I don’t normally have a chance to wear.