Blogger, Stylist from Romania
Q: Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
A: I grew up in Bucharest, Romania and I currently live in Germantown, Tennessee, U.S.
Q: What have you studied, and what are you doing now?
A: I have an International Trade Masters degree and I am currently self employed and work part time http://www.20twelvedesign.com in Memphis, TN. I design jewelry.
Q: Links to your style networks?
A: http://anca-marr.polyvore.com; A Fashion Journal by Anca Marr on FB; Anca Marr on Pinterest;
Q: How would you describe your personal style in 3-5 words?
A: Edgy, classic, simple
Q: Where do you shop? Luxury or high street? New or vintage? Boutiques? Online?
A: I shop both luxury and high street. I shop mostly new clothes. I love to touch clothes and try them on, but I also shop online.
Q: If you had $300 for a shopping spree, how many items would you buy?
A: I will buy one fab item!
Q: Do you prefer street style fashion or runway fashion?
A: I love runway fashion so I get the latest scoop on trends and get ideas for my jewelry design. I love to see the colors and textures. I watch pretty much every fashion show. I also like street style, because it is so interesting to see how people put their own spin into wearing what they like it and how they like it.
Q: What do you splurge on? Skimp on?
A: I splurge on shoes, bags, coats and good fitting pants. I skimp on trendy items.
Q: When and how did you become interested in fashion, and where do you find your inspiration?
A: I was always interested in fashion. My mother was making my cute clothes as I grew up because there was nowhere to shop at that time. I always stood out because I was modern without breaking the bank or looking like a fashion victim. I always had subscription to Vogue, Elle, Bazaar, ever since I can remember. I find inspiration in runway styling and magazines, but never copy or follow anything. I am not the type to buy something because some celebrity does, but I could use that to promote my business. We need to be original, unique, true to ourselves. Everyone's style should evolve as they age.
Q: Who are your favorite style icon(s)?
A: Vanessa Traina, Jacqueline Kennedy, Giovanna Battaglia. Elin Kling (blogger).
Q: What are your favorite fashion blogs? Magazines?
Q: What do you love about fashion? Not love?
A: Fashion is an expression, a form of art. I do not like how commercialized it has become. Everything is targeted towards profit. I see how quick things change to drive consumption. I really do not like that, but it is part of how the world works now. Speed! Everything changes and evolves much faster.
Q: Your favorite designers & brands?
A: I love Celine, Marni, Lanvin, Co, Acne Studios, Rag & Bone...as well as others.
Q: Do you follow fashion trends? Which ones?
A: I like to see in which direction designers are going. I look at shape, length, colors, textures, prints, jewelry, shoes designs, bags. I also try to think in terms of what I already own and can wear again with a newer item.
Q: Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
A: I am opinionated about how clothes should be put together. I cannot understand why women do not try to know their bodies and dress that body instead of the one they wish they had. Confidence is the best accessory. Style is about knowing what you like and what looks good on you. Dress for your age, don't compete with your kids, have fun with it! No real rules as long as it looks good on you.
Q: Which would you be best at? Worst at? (Stylist, Designer, Photographer, Buyer)
A: I would be a great stylist and buyer.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Own my lifestyle boutique. Stylist.
Q: What are your other interests? How do you spend your spare time?
A: I love to read, cook, travel.
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