Q: Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
A: I was born in South Africa and lived in Cape town until we moved to Cornwall in 2000
Q: What have you studied, and what are you doing now?
A: I studied fashion at degree level but would now like to explore styling more extensively.
Q: Links to your style networks?
A: http://izeldibennett.foliodrop.com (Under construction)
Q: How would you describe your personal style in 3-5 words?
A: Vintage-Highwaisted-Tall-Stripe Lover.
Q: Where do you shop? Luxury or high street? New or vintage? Boutiques? Online?
A: A dash of everything, treat yourself to luxury, basics from the hight street, vintage for re-loving/ up-cycling and online for when you just don't look acceptable to leave the house.
Q: If you had $300 for a shopping spree, how many items would you buy?
A: 3, Since we're treating ourselves to $300 i'd buy my vintage leather hassle jacket all over again which i got in america for $10 at value village, a selection of mac lip liners and lipsticks and a treat from Jaeger (their coats are to die for).
Q: Do you prefer street style fashion or runway fashion?
A: Street, I'm the annoying girl who always asks where you got your outfit from.
Q: What do you splurge on? Skimp on?
A: Splurge on underwear (these are fundamentals for your fundamentals) and skimp on all those hair products. Keep it simple.
Q: When and how did you become interested in fashion, and where do you find your inspiration?
A: I think all girls are interested in fashion in some way or another, weather they like to admit it or not is a different matter. My first interest in fashion was probably when i saw Shania Twain and thought i could definitely where leopard print to school everyday for the rest of my life.
I get my inspiration from a lot of places, when i was at university my final major project was inspired by flies (odd i know) which transpired from a fear of mine. Recently i've been inspired by american signs and early strip club scenes.
Q: Who are your favorite style icon(s)?
A: Shania Twain (duh) The Runaways, Bridget Bardot and a big one for me, Winona Ryder.
Q: What do you love about fashion? Not love?
A: Fashion has a very fine line between love and hate, weather its designing, making or styling i've concluded that no matter how good one thing is one minute, the next you can be hot headed and mentally imagining ripping up that zip you've stitched the wrong way (might be speaking from experience here). Yet the end result is something you've looked after, put your heart and soul into and nurtured. Another dark side to the fashion industry is labouring for free. You've got to be really savvy with money when it comes to making it in the fashion industry.
Q: Your favorite Stylists & brands?
A: Stylists include
Brands include TataNaka, Dr.Denim jeans, Wolf&Gypsy Vintage,
Q: Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
A: A Rule? There aren't any rules per say, but when styling a shoot a good rule to live by is 'organisation is key'. Tips into putting an outfit together is always have good underwear and no matter how simple the garment make sure it has a stunning fit and accentuates your body, never settle for average.
Q: Which would you be best at? Worst at? (Stylist, Designer, Photographer, Buyer)
A: My key areas are Styling and Designing. I've dabbled in photography and know I'm not incompetent when it comes to shooting moving or still life. Buying would be my weakest category as when you're styling one person, you're just focusing on them but buying would mean your shopping for the public, which means more people to please and whether people will shop there or not.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Stylist/ Editorial stylist.
Q: What are your other interests? How do you spend your spare time?
A: Jogging, I love listening to Wendy Rene - i think she was a singer any girl could relate to, going on adventures and seeing new things, Travelling, checking out Wheat and gluten free food fairs and of course rooting through charity shops/ Trolling Ebay for vintage steals.
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