Q: Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
Fabia: I grew up in Bangladesh and I recently moved in Toronto, Canada.
Q: What have you studied, and what are you doing now?
Fabia: I have studied B.S.C in Economics. I am currently studying Fashion Industry Essentials, a certificate online program offered by The New school of Parsons Teen Vogue.
Q: Links to your style networks?
Fabia: Here are my social channels.
Q: How would you describe your personal style in 3-5 words?
Fabia: Eclectic Trendsetter
Q: Where do you shop? Luxury or high street? New or vintage? Boutiques? Online?
Fabia: I shop basically from everywhere. what I do is look for unique pieces: Something that catches my eye. In the last answer I wrote that I would describe my style as eclectic trendsetter. Well that's my current state of mind and basically I don't have any particular fashion personality because it changes based on the mood I am in. But I am always attracted to those outlets that offer unique items. I basically look for both on trend items and add a bit of uniqueness to it. Since I love being unique I go for boutique most of the time and also love High street like H&M as it offers the trendy items.
Q: If you had $300 for a shopping spree, how many items would you buy?
Fabia: Depends on my mood again. If I think I need to get a great trench coat I would be buying one. If I need to buy trends I would end up buying couple of basics and also 1 trendy item. If I need to feel like going for a treasure hunt in the thrift store I would end up buying 20+ items.
Q: Do you prefer street style fashion or runway fashion?
Fabia: Both..........sorry cannot choose! both have different visual appeal. Both caters to a fashionista's need to get inspiration
Q: What do you splurge on? Skimp on?
Fabia: I splurge on trench coat and bag.
I skimp on items like scarf, casual tops and accessories.
Q: When and how did you become interested in fashion, and where do you find your inspiration?
Fabia: It feels like I have always been interested in fashion. I remember playing dress up games with my sister and cousins when I was a kid.
I get inspiration from art, people,different era, history, nature and lifestyle. I also turn to Instagram post for inspiration. I not only see the famous bloggers but also other unknown talented people. These people have fun and creative side which definitely inspires me.
Q: Who are your favorite style icon(s)?
Fabia: Olivia Palermo, Leandra Medine, Blair Eadie, Zooey Deschanel
Q: What are your favorite fashion blogs? Magazines?
Fabia: Elle, Vogue and In style are my favourite magazines. I also love Who What Wear for latest and unique fashion tips. I love reading Man Repeller blog.
Q: What do you love about fashion? Not love?
Fabia: I love everything about fashion, I think the changing and fast paced fashion industry is collaborated with art and that's what inspires me the most. Therefore, I love seeing runway looks because the visual appeal that you get from seeing runway trends describes a particular time, event, situation, person etc. Every collection from the famous designers has a story to tell and therefore that's what's makes fashion most appealing.
There is nothing to dislike about fashion. Fashion can be divided in to three sectors: Design, Retail and PR. All the areas are equally interesting and I would love to get experience in each sector.
Q: Your favorite designers & brands?
Fabia: My favourite designers are Stella Mccartney, Karl lagerfield, Marc Jacob, Miuccia Prada, Tom Ford
My favourite brands are Channel, Alexander Mcqueen, Kate Spade, Tom ford, Louis Vuitton, Stella Mccartney
Q: Do you follow fashion trends? Which ones?
Fabia: It changes every season. Currently I am in to 80s grunge look.
Q: Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
Fabia: Be fashion forward and feel beautiful at every age!
Q: Which would you be best at? Worst at? (Stylist, Designer, Photographer, Buyer)
Fabia: Best as buyer, stylist, then....photographer and I would be performing worst as a designer.
Q: What is your dream job?
Fabia: Currently I have set a short goal and that is to be a fashion buyer but one day I would love to own my retail store.
Q: What are your other interests? How do you spend your spare time?
Fabia: I have interest in art, travel and music. In my spare times I am mostly looking at old fashion magazines to get inspiration. I also love listening to music of Rihanna and Demi Lovato in my spare time.
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