Blogger, Stylist from United States
Q: Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
A: I am from Michigan but now I reside in the northern part of Indiana.
Q: What have you studied, and what are you doing now?
A: I am currently studying to become a dentist while also pursuing a career as a fashion stylist.
Q: Links to your style networks?
A: Twitter: @Stylesbynoir
Polyvore account: http://stylesbynoir.polyvore.com/?filter=creations
Instagram account of styles created via Polyvore: @stylesbynoir
Instagram account my personal style: @itsjamienoir
Q: How would you describe your personal style in 3-5 words?
A: I don't have a set style but whenever I do dress up I make sure I am trendy, classy, and bold.
Q: Where do you shop? Luxury or high street? New or vintage? Boutiques? Online?
A: Though my Polyvore account display a lot of high end luxury items, my personal Instagram account (@itsjamienoir) display outfits I wear from discounted boutiques and other retail stores. I do a lot of bargain shopping mainly from Charlotte Russe, H&M, forever 21, etc.
Q: If you had $300 for a shopping spree, how many items would you buy?
A: Because I do a lot of bargain shopping, I would probably get away with having over 30 trendy clothes, shoes, and
Q: Do you prefer street style fashion or runway fashion?
A: Runway fashion is such a unique kind of style which most times I don't understand, so I prefer street style.
Q: What do you splurge on? Skimp on?
A: I splurge on cute tops, sunglasses, and statement necklaces.
Q: When and how did you become interested in fashion, and where do you find your inspiration?
A: Around the age of 11 I can always recal dressing up and putting on makeup with my sisters and cousins. We would get dolled up just to take pictures on MySpace (yes way before Facebook). Every since then I have been infatuated with styling.
Q: Who are your favorite style icon(s)?
A: Some of my favorite style icons are Talor Swift, Beyonc�, and also the Kardashians. I also enjoy fashion icons like (@jai_nice and @heyitsannabanana), who aren't as mainstream but have such a huge fan base via Instagram.
Q: What are your favorite fashion blogs? Magazines?
A: Unfortunately I don't know too many fashion bloggers, I normally just hop online and look at various styles all while not knowing who's the blogger behind the great looks. As far as magazines I enjoy Elle, Vouge, Seventeen, etc.
Q: What do you love about fashion? Not love?
A: What I love about fashion is how you can express yourself through dressing up and be inspired by others who enjoy the same style. What I don't like about fashion? Ehh... That's a hard question.
Q: Your favorite designers & brands?
A: my favorite designers are Pierre Balmain, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Alexander McQueen, Gianni Versace, Betsey Johnson, Christian Louboutin, Coco Chanel.
Q: Do you follow fashion trends? Which ones?
A: I always follow fashion trends just to see what's hot and what's not. I follow a lot of celebrity fashion trend. Because I am unable to afford most of the trendy items, I always dress similar but with my own little twist to it.
Q: Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
A: I try to stay open minded when it comes fashion because everyone have their own personal preference. As far as my taste, certain looks doesn't fit my kind of style like black leggings with tears in it, tops that are too revealing, and dresses or shorts that are extremely too short. I really don't like to draw that kind of attention to myself.
Q: Which would you be best at? Worst at? (Stylist, Designer, Photographer, Buyer)
A: I would be excellent at styling and buying, not just for myself but for others as well. Once I take a look at someone's closet or their personal interest of style, I am then able to revamp someone's look all on a tight budget. I'm not too well with photographing others without a filtering app hahah. And I most definitely don't know how to sketch out a certain look then create a certain look (guess I should have paid attention in art class and to my granny 101 sewing course).
Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job is to become a celebrity stylist.
Q: What are your other interests? How do you spend your spare time?
A: I am also interested in makeup (YouTube is my best friend), traveling, trying different foods, and just exploring different avenues of life. I spend the majority of my free time surfing the web for new looks and just remaining inspired and motivated to start my own fashion blog.
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