Blogger, Stylist from Tokyo , Japan
Q: Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
A: I grew up in a small town in California and now living in Tokyo.
Q: What have you studied, and what are you doing now?
A: I studied English Literaure
Q: How would you describe your personal style in 3-5 words?
A: Funky sporty, chic&minimal, girly-preppy
Q: Where do you shop? Luxury or high street? New or vintage? Boutiques? Online?
A: I shop everywhere from vintage is high fashion (if I have saved enough money =
Q: If you had $300 for a shopping spree, how many items would you buy?
A: In the past, I would try and stretch that money; however, I've realized that it's worth it to invest in quality vs quantity. But really again, it all depends on where I'm shopping. It is used/vintage/thrift? Or is it high street?
Q: Do you prefer street style fashion or runway fashion?
A: I prefer runaway-street fashion. It has to be practical and make sense to wear out and about.
Q: What do you splurge on? Skimp on?
A: I slurge on timeless pieces (i.e. slacks, dresses, etc.). As for skimping, I usually will purchase something very trendy that I find irresistible.
Q: When and how did you become interested in fashion, and where do you find your inspiration?
A: I can't say alway, because I don't remember how far back its been. But as for what I remember, probably in high school after being employed for the first time. I find inspiration everywhere from real life to magazines to the Internet. I'm always looking.
Q: Who are your favorite style icon(s)?
A: This is tough, but I'd have to say Mira Dumla and Alexa Chung
Q: What are your favorite fashion blogs? Magazines?
A: Whowhatwear is a favorite. Ginza (Tokyo based), Elle
Q: What do you love about fashion? Not love?
A: I consider fashion "walking art", so naturally I liked being watched because my outfit is outstanding and original. I don't care for the immorality of fashion.
Q: Your favorite designers & brands?
A: I love Miu Miu, Celine, Opening Ceremony, Acne, Marni, MSGM, [Japanese designers] Thedayztokyo, G.V.G.V, Toga
Q: Do you follow fashion trends? Which ones?
A: I follow fashion trends. I do love trends. It marks what is fashionable. But only wearing trends is, in my opinion, a mistake. You've got to mix what's trendy with older pieces (non trendy pieces)
Q: Do you have any fashion rules when putting an outfit together?
A: I just try to mix and match colors and patterns. Always be bold.
Q: Which would you be best at? Worst at? (Stylist, Designer, Photographer, Buyer)
A: I would be best at styling and possibly direct designers (because I'm horrible at drawing). So maybe worst at designing. In addition, I don't appreciate the threat and force of my creative when it comes to designing. At least with styling, you're working with already made pieces. It's endless.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Probably a personal buyer or stylist.
Q: What are your other interests? How do you spend your spare time?
A: I really enjoy films and spending time with my family. I enjoy reading and hanging out with friends.
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