суббота, 21 июля 2012 г.

Interview with Vita. She's a retro diva!


Я очень люблю одежду, так как считаю, что это отличный способ самовыражения (ни в коем случае не самоутверждения). С помощью одежды и собственного стиля можно выразить свое настроение, взгляды на жизнь, показать, на какое мероприятие вы собираетесь и т.д. Еще больше я люблю наблюдать за стильными людьми, рассматривать их наряды и находить что-то новое для себя. Также всегда интересно пообщаться с такими людьми. На этот раз мне посчастливилось поговорить с настоящей любительницей ретро - Витой из Санкт-Петербурга, в стиле которой я увидела немного от Диты фон Тиз и Ульяны Сергеенко в качестве вдохновения. Но конечно индивидуальности этой девушки не занимать!


I really adore clothes as I think that it's a great way of self-expression (in any case it's not a self-assertion). With your own style of clothing and style you can express your mood, outlook on life, to show to what event you are going, etc. Even more I love watching the stylish people, look through their outfits and find something new for myself. It is also always so interesting to talk with these people. At this time I was fortunate to talk with a retro lover. Her name is Vita and she's from St. Petersburg. In her style I saw a little bit of Dita Von Teese and Ulyana Sergeenko as inspiration. But of course the level of a personality of this girl is great!



1. Vita it's so hard not to notice your style. Tell me please how often do people in the streets or unknown people in the Internet write you and tell compliments about your appearance?
In Russia people in the streets don't come to me so often. Sometimes I catch views passers-by and unfortunately not all of them are approving :) In Europe people come to me with much more pleasure. Sometimes they tell me compliments, smile.
In social networks, I am written quite often and I'm always glad and ready to talk to new people. Thanks to the blog, I even meet some people and theese meetings evolved from virtual to real. Now my new friends are my good friends.

1. Вита, не обратить внимание на Ваш стиль крайне тяжело. Скажите, как часто на улице или в социальных сетях незнакомые люди пишут Вам и говорят комплименты относительно Вашего внешнего вида?
В России на улице ко мне редко подходят, иногда я ловлю на себе взгляды прохожих и, к сожалению, далеко не все из них одобрительные :) В Европе люди охотнее подходят, иногда говорят комплименты, улыбаются.
В социальных сетях мне пишут довольно часто и я всегда рада пообщаться с новыми людьми. Благодаря блогу у меня даже состоялось несколько знакомств, которые из виртуальных переросли в реальные, и мои новые знакомые стали для меня хорошими друзьями.



2. Who are your favorite designers?
I've always loving what is created by Chloe's designers. I admired the work of Raf Simons in Jil Sander, and I loved his first collection for Dior. I also always look forward to Giambattista Valli hits, and Elie Saab.

2. Какие Ваши любимые дизайнеры?
Мне всегда нравится то, что создают дизайнеры Chloe. Я восхищалась работой Рафа Симонса в Jil Sander, и мне безумно понравилась его первая коллекция для Dior. Также я всегда с нетерпением жду показов  Giambattista Valli и Elie Saab.


3. How did you get your inspiration for creating new looks?
This question I get asked often and I always answer the same - inspiration everywhere, it may be a film that sets a certain mood, a new city, some color, material or just a thing, which I saw in the window around which in my mind instantly builds a complete look.

3. Откуда Вы черпаете вдохновение для создания новых образов?
Этот вопрос мне задают довольно часто, и всегда я отвечаю одинаково – вдохновение повсюду, это может быть фильм, задавший определенное настроение, новый город, какой-то цвет, материал или просто вещь, увиденная в витрине, вокруг которой в сознании мгновенно выстраивается целостный образ.


4. What celebrity is your role model in terms of fashion and style or you completely rely on your taste?
I can not say that I have any particular style icon. Of course, sometimes I'm inspired by the looks of other people, and considering my passion for the era of the 50's it's often great women of that times.

4. Кто из знаменитостей является ролевой моделью в плане моды и стиля или же Вы полностью полагаетесь на свой вкус?
Не могу сказать, что у меня есть какая-то конкретная икона стиля. Безусловно, иногда я вдохновляюсь образами других  людей, а учитывая мое пристрастие к эпохе 50-х годов это, зачастую, потрясающие женщины прошлого.


5. Do you feel yourself comfortable in your looks or it's just an image for you?
I have always had very organic feelings to the clothes I chose. I can not imagine how you can spend the whole day in the way in which you feel yourselfuncomfortable.

5. Вы органично чувствуете себя в таком стиле или же это для Вас некий образ?
Я всегда очень органично себя чувствую в выбранной одежде. Не представляю, как можно провести день в образе, в котором вам некомфортно.


6. How can you describe your style?
Once an author of one article called me a "tamer of retro" and I really enjoyed this definition :). But I don't consider myself to a retro divas, after all, even though elements of 50's style I dearly love and often use, I love many styled and I can quite easily move away from the retro and focus in a new image.

6. Как бы Вы охарактеризовали свой стиль?
Как-то автор одной статьи назвала меня  «укротительницей ретро» и мне безумно понравилось это определение :). Но сама себя я не отношу к ретро-дивам, все-таки, хотя элементы стиля 50-х мною горячо любимы и часто используются, я люблю разнообразие и вполне легко могу отойти от ретро-акцентов в новом образе.


7. What you do not like and find annoying in the style of today's girls?
I can not say that I have something that annoy me as I'm always for freedom of choice and conviction against anyone. I can only say that I'm really upset about a complete rejection of some of the girls feminine looks.

7. Что Вам не нравится и раздражает в стиле современных девушек?
Не могу сказать, что меня что-то раздражает, я всегда за свободу выбора и против осуждения кого-либо. Могу только сказать, что меня расстраивает полный отказ некоторых девушек от женственных образов. 


8. How often do you notice that your style is imitated by others and you your way of dressing is trying to be copied?
I don't think that my style is unique so such situation hardly can be possible. All in all the same look will be totaly different on two different people.

8. Часто ли Вы наблюдаете, что Вашему стилю подражают и стараются копировать Вашу манеру одеваться?
Мой стиль не уникален, поэтому вряд ли такая ситуация вообще возможна. В любом случае, один и тот же образ на двух разных людях будет смотреться по-разному.


9. Is the clothes which you prefer to wear a result of the shopping searching or a careful selection of a model and individual tailoring?
All my clothes I find in shops. What is more these shops are mass-market. My dream is to learn to sew in order to implement all my ideas but my wish is still only a dream :)

9. Вещи, которым Вы отдаете предпочтение - это результат магазинных поисков или все-таки тщательный выбор фасона и индивидуальный пошив?
Вещи я нахожу в магазинах, причем магазинах масс-маркета. Мечтаю научиться шить, чтобы претворять в жизнь все свои идеи, но пока мечта так и остается мечтой :)


10. How do you think a sense of style is is something innate like the 6th feeling or a process which can be worked and developed?
I believe that good style is like an ability to draw. Some people good at drawing since early age and had never been trained. These people had amazing works and they are jealous even by professional artists. Some people can't paint at all and even more - their pictures are terrible. They understand it and leran by theirselves or with the help of professionals. Nothing is impossible and you can learn everything. Well there are also people who can't draw, don't want to learn it and relate to painting with indifference.

10. Как Вы считаете, чувство стиля - это нечто врожденное, как шестое чувство, или же процесс, над которым можно работать и развивать?
Я считаю, что хороший стиль – это как умение рисовать. Некоторые отлично рисуют с ранних лет, никогда этому не обучаясь, у них потрясающие картины и им завидуют даже профессиональные художники. Некоторые рисовать совсем не умеют, да что там – их рисунки просто ужасны. Но они понимают это и учатся – сами или с чьей-то помощью. Нет ничего невозможного и научиться можно всему. Ну а есть люди, которые рисовать не умеют, не хотят учиться и вообще относятся к рисованию с безразличием.


11. How did you find your own style and what can you recommend to girls who still can't decide?
I've always been fascinated by fashion. I've always liked to watch people that have interesting style - in the streets, magazines, blogs. At some point I realized that to have your own style is an art which I'd like to learn. Clothes, accesories, hairstyle is just the tools. The main goal is a complete look that can be created by these tools. It's interesting you should just experiment, get more new emotions, experiences. Listen to yourself anaa little bit to others!

11. Как Вы нашли свой стиль и что можете порекомендовать девушкам, которые все еще не могут определиться?
Я всегда увлекалась модой, мне всегда нравилось рассматривать интересно одетых людей – на улицах, в журналах, в блогах. В какой-то момент я поняла, что собственный стиль – это искусство, которым мне захотелось овладеть. Одежда, аксессуары, прическа – это просто инструменты, основная цель – готовый образ, который ими можно создать. Это интересно и увлекательно, просто экспериментируйте, получайте больше эмоций и новых впечатлений, прислушивайтесь к себе и немножко к другим людям.


Visit Vita's blog  to see much more her looks http://www.lavitamia.ru/ I promise you will love her! And actually you will find a lot of inspiration for yourself!
And don't forget to follow me! =)


воскресенье, 15 июля 2012 г.

Interview with Natasha Ndlovu (SnowBlackBlog)


  

As I've said earlier nowadays there are really a lot of girls which have fashion blogs. I like a lot of them but there are only a few of them that I find really gorgeous and think that these girls can be guids in fashion blogging. The girl's blog I want to talk about I saw accidently but since the 1st minute and till nowadays I am a huge fan of it. On her Facebook page is said that she is not only a blogger but also a model and photographer. Speaking about me I think that it' s not actually matter what she does in this life. She is a girl who has amazing style and always will. So meet Natasha Ndlovu!

1.How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging since 2009 when I moved to London. 

2.What was the reason why you decide to have your blog?
I discovered blogging was something a lot of people in fashion where doing and thought it would be cool to have some sort of online diary.



 
3.When did you notice that your blog become more and more popular with lots of visitors and there became more comments, followers etc?
I think it was last year, when I started blogging in Russian as well, I started to get a lot of visitors to my blog. Facebook has been helpful as well ! 

4.One of the most important question for bloggers is a popularity of a blog. How did you achieve it and what can advice for others?
I think that if you do something different from other bloggers, then you will attract loyal readers. Your content has to be interesting, and you also have to interact with your readers. When they feel they can be a part of your blog in some way and get advice, not just looking at pretty pictures, then your blog will become popular.

 

5.What celebrities' style do yo like most of all? And who is in your opinion totally tasteless?
I love the Olsen twins because they experiment a lot with fashion. I have recently become obsessed with Elena Perminova, Miroslava Duma and Ulyana Sergeenko's style. They are very bold and experiment with many things. In terms of tasteless style, there is not a specific celebrity but I think someone like Britney Spears could use a huge makeover. 

6.What are your beauty and fashion tips?
I think with beauty, during the day, you should keep your makeup minimal. A nice lip color like red or a pink is nice for the summer. Play around with your hair and focus on the clothes instead of putting on too much makeup. In terms of clothes, just experiment. I am still trying to wear different styles which sometimes I am afraid to buy, but at the end of the day you have to just dive in there and see what suits you and what doesn't. 

 

7.With what fashion trend are you obsessed?
I love the prints and the baroque motifs that brands like Givenchy are doing on their t-shirts. I need more of those in my wardrobe. 


8.How do you think are there some fashion trends that are over valued and don't cost so much attention?

I don't think that there are trends that are over valued. It's a matter of maybe people wearing too much of it all the time and then people get tired of it. I wish though, that they would focus more on 70s feminine styles. I love the masculine look in the winter, but I wish we could focus more on feminine fall looks. 


 


9.What are the most serious and awful fashion mistakes of modern girls?
I do not like wearing Uggs and stockings together. Stockings are not pants, but girls like to wear them as if they were pants and sometimes you can see their underwear underneath. Also, I think Ugss are for places where there is snow, like when you go skiing, not in the middle of town.

10. What is your TOP-5 list of favourite fashion items?
Leather jacket
Michael Kors watch
Ballerinas
Skinny jeans
Chanel bag

 

11.What is your the most favorithe and the least favorite fashion and cosmetics brand?
I love Bobbi Brown the most. I don't have a least favourite brand but I don't like cheap quality cosmetics because they are not good for your skin

12.Have you ever noticed that there are people who try to copy your style and how do you feel about it?
I have had an experience with someone I used to know and it was wierd because soon after I bought something, they would have it too and pretend they did not know I had it. I don't really hang out with that person anymore. It's just too strange for me.

 

13.Does your blog helps you in every day life and career?
It has helped me get noticed at fashion events. Right now in South Africa, I shot for Grazia magazine and one of the fashion editors reads my blog on a regular basis which is awesome! 



14.You translate your posts into Russian and in some pictures we can see Russian classic literature. Actually you have a very popular in Russia name. Are you fond of Russian culture and did you read those books?))))
Yes I love Russian culture. My ex-boyfriend was from Vladivostock and we studied together in Canada. So after moving to London, I decided to learn Russian because there are a lot of Russian speakers in fashion and art and I thought it would be helpful to learn the language.
 

15.In your opinion style is something people born with or a quality that can be developed and taught?
You cannot teach style but it is something that people can develop over time through trial and error. I am learning daily from other people as well, taking advice but also remembering what I really like and not what someone is telling me to like. 

16.How do you "open" your love to fashion? With what did it begin?
Modeling and of course blogging. I started travelling around Europe and seeing how people dress, all the PR girls, the designers and other models. 

17.Who is your star in a fashion world?
I like many people in the fashion world, I cannot choose one

  

18.Do you feel yourself popular? How often people in the streets come to you asking to take pictures, your signature or just saying nice words about your blog?
I feel like I am getting popular but not like a celebrity :) Hahaha! Maybe soon, who knows. I have been stopped by people in the past and one girl said she saw me jogging in the park, which was so funny because I am not fashionable when I go running. LOL 

19. Can you give an advice to people who want but afraid start their blog or already have the one but there are not so many followers?
You should first think of what it is you want to blog about because a lot of people are blooging abour fashion, but if you want to stand out, you must have something unique to share. Don't be afraid. It's better than regretting not starting a blog. If you want more followers, start a Facebook page and join social networking sites like Twiiter, Pinterest, etc. Also if you collaborate and have a competition, it can get you more followers.

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It was such a nice conversation with Natasha. I'm wising her the best. Check out her blog and follow her!
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