Although you should find inspiration in everywhere, it never hurts to have somewhere to be a constant source of creativity. One of my favourite blogs is We Are Glitter, run by Maesie on Tumblr.
What motivated you to start your blog?
Initially, it was my friend Kat who introduced me to Tumblr, I remember looking at all of the blogs and just being really inspired, I’d never really taken and interest to blogs and I only looked in magazines like Vogue or i-D for the pictures (I know) so everything was new and really, really addictive. It just seemed like a brilliant idea to start my own, so I did! I never expected to get the response I’ve gotten from everyone on Tumblr, it’s so overwhelming, but lovely!
Who are your favourite designers and why?
Riccardo Tisci, Alexander McQueen, Miuccia Prada and Alber Elbaz. Alexander McQueen was a visionary; everything he did came from somewhere deep within him and all of his work was astonishing. Nothing and no one can or will ever replace him. Riccardo Tisci is just — perfect, his attention to detail is so astute and I’ve loved everything he’s done. I can’t point out a flaw. Alber! He’s just so cute! I love the aesthetics he creates and his shows, and the energy and the cuts of his designs. Miuccia — I don’t need to explain myself, do I?
How would you describe your style?
Clean, I’m sort of a Queen of Basics, I like to keep everything simple, and I’d never go grungy or punk unless it was for a dress up party. I do like to make a statement though; I’ll often wear bright colours and eye-catching pieces because I hate being the same as everyone else, it kills me!
Favourite trend(s) of Spring/Summer 2012?
I still love all of the bright colours featuring on the runway; there is something so chic about intense colours on trousers… I also loved the Aquatic trend that Givenchy, Chanel, Versace, Mary Katrantzou and Giorgio Armani used in their runway. Givenchy was my favourite. I adored the head to toe prints look, especially at Erdem. I liked the pyjamas at Stella McCartney, one of my favourite things to do is chill out in my pj’s… with that collection I can be comfortable and stylish.
When you’re not blogging, what else do you do?
I love to read, so I read when I need to relax, and if its not a book, it is a blog or fashion related website… It [fashion] has become my life! I love to exercise as well, I’m addicted, I’ve such an addictive personality, and it’s really terrible. I also love just being with friends and family, for me it doesn’t get much better than that.
5 essential pieces in your wardrobe are .
A cozy knit — Being comfortable in what you wear is important, I think that having that one knit, that’s worn in and that you can always rely on is an important thing for any girl, (or boy.)
Basic T — If you’re ever stuck for outfit inspiration just turn to your basic tees, white, grey, black, you can’t go wrong pair them with anything, add a bright coloured bag, or jeans and you’ll look effortlessly stylish.
Blazer — Do I even need to explain this essential?
Good pair of heels — Nothing makes you feel more confident that a pair of heels! They make everything look good, (unless they’re kitten heels, if they are please immediately and quietly go and stand in a corner.) Money is never wasted on a pair of shoes that you love!
J Brand jeans — Perhaps the snuggest jeans ever! They come in so many colours giving you a load of outfit choices, you just can’t make a mistake with these jeans, and they are fabulous!
A summer dress — (I know you said 5 but I cheated, I couldn't resist) Waking up after a balmy day out and a cool night and putting on a summer dress is so good! You don’t have to think! It’s something that every girl needs, just so she can have one of those days that are carefree. Just chucking the dress on after swimming in the ocean is such an effortless essential.
Do you want to work in fashion in the future?
Anna Wintour has my future job. ;)