How do you get your inspiration for the outfits you wear ?
I couldn’t say my inspiration is from one area or person in particular. I’m a massive fan of all types of music and have a wide variety of friends all with their own style and this is where I get ideas on what to try. I might see a top on a friend and then think of how it could work into MY look. I also think that because I listen to such a random mix of music I’m presented with images of inspiration from diverse acts like rihanna and gwen stefani, to The veronicas and Florence etc who have their own styles. Really I’m one of those people who notices what someone’s wearing before anything else so I’m always inspired ..even if I’m just walking around my local supermarket!
Who has had the biggest fashion influence on your outfits ?
ooh now that’s a tricky question. I couldn’t pin point one person in particular. Though I will say both Gossip Girl and 90210 give me loads of ideas. Both on screen and the stars personal style.
What made you start posting your pictures on chictopia,Lookbook etc ?
I started posting on such sites after I’d started up my Blog. I got used to taking snaps of myself and posting them without feeling like a totally self obsessed person! When I came across these sites I liked the idea of sharing your looks/ ideas on how to wear certain pieces and thought ‘hey I want to be part of that’.
What blogs and websites do you follow and why ?
I’m a hoarder when it comes to online sites. My bookmarks tab is filled with soo many subsections all related to fashion/beauty. Working within styling and also styling and editing for a online magazine means I need to be aware of what’s going on in every area of the industry as best I can. If I had to pick a few to point out I’d say Style.com for everything to do with high end fashion, Lookbook.nu for inspiration on outfits, Fashionhedonism blog : my style icon! Asos and the Outnet for all the latest fashions.
Would you describe yourself as a trendsetter or fashion follower ?
Erm I’d probably be somewhere in the middle. I wouldn’t ever claim to be ‘trendsetter’ but I know a few people do look at what I’m wearing and it give sthem the idea to try something new..just from Followers of my blogs/vlogs. Also I’m not a follower of fashion in the sense that I won’t wear something just because it’s ‘’IN’’, obviously when there’s a particular trend branded around aeverywhere I lik eto try it out but always bear in mind my bodyshape. Sometimes I even come into ‘trends’ a season too late but if I like it then it’s staying my wardrobe!
How would you describe your style ?
One big Mess!? Sometimes I like to be girly & glam other times a bit more edgy. If you looked through my clothes/accessories you’d think it belonged to a mass of random people..which is something I like as it means I can adapt to any ‘trend’ without too much fuss. Though I did just have ‘Boheminim Glam’ thrown at me..
Does the hosiery you wear dictate the clothes,outfit you wear ?
What is in your hosiery drawer or closet ?
My tights are in random bags ..still trying to work out the best way to store them so if anyone has any ideas Tweet/FB me please! I’ve got everything from sheer to opaque, ribbed, wool, varying suspender versions, Lace. I’m yet to delve into the world of colours though.
How do you choose your hosiery ?
If I like it I buy it. Simple. Tend to walk in for a top and end up with 3 pairs of tights I never knew I wanted!
Where do you shop for hoseiry ?
Either Primark or M&S.; But for more fashion led styles I usually hunt around R.I, Topshop and Asos.
What was the last item of hosiery you brought, how much you spent etc ?
The last pennies spent were on a pack of chocolate tights from Marks and Spencers. They’ve turned out to be a great alternative to the standard black sheer tights that have been addiction in recent times.
Do you prefer sheer or opaque tights,stockings or holdups,socks or kneehighs. ?
I prefer sheer for nights out as they look quite nice with my new staple of shorts. But during the day I prefer opaques, they’re soo much warmer! Especially the 100 den ones from primark!
Do you ever wear 10 denier tights or sheer hose if so how long do they last you ?
10 and below den’s feature highly in my closet. But usually last me one or 2 wears. I’m not as careful as you should be in such tights.
How does wearing tights make you feel emotionally ?
Not really thought about it, but then thy make me happy on a nightout stuck waiting for a cab due to the warm factor and scraed in relation the suspender style…they always rip when you’re hoisting them up! You just know you’ll have thrown £15 down the drain if you wear them out…
Do you physically like the feel of tights and touch ? Do your legs ache less, prefer than pants ? not thought about it ?
Not really thought about it to be honest.
When do you wear hosiery,daily-once a week ?
Recently it’s most of the week
What is your hosiery staple ?
It was my 120 deniers from primark until recently now it’s my 10 deniers ..Love the almost sheer look they provide.
What are your style tips for wearing tights ?
Just be confident. Not everyone’s going to like your choice but as long as you know it looks right for you you can’t go wrong. Fashion for me is really subjective. Personally when it comes to prints/colours I keep the rest of the outfit minimal letting the tights hold the focus.
How do you put on tights?
Carefully..unless I’ve had a glass of wine then I whiz through without a care in the world!
Do you keep a spare pair of tights in your bag ?
No, but I might just do that from now on.Thanks for the tip!
The best and worst things about hosiery, Love-hate ?
Best: can totally change the finished look of an outfit.
Worst: Rip too easily.
Strangest place you have ever worn or put on tights ?
A primary school classroom….i was 6 at time though so suppose that’s nothing too crazy!