Do you remember our post from a few months ago when we introduced you to Mariann from Cashmere In Style? We decided to make more interviews with our fave bloggers, this time with Dora from Fashion Painted Dreams, she is a Romanian blogger based in Germany. Unfortunately, we didn't have the opportunity to meet her in person, but there's always hope! Enjoy the interview!
2. Have you always had a spot in your heart for fashion?
It's funny but I've actually had this huge passion for fashion and everything beautiful for as long as I can remember. I started to draw fashion sketches at an early age and loved to play dress-up with my friends in our mom's clothes. I've always believed that you need to try and do what you're passionate about, so starting a fashion blog just came naturally, as a great way to express my creative side.
3. Describe your style. Has it evolved since you began your blog?
It definitely evolved! I like to mix and match a lot and try to incorporate new shapes and pieces into my wardrobe regularly. And even though I like to keep things pretty classic as it's timeless, I always try to give my outfits a modern twist by devoting more attention to the details. For example, I prefer pairing a plain or a printed basic tee to a classic pencil skirt, instead of a shirt. It's a lot more contemporary and refreshing.
It varies a lot and I'm constantly seeking new delights to inspire me. It can be an old Hollywood movie, a mesmerizing runway collection or a chic girl I saw on the street. I also gather my inspiration from editorials, fashion portals or street style blogs.
5. Do you have any style icons?
I wouldn't exactly name them my personal style icons as I don't believe in such idioms, but I do admire Cate Blanchett's, Nicole Richie's, Marion Cottilard's or Emma Stone's fashion sense.
6. What spring/summer pieces or trends are you most excited to wear?
Emerald green! I simply love this precious color! A fancy maxi dress in this beautiful shade is on top of my summer wishlist.
7. Is there a store or designer that you feel best embodies your personal style?
Frida Giannini, the creative director at Gucci! She's a queen of elegance and glamour, her designs being exquisite and luxurious yet wearable and unfussy. Her design philosophy seems to match my personality like a glove.
8. What five essentials should every girl have in her wardrobe?
A black, sleek blazer; a pair of flattering dark wash jeans; a classic Leather jacket; nude stilettos; jersey tops in various colors.
9. Do you have a signature scent or shade of lipstick?
Yes I do! Insolance by Guerlain is my all time favorite perfume and Chili by MAC is my signature lippy.
Style.com, Vogue.uk, Harper's Bazaar, The Coveteur, Stockholm Streetstyle, The Sartorialist, Columbine Smille, Angelica Blick.
11. What are your favorite designers and where do you usually shop?
Oh, there are so many great designers that never cease to amaze me! But to name just a few right now, I would say Isabel Marant, Marc Jacobs, Stella McCartney, Chloe, Jil Sander, Gucci, Ermanno Scervino, Derek Lam and Miu Miu.
Thanks for reading! Have a nice day!
Kinga & Saci