Hey lovelies! It was great fun to read your questions and to answer them of course. Thank you so much for sending them :) I did this because I sometimes feel that my blog is not very personal, other than my style... but I'm not that good a writer, so responding to questions makes it easier for me to tell more about who I am hihi. Some questions/request I will work into future blogposts. Here are the ones I selected for now:
- When did you first discover you were into vintage?
I actually remember the day very well. I think I was in the fourth grade (highschool) when I went shopping with a girlfriend. My parents gave me a so called 'clothing allowance' for me to spend on everything wearable and that day I decided I wanted pumps. I stumplet into a pair of black Mary-Janes with a pink rim (at Van Haren oh yeahhhhh.) I thought they were the most beautiful shoes I'd ever seen so I bought them. They looked very vintage, but I didn't know that at the time. What I did knew is that I needed a dress to go with. So H&M provided me with a very typical fifties New Look dress to go with. Of course I didn't know that eitther, I just thougt it was a great match. Once home, I proudly showed my purchases to my mother and she instantly yelled 'oh you look so 'fifties'!
|Vintage mom ;)|
And that's where she started telling me about her love for fashion and vintage when she was younger. I then and there found out she was quite the fashionista in her days. After discovering all this, I decided the fifties look and silhouette was the right shape for me (although I was much into the seventies as well.) I vintage-styled myself for a few years with modern day fashion (since there are NO vintage shops what so ever where I'm from.) When I moved to the 'randstad' a few years later, the vintage desire in me finally got the chance to roam free!
- What did you wear before you were into vintage?
That was bad.... nineties bad. Wrong so wrong...... Think 'Spice Girls' cropped tops and platform sneakers. Or 'grunge meets hippie' looks.... I blocked it out of my memories. Fortunately I still have some pictures -_- After that I soon started wearing vintage inspired looks.
|Skinny 15/16 year old me|
- Did you study something in fashion?
After highschool I started to study medicine. I had to find a job to finance that expensive study, and with my new found love for vintage I applied for a job in a vintage boutique. I got the job and worked there for about two years, next to the med study. Then I had an epiphany; I was very unhappy in my study and I LOVED my job. My 'passion for fashion' was much stronger then my love for the human body. So I quit the university. Started working fulltime to figure out what I wanted. I felt very strongly about becomming a fashion stylist so I searched for the right way to get educated. 'Another Academy' in Amsterdam, who offered an allround fashion-styling course, appealed the most to me so I applied. I got my diploma over a year ago now and things are going very well. I'm working as a freelance stylist, and my 'signature' is vintage.
- What is your favourite piece of antique/vintage jewelry?
That would have to be my gorgeous wedding ring! And the matching earrings I got from my husband. The picture doesn't do these beauties justice. But the stones are just so gorgeous, purple and green...depends on the light. They're set in a gold band with tiny diamonds. This is love! Fun fact; the earring were brought to the antique shop by someone else than the person who sold the ring. Them matching so well is a crazy, and oh so lovely, coincidence!
- What is your dream?
Fortunately my husband and I share one dream; to own a mansion with some property, somewhere in a lovely country side. With big trees in the backyard, a porch and maybe even some farm animals. If that were ever to be true, I'd want to open a B&B to share that amazing dream with travellers. Of course I'd also have a huge room filled with vintage gorgeousness and lots of space to continue my work in the fashion industry :D
- Who does your hair and do you have any hair advice?
I am a complete klutz when it comes to hairstyling. Everything I attempt fails 90% of the time.... That is why I have an amazing hairdresser; Madame de Pompadour. She always knows how to cut and style my hair, because she really looks at the nature of my hair. I believe that is the most important thing for a hairdresser. Because that way my hair looks good on it's own after she gives it a cut and my clumpsyness isn't that big of a problem anymore. So mu advice would be; see her or someone like her in your region! A good haircut is the best base to work with :)
|The way my hair naturally falls after a MP cut :)|
- What can we wake you for at all times?
CUPCAKES! I love love love cupcakes. I love making them, eating them and looking at them. I'd eat them for breakfast, lunch and desert if I got the chance :)