Friday, June 13, 2014

INTERVIEW WITH DEZ OFFRIL : THE STYLE BENDER


Dez Offril , is a Filipino blogging from San Francisco. She started her blog “ The Style Bender “ on May 14th 2013 and since then she continues blogging about her style.

Origins
Can you tell us more about you,your origins,and your life in San Francisco?
-My family came here from the Philippines a year before I was born. The Filipino community in the Bay Area is large and close knit. My family was always around while we were all growing up. I am definitely comfortable saying that I rarely made friends because I had cousins to hang out with while I was at school hahaha. 

Even though I was born in the Bay Area, I have JUST recently journeyed into it. I'm not a fan of crowds or walking and that's pretty much the only way to travel in San Francisco. If you're not walking, you're just wasting your time trying to find parking. But I am only 24 years young and have a lot ahead of me, I can't wait to see what the world has to offer. 

In my spare time I'm just at home catching up on television shows (HUGE TV BUFF) and hanging with my doggies.



                                                                           Fashion
Dez Offril is a fashion blogger that does not stay in her comfort zone. She dares wearing colors that are clearly opposite from each other,  specially primary colors. She adores mix and matching !!! .



·    Dez how did you manage to find your style? 
- You know I actually think my obsession with primary colors comes from me working at Hot Dog on a Stick for almost 5 years hahaha. While I was working there, I rarely branched out to find creative things to wear only because I knew sometime later in my day I would have to switch out of it and put on my "lovely" uniform. Once I left that was pretty much when my creativity started to tingle. But I could just not for the fucking life of me get away from that damn color scheme!!! 

·    What does fashion helps you to express? 
- Fashion helps me express my creativity. While growing up I was into charcoal drawing and using oil pastels to make landscape portraits. Then when I got into high school I was introduced to graphic design and desperately wanted to go to school for it. Plans changed though and for a while I just stopped being artistic in a way, there was just no point. After things settled down for me and life was at a much easier pace that's
 when I got back into it via blogging. Every time I'm putting an outfit together on my blog, I challenge myself and I absolutely love it. I get so excited just rattling my brain to see what I can come up with. It brings me back to those days in high school back in those graphic design classes. I ask myself what do I want my art (or outfit) to say today?



·    Nowadays,  physical appearance is extremely important for teenagers. They get rejected simply because they look different or dress differently, what advice would you give to them?
-I totally feel them on this. We all try so hard to fit in and then years later we just realize it was all bullshit because EVERY single person is different. If I could go back in time and give my younger self advice, I would tell her to not give a shit, that only important thing in life is to be a GOOD person. You can wear a paper bag for all I care. But as long as you're a good person, how you dress, how you look should NOT matter. I think people get so fixated on their outer appearance based on what negative things are being said to them, they forget how to be positive and start thinking negatively themselves. Its asking a lot of someone who gets rejected based on how they look but If they can just remember to be a good person no matter what, they will be extremely happy, guaranteed. 



Thrifting
Dez : "  Honestly, its better to go to a thrift shop, get a random tee and cut it up yourself"

Shopping at charity store, thrift shops, second-hand shops and vintage clothing stores has become popular enough to earn a  slang term: thrifting. However, it was during the Second world war that charity shop became widespread.

Dez: " I cannot stress enough how awesome it is to thrift shop. It's a money saver ! . "

·         Charity shops are often popular with people who are frugal. Can we qualify you as someone who is prudent and who avoids wasting a lot of money on expensive items?
-Yes definitely! Although I haven't been to a charity shop in the last few months, I still stand by what I've always said about it. People often get the wrong idea and think I go shopping every week for my blog. WRONG. A lot of my clothes are thrifted items I've saved over the passed few years and slowly rotate them into my outfits. Do not be afraid of thifting people! 

·         what were your best discoveries in thrifting?
-Ahh! There are so many. I have tons of cardigans, skirts, shoes, pretty much everything. If I had to pick ONE outstanding piece though, it would be this button up shirt, I saw it on the rack. It was huge and bold, totally not my size but I decided to pick it up anyway and I am glad I did.


Dez: "I normally hate going into downtown because I hate crowds, walking and DUH there's always online shopping! "
·        
 The famous Albert Einstein once said, "I hate crowds and making speeches." Have you always hated crowds, can we say that you are enochlophobia and why so?
-Hahaha I have always hated crowds. I guess I am more cynical about it than afraid of it. I don't mind going into crowds but if I had the option NOT to, I am taking it. Hahaha I went to LA recently for Paleyfest and it was CROWDED. But hey, this event only happens once a year so I should enjoy it. I ended up sitting next to a stinky guy for almost 2 hours and could not enjoy the event as much as I should have hahaha. OH and I am also pretty short (around 5 feet tall) no one ever seems to see the short Asian girl. 



Dez: " People think i spend a lot of money doing online shopping but honestly i save money doing all this crap online"

·         What are the online shops that you would recommend us ?
-Oh that's so funny, I think I mentioned this earlier haha. Most online shops are very helpful IF you subscribe to them. Yes you will get a whole bunch of spam you don't need but you will come across those emails that have 50% off ONLINE ONLY sales and it will save you TONS. The best deals I often see are from ASOS. I am part of their Premier ASOS package (free 2 day shipping on all orders) and get emails about deals a day before it is sent to everyone else. 


Her Philosophy
Dez : " I love this philosophy, i do not drink alcohol or party hard"
·         
In the early 2014, the neknomination, an online drinking game has led to several death. What are your thoughts about alcohol consumption  ?
-Just Google that and I am appalled. I just don't get it! Alcohol doesn't taste good, the after effects aren't fun, your troubles DON'T go away, your breath stinks, you end up being a hot mess and its just bad! Alcohol has never been a negative aspect in my life, I just choose not to do it. I can understand how people turn to it based on their situations which is very unfortunate. But to those who DO have the option and drink for the sake of being drunk, it doesn't seem worth it. I would hate to have someone I love to take care of me because of my poor choices or even be taken advantage of. There are other things in life that are not detrimental to your health that can make you 10x more happier than when you're drunk. 



Writing style
Dez, what i have notice while reading your blog is that you have a unique writing style which is not quite familiar and not conventional at all. However this adds a kind of twisssst in your post.

Dez: " I knew this was going to fucking happen, i fucking knew it......."
        
 Not everyone  dares writing like you do , how would you define your writing style ?
-I would define my style as honest. It's not perfect, my grammar sucks but at least I'm honest. At first I chose to go CLEAN for my blog but when those close to me read it they said it sounded super fake. I go with what I know and I know me and I curse a whollleeeee fucking lot. I'd call it the Sailors Mouth haha. 
·         
If yo had to Brand your blog with a catch phrase what would it be.
-First thing that popped to my head was "the fucking style bender". But that probably wouldn't do very well hahaha 




Hair and skin

Dez : " EMBRACE YOUR NATURAL HAIR LADIES !!!! "

·         Dez how would you describe your hair journey and how come, did you accept your natural hair ?
-My hair journey is confusing as fuck. As a child, my hair was thin, straight at the top, curly at the bottom. After I chopped it all off my hair became thick and coarse but not curly. I chemically treated my hair to make it straight which didn't turn out so well. It caused my roots to grow out curly and my hair texture was uneven. Then my hair became very curly which I LOVED. It took me a while to accept my curls because I always had straight hair. But seeing everyone around me with straight hair and me having curly hair just made me feel special haha. Now that I chopped off my hair though, its gone back to being straight -_-, go figure right? haha 


Dez: "The one thing everyone should consider is investing more into skin care than actual make up."
·        
 Do you have any skincare routine, if any what are your favorites?
-I am a HUGE supporter of Marky Kay's Timewise skin care line. I use a cleanser, apply serum and night cream all at night. In the morning I use moisturizer and sun screen. I haven't broaden my range in skin care products because my skin is so sensitive. Here is a post with more detailed descriptions about the products I use :





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HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS INTERVIEW!!!


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

SAMMYDRESS.COM : CHEAP CUT OUT BOOTS (REVIEW)


HELLO everyone, 


Today its a very special day, i have not been posting my looks since ages and am very glad to start it with this review. I was recently contacted by SAMMYDRESS.COM to write a review on one of their products. I didn't think twice before accepting. My choice was directly oriented to the shoes (BOOTS) section. 

I have always been in love with boots!!!!!! Before they approached me i was dreaming for CUT OUT BOOTS for such a long time and since i couldn't not find them in Mauritius it was an opportunity to review these cut out boots.






Before receiving these cut out boots I was wondering if it would be the same as on the site. If you usually buy online you may know that sometime we have some bad surprise! 


Photo on site:


As you can see they are definitely the same.



2. Comfort



At first the boots made my toe swore but after wearing it two or three times it was very comfortable.It supports the foot and encourage good walking posture.




3. STYLISH



THESE SHOES ARE SO STYLISH AND ''EDGYYY'' I  WORE IT WITH DIFFERENT LOOKS AND IT ROCKS.







4. CHEAP CUT OUT BOOTS





I highly recommend you sammydress.com to buy these boots because as compared with other sites they do not charge high prices.


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Monday, January 6, 2014

INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEY DY FROM ( CANDY KAWAII LOVER )





Traveling
Ashley Dy is a globetrotter , she needs adventure , she travels a lot and spends most of her money in trips  we cannot blame her.Besides being a sightseer her dream is to travel the world and make her job a vacation. New-York , Chile, London, Singapore, Paris are on the top of her lists, the best place for a shopaholic. Her favorite countries are Japan, Australia and Hong-Kong and if she wasn't a  Filipino, she might or would love to be half Australian, half Japanese. 

Japan and kawaii culture is anchored in her life and without the abenomics she would live there forever.
  • What do you think of abenomics and the fact that you will not be able to live there all your life?
-It's good for the economy of Japan of course. I definitely understand what they are trying to do. It's hard to earn money but we have to pay taxes right. That's my point. Even if I wouldn't be able to live in Japan forever, I cannot not go back to this country at least every year when I leave.





Aims
Japanese people are known for their creativity, eccentricity , authenticity,but above all they have a unique sense of style that's what  differentiates them from Europeans and Us street styles . Your initiative to support Japanese designers is in your honor.
  • who is your favorite Japanese designer?
  • Your favorite Japanese Brands?
  • What do you do to support them?
- I always support them by attending their shows, by being a consumer, blogging about their products and by always talking about them to my friends and new people I meet.
  • what inspires you in Japanese Fashion?
- They inspire me to be different and not to be afraid of who i am. 




Learning/teaching
Ashley : '' If there is nothing I'II never stop doing , it's learning new things'' Ashley is passionate of life ,she wants to be everything.  As she says so well its never too late to be the person you want to be. 

You aspire to become a photographer, film maker, writer, working in Arts and multimedia. 
  • Have you always been passionate to learn new things?
- Yes, I have a goal to learn at least 3 new things every month. The day I stop learning is the day I die.
  • And why are you so thrilled to teach?
- I'm excited to teach because it's another form of learning. You discover why things don't work and why they do. Even if there's only one person who wants to learn something from me, I'll be too grateful!




 Dreams can only come true if we work for it
Ashley: ''Do you want to know your future? Look at yourself and what you're doing now ''
  • What do you do every single day so as to make your dreams come true?
- -Everyday, I plan and do something to reach my dreams. Little by little.
  • What are the dreams that fashion blogging has enable you to achieve?
-Fashion blogging connected me to people I want to meet, things I would love to do and places I would want to visit. 
  • The dream of your life is it to be in Nylon magazine?
- I have many dreams, one of them is to be a part of NYLON



Fashion Blogging. 
Ashley: ''Fashion blogging has no RULES . You can become your own model, photographer, make-up artist, hair stylist, journalist''


- I follow Nicole Warne's blog not just for fashion but for wonderful photos, dreams and love.
  • Since you are a fan of Tavi Gevinson, how  does she inspires you?


-Tavi 's achievements are totally inspiring for us all but there lies a hidden message, just be yourself. Never pressure yourself for success. Do what you love, love what you do. Each and everyone of us has a strength!



Bibliophile

  • Why is Jack Kerouac one of your favorite author ?


-Desiring for uniqueness is not bad at all thus Jack Kerouac. I search for beauty in the strange.

  • What are your favorite books?


       -Oscar Wilde, Haruki Murakami 



Online shopping


  • what are your favorite online  shops?


- Amazon 

 Ashley : ''Some people are all about ambitions of material, wealth forgetting what's truly essential, i don't want to be like them''

  •                 According to you what is more important in life ?


-What I detest more than people with no ambitions, are people, full of ambitions but no heart! 




JOB

She does photography for : Japan lover me , fuku log

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Interview with Kier from FASHION ADDICT



You seem like a very lively and dynamic person, tell us more about you, where do you come from, your origins?
 I am very dynamic, what a great word to describe me! I am a little dramatic and never quite fit in in the small town, I am from  Washington State, I feel like I've finally been able to be myself in Los Angeles and I'm loving every minute of it. 



And what about your personality?
I am super opinionated, dramatic, easily entertained and make stupid jokes that sometimes only I laugh at... I find that people are prejudice about all kinds of things, race, sex, sexual orientation and attractiveness too, and people often think, when they first see me that I'll be a huge bitch, sometimes I say something way overly bitchy trying to joke around and it rarely goes over- for some reason I keep doing it...Usually my boyfriend can rectify the situation by making a similar joke that ALWAYS goes over- it's so unfair lol, but the people who know me laugh, because it's so unlike me.. I'm pretty easygoing ironically. Quite the dichotomy, I am.



 Your fashion website is ''fashion Addict'', what is it all about and are YOU really a fashion addict?
I am easily bored and move on from things fairly quickly, I try things and quit them like I change clothes, the two things that have always stuck with me are cooking and fashion. Sometimes wearing a cute outfit is the only reason I will get out of bed on a bad day. I have been known to shop anywhere and yes, I used to have anxiety about leaving a store without a purchase.. I've overcome that need, now I only buy something if I really love it, and not to calm my nerves. My blog is a personal style diary first, then a place for me to review restaurants, nightclubs, clothing lines, products (as I am very opinionated), and of course a place I cover all kinds of fashion news and events. 

You have around 100 pair of shoes wow, tell us more about this collection?
Kier: ''I’ll buy two pairs of the exact same shoe and keep one in the box until the other is worn out… ''  tell us more about it




Here is a good portion of my heels, there are more shelves below and a closet of boots and a rack of flats as well.. Of course with some of my hats on top! :) Like I say in my "about me", I have a few duplicate pairs of these shoes in boxes at the top of my closet, (especially if the shoes are from ZARA, because you'll never see them again, once something from Zara is sold out, it's gone.. except for in other bloggers post which torture me!) and when the original pair gets too stretched out, lost or ruined, I'll still have them, but new again! I do the same thing with clothes that are white.. buy two.

Your Bucket list is very interesting, is their a story behind it and what  is your BIGGEST dream?
I have always felt like life is too short and I want to get in as much as possible before I die.. I think I had a school project along the lines of writing what  we wanted to do before we died, and we had to complete one of the things on the list within year.. (The one I completed was to walk The Walk of Fame.) I enjoyed it, and continued to add to the list.. 


What is your motto in life?
Be yourself. Everybody else is already taken. 

Where do you do your shopping, any favourite brands or online shops?
I love Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Zara, ASOS, TopShop, H&M and Forever 21 for my most common stuff, luxury brands, I love Charlotte Olympia, Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent, and Chanel.

How would you define your style, what influence it and where do you draw your inspiration?
I'd say my style is 1950's/1960's meets present day. I love classic shapes and silhouettes, tailored items, in bright colors with a sexy edge. My style is part crazy old lady, part Marilyn Monroe, part Audrey Hepburn and part trouble causing fun! 


what do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love to go out with my boyfriend and try new restaurants, travel, swim (not as a sport, I just love water.) go to blogger events with my blogger buddies (Laura from Lauralily.net and Sophie from AngelFoodStyle.com to name a couple) and of course, go shopping.


 According to you what is most important in a look?
Fit 100%. No matter what your style is, if it fits well, and how it's meant to fit, even if it's not form-fitting- like a loose shift dress, as long as it has shape and doesn't look like a tent, chances are you'll look better than half the people anywhere- the fit. I also think fit displays an attention to detail, and a quality that people, especially employers, notice right away. 

You've been  wearing hats since birth, is it your indispensable accessory?
I have curly hair, I love accessories, I hate the sun in my face, hats solve so many of my problems lol, I couldn't live without them. In Jr High I even petitioned that girls should be allowed to wear hats in school if they went with their outfits.. It didn't work for my class, but It did make room for discussion, and they actually did change the rule about 3 years after that.. You're Welcome!! 


What is your favorite color?
I don't think I have one. Maybe lavender, like my blog logo, but I love so many colors.

Your 5  favorite fashion blogs you read daily?

Which place does fashion takes in your life, is it your way of expression, a passion etc....
Fashion is so many things to me, it represents freedom, because of so many women in countries where they don't have the freedom to wear what they want, or they don't have the funds, which represents how grateful I am to be where I am in life that I can afford to dress how I want (of course there are things I cant buy yet, but I think I'm very lucky with what I have). It's also my passion- I finally found something (my blog) that drives me, challenges me and helps me be creative and hone my writing skills, and paint.. Yes, I have recently started painting my favorite fashion images from my blog and will be selling the paintings on my blog.



If you had to escape the real life where would you go? 
Underwater and become a mermaid

Ultimate fashion tip?
Invest in a good tailor, and "Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style." -Billy Baldwin

Your own EXPERIENCE
Recently I have made a huge decision to get a breast enlargement and rather than trying to hide them from my readers and leave them feeling disconnected from me and full of questions like "Omg does she have two massive tumors in her chest?" lol, I've decided to document the entire count-down and surgery and afterward how I'm feeling, etc.. I think there a lot of girls considering it who don't have adequate information about it, and I'm a very honest person, and I'm confident in my decision so I thought, why not? read more about that on my first post here, and follow the countdown.. 


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