Today Laura is wearing a BCBGeneration top , “AG Adriano Goldschmied “Angel” jeans”:http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/7284844/c/150651.html and Vince Camuto shoes.
How would you define your look?
I would say eclectic, mixing and matching vintage with new. I’m really attracted to unique prints and one-of-a-kind items, but I try to sprinkle those in with basic pieces that fit my body type!
What inspires your style?
My mood, I guess! Sometimes I mix together different prints and accessories and leave the house like I got dressed in the dark, while other days I keep it simple with a black top and dark jeans.
Who is your favorite designer?
I don’t really have an answer for this! I appreciate all designers and the spectacle that is Runway, but I don’t really follow any one in particular.
What fashion item would you never leave the house without?
A funky, patterned bag and a zip up hoodie!
Who are your fashion/style icons?
I do not follow trends or trendsetters…I’m an instinctual shopper. I buy what grabs my attention!
What are your favorite labels?
I’m not too into labels, but I like BCBG Max Azria , French Connection , anything from ‘Anthropologie’, Moschino …
How would you define your mythology that you portray through your style?
What is your favorite decade for style?
For me, I find the 60’s and 70’s styles to be wearable and they fit my personality. I love wedges, flared denim, flowing tops. However, my favorite decades for style are actually the 20’s-40’s. I absolutely love those structured dresses and suits, t-strap spectators and fancy hats. Even more, I love red lipstick, matching nails and pin curls. A big part of me wishes that fancy, ever day fashion was still the norm. The bigger part of me loves to throw on a ‘wife beater’, jeans and a pair of Converse. Ooh how my split personalities conflict!
What is your favorite fabric? Modal and pima cotton, for sure!
Keep it comfy. :8}
What is your favorite color?
Right now…blue! Baby Blue and Bright Blue. Navy too!
What item do you allow yourself to splurge on?
Denim. I used to snub designer denim and never understood why anyone would pay so much money for a pair of jeans, but after my first pair of Seven for All Mankind jeans I’ve been hooked. I also love AG jeans .
Do you need to take out a second mortgage for your style?
I don’t have a first mortgage…possibly because most of my extra cash goes to clothing, shoes and fun stuff for my apartment, rather than saving up for a first.
Diamonds or pearls?
I don’t care much about either! I like funky necklaces with unique charms or beads. I only really wear necklaces and on the rare occasion, a bracelet!
I like Lucky Brand bags a lot. I am not one of those woman who spend hundreds on the ‘it’ bag of the moment. Lucky bags are really good quality and they match my vintage look…
Give me a headache!
What are your fashion rules?
It is all about the fit for me! You can be wearing the most expensive outfit, but if it is ill fitting or just doesn’t flatter your shape, it doesn’t matter. It took me a long time to accept the fact that I can’t wear spaghetti straps, tube tops or long skirts. Accentuate the positive and divert attention from the negative!
What is the most you’ve spent on a handbag?
$160 at the most.
Would set foot in a thrift store?
Any time, any thrift store!
If your answer was yes, what is the best thing you’ve ever found at a thrift store?
A really cool vintage bag. Luggage leather, drawstring bag with a long strap. It was my favorite bag up until an ex-boyfriend spilled juice all over it.
What is the most you’ve ever spent on fashion and for what item?
Beautiful tan Hugo Boss boots (about 230$).