Monday, March 14, 2011

Closet Confidential with Being Brazen

Closet Confidential
with Being Brazen

This week, I got to fashionize with the charming Cape-Town based blogger behind Being Brazen. She shares her style secrets, fashion must haves and gives us some trendy advice.

Describe your personal style 
I would say that I have a more classic style, but I also love very feminine, boho and vintage. 
I think I try to mix those things with my classic style sometimes.

Favourite piece of clothing in your closet

My favourite thing in my closet...thats hard...I think right now I would have to say a Marion & Lindie floral silk dress and a strapless black "prom" style dress from YDE.

Most extravagant fashion purchase

I'm actually quite good at not spending a ridiculous amount of money on clothes (cause I currently have to be), so my most extravagant purchase is probably the silk Marion & Lindie dress and jewellery pieces.

Best Trend

I love that fashion seems to be going back to more lady-like lengths and more lacey, floaty fabrics for dresses.

Worst Trend

Harem pants are terrible. I just can't wear them.

Who are your Style Icons?

air Waldorf (Leighton Meester's character in Gossip Girl). I also really love Vanessa Paradis' very classic style and Drew Barrymore has made some fabulous fashion choices in recent years. Also Alexa Chung and Clemence Poesy.

Favourite places to shop
When I'm in a rush, I always tend to find nice dresses at YDE for reasonable prices. I like Australian brands: Forever New, Country Road and Trenery alot. I also really like local designers Marion & Lindie and Jo Borkett.

One store that you love so much, they should make you a brand ambassador

Woolworths is probably my favourite store - I like the clothing basics, they stock a lot of great brands and their food is fab. I wouldn't mind being an ambassador for them ;)

What is on your Fashion Wish List?
So much, but always a Chanel 2.55 black bag - I must have one one day.

What are your Closet Must Haves?

1. Well fitting dark blue jeans. I just can't imagine not having any.
2. A gorgeous little black dress. They really are the most versatile item in my closet.
3. A tailored pair of black, smart trousers
4. A nice, classic black leather bag
5. Black leather sandals. I can't deal with heels most days.
6. Classic black leather boots with a slight heel - they never go out of style.
7. Tank tops. You can dress them up or down.

Style Advice
*Well, first off I think woman should dress for their body type and avoid fashion trends that dont suit them.
*Be confident in what you are wearing - the most beautiful thing in the world to me is confidence, it can make most outfits a hundred times better. 
*Be more modest - modesty can be far more sexy than leaving nothing to the imagination. 
(For example: If you show a lot of leg, cover your top and if you have your cleavage out, cover your legs more)
And lastly...
*Buy quality rather than quantity - I think its better to have a few gorgeous pieces in your closet that a room full of so-so things.

Fabulous Fashion Quote
"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman." Coco Chanel

Special Thanks to Being Brazen for participating in this interview.


Being Brazen said...

Thank you so much for interviewing me ;) was lots of fun.


Quinn said...

Ah what a cool interview!

I definitely agree on developing your own style... and that confidence (and a good posture!) are must-have 'accessories'.

Bailey Schneider said...

Great interview! Really enjoyed it and great blog too!
Adding you to my must read list! ;-)

Sam said...

Thank You :))