After perusing through the recently released, HONOLULU STREET STYLE (don't walk, run to your nearest Barnes & Noble to get a copy---highly recommended), I was completely inspired by the creativity, style, & grace of the individuals featured. Each and everyone of them had a diverse outlook and expression of fashion. As I flipped through the pages examining the beautifully shot pictures and reading the accompanying text, I became giddy with excitement and my heart was filled with an elation that only those with my same fashion obsession could describe. My mind began to wonder (as it often does) to those near & dear to my heart. Because I am such a lover of all things fashion, it's only natural that I would gravitate to those who share this same passion (not a prerequisite, but most definitely an added bonus). Why not feature those who continue to inspire me and keep me on my "fashion game"? No matter where their lives may take them, these are the people that I look to to "bring it" on the daily. I bring you my first installment of: STYLE PROFILE.
Meet Hazel, one of my stylish girlfriends. She was the first one brave enough to let me photograph her and answer a slew of questions about fashion, style, & beauty.
You look fabulous today! Give us an overview of what you're wearing.
I like to mix it up & I never know where my day might take me, so I actually have shorts under this skirt & another pair of heels. Lol. I figured you'd wanna see how I do my quick outfit changes.
1st LOOK: Black & White Striped Forever 21 Top (with a Peter Pan Collar), Black Vince Camuto Midi A Line Skirt, Red Zara Pumps, Black Belt with Silver Stud Detailing, Gold Mens' Nixon Watch, Skinny Gold Bangles, Vintage Rings, & a Vintage Gold Bracelet.
Describe your style in 3 words.
Chic, Sophisticated, & Classic.
Do you prefer vintage, street style, designer, or DIY?
Vintage, for sure. I look to the 40's & 50's for fashion inspiration. I'm big on the "ladylike" look. Audrey Hepburn is one of my style icons, and Chanel is my all time fave.
What designers and/or celebrities most inspire you & influence your personal style?
I'm kind of obsessed with bloggers right now. I love Aimee Song from "Song of Style" and Wendy Nguyen from "Wendy's Lookbook". I also love Rachel Bilson and Olivia Palermo.
What is your current fashion obsession?
I'm a sucker for shoes! They seem to be my biggest fashion obsession from season to season. These Red Zara Pumps are my favorites right now. I love the color, pointy toe, & the lacing detail at the ankle. I like that they make a statement.
Who & where do you usually shop?
By myself!!! Haha. I like to take my time and most of my girlfriends think I take too long. I do a lot of on-line shopping, but I love Nordstrom, Zara, & Henri Bendel.
Any recent fashion deals?
I actually just got a pair of $300 Brian Atwood Sandals for $27. Major score!!!
What is the one item in your wardrobe that you absolutely couldn't live without?
I actually have three. Sunglasses, Shorts, & my eyebrow pencil.
LA or NY fashion?
NY hands down! I love the look of high fashion there. Long Coats, Boots (of all styles), & Sweaters!!! So different from Hawaii.
What 3 pieces of style & beauty advice would you give someone?
2nd LOOK: Hazel shows the versatility of her outfit by changing out of her A line Midi Skirt & Red Pumps and into Red Paper Crown Scallop Edge Shorts & Black Dolce Vita Ankle Strap Sandals.