Presenting Glamourai, an intrepid style blogger-cum-designer. She’s a true force to be reckoned with – from her groundbreaking look (love the hair!) to her eye for colors, shapes, and textures. I love checking back on her blog to see her daily “costumes,” as she calls her outfits, and finding out just how she’s styled herself for the day. There’s something so glamorous about her look that she recalls an old-Hollywood starlet. Who is this enigmatic blogger?
Keep reading to check out her interview and find out just what makes her tick, plus get the first look at her namesake dress, and her ModCloth picks. You’ll be following her blog religiously from here on out; believe me.
What is your fashion/styling rule? Any tips for getting your look?
It’s simpler than you might think – my rule is to only buy pieces that I absolutely feverishly love! And then, every couple months, get rid of the ones I am no longer maddeningly passionate about. That way, every time I go into my closet, I know it will be stocked with exactly what I want to wear.
How has your style evolved over the years? Have you always be interested in fashion?
Growing up, I wore uniforms to school, and was much more interested in art and interior design than in fashion. I could recite the names of china patterns long before I’d heard of a single fashion house! But somewhere along the way ~ it must have been in high school ~ I realized that I could communicate my passion for craftsmanship and design with how I dressed myself. Since then I’ve been completely addicted to having pretty things on and around me at all times!
You’re an amazing designer – where do you find inspiration for your jewelery and apparel?
Thank you! It’s hard to isolate the inception of inspiration; it’s something you constantly absorb. I’ve consciously chosen to pursue a lovely life – to eat great food, to watch beautiful movies, to enjoy my friends, and to feel glamorous at some moment, every single day. Then I design things that I believe can give that experience to other women around the world.
Favorite style icon?
Blogs and books are both wonderful drugs. I love looking at stylish women; there’s something to learn from every one! My favorites are Iris Apfel, Loulou de la Falaise, and Catherine Baba – bold broads that aren’t afraid to wear everything they adore, sometimes all at once. These three share not only a cool confidence that they can get away with whatever, but also a strong sense of texture and proportion that keeps it chic. That combination of courage and control is incredibly aspirational to me.
Favorite movie or book?
For a while now, I’ve been working my way through ‘The Modern Library’ literature collection. I especially enjoy mysteries, like The Moonstone. In film, I’m delighted by anything from Fassbinder or John Waters, and stylish documentaries like Grey Gardens and The Cockettes.
When you’re not blogging, what are your other hobbies?
The lines between my life and my work are pretty blurred, for which I consider myself very fortunate. My hobbies are my job! I love styling, reworking clothes, making jewelry, and taking photos. Voila, that’s my blog! Otherwise, I just love to roll around the house, playing with my dog. She’s better than television!
Any tips for girls wanting to start their own fashion blogs?
Give people something yummy to look at! It’s all about the eye candy for me. I want to go on a visual trip, and like visiting blogs that post big, saturated, beautiful photographs. When I want to read, I open a book. If a blog has tons of text and teeny tiny pictures, I likely won’t visit it twice.
And last but not least – if you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and what would you eat?
I’ve had the good luck to get to meet many of my idols, and to eat at the best restaurants. But there’s nothing and no one in the world who can compete with having red beans and rice with my family in Austin!
Plus, don’t forget to check out The Glamourai Dress!
Want to be a Blogger of The Moment? Here’s what you need to do to be eligible:
- Feature ModCloth items in your outfit photos on your blog.
- Link to ModCloth whenever you’re wearing a ModCloth item in a photo.
- Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a link to your post and don’t forget to post your pictures on the ModCloth Style Exchange!