For this installation of Blogger of the Moment, we’re featuring a girl from across the pond – HoneyBunny in Wonderland! In her interview, you’ll discover how she fell in love with all things fashion-related, and just what makes her tick. Find out which ModCloth items are her favorite, check out her namesake dress, and read her in-depth interview. You might even be inspired to start your own blog!
Tell us a bit about yourself: Where did you grow up and where do you live now? How did you get interested in fashion?
I grew up in a small town in southwest Poland, called Jelenia Gora, and after finishing college there, I had an opportunity to continue my studies at an university in Dundee, Scotland, where I’m living at the moment. The main factor that made me come here was a new experience and a chance to live in an English speaking country which I always dreamed of. My interest in fashion started to blossom during my college years, and I think it came to me quite naturally. It was mainly fashion magazines and programs that inspired me at that time, as I hadn’t heard about fashion blogs back then.
How would you define your personal style?
I think it is quite varied. One day it can be very feminine, another it’s very girly and cute. I am a skirt and dress addict, and I hardly wear any trousers! Shift dresses and cute little retro dresses are definitely my staples no matter the season of the year. I love the nautical theme, which is the epitome of a summer outfit for me. Another big part of my style is rock chic, which is probably influenced by the music I listen to…it’s in a way expressing my music taste and I really enjoy heavy accessories and rock girl garments. Also, my big love for everything vintage started a couple of months ago, so there are more and more vintage pieces in my wardrobe.
What is your fashion/styling rule? Any tips for getting your effortless look?
I always wear clothes that I feel and look good in. It may sound simple, but that’s the main factor for me. You’ve got to be yourself and feel great in clothes you wear to look your best in them!
How has your style changed over the years?
I used to dress quite normally, meaning I didn’t stand out from the crowd, but that started to change when I was studying at college and I got interested in fashion more. Still, the real and 100% change in my style happened after one year spent in Scotland, and at this stage of my life I’m sure I’ve found my style that I wouldn’t change for any other.
You always have amazing vintage finds – any retro shopping suggestions you can share with us?
I usually check all my local charity stores or vintage shops for vintage clothing and accessories. You can really find gems in those places although you have to get through lots of uninteresting items, so don’t be put off by that! Also it’s good to check on these stores quite often as you never know when they’ll get something stunning. Another thing is sizes of the items. Sometimes you have to look beyond that. You can always take it in or make some other garment from that material.
What’s your favorite vintage purchase?
My ‘trunk’ style bag I found in a charity shop recently. It’s got a little handle as well as a strap, and it’s totally perfect when it comes to shape and colors.
Favorite style icon?
I love Alexa Chung, Fearne Cotton and Kate Moss’ style. They’ve been my style icons for a long time now, but I’m also inspired by the people I see on the streets and blogs.
I don’t think I’d be able to choose one movie that I love the most, if I had to limit that number to six they’d be: Lolita, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Amelie, Control, Motorcycle Diaries and Lost in Translation. I can watch them over and over again.
They would have to be Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.
What style blogs do you follow?
I adore Zaira’s CoComode – she’s got a fabulous style that’s got an amazing vintage feel to it, Bonnie’s Flashes of Style – again she’s got a stunning sense of style, and Ranna’s Only Shallow. They’re such an inspiration to me!
What inspired you to start your own blog? Do you still have a day job, or do you blog full-time?
I’ve been watching other people’s style blogs for some time, and I have been very inspired by them. Apart from that, I really felt the urge to share my style with people and wanted to express myself artistically, so it just came to me naturally. Last but not least, I wanted to participate in the blogger world more and exchange with other bloggers culturally.
I still have a day job, although my dream would be to blog full time somehow. We’ll see what the future brings…
Any tips for girls wanting to start their own fashion blogs?
Don’t be afraid to express your style and experiment with fashion in any way you want.
Make sure the pictures are clear and of good quality.
And be sure to comment on other people’s blogs. That’s how they’ll probably learn about your blog if you’re just starting.
Here’s What Natalia has to say about some of her favorite ModCloth pieces:
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 (email@example.com) with a link to your post and don’t forget to post your pictures on the ModCloth Style Exchange!