Meet Holly! Her blog is original and is one of my favorite daily reads. I enjoy her taste in fashion and her lovely photos. This was a really fun interview and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. Please stop over her blog here.
NAME: Holly Taylor
HOMETOWN: Kent in England
BLOGGING SINCE: June 2011
How did you decide to start a blog? What do you blog about? I graduated from University last year with a degree in fashion promotion and needed a personal space to vent and write. I had come away from University knowing I wanted to become a writer, maybe not as a career but I had discovered it was something I had enthusiasm for and it helped getting everything flying around out online or on paper. My blog is primarily about fashion and my personal style but I often discuss books I'm reading (I'm addicted to Classic Literature), films I have watched, art and other areas of culture purely because I get inspired by everything and I wouldn't be able to write and blog about fashion without mentioning other subjects on occasion. For these other topics I try to get them published elsewhere, I am a contributor for an arts & culture online newspaper called The Flaneur and have had my writing published on Hello Giggles but sometimes they sneak onto my blog.
How would you describe your personal style? What/who inspires you? I think I dress a bit like a grown-up little girl, the kind who goes to boarding school with jumpers over shirts, peter pan collars, brogues & mary-janes but then likes to go on adventures. The kind of girls you find in Enid Blyton's Famous Five and Swallows and Amazons for example, they are courageous and always so brave, something I wasn't as a little girl and try to make up for now. I like their spirit of adventure, the idea of getting out, climbing trees and camping is exciting, much more exciting than being warped by technology. I also get really enthusiastic about elderly men. It may sound odd but I love tweed jackets with elbow patches and loafers, they are gentleman and have such a classic style, preppy in a way. I am also very inspired by the look of bygone eras, there is a reason they are still popular today. They are timeless and effortless.
What are your favorite accessories? I am very much a shoe person but think I need to become a bag person. I am useless and pretty careless with bags which is a shame because new bags don't give you blisters or cause you pain for the first few weeks. Then again, bags have it easy, they carry your things whilst shoes carry you.
You have 5 minutes to get ready, what do you put on? It depends where I'm going, it doesn't take me very long to get ready normally but if it was during the day I'd grab my breton stripes, jeans and some red ballet pumps. Easy but it makes me feel a tad Parisian, oui oui.
Favorite indulgence: Shoes, definitely.
What are some trends you love right now? Least favorite? Collars, matching your bottoms and top and ladies gloves, to be worn with dresses and outfits as an accessory and not just to keep your hands warm when it's cold. My least favourite trend would be anything sporty or athletic, I despised sport at school and would turn into a clown during lessons to distract from the fact I wasn't doing anything, later on though I just skipped the classes, became an enigma to everybody and hid away from the world. I'd be a walking talking oxymoron if I tried to carry off the sporty trend that just always lingers around every season.
What are your current favorite blogs? I love reading We Live Young, Nirimmi's writing is so impassioned and her free-spirit is much to be admired, she influences me to look at the world differently. Others would be The Man Repeller, Thrills and Frills, Calivintage and Discotheque Confusion. Their personal style is slightly different to mine although I do love what they wear, I just really inspired and ....................................................motivated by their writing.
Currently topping your playlist: I built a playlist on my Spotify that includes the likes of Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Brigitte Bardot, Edith Piaf as well as people like Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Bill Haley but I played it through so much Spotify is refusing my ears from getting anymore enjoyment from it until I feed their wallets. Boo, hiss.
What are your must have beauty products? I don't wear much make-up, I just make sure my skin is healthy and hydrated so I use Clinique's face wash and moisturiser. One beauty product I am always on the look out for though is lipstick, I like bright reds and pinks and then of an evening sometimes I go a bit deeper with crimson. I don't wear it everyday though because I worry I'd get sick of it, it just makes a nice change sometimes.
Thanks so much Holly for coming over!