29 avr. 2012

Grasie Interview

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DW__(What's your name? How old are you, where do you live and what are you doing in your life?) 
Grasie Mercedes, Los Angeles CA, I'm an Actress, Host and Fashion Blogger.


DW__Where would you love to live? 
I love living in Los Angeles actually. I was born and raised in NYC and loved every minute of it but there is something special about LA. It's a big city but there's also so much beautiful nature around with all the great hills and beaches. vWhen did you started blogging? About 2 1/2 years ago. 


DW__How did you come up with the idea? 
When you're an actress, you usually have to have some sort of "day job" to sustain your living between gigs or before you get your "big break". Most people wait tables, but I waited tables all through high school and college and was over it, so I got into styling. Once I started styling, I learned about fashion blogging and got addicted. Then, one day, I thought "I should do that!". That's when I turned my personal "actor" website into a blog. It keeps me busy and gives me a creative outlet, plus it's fun to see how my blog and style has evolved over the years. I love it!


DW__What does fashion mean to you? 
I don't like to take fashion too seriously...it's just a fun expression of me! I think fashion should make you feel great about yourself and confident...it should never be intimidating or unattainable. 


DW__How would you discribe your style? Where do you get your ideas from? 
I like to describe my style as "Lazy chic" - vintage, colorful, fun and simple. My style tastes change often but it's always fun and not too complicated. I get my ideas from other style bloggers and magazines. I'll see how a model was styled in a campaign and if it catches my eye, ill see how I can take elements of the look and work it into my own wardrobe. 


DW__What is your greatest inspiration? 
In life? My mom. In acting? The greats like Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett, In fashion? Photography. 


DW__You made a video for Forever21 few weeks ago, tell us more about this feature with the others bloggers. 


It was a super fun video project and the 2 girls I worked with Marie from Blame It On Fashion and Bethany from Snake's Nest were so sweet and cool to work with. We had a blast shooting and the video played on a huge TIMES SQUARE digital billboard in NY, which was beyond exciting. 


DW__Who is your favorites designer? 
Hmm, I have soooo many! Unfortunately, I can't afford to pay for my favorite designers (not yet at least!) but I still look to them for inspiration. They are Chanel, Isabel Marant, Balmain, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Phillip Lim. Chain store wise my favorites are Zara, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21 and Top Shop.


DW__What is your favorite material? 
Nothing better than good ol' denim! I mean, could we really live without jeans?! :)


DW__What is your greatest inspiration? 
Answered above.


DW__Who would qualify to be an icon? 
There are so many icons in the world in different fields and I say an icon is anyone who excels at their craft. Someone who embodies it. For me icons are Coco Chanel (fashion), Michael Jackson (music) and Meryl Streep (acting) to name a few. 


DW__Your ideal female or male would have what style? What would he/she be wearing? 
Individual style! I admire anyone who has a unique sense of style that they pull off like nobody's business! It's all about working with what you got and I absolutely love when someone turns my head because they are fierce and confident in what they are wearing. 


DW__Websites? blogs? other links? 
My 3 favorite style bloggers who's fashion sense I love are Natalie Off Duty, Song Of Style and Because I'm Addicted...I would literally wear any and everything these ladies own. 


DW__One last/final word? 
Thank you. (technically 2 words, I know :)


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