My name is Jessica. I just turned 26 two weeks ago and I live in the south Bay Area of northern California. Some know it as Silicon Valley -- the home of Google, Yahoo, Netflix and Cisco.
DW__When did you started blogging?
I started blogging at the beginning of 2012. It took me about two months to get a hang of things!
DW__How did you come up with the idea?
I just didn't think it would be that hard. I saw other girls doing and thought it would be really fun and perfect for my lifestyle. It is fun, but it is hard too!!
DW__Could you introduce your blog?
My blog is www.hapatime.com :)
DW__What is fashion for you?
Fashion is a way to show your best self to the world. Fashion is beauty and expression. I love to dress nice to feel the best I can. Always dress as though you might run into your biggest enemy. Even if you don't have any :P , it's a good idea because you will feel better prepared in any situation!
DW__According to you, what is the most significant period for women's fashion?
I love the 60's for it's structure and proper style, but the 70's is really when fashion blossomed into freedom, allowing all the different styles of today to be developed.
DW__What do you think about the influence of fashion bloggers in the fashion world?
I think fashion bloggers bring huge inspiration to everyone, and other fashion bloggers too! We are a driving force into current trends too :)
DW__Do you believe that one day they'll replace the fashion magazine or do you think it's just ephemeral ?
I think that fashion magazines will hold their own as time goes on because they usually have a more diverse and expansive look at the fashion world, more than any one fashion blogger can capture on their own. They have people being paid to research and compile all this information into one spot - whereas to get even close to that, one reader would have to visit a LOT of blogs, and who has time for that?
Well before fashion comes body beauty and I say a good moisturizer and exfoliating gloves for smooth, soft skin. A perfect self tanner - at least for your face (no wrinkles!), and a good hair mask so your hair doesn't dry out from the sun. I like Enjoy Hair Mask. As for clothing - pretty sandals, sunglasses, and light material clothing :)
DW__Where do you get your ideas from?
I am inspired by other bloggers, magazines and store look books.
DW__What is your greatest inspiration?
Cheyenne meets Chanel and Viva Luxury blogs are my top two right now!
DW__How important is it for you to look your best and why?
Oh I was talking about this in an earlier question! Basically because it makes me feel and act better, and who doesn't like to look good? If you got it, flaunt it!
DW__Who would qualify to be an icon?
Someone with timeless style, like Audrey Hepburn or Jackie Kennedy or someone that represented an era of fashion.
DW__Your ideal female or male would have what style? what would he/she be wearing?
Basically classy, sexy, modern, trendy, edgy and/or polished. I can't say what they would be wearing specifically though!
DW__If you had to choose one bag what would it be?
Right now it would be the Mulberry Tassel bag :)
DW__3 words to describe fashion?
Fun, exciting, creative.
DW__Websites? blogs? other links?
Lookbook.nu is an amazing place for inspiration!
DW__One last/final word?
When it comes to fashion, don't worry too much - just have fun with it :)