12 juil. 2014

Jessica Interview


DW__Who is Jessica? 
Hi, I’m Jessica from NYC. I grew up in China, and I think I had a questionable fashion sense growing up. There wasn't any social media back then, and very few places to look for inspiration. I wasn't really exposed to the creative world of fashion until I found blogs. Fashion blogs changed the way people dress and shop. It certainly changed me. I instantly fell in love with how personal and relatable blogs were. 

DW__When did you started blogging and How did you come up with the idea?
I started blogging a month ago. My friends have been encouraging me to start a blog for a long time. It took me a while to muster the courage to pursue my passion. There's a lot of hesitations and fears, of course. It's only natural to feel that way when you are going after something that's really important to you. Blogs are very personal, and I am glad I am getting the chance to share a piece of myself with the world.

DW__Could you introduce your blog?
My blog is called NotJessFashion. It's where I chronicle my life. I love dressing up and of course, the blog centers on that. But since I also love traveling, exploring new places, and discovering hidden gems, there are lot of scenery featured on the blog as well. I'd like to think my blog serves as an escape from daily life, not just for me but for my readers too.

DW__What is fashion for you?
Fashion is a way for me to express myself. I don't confine myself to dressing one specific way. I love blending different influences together, and I love getting to know myself through fashion.

DW__According to you, what is the most significant period for women's fashion?
I would say the 90s. It was grungy, athletic-inspired, and androgynous. There were a lot of strong women in that decade, and it is an overlooked decade in my opinion.

DW__What do you think about the influence of fashion bloggers in the fashion world?
I think it's great. Fashion is always changing, and bloggers definitely contribute to that. Every blogger has a definite background, different personality, different view on fashion, which makes fashion today even more interesting. Fashion bloggers are also more relatable since they usually mix high-end with high street brands, it makes their looks more accessible to readers.

DW__Do you believe that one day they'll replace the fashion magazine or do you think it's just ephemeral? What's the future of fashion blogs?
I think that as long as people have something inside them to express there will be fashion blogs. I don't think that they will replace fashion magazines though. Not completely, since fashion magazines are on a lot more larger scale. It's not just about one person's opinion.

What is your greatest inspiration?
Nature, travel, and all things colorful.

DW__Who would qualify to be an icon?
Anyone embraces who they are and creatively expresses it through fashion is an icon.

DW__Your ideal female or male would have what style? what would he/she be wearing?
I do not impose my idea of fashion on anyone else, but I guess I wouldn't mind if he dressed like Adam Gallagher.

DW__If you had to choose only one pair of shoes what would it be?
Saint Laurent's “Janis” Mary Jane Pumps. They are timeless, a must-have in any wardrobe.

DW__3 Indispensable items?
Chanel classic flap bag, Boyfriend Jeans, and a best friend to conquer the world with.

DW__3 favorite places in NYC? (restaurant etc...)
Hello, you have found the right person for the job. Aire Ancient Baths for relaxation, Narcissa for some farm to table amazing goodness, Queen of the Night for a bizarre and unforgetable dinner theater experience.

DW__3 words to describe fashion?
Experimental, expressive, edgy.

DW__Websites? blogs? other links?
My go-to blog for inspiration is always Garypeppergirl. I'm also very loyal to Rumi from FashionToast. FashionToast was the first fashion blog I read, and boy was I hooked. Last but not least, I heard NotJessFashion is up and coming, so be sure to check it out. Wink Wink.

DW__One last/final word?
Live your dream and dream big!

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