DW__Who are you?
I am Askia Abdull, a New York based wardrobe stylist and Fashion / style blogger of my ownblog Askiaabdull. I am originally from San Diego , California.  I moved to the BIG APPLE about a year and a few months ago.


DW__When did you start blogging and how did you come up with the idea?
I have always been a lover of fashion and creativity and plus people are always asking question about fashion, from what to wear, where I got this or that and also where to shop etc. I thought why not create a little blog while I'm in New York and document my life and everything else. Thats mostly how I came up with my blog I started about a year and half ago.


DW__Could you introduce your blog?
My blog is an online source for FASHION, STYLE, DETAIL & LIFESTYLE. Where I review collections, tell you what I think will be the new trends of the seasons, what to wear and how to wear it and also you get to view my personal style and get also a insight on things that inspire me in my day to day life. ( My Life & Fashion ).


DW__What is fashion to you?
FASHION is me , it's you and everyone else. It's so many different definition's of FASHION it is really what we make of it.


DW__Where do you get your ideas from and How do you define your ?
I get a lot of ideas from old tv classics and I mostly dream of so many things to try fashion wise. I'm a Pisces so we are always in "La La Land" (lol) but it works and I'm very creative. My style is define by how I feel and my creativity. It's funny cause I'm such a grab and go person.


DW__According to you what is the most significant period for men's fashion?
I love the 70s but I would have to say right now. I think we as men have really been getting into breaking this traditional suit and tie look down and trying new thing and even introducing a few unisex pieces into our closet. I love this era and it will be one the biggest ones of our time.


DW__What do you think about the influence of fashion bloggers in the fashion world?
I think it's amazing. People love that the can see regular relatable people such as their selfs. We as bloggers have such a big voice in fashion or whatever we are talking about.


DW__Do you think that one day they will replaced by a fashion magazine, or do you think it's just a fleeting? What is the future of blogger?
Fashion magazines have be around forever and they are here to stay but fashion bloggers are the new wave of the future and seeing that we are free to view we will also be here to stay as well.


DW__What is your greatest inspiration?
My mother is my greatest inspiration. She just a strong focused woman and she's always did everything for herself.


DW__Who would qualify to be an Icon?
Someone who can wear just about anything with confidence and inspire others to do the same.


DW__Your ideal female or male would have what style? what would he/she be wearing?
I honestly I just take people how they come. I would just say persentable.


DW__If you had to choose only one pair of shoes what would it be?
I would say any of my Bernhard Willhelm Camper shoes cuz they are the perfect statement shoe and also they give me a little height. Lol yes I love looking tall who doesn't.


DW__3 Indispensable items?
-Chapstick
-Denim jeans
-Biker Jacket


DW__3 favorite places in your city?
-Spice restaurant in union square.
-Williamsburg
-Soho


DW__3 words to describe fashion?
Ever changing, Risky, and creative


DW__Websites? blogs? other links?


DW__Final words?
I would like to say think you for the interview and feature and to also share a few words with everyone else. Believe in yourself and be who you are and only you.



DW__Who are you?
I'm Valerie, a 21 year old fashion and lifestylelover from Germany. I'm currently studying Public Relations and Mediamanagement in Mannheim and I love it. My Blog www.simple-et-chic.de is my job and this is the best thing that ever happend to me.. I really love that my passion and my carreer became one amazing job and big part of my life.


DW__When did you started blogging and How did you come up with the idea?
I started blogging about 4 years ago. I always collected inspiring fashion photographs and I needed a virtual space to share my passion with other fashionistas.


DW__Could you introduce your blog?
My Blog Simple et chic is a Mix of Fashion, Lifestyle, Recipes and Shopping tips. I want it to be a place of Inspiration for you women.


DW__What is fashion for you?
For me fashion is a way to express yourself in a fun and amazing way. I love it when a Look tells a story.


DW__Where do you get your ideas from and How do you define your style?
Actually from everywhere. I find Inspiration while travelling, while walking down the streets, in networks like Pinterest and in Photography and Magazines. I would define my style like my Blog 'Simple et Chic' I like to give simple looks a eyecatching touch.


DW__According to you, what is the most significant period for women's fashion?
The Twenties .. I cant get over the amazing looks of 'wolf of wallstreet' .. the looks were so chic and so elegant.. I definitely need a Birthday Party with this motto.


DW__What do you think about the influence of fashion bloggers in the fashion world?
I think fashion bloggers became more and more important for the fashion industries. I love print magazines, but bloggers are very authentic and honest .. thats what I like about it. And I think that this is the point why many Women and Men can indentify thereselves with bloggers.


DW__Do you believe that one day they will  replace a fashion magazine, or do you think it's just a fleeting? What is the future of fashion blogging?
No I dont think that they will ever replace a fashion magazing. For me those are two different kind of expressions of fashion. I think that fashion bloggers will be as important to the fashion industry as they are now.


DW__What is your greatest inspiration?
My greates Inspiration is my mother, she is such a strong woman. From the inside and outside. 


DW__Who would qualify to be an icon?
My personal Styleicon is Olivia Palermo. I can identify myself with 100% of her outfits.. and the lovestory between here an Johannes Huebl is so amazing. Her Outfits are always classy with a cool touch. I think she has the perfect sense for fashion and upcoming trends. Not to mention that  I think she is a very nice person.


DW__Your ideal female or male would have what style? what would he/she be wearing?
I love it when Men, especially my boyfriend of course, wear a great tie, shirt, a chic jacket and combine it to some jeans and loafers. Johannes Huebl is my favourite male style. 


DW__If you had to choose only one pair of shoes what would it be?
I think I would choose my Slip Ons, they are comfy and you can combine them to almost every style.


DW__Boyfriend Jeans, Black High Heels, A great white Tee and a Knit Pullover.


DW__3 favorite places in your city?
My home, My parents home, a cute little cafe where I meet up with my best friends and the Nature here.


DW__ 3 words to describe fashion? 
passion, expressing, inspiration.


DW__Websites? blogs? other links?
My favourite Blogs are: Tuula, Camille Over the Rainbow and Kayture.


One last/final word?
Thank you so much for the Interview dear Olivia, keep on your great work!


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