❤ How would you describe your personal style?
My style is space-age modern and super graphic most days but I also love to mix traditional Bavarian elements in with schoolgirl looks. I can't get enough of knee-highs, lederhosen and lace-up heels!
❤ What are your inspirations? Designers / artists you admire most?
In general, I'm inspired by the typography I see on signs around me, the juxtaposition of my two favorite cities, Portland and New York City, learning the processes of other graphic designers, and reading fashion magazines.
My style inspirations are icons from the 80s like Michael Jackson, Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran and Steve Perry of Journey. Andy Warhol also inspires me because he could make a basic blazer and dress shirt somehow cool by adding in his trademark accessories (thick glasses and a silver wig). I liked that whole era before stylists when people were still willing to take risks with their image without the fear of showing up on everyone's worst-dressed list!
The designers I admire most are Rudi Gernreich (and his muse, Peggy Moffitt), 60s era Courreges, Dries Van Noten for shoes, Miuccia Prada (especially her Miu Miu line), Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and anything else that's super avant-garde and impossible to figure out how to wear!
❤ Which of your creations are you the most proud of and why?
I like making art and designing pretty equally, but the thrill of doing a solo show of all new artwork can't be beat!
❤ Which trends do you think will be big this Fall? Which ones will flop?
I think that the high waist will carry over (though I can't stand it when applied to jeans!), high heeled shoes with laces and tassels, bold plaid, the schoolgirl look (though judging from Dolce and Gabbana, it seems to be more grown up), pointy toed shoes and boots, and luxe, oversized purses.
As for flops, I can't stand the jewel-toned suede heels for Fall (bad 80s redux), pants with pleats or colored lace.
❤ What's the most fashionable city in the world at the moment?
It's hard to say since I feel like style blogs only pick out small percentages of the population of any given city to photograph! Judging from what I see though, Paris seems to be consistently at the top.
❤ Which websites do you go to regularly?
❤ What would you wear on a date?
I've been with my boyfriend for a few years now, but luckily he's a graphic designer and artist also and completely supports my wacky outfits! When we go out now, even if it's just for coffee, I still dress up in heels and do my makeup because I think it's important to make an effort. And, I love the art of dressing up for all occasions, big and small!