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Real Life Style Icon: Cynthia of Addicted 2 Etsy

This is just one of many Real Life Style Icon interviews in which we talk to interesting, stylish, smart ladies we kind of want to be. Hello, hello Cynthia of Addicted 2 Etsy! 

 


Name
: Cynthia E.
Age: happy to be 30
Location: New York City
Online Haunts: Addicted 2 Etsy

Can you tell us three reasons that you’re awesome?
Yikes,
I think I’m kind, generous and I genuinely love connecting with people –
especially around fun stuff like fashion, music and traveling.

 

What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
I
guess I have to be honest! Nothing glam right now. I just changed out of
my work clothes into my bummy house clothes. So it’s a Forever 21 long
and loose tank, with shorts.

What the last item of clothing you bought?
River Island striped dress from ASOS for $31.

 


What item of clothing are you coveting most right now?

I try not to lust over any over the top items. At the moment, it’s actually a bag – the J. Crew Edie tote in red.
Can you share a favorite childhood memory about clothes?
My
mum had these lace Madonna gloves that I loved so much. I was always in
her closet trying on her heels and those darn fingerless lace gloves.
Funny, I don’t really like heels now and I hope the Madonna gloves make a
comeback.


What’s you best thrifting score?

I’m obsessed with
vintage coach bags – Brooklyn Flea and Etsy are great for those. I won’t
buy the reissues even though or perhaps because they’re all shiny and
new. Most of my thrifting scores have been housewares. My friends come
over and they’re impressed that we put apartment together mostly using
Craigslist and the flea market.

 



What are your top three style tricks?

1. You can’t
convey confidence if you’re not comfortable. That’s a big one for me.
There’s so many shoes that look amazing at the store, but if I can’t
walk in them, I won’t bother. Or the skirt that’s so tight and
constantly rides up. Basically, I don’t subscribe to Fashion/beauty is
PAIN.
2. Go for the ugly on the hanger dress. Most
people tend to ignore these dresses, so you won’t have to see your dress
everywhere. You’ll be surprised by how nice some of these dresses
actually look when worn.
3. The right accessories can
really bring an outfit together. Belts, scarves, jewelry, hats etc, Get
them low priced at high street stores like Forever 21, Topshop,
HM and you’ll realize you don’t need to buy more clothes. Just
play around with what you already have!Thanks so much, Cynthia!

Real Life Style Icon: Veronika of Tick Tock Vintage

This is just one interview of many in our Real Life Style Icons.  This is where we talk to smart, interesting, well-dressed women who we’d like to befriend. And then steal all their clothes.  Say hello to Veronika of Tick Tock Vintage!

Name: Veronika
Age: 24
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Online haunts: blog // facebook // tumblr // twitter

 

 

What
are you wearing right now, as you type this?

A thermal shirt from
H&M that I bought on our honeymoon (sexy, I know) and a pair of XL
sweatpants that I stole from my grandma the last time I was at her
house. Oh, and huge wool socks. It’s late at night and I just got out of
the shower!What is the last item of clothing you bought?
I
went thrifting this weekend and ended up walking away with a couple of
scores. I got a Marc Jacobs sundress for $7.99, a pair of Citizens of
Humanity jeans for $4.99, and a vintage sweater with a built-in napkin around the neck.

 

 

 

What
is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?

I have been
keeping my eyes out for warm, wooly cable-knit sweaters. They’re either
super expensive when you buy them new, or ratty and pilling at the
thrift store. Let me know if you find one that’s reasonably priced!Tell
us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.

I wore a bat
costume for a year straight when I was 2. I also had a pair of denim
overalls with a holographic smiley face on the front.

 

 

 

What is
your best thrifting score?

Hmm, this is a tough one! In terms of newer
thrifted clothing, I’d have to say a Tibi silk blouse for $2.99 (retail
around $300) or a pair of never-worn burgundy leather Timberland boots for $12.99
(retails for $180). I’ve found some pretty amazing vintage cocktail
dresses, but my favorite has to be an emerald green shimmery cocktail
dress. I haven’t worn it yet, but I’ll be breaking it out for Christmas
parties.

 

 


Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?
Here’s 3 DIYs that I’ve recently shared on my blog.
#1: Never underestimate the potential that a large piece of suede might have.
#2: Just because it’s not in your size doesn’t mean that you can’t make it work:
#3: RIT dye and loads of cheap trim will transform anything.Thanks so much Veronika!

Real Life Style Icon: Audi of Fashion For Nerds

This is one of our many Real Life Style Icon interviews in which we drool over the sartorial stylings of funny, smart, gorgeous fashion bloggers we want to befriend/borrow clothing from. 

 

Name: Audi
Age: 42
Location: San Francisco
Online haunts:  my blogmy etsy shop.

 

Three reasons that you’re awesome:
1. At work I do a lot that helps people, both through my contributions to developing drugs to treat serious diseases, and also more directly, as a manager and mentor to other scientists.2.  I have a lot of fun with fashion and style, and I feel like I encourage other people to have fun with it too.

3. I have many varied interests outside of science: I’m a home brewer, I make hats, I love to travel, I’m a huge fan of mariachi music, I speak some Icelandic as well as French, I love reptiles and amphibians. And obviously I have a passion for clothing and style.

 

 

What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
I’d love to get my hands on a pair of the over the knee lace-up boots I saw in the Dior Fall ’11 collection. Shoes are probably my most oft-coveted item of clothing.

Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.

I was in grade school in the 70’s, so I fondly remember Garanimals. As an animal lover, I was of course thrilled with clothing associated with giraffes and hippos and such. I’ve often thought I should create a men’s clothing line that mimics Garanimals (GarMANimals?). Of course, instead of matching giraffes and hippos, they would instead pair up things like pizza and beer, or a sports car and a blonde. I could make millions, I tell you!

 


What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
A red, full skirted dress with black patterned tights, hardware-studded boots and a black cardigan. Red and black is one of my favorite combinations right now. What is the last item of clothing you bought?
I splurged on a pair of Prada sunglasses, and I’m glad I did. They make me feel so glamorous!

 

What is your best thrifting score?
My favorite is probably the 1960’s navy and white short sleeved jacket I found at a second hand shop in Paris. It fits like it was custom made for me, and nothing beats international thrift shopping!

 

Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?
1. Layering skirts and dresses is one of my key tricks for using most of my wardrobe year-round in the variable and often windy San Francisco climate. I layer to lengthen shorter hemlines, to add warmth, and to bring in contrast or add visual interest.2. I love using belts to move my waistline up or down, or to change the shape of a garment.

3. I keep outfits interesting by adding unexpected elements such as a man’s tie, skull motifs, or a leather harness. A little bit of daring really spices up an outfit.

Real Life Style Icon: Kristine of Kristine or Polly

This is one of many Real Life Style Icon interviews in which we talk to smart, funny, lovely women who also happen to wear drool-worthy outfits.

 

Name: Kristine
Age: 22
Location: Toyama, Japan
Online hauntsKristine or Polly, Twitter

Three reasons that you’re awesome:
I eat chocolate covered peanuts mostly daily, I can hula hoop forever, and I’ve been told I have a really calming voice.

 


What are you wearing right now, as you type this? 
A white tee with red polka dots and a lace collar tucked into skinny jeans!
What is the last item of clothing you bought?

A simple white canvas bag with a huge smiley face on it 🙂

 


What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
Right now, glitter booties. Lately, I’ve been thinking I need to start getting more daring with my style.Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.

Unfortunately, my childhood memories are quite vague. All I remember are my awesome peach jelly sandals and occasionally being dressed up in the same outfit as my older sister.

 

What is your best thrifting score? 

I found these great gold oxfords at a thrift store in Silverlake, CA that I used to wear quite often… until I realized that as awesome as the shoes were, they were a tad too big on me. I gave them away to a good friend before I moved!

Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?
1. If your hair is dirty, wearing a scarf around your head does wonders!

2. Red lipstick really makes a difference!
3. If you’re short like me, work those heels! They lengthen your legs and improve your posture.

 

Thanks so much for sharing, Kristine!

Real Life Style Icon: Linda of Little Tin Soldier

This is one of many Real Life Style Icon interviews in which we talk to lovely, funny, fashionable ladies whose closets we want to raid and brains we want to pick.  Please say hello to Linda of Little Tin Soldier!

 

 

Name: Linda
Age: 30
Location: Texas
Online haunts: I blog at http://www.littletinsoldier.com

Three reasons that you’re awesome:
Oh goodness. I’m awesome because I wear what I love, I draw what I wear, and I enjoy life.

 

What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
I’m wearing an oversized sweatshirt, bright turquoise shorts, and navy blue flats.

What is the last item of clothing you bought?
I bought two lightweight camisoles. I couldn’t survive a Texas summer without them! They are great layering pieces underneath blouses.

 

 


What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?

I would love to own a silk navy blue shirtdress.

Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.
I have always enjoyed putting outfits together. One of my favorite childhood outfits featured magenta corduroys, a turquoise knit sweater with a yellow duck on it, and white plastic pearls. My mom allowed me to dress somewhat freely until fourth grade. After that, clothes became a battleground for us. I spent most of my time wearing what she approved instead of what I wanted. But now she says I have great style.

 

What is your best thrifting score?
My best score (so far) is a green silk floral print vintage Ungaro dress that I bought for $5. It’s in immaculate condition, and it has lovely details– pockets, a straight skirt, and bows! It’s not unusual to find designer pieces at thrift stores in Texas. I like pretending that an oil baroness grew tired of her clothes and told her assistant, “Please get rid of these.” Then they wind up with me!

 

 

Thanks so much for sharing, Linda!

Real Life Style Icon: Solanah of Vintage Vixen

This is one of many Real Life Style Icon interviews, in which we talk to gorgeous, clever women whose closets we want to raid and brains we want to pick!

 

 


Name
: Solanah
Age: 22
Location: Vancouver, WA
Online haunts: my blog, my twitter, my facebook, my tumblr

 

What are you wearing right now, as you type this?
Black capris, a black and white striped blouse, and a plaid Pendleton scarf.

 

 

 

Can you tell us three reasons why you’re awesome?
1. My closet rivals Disneyland as the happiest place on earth.
2. When I rains I save earthworms from getting squished on sidewalks.
3. I have a fluffy kitty.

 

 

 


What is the item of clothing you most covet at the moment?
Right this moment, a perfect pair of jeans. It’s the simplest things that are most difficult to find!

What is the last item of clothing you bought?
The blouse I’m wearing.

 

 

Tell us about a favorite childhood memory about your clothes.

When I was four I had a white petticoat I wore every day as a skirt. I remember twirling in it on the playground.

What is your best thrifting score?
My vintage faux snakeskin traincase. I use it to hold my stockings.

 

 

Could you tell us your top three style tricks/DIYs?
1. On a “bad style day”, you can’t go wrong with classics. A tailored coat will make you feel less frumpy, or a silk scarf can hide a bad hair day. Big sunglasses for tired eyes. Keep it simple.2. Red lipstick adds personality to anything.

3. Dress for what your figure is, not for what you want it to be.

Thanks so much, Solanah!  Do you guys have any questions for her?