NAME: Rebecca Laurey
WEBSITE/BLOG: Raspberry & Rouge – http://raspberry-rouge.com
CITY + COUNTRY: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG?
I started out not knowing anything, just because my friend introduced me to blogging and I thought it was a nice way to express myself and my big passion for fashion. I never knew about all the possibilities it could bring me, let alone it becoming my fulltime job.
WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME?
I wish I could tell you an incredibly interesting story about my blog name, but I can’t. It’s simply the result of a brainstorm session, in which I only knew that I wanted an alliteration starting with a R (both my and my boyfriend’s name start with the same letter). Also, I didn’t want it to start with fashion or style, since I felt like everyone was doing that already.
WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOG STAND OUT?
It’s strange to say this about myself, but I think for me the quality is really important. Photography is the focus on my blog, and I’d like to think this might make me stand out. Next to that I think being yourself is really important, because if you’re you you’re unique.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL/SIGNATURE STYLE?
I think it’s a mix between Scandinavian minimalism and California cool. I LOVE the 70s and 90s when it comes to fashion, so I’m definitely throwing some of that in the mix these days.
WHO IS YOUR #1 FASHION ICON?
Jane Birkin. She’s so effortless!
FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNERS?
I really love what Claes Iversen is doing. He’s actually Danish, but lives in Amsterdam. It’s beautifully made and creatively designed.
I have a few websites I like to check on a daily basis, which include blogs of some of my friends like Zanita’s (http://zanita.com.au). Also: Who What Wear, Daily Mail, Arrows (men’s blog, but I love it).
FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET NOW?
Currently, I’m obsessed with my Chloe bag. It’s such a classic and the beige colors are so this season too!
FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE + BAND?
I don’t read as much as I want anymore, unfortunately, simply because I don’t really make the time. I just read Gone Girl which I loved, and preferred over the movie. Notting Hill with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant is still my all time favorite movie. I don’t really listen to bands, I’m more into house music. My boyfriend is a professional DJ and obviously my fave too
IF YOU WERE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH ANNA WINTOUR AND CARINE ROITFELD WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR? I would definitely wear something that’s really me: flared jeans, oversized sweater or leather jacket.
SONG YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE MOST/ON REPEAT?
I’ve been obsessed with the Moonlanding mix of Moonwalk away by Goldfish for 2 months now. I’ve heard it for the first time when I was in South Africa in December, and I can’t stop listening to it. So much feeling in that song!
ANY OTHER BLOGS YOU LOVE?
Like I said above, my very good friend Zanita is one of my fave girls to follow. I love Aussie blogs in general, so effortless.
BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU EVER MADE?
I don’t think you can really make mistakes when it comes to fashion, but you can definitely make a wrong decision when it’s not based on your personal preference. If you buy clothing just because it’s in fashion, and not because you actually really like it. Everyone prob made that mistake once, for me that probably includes the Birkenstocks. I really liked them on others, but for me it just doesn’t work. I have a pretty awesome pair in my closet that I think I only wore twice.
3 FASHION TIPS?
Wear what you like and like what you wear. Don’t over-do it, less is definitely more for me! And last but not least: always pick personal style over what’s in fashion.
FAVORITE SNACK/ PICK ME UP?
My guilty pleasure: Coca Cola (regular).