NAME: Adrianna Kinal
WEBSITE/BLOG: AA Kinal – http://aakinal.com
CITY + COUNTRY: Melbourne, Australia
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG?
For the past 10 years I’ve worked as an Art Director in the fashion industry and I wanted to start my own site. I started the blog AAKinal.com as a way to communicate my point of view on fashion , art and trends.
WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME?
It’s an abbreviation of my name Adrianna Aleksandra Kinal.
WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOG STAND OUT?
It stands out with my fashion art. Through my eccentric, stylish and colorful images I convey fashion trends and highlight what I find interesting in fashion at the moment.
DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL/SIGNATURE STYLE?
My personal style is structured and understated classic. I love European designers and good quality pieces.
WHO IS YOUR #1 FASHION ICON?
That’s a tough one. It’s between Mira Duma’s fashion-forward style or Carine Roitfeld’s classic but edgy French chic look.
FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNERS?
Elisabeth Weinstock is one of my favorite local designers because she creates the most stunning bags and décor items from colorful snake and animal skins. Also Denisse Shott and Erica Hernandez from Language- they have a beautiful way of combining gorgeous prints, laces and garment dye to create very special-looking feminine pieces.
I spend a lot of time on Style.com looking at designer collections and trends. Also Businessoffashion.com for solid fashion business news.
FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET NOW?
FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE + BAND?
With so many great books, movies and bands it’s hard to narrow it down to one. I recently watched the movie Whiplash – wow, it had a big impact on me. I love the main characters’ strong passion and desire to be the greatest at his talent.
IF YOU WERE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH ANNA WINTOUR AND CARINE ROITFELD WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR?
Lol, good question. I would wear whatever I felt like that day, probably something classic with a vintage bag or accessory.
SONG YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE MOST/ON REPEAT?
The war on drugs – Ocean between the waves.
ANY OTHER BLOGS YOU LOVE?
I’ve always been blown away by Ji Kim’s creativity from Luxirare.com.
BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU EVER MADE?
I’m not sure if I’ve made one, lol.
3 FASHION TIPS?
-Dress true to who you really are and for the environment you’re in.
-Have a specific uniform comprised of classic go-to pieces.
-Always dress how you want to be perceived. In the words of Rachel Zoe – ‘Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak’.
FAVORITE SNACK/ PICK ME UP?
Coffee with lots of milk and a chocolate croissant is always a good idea.