NAME: Erica Stolman
WEBSITE/BLOG: Fashion Lus – http://www.fashionlush.com/
CITY + COUNTRY: San Diego, United States
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG
I started blogging wayyyy back when 2008, when blogging first became a “thing”. I was in college working towards my degree in Fashion Merchandising & wanted an outlet to share all of my experiences and inspirations, so starting a blog just kinda made sense at that point in my life. At first, it was strictly a hobby as I needed to focus on my education, but once I graduated it took center stage of my life & has now grown into what it is today!
WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME?
Love this question, cause honestly, I don’t think anyone knows!
You know how they call people who get all flirty when drinking a “lush”? Yea, well that’s basically how I get with fashion. Whenever I get a new pair of shoes I love or a bag I’ve been eyeing for a while, I literally get a little buzz off of the buy (aka shoppers high!).
WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOG STAND OUT?
I think the combination of fashion + DIY make my blog stand out. Typically you either find fashion bloggers or DIY bloggers, but rarely both!
DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL/SIGNATURE STYLE?
Minimalistic, comfortable, & a little bit 90’s inspired.
WHO IS YOUR #1 FASHION ICON?
Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen combined, always (there basically one person, right?). I know that’s so cliche of me, but I really don’t care, they are amazing in every way.
FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNERS?
Honestly, when it comes to clothes there aren’t a lot of local designers I know much about here in San Diego. Jewelry though, I am all about JNB Style. The midi rings are my favorite :).
Nylon | Refinery 29 | StyleList | IFB | WWD
FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET NOW?
My Alexander Wang Prisma lunchbag purse.
It was seriously sold out everywhere and impossible to find, so I was pretty ecstatic when stumbled upon what I think was the last one on the entire internet!
FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE + BAND?
Favorite book: Gone Girl (& all books by Gillian Flynn for that matter!)
Favorite movie: Currently: Boyhood | Of All Time: Factory Girl
Favorite band: Currently: HAIM | Of All Time: Fleetwood Mac
IF YOU WERE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH ANNA WINTOUR AND CARINE ROITFELD WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR?
Wow! That’s a hard question. I would probably wear my leather skinny pants, a crisp white v-neck with this pinstriped blazer I just got, & pointy toed ankle boots (preferably the ACNE Loma boots). Keep it simple, always.
SONG YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE MOST/ON REPEAT?
Divisionary (do the right thing) by Ages and Ages & Redneck Woman by Gretchen Wilson (don’t know why, but this song gets me pumped!).
FAVORITE E-COMMERCE SITES?
Missguided | Topshop | ASOS | Pixie Market
ANY OTHER BLOGS YOU LOVE?
The Skinny Confidential, Modern Legacy, & Sunday’s Pearl are my daily go-to’s.
BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU EVER MADE?
Following a trend that I didn’t even like in the first place! Obviously you’ve got to take chances, but don’t just follow trends because other people are. If you don’t like it, stick to your gut!
3 FASHION TIPS?
1. Stay true to yourself/your style
2. Splurge on good jeans (it really makes all the difference)
3. Don’t take it too seriously! Fashion is fun, so get weird with it.
FAVORITE SNACK/ PICK ME UP?
Ginger shots! I started drinking ginger shots in Copenhagen this past year & ever since I’ve been hooked. They give me a ton of energy, strengthens the immune system, aids in digestion, boost metabolism, & detoxifies. You can order them up at your local juice spot or you can make them yourself. Find my personal recipe here.