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Fashion Blogger to Follow- Vera Mao From Singapore

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NAME: Vera Mao
WEBSITE/BLOG: Naked Glory – http://www.naked-glory.com
CITY + COUNTRY: Singapore, South Asia

 

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG?

Blogging was initially a pet project I wanted to try out, so I could write about my love for fashion after being inspired by international fashion bloggers. Now it’s been three years and I take it quite seriously, in terms of the content and the images I put up online.

 

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME?

Naked Glory walked in my head when I was about 14 and I guess the name just kind of stuck in my mind and I decided to use it as my blog name since I liked the ring of it. I also like that it expresses that fashion should be about allowing people to dress however they like, without any inhibitions.

 

WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOG STAND OUT?

I think it’s the combination of beautiful imagery for personal style posts, combined with my writing for fashion, beauty and tips on living a cultured, elegant life.

 

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL/SIGNATURE STYLE?

I don’t exactly have a signature style, as I dress according to my mood. I can be very sophisticated, ultra-feminine or even slightly boyish at times since I like to incorporate menswear into my wardrobe now and then.
I guess a good way to describe it would be structured, tailored and always well put together with a little bit of street mixed in.

 

WHO IS YOUR #1 FASHION ICON?

I love Nicole Warne for her colorblocking genius! And she is always so elegant.

 

FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNERS?

Dries van Noten, Raf Simmons and Prabal Gurung have been my favourites for some time.

 

FAVORITE WEBSITES?

Park & Cube, Garypeppergirl, Lust for Life, Shine by Three, The Selby, The Coveteur.

 

FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET NOW?

Probably this Kenzo dress with a cutout back! It’s so subtle and versatile – it can be dressed up with heels or be worn as street wear with sneakers.
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FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE + BAND?

Book: No personal favourite! I’ve read a lot of good ones but I particularly like Totto-chan.
Movie: Les fabuleux destins d’Amelie Poulain
Band: The xx

 

IF YOU WERE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH ANNA WINTOUR AND CARINE ROITFELD WHAT WOULD YOU WEAR?

That is extremely intimidating! I think I would wear a silk blue-grey blouse with a low v-neck, with a navy lace pencil skirt, top it off with a good boxy jacket and heels from Sophia Webster or Charlotte Olympia. Something quirky to balance off the feminine outfit.

 

SONG YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE MOST/ON REPEAT?

Love me like I’m not made out of stone by Lykee Li!

 

BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU EVER MADE?

Errrr… have I really made any? I don’t believe that fashion should have any rules, as long as you wear something withs style and confidence.

 

3 FASHION TIPS?

Always have these staples in your wardrobe: A Breton stripe shirt, leather shorts, a black blazer, a white blazer, a white t-shirt, a little black dress and some good ballet flats. All these are timeless items that would never go out of trend and can be paired in multiple ways to create different outfits.

Also shirt cuffs should not be folded and rolled up, they should be pulled up to elbow length and then folded so that the cuffs sticks out slightly.

Be aware of proportions and silhouettes – if I wear something oversized on the bottom, I would usually pair it with something more fitting on top.

 

FAVORITE SNACK/ PICK ME UP?

Caramel Corn!!! It’s a Japanese fried corn snack that tastes like caramel 🙂

RP Interviews Jordy Tulleners – Model and RP Curator

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NAME: Jordy Tulleners
WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.jordyt.com/#!
CITY + COUNTRY: Maaseik, Belgium

 

WHAT GOT YOU INTO MODELING?

I’ve always been inspired and fascinated by various designs. As a child I would look around and try on all those different outfits. I wanted to explore them, knew how they felt. But most importantly, how they made me feel… . I’ve always seen fashion as a way to extend my personality. My modeling life began about 4 years ago. I was taking an acting class and my teacher referred me to an open call for a runway show in The Netherlands. I went to the casting and got booked to walk for 8 designers at the event. It was such a glorious experience! After the show I got spotted by a agency in the Netherlands, they took me onboard and that’s how I got rolling.

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEING A CURATOR FOR RUNWAY PASSPORT?

I enjoy the different designers I meet! It’s interesting to meet the designer and know why and how they create what they create. You have the chance to get to know them personally, which is wonderful. It’s incredibly rare to meet the designer of the clothes you’re wearing (or about to buy). I also love to see all the different runways and shows they create. One of my most memorable experiences was Concept LA, I was on location for RP and got to enjoy about 10 fashion shows on the same day!

 

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE MENSWEAR DESIGNERS?

My favorite menswear designers would be: Zalez Studio, based in Down Town Los Angeles, G-Star Raw, Hugo Boss, Adidas, Nike and Tom Ford.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT FASHION IN GENERAL?

The versatility it carries. It allows people to dress up in so many different ways, it’s beautiful!

 

WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT MODELING?

It’s not as much what’s hard about modeling itself. I love my job and find great joy in the collaboration with designers and crew. The hardest part is, personally, is watching what I eat. I have a very sensitive skin, so as soon as I eat something with a lot of sugar, it shows on my face. So I have to be careful with every bite I take. It’s a good thing as well… it keeps me from eating to much chocolate sometimes. I’m one of those people that can empty a whole Nutella jar with a spoon, haha.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART?

EVERYTHING. From the moment I arrive on set, I’m incredibly excited to be there. I’m excited to meet the people I’m going to work with, the kind of make up they’ll put on my face, the different designs I get to wear (and sometimes keep), the way the photographer is going to work with me, what the intention of the mood board is. All of it. I’m always excited to see how the final edit of the pictures turn out. And I’m happy with my work when the designer is pleased!

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE IN BELGIUM VS LOS ANGELES?

In Belgium, I find the same outfits coming back and back again… I wouldn’t say everyone looks alike, but it’s easier to spot the same jeans or shoes twice in Belgium then it would be on someone in L.A. In L.A. specifically I can easily say that people don’t really care what other people think. You’ll see the most extravagant designs walking over the streets in Los Angeles without anyone turning their head. But to label it for now… I would say that people in Belgium dress more polite compared to the people in Los Angeles.

 

WHAT GOT YOU INTO MODELING?

I’ve always been inspired and fascinated by various designs. As a child I would look around and try on all those different outfits. I wanted to explore them, knew how they felt. But most importantly, how they made me feel… . I’ve always seen fashion as a way to extend my personality. My modeling life began about 4 years ago. I was taking an acting class and my teacher referred me to an open call for a runway show in The Netherlands. I went to the casting and got booked to walk for 8 designers at the event. It was such a glorious experience! After the show I got spotted by a agency in the Netherlands, they took me on board and that’s how I got rolling.

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEING A CURATOR FOR RUNWAY PASSPORT?

I enjoy the different designers I meet! It’s interesting to meet the designer and know why and how they create what they create. You have the chance to get to know them personally, which is wonderful. It’s incredibly rare to meet the designer of the clothes you’re wearing (or about to buy). I also love to see all the different runways and shows they create. One of my most memorable experiences was Concept LA, I was on location for RP and got to enjoy about 10 fashion shows on the same day!

 

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE MENSWEAR DESIGNERS?

My favorite menswear designers would be: Zalez Studio, based in Down Town Los Angeles, G-Star Raw, Hugo Boss, Adidas, Nike and Tom Ford.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT FASHION IN GENERAL?

The versatility it carries. It allows people to dress up in so many different ways, it’s beautiful!

 

WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT MODELING?

It’s not as much what’s hard about modeling itself. I love my job and find great joy in the collaboration with designers and crew. The hardest part is, personally, is watching what I eat. I have a very sensitive skin, so as soon as I eat something with a lot of sugar, it shows on my face. So I have to be careful with every bite I take. It’s a good thing as well… it keeps me from eating to much chocolate sometimes. I’m one of those people that can empty a whole Nutella jar with a spoon, haha.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART?

EVERYTHING. From the moment I arrive on set, I’m incredibly excited to be there. I’m excited to meet the people I’m going to work with, the kind of make up they’ll put on my face, the different designs I get to wear (and sometimes keep), the way the photographer is going to work with me, what the intention of the mood board is. All of it. I’m always excited to see how the final edit of the pictures turn out. And I’m happy with my work when the designer is pleased!

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE IN BELGIUM VS LOS ANGELES?

In Belgium, I find the same outfits coming back and back again… I wouldn’t say everyone looks alike, but it’s easier to spot the same jeans or shoes twice in Belgium then it would be on someone in L.A. In L.A. specifically I can easily say that people don’t really care what other people think. You’ll see the most extravagant designs walking over the streets in Los Angeles without anyone turning their head. But to label it for now… I would say that people in Belgium dress more polite compared to the people in Los Angeles.

 

WHAT GOT YOU INTO MODELING?

I’ve always been inspired and fascinated by various designs. As a child I would look around and try on all those different outfits. I wanted to explore them, knew how they felt. But most importantly, how they made me feel… . I’ve always seen fashion as a way to extend my personality. My modeling life began about 4 years ago. I was taking an acting class and my teacher referred me to an open call for a runway show in The Netherlands. I went to the casting and got booked to walk for 8 designers at the event. It was such a glorious experience! After the show I got spotted by a agency in the Netherlands, they took me onboard and that’s how I got rolling.

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEIGN A CURATOR FOR RUNWAY PASSPORT?

I enjoy the different designers I meet! It’s interesting to meet the designer and know why and how they create what they create. You have the chance to get to know them personally, which is wonderful. It’s incredibly rare to meet the designer of the clothes you’re wearing (or about to buy). I also love to see all the different runways and shows they create. One of my most memorable experiences was Concept LA, I was on location for RP and got to enjoy about 10 fashion shows on the same day!

 

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE MENSWEAR DESIGNERS?

My favorite menswear designers would be: Zalez Studio, based in Down Town Los Angeles, G-Star Raw, Hugo Boss, Adidas, Nike and Tom Ford.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT FASHION IN GENERAL?

The versatility it carries. It allows people to dress up in so many different ways, it’s beautiful!

 

WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART ABOUT MODELING?

It’s not as much what’s hard about modeling itself. I love my job and find great joy in the collaboration with designers and crew. The hardest part is, personally, is watching what I eat. I have a very sensitive skin, so as soon as I eat something with a lot of sugar, it shows on my face. So I have to be careful with every bite I take. It’s a good thing as well… it keeps me from eating to much chocolate sometimes. I’m one of those people that can empty a whole Nutella jar with a spoon, haha.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART?

EVERYTHING. From the moment I arrive on set, I’m incredibly excited to be there. I’m excited to meet the people I’m going to work with, the kind of make up they’ll put on my face, the different designs I get to wear (and sometimes keep), the way the photographer is going to work with me, what the intention of the mood board is. All of it. I’m always excited to see how the final edit of the pictures turn out. And I’m happy with my work when the designer is pleased!

 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE IN BELGIUM VS LOS ANGELES?

In Belgium, I find the same outfits coming back and back again… I wouldn’t say everyone looks alike, but it’s easier to spot the same jeans or shoes twice in Belgium then it would be on someone in L.A. In L.A. specifically I can easily say that people don’t really care what other people think. You’ll see the most extravagant designs walking over the streets in Los Angeles without anyone turning their head. But to label it for now… I would say that people in Belgium dress more polite compared to the people in Los Angeles.

RP Interviews Fashion Designer Katty Xiomara From Portugal

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NAME: Katty Xiomara
WEBSITE/BLOG: http://www.kattyxiomara.com/
CITY + COUNTRY: Portugal

 

WHAT WAS YOUR MAIN INSPIRATION FOR THIS SEASONS COLLECTION AT NOLCHA?

Re-Evolution

Evolve in a revolutionary perspective.
Like the battle that nature crashes with the mankind evolution, this collection claims the right to be female. It’s an elixir of irreverence that pushes for a more feminine outline the concepts more masculine of military uniform. And in a more optimistic vision speaks to us of the need to respect what is natural and alive.

This collection seeks the natural organic our urban direction in contrast with the countryside. It’s about understanding the nature and then integrates it in our society in an urban valorization.

As a result this mixture, revolutionary military and naturalist, a wave of free and spontaneous movements; emerge pure and clean forms, involving and textured.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING ASPECT OF BEING A DESIGNER?

Like what I do, see my ideas materialize, transcribe what the colors, the fabrics and textures to convey.

One of the thing that helps me to refresh old memories, it’s the clothes you wore at one point in my life. I love the possibility that one of my pieces can be part of someone’s life story.

 

WHATS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?

The growth of the brand in a sustainable way; conquest of new markets that help to achieve this and brand recognition

 

WHAT PIECE HAVE YOU DESIGNED THAT YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF?

I in every collection I try outweighs the challenge to achieve my greatest piece, but try to do it with the simplicity that makes it even harder.

 

WHATS THE FIRST PIECE YOU EVER DESIGNED?

When I was a youngster design some dresses for my girlfriends, however the first piece I design after starting the fashion school was a Cape-style “poncho andino”

 

HOW HAVE YOU GROWN AS A DESIGNER SINCE YOUR FIRST COLLECTION?

Since my first collection until today the evolution is remarkable and in some ways tracks the technological evolution. How to learn/seize, how to study and how to work; 15 years ago was quite different from today. On the other hand, the experience and maturity make all the difference in the time to make decisions.

 

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO CELEBRATE/RELAX AFTER YOUR NOLCHA SHOW?

I will try to use the two days left in NY to slow down a bit, enjoy a long lunch and discover new places.
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