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Fashion Blogger to Follow-Jas + Ness From Los Angeles

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NAME: Jas and Ness
WEBSITE/BLOG: Jas and Ness – http://tessa-jay-circanow.blogspot.com.au
CITY + COUNTRY: Los Angeles, United States

 

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR BLOG?

Jas: I read blogs all the time and honestly it’s the comments that inspire me! Lol no matter how negative or positive, it shows passion and enthusiasm. I’d like to have a blog one day that brings that commentary. Also, just to be able to show people who follow us different sides of us, keep them updated with the cool things we do.

 

WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BLOG NAME?

“A Twins Way Of Life” derived from a fellow blogger who used the name “A Kings Way Of Life” it had a little ring to it. That’s the point of our blog, to show you our way of life ​ through photos​ … ​ with the “Jas & Ness: Fashion, Music, Lifestyle” it’s pretty straightforward

 

WHAT MAKES YOUR BLOG STAND OUT?

There are these two racially ambiguous, super attractive girls who dress there ass off and look just alike! ​:-p​

 

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL/SIGNATURE STYLE?

Jas: my motto is “Stay Ready, Ain’t Gotta Get Ready!” In my world, I never know who I’m gonna meet next or what wave I will be thrust into LOL so I dress convenient​ly​. I like to look dressed up all the time, so I wear gold jewelry with everything and over-accessorize! My signature style my is cat eyeliner and swooped bangs.

Ness:​ In one word, it would be VERSATILE. I can start the day off in sweatpants and a crop top and then by evening drop the sweats, throw on a skirt and heels and be ready to go after a couple touch ups!

 

WHO IS YOUR #1 FASHION ICON?

Jas: Petite Asian women, I realized that when I lived in Flushing Queens, New York. We used to take the 7 train and it was located in the Chinatown part and I would see all these older Asian women with their shirts tucked into their jeans with a belt and a wrap. That’s definitely where my “base” style comes from.

Ness: I’m inspired by overseas fashion; mixing Asian and European with a little bit of South Sacramento.

 

FAVORITE LOCAL DESIGNERS?

Jas:​ ​HommeFemme is a streetwear brand on the come up. They take really basic silohuettes, alter the cut and the dopest intricate detail to it! www.HommeFemmeLA.com RoperRope is a good friend of ours. He has the most original yet classic style I’ve seen and he inspires me not only with his designs but with his work ethic! ShopRoperRope.com

Ness: There’s a couple girls designers I really like right now that I think are very original and creative – @slimjawn is dope and there’s this shop on Melrose I just discovered, Luxury Jones (@luxuryjonesmelrose)

 

FAVORITE WEBSITES?

Jas:​ ​NecoleBitchie.com it’s my guilty pleasure

Ness: Complex; for all music and pop culture stuff, NecoleBitchie; for all my gossip, and I like discovering cool underground sites like AntiSociety.com by David Sebastian – he’s dope, check him out!

 

FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET NOW?

Jas: [image: Inline image 2] ​”Fancy Trinkets” Sequined top from www.jasandness.com​

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Ness:​ [image: Inline image 1] ​”Crossing Lines” Furry Sweater from www. jasandness.com​

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FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE + BAND?

Jas: Book- The Coldest Winter Ever, Movie- Holes (yes, the Disney movie w/ Shia LaBouf. My 5th Grade teacher read it to me and for some reason it always resonated with me), Band- Majid Jordan
Ness​: Book- I got this one called “Book of Questions” it makes for
interesting conversations. Movie- “Gia” w/ Angelina Jolie Artist: Tupac

 

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

Jas: My pinstripe carrot pant, with a black ribbed tank top, belt w/ gold buckle, and a furry jacket, lots of gold accessories​ ​

Ness: All black, several layers w/ pops of color and lots of gold accessories- to represent my true fashion essentials.

 

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

Jas: Satisy You- Puff Daddy ft R.Kelly, Doja Cat- So High, Majid Jordan- Her ​

Ness: Get Away (Remix) – Kehlani, FWU – Pia Mia, Play No Games -Big Sean, I’m That N*gga – Tshawntrust, Drowning (Lido Remix)

 

ANY OTHER BLOGS YOU LOVE?​ ​

Finding cool Tumblr pages​.

 

BIGGEST FASHION MISTAKE YOU EVER MADE?

Jas: go longer than a day w/ a broken acrylic nail! ​ ​

Ness: I turn mistakes into fashion statements! ​

 

3 FASHION TIPS?

​Jas: 1. When in doubt, wear black! 2. Nails equal SALES 3. Fill in your brows and put on a cat-eye

Ness: ​1. Stay ready, don’t gotta get ready 2. Put some damn accessories on! 3. Dress like you might run into your ex today.

 

FAVORITE SNACK – PICK ME UP?​ ​

Jas: Sushi from Wockano during happy hour. ​

Ness: Crab cakes!​

 

WHAT IS THE STYLE OF THE CITY YOU LIVE IN AND WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR CITIES STYLE?

Jas: Living in LA, it can be very casual but coming from New York, I can’t help but wear fur or leather still. I love LA because you can wear pretty much anything anytime of day. ​

Ness: I like LA because I feel like everyone is so casually sexy! I like to mix that with a little NY edge… ​

 

WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?

Jas: I have 2. The first is to do the costumes for either a music tour or a movie (or both) and the second is to DJ a big party overseas in London​!

Ness: Ultimately, to be 1/2 of the dopest Twin Designer DJ duo from east to west and all around the world…

 

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB?

​Jas: My first job was at 14. I worked for the Mayor’s Office as an
assistant. I would run mail around downtown, organize files, decorate the rooms, get coffee. I was ballin’ out at 14​ it was dope.

Ness: Yeah, me too. We’ve basically always had the same jobs/worked together since then, lol ​

 

WHAT IS YOUR TYPICAL DAY LIKE?​ ​

Jas: Wake up around 10am, workout for 15-30 min, turn some music on, and get dressed for like 2 hours! LOL Then get on the computer, work on JasAndNess.com. Run my downtown LA errands, link up with some cool kids, have an midday cocktail. Then get some plans going for the night.

Ness: I’m NOT a morning person at all – so I usually get things going around 1pm. I look at my to-do list and try to divide & conquer all! Mastermind 24/7

 

GUILTY PLEASURE?​ ​

Jas: viewing naked women on Tumblr. ;-x ​

Ness: ​breaking hearts 🙂

Fashion Blogger to Follow- Erica Stolman From San Diego

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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 :).

FAVORITE WEBSITES?

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.

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Fashion Blogger to Follow- Adrianna Kinal From Melbourne

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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.

 

FAVORITE WEBSITES?

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?

3.1 Phillip Lim’s Mini Pashli bag.
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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.

 

BLOGS TO FOLLOW- RP INTERVIEWS Vicki Victoire (pseudonym: Gwen Vikkey Miao) from Hong Kong

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http://www.lucashuangphotography.com/
Photo taken at New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza produced by Vicki Victoire (Gwen Vikkey Miao) of La Mode by GV Miao – an Oriental Perspective – http://la-mode-by.gvmiao.com/   

 

WHAT GOT YOU INTO FASHION BLOGGING?

I first set up my blog in 2010. I guess it was my enthusiasm for fashion,faith in the power of originality, and passion for emerging designers. I used to be a fashion marketer and visual merchandiser for a few brands such as Ralph Lauren and TSE New York. I have a feeling that bloggers from all over the world are doing more or less the same thing. Being conscious of my Chinese heritage, I tend to make my blog unique and genuine by specializing myself in oriental-inspired fashion with eastern motifs cross-fertilizing western styles which brings an exotic feel to it. You will find my blog exceptionally different from the majority of bloggers’ in terms of style, themes and choice of topics.

 

WHAT IS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF YOUR BLOG?

I’ve set myself the mission of exploring the emerging fashion markets in the East and bringing any potential Asian designers, especially Hong Kong designers to the world’s attention since I started blogging 4 years ago. Considering that their lack of financial resources is always a major obstacle for many prodigious young Asian/Hong Kong designers to moving their career goals one step forward, I feel an urge to spread the word about the best up-and-coming designers from Hong-Kong,China,Japan, Korea, etc. and make the name of our future design stars known,and their works seen as their talents deserve to be valued. That paved the way for the launch of my September’s debut New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza – fashion show(https://www.facebook.com/newyorkasianfashionweekextravaganza) initiated and organized in the name of my blog. In addition, my blog aims at providing a platform for fashionistas to comment on their favorite oriental/ethnic/folklore designs and express their views on fashion of an oriental theme. Followers are encouraged to leave words about what they think “orientalism” may possibly mean,and what necessary elements should be there to make it oriental fashion.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING PART OF HAVING YOUR BLOG?

The most exciting part lies in heaps of opportunities to travel to different places and meet up with some most brilliant creative talents from all over the world that have come to me, which have broadened my scope of horizons in fashion, art and culture. Also, the satisfaction and happiness of being the first one to discover and share hidden fashion treasures are beyond words.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING?

To maintain authenticity and genuinity of the blog without turning it into another advertising platform for brands.

 

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA?

By traveling, my annual overseas fashion trip – FashionCamp Milano in 2011, International Fashion Days in Kiev, Ukraine in 2012, a visit to and an interview with Hollywood’s celebrated up-and-coming Swiss couture designer Stephanie Burkhalter in her studio in Milan last year, and the latest New York Asian Fashion Week Extravaganza has inspired me to consistently come up with some exclusive and one-of-a-kind subject matter for my blog. My next stop in 2015 is Paris Fashion Week.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HONG KONG FASHION?

Dynamism, creativity, designers’ unreserved devotion, dareness, and what’s more, a particular role that played by the impact of east-meets-west culture as a result of postcolonialism on one’s design.

 

WHO IS YOUR READER?

My readers are those who know exactly what style suits themselves best and will never follow trends too much. Trends fade but style stays.