Fashion Idol of the Week- Aisa Ipac
This week’s fashion idol is Aisa Ipac from Drowning Equilibriums- lifestyle/fashion blog. I was thrilled to discover Aisa’s blog, because she’s the only blogger I know from Philippines and since I love learning about different cultures and the way people live/dress/shop in different countries I find her blog so fascinating and educational. Her style on the other hand is very international – a mix of modern, vintage, affordable and high end designer clothes from all kinds of different designers makes her signature style truly one of a kind. Read her interview below, but don’t forget to check out her blog for more.
La Mimi: Name, age, location
Aisa Ipac, 26, Philippines
La Mimi: When and why did you start blogging?
Aisa: I started blogging last July 2008. It was just a personal thing at first. I just wanted a space where I could rant and rave about life, document my days and sometimes share my addiction to shopping and fashion. Didn’t really think it will come to this point where I’d have followers other than my friends! Hehe.
La Mimi: What goes through you mind when you put an outfit together?
Aisa: I just follow my mood. Then I start with one item–a dress, a pair of shoes, a necklace–and work my whole outfit around it.
La Mimi: Since you have quite a lot of experience travelling, where would you say is the best place to shop?
Aisa: I haven’t been to any country outside Asia BUT for me Thailand is the best! It’s a shopper’s/fashionista’s heaven on earth.
La Mimi: You own quite a lot of vintage in your wardrobe. But if you had to choose between vintage or new, what would you go for?
Aisa: Vintage. One, because the quality is first-rate– otherwise they wouldn’t have stood the test of time. Two, because it’s unique. And three, because I love that each piece comes with a little history to it.
La Mimi: Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Do you think fashion would still be a significant part of your life?
Aisa: Definitely! I can’t really say if I’ll be into fashion full-time but I’m quite sure it will still be part of my everyday life personally and I do hope professionally.
La Mimi: What’s the biggest lesson life has taught you?
Aisa: We are responsible of who we become.