Fashion Idol Of the Week- Bella
This week’s fashion idol is Bella, who is truly a bella – beautiful in Italian. Glamorous, creative, sexy and a rocking body are just some ways in which I can attempt to describe this gorgeous gal. The one thing about Bella’s style that I love the most, is that no matter what she wears whether it’s Prada, H&M or Target, she makes it her own. And I’m not just talking about the way she wears clothes but also how she literally personalizes her clothes by accessorizing.
Whether it be adding some unique buttons on a shirt, a few studs on her blazer, spikes on her shoes or other ingenious, distinctive features. People must always stop her on the street and ask her where she got her shoes, shirt, jeans, etc.
Want to learn more about this fascinating lady, then head to Vintage Lollipops- it’s Bella’s kingdom that offers tons of inspiring outfits, DIY ideas and of course, her beautiful writing!
Read the fabulous interview and comment on Bella’s style!
1. Name, Age, Location
2. Is there any special meaning behind the name of your blog “ Vintage Lollipops” ?
When I started blogging, I obviously wanted something memorable and just a little bit unconventional, so I pulled the name Vintage Lollipops straight from the pages of the young adult novel I was writing at the time. It just seemed to stick.
3. What kind of role does FASHION play in your life?
For me, fashion is really about the dynamics of experimentation while bolstering a spunky need for constant evolution. I’m always probing for creative outlets to plug into, and I guess in many ways there’s a direct line of influence between my career and sense of style, simply based on ingenuity and character inspiration.
4. What do you enjoy wearing the most?
Oh, that’s a good question. As a creature of habit, I attest to wearing certain things… to death. I’m currently obsessed with my white Marc By Marc Jacobs boots. They’re pretty rad. But in general, have an affinity for messing around the style playground with proverbial androgynous themes and a pinch of dirty glamour.
5. What’s your dream career?
While I’m already pursuing my (dream) career as a writer, ultimately, as I look ahead, above and beyond the horizon… like anyone, I wish for the best.
6. I’ve noticed you have a fabulous shoe collection, I’m curious to know ( and I’m sure so are my readers) how many pairs of shoes you own?
Ah, the ubiquitous shoe collection… I get a lot of questions about this legion of savage kicks. Safely said, I’ve developed quite the hybrid shoe fetish, and somewhere in this freakish sisterhood living inside my closet, it’s nearing the 300 mark.
7. Is there something you would never-ever wear, even if it was the hottest trend?
I’m willing to try most styles to see if I can make it work and settle into my own, but man, I’m not a big fan of the high-waist.
8. You do a lot of DIY projects on clothes, like the pair of jeans you featured in February. To be honest, I was speechless at how talented you are ! Could you share an easy DIY project with LaMimi readers, if possible
It’s fun getting imaginative with DIY projects, and the easiest I’ve done to date was a pair of platforms embellished with spikes/cones for a bit of Rodarte appeal.
What you’ll need:
Platform shoes (preferably with ankle straps)
10 1” tall tree spikes
10 1/2” screw back cones
Flexible measuring tape
Pencil or fine tip Sharpie
Arrange spikes and cones on your worktable according to how you want them to appear on said ankle straps. Using the tape measure for better accuracy, allow ¾” between each spike/cone (optional: mark hole placement on straps for easier guiding). Position leather puncher over marked areas on straps to poke holes through leather. Insert spikes/cones and securely screw on backs.
9. Vintage vs New, what do you like the most and why?
Definitely a collaboration of the two, because I love incorporating styles from various eras then mixing it up with new and/or pieces I already own.
10. If you could share one of your styling secrets, what would it be…
It sounds a tad cliché, although my most valuable styling secret is simply be yourself, dress for yourself, and have fun with it. I mean, life’s too short for boring, but that’s just me… take it or leave it.
Thanks for visiting and keep in touch ~ Mimi.