It’s time for another round of “twenty questions”. If you aren’t familiar with how it works: each week, I feature a blogger, model, designer, fashion figure, etc., and ask them 20 questions in an effort to get to know them better, and share my findings with all of you.
This week, I’m honored to introduce you to fashion blogger Joanna and her blog, A Stylish Love Story. She has such beautiful style, and I’m so thrilled to introduce her to you all. Let’s get to know her better, shall we?
Name: Joana Joy
Where we can find you:
Q1. What’s a typical day like for you?
I work full time in an office far, far away, so I make a strong delicious cup of coffee every morning with heavy whipping cream and honey, feed my little fur baby, and then I’m off to the freeway to sit in traffic for about an hour. On my daily commute, I usually flip through several radio stations and enjoy listening to new music on KCRW. My day is super busy. I go to the gym after work a few times a week, then drive home, eat dinner, and try to decompress via blogging, watching movies, hanging out with my boyfriend, and drinking wine. Usually, I am super exhausted from my schedule, so I try to get as much sleep as I can.
Q2. When did you first become interested in fashion?
I was about five years old, I think. I would run around in my backyard with hot pink and red material that my mom had left out for her stage backdrops and tie it into capes and togos. My great grandmother had passed a few years later when I was about seven years old. She left me some of her pretty lace and embroidered vintage slips and hand sewn clothes from the 30’s and 40’s. She was a fascinating woman, and I remember wanting to feel close to her, so I played dress up in her old slips and jewelry. I had never seen such beautiful details on clothes before, and that’s when I knew I was instantly in love. That’s also how I came to love vintage clothing.
Q3. What are your favorite sources to keep up with what’s going on in the fashion world?
I follow Rachel Zoe, Style.com, Who What Wear, Vogue, and read a ton of style blogs.
Q4. Any fashion/beauty trends you’re currently obsessed with?
Ethereal boho, flared leg pants, 60’s, 70’s, and 90’s style everything, dark lipsticks
Q5. Any trends you’d love to try out?
Dark lipstick and different styles of denim.
Q6. Any trends you’re not really a fan of?
Off the shoulder for both shoulders. I prefer asymmetrical off the shoulder pieces, because I think it looks more flattering.
Q7. How would you describe your personal style?
Feminine, romantic, classic and eclectic.
Q8. What inspires your daily style?
Q9. What are some things in your wardrobe that you would NEVER give up?
Heirloom pieces from my family and vintage dresses.
Q10. Where do you like to shop?
Literally, everywhere from online shops, to small boutiques, Etsy, and large department stores. I also enjoy scouting out pieces at flea markets, consignment, and thrift stores.
Q11. What do you notice first about another person’s outfit?
The colors they choose to wear.
Q12. Who/what are some of your favorite designers?
Too many to name all of them, so I’ll just name a few. Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Elie Saab, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, and Valentino.
Q13. If money were no object, what would you buy?
Q14. What’s the best deal you’ve ever scored on something?
A Christian Dior Bag for an unspeakable price.
Q15. What’s currently your favorite fragrance?
Q16. What color are you currently obsessed with?
Q17. Outside of fashion, what do you enjoy doing for fun?
I enjoy visiting art museums, relaxing at local coffee houses and wine bars, eating good food with friends, and walking around town.
Q18. What’s your dream job?
I would love to a job where I can help people and also create and design at the same time.
Q19. What’s one thing about you most people don’t know?
I’m a classically trained singer and was in a choir for many years.
Q20. Any inspiring or wise words you’d like to impart?
Beauty is everywhere and inside all of us.
And there you have it! I hope you enjoyed this week’s feature, and getting to know more about the lovely Joanna.
If you would like to be featured, or know someone who should be, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.