Friday, 4 November 2011

Favourite Blog Friday Interview: Peep My Style

This post carries and time and jealousy warning. All i'm going to say is i have total blog crush and if you like it too, you will spend at least some of your day checking out her site. Claudia's style totally rocks out...and she's a pretty cool cat too.   

Hannah Blackmore Photography

Have you always had the same style or has it evolved as you got older?
My style has always been pretty similar but has evolved over time - what i could afford 5 years ago is very different to what i can afford now (or at least how much i am willing to spend on things!). I used to be more trend driven, which i still am to a point but i tend to spend more money on things i know i will still have in 10 years time. i go through phases too, like i am totally having a pink/minimal year at the moment but next year, who knows! I am also all about editing, looking at my spaces and tweaking, taking away things that aren't harmonious no matter how much i love them. my most favourite thing to do is rearrange a room/vignette, it's so satisfying...

Having kids often means making some changes to your environment. For your F.K (future kids!) What design/style/piece could you not live without or give up?
That is such a good question! I have actually gone through that scenario in my head, what will i have to give up when i have kids? one of my closest girlfriends has a son (Tex) who loves to pick up my things and got hold of my ceramic antler bowl which was a goner! a chunk cracked off but i was able to glue it back together - despite this i still have it out when kids are around. i really hope i dont have to censor my style for kids, mind you i have been seeing some kid friendly furniture that i am (in my head) incorporating into my look. i think, if anything, the glass domes may have to go, and i may have to scotchguard the louis chair!

 Who/What inspires you?

I get inspired by blogs (tabletonic, theselby, thecoveteur, jakandjil, intothegloss, fffound, whowhatwear to name a few), magazines (US elle, aust vogue, inside out, belle, real living, aust vogue living, architectural digest and french vogue), peoples places, window shopping - everything! there are a few shops that i go to that inspire me everytime i walk through the doors, also my girlfriends are all very creative and have great style which inspires me (hannah, alice and zoie). i am obsessed with kelly wearstler - she is so incredible and also martha stewart and carine roitfeld (just got her new book!)

The little glimpse i saw of your parents house (above) looks totally modern and cool. Did you get any of your fashion/design influence from them?
More and more as i am getting older and maturing i appreciate mums style - when she was my age she did a design course but kids got in the way of her making a career out of it. she has a really great eye for making neutrals work and chooses really classic pieces that stand the test of time. dad on the other hand is where i got my penchant for everything old and junky, he is very sentimental and has an great collection of 'vinatge stuff' (old typewriters, tins etc) dad is also who i got my neat freak organised nature from, we are two peas in a pod when it comes to tidying.


If your home were on fire what three things would you save? (People and animals not included. Let's just assume you'd save them first!) 
oooh i love this question! well first would be my mac because it has my massive image file and all my photos, then my skull book by artist tai snaith that was custom for me from my brother and his girlfriend, and thirdly my black giant day bag from balenciaga - this bag has been EVERYWHERE with me over the last 5 years and just gets better with age (can i also jam my hermes bangles i got from mum in there?!)
 Visit the beautiful Claudia (Claud) at Peep my Style here.

P.S All Photos taken by Claudia/Hannah although most of the above are actually taken by Hannah (Blackmore) her photographer stylist friend who is also somewhat of a styling genius so while you are on a roll you might want to clicky here too!


Lauren said...

Oh, this was a wonderful post! I need to check out all your links and spend some time...I know my design style (and budget) has evolved (although maybe my budget hasn't evolved as much as I wish!). One thing I really try to do now that I'm (ahem) older, is take my time before making a decision about making a change or buying something. To be sure it's right. These photos are so inspiring!

Linda Leyble said...

Great column idea and a wonderful interview! Just wanted to say "hi" - from a BYW student.

Fabulous idea to highlight different bloggers as a column idea. I will definitely tune in!


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