Good morning fashionistas, today we meet Kimberley, the blogger of Always Different.
Hi Kimberley, tell us a little bit about yourself (who you are/what you do/where you’re from, etc.).
A dutch blondie, grown up in the city of design Barcelona, graduated for fashion marketing and communication in 2011 and currently working on the Alwaysdifferent.nl blog which includes all my personal style, fashion week stories and inspirations, i’m addicted to traveling, I need to move at least ones a month else i’m getting crazy, combined with listen lots of music and visiting amazing restaurants, cause if you wanna make me happy, give me food. I’m a spontaneous individual, extrovert, caring and adventurous, everything which is crazy, I would like to do. Working on my blog, meeting amazing people and traveling around the world for fashion weeks like Paris, Ny and especially independent fashion weeks like Copenhagen & LA are making me the happiest person alive.
How would you define your style?
A mix of feminine, sexy and rock, well actually my style changes every single day but one thing is sure, my look always needs to have something special, like a strong color, lipstick, amazing high heels or just cool jewelry.
How did you find your sense of style?
I remember when I was younger, people always stared at me, my mom always found me really funny. Every single day I was changing clothes like 10 times a day, creating my “own” fashion show and entertaining my whole family and this is how I discovered that I loved fashion or at least clothes and dressing up.
How did you choose the name of your blog?
Since I was a kid, I always felt different, while I was studying I grew up with that feeling even more, ‘Alwaysdifferent’ is just the best way to define me, people say that when they hear it they immediately think of me. This name really fits my blog and represent who I am.
What was the best comment you ever received from a reader?
A few weeks ago this blogger (http://mllewanderlust.blogspot.com.es) wrote on my blog that I found sooo adorable, she said: ‘What I totally do not understand is that you still do not have 100 comments since your style is perfect, you are very beautiful and you have a great setting for your photos’. Things like that can make my day!!!
Who/what inspires you?
The world, obviously people and the pieces I buy, I travel a lot so I meet a lot of amazing people, see amazing places and wherever I am I need to buy at least something from that place, even if it’s a top, jewelry or even a souvenir. These things inspire me!
What are your favourite pieces in your wardrobe?
I have this jacket of Stella McCartney of the Resort 2011 collection and I cannot stop staring at it, also a clutch of Zara from last summer which I basically always wear when I go out mixed with my black clutch of Balenciaga.
What is your top fashion tip?
Just do it, I mean, if you like what you wear, fuck the world and wear it! It’s just wherever you go or do, people always have a opinion, it could be good, it could be bad but all you need to do is believe in yourself!
What advice do you have for new bloggers or people considering starting a blog?
Do your reseach, nowadays there soooo many bloggers that do the same, only a hand full is new, creative and dare to be different. Try to find your niche, are you doing a lot of DIY, start a DIY blog, are you a model, show the world how is your world, people like to know what’s happening behind the scene. And don’t try to be fake, like photoshopping yourself to much or try to be a nice people if you are actually a bitch, people will find it out anyway!
What importance do social networks have for you?
I have a addiction to social media, whatever social media tool i’m able to use I would like to use! Especially for my blog, without social media, I wouldn’t have the ability to grow and meet my followers.
Your first thought in the morning?
I wanna go shopping, especially vintage shopping.
For you, what is the world’s most fashionable city?
I have a seriously weakness for Asia so I say Hong Kong, somehow the fashion really attracts me, the way the mix high street brands with vintage pieces or just really cheap garments or the combinations they make with sporty and casual! They love to mix every single thing and it still looks great!
How would you describe fashion in the city where you live?
Here in Barcelona I can basically wear whatever I want, Barcelona is a very creative, open, hippy and warm city which really helps choosing what to wear, the Spanish people in the big cities are trendy, open-minded and love to wear heels, compare d to my dutchies in Holland, who are basically most of the time wearing sneakers and boots. The spanish people are obviously very into Zara, Bershka and Stradivarius so depending on their age they go from hippy, alternative to casual, sexy, fashionable. The thing is here in Spain is that you never know what some people would wear, one day they wear a dress with a amazing clutch or very high sexy heels and one day the wear the same dress with cool biker boots and a jacket!
What message do you hope to send to your readers?
That it’s fun and cool to be different, I believe that nowadays people are to scared to come out of their comfort-zone, try to look further then your friends that try to keep you small, believe in yourself that you are able to be different cause believe me, the world is so much creative, happier and cooler then you think!
Do you find Kimberley’s style inspiring? Let us know in the comments!
Here are some Kimberley’s tips for shopping on Giglio.com: