In this series, we’ve been interviewing some of our favorite fashion bloggers around the world, today our featured blogger is Marie of The Maven Post.
Marie, tell us a little bit about yourself (who you are/what you do/where you’re from, etc.).
My name is Marie and I blog for my site The Maven Post. I am from Los Angeles, California where I do viral marketing consulting for brands as well as work for Barneys New York.
How would you define your style?
I am a bit of a chameleon when it comes to style. There isn’t any one genre I would place myself. I either like something or I don’t. I never shop with the intent of finding something particular. I enjoy great design, craftsmanship, and over all uniqueness of clothing. I look at it more as art and that is how I decide on what I wear. I love contemporary lines, designer lines, as well as vintage. I don’t put myself into a box when it comes to style.
How did you choose the name of your blog?
The Maven Post name was birthed with the idea of one day becoming bigger than a personal style blog. I wont be young forever taking photos of myself in the streets so I wanted a name that I could grow with. I started my blog with the hopes that my followers who enjoy my aesthetic now will continue to follow the transformation of The Maven Post when that time comes.
Who/what inspires you?
I am inspired by the world around me. Where I travel, who I meet, what I see, and my day to day life encounters. I am very observant and enjoy the inspiration I get from watching the world around me.
What are your favourite pieces in your wardrobe?
I am a huge bag collector. I believe a great bag can make almost any outfit look amazing. They are my weakness! I also love vintage jewelry. Things that are unique and interesting are always fun to me. Dont hate me but I love a good fur too…
What is your top fashion tip?
Only splurge on timeless pieces. Getting excited over something that will be outdated in two months can limit you and your wardrobe unless you truly love it. I am guilty of this but I try to follow it as best as I can. Also of note, and this is a personal assumption, any genre of style whether it be the vintage girl, the designer lover, to the modern asymmetrical, raw cut, Rick Owens type, as long as you refine your look to be polished in its way, that makes for an amazing look. I makes you look like you know what your doing and are on point with your outfit. Also, closet flushing is a must. Holding on to pieces that don’t carry any great value and you never wear anymore can limit you to exploring new pieces. And lastly, have fun with it. Unless you are Carine Roitfeld or Amanda Brooks, where it is your job to look amazing all the time. Dont hold back. And Im sure the latter peoples mentions before have fun with it just as much.
What importance do social networks have for you?
Social networks are what drive traffic to your blog. Sites such as lookbook.nu, Chictopia, Facebook, Twitter, etc. all drive traffic to your site which is the end goal. Building yourself to in essence “be a brand”. I think for most influential bloggers, this is a job to them and to deny social networking would be a large hurtle to face. It makes blogging more fun and lets more readers discover your domain.
Your first thought in the morning?
Caffiene. LOL. I have a morning routine wherein I get up drink caffiene, check my email, my blog, and zone out before the day starts. A personalized form of meditation I like to think of it as. Sounds weird right?
What is your favourite thing to do when not blogging?
I love to shop, obviously. Also, reading, walking around on adventures, and spending time with my husband and my dog Helmut (Lang) always make for a good hang.
How would you describe fashion in the city where you live?
Fashion in Los Angeles never ceases to surprise me. With the studios, music scene, and the plethora of vintage, there are so many unique fashionable people. Different areas of the vast city generally dictate its fashion style. On the east side, there is more of an alternative, indie, hipster scene. The west side, a more designer driven polished look. But an amalgomation of the two can be seen at any point in time. In downtown LA, you can walk in to a Starbucks and find a man in an expensive suit, a girl in her pajamas, a hipster, and bum. Quite an array of the spectrum. That is also what I love most about the fashion scene in this city.
Do you find Marie’s style inspiring? Let us know in the comments!
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