So, a couple of weeks ago I was involved in a cross country chinwag with a bunch of bloggers from around Europe to launch ChicBuzz Magazine… Above from top left! Emily from Fashion Foie Gras, Emilie Daudin from The Brunette,Renata Araújo from You Must Go, Isabelle O’Carroll from Isabelle OC and Kate Kanishcheva fromTrendspace, Lucia del Pasqua from The Fashion Politan, Tiany Kiriloff from Belmodo.Tv, Rebeca Labara from A Trendy Life Style and Katja Ivanova from Katjusha Dawai.
Below is a snippet of some of what went on… I’m pretty sure I said more interesting things than the quotes chosen but you’ll just have to take my word for it! Be sure to check out some of the other bloggers too x
ChicBuzz® Magazine: When did you launch your blog? Do you remember what your first post was about?
Angela Scanlon (at Kildare Village): “About four years ago! I wrote about my sister’s upcoming wedding and picking her dress! Most were couture, hers wasn’t!”
Emilie Daudin, The Brunette (at La Vallée Village): “I launched mine in 2007 and my first post was about my shopping session at [the] Marc by Marc Jacobs store in Paris.”
CBM: What makes your blog different from other fashion or lifestyle blogs?
Tiany Kiriloff, Belmodo.TV (at Maasmechelen Village): “It’s a personal thing, if you like eclectic, vintage, colours and prints… then you’ll like me .”
Emily Johnston, Fashion Foie Gras (in London): “It’s about bringing fashion news to the masses as and when it happens. I basically don’t sleep. That’s the secret.”
CBM: We have bloggers from around the world tweeting us today – what do you think sets your city’s style apart from all the others?
Isabelle O’Carroll, fashion writer (at Bicester Village): “London is my hometown, I love the eccentricity and devil may care, DIY attitude to fashion – experimentation rules!”
Lucia del Pasqua, The Fashionpolitan (at Fidenza Village): “I am a Tuscany girl, living for/near Milan, so for me, fashion is indeed, chaotic, but calm chaos #italianeasymood”[s1]
CBM: Who are your style icons?
Renata Araújo, You Must Go! (in Brazil): “Tory Burch, Gisele Bündchen, Scarlett Johansson, Marc Jacobs, Kate Middleton are some [of them]”
Emily Johnston: “Carolyn Bessette, Jackie O, Ralph Lauren (yes, he himself is a style icon).”
CBM: How would you describe your personal style? Any signature items
Isabelle O’Carroll: “My personal style is a mix of preppy classic, always with a silly piece like tie-dye tights or a vintage jumper.”
Lucia del Pasqua: “You can have your apple days, your pear days – and even a banana day. My only ‘trademark’ is +12 heels.”
Irina Shifrina: “I can probably speak for everyone! Casual is the most honest answer!”
CBM: We recently launched our ‘Art of the Detail’ accessories campaign. What is your go-to accessory?
Angela Scanlon: “Accessories are a huge part of my style. Lots of rings, random earrings, a great bag and shoes!! I adore UGLY shoes!”
Emily Johnson: “My go-to accessory is definitely a chunky necklace! Can instantly change any outfit.”
CBM: What are your three favourite trends for spring/summer 2012? What’s on your wish list?
Rebeca Labara: “Pastel colours, especially mint in every garment: dresses, blouses, pants…”
Irina Shifrina: “My wish list includes a Le Labo perfume, a Chanel bag and a new pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses.”
CBM: Favourite fashion capital?
Emilie Daudin: “Either Paris or New York – they are two very different but complementary cities!”
Lucia del Pasqua: “There is no such thing as a fashion capital, even grannies out in the countryside who back-comb their hair with lacquer on Sundays are in fashion, in their own way. Every city has its fashionable side, every little village where grannies lacquer their hair on Sundays ”
Renata Araújo: “Paris!!! There’s nothing like it!!!”
CBM: Apart from the new #ChicBuzzMag app (available on the App Store), what’s your favourite app?
Angela Scanlon: “Pinterest is great for moodboards and keeping track of inspiration. Instagram is cool for making your life look glossy, even if it’s not!”
Lucia del Pasqua: “Instagram. A GRAM of INSTA a day keeps the doctor away.”