FEATURE Friday with
Fashionably: chic, smart, modish, voguish, elegant.
Bold. Be Fabulous. Be You - Natasha Bernard
Can you get into these fabulous palazzo pants sown and styled by stylenista Natasha.
Check out our conversation....
* How did you come into sowing as a hobby? What's your best work yet?
I first learned to sew in home economics class back in high school. Once I entered into college, sewing got pushed to the back burner. I was inspired to start sewing again after viewing a few sewing blogs. At least 30% of my wardrobe contains pieces that I've sewn including my best work yet; which are these magenta colored Italian wool palazzo pants. OMG, they are my go-to, my staple, my most prized possession. I can be 70 and I will still be rocking them.
* What's your signature style?
I'm very diverse. My style can be put three categories: urban, vintage modern and sophisticated chic infused with lots of colors and prints.
* As an interior designer, how often do you redesign or revamp your home or work space?
My approach whether it's interior or fashion is from a modern perspective. When I establish my wardrobe or an element of my home, my mind set it to be modern enough to be able to transition for years to come.
* Does your family express your enthusiasm for style and fashion the way that you do?
My husband is a very conservative dresser. I'm trying to get him to incorporate more color into his wardrobe. Although, he has peaked outside the box a little bit. My son, on the other hand, has inherited my fashion sense. I think he's going to be a dabber / debonair type of dude. At 5, he's already aware of his appearance.
* If I looked in your closet, how would I find it arranged?
By color, then by function.
* Heels or Flats
Although I'm not that crazy for shoes, I still love shoe a good shoe. My preference is more of a classic approach. I have a nice selection of flats, however, my favorite shoe type are pumps. I love a classic pointed toe pump.
* What's your favorite season as far as fashion goes?
Fall, I like being able to layer. In the fall you can still incorporate some of your spring/summer pieces into your fall look.
* You have fabulous photos. Who does your photography?
Believe it or not, my husband. I have to give credit to my husband (who has no training) and the settings on my camera (with minimal editing).
* Fashion Fab Style Academy... What's the motivation behind this venture?
I've always looked at my blog as brand. So I wanted to do something to expand it. Since I was always giving out advise, I thought it would be a good idea to have a symposium. This would be my platform to give style tips, demonstrate how to style for your body type and how to integrate colors and prints into your wardrobe from my prospective.
I would like to thank Natasha Bernard of Fashionably Fabulous for her time and advice.
Website: Fashionably Fabulous