May 17, 2010 | Tags: Chic Interview
Our latest interviewee hails from ohsofaraway&fabulous Australia. Though twenty-one year old Dajana is a student, she can school anyone in the class of style. One look at her blog and you’ll be hooked to her edgy coolness, we guarantee. This Fashion Styling student is sure to have quite an impressive career in the future, and we’re willing to put our money on it. Take a look at our interview and then prance on over to her blog for more fun…
Chic Intuition: Living in Australia, how does it feel having your seasons flipped with almost the rest of the world? Do you feel tired of the trends after seeing them online in other countries months before you get to wear them? Or does it work the other way around?
Dajana: It does make me want winter when in Australia we are in the middle of summer and all I want to do is wear layers and all the new winter trends but in a way it’s also good because I get to see what i will be wearing before hand, I get inspired so when winter arrives here I already know what I want to be wearing.
Chic Intuition: Ok, so what’s with the bowler hats? You sure can work them!
Dajana: Haha, that’s so weird you even ask that because I just got my first hat two weeks ago, I used to just borrow my brothers for some of the photos I took. I was never really a hat person at all but I’m really liking it now! I don’t think the hats I have been wearing are bowler though, bowler hats are more circle and smaller.
Chic Intuition: Diet coke for breakfast? Please elaborate.
Dajana: On that day I happened to grab a mini diet coke can from the fridge and I just ran out the door to do whatever, so when I was taking photos that day I had the can with me and it was visible in the photos so I thought I might add it to the post. But obviously you should eat something along with the diet coke people!
Chic Intuition: Online shopping: annoying or awesome?
Dajana: I love it. So addictive. There’s just something about browsing online and then confirming your order and waiting patiently for the mail man every day. So much more exciting than going to the store. Who doesn’t love receiving packages?
Chic Intuition: For someone looking into starting a blog, what advice would you give them. Ours would be: don’t underestimate the time/effort it takes to get a blog rolling.
Dajana: I totally agree with your advice, it does take a lot of time and effort. People ask me this a lot actually and most people are just hurrying to get more followers, to get noticed, to get free things…but seriously that shouldn’t be your main reason for starting a blog. You can’t get sucked into all that. Just start slow, post original content, things you love and want to share with others, there are so many blogs out today and everyone is posting the same photos, be different, stand out. Enjoy it!
Chic Intuition: We have to admit that we have a huge obsession with Aussie designers. What kills us is they don’t get the recognition they deserve. Why do you think that is?
Dajana: You know I think these days they are getting a lot more recognition than what they used to get. Which is great. There are so many amazing Australian designers out there and they should be getting way more recognition but i think it’s already happening.
Chic Intuition: And finally, philosophical question time. How torn and worn is too torn and worn?
Dajana: If it’s falling apart at the seams and making you look like a homeless dude it’s probably time to chuck it out.
*Images courtesy of leflassh.com. Graphics courtesy of Chic Intuition LLC.