Chicago is known for many things: deep dish pizza, great museums and galleries, and the beauty of the city itself. It’s a little less known for all the creative and fashionable people who reside here, but I’m looking to help change that. I had the opportunity to interview some of the most stylish bloggers/creatives I follow, and the results were inspiring beyond belief. The first two people were Brandon and Desirée—a creative and a blogger, respectively.
- How would you define style?
Desirée: Style is your personality that comes across in your appearance. It can be the way you clothe yourself or the accessories you wear.
Brandon: Style is personal expression meets visuals. It can be the clothing, it can be accessories, it can be nail polish, it can be beads, it can be confidence. For me, it’s a way to express myself through the way I present myself.
- David Bowie once said, “I wanted to be thought of as someone who was very much a trendy person, rather than a trend.” How do you feel about that statement in our present time?
Desirée: If you’re trendy, you have a sensitivity to what’s going on around you and are able to pick up on it. But it’s something that continues to cycle. He was able to stay relevant for so long because he knew the difference.
Brandon: Everyone is into a certain look, a certain trend, a certain style. Yet that isn’t always authentic and genuine. I’m just a really big fan of being 100% yourself.
- If you had to wear only one designer or brand exclusively for three years, who would it be and why?
Desirée: I’d have to choose a designer and it would be Marc Jacobs. He just knows how to do so many things. He could do grunge or a polished-up lady Louis Vuitton look.
Brandon: Louis Vuitton would be the brand, mainly because of the rich history. He was able to bring [the brand] from a bag no one wanted, to a luxury luggage brand, then to a full fashion house. I really appreciate what the house represents because I’m all about the hustle and the grind.
Watch the full interview below!