Blogger Interview - Buffalo Stance



How do you get your inspiration for the outfits you wear ?
I think most of my inspiration comes from old film stars. Jean Seberg in Breathless, with her gaime effortless charm. Faye Dunaway in Bonnie and Clyde- her berets, scarves, and pencil skirts are vintage staples of mine. Catherine Denueve in Belle De Jour- her immaculate hair beneath those ever so chic pill box hats combined with the classic trench. Mia Farrow in Rosemary's Baby- The 60's bell dresses shielding her petite figure, the haircut, even down to the nightgowns. All completley inspiring.

What made you start posting your pictures on Chictopia ?
I was incredibly tired of my wardrobe at the time and found myself clicking through fashion sites online to gain fresh new ideas. I stumbled upon a girl from California and found her outfits similar to mine, yet remixed. She seemed to be around my age, and shopped at similar places. So I though, "hey, I can do this," and posted my 1st set of pics the next day.

What blogs and websites do you follow and why ?
My favorite daily reads are, We don't have an H&M in Buffalo which can be a real problem. The next best for cheap trendy clothing is Forever 21. I like to check out their blog for tips, tricks, and mixing their product. Always inspiring, street fashion from around the globe. Beautifull, silly, and fresh design. 

Does the hosiery you wear dictate your clothes or outfits ?
No not really. I don't wear pants all that often so I pretty much live in tights, or knee socks. I do have a general color pallet. I tend to keep it pretty neutral- sticking with grey, beige, or black. Then add variation through the patterns on the tights. Although recently I've been loving tights with a hint of shimmer or sparkle.

What was the last hosiery item you brought and for how much ?
I bought one pair courtesy of Forever 2 that is a beige, cream color with gold stripes, and the 2nd pair from UO which are sheer with black hearts ala 2010 Balenciaga.

Do you prefer sheer or opaque tights ?
I love them all, and own them all!

How often do you wear hosiery ?
On average I would say 5-6 days a week.

 What is your hosiery staple ?
Black opaque tights.

What are your style tips for wearing tights ?
Try layering. Either within your outfit, (slips tucked into skirts, double a skirt under a dress for extra volume, and top off with a pair of great tights) Or try wearing tights and slouchy knee socks together.

What do you love-hate about hosiery ?
Snagging a hole in your brand new nylons. Luckily last year it was popular to have have holey tights and I was able to reuse! Recession tip!



Thanks to Kaitlin for letting me use her pictures, catch up with her blog here:

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