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How do you get your inspiration for the outfits you wear ?
Usually i just get it when i go shopping. I spot something i like and frequently lots of ideas come in mind on how and with what i will wear it.

Who has had the biggest fashon influence on your outfits ?
School girls, everything Chanel, the 60s, menswear, the outfits people wear at horse races 


How would you describe your style ? 
Preppy, very feminine. Even when i wear menswear which i do a lot!


What made you start posting your pictures on chictopia ? 
Actually i started posting my pictures on fotolog.com back in 2006 and everybody started to comment about my outfits, usually how they liked them, and if could give them some advice or where i bought my clothes, so when i heard about chictopia it just seemed right that i would upload my pictures there, a fashion oriented social network, where i could reach people i woulden't in my fotolog webpage and where all that information would be next to the picture in a more practical way. 

What blogs and websites do you follow and why ? 
My favorite websites defenitly are style.com and thefashionspot.com they are so complete, and you really can get all the information you want. As for blogs i like The Sartoralist and Style and The City.  
Would you describe yourself as a trendsetter or fashion follower ? 
Trendsetter, ive never been good at following trends, i prefer to make them. 



Does the hosiery you wear dictate the clothes,outfit you wear ? 
Usually not, but if i wear heart tights im not wearing stripes or flower prints, there are things that at least for me just don't go together. 


What is in your hosiery drawer or closet ? 
Tights in colors: black all deniers, navy blue, white, dark grey, heart tights, spotted tights all sizes 
(big, medium and small spots), black lace tights, white lace tights, star tights, leopard tights, two tone tights

Over the knee socks in colors: black with white spots, black,white, cream, dark grey, light grey, wine and black.

Knee High socks: black, cream, beige, light grey

Ankle socks in colors: black, white, beige, brown,light grey, dark grey, leopard


How do you choose your hosiery ? 
I like neutral color hosiery. I dont like when theres too much going on your legs so i avoid bright colors and messy prints.

Where do you shop for hosiery ? 
Everywhere. From Topshop to department stores, to hosiery speciallized stores. 


What was the last item of hosiery you brought, how much you spent etc ? 
Ankle socks 12 euros for 2 pairs. 


Do you prefer sheer or opaque tights,stockings or holdups,socks or kneehighs,sheer toe or reinforced ? 
This one is hard i love them all. I guess for winter I prefer opaque tights and kneehighs, for spring or fall ankle socks and sheer tights. 

Do you ever wear 10 denier tights or sheer hose if so how long do they last you ? 
Of course i do, 10 denier in winter and it lasts me all winter. Sheer hose i wear too and that usually would not last me more that 3 wears. 

How does wearing tights make you feel emotionally ? More feminine,better with girly outfits not thought about it ? 
Im not sure i've worn tights since i can remember so this im not really sure.



Do you physically like the feel of tights and touch ? Do your legs ache less, prefer than pants ? not thought about it ? 
I prefers tights than pants, specially when i go out at night, its more sophisticated. 


When do you wear hosiery,daily-once a week etc ? 
Probably 4 or 5 days a week. 

What is your hosiery staple ? 
Ankle socks and over the knee socks. 

What are your style tips for wearing tights ?
If they are prints/pattern tights, let that be the only printed item you wear . Tights should help make the most of your legs so be careful with some patterns that make legs shorter or wider, etc. Be sure which tights suit your legs and body type better.


Do you keep a spare pair of tights in your bag ?
Sometimes in autumn or spring i wear an outfit that will go well without tights and with a certain tight and i keep it in my bag so if i get cold i put on my tights and it does not ruin my outfit.


The best and worst things about hosiery, Love-hate ?


The best about hosiery is the variety there is, specially in colors and textures. The worst is how its seasonable. You can't wear tights in summer because of the heat and you can't wear ankle socks in winter or you freeze to death.

Do you recycle your tights ?
Im not sure what you mean, i just use them untill the holes in them start to look ugly instead of accidental.


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