Saturday, 12 February 2011

Meet..... She's Got A Passion For Fashion

The next installment in our bloggers series is the lovely Cait from She’s Got a Passion for Fashion. Cait is actually one of our very own contributors (remember that yummy turkish delight cupcake recipe from the Winter issue?) and her blog is one of our daily reads. We love her beautiful photography and she's got a wardrobe to die for as well showing us some tutorials so we can recreate some of those beauties. So what are you waiting for? Read on!

- Ok, first up who is ‘She’s got a passion for fashion’?
Amongst other things I’m a Scottish girl who braves the elements with my long suffering photographer (my boyfriend, Adam) to pose in my Sunday best. Then I blog about it along side other things that I like.
- How long have you been blogging, what made you want start it in the first place?
I've been writing my blog for almost three years but only regularly since I graduated. I've always loved clothes but I was so bored with fashion magazines (thats right, I don’t read Vogue) and I hate the idea that they are simply telling you what to wear. I was instantly inspired when I started to read blog's like Liebemarlene Vintage, Style Bytes and Only Shallow (Only Liebemarlene remains in its original form). Real girls, with their own personal style and a real life budget! I think I signed up to blogspot within a week of finding them.

- What inspires your blog posts?
I studied costume so sewing and fictional characters are often mentioned, as are pretty collars, dresses, bows and stupidly high heels. Right now I’m inspired by '60s girl groups, an exhibition I just saw on Scottish Lighthouse Keepers and Edwardian children's clothing. Add in my Granny hobbies and thats my blog.

How would you describe your style?
My style is prim because I am hopeless at ‘causal’ dressing and I’m afraid of mixing colour so my outfits end up matchy-matchy. It’s more a case of deduction than anything else. I’m a creature of habit, I know what suits my body shape and what I like so I rarely deviate from it. Add in a few, if not all of the elements from the pervious answer and I’m ready to go.

- What three items can you not live without?
Only three? I would be set adrift without black liquid eyeliner, earl grey tea and my macbook.

- What do you get up to when you're not blogging?
I love making things, so I'm always baking and sewing. I'm also pretty fond of old things so I enjoy rooting around tatty antique shops, visiting museums and beautiful old houses. 

- Tell us something no one else knows about you...
Well… this my sound a little weird but Cait isn't actually my name. Everyone calls me Cait but to my parents and on my birth certificate I am Drustic Elizabeth Harrington. It's a Pictish name from the 11th century (my Dad is an archaeologist) but when I was 11, I decided that I would like to be called Caitlin so I changed it.

- And lastly as we've just released our Winter issue, what's your favourite thing about this season?
Some girls love bags or shoes but I love coats so Winter is my season. This year I've been really good, I only bought three which is an improvement on last years five! 

3 love letters:

Ellie said...

I love Cait and her fantastic blog. This was a really interesting interview, thank you! And I love her real name, so pretty! x

Rosaspina Vintage said...

I loved reading this interview! Cait is such a pretty and inspiring gal, I never miss to read her blog :)

CoCoon said...

Lovely blog to feature. She's fashion trooper, rain or shine, she gets the gorgeous shots. Lovely blog.

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