Wednesday, December 31, 2008

About Me

RUTA
I am a 20 year old clothing pack-rat who sits in random corners reading books, taking photographs and drinking more black coffee than is healthy. I love everything about Paris and can often be found listening to French music, whilst riffling through magazine clippings searching for inspiration. I practice the art of colour coordination, and obsessively write on sticky notes. I give names to inanimate objects and make a wish when I spot 11:11 on a clock.



Who takes your outfit photos?
I usually either take my own outfit photos with a tripod and timer or I ask my father to take them for me. He's gotten used to how I like my outfit posts, so if I don't feel like lugging out my tripod, my dad's there to help.

What kind of camera do you use?
I use a Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 with an 18-70mm zoom lens. I'm currently in the process of upgrading my camera/lens so this might change in the future.

What do you do when you're not blogging?
I'm currently in my third year at university doing a Bachelor in Political Science and English. When I'm not at school and not studying, I like spending time with my family and friends, reading, watching old movies, writing, etc.

Who are your favourite designers?
I have a soft spot in my heart for John Galliano for Christian Dior, but I also really enjoy collections by Valentino, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel for the history and the classic details that Karl Lagerfeld has maintained. I also have a small obsession
with Vera Wang wedding dresses.

Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging when I was in high school, stuck wearing a uniform each day. None of my friends were really interested in fashion, and I became interested in exploring new styles that nobody around me really accepted. Blogging became an outlet for me to share my style and thoughts on fashion with a large community of people who share the same interests.

Where do you get your inspiration?
I grew up with a mom who is a Textiles Engineer, whose also incredibly creative, so fashion has always been a part of my life. I definitely look up to my mom and her creative eye, but I also enjoy flipping through magazines and reading many fashion blogs. I think home decor and beautiful photography also plays an impact on how I dress.