Recently I had a contest to feature my 2nd blogger of the month, but this time there was a slight twist! All of the entries I was receiving were AMAZING and I couldn’t choose – so instead I made the viewers and fans vote on who they felt was the best! Our winner this month was Maria Tkachenko, blogger of My Fashion Wishlist. I hope you love her as much as I do!
1. When did you start blogging & why?
I started blogging very recently, this August as a way to deal with lack of wardrobe space and constant desire to shop. Now that I have My Fashion Wish List I go through the same process as I did when shopping, but at the end select things not to purchase but to post on my blog. I never thought it would take off and people would be interested in seeing items that are on my wish list, but I now absolutely love sharing my finds with my readers!
2. How did you come up with the name My Fashion Wish List?
My blog is all about those fashionable things I would buy if I had bottomless wardrobe and wallet hence the name My Fashion Wish List.
3. Tell us a bit about your blog.
My blog is very item oriented – I concentrate on fashionable pieces I would love to own, some of which I do end up buying. They can be both designer and high street and they are always inspired by fashion trends, outfits worn around town or by celebrities. It is all about a fashionable discovery – something I found online or in stores and want to share with my readers. I sometimes give styling tips, but do not post pictures of myself – yet might do it soon as a holiday special to allow my readers to get to know me and my style more.
4. Who is your personal style icon & why?
I am a style chameleon – I can one day be inspired by Audrey Hepburn and next day by Rihanna. I dress to suit my mood and I am different every day, I love experimenting with fashion!
5. 3 things that are a MUST to carry daily?
Three things which I do not leave the house without: 1. My phone as I feel like I loose connection to the world without constantly getting email updates and being able to browse the web or take a picture of the items I discover while out and about. 2. My organiser – not only does it contain lists of things to do but it is a great way to keep track of my ideas. Whenever I think of something to blog about I can quickly jot the ideas down. I will never swap pen and paper for computerised organiser! 3. Make up – girls best friend that allows you to change your look without changing you outfit. If I need to take my look from day to evening I pile on more eyeliner or add bright lipstick.
6. One place in the world you would live and why.
I love living in London but if I had to move, I would move to LA. I absolutely love the climate! Plus being able to live a city life yet go to the beach or lounge by the pool is something a Londoner only dreams about! And after having to learn English when I moved to UK as a child from Russia I love that I would not have to learn a different language to live there. Maybe just learn to say pants instead of trousers and french fries instead of chips.
7. Favorite Food?
I love Japanese cuisine and can live off sushi! Also I have to sometimes treat myself to my beloved junk food – like crisps and chocolate.
8. Who is the best person to go shopping with?
I love going shopping on my own – you can take as much time as you want and no one will rush you if you try the same dress 3 times before making a decision!
9.What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?
My bucket list is filled with places I need to visit. I believe that personality is built through experiences and the most interesting experiences come about through traveling. Now on top of my lists are discovery trips of China and Brazil!
10. Favorite item in your wardrobe?
My favourite item in my wardrobe is a leather jacket – I have a few different ones and wear them all the time. At the moment I love my new Versace for H&M leather jacket. It is covered in studs and creates it is very easy to create an outfit around it!
11. Best style & beauty advice?
Best style advise is be yourself. Don’t hide behind fashion, use it to show who you are, adapt the latest trends to suit you! And beauty advice – never go to bed wearing your make up and always, always moisturise, even better if your moisturiser has sunblock!
12. Favorite designer and why?
My favourite designer is Alexander McQueen. He was brilliantly crazy and always experimenting. And I loved his shows – always more of a theatrical performance. After watching those no one can say that fashion is not an art form!
And something more about me: I have undergraduate degree in Economics and Politics and currently doing Masters in Marketing. I always loved fashion but it is quite recently that I have decided to take it to the next level – I took summer fashion courses in London College of Fashion this year.