I came across Reiko’s blog thru another one, as most of us do. Who could resist clicking on such a title? You should know that Reiko can see quite a bit of potential in thrift items. She’ll see a sad sack of a dress and have it altered into something magnificent. I love her style and feel a lot of exuberance in her posts, which are quite often hilarious. Here is an excerpt a post titled Tom Ford’s loss:
1) Reiko, How would you describe your personal style?
I always have a hard time with this one. I always wonder what other people think my style is! My goal is always to be “eclectically chic”.
2) Are you where you want to be with your personal style? If not, in what direction would you like to go?
I can’t say that I think about the direction of my style so deeply. I will say that it has changed over the years but I think that it’s a natural progression of growing up (even growing out at some points!)
3) What top items to you feel are essential to almost every woman’s closet, regardless of personal style?
I believe a black pencil skirt, a classic men’s button down shirt, an assortment of belts and a fabulous pair of “go to” heels should be in every woman’s closet.
4) Tell us about one of your most memorable outfits & where you wore it if that was an important part of it.
I just recently wore a 50’s pinup style dress that I couldn’t wait to wear! I just wore it a few days ago for Easter and it might just be my favorite dress ever! There’s even a pink petticoat! I have to cheat and add a second fave…I am obsessed with anything diva like…which means anything that Beyonce’ or Diana Ross would wear on stage…I found a vintage caftan of my dreams and I recently wore it and smiled the whole day!
5) What can fashion do for you?
I don’t know if fashion is so much important to me as is personal style. I am a believer in rocking what you love to death. I will say that I enjoy “dressing” my style at work. I’m a teacher and trust me, there aren’t many teachers I know who will wear heels everyday and caftans to work but it brings me personal joy. I also do it to piss off some of the older teachers:) I spend quite a bit of time staring at my shoes when I’m bored at work!
Thanks again, Reiko!
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