Saturday, October 29, 2011

Interview with Carrie of WishWishWish!

I am so glad to be in my cozy apartment writing this post! New York City is having a massive snow storm, so strange for October! Anyway, I am sure most of you are familiar with Carrie's blog, WishWishWish. If you don't know it, be sure to check it out here. Carrie lives in my most favorite city in the world, London. She has amazing style and her blog really reflects that. Carrie is a true Audrey Grace girl. She already loves all of the brands I am stocking and also has a passion for vintage! It also seems like she loves her Alexa bag as much as I love mine! Carrie also takes beautiful photos. I loved her coverage of London fashion week, especially the Orla Kiely and Mulberry shows so much. Enjoy my interview with Carrie below.

Carrie and her beloved Mulberry Alexa
Carrie's coverage of the Orla Kiely show
Carrie's coverage of Mulberry SS12


Tell me a little bit about yourself, your blog and your work.
I'm a vintage loving twenty one year old living in London, blogging about what I get up to and the clothes that I wear!

I see your still in university, what are you studying?
I study Fashion Promotion, so we do everything from styling to creating fashion films! It's very broad.

What do you like about living in London?
It's just so diverse, everything and everyone is on your doorstep. It's a great place to hunt for vintage, and I don't feel like you could ever explore it all! There is always something new to see.

Describe your personal style.
I think I dress a bit like a little girl going to a birthday party! I'm very girly, and love to mix highstreet finds with vintage, and my favourite labels - Family Affairs, TBA, Vivetta..!

Describe an ideal day.
Sunshine, waffles for breakfast, a trip to a vintage market, a picnic, a trip to the cinema followed by seeing my favourite band!

What is your favorite type of tea? (And favorite place to get tea in London)
I don't drink tea too often as I have it with so much sugar that my teeth would fall out if I drank it every day! But I like a regular builders brew as we call it over here!

Who is your style icon?
I have a gazillion pictures of Anna Karina saved on my computer. Isn't she just perfect?

Who are your favorite designers?
I am in love with Vivetta, tba, Family Affairs, Mulberry, Orla Kiely..I love every collection from these talented ladies.

What was it like attending London fashion week? What was your favorite show?
It sounds very glamorous and exciting, but really it's a lot of hard work and the days are very long! My favourite show this year had to be Mulberry! They decorated Claridges ballrooom with hundreds of inflatable animals, it was amazing! Not to mention the pink lemonade they served up.

If you could take me shopping around London for a day where would you take me?
Okay! Firstly we'd have to hit up my favourite department store, Liberty - their stationary room is my favourite, and at this time of year, a trip to their Christmas shop is a must! I'd take you to east London where we'd hunt down the best vintage and visit shops like Caravan where the best homewares are sold. If we went on a Sunday, we'd visit Columbia Rd flower market and battle the crowds to visit the Rob Ryan store, and the wonderful Buddug (http://www.buddug.com/page2.htm).

Who are your favorite artists and photographers?
I'm a huge lover of Paolo Roversi. I love his dark style!

If you could style any celebrity who would it be?
That's a tough one, probably a kick ass girl from a band, like Alison Mosshart.

As a Londoner, are you a fan of Kate Middleton's style? Who are your favorite London girls?
I don't pay too much attention to what the Duchess wears I must admit, but she always looks very well put together. My fave London girl has to be Alexa Chung, obvious choice I know!

What are your favorite books and magazines to look through for inspiration?
My favourite magazines are most definitely Frankie, Lula, and the Japanese magazine Fudge! All such feasts for the eyes!

What are your favorite blogs?
Oh I have too many to list! At the moment, I love Mariell, who has just moved to London. (http://hjartesmil.blogg.no/) Also, Fancy Fine - Ashley's collection of vintage is so enviable! Of course the lovely Sandra of Niotillfem is one of my favourites too.

I see your a big Mulberry fan, like me. I also have their Alexa bag. What are you covering from the AW collection?
Oh my!! I'm absolutely in love with all of their bags featuring the little foxes! I love the the Fox Lock bag. I need it!

What's on your fall wishlist?
The AW Vivetta collection! I absolutely adore the whole thing! I'm also loving cropped trousers right now, so a lovely wine coloured pair wouldn't go amiss!

What are you looking forward to this holiday season?
Big warm scarves, open fires, roast dinners, long socks and family!

Tell me a little bit about your photos. They are beautiful.
I'm really into taking photos lately actually! I've rediscovered my love! It's amazing being able to capture a particular look or feeling in an instant.

What are your favorite films for fashion?
I love all the Orla Kiely lookbooks, they are always so inspiring!

What could you see yourself buying at Audrey Grace?
Everything - I'm not even kidding! I love everything stocked, it's like my dream store!

What does the future look like for you and your blog? Any exciting collaborations or projects?
I do have an exciting collaboration coming up! But I'm afraid all I can say is that it's with one of my favourite independent English labels! Watch this space!

All photos courtesy of Carrie. Check out more photos of Carrie's adorable style below!

6 comments:

  1. I love wishwishwish blog a lot - carrie's photos are always fantastic! x

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  2. Love love love! Carrie is my favourite ever! <3

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    Lost in the Haze

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  3. loved the interview
    amazing photos !

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  4. Love all these Indie Clothing Styles collection! Such glamorous and stunning pieces!

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  5. What a lovely interview :) x

    www.sapphirevalentino.com

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