Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Interview with Hannah from Foxtail and Fern

I have been a fan of Hannah's blog, Foxtail and Fern for a long time. If you haven't check it out here. Hannah is a student in Edinburgh, finishing up her degree just like me! She has amazing photography skills, and I wish so much I could collaborate with her when I am over in Edinburgh this summer. Anyway, enjoy my interview with Hannah- and her beautiful photos.

Tell me a little bit about yourself, what you do, and your blog.

My name is Hannah, I'm a full time student at the University of Edinburgh and my degree is in zoology. I'm also a blogger, whenever I can find the time to be anyway! My blog is mostly about what I like to wear and why I choose to do so.

What do you love about living in Edinburgh?

I love the old buildings! And the fact that you're never too far away from somewhere green.

What are your favorite places to visit in Edinburgh? (shop, cafes, etc.)

The charity shops! They're certainly the places I frequent the most, anyway. I like going to the Grassmarket too because there are lots of interesting little shops there. Occasionally I'll peer into the Mulberry store but it's too dangerous to stay there for long.

What are your beauty essentials?

My beauty routine is rather pared back and I mostly use basic drugstore products. I am faithful to my Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream though (I even managed to get my boyfriend hooked on it). 

What are your favorite magazines, blogs, books and films for fashion?

My favourite magazine is Lula, but I also never fail to buy UK Elle or Vogue. I have too many favourite blogs to even mention! You can see a list of all of the ones I follow on my blog though. As for books, while I haven't managed to get my hands on it yet, I think Tim Walker's book 'Pictures' would be a firm favourite (he's one of my favourite fashion photographers after all). And films? Do adverts count? If so, then any of the adverts for Chanel! 

Who is your style icon?

I don't really have one, I take style inspiration from all over the place.

Who are your favorite designers and photographers?

Based on the S/S '12 collections, my favourite designers at the moment are Carven, Ralph Lauren (for the beautiful 1920s style clothes!), Prada, Chanel and Valentino. As I mentioned earlier, Tim Walker is one of my favourite photographers, and I also like Ryan McGinley and Lina Scheynius.

What is on your Spring fashion wish list? 

Anything shiny/metallic and a certain sheer, lilac dress from Topshop.

What was your favorite SS12 show? 

Probably Chanel, it was pretty spectacular, even by Karl Lagerfeld's standards. I mean Florence Welch coming out of a giant clam? Come on!

If you could style any celebrity for an event, who would it be?

Oh wow, I'm not sure. I think I would be too overwhelmed to style any celebrity. Kate Bosworth perhaps, because she'd look stunning in a potato sack and I wouldn't be able to go wrong!

What can you see yourself buying from Audrey Grace?

Any one of the beautiful vintage dresses or a print by Caitlin Shearer.

What does the future look like for you?

Mysterious. I finish university this year so who knows what's ahead? Not me, that's for sure!

Photos courtesy of Foxtail and Fern. Thank you Hannah!