(Two recent obsessions: Spin and Courtney, although I have conflicting feelings about her sometimes)
Salut! I'm so excited to return to blogging and I still need to get everything together (I have too many drafts and so little time), so until tomorrow, enjoy my answers for another Liebster Award awarded by the incredible Miriam, whose blog you HAVE TO READ. I'm very serious, she's amazing. I've nominated people in the past so this time I'm just answering the questions. Enjoy!
Where do you get inspiration for outfits from?
So many places! Women's Wear Daily, Tavi Gevinson (this is such a typical blogger answer but I'm not just saying this, she's been in my life since I was about 9 or 10 and actually knowing her is even more of an influence), Arabelle Sicardi, the entire punk/goth subculture and movement, the 1990s, Ruby Book, a few other bloggers, CDG/Maison Martin Margiela/Vivienne Westwood/Yohji Yamamoto/Ann Demeulemeester (esp. their a lot of their work in the 20th century), Courtney Love, different pieces I see, art, the human body, the Nine Inch Nails "Closer" video, bands I like, Nirvana/Kurt Cobain, music styles, etc, etc. I don't only get inspiration from other clothes, I get it from people I look up to, television shows/movies, etc.
Street style or catwalk?
Honestly, I've become so sick of street style that I'm going to have to go with catwalk. People tend to think of "stiff" and "unoriginal" when the latter is mentioned but it's quite the opposite. It's amazing how much styles from the catwalk have influenced the world.
What kind of shoes do you prefer?
Right now I'm trying to get a pair of T-strap flats and I've been obsessed with combat boots for years, but I think my absolute favorite to see and to wear are kitten heels (preferably in leather form). I hate the name but recently I've grown very fond of them.
Why did you name your blog as you did?
I love these questions so much! I can't remember my exact mental state at the time of choosing/thinking up "The Style Aviator" but I remember having a list of names in one of my notebooks and agonizing over articles on how to name blogs for hours on end. I think in the end the answer would be that I didn't want my blog to be just another one about style and fashion, I wanted it to create new ideas and bring up deeper meanings and express stories and thoughts through my outfits; I wanted to help lead instead of looking at someone else's blog and simply making myself a carbon copy.
Do you keep your blog a secret from people that know you?
I definitely wouldn't tell them unless they asked, but I wouldn't go out of my way to make it a secret. If they find out I have one-which has happened-then oh well.
What is the piece of clothing you would never go without?
This is so tough for me. I'd say some type of over-sized clothing, or my hair necklace (I know it's an accessory, shhhhh).
Do you go shopping for the pure pleasure of it or with specific things in mind?
Both, but the latter usually happens more. It's a bit hard for me to go into a store without maybe having one or two items in mind that I will search for, but the thrill of the hunt for an unknown piece is also very amazing.
How would other people describe your style?
Eccentric x gothic x early '90s based.
Dress up for outfit posts or show what you're already wearing?
Most of the time I do dress up for outfit posts not because those outfits are not what I'd wear outside but because it's hard to think of an intricate outfit with a good story when you wake up at 6 in the morning. It's complicated, but my outfits are very true to who I am.
It's your birthday and you get to choose one present from whatever designer collection you want. What present would that be?
Comme Des Garcons, I can't remember exactly what season but I think these are from 2009 or 2010. You don't even understand how much I need these. I think I'll do a DIY because these are most likely not in my near future.
Are you brave enough to ask random people on the streets if you make take a picture of them?
Definitely! I've done it once or twice before; I'd do it more often but for some reason I am never in the same area at the same time as the people whose outfits are so amazing/inspiring that I have to stop them and ask to take a picture.