Hey guys! I did a fun Q&A with Nicole from High Latitude Style, you can view her blog on (http://highlatitudestyle.com/) Nicole is from Alaska, and her blog focuses on how to dress in a cold climate. Her blog is always such fun to read, just look at her latest post (http://highlatitudestyle.com/2014/05/17/paper-gown-metal-dress/).
Here are the answers to my Q&A with Nicole:
1. Why did you start blogging?
I live in Fairbanks Alaska. This means about 7 months of snow and cold weather. Thus, people of course dress to not freeze or die from hypothermia. Well sometimes people just grab whatever is close by and provides a decent insulation to quickly pick up their kids or walk the dog. You understand that when you get a call from your kid that they missed the school bus you have not time to think about an outfit. You just throw something over your PJs and go so the kid gets out of the forty below school yard or where ever they are. This needed survival behavior let to an article that was published all over the US stating that Alaskans are the worst people of the nation. I want to show everybody that 1) one can dress stylishly at freezing temperatures and 2) that Alaskans have style. One has to take into account the situation.
2. If you could change one thing about Alaska what would you change?
I love living in Alaska. I do not mind the cold, dark nights or the warm, white summer nights. I even do not mind the mosquitoes or earthquakes. I would love to have a great clothing store in Fairbanks like Nordstrom, H&M, you name it. There is Sears, Fred Meyer, WalMart plus some small boutiques covering just one style at a time. That’s all. Thus, I shop a lot online.
3. What is the one thing you could never eat, (not even if your life depended on it!) My cat.
4. What is the one fashion trend you hate most?
That is hard to say. Hate is a very strong word. I dislike ruffles on me, but they look darn cute on blonde, brunettes and red heads, young twenty something and younger with curly hair. Totally romantic and adorable. I dislike circle midi skirts for me as they do not work on my frame. But Atlantic Pacific looks great in them. You get the idea. I think the thing I would hate is when I would have to wear a trend that does not work for me.
5. What do you consider a timeless fashion statement?
A great bag, great well made pumps or my Collier de Chien bangle that my husband gave me.
6. What is your favorite quote?
Oops! That’s hard and depends on the situation.
When related to relationships:”The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves.”— Yves Saint-Laurent. When related to work I love my former MS adviser’s saying “The day has 24 hours. If that’s not enough there is always also the night.” However, I always feared he meant it. LOL. When related to men I love Marilyn Monroe’s saying “I don’t mind living in a men’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.” When related to career “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”— Marilyn Monroe. Related to fashion and style Isaac Mizrahi “You have to try out everything with everything and look what looks the rightest way wrong.”
7. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I like temperatures around 7l0 to 80F (about 20-25C) for running around, sight seeing, shopping and sitting outside in cafes or for dinner. I also like walking along lonely beaches with my husband watch wild life.It should be affordable and a save place without any hostile behavior towards or danger for tourists. Thus any place that fulfills this is fine. If I would not get sea sick (unfortunately I do) I would probably love to make a Caribbean dance cruise with my husband.
Thank you so much for participating in this Nicole.:-)
I’m considering making this a regular feature on the blog. Let me know what you thought of this post, and if you’d like to participate in a fun Q&A like this one.:-)