Meet Wynne Prasetyo. This blogger doesn't live down the street from me. In fact, she lives half-way around the world, in Indonesia. Her style however, is international. She dresses it best in effortless, classic chic style, that knows no borders.
Her blog is called Fashion Geek's Closet, and she's from Jakarta, Indonesia. She's 19 years-old, a student of Law, and a blogger since 2008. She says fashion took over her blog last summer, in August 2009."I've had a thing about fashion for quite a long time," she writes, "Fashion is a freedom of expression and I want to share my personal style." She won't cite any particular fashion or style influences, she feels "the biggest influence is something within me, the way I think about fashion. When I dress up, I dress for myself, and I go with my mood. I do read magazines, and sometimes they can inspire me, sometimes they don't. I can wake up in the morning and think that a certain fashion item is trending even when no fashion magazines say so, and I'll wear it for weeks."
It's a message she wants to share with those around her, to be confident of one's personal look, and to use one's own interior world as inspiration.
She's eager to share her favorite blogs, and shows an ardent support of fellow fashion bloggers. "I LOVE Karla's Closet the most," she says, "I love that she's completely confident with her body shape and curves, and she always succeeds in putting together her outfits in ways that compliment her body." Wynne also "adores" Tagrid, Le Blog de Betty, and Saucy Glossy, calling each of them "awesome bloggers."
Trends she plans to wear this summer are lots of short skirts and shorts to show off her legs. Not a big fan of bright colors, this Fashion Geek prefers instead to wear neutrals: black, cream, grey, khaki, and even pastels. This seems to resonate with her personality, which seems confident, yet quiet and understated. The outfits I think she wears best are strictly colorless, the seasonless neutrals of grey, cream and black dressed up in flowy fabrics and classic cuts, like here:
As you can guess from her photos, Wynne is a shoe-lover. She's an avid fan of Christian Loubotin, and Jimmy Choo. And as much as she likes mixing up high-low fashions, she does appreciate the big-time designers. Her favorite collections this season are Lanvin, Ellie Saab, and Zac Posen.
The Fashion Geek has some salient advice for up-and-coming fashionistas: "Don't focus on your flaws to present your style, emphasis your strong points. There are no unbreakable rules in fashion, and even if there are, be brave enough to break them. At some point, you may think you've run out of ideas for new looks, so remember that is what fashion magazines and blogs are for: they are sources of inspiration. And lastly, don't hesitate to modify items in your wardrobe to keep your clothing looking fresh and brand-new."
Not exactly pocket protector stuff, this geek. Just chic. You can follow her latest outfits posts at her blog: http://www.fashiongeekscloset.blogspot.com