Friday, June 25, 2010

See Emily Play: An interview with Emily Roche

One of the many pay-offs of blogging has been meeting & making friends with folks that you may not have ever met in the real life.   I've had the good fortune of "virtually" meeting some great gals I can now solidly count as real time pals. 

One of these, is my dear friend Emily Roche. She blogs Pamja Libri: a Lookbook,  and basically turns her style inspirations into fashionable collages via Polyvore. I wish she'd post more photos of herself and her outfits, as she is cute-as-buttons, and write more about her real life adventures. Once I found out that she has an artistic bent, and is a passionate organic gardener, I knew I'd found a friend for life.

The following is an interview with her. 
                              -Bella Q

Question: Where do you live, and where are you from?
                Originally, I'm from Oxford. However, as of last April, I live in Tunbridge Wells. Me & my boyfriend Alex have our very own flat. It was absolutely empty in the beginning, and we have spent every weekend combing the charity shops & markets for bits and pieces to fill it up with. We discovered a lovely black lacquered bistro chair in a skip a few weeks ago. Yesterday, we found a sorry-for-itself cupboard, but have painted it bright blue and will update it with new handles, a.s.a.p.

Question: What do you do for a living? What do you do for fun?
               At the moment, I'm doing some temp work. I love plants and animals, but unfortunately I don't currently have a garden, so I've filled the flat with potted plants and shower every random cat with adoration. I love photography and practice at every opportunity. You can see my portfolio here.

Question: How long have you been blogging, and what inspired you to blog?
                I started a travel blog in September 2009 to chart my adventures in the Antipodes. At the same time, I started doing my fashion blog with the aim of experiencing a capsule wardrobe. In the end, however, I was not doing the sort of traveling that involves luggage; I had a rucksack full of everything I need and lived in a car or a tent for almost four months. So fashion kind of went out the window. When I returned to the U.K., however, I started up the fashion blog again and have been rambling away ever since.

Question: Name some blogs that YOU admire, that inspire you.
                I love LUXIRARE for beautiful, inspiring things that are produced and photographed in glorious technicolor. I enjoy the Citizen Rosebud (Editor's note: this answer was unsolicited but she does get major brownie points) because of the fun stories and anecdotes. I read Sea of Shoes for the snippets of the fashion world and for the love of the off-beat jewelry often included in the posts.
"I want to be an explorer, a zoologist, a baker, a thinker, and most especially, a contented person."
Question: If you could give the world anything, what would it be?
                A breeding pair of every extinct or nearly extinct creature. Except, maybe dinosaurs- while I adore them, I don't think the world is ready to repeat the Jurassic period. Yet.

Question: Tell me 3 trends you like and want to incorporate into your wardrobe.
                  I love JUMPSUITS. They are quite possibly the comfiest item of clothing ever.  HEADWEAR- practical and pretty! I just bought a pink trilby that I adore. Lastly, I really want a vintage creamy LACE dress.

Question: What will you be wearing this summer?
                 If it's warm, I'll be inseparable from my shorts, silk vests & play-suits.  If it is, and I suspect it will be, chilly, there will be more layers involved and I'll have to go shopping for some jewel-toned embellished jackets.

Question: What do you want to be when you grow up? 
                 I can't settle on just one thing, I want to do so much! I want to be an explorer, a zoologist, a baker, a thinker, and most especially, a contented person.

Question: If you were a flower, what kind would you be?
                A pink peony. They smell great. When I was little, I was convinced that fairies used peony petals as clothing.

You can enjoy more of Emily's fashion stylings here.


jemina said...

She is so cute and adorable, I love reading interview posts, fabulous, xoxo

luciana said...

I love this so much. Really nice interview :)

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thanks! You're up next, dear Luci Ana! xo.

TM said...

Her Style is really great!!! So cool with these boots and the skirt. I really like how she dresses!!

Emily said...

Thanks Bella! Loving the Pink Floyd reference!

Isquisofrenia said...

shes too cute, good interview!
when i saw the title of this it reminded me of emily the strange.
you know who im talking about right hahhah
i used to like her a lot
i think i still do!

Rosalind said...

Great interview - it's always interesting hearing about things such as other peoples favourite blogs. I like the polyvore set too.

Thanks for the comment, and I really like Coco Rocha too.
Two questions - have you seen her blog? And have you seen any of her shoots with Tim Walker? They are divine..

stylenuggets said...

Hi there. I see both our blogs have been nominated at Something good can work blog for the Cherry on Top award. How cool is that?


What ever happened to world peace... HA! love the interview!

Yours truly


Style, She Wrote said...

Great interview. Love her style and picks. Checking out her blog now....

xo style, she wrote

Birdie! said...

Her style is INSANELY cute! Thanks for introducing me to TWO blogs now that I didn't know about - I'm so excited to check out the rest of your site, and your etsy, and to keep an eye on Emily's blog.


the Citizen Rosebud said...

@March Musings: we are proof of Something Good's impeccable taste, lol.

Thak you Spy, style and birdie!

Marta said...

fantastic interview!! you're so lucky to meet such incredible people... i have just visited her blog and, as someone has pointed out, she's insanely cute!!! :-)

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Emily IS crazy cute! And you Marta are one of the fantastic people I have the good fortune to know. xo. -Bella Q