Tuesday, September 11, 2012

CITIZEN LOVES: My Choices Are My Style

She is a whisper of a girl: young, thin and lithe, consisting mainly of long legs, long hair and a big smile. She's a style chameleon, squinting into the lens, often caught on camera joyously leaping  gazelle-like mid-air. Eclectic, electric is her way, and while she wears the typical youth oriented garb, culled from the fast fashion sites of Romwe, Oasap and their ilk, Stella styles them in such an original way, that she comes off as nearly timeless in her aesthetic. Even at her young age (she's just 17,) she's already an expert stylist and seems almost preternaturally capable of mixing any era and making it work. 
Play. Feel unique. Feel different. Experiment. That's what fashion is for. -Stella P
Her name is Stella P, and she LOVES fashion. 
Her blog, My Choices Are My Style seems an afterthought; she seems more at ease rubbing elbows on the pages of Chictopia and Lookbook than cultivating her own brand and website. She's refreshingly humble and is one of the first to compliment another girl's outfit. For me, Stella is the embodiment of ALL-AGES STYLE.  I easily imagine her at age 60 still rocking a crazy hat, an odd pair of sunglasses with a wild dress, and amiably chatting with friends. So, of course, I had to chat with her. We did it via the internet. 

CITIZEN: Who are you? Where do you live? What do you do? 
STELLA: My name is Stella P, and I'm a student from Athens, Greece. I love fashion, photography and any other form of art!

CITIZEN: Do you have a fashion icon? 
STELLA: Of course I do! I love Audrey Hepburn, Emma Watson, Twiggy, Helena Bonham Carter. I mostly get obsessed with eras, not with people though. 

CITIZEN: Share 3 of your favorite style blogs with us.
CITIZEN: What's your nationality and does it have any effect on your style? 
STELLA: My nationality is Greek. I have to admit that when it comes to fashion, I try to be everything but Greek! I know, that might sound wrong, but I don't feel really like blending in. Of course, what I love is the weather. In the summer I am able to wear all those breezy dresses and romantic pieces, something which might have been difficult if I lived somewhere else.

CITIZEN: Name 3 trends you're loving right now.
STELLA: Only three? Goodness, how am I going to do that? Well, I guess, that has to be hippie crochet and bell sleeves, romantic casual combinations (like denim, pearls + lace) and mint, lots of it!

CITIZEN: Do you have any style advice for us? 
STELLA: I do, and that won't be "mix florals with stripes", or "add pops of color." My advice is play. Fashion for me is a game. It allows you to be a princess, a rebel, a hippie, a flapper or a rocker. You can wake up in the morning and feel like travelling to the 1950's, the Edwardian Era or the Belle Epoque. Play. Feel unique. Feel different. Experiment. That's what fashion is for.
You can find Stella
at her blog: My Choices Are My Style 
and on Chictopia (fan her already!)
and quite possibly tweeting on Twitter: @StellaPnp

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Unknown said...

She looks fantastic in all of the pictures. I really do like her style. Great interview too, my friend!

Unknown said...

Wow - so confident and fabulous and only 17 - what a rock star! Sarah xxx

Patti said...

First - you are a fabulous interviewer! Second, Stella is wonderful to see and watch and read - lovely!

Forest City Fashionista said...

She has a great look, and a refreshing take on dressing to please herself, which is unusual in one so young. Thanks for introducing her to us!

Unknown said...

Loved this interview! Her style advice about "play" shows such wisdom and foresight beyond her years. Thanks for introducing us, Bella!!! ~Sarah of Sarah Hulbert Style

CatieBeatty said...

Ahh, I love it! I'm so glad you featured her! She is one of my favorite bloggers, for two reasons: She has amazing style and is the nicest person! She always leaves wonderful comments on my blog and Chictopia posts. I love seeing the new looks she comes up with every day. Always so inspiring!

Tamera Beardsley said...

Love the term All-Ages Style! Bella you have such a lovely and generous my dear are an inspiraion!

mispapelicos said...

Wonderfully stylish at 17, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
My mother died in a car accident 28 years ago. My father was driving, but I will thank her in the distance.
Mil besos, my dearest Bella.

Style Agent 909 said...

Bella and Stella, two great names in the stylish blogspere. Great interview. Thanks so much.

Anastasia said...

she is such a lovely girl!

Lynn Hasty said...

Oh, I love this! That purplish dress with the teal sort of tights is amazing!! Just wonderful!! I must take that idea and do something with it. Great interview and another fashion personality to follow! Yay!


Jenmarie said...

She has great style! Loving the drama in some of her pieces especially.

Equine Bovine said...

I dig her style.

Anonymous said...

love Stella!