1. What inspired you to start your blog?
I have loved fashion for as long as I can remember. I would send my mom, friends, & Aunt Sue (a fellow fashionista) photos of outfits I'd be wearing to get their thoughts. My Aunt Sue suggested I start a fashion blog.
2. How Did You Come Up With The Name Of Your Blog?
I have always kept a journal to jot things down that I love and inspire me. I knew I wanted my blog to include various outfits I'd be wearing and that's where "Style Diary" came from. The Fashion Fanatic part was just to express my love of style.
3. How long have you been blogging?
I've been blogging since June 2011
4. Do you have any other blogs?
5. What inspired your love for Hermes?
Hermes has such stunning classic designs. The bags are beyond gorgeous! My husband gave me my first Hermes bag- a black Kelly bag with gold hardware- eleven years ago. I carried that bag downtown Chicago Today while shopping. Hermes never dates; their designs always look classic but with a modern edge. I have been collecting Hermes bags, silk scarves, jewelry, clothing, & shoes since I received my black Kelly bag. I feature my Hermes items in my blog all the time. My favorite Hermes bag is a mini Birkin bag in ultra violet colored lizard skin with gunmetal hardware my husband gave me as a gift a few years ago.
6. What do you consider the most essential item of clothing a girl should own?
A great black jacket!!!
7. Do you prefer Jimmy Choo or Christian Louboutin?
8. Favorite clothing stores:
Saks 5th Ave, Spanish Moss, Decades, Barneys, Opening Ceremony, All Saints, Free People, Bona Drag, Kirna Zabete, Veri Peri, Intermix, Cynthia Rowley, Resurrection vintage, Revolve Clothing
9. What is a new trend you would like to try out?
I just bought a Rebecca Taylor midnight blue colored coat with fur sleeves- I had seen many coats with fur sleeves on the runways & the Rebecca Taylor style caught my eye. I'm excited to begin wearing it once winter begins. I'm also loving the skirts that are short in front and long in back.... I saw a Style Stalker skirt like that & am thinking of buying it!
10.What Is The Number One Item On Your Wishlist?
Vintage Chanel jacket designed by CoCo
11.Do you have any advice for fellow bloggers?
Blog because you love and enjoy blogging. Get to know other bloggers! I have met some amazing bloggers since I began and follow their blogs.