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Lina Psaila
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NYC born, Carolyn Compres is the author and Founder of two blogs - Taste the Style, and the C Statement. She's a Fashion Merchandising student, wife and mama of two who feeds on chocolate and vino. She's an amazing example of a young mum with an exquisite sense of style and our Influencer Focus this week! We caught up with Carolyn and talked about current go-to items, her personal style and all that behind-the-scenes-work that goes in maintaining a blog today.


What compelled you to start a blog?#500050"> 

I had always wanted to do it but it wasn’t until I gave birth to my first daughter and had to spend a lot of my time at home that I did it. I didn’t feel like I could be at an office from 9-5 because my daughter was too young and I just couldn’t do leave her (first baby problems). Doing this really made me think of things I could do from home and that I was still passionate about, and it occurred to me that I had always wanted to blog. I had a lot of fears, especially the fear of being judged but I got passed them and did it. I am extremely glad I did because I couldn’t be happier with what I have accomplished in a year.#500050"> 

What's your relationship with fashion? How did it start and what motivates you to keep at it?

Ever since I was a little girl I was extremely passionate about dressing up. I guess it started by seeing my mom and looking at her dress up, it just made me really interested in fashion. I used to collect Vogue Magazines back when I lived in the Dominican Republic and I knew I wanted to dress like those people I saw on the magazines. It’s not hard to keep motivated at it because I feel it comes naturally but sometimes I get a ‘fashion block’ just like writers do and that’s when it becomes a little harder.#500050"> 

How would you define your personal style? Do you have any icons people accounts that you follow?#500050"> 

I don’t have a definition for my personal style. I would like to think I am a chameleon, I am willing to try anything at all and I guess that what makes my style. When it comes to inspiration, my biggest inspiration is everyone and everything I see on the streets of NY. Instagram accounts that inspire me are @alwaysjudging and @mirandamakaroff. Both very different styles, but they inspire me in so many ways on a daily basis.#500050"> 

What do you enjoy most about mixing and matching high street with high end clothing i.e. from YOOX?#500050"> 

To me, it has always been about the clothing. It doesn’t matter what brands I am shopping or how much does it cost, all that matters is that I like it and I think that’s what I love about it. Using clothes that you are genuinely proud of wearing and not because someone is paying you or because it is socially acceptable to wear it.#500050"> 

Can you give us 3 styling rules that you abide by?#500050"> 

I don’t think there are any rules in fashion and that’s what I love about it. You should wear whatever you feel like wearing and forget about the rules.#500050"> 

What are your current go-to items when getting ready in the morning?#500050"> 

My current go-to items in the morning are my white Mango boots, my Gucci belt, and my Tory Burch sweater (Its freezing in NY).#500050"> 

What's the biggest misconception about having your own blog?#500050"> 

I think the biggest misconception about having a blog is that you need to wear certain items, or that you need to follow certain rules. Be yourself, be confident, and don’t give a shit about what others think.#500050"> 

What's your morning routine? (makeup beauty styling breakfast)#500050"> 

I love skin care, and it’s something I want to talk a lot more about with my audience. Although it might sound vain, but your face is so important because everything you do with it people will see. There is no covering up, although makeup helps it isn’t magic. That’s why having a good beauty routine is important, I am still learning about my face therefor not claiming to know anything about it but the most important thing about my morning routine is my skincare routine, I wash my face with Avène : Cleanance Gel, then I tone with Caudalie: Beauty Elixir, then I essence with SK-II: Facial Treatment Essence, then I use a serum from the Glossier 3 pack and then moisturize with Avène: Cleanance Expert, and finish with Milk Makeup’s: Cooling Water for under eye puffiness and  Sunshine Skin Tint which contains both SPF and a little bit of preservative free foundation. I am not a breakfast person but I always have a Starbucks Grande Nonfat Capuccino to go!

What projects are you working on now?#500050"> 

There are many exciting projects on the works. A lot of brand collaborations coming at the end of the month and then there are other personal projects I am little too superstitious to tell just yet.


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Lina Psaila
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NYC born, Carolyn Compres is the author and Founder of two blogs - Taste the Style, and the C Statement. She's a Fashion Merchandising student, wife and mama of two who feeds on chocolate and vino. She's an amazing example of a young mum with an exquisite sense of style and our Influencer Focus this week! We caught up with Carolyn and talked about current go-to items, her personal style and all that behind-the-scenes-work that goes in maintaing a blog today.


What compelled you to start a blog?#500050"> 

I had always wanted to do it but it wasn’t until I gave birth to my first daughter and had to spend a lot of my time at home that I did it. I didn’t feel like I could be at an office from 9-5 because my daughter was too young and I just couldn’t do leave her (first baby problems). Doing this really made me think of things I could do from home and that I was still passionate about, and it occurred to me that I had always wanted to blog. I had a lot of fears, especially the fear of being judged but I got passed them and did it. I am extremely glad I did because I couldn’t be happier with what I have accomplished in a year.#500050"> 

What's your relationship with fashion? How did it start and what motivates you to keep at it?

Ever since I was a little girl I was extremely passionate about dressing up. I guess it started by seeing my mom and looking at her dress up, it just made me really interested in fashion. I used to collect Vogue Magazines back when I lived in the Dominican Republic and I knew I wanted to dress like those people I saw on the magazines. It’s not hard to keep motivated at it because I feel it comes naturally but sometimes I get a ‘fashion block’ just like writers do and that’s when it becomes a little harder.#500050"> 

How would you define your personal style? Do you have any icons people accounts that you follow?#500050"> 

I don’t have a definition for my personal style. I would like to think I am a chameleon, I am willing to try anything at all and I guess that what makes my style. When it comes to inspiration, my biggest inspiration is everyone and everything I see on the streets of NY. Instagram accounts that inspire me are @alwaysjudging and @mirandamakaroff. Both very different styles, but they inspire me in so many ways on a daily basis.#500050"> 

What do you enjoy most about mixing and matching high street with high end clothing i.e. from YOOX?#500050"> 

To me, it has always been about the clothing. It doesn’t matter what brands I am shopping or how much does it cost, all that matters is that I like it and I think that’s what I love about it. Using clothes that you are genuinely proud of wearing and not because someone is paying you or because it is socially acceptable to wear it.#500050"> 

Can you give us 3 styling rules that you abide by?#500050"> 

I don’t think there are any rules in fashion and that’s what I love about it. You should wear whatever you feel like wearing and forget about the rules.#500050"> 

What are your current go-to items when getting ready in the morning?#500050"> 

My current go-to items in the morning are my white Mango boots, my Gucci belt, and my Tory Burch sweater (Its freezing in NY).#500050"> 

What's the biggest misconception about having your own blog?#500050"> 

I think the biggest misconception about having a blog is that you need to wear certain items, or that you need to follow certain rules. Be yourself, be confident, and don’t give a shit about what others think.#500050"> 

What's your morning routine? (makeup beauty styling breakfast)#500050"> 

I love skin care, and it’s something I want to talk a lot more about with my audience. Although it might sound vain, but your face is so important because everything you do with it people will see. There is no covering up, although makeup helps it isn’t magic. That’s why having a good beauty routine is important, I am still learning about my face therefor not claiming to know anything about it but the most important thing about my morning routine is my skincare routine, I wash my face with Avène : Cleanance Gel, then I tone with Caudalie: Beauty Elixir, then I essence with SK-II: Facial Treatment Essence, then I use a serum from the Glossier 3 pack and then moisturize with Avène: Cleanance Expert, and finish with Milk Makeup’s: Cooling Water for under eye puffiness and  Sunshine Skin Tint which contains both SPF and a little bit of preservative free foundation. I am not a breakfast person but I always have a Starbucks Grande Nonfat Capuccino to go!

What projects are you working on now?#500050"> 

There are many exciting projects on the works. A lot of brand collaborations coming at the end of the month and then there are other personal projects I am little too superstitious to tell just yet.


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Isabelle Herring
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What a fantastic outfit from this @boohoo model on Twitter! Houndstooth is a print which is so on trend right now, which is certainly on demand! The matching belt helps to suck her in, creating more of a flattering look. I’m in love with the red jumper - statement ruffles are also a trend to watch out for in this A/W season! #boohoo #ootd #outfitinspo #aw17

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Absolutely obsessed with this makeup look from @LovelyLynnMUA on Twitter, courtesy of @ABHcosmetics! The lovely teal shade on the eyes make her eyes pop - just perfect for her skin tone! The nude lip colour helps to tone down the look, giving off more of a natural vibe! I’m in love! #abhcosmetics #anastaciabeverlyhills #motd #makeupinspo

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Marianna Nagy
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Do you like jumpers? ...and do you wear Christmas jumper in winter? I really love them, there are so many and so funny, but I haven't worn it so far. Ohm, maybe this year? :D I collected them, you can choose one from my list and then enjoy your Xmas in your funny and cosy jumper! :) Take a picture and happy holiday!

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Ahhww! I'm in love with these clothes! And you? Do you like them? Do you wear it? I really love these faux fur gilets, because they're very warm, cosy and make your look much better, and elegant... I think. :) I have bought a few, but I will buy more and more :D I can't get bored of these gilets!

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Woman in red. It's always a good choice! I really don't know if you like this colour, but I have to say it, it's very elegant, and this colour is the power of life! This is the only colour which makes your outfit more feminine, the red vitalises your look. Men love this on women, you have to wear it bravely! You won't regret it! ;)

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Lovely look, isn't it? 👍 I really love it! I would wear this outfit! #sweater #boots #cosy #outfit #fashionlook

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Isabelle Herring
I love knee high boots right now!
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Would you wear this set? 👌 Love it?👍 #set #look #woman #autumn #inspo

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#SkinnyDip wasn't always somewhere I would shop for clothes but they're definitely in the game. Their fun prints and bright colours really translate into their clothes. @kaylahadlington looks fab in this Skinny Dip faux fur. I love the pastel fur trend and this candy floss colour is perfect. Red and pink will always be one of my favourite clashes and the heart pocket details are so cute. This coat could be thrown over any winter outfit to brighten it up. Image: Instagram @kaylahadlington

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Beautiful Chiara Ferragni wearing a Borsalino hat. This accessory is definitely one of the must have for this season as it gives an elegant and smart accent to your style. I love it, and you? #hat #autumnlook #accessories

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I love Chiara's looks!
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#EmilyRatajkowski has just launched her swimwear line #Inamorata. The collection encompasses three bikinis and three one-pieces. I love the balance of retro and contemporary. The off the shoulder style looks chic and the bows make for pretty detailing. Polka dots, leopard print and block colours are all sleek and fun. Prices start at $75 so I might be sticking to the high street brands for now but if I could splurge I'd be packing this in my suitcase next summer.

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