Saturday, April 26, 2014

interview time with...CAROLYN DOLLY

I had the incredible honor of interviewing the amazing Carolyn Dolly. She has an impeccable taste in fashion that I am envious of and also makes some pretty cool DIY stuff too. I cry whenever I check out her blog, supcarolyn, because I can only dream of dressing like her!!! She is not only extremely stylish but also really sweet so y'all should definitely check her out.

Tell us about yourself and where you live.
My name is Karolina but I love to call myself Carolyn Dolly. Dolls are fascinating with their emotionless faces and how easily you can manipulate them, but you can never break their plastic hearts. I live in a small town in Poland, full of judgemental people but it only helps me to gain more confidence.

What are your greatest passions?
Beside blogging I'm a really boring person but I would say my other passion is drawing. Art always sets me free although I'm not as good as you may think when I called it my passion. It's just a way of spending my free time, I don't feel comfortable without a blank piece of paper, for example when scrolling tumblr. I put random notes, doodles, designs and everything what comes on my mind there. The other one is surely writing. I'm not a talkative kind of person, that's why I've learned learned to lock myself with a notebook and let all the negative emotions go.

How did you first get into fashion and why is it important?
Well, I know nothing about fashion, designers and newest trends. I just try to wear clothes I like and which makes me happy. Why is it important? Your outfit is the way to introduce yourself without saying a word and that's the reason why we shouldn't dress the way people want us to do. Also fashion is the door to different life where I can be a better me.

Describe your personal style and its influences/inspirations.
It's pretty hard to categorize what's mostly going on in my head since I have so many weird and unconnected influences that it confuses me a lot. I'm interested in Japanese culture and Tokyo street style has been my personal fave for more than a year. Describing the way I dress isn't that easy but I'm a forever 90s kid with grungy vibes. Or at least I attempt to. I also like cute things like Hello Kitty and half of my accessories are pink. I don't wear them a lot, it's satisfying for me to just look at them.

Favorite labels or places to shop at?
I know so many cool labels but I'm forever broke so I often order from ebay and shop at local stores such as H&M and Tally Weijl. However, I don't really like going to shopping centres, it's boring to death and I find something really exciting in ordering from online stores when you wait a few weeks for your parcel to arrive but when it finally comes, ahhh the best feeling on the earth for a fashion blogger. Isn't it?

What's in your current top wishlist?
Brand new crop tops for summer, ripped jeans (or normal jeans to cut by myself), mary jane shoes, furry cardigan, fluorescent tattoo choker, manic panic hair dye, lime crime lipgloss and witchy round hat!

The first thing that you notice in someone's outfit?
Shoes? Yes, I'm such a shoe geek and although I wear my beloved pair of creepers 90% of my life they mean a lot to me.

Any icons or someone famous that you admire?
Lady Gaga! She's my life guide. Seriously, I take her words on a spiritual level.

What do you want to be when you're older?
 I can't see my future which is what truly upsets me. There's a bunch of people my age that know all the universities they want to go to, things to study, places to get a job and I'm here watching anime or reading books and I can't find a place for myself. My big dream is to get a job in the fashion branch but how many people can make it? I wish I could live a perfect lifestyle, in a small house with a garden full of flowers but I don't believe in fairytales. Simple as that. Maybe if I could work my ass of right now, I'll get what I want but it's not possible. It's always "tomorrow" for me.

What can't you live without?
Probably my phone :( I can't live without constantly checking notifications, answering comments, writing notes or playing with apps. I can confess I'm addicted but well, I regret nothing. I'd rather be addicted to trying get a social life and making illusion for myself than smoking, drinking alcohol or doing drugs.

What kind of music do you like to listen to?
Pop and alternative I guess? Let me mention few faves: Lady Gaga, Lana del Rey, Marina&The Diamonds, The 1975, David Bowie, The Pretty Reckless and Natalia Kills.

When do you decide what you will wear for the next day?
I heard that our day can be much better if we have peaceful morning and when I open my wardrobe, I sit there for 15 minutes or more so I try my best to prepare the clothes the day before. But when it comes to outfits that I post on my blog, it's usually going with me through the whole week so I sketch or simply write my ideas and then I style it.

What's your number one rule?
Never try to impress other people. You can understand it the way you want: clothes, body, make up, friends, money, parties... I think young girls and boys should be told this very often as we keep forgetting what is important for us. That happens to me few times I week when I'm trying to make some decisions and I'm here like, holla Carolyn, is it something what makes you happy or other people? And then I have to re-think everything once again.

Thanks again for letting me interview you, Carolyn! <3

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