Sometimes you see those girls walking around the streets, rocking whatever fabulous outfit they’re wearing, and you think “I wish that were me!” Hence why I decided to interview one of such girls. Meet Viktoria, who was eager to tell me more about her style.
Hi, could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Sure thang! I’m Viktoria, living currently in Mannheim, Germany, studying international Hotelmanagement with a passion for food, fashion & music (& food).
Why did you choose to do hotel management?
I chose hotelmanagement because I love to travel & I was always fascinated on how hotels work. You have the opportunity to travel the world and get to know cool people and places. Plus I love all things shiny & fancy, hotels have lots of those things.
So what will you be doing after you finish your education?
I’m not quite sure yet! Theres so many options at the moment, I really want to experience new things so I thought about maybe moving to Hamburg and Berlin for several internships. Also there’s some options in Music- & Event management coming up, so it’ll definitely be an exciting ride & I can’t wait to live it. I think it’s important to live and aim for the wishes you have. Being stuck in one place destroys my inspiration.
That is very true. Now let’s talk fashion. You have a very distinct style. Where do you get your inspiration from?
Honestly I get my inspiration from everything. Sometimes it’s music that inspires me or a certain livestyle. A place, a bar or a book. Fashion is an amazing way to express yourself. It’s its own kind of art. Of course I also check out some fashion bloggers or designers on instagram every now and then, but I usually don’t go with a certain style. I know what fits my body (and hell I do have my curves, so I definitely can’t wear everything that fits stickthin modelbabygirls) so I try to find something I feel comfortable in and that reflects my personality. And after a while you find your favourite online stores or shops that fit your taste or understand your vision.
Do people often comment on your style?
My friends often send me pictures of pieces they find during their shopping tours or online, because immediately think of me. The mermaid bag I’m wearing in one of the pictures is from Skinnydiplondon for example and people love it. It’s something they haven’t seen before. People often connect my distinct taste in fashion with my taste in music. I like that.
Can you tell me a little bit more about your taste in music?
It’s hard finding a description for it. I love when musicians are passionate in what they do & I guess you can hear that. I love finding new artists and supporting local ones. And I guess I’m a bubblegum pop bitch, more or less. I love myself some 90’s hip hop & rnb classics, Jay Z, Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani or Aaliyah. Or even some punk or metal sometimes (We came as romans or bring me the horizon). But usually I mostly listen to pop music. James Bay, Jack Garret or John Mayer but also the pop music queenz. I really fancy Sofi de la torre, Litany, Anne-Marie and Halsey at the moment but also the rulerz Marina and the diamonds, Lana del Rey & Katy Perry. So you see, it’s everything.
Who are your biggest icons when it comes to music and style?
I guess I don’t have a specific fashion icon. Of course there are really inspirational humans like Kate Moss & Freddie Mercury when it comes to styling & attitude. I also love Julie Sarinana (fashion blogger of sincerlyjules) but Katy Perry & Gwen Stefani have influenced me a lot in my music & styling I guess. No Doubts Spiderwebs & Katys One of the boys are one of my fav records ever.
Do you have any favourite brands, fashion and beautywise?
Yes so many (we all do)! I’m really really bad when it comes to beauty stuff. I swear I just have like one eyeliner one mascara and a bronzer and thats all I use ha! BUT I love all things The Body Shop. I love everything that smells nice (and is healthy or organic). so I always try to smell nice as well (Burberrys Body & Dolce & Gabbanas The One are my thang) & therefore The Body Shop is my alltime fav. Favourite Designers are probably Balenciaga, Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, (way too many to name them all). When it comes to Brands and Shops j’adore all things scandinavian. So Monki, BikBok, H&M, Cos, Acne but also SkinnyDipLondon, Levis, UrbanOutfitters, Topshop, ShopJeen. Thats why I love online shopping at Asos were you have a whole range of different shops & designers you can choose from (and you maybe get an idea on which brands you like the most).
And finally, what are your style goals for the future?
To be Karl Lagerfelds new muse & his new Chaupette of course.