Shayla believes every girl should own a men's watch and a pair of black platforms , read what other opinions she has in my interview with her…:-)
Enkay : What inspires you to blog?
Shayla Drake: My friends literally harassed me for years: emails, scoldings, angry texts telling me that women would love to know where I shopped or how I made something. I would post pictures of my outfits and DIY jewelry/nails etc. on my Facebook page, but that wasn't good enough for them. When it got to the point where I was hearing it almost daily, I finally caved. It's time consuming and I honestly thought no one would care, but the response has been amazing. I love blogging now. Thanks friends!
Enkay : How would you define your personal style ?
Shayla Drake : Bi-polar lol. I'm really in to themes, so if the mood strikes, I can go from chola to school girl. In general though, I'd say girly with an edge. Think leather, spikes, and Doc Martin's. Residuals from my punk years I guess.
Enkay: As a child were you always into clothes or did you grow into your own fashion sense?
Shayka Drake : Flipping through fashion mags gave me life at 5. I have always needed to be in control of my image. I started dressing myself and doing my own hair in elementary school. And I always waived out of wearing a uniform. Fashion is how I express myself.
Enkay :Do you follow fashion trends or you play by your own rules.?
Shayla Drake: I definitely play by my own rules. There are trends that I like, but I usually find the things that I gravitate to be ahead of the curve. When I'm obsessed with something, I will wear it regardless.
Enkay: What are the top 3 items you have on your wish list right now?
Shayla Drake: Everything that UNIF makes, Dannijo bibs with skulls, and the ever constant Chanel jumbo maxi strap in caviar I can't wait until I can afford.
Enkay:What do you have to say about swiss collections style, and what inspired you to subscribe to my blog?
Shayla Drake:I really dig it. I love that you show your own style but also incorporate celebrity style and show your readers how to recreate a look for less. Women are always looking for a way to update or rework what they already have in their closet, Swiss Collections Style offers the celeb way and the real way.
Enkay: How does your day to day life factor into your wardrobe choices?
Shayla Drake:My go-to's shift based on where I am. If I am in NYC or have to be on set, I go for items that are low key (think a good white shirt, black jeans, Doc's, and my fave hat with good jewelry) because dressing up can be impractical. When I'm in LA, I'm a bit more adventurous because the weather is perfect and I am driving.
Shayla Drake:Gwen Stephani, Freja Beha Erichsen, and Rihanna.
Enkay:. Where do you do your shopping in America?
Shayla Drake: In NYC, I love the shops in SoHo. Top Shop has great jewelry. In LA, Melrose has very dope boutiques that cater to my Rock & Roll side. But most of my purchases are from online retailers like Nasty Gal, Asos, and Dolls Kill.Enkay.: What are your top 5 must haves by every girl?
Shayla Drake:The basics
i. a men's watch,
ii. black platforms.
iii.a sturdy white tee.
iv.a statement necklace such as a bib or collar.
v.a skinny jean thats fits snug at the ankle.
check out her blog: www.allthingsslim.blogspot.com
Leave a comment about what you think of her style? I Love :-)