Lauren Alexandra Peacher: Fashion Blogger


Happy Monday Readers! As you guys well know, I am doing a series of interviews with bloggers, photographers, everyday girls...

If you are interested in being interviewed comment on this post and I will get back to you! 

Today, this interview comes from the fashion blogger Lauren from http://www.peachesinnewmexico.com/

I loved reading this interview! I hope you guys love it too, Lauren is a unique and gifted fashionista!

xoxo

-Hillary

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

To sum it all up, I'm a 21 year old lover of fashion and all that is creative and strange!

Describe your personal style and its influences / inspiration.

My personal style would have to be a mash up of classics, comfort, urban, and cozy. My style tends to change on the mood I am in. Lately I have gotten obsessed with classics/minimalism. Currently trying to update my wardrobe! Inspiration tends to come from just about everywhere. I love mens clothing, so probably a lot from there.

What do you want to do/accomplish in the next 10 years?

I honestly have no idea where I will be in the next 10 years. Somewhere involved in the fashion industry of course, just not exactly sure where. I would love for my blog to be still in it's works and have a ton of readers! After TVFU I was extremely interested in working for a magazine. The editorial floor tour was amazing!

How did you first get interested in fashion and why is it important?

I remember my very first sketch in 7th grade. It was not normal fashion sketch... haha this chic had double d's and Ugg boots. I tend to stay away from Ugg boots. Not my flavor, and boobs.. who needs em! Only kidding! Fashion has just always clicked for me. Nothing else interested me and consumed me the way it does. I would flip through Vogue and Harpers Bazaar and quiz myself on what designers clothing was being used in the photo. I can never get enough of it! As Michael Kors stated "Once you've been bitten by the fashion bug your in it for the long haul."

What are your greatest passions?

Other than fashion I always loved dancing and the arts. I used to want to actually be an artist. Creativity is so important, even at 21 I still walk around campus pretending I am on some grand excursion and let the music from my ipod consume me. I have been taking ballet and fell in love, it was always a secret passion. We are actually performing the nutcracker in the next 2 weeks. It is going to be amazing!

Favorite designers and places to shop?

Favorite designers would have to be : Alexander Mcqueen, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Rag and Bone, Chloe and of course Chanel. Favorite places to shop at the moment are: Madewell, Free People, ASOS, Topshop of course I haven't done much shopping being a poor college student... So I like to browse mostly and save up for some amazing pieces, For example I NEED this pair of mustard velvet trousers from Madewell. They are to die for.


Most loved/used item in your closet?
My favorite Item in my closet would have to be.. either my black H&M skinnys, my Moccasins or on old BCBG fuzzy slouchy sweater. 


What's on your IPOD / bookshelf / DVD player at the moment?

Right now I am currently listening to Kanye and Jay Z's latest CD The Throne, Florence and the Machine and always some Lady Gaga. My bookshelf consists of my school books for the semester, House of Leaves, The Teen Vogue Handbook, Stories and other fashion conscious books. I don't really own many dvds. Instead I watch netflix when I do watch TV and that mostly consists of The Office.

The first thing you look at in another person's outfit is:

I notice a girls hair and makeup first honestly. A natural look is always given an A+. I really wish I would see more girls love their wavy hair! I love fluff and body in hair, to me a messy undone yet sexy look is always appropriate. 


What do you splurge on?
When it comes to fashion and makeup I have no problem whatsoever splurging at all! Everything else I am rather stingy about, which is really funny. I'll be at the grocery store and think to myself, "Now Alex, do you really need this?" And it's maybe 5 dollars! Yet I have no problem buying a Louis Vuitton for my 18th birthday. Of course I had been saving up for that special moment.. but still. I need help haha.

A fashion rule you never break:

You will never catch me in flip flops or Uggs. Ever. In fashion though most rules are meant to be broken! As long as you have to confidence to pull it off!


What is your next must have purchase?

There are many things I would like to purchase, like some Jeffrey Campbell Litas, or these amazing boots at Free People, the Velvet trousers from Madewell, and any sort of blouse! I love collars!


Are there any fashion icons or famous people whose style you admire?
I am completely obsessed with Lady Gaga, She is so inspirational to me. I love how she does whatever she pleases with fashion and always manages to pull it off. 


Next place you want to travel to:
I would love to travel to Paris... or Egypt. The great pyramids would be an amazing sight so see. Egypt has always fascinated me.

What is the ultimate showpiece in your closet?

RIght now I would have to say this denim dress I found at Savers. The front detailing is a lot like a band uniform and the back is completely open. I have yet to find a place to wear it, but when I do it will be a show stopper for sure.


Which magazines, blogs,books, and movies are your favorites?
I love Cats and Rocking Chairs, The Blonde Salad, and Une Maison De La Mode, 5 inches and Up, Cupcakes and Cashmere and Lucid Dreams. I love Teen Vogue, Nylon, Vogue and Elle. Black Swan, Inception, The Machinist and Serendipity and favorite movies at the moment. 


What can't you live without?

I could not live without my little Honda Fit. That little car gets me to where I need to go! I also couldn't live without some sort of dance class in my life. I love to work out and get my sweat one.


Who are your favorite actresses?
I love Keira Knightly, mostly because I think she is extremely beautiful. I would probably go lesbian for her, maybe not, but still. Other then that I do Love Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen even if they aren't acting anymore. Dakota and Elle Fanning are pretty fantastic as well.

Do your favorite actresses influence how you dress?

I absolutely love Mary Kate and Ashley's Style. I would probably have to identify more with Mary Kate then Ashley clothing wise.


What is your beauty routine? What products do you use?
My Beauty Routine Consists of this:
Clinique Even Better Foundation
Bare Minerals Blush in Peach
Anastasia Brow Gel and comb to style them
Clinique Lengthening Mascara
Lipstick depends on the mood I have lipstick from the Elf brand at Target to Chanel Rogue. It all depends on the occasion.
When I want to dress up I usually add a gold/bronze eye shadow and a smidgen of eye liner. 


What is your hair routine? What products do you use?
For my hair I don't do much at all:
I wash it with a sulfate free shampoo called Brocato and only wash the roots. Next I follow with the matching spray in conditioner and only spray the roots. After that I either use Bumble and Bumble texturizing cream and let it air dry or nothing at all and still let it air dry. Sometimes I curl it and use Aussie hair spray in the ends to give it some fluff. 


Most outrageous outfit you’ve ever worn?
There was a time in high school where I would wear some of the strangest things. This isn't that outrageous but one day I wore a white sweater dress, black tights and clack heels to school and was sent to the office for violating dress code. I remember trying to explain to the councilor that clearly she didn't know any of the trends going on. Luckily I had a pair of jeans in my car to switch into. Of course the zipper broke as I was pulling them up and next following the worst day I have ever had in my high school career.. haha It is quite funny to look back onto now.


Favorite pair of shoes/purse/accessories?
Right now I love loafers. I want a pair of studded ones! I was able to find a blue velvet pair from Topshop and fell in love. My favorite bag would have to be the BCBG clutch my boyfriend got for me last Christmas. I only use it on special occasions. I don't have very many but I love rings and bracelets. They can really make an outfit.








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