MOST Magazine Fashion MAY-JUNE'15 ISSUE NO.9 - Page 77

By: Darcy Tharp “I think the most important thing is to put your own personal touch on everything you do.” With her signature sweet voice and of course her stellar style, Bucharest-based blogger, Carmen Negoita manages to infuse her own personal touch and sincerity into every blog post, sharing her passions with her followers. The self-proclaimed shoe lover (ala Carrie Bradshaw) took the time in between her travels to tell Fashion MOST her favorite trends from London and Milan fashion weeks, describe her debut shoe collection and online store, and reveal her own must-haves. With two children, a family business, and fashion events galore, it’s a wonder how Carmen finds the time. Yet, somehow she does, and her beautiful images and imaginative outfits inspire us to not only elevate our own style, but turn our passions into full-time occupations. FMM: What was your favorite new trend you saw at London Fashion Week? CN: What I loved the most at London Fashion Week were the flower printed kimonos, the fringes, and the navy and mauve colors used in Bora Aksu’s collections. FMM: The 70’s had a lot of runway time-what is your favorite 70’s look of the moment? CN: My favorite is the tailored style, especially the flared trousers and the coats. I wore a beautiful red coat at one of the runway shows in London. I also love jumpsuits, the active style, and as accessories, shoulder bags-for example, those in the Toga collection. FMM: You have a post on your blog about the top 7 bags from Milan Fashion Week-what else did you see in Milan that inspired you and that we should incorporate into our wardrobes? CN: I love accessories, in general. There’s also a new post on my blog about 10 types of footwear I noticed during the fashion week. I am also crazy about one particular bag which has an inspirational message printed on it. These kinds of bags have been very popular for the past two seasons, and I haven’t gotten the chance to incorporate it in my wardrobe yet. Another example is a two shades Chloe Drew bag. FMM: What are five transitional pieces to bring from the winter wardrobe to incorporate into a spring wardrobe? CN: Denim shirt, any black and white item, the trench, the short sweater– bouteille green, pink or yellow, and the Oxford shoes. FMM: Your Ana Parvan shoe collection is coming out soon-how many styles and shoes did you create and what was your main inspiration? CN: My online store should be open in April. It will also include the shoe collection I have designed alongside Ana Parvan. There are 10 models finalized so far, each one in several colors. I am not considering myself as a designer, but some of my preferences are there, mixed with today’s trends, such as the mix between Oxford shoes and gladiator sandals, which I wore during London Fashion Week. >>> www.MOST || F A S H I O N M A G A Z I N E || 77