Friday, August 20, 2010

Poisepolish: Silvia Siantar

Silvia is one of the winners of our Style in Your City Contest. Let’s learn more about Silvia!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Silvia Angela Siantar. I grew up in Surabaya, Indonesia. I am turning 18 this year, and currently studying in Curtin University Singapore. I am taking Marketing and Public Relations for my double major, however I want to work in the fashion industry after I graduate. And so, I thought a fashion blog would be a pretty decent jump start as it can also be my portfolio. My interests aside from fashion is hmm.. it's this hard to answer. It's just fashion that influences me the most.

I shop a lot for accessories. I wear mostly basics for everyday. I wear heels a lot since I am only 152 cm tall.



How did you become interested in fashion?
When everybody else reads seventeen and Cosmo Girl in jr. high, I don't read any other magazines except Bazaar and Vogue. And maybe a little Elle. I don't do Teen Vogue nor Elle Girl, they just don’t fit my needs. I love everything from shopping deals, editorials, photo shoots, styling and makeup. That was when I started to follow trends. Then I pay a lot of attention to details from the fashion week, I get familiar with the designers and lately, I am trying to always be up to date with news from the fashion business. Besides, I know a lot more than classic fashion figures like Kate Moss and Anna Wintour. I adore Anna Dello Russo and Carine Roitfeld the most. And Alexa Chung with her effortless style.


What inspired you to start your own blog?
I have been following Karlascloset and Bryanboy for the last 2 years. I was a bit shy in the first place, but then I finally realize a blog is the simplest thing I can do to deliver my talent since I am not allowed to major in fashion.


What are your dreams and aspirations?
I want to work for an international designer as a fashion marketer. I also want to work for a retailer as a buyer. I don’t know. I'm not so sure which would fit me perfectly. Sometimes, I want to do a magazine too. And become a stylist. I want to travel around the world wearing the most beautiful shoes that are ever made. I want to make friends with fashion people. I want to have a great influence in the fashion world.


How would you describe your style? What’s your favorite look at this moment?
My style is basic with a little touch up, something unique and fashionable, perhaps iconic and unforgettable to create a look. I don't do ribbons, laces and florals. A little androgynous, but not too tomboy. I always combine a pretty boyish look with heels. Beautiful pair of heels, which gives a significant silhouette to complete the look.


Where do you get fashion inspirations?
Other bloggers like Karla, Chicmuse and Chictopia and Lookbook. Also from the fashion bible, Vogue.

Where do you shop? What are your favorite brands?
I shop in store. Definitely for the designer items, I need to try on, to be able to feel the energy, the connection between us. My favorite brands for everyday wear are Zara and Mango, a little Topshop and Forever 21. Warehouse and River Island. For the shoes, Christian Louboutin, YSL and Brian Atwood. Brands I would like to wear (RTW) are Balmain, Lanvin and YSL.


Silvia has great style and we wish her the best in her future endeavors in the fashion industry. To learn more about Silvia, visit her blog:


  1. she is soo cute! a lil rocket!

    thanks for sharing and congrats Silvia!

    Come by for a visit

    x Your Only Blackswan

  2. hey thanks a lot for this, nancy!:)