Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fashionista from Belgium :: Anastasia

Anastasia is one of our trendsetters at Mode Republic! Let’s learn more about her.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
Hi! My name is Anastasia and I’m 19 years old. I’m from Belgium: the land of chocolate, French fries and of course ‘the fashion six’ (Ann Demeulemeester, DriesVan Noten,…)!

In my spare time I love to draw, do some DIY projects, paint funky nail art… well being creative!

I also study Biomedical Sciences at the University of Antwerp.


How did you become interested in fashion?
I always was!

My mom used to dress me up with hats, dresses and jumpsuits. So I kind off inherited her basics of style!

I had to wear a school uniform for 12 years, so it was quite a task to look different from the other students. When I started my new life at university, I began to feel free… So I experimented with unique clothing, make-up and hairstyles! You could say that going to university was my trigger to start "being me" in terms of fashion.


What inspired you to start your own blog?
I needed a new way to express my creativity!

Honestly, I was really scared to start my own blog… I was afraid that some people out there would be mean, because everyone feels powerful behind their computer screen... But my friends, boyfriend and even strangers started complementing me more and more about my style. So I posted some photos at sites like Mode Republic and I got great feedback! That’s how I found the confidence to start my own blog "Metamorphoses".


What are your dreams and aspirations?
This sounds really cliché, but I just want to be happy! I think that being happy means that I’ll become a great doctor/scientist; that I’ll keep having the best time with all my friends, family and my beloved boyfriend; that I’ll stay healthy and I’ll be able of fulfilling all my other dreams!


How would you describe your style? What’s your favorite look at this moment?
Well, you can’t put me in a "certain style box". I think fashion is a daily metamorphosis… That’s how I came up with my blog name!


Where do you get your fashion inspirations?
My mom is my number one fashion icon. She has amazing style, knows what and what not to wear and isn’t influenced by trends…

I also browse a lot of blogs (not only fashion blogs, because food or random photography can be a source of inspiration too) and magazines like Marie Claire,


Where do you shop? What are your favorite brands
I actually don’t care about brands! I would never ever buy something just because of the label! I’ll shop everywhere and I’ll try to discover every store/brand.
Clothing must show my personality and should be of good quality. You could find me at H&M, Urban Outfitters, Pull and Bear or even a little shop nobody has ever heard of!

Oh, I also do lot’s of DIY projects! Things you make yourself are often better and more valuable! ;)


Congratulations again to Anastasia for becoming the Mode Republic trendsetter! the contest. Stay tuned for more fashion inspirations from Anastasia!