Shereen from Bright Green LacesTell us a little about yourself and your blog.
I go by Pixel Hazard online; a version of me that doesn’t wash dishes or do boring paper work. Brightgreenlaces.com is my fashion/style blog named after my first dabble into customisation. I spent my first pay on a pair of limited edition cons but as they got popular, I didn’t want to look the same as everyone else, so I added bright green laces. It seemed a fitting name for my fashion blog devoted to uniqueness, honesty, accessibility and introductions to emerging labels as well as established ones. You’ll always find research, humorous sarcasm and unique content when you visit because ‘same same but different’ is just another way of saying ‘boring’
How did you first get into fashion and blogging?
The fact that my highest marks in school was on a project I did on Versace should have been a tip off but my fashion roots were unusual. My dad has impeccable taste & expected high standard from us as kids. As I got older random people started asking me where I bought my clothes or would remark “oh I could never pull that off”. I don’t think there’s anything in me that make me more capable than others of pulling certain looks off. I just have fun with clothing combos and wanted to share that with people who were as interested in fashion as I was.
Where are some of your favourite places to shop?
Online labels & stored I love include Asos, Your Eyes Lie, Discount Universe, The Iconic, Nasty Gal, Boohoo and Sole Struck.
Generally if I fall in love with something new with online presence I’d add it to my facebook page otherwise they go on my Posse.
I also love Glebe markets, opp shops, King St in Newtown Sydney, or Brunswick Rd in Melbourne.
Which bloggers do you look up to and why?
My top 2 are Suzie from Style Bubble and Leandra from Man Repeller. Their voices are fearless and unique which the blogosphere can lack sometimes. Unyielding to commercial trends their blogs are interesting and honest much like their sense of style. I like that they still seem to blog for themselves without expectation, instead of trying to please everyone.
Maria from Fashion Fazer wants to know: I would like to know what their next steps are in regards to fashion and career?
Getting out there! I’ve only been blogging with purpose since around March of this year so exposure is key especially when it comes to finding opportunities to do something new and exciting. My own wardrobe is limited by time and space so it’s nice to be able to play in someone else’s. I’d love to start designing and constructing pieces as well and perhaps selling at markets. I hope to start next month but I have a lot of work in front of me for that.
What should we ask the next interviewee?
If you had to stick with one key look – a statement maker – like many designers and fashionista’s do, what would it be?