We have yet another fantabulous fashion blogger for you today: Kylie of Nice and Shiny, whose DIY style can best be described as awesome. The 20-year-old from Winnipeg, Manitoba (that’s in Canada!) doesn’t play it safe when it comes to putting together outfits. It’s all about bright colors, bold statements and a vivid imagination. We like. I Heart Daily: Why/when/how did you start blogging? Kylie:Nice and Shiny began in the spring of 2008. I knew that I didn’t want to have a blog that was the same as all the other ones. I wanted it to be fun with all the types of posts that I personally look for in a fashion blog, like DIYs and outfit posts. The name “Nice and Shiny” just came to me one day, and I pretty much started posting immediately after that…and here I am today! IHD: Who are your favorite designers? Kylie: I used to be OBSESSED with Marc Jacobs, but now I’m more drawn to designers whose clothes show a lot of passion and a tangible message or emotion behind their construction…and consequently, are usually less wearable. If I had to do some name dropping, I suppose I would list off people like Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Alexander McQueen, and Gareth Pugh as some of my favorites. I also will forever love Karl Lagerfeld and wish he was my Grandpa.
IHD: What's on your wish list right now? Kylie:Surprisingly, I’m quite content with my wardrobe at the moment. I do have a few platform boots I’ve seen around that I’ve got my eye on, like the leopard print Topshop ones and these incredible ones by Camilla Skovgaard that are quite basic.
IHD: Who are your style idols? Kylie: My style idol is definitely [British comedian] Noel Fielding. We pretty much have the same taste, and I just love everything he wears. He chucks on anything he likes, and doesn’t really care what people think. I also admire the way my Grandma dresses and puts things together. She just wears what she loves: tons of gaudy jewelry, metallic, bold prints, and of course some amazing hats. I also love M.I.A, and pretty much every Japanese street style site. I could browse for HOURS and be perfectly entertained.
IHD: Best reader comment you've ever gotten? Kylie: It’s hard to pick out one in particular, but it just warms my heart when I can inspire someone to make something of their own. I feel very strongly about the DIY movement that is taking place right now, and we can all do the earth a huge favor by recycling what we have to make new things. It’s not necessary to go down to the mall every other day and buy cheap clothes that are basically disposable. Make something new instead!
IHD: Any word on which of your pieces you're selling online? Kylie: I should have a few pieces up in about a week, and I hope to keep selling things consistently during the school year. Some of my pieces on sale will include spiked leggings, oversized hair bows, and shoulder epaulettes! Check back on Nice and Shiny soon to find out more details on my store!
IHD: Is there anything you'd like to say to your readers? Kylie: I’d like to shout out to all the people that comment on my blog every day. Frequent commenters are the best. You know who you are, and I love y’all for reading!!