Blogger Q&A: Olive Collar's Aelrid Turner And Marin Monroe's Marin Daley-Hawkins
Aelrid Turner from Olive Collar
Grazia Daily: How long have you been blogging?
Aelrid: Four years.
Grazia Daily: What made you decide to start your blog?
Aelrid: I am very passionate about fashion, art and music. I also love to write. Starting my blog allowed me to combine all these things and express my opinions.
Grazia Daily: What’s been your highlight so far?
Aelrid: My highlight would have to be getting to the final of the Grazia blogger of the year competition. Going to London Fashion Week was amazing and writing a report of a show really inspired me.
Grazia Daily: What are your favourite Winter 2012 trends?
Aelrid: Cobalt Blue, Oversize Coats and Leather.
Grazia Daily: Do you have any winter fashion rules?
Aelrid: I have to be warm. I like to make the most of the cold weather and layer up!
Grazia Daily: You’re modelling in the eBay look book – what are your top tips for posing for photos?
Aelrid: I think if you are comfortable with how you look and feel confident in your outfit it helps hugely.
Grazia Daily: Where do you get your style inspiration?
Aelrid: Woody Allen's Films (Annie Hall and Manhattan). I love how the women dress in masculine clothes yet still look very sexy. I also love Alexa Chung's style and it has a huge influence on how I dress. I don’t feel comfortable dressing in an overtly sexy way, I prefer to be a little more understated. I feel like these references help me do this.
Grazia Daily: Which was your favourite London Fashion Week SS13 show and why?
Aelrid: It would have to be the Mulberry Show. I loved the colour palette, oversize coats and the use of leather.
Grazia Daily: Which brands do you rely on?
Aelrid: Cos and Urban Outfitters.
Grazia Daily: What are your top tips for shopping on a budget?
Aelrid: I shop in charity shops a lot and I think it is the best way to find unique pieces very cheaply.
Grazia Daily: Which other fashion blogs do you love?