31 October 2012 by

Blogger Q&A: Olive Collar's Aelrid Turner And Marin Monroe's Marin Daley-Hawkins

GALLERY >> Fashion bloggers Aelrid Turner and Marin Daley-Hawkins

For the third season running eBay has teamed up with a group of top fashion bloggers to curate and model its new collection. This time round the Autumn/ Winter 2012 range was styled by super blogger Navaz Batliwalla from [a href="http://www.disneyrollergirl.net/" target="_blank">Disneyrollergirl[/a] who edited 60 pieces from retailers including Very, House of Fraser and Karen Millen. Yesterday we [a href="/fashion/archive/2012/10/30/fashion-blogger-navaz-batliwalla-of-disneyrollergirl-tells-us-her-winter-fashion.htm">interviewed Navaz[/a] to find out more about her blog, style inspiration and winter fashion rules and today we caught up with the two blogger-turned-models showcasing the collection, Marin Aelrid from [a href="http://olivecollar.blogspot.co.uk/" target="_blank">Olive Collar[/a] and Marin Daley-Hawkins from [a href="http://marinmonroe.blogspot.co.uk/" target="_blank">Marin Monroe[/a]. Click through the gallery to find out more...

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?

Aelrid: [a href="http://carolinesmode.com/stockholmstreetstyle/" target="_blank">Stockholm Street Style[/a] and [a href="http://www.calivintage.com/" target="_blank">Calivintage[/a].

Marin Daley-Hawkins from Marin Monroe

Grazia Daily: How long have you been blogging?

Marin: Since 2009.

Grazia Daily: What made you decide to start your blog?

Marin: I always wanted to be a journalist, and I needed a place to publish some of my writing, so I could make contacts.

Grazia Daily: What’s been your highlight so far?

Marin: Being listed as ‘influential’ by the Independent and having my photo in Japanese Vogue’s event pages just below Anna Wintour. It’s crazy.

Grazia Daily: What are your favourite Winter 2012 trends?

Marin: Gothic!

Grazia Daily: Do you have any winter fashion rules?

Marin: Wear two pairs of tights under your favourite dresses and skirts.

Grazia Daily: You’re modelling in the eBay look book – what are your top tips for posing for photos? 

Marin: If you look down and then up quickly before the shot is taken you’ll look brighter-eyed, and for profile shots: putting your tongue against the roof of your mouth stops a ‘faux double chin’ forming!

Grazia Daily: Where do you get your style inspiration?

Marin: From fashion editorials.

Grazia Daily: Which was your favourite London Fashion Week SS13 show and why?

Marin: I loved the Louise Gray show. It was really refreshing to see such a playful offering among a lot of very commercial collections.

Grazia Daily: Which brands do you rely on?

Marin: Vero Moda and Qulit (not quilt!) make some great leather pieces and I don’t know what I’d do without my t-shirts by Mercy & Wild and IAmVibes. If I have something dressy to go to I’ll definitely try and wear a creation by Tarang Bharti.

Grazia Daily: What are your top tips for shopping on a budget?

Marin: Charity shops in affluent areas often have lots of designer finds, the Oxfam in Hampstead even separates ‘labels’ out for you! Designer outlets are also a woman’s best friend, and sites like eBay are great for finding one-offs and high-street brands for a fraction of the price

Grazia Daily: Which other fashion blogs do you love?

Marin: I love [a href="http://www.abimarvel.com/" target="_blank">Abimarvel[/a], [a href="http://www.shinythoughts.net/" target="_blank">Shiny Thoughts[/a], [a href="http://www.modedamour.com/" target="_blank">Mode D’Amour[/a] and [a href="http://www.ldnfashion.com/" target="_blank">LDNfashion[/a] who I still contribute to sometimes!


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