MODESPHERA

you are the fashion

Index

May 24, 2015
Adriana Gastélum
Graphic Designer & Fashion Blogger


June 25, 2014
Mónica Prado
Fashion blogger, model & working girl


March 04, 2014
Hernan Casale
Professional Model & Project Manager for Choreography and Catwalk


February 18, 2014
Alba Galve
Journalist & Fashion Blogger


January 27, 2014
Naty Michele
Fashion blogger, writter, singer & musician


January 14, 2014
Erika Guerra
Fashion Blogger


September 25, 2013
Mercedes Maya
Model, Fashion Blogger & Export Manager


June 09, 2013
Eleonora Petrella
Economics student & Fashion Blogger


May 26, 2013
Silvia Gimeno
Fashion Blogger


April 29, 2013
Marianela Hernández
Fashion Blogger & Community Manager


February 22, 2013
Carmen Tamayo
Fashion Blogger


INTERVIEW

www.modesphera.com
YOU ARE THE FASHION
May 26, 2013
Name: Silvia Gimeno
Blog: Sissy à la Mode
Country: Spain

Your favourite designer: Karl Lagerfeld.
Favourite garment: Those jeans that always look good on you
Garment you would never wear: A pair of crocs.
A material: Lace.
A colour: Red.
A perfume: Coco Mademoiselle.
A song: 'Baby is on fire' by Superpitcher.
A book: 'The Sound and the Fury' by William Faulkner.
A blog: Impossible to name just one.
'For me fashion is about playing with different garments and accessories...It is a way of expressing yourself.'

You began your blog in December 2009. What inspired you to create a fashion site?
I began to upload photos of my looks on Facebook and different social network sites about fashion, and it made me want to have my own more personalized page where I could upload more photos. I wanted a place that was just mine and that was how I started uploading the different looks on Sissy à La Mode.
According to Ebuzzing.es, Sissy à la Mode is one of the 100 most influential Spanish fashion blogs, as well as having thousands of fans on the main social network sites. What is the secret of your success as a blogger?
Everything I put onto the blog is because I like it. I would never put something on there that didn’t suit me or that wasn’t my kind of look. I try to please people like everyone does, but I always know what is mine and what I really like.
Those with fashion blogs are being increasingly labelled not only as 'Bloggers' but as 'Ego Bloggers' or 'It girls'. Do you agree with these terms? Or is there something negative which makes you reject them?
The term 'Ego blogger' contains an implicit negative tone but it is a reality. I am an 'Ego Blogger'. My blog speaks about me, myself and I and that's that. We are all free to look at and take part in whatever we want to on the internet. On the other hand the term 'It Girl' fascinates me. Just because you are an Ego blogger doesn't necessarily mean you are an 'It Girl'.
Are you now professionally dedicated to your blog and the world of Fashion or is it just a part of your professional activity?
The blog is a part of my leisure time and right now I don’t know what I would do without it! It really gives me life.
What does Fashion mean for you?
For me fashion is about playing with different garments and accessories. It's about being up to date with the latest trends, losing myself in blogs, visiting shops and fashion magazines. It is a way of expressing yourself.
In your blog, do you show what is fashionable or what you like to wear?
I show what I wear, and as I like to be up to date with the latest trends, I mostly coincide with what is fashionable.
Do you think that bloggers influence the decisions of the big label designers?
The bloggers are people who you can see walking around any city or town, and the fashion is out there on the streets. It is never born on the catwalks.
What is the profile of the users who visit your blog and your fans on social network sites?
They are generally women who like me are looking to adapt themselves to the different looks proposed on blogs.
Where do you get inspiration for your looks?
Mainly from fashion blogs and outside on the street.
Can you define your style in one sentence?
No, it's impossible. I'm very changeable.
What is never missing from your wardrobe?
Black skinny jeans.
What do you consider essential to be well-dressed?
Feeling comfortable in what you are wearing.
The golden question, what is going to be fashionable?
Flower and ethnic prints, the colour white, dungarees, back to the 90s...
Do you have any fashion advice for those users reading this blog?
Have a good basic stock in your wardrobe for those many mornings when you don’t know what to wear.
'I am an 'Ego Blogger'. My blog speaks about me, myself and I and that's that. We are all free to look at and take part in whatever we want to on the internet.'

Silvia Gimeno

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