SS – Nailah Marron, Bloomingdale’s SoHo

Nailah Marron, Freelance Model, Founder of Nailah Marron (http://www.nailahmarron.com) and Editor & Contributor of Summer Sins Style

Check out her Instagram here: Nerd_n_Niceclothes (https://instagram.com/nerd_n_niceclothes/)

1. What do you do?

For now, I am an amateur blogger and freelance model. I blog about my traveling adventures, my daily food experiences and my outfit of the day. I also contribute to other blogs. I used to contribute to the Michigan Fashion Alliance, I now to contribute to Summer Sins Style and I have been approached to contribute to other blogs. 

2. What does style mean to you?

Style is individual. Style is different person-by-person. Everyone isn’t interested in fashion or shopping. Some people just put on whatever is comfortable and go. But they still have a style that style shows people passing by them a hint of who they are. However, I am interested in fashion so my style represents who I am, what I like, etc. For me style is a way of expressing one selves. For me, looking at someone’s style is like looking into a tiny window of someone’s soul.

3. How do you define your personal style?

My style is all over the place! I can’t fit it into one category. I gather my inspiration from everywhere so therefore my style is everywhere. I have an interest in texture & materials like most fashion-minded people but I am more interested in colors & shapes.

4. Has your personal style ever evolved? How do you feel when you look back at pictures of yourself?

My style has definitely evolved but has also reverted back. Trends always fade & come back so I find myself wearing things today that I also wore as a child such as chokers, frilly socks, platform shoes, etc. But I think I execute my style with more grace & perfection. Where as before, I didn’t know quite how I wanted to look or what worked together. But now I know what flatters me and how I want to be portrayed when people see me. Every time I look back at pictures of myself, all I can think is “what was I thinking? How could I wear that? Why did people compliment me? What’s wrong with them!”

5. What is your style most inspired by?

For me there is no one singular thing that my style is most inspired by, because I don’t have just 1 specific style. I look to people on the streets, Japanese anime, K-pop, Disney and even shapes for my style inspiration. Some days I want to feel like a princess so I dress like a Chanel inspired princess and sometimes I want to feel edgy so I dress like I just walked out of a G-Dragon music video. I know this sounds childlike but my personality is childlike so its befitting for me.

6. How did France & South Korea influence your personal style?

France and South Korea have greatly influenced my style whether I want to admit it or not. It’s evident in my looks. I try not to be influenced by current trends or my environment but the truth is I am. France taught me to dress more elegantly while Korea taught me to dress more bold & edgy. So now I find myself trying to mix the two and its hard since these are two opposite genres of style. But overall I just dress how I feel and take inspirations from those two environments that I’ve lived in.

7. Why do you choose Bloomingdales as today’s style spot?

I chose Bloomingdales because it’s a department store and it houses various styles. Therefore I can shop all the kinds of styles that interest me all in one place. But this is not my favorite store, this is also only my second time in my life going to this store.

 

8. Do you think style can be taught?

Fashion can be taught and how to style pieces in a way that will appease the majority of the public eye can be taught. But individual style is your own. No one can teach you how to be yourself. 

 

9. How do you look at the crossways of art and style?

For me, fashion is a form of art both metaphorically and literally. These days people are taking famous paintings and making them into patterns for skirts or blazers. In this case, the typical definition of art & fashion art literally intertwining. 

10. How would you define my style?

Very simple but very chic. Your style has changed. At first your style was extremely eye-catching because of the colors and the shapes. Now your style is very calm, usually monochromatic but elegant, emphasizing one or two key pieces such as a bag or necklace.

Photographer: Maya 

Editor: Summer Y. L. (Since my glorious editor Nailah is the guest) 

Much Love, 

SSS 

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Hi, I'm Summer 言奕. I'm a NYC based Chinese Globetrotter with friendships and network in more than 20 different countries. I'm attracted to international cultures and peoples. I can play chess better than Chinese chess, and I'm an avid Argentine Tango social dancer. Please always hit me up if you'd like to dine together or go to a show :)