Eléonore The Epicurious Blog 

"Hello, my name is Eléonore. I’m French and have been living in Melbourne for one year now. In France, I was a Writer and Business Development Manager for a luxury men’s magazine that was published in Luxembourg and France. Two months ago I decided to launch my own blog and share my passions for art, food, personal development and travel. I really love Melbourne and my life in Australia; this country is full of good vibes!" 

Where is your favourite place to shop?

I’ve brought most of my wardrobe from France, so I have many clothes there… but when I have a fashion impulse, I like going to second hand shops. I really love finding unique and original stuff with a particular story. 

What is your favourite outfit to feel confident?

When wearing an elegant, yet casual ensemble, I feel most confident and just totally me. I love to pair my favourite jeans with a beautiful top and blazer. I add sneakers for comfort and add the casual touch. I always embellish my outfit with bohemian style jewellery.

What is the worst fashion crime you can think of? 

Wearing socks with sandals… Awful! I cannot understand how this has become fashionable!

                Socks with sandals

What is your favourite brand and why? 

I really love small fashion creators and enjoy discovering their styles. I love purchasing totally handmade items. I just came back from Vietnam and I really cherished the experience of meeting tailors, particularly in Hoï An, which is known for its huge number of tailors. I visited them and had custom made clothes tailored for me - fantastic!

Why is fashion important to you? 

Fashion makes me feel beautiful, allows expression of personality and is a platform to stand out in society. I love combining different materials, mixing colours and I selecting my outfits to suit my mood.

Who is your fashion icon or inspira on? 

Chiara Ferragni

I don’t really have any fashion icon. I take inspiration from the environment around me, the people I see in the street and from artists. In saying that, the way that influential blogger, Chiara Ferragni manages her career (as one of the most famous fashion bloggers in the world) is an inspiration to me. I really love her brand especially her shoes. I have already fallen in love with two pairs of her shoes…

Do you have any advice to find a bargain? 

I recommend going to designer outlets or second hand shops - you can really find wonders for cheap.

Do you think fashion varies across cultures? 

Absolutely and I love that it does! It is fascinating to compare the styles of different countries and cultures; the way people wear clothes and what meanings fashion represents for them. 

What is your favourite accessory and why? 

Definitely my earrings and rings. Seriously, I feel naked without them. 

They are just a part of me and I really love wearing them to complete my outfit. In my opinion, accessories are one of the most important pieces in getting the perfect look!

Do you prefer summer or winter fashion and why? 

Hard question! As a sun lover, I prefer summer. I can wear my dresses, skirts and beautiful tops. I like being able to get ready for the day quickly and wearing just one layer. Wearing colours is just a part of me (you will never see me totally in black, I just can’t) and it is easier to find coloured clothes during the summer. 

In saying that, I find that winter fashion is often more sophisticated and beautiful than summer. You can also play with different length and accumulate layers; meaning you have more flexibility in what you can combine.

Thanks Eléonore,

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