Meet Leslie

Name: Ngadimpovi Leslie

Age: 24

Location: Paris

Schooling: Student in Business School

Websitewww.mamasparis.com

Cloth Username: mamasparis
 

Cloth: Tell us a little bit about your style?

Leslie: My sense of style varies greatly depending on my mood and the weather. During the summer time I put around dresses and shorts, jeans sometimes when it is cooler, accompanied heels or sandals. My outfits are often very casual because I like to be comfortable in my clothes. I love vintage pieces associated in my looks, I think it gives something a little more to my outfits.

Cloth: What age did you start blogging?

Leslie:  started blogging at the age of 22, to be honest it was last year, after I returned from my vacation in the United States in August (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco etc.) with friends. Friends gave me praise for my looks and my tips that I proposed when coming home in Paris, and asked me the fateful question "why not do you create a blog to share what you love ? ". It was a question I already ask before but I did not dare either run me, maybe for fear of judgment of people or just shyness. Last September, I finally started and I am happy to share with my readers what I like to do in my life, share my looks and share my good Parisian plans.

Cloth: What fictional or historical personality has the best style?

Leslie: Olivia Palermo has the best style because it combines chic and casual outfits that I love. Often it inspires me for my looks.

Cloth: What is your favorite hidden gem source of great clothing?

Leslie: My favorite hidden gem source is my jacket vintage Tara Jarmon I dug in Tatters, it is well fitted gray ash.

Cloth: Describe a typical day in your life.

Leslie: In the morning I get up, I take my breakfast and at the same time I look at my emails and I responded to the comments on my blog. Then I look for inspirations for my future articles on my blog. I prepare and I go to my school. When I finished my course, I joined friends in the Marais district of Paris, for a drink or shop. I always have my camera with me because you never know if I find a nice place to do a photoshoot improvised or simply take a picture of people on the street. 
Then I often go to the Opera area to eat with my friends or in the district of Saint-Germain-des-Près. At night, when I'm done I go home, I load my pictures on my computer to prepare for my future article the next day.
 

Meet Tara

Name:  Tara Violet Niami

Age: 21

Location: Brooklyn

Profession or Schooling:  Pratt Institute (taking a BFA in Photography)

Website:  www.taravioletniami.com

Cloth Username: taraviolet

Tara Niami is a fine art photographer who is about to graduate at Pratt and is an aspiring filmmaker. She also aspires to be a cinematographer and someday a director. I believe she will do all of these things and more. 

Cloth: How would you describe your personal style?

Tara: A Victorian school girl/a fairy tale heroine with an edge, mixed in with Annie Hall. I find it fun to go between more traditionally feminine outfits and menswear. I am infatuated with vintage clothes that I find scavenging through eBay, vintage and thrift stores and flea markets. The most fun piece of clothing to wear is my red Austrian wool cloak that my mother used to wear when she was my age. Often people find my style pretty eclectic but it is just very me!

Cloth: To you, in terms of style what are the biggest differences between Los Angeles and New York?

Tara: Los Angeles style, because of the warm weather and more relaxed pace is generally more casual and more subdued. That isn’t a bad thing it’s just different! I enjoy the 1960’s/1970’s New Age style that I have seen come back in style. New York style I find much bolder (people push the envelope more) and more ‘sharp.’

Cloth: At what age did you gain you interest in fashion?

Tara: I have always loved clothes! When I was 14 I started posting my outfits in Wardrobe remix on flickr and in forums on Teen Vogue’s website. I think my interest in fashion is just a more grown up version of dressing up I did when I was a child as I often think of the way I dress as playing different characters.

Cloth: Tell us why you moved to NYC and what impact it has had on your life so far?

Tara: I moved to NYC because I loved my school and thought it was the best place for me to study my passion, photography. Also I love the city’s atmosphere. I love the bustle, the chaos, the wildness of it. It is such an inspiring environment to live in and make art in.

Cloth: As an artist, what influences your work the most?

Tara: I am most inspired by film-challenging, and heart-breaking dramas and poetic realism. I the idea of distilling the sense of a narrative into still images. I also am generally inspired by the past, often the ancient past- Pre-raphaelites, the photographs of the turn of the century, literature (Wuthering Heights for example, left a big impact on me) and much more.

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