First, the creative mind behind Lulu Letty became one of Chictopia’s lovely Style Icons, and she’s now been named the most recent Modcloth Blogger of the Moment. With beautiful photography, a killer fashion sense, and most importantly a kind heart, there’s no one in the blogosphere more deserving of this recognition. I once called her style “classic Americana with a twist” in an previous interview and her fashion risk-taking just gets better and better as every day passes! Meet Maria of Lulu Letty.
Where are you from?
Born and raised in Michigan, but spent almost six years after college in the Boston area.
Do you find your locale, being from Michigan, has influenced your personal sense of style?
A little. When I finally left Michigan for the big scary city of Boston, I realized how behind the times I was. It made me push myself to be more grown up and classic. When I moved back to Michigan, I allowed myself to revisit my more Midwestern roots. Now I’m just a weird mix of looks.
You’re an avid thrift store shopper, as well. Do you think thrifting shapes your sense of style in any way?
Most definitely. It makes me way more adventurous than I would ever be. It’s so easy to try a new look when it only costs $3.
Who are your style icons?
Don’t really have one in particular, but I love Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton and Alexa Chung. Essentially ladies, that play up their femininity by wearing masculine pieces. My mom also taught me a lot when I was little.
In May you were voted one of Chictopia’s Style Icons. Now, you’ve been crowned as the newest Modcloth Blogger of the Moment. How does it feel to receive all of this (much deserved) recognition?
It’s truly mind boggling. I always dreamed of having these amazing things happen, but I never thought they would. So it’s really quite a dream come true. Not to mention insanely flattering.
How has your style evolved after becoming an active participant in the blogosphere and on Chictopia?
It has change pretty dramatically. I’m first and foremost inspired by other bloggers and Chictopians. They make see things from so many different perspectives and make me want to try new combinations that I never would have thought of without their brilliance. I’m much more fun with fashion than I was before.
With all of your successes on Chictopia and Modcloth, do you see a future for yourself in fashion?
Possibly. I would love to just continue doing what I’m doing and maybe start an online shop either selling my own designs or others. That would be quite nice.