Wilma Rossana Nicole Moisés shares her style ethic with BGKI…
What inspires you to blog?
Sex, food, joy, design, creativity, movies, love, and the list goes on. See I only started my blog cuss I didn’t had any more space on the wall of my own room. I used to to cut and post on my bedroom walls everything that I thought was interesting. That can be everything from a very graphic scene of sex, to a beautiful pair of shoes. So I’m pretty much always inspired to post, is very rare these days that I don’t see anything that catches my eye.
How would you define your personal style?
Eclectic with a big play off on vintage items. I get bored very easily so I like to experiment different things as much as I can. I do have a “safe blanket” style that is the classic college school girl that I always come back to. But majority of the time I like to dig in and put myself into different styles, learn about them, and move on to another one. One thing though that all of these styles have in common is comfort. You need to feel comfortable and good in whatever it is that you are wearing. Cuss I truly believe that people can feel when you are not happy about your wardrobe choices.
Do you find that you follow fashion trends, or do you play by your own rules?
Hmmmmmm tricky question. I am a very graphic person, and as a blogger I tend to be more focus and into tune with the trends, not in the personal way meaning that most of them I do not apply directly to my own style but I do recognize that they have some sort of impact on the way I see fashion.
I think the most important thing is to play with it, and just create a formula of what you think is good for you. Your body proportions, your background, the place you live and work. All of that has a bigger importance that any trend can ever have.
See a girl of Lisbon has to think every single day about the way our streets are build, we have a very special traditional type of ground, a living work of art that is not easy to walk on. So, If I see shoes with no heals like now I won’t buy them, and the list goes on.
Items to get, what are you searching for right now?
I am searching for prints mostly, traditional, ethnic, bold, in-your-face-prints.
Are there any colors you tend to shy away from, and if so why?
No! I love every single color. There should be no rules in Fashion.
When you hear the term “Black Girl Killing It” what comes to mind?
That we are killing it so hard that they had to make a whole blog about it ahahahahahahhaa, and it was about damn time!
I think is amazing that nowadays we have websites like this who value the importance of the black woman. Especially because growing up I would search for on-line platforms with this type of content and there wasn’t! It gives you that feeling that you are not alone and despite our different backgrounds we are all alike in our love for fashion.
As a child were you always into clothes or did you grow into your own fashion sense?
My mother was the reason I started to like clothes. She could be all week down but when Sunday morning came she would transform into a queen. And I tell you, my mother is not the one to be reserved about her fashion sense, her motto is “go big or go home”. So I grow up watching that, and now I’m sorry to say that I stole all of her clothes away.
Do you participate in your local fashion scene?
Yes, I created along with my brother Vitor Pereira a debate fashion group on Facebook.
It was the first Portuguese group of fashion debate at the time. The necessity came from the fact of all my friends, who weren’t into fashion, getting tired of seeing all the information that I posted about it. And someone mention why don’t you just create a group for it?
The group name is Mutantes, and about 1 year ago started with me and 3 other people all from Portugal. We are about 156 now , from all around the world. Almost everybody either has a blog or works in some sort of way in Fashion.
How does your day to day life factor into your wardrobe choices?
As I mention above the daily has a big role in my shopping ways. I always think about the practicable side of the buying before anything else. If it is a shoe, is it gonna adapt well to our floor? If it is a dress/skirt will I be able to move. And the same with pants. We have a culture of fast rhythm city but majority of young people in Lisbon, Portugal walk in public transportation to work or school. And it has to be a day to night outfit cuss I usually know where my days start but don’t know where they end, or who I might run into.
What is your greatest fashion pet peeve?
Using baggy clothes that hide the body. I am guilty of that crime cuss I get lazy a lot, and usually like to cover more that I do of showing the body. It’s not good cuss it send the wrong message about your body to other people. They either think you are hiding something “LOL” or that you do not apreciate your body.
Have you ever tried your hand at design or sewing?
No. Manual works aren’t really my biggest forte I must confess.
I am a senior Applied Communication to Marketing, Advertising and Pr student, so my strengths reside in to point out the way to develop the product and taking care of him on the final stage. When he is already done, I can do a great story teller board of the design I am thinking about but actually design it, oh that’s a whole another story. Ahahaa
Are there any designers that you like to wear or whose clothing stands out with you?
- Alexander Mcqueen
- Prabal Gurung
- Stella McCartney
Who are your style icons?
Marian Kihogo, for the story telling she perpetuates whenever she hits the streets. You can just see and learn not only about her African roots and her European ways as well. Which is something I can identify with, cuss I was born in Luanda, Angola but lived all my life in Lisbon, Portugal.
Miroslava Duma, she has that effortless fashion vibe strong vibrant with key pieces on it. I’ve never seen her on a down day!
Julia Sarr Jamois, lay back, vibrant, chic and for representing everyday who she is. Her hair is a big piece of why I love her.
Andre Judd, cuss he is the most strange man I’ve ever seen. I love the fact that I never know what he is gonna dress next, and that he makes almost every single one of his clothes with different types of materials, non conventional ones.
Verbal & Yoon from Japan this pair always gives me the sense that we are all living in the medieval era and they are in the future.
Shala Monroque, because she is like the queen jewelery always on point, flawless skin and smile which I consider to be her best accessories.
Nick Wooster, I’m obsessed with this man. I just think he is perfect from head to toe! The futuristic classic style that he send every time I see him inspires me. He is a big part of the reason about why I buy a lot of men clothing.
And Miss Christine Centenera she has the advanced design style, her style is super clean but always with a design element so different and smart that turns the volume 10 times louder.
Your five must-haves as a girl:
- good pair of flat men shoes
- Black clothing, all black everyday.
- A good vintage Chanel bag that will never go out of style
- Two piece business suit
- Top design jacket with a formal cut that favors your body
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