Meet Vanessa, the lovely and talented face behind ReadyDressedGo.
She is absolutely amazing and oh so much fun! And her blog, well, I spend a lot of time at my computer, but it’s always one of the first blogs I check daily. I absolutely adore her, and she’s a big fan — which doesn’t hurt either. 😉
She recently had a post on her blog about blue lippies. And she has some awesome blue shoes, so, I’ve dedicated blue as her color for the interview! (Finding one that was easy on the eyes and still held to my point was difficult!)
Lights, Camera, Spotlight: Vanessa
Q1: So you have a blog. What was your inspiration & why do you do what you do?
I’ve always loved fashion & clothes & glamour ever since I can remember. I think as a child I watched “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” 10,000 times. The quality of fashion & beauty as a transformative device, where you can be whomever you want to be every single day is mesmerizing. Also, I’ve always loved art & making things, so making things to wear I have been doing since I was able to walk.
Q2: If you could spend a day 10,000 feet in the air with any fashion icon (past or present), who would you cozy up to and what ONE burning question would you ask?
I would pick Richard Avedon. My favorite photographer of all time. and I would ask, “how did you learn the most beautiful angles to highlight the human body?”
Q3: If you could time travel, what decade would you land in?
1965 London. I would have someone paint my body in a checkerboard print on the floor of a fabulous party.
Q4: QUICK! Your house is on fire and you can save only three personal belongings, (your family is already safe!) what are you fighting fire for?
1) My favorite 1970s “Foxy Brown” bright orangey red polyester dress, it’s the best piece of clothing I own. You can dress it up, down, for any season, it makes a statement, and I always get compliments.
2) My favorite piece of artwork in my home (which was made by my favorite artist, my friend Denyse http://darwinsdaughtercouture.com/)
3) My black Mackage jacket, we’ve been together for years and I’m not going to let a little thing like a house fire tear us apart.
Q5: Oh hey! You were just nominated for an Oscar for your awesome role in that awesome winter blockbuster. Who will be making your dress for the Red Carpet?
I know EXACTLY what I would wear to the Oscars! Alexander McQueen’s 2003 Rainbow Shipwreck gown. That is exactly me.
Q6: You recently got back from a trip to Nashville, where cowboy boots are a BIG THING. Most gals pair their boots with dresses, but, how would YOU style your boots?
Yeeeeeesh. This is a tough one. I LOVED the style of the people of Nashville, and had the best time there! But I grew up in a town where cowboy boots were functional wear! I was born & raised in the country! So there are a couple of things I just cannot wear because of that: cowboy boots, camouflage, and flannel.
But I think that if I had to have a pair I would pair them with leggings and a dress/skirt. Because boots + leggings + skirt/dress is my cute and comfy win win combo for life.
Q7: What is your signature lip color for a night out at Drag Queen Bingo?
OOOH!! Yes! MAC Morange or MAC Saint Germain! I LOVE a creamy opaque super bright lippy!
Q8: If you could advise new bloggers of anything you’ve learned in hindsight, what would you say?
Here is the best piece of advice I can give to bloggers: ALWAYS BE BLOGGING FOR YOURSELF. Do not blog for Money, or Fame, or to Be Cool, or Get Swag.
Do it because you love it, and you have something to say.
Because you shouldn’t be blogging to get the most page views, you should be blogging because it’s something that pours out of your heart. I love fashion, I love writing about it, I LOVE seeing the red carpet arrivals, and I love glamour and makeup.
I don’t know about you, but those are some DARN good responses. She’s just so amazing! Bloggers, her advice to you (us) is simply amazing and it’s why she and I tweet the #FashionUnfold events every month. Do it for YOU.
OK, my little rant is over. Because I know after those responses you are dying to see what I asked her for the fill-in-the-blank session!
My favorite cartoon character of all time is…SANJAY from “Sanjay and Craig” best show ever.
Three items on my vanity are…Miracle Creme (the beauty creme I make), Tom Ford Santal Blush, & GIANT hoop earrings
The magazine I cannot live without is…Allure
My go to cocktail is…Grey Goose Dirty Martini
The technology that forever changed my world is…my iphone! which i love!
My living room is painted…Caramel Latte
The one place in the world I want most to visit is…FIJI and I will never leave
My chocolate of choice is…I loooove a really dark bitter dark. it has to be at LEAST 70% cocoa, higher the better!
My ideal weekend consists of…Vintageing, Making Art, drinking champagne, going out with my hubs, and snuggling my kids
The three songs that I cannot stop listening to this week are…Nirvana “Territorial Pissings”, Three 6 Mafia “Stay Fly”, Gladys Knight & the Pips “Midnight Train to Georgia”
I cannot reiterate enough times how amazing this woman is! Be sure to check out her blog: ReadyDressedGo. She’s super friendly on Twitter as well so stop over and say hello. And of course, you should check her out on Instagram — her snaps are pretty epic!
And be sure to join us on Twitter Tuesday, February 11th at 1PM EST for the next rendition of #FasionUnfold.
XOXO – K