Coco and Vera is our go to classic elegance blog. Cee brings us easily relate-able outfits that every girl can see herself wearing! We love how honest and personable her writing is and despite being a style blog, nothing is ever too posed :)
1) How long have you been blogging for? What made you start?
I started blogging in June 2010. I have a degree in creative writing and work in the finance industry; I wanted to find an outlet for my creativity that my professional life didn’t give me. When I discovered the world of fashion blogging, I wanted to start one immediately, but it took me a while to get past the idea that taking pictures of myself would be awkward. Now, I can’t imagine my life without it!
2) How would you describe your aesthetic?
My style is feminine, elegant and classic. I’m attracted by all things vintage and retro-inspired. My grandma was my style icon; she always looked put together, from her structured handbags to her coordinated shades of red lipstick and nailpolish. I try to bring some elements of her classic post-war style into my own wardrobe, while adding my own modern twist. I’m also very inspired by the effortless je ne sais quoi of French fashion. French women ignore magazines and dress based on instinct; it’s a skill I admire but am still trying to master!
3) Your perfect outfit consists of?
There are so many ways I could answer this question, depending on what occasion the outfit was for! In my dreams, I dress in head-to-toe Chanel- a mix of vintage pieces and modern elements from the Lagerfeld years. But the outfit I always feel absolutely comfortable and confident in is a black turtleneck, skinny black cigarette pants, black pumps and a bright pashmina.
(Cee wearing a vintage blouse from Shoppalu)
4) A Fall trend you can’t live without…
Colour-on-colour. I’ve always loved the styles Barbara Feldon wore as Agent 99 in Get Smart, but wearing shades of bright red from head-to-toe never seemed practical (or sane) until very recently. Now, I can’t imagine why I didn’t think of it sooner!
5) One thing on your bucket list you have to do
Pack up and move to Paris! I’ve been many times, and did live there briefly a few years ago. I’ve been dreaming of making my relocation permanent ever since.