I discovered Arphose Lux a couple years ago through Lookbook.nu. I was in awe of her truly unique style and attitude. At that time she had her own clothing line, Holy&Haunted, which was impressive and stunning. As she has moved on to new creative ventures, Arphose is definitely one to watch. Enjoy our interview below!
Q: Where were you born and where do you live now?
A: I was born in Toulouse, the south of France. I still live in the same house of my childhood, in the countryside near Toulouse.
Q: How old are you?
A: I am now 18!
Q: What life experiences have influenced who you are?
A: My father left us when I was still a baby and I never lived with him. So my mother raised me like a boss aha. When she was young she was a punk, therefore she is a really open-minded woman and she let me experience many styles and activities. By those experiences, I discovered a real passion for fashion and make-up.
Q: How would you describe your own style?
A: Actually, I went through a lot of different styles, from decora to a sort of rock/grunge. Currently, I would describe my style as grungy cute fifties/vintage inspired style aha. I am really torn between the cute part and the dark part (my mother's influence I guess :D).
Q: What music are you listening to right now?
A: I am crazy about acoustic folk music. And right now, I am listening to Matt Corby-Made of Stone, he is an Australian singer.
Q: What advice can you give to other young women about pursuing their creative dreams?
A: Don't be lazy! If you want to achieve something, you have to practice, practice, practice. And most of all, never stop dreaming, you're the only one who can decide which life you want to live : ).
Q: What culture influences your fashion the most?
A: Maybe Japanese one. Not really the culture (I prefer the English one), but about fashions, Japan is really vast and inspiring, it condenses every corner of fashion.
Q: Will you ever reopen Holy&Haunted? It was such a great concept and line!
A: First, thank you. I don't know if I will reopen Holy&Haunted under this name, but I have a new idea in mind. I would like to sell personalized hand-made skirts.
Q: And finally, what is your dream job?
A: My ultimate dream job since I was 5 years old is to become a well-known makeup-artist.
You can follow Arphose on her blog here: http://arphoselux.blogspot.fr/ lookbook: http://lookbook.nu/arphoselux and facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LuxArphose
Below are her top picks from the shop, enjoy! ~