I connected with blogger Patricia Blaj at the very beginning of Tribehaus. I fell in love with her blog, spirit and own personal style. She is a free thinking beautiful individual with a big heart. Always classy, well traveled, sophisticated and the real deal, enjoy our interview with her below!
Q: Where were you born and how old are you?
A: I was born in Transylvania and I am 18 years old.
Q: Where do you live now and what do you do?
A: I'm still in Transylvania, living in a city called Cluj Napoca. Right now I'm struggling with my last high school year and trying to figure out what I want to do with my life in the future.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The first thing that came to me upon reading this question was what my boyfriend described it as a few days ago: all over the place. I take inspiration from so many people and styles that I really don't have a word or even a phrase to describe it.
Q: What/where/who most influences your style?
A: My mom was the one who introduced me to the fashion world so she'll always be one of my top influencers. We're almost the same size so I've been stealing stuff from her closet for as long as I can remember.
The Japanese street style has also had an influence on me since I started developing my own style.
Q: Who are some of your favorite designers?
A: Alexander McQueen, Acne and COMME des GARÇONS.
Q: How have your travels helped develop your own unique style?
A: There's pretty much no street style going on where I live, so one of my favourite things about travelling is getting to see so many different and unique styles in one place. Tokyo was definitely my favourite, it's crazy.
Q: What music are you listening to right now?
A: Right now I am listening to The Perks Of Being a Wallflower's soundtrack. It's one of my favourite movies and the soundtrack is just delicious!
A: What are your future goals?
Q: I'd really love to have a job which involves a lot of traveling and photography. As tacky as it sounds one of my biggest dreams is being able to love the people I do now because they make my life perfect, right now I feel like almost nothing's missing.
A: What advice would you give to other fashion and lifestyle bloggers?
Q: Break the pattern, be consistent and socialize with fellow bloggers. There's no way of thriving or even surviving in the industry if you don't do that. Oh, and dream big.
Q: What types of things are you most passionate about?
A: Artsy things. Though I must shamefully admit that I get bored of stuff pretty easily and my passions change like the wind, fashion and music being the only ones that I've got since I can remember.
Q: And finally, how can we follow you and what are your top picks from the Tribehaus shop!?
A: My blogs are: http://wingsforliberty.com and http://ileftmyheartintokyo.tumblr.com and my facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/wingsforliberty
Enjoy my top picks from the shop below!