Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sterling Style- La Mimi Fashion Idol!

Fashion Idol of the Week- Taylor

Submitted by Mimi on Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Fashion Idol of the Week- Taylor

This week’s fashion idol is Taylor, who exudes a bright, warm presence like her home state- sunny California. Taylor’s style is a little bit savvy, a little bit boho and very much gorgeous. Her beauty and style is not her only appeal. She also happens to be an Alpha Shopper for Lucky Magazine which allows her to review products, give input on shopping and style, go to stylish events, and report on what’s happening in her city. What I love the most about Taylor is that she has a great sense of humor making us want to admire her style from afar and also want to be her friend.  Take a peak into her fashionable world at Sterling Style and I promise you will instantly get addicted.


The Interview

La Mimi: Name, age, location

Taylor, 27, Bay Area, CA

La Mimi: What is the mission of your blog- Sterling Style?

Taylor: “Sterling Style” is my online inspiration board and look book. I wanted to have a place to share what things excite me and to give tips on style. It has become an incredible outlet for me. I am so glad others enjoy it too.

La Mimi: Who/what inspires you?

Taylor: I am inspired by so many things, but if I had to pick something or someone I would say my mother. She really turned me onto fashion. Plus, she is one of those women who can do it all and then some. She is not afraid to have multiple careers and run a family. She never allows her passions to fade. She acts on them.

La Mimi: When did you fall in love with Fashion?

Taylor: I fell in love with fashion at a very young age. I would always sneak into my mother’s closet and try on her dresses and jewelry. For my 17th birthday party I made a collage of all my favorite editorials and turned it into my invitations. Also, in college I kept a “fashion bible” of all my favorite looks and models and interned at WWD. So, I would say it has always been a passion of mine.

La Mimi: Vintage vs. New, what do you like more and why?

Taylor: This is a tough on too. I would hate to say I prefer one over the other because my wardrobe is full of both. I would have to say “new” only because I shop it more often. However, if I had more time I would vintage shop a lot more. I love how the clothes have a story.

La Mimi: Describe your personal style in a sentence.

Taylor: My style is eclectic with a strong bias towards girlie bohemian glamour.

La Mimi: What are you into wearing right now?

Taylor: I can’t seem to shake wearing a fitted blazer with a floral dress and boots. I love mixing feminine with masculine pieces together.

La Mimi: Who is your favourite designer and why?

Taylor: I love Stella McCartney. She really understands what women want to wear and makes clothes for the “real” woman. Every time I see her shows I feel I could literally walk out the door with every piece. They are so functional and at the same time exquisite.

La Mimi: Your favourite fashion movie?

Taylor: Recently I watched “Bonnie and Clyde” with Faye Dunaway. I fell in love with her style in that movie. I love all of her berets, trench coats, and cardigans. She could be in a Burberry advertisement.

La Mimi: Please share some words of wisdom with La Mimi readers.
Taylor: Diane Von Furstenberg said, “The biggest mistake a woman can make is not to be herself in public or private.”  I couldn’t agree more. I think as women we struggle with finding our own identity and we try so hard to please others.  Women are attractive when they are true to themselves even when no one is looking.
I was thrilled and honored to be featured on La Mimi yesterday! Mimi is an image consultant and wardrobe stylist who also has an amazing website where she shares her tips for style and updates on the latest trends. I am just excited to be considered one of her fashion idols! I mean she has girls like Krystal from What is Reality Anyway? and Zanita! Please check out my feature and drop a comment if you can. I suggest snooping around her site, I know you'll love it like I do!
Also, I was featured on Big Daddy's blog too! Thanks!
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PinkBow said...

fantastic - well done you!

Amy said...

This is wonderful! Congratulations!! You so deserve it! :)

Dina's Days said...

Congrats! That's so exciting, I saw it on her blog too! I love her site!

Couture Cookie said...


Everyone loves fashion said...

love her! :))

Missy said...

wow great post!! she is amazing! i love her style! kisses

ash said...

congrats, and very well done in your interview love :)

xo ash

Anika said...

Love this feature interview, and how gorgeous is Taylor. Completely agree with her statement that mixing masculine and feminine pieces is what it's all about.

Thanks for sharing new bloggers to get hooked one :)

kpeach said...

congratulations-you look amazing and I love your answers-esp the DVF quote-that woman is so inspiring xx

Jaime said...

Congrats- how exciting!

How fun to be an "alpha shopper"- that's so cool!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah! Congratulations Taylor! I absolutely love your answers. That DVF quote is so incredibly true and can be applied to style or simply everyday life. And WWD? I had no idea you interned thrilling! Gorgeous feature! :)

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome feature, darling! I love that your mom is your inspiration!


Kelly said...

How exciting, Taylor! You must be so tickled!

I love how you described your style in one sentence. It's all fantastic!

Liset said...

I just saw it on Mimi, very nice interview! Your blog is lovely!

Grace Like Kelly said...

How fun!!! Congrats!!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Your blog is FABULOUS. I adore it. And that interview with you was amazing. You are quite a fashion inspiration for me. You have a great sense of style.
"My style is eclectic with a strong bias towards girlie bohemian glamour." That was seriously the best quote ever! I love it. And the fashion collage invitations is a brilliant idea!! I might have to borrow that for my birthday this year. :)

Taylor Sterling said...

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments! XOXO

HoneyBunny said...

Congrats one the feature~ Well done:)

becca. said...

congrats! you totally deserve it :)
& lovely blog!
theres a competition you can enter on my latest post. you can win money! go on my blog and enter by clicking the link :)

Susan said...

congrats, darling! you look amazing :)

la petite fashionista said...

fantastic interview!well deserved and you look gorgeous!:)interesting reading how you came to love fashion!

Roxan said...

That is so awesome Tay! Don't ever sell yourself short! You are definitely one of my fashion idols! xoxox

Christina Dee said...

How fantastic! Congrats! The interview answers were great! Would love to interview you for my website. Would you be free to do an interview?

Email me at if you can!


Dream Sequins said...

Yay! Loved reading that interview and congratulations!!

Peeptoes said...

Congrads!!! You look just fantastic on the first photo!!! Love your style!!!


Faridah said...

Congratulations. It's a great interview! x

deep_in_vogue said...

Great interview, Taylor, loved reading your answers! You look beautiful!

Maria Confer said...

Congratulations!! What an awesome interview and photo spread.

Kendra said...

Congrats :)

Heini said...


michelle_ said...

congratulations on this !
i wonder when will I get the chance to do this.

Carrie said...

Congrats on being selected as Fashion Idol of the week. I really enjoyed reading your interview!


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