Wednesday, October 19, 2011

DLSU's BEST DRESSED: Patricia de Leon

Patricia de Leon | ID 109 | AB Communication Arts

How do you describe your style?

"In a nutshell, it would be Parisian chic, edgy minimalism, casual cool downtown, and grunge. My style is constantly changing but I always keep in mind to keep it balanced, clean, tasteful, youthful and sophisticated. Currently, my outfits revolve around neutrals and basics."

What are your staple clothing items for school?

"HIGH HEELED SHOES AND BASIC CLOTHING! You could never have enough high heels and different variations of basics. I’d wear anything black, grey, white, taupe, beige and trusty black high heeled booties."

What are your all time favorite trends?

"The androgynous look, A/W 2010-2011 New Minimalism, Alexander Wang’s 90’s grunge, structural, Herve Leger Fall 2009 body-con, Gucci Fall 2007 50s Glamour, Proenza Schoulder’s Spring 2008 utilitarian. I love wearing body-con skirts, structured blazers, loose shirts, black leather booties, platforms and gold accessories."

Who are your style icons?

"I draw inspiration from fashion icons Kate Lanphear, Kate Moss, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Victoria Beckham, and Rachel Zoe. As for the bloggers, I look up to Victoria Törnegren, Rumi Neely of fashiontoast, Andi Torres of Style Scrapbook, Kookie Buhain of Death by Platforms, Sabrina of afterdrk, Sandra of 5 inch and up, and Camille Rushanaedy of childhoodflames. Model-off-duty looks also appeal to me!"

Can you give some tips to your fellow Lasallians on how they can dress up for school without comprising both style & comfort?

"Invest on basics instead of splurging on trendy items because it’ll just end up hanging there in your closet while quality basics would last you a life time! Then play up your outfit with some amazingly beautiful shoes and finish it off with the right accessories. And lastly, when in doubt, WEAR BLACK. And always have great hair."

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