Happy Wednesday! This weeks featured blogger is 31 year old Evelina Vilke and her blog Lifestyle Fashionista. She is a fashion blogger that shares some of the most stylish outfits that make me want to go out and buy even more things to add to my wardrobe. Check out her interview below.
1. What or who inspired you to create your blog?
I am working as a personal and fashion stylist and ever since I was a little girl fashion has been constant in my life. Growing up with the sight of my mother designing clothes in our home studio is something that has remained with me to this day.
“Fashion is more than art because you live your life in it”, words to live by!
I love exploring new places and every day crave new experiences, whether it be trying cuisines that I haven’t before or exploring new places in the world. I have found that the pleasure of all the above goes hand in hand with (and I would say enhanced by) how fabulous the outfit that I am wearing is!
For me it all begins with planning what to wear, for as I am sure you will agree, selection of the right outfit may make or break a night out before you have even left home. I am a firm believer that you can enjoy everything in your life just a little bit more if you are wearing a fabulous outfit - fabulous style can lead to a fabulous life is my motto. Therefore I created Lifestyle Fashionista to inspire people to live the most chic, fabulous life.
2. What is your #1 favorite thing about blogging and why?
I love documenting my outfits and travels around the world. It will always remind me how many great moments I had and I hope it can inspire other people to try new things – either it’s a new outfit or a new life experience.
3. What main topics do you blog about?
I started my blog as a personal style diary. Being a personal stylist and helping people to find their personal style inspired me to start sharing styling tips. I also just started a new series on my blog Travelling in Style. For me deciding what I will be wearing during a trip is an essential part of any holiday planning.
4. When you’re not blogging, what do you enjoy doing?
I love travelling. I am also a bit of a foodie so I enjoy visiting new trendy restaurants (I am planning to start new series on my blog about what to wear in famous, posh and trendy restaurants. I also have a thing for roof top bars. I was a professional ballet dancer and I hope to find more time to start dancing again.
5. What has been your favorite place to visit and explore?
Last year I have visited Bali and this was the most beautiful place I have ever been. It was a magnificent place with beautiful nature, rich history and the friendliest and nicest people in the world.
6. Do you blog as a hobby or is it your job?
I started blogging as a hobby but now it’s becoming more and more than a side job next to my styling business.
7. Where would you like to take your blog in 5 years?
I would like my blog to be a place of fashion and lifestyle inspiration. I would love if people visit Lifestyle FASHIONISTA when they want to be inspired what to wear in different places in the world, best restaurants or any other important occasions in their life.
8. What has been the hardest thing that you’ve encountered since you began blogging?
The hardest thing is to get noticed and constantly attract new people to visit your blog. Sometimes it can be very disheartening when you put all your heart in a post and then no one reads it.
9. From your experience, what’s one tip that you would give to a new blogger?
Don’t give up! It will take time for readers to notice you but if you work hard and have something interesting to share, eventually you will get there. However it won’t be easy.
10. What are your top 3 must watch tv shows?
I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones and House of Cards. And of course as a fashion lover I am obsessed about Sex and the City. I have to watch all seasons at least once a year. I probably know everything by heart by now.
11. What is something about you or that you that makes you unique?
I lived in China and can speak English, Lithuanian, Russian, French and Mandarin
I was born and raised in Lithuania and post my early retirement from ballet due to injury, studied International Politics and Diplomacy (I was never a shrinking violet whether on the stage or in life in general!). As part of the continuation of my Master’s studies I found myself in Beijing, China where my life completely changed. Having lived a more cloistered life (which was not at all unusual for professional dancers) this was the first time that I was exposed to a truly international environment, and able to enjoy learning about and sharing with different cultures.
Having quickly realised that this was something that I wanted as a part of my life from there on out upon completion of my Masters degree I moved to London. This was the perfect choice for me as it still allows me to be close to both my family and friends but within a truly cosmopolitan and international city (the fact that London is one of the world’s fashion capitals doesn’t hurt either!).
12. Do you have a historical or currently living icon that you look up to? Why?
I adore Olivia Palermo’s style. I think she is the epitome of modern elegance and femininity where classics are mixed with trendy pieces.
13. What is the one blog post that you are the most proud of hitting the publish button on?
I am very excited about my first post of Travelling in Style series where I share my tips of what to wear and see in Marrakesh. I was very happy to write about two things I love the most in my life – fashion and travel.
14. What is your favorite season and the one thing that you look forward to during it each year?
I love spring and each year I am looking forward to spring blossom, longer days and flower smell in the air. Spring always brings me energy and new ideas - it is a time of new beginnings!
15. Is there anything else that you would like to share about yourself, your life or your blog?
I am a “shoeaholic”. My obsession is high heels, and I consider them a work of art. When it comes to buying heels I don’t ever worry about where I am going to wear them, what I am going to wear with them or whether they are going to be comfortable (how boring!). I buy them because they look gorgeous. And guess what? I have yet to add an unworn pair to my collection.
Marilyn Monroe said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” and that lady knew a thing or two about fashion! The right pair is a total game changer, transforming a potentially boring outfit to super stylish. A pair of shoes can tell you how I am feeling, and that’s why I only wear flat shoes when I feel sad!
Thank you Evelina for sharing some things about you and your blog and letting us get to know you.
You can keep up to date with Evelina by following her on: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course her blog.
Stop by next Wednesday for another "Meet the Blogger Behind the Blog" to meet another amazing blogger.