questions answered.

I left this for so long because I was convinced that people would keep asking questions. They didn't. It's not my fault it's so short.

How old are you?

13 years young.

Where do you live?

Dallas, Texas.

What is your all time favorite article of clothing in your closet?

That's a hard one. If it counts, all of my puff skirts. It's so boring it makes me groan, but they actually can be transformed into a lot of different items. I can wear them long or short, as a double-layered strapless dress (in a previous post), and even little capelets! I love blazers too- my "leather" one and a navy one that I've recently rediscovered in my closet.

If you were to create an editorial, what would the theme be?

I like this question! There's probably already one like this out there, but I read the Luxe this summer (not exactly quality literature, but...) and I loved that whole scene- the debutantes in New York City in the 1800's. I think an editorial like that would be really neat, all the long dresses and frilly, dramatic headpieces, etcetera.

Who are your style icons?

As cliche as it sounds, every other blogger inspires me. Some of my favorites are Alix, Betty, Jane, Rumi, Tavi, Karla, The Stylish Wanderer, Diana, etc. As for outside the blogosphere, I love Carine Roitfeld, the dynamic Olsen duo (COULD I BE MORE PREDICTABLE), Kate Bosworth, Giovanna Battaglia, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and Emmanuelle Alt. There's so many more but my brain isn't functioning well right now. Oh, and I love Meredith Melling Burke whenever pictures of her surface, I feel like I don't see much of her.

Who is your biggest inspiration in life?

In life? Hmm...I hate to leave a question unanswered, but I've dwelled on this for weeks (this post stayed in drafts for months...) and I really can't think of anything!

Why did you start a blog?

I am almost positive that it was because of the Pearls and Pants girl that was in Teen Vogue. That kind of introduced me to the whole idea of blogging and I started to read others. One night in sixth grade I decided to start one...and the archives of this blog are terribly embarrassing.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Let's see, I would be 23 years old. I would be in college? Out of it? I think 23-24 is when you get out, right? I don't know. I want to go to college, of course, but I'm not sure where yet. My choice of occupation has varied these past few years, but I think at 23 I would want to work at a magazine of some sort, maybe a fashion journalist.

If you had to wear one color for the rest of your life, what color would that be?

It's boring, but I would have to say black. I just love the look of an all black outfit. Oh god, but what about the summer? That wouldn't be fun. Oh no. I still have to go with black, probably.

Where do you shop the most?

That's difficult...I don't really have a lot of clothes from one particular place, they're kind of all over. I like American Apparel, Urban Outfitters (you all know my love/hate relationship with it), and if you can dig through the plethora of rhinestone encrusted tank tops and fake satin minidresses at Forever 21 they can have really good things. I looked at the Twelve by Twelve stuff for the first time and I love it. I also love going through my old clothes when I was 5 or 6, some of them can be amazing now.

Who are your favorite musicians?

So many. I love Voxtrot, Spoon, Belle & Sebastian, Lily Allen, Kate Nash, Goldfrapp, M.I.A (I really wish people would listen to all of her songs BESIDES Paper Planes, because they are all amazing), Coldplay, The Virgins, Vampire Weekend, MGMT, etc. And oh my God, I have been listening to Britney Spears' new album on repeat for what seems like decades. It's. Fan. Tas. Tic.
Edit: And as of this morning- Vox Angeli. It's this AMAZING group made up entirely of little French kids (I shouldn't say little, most of them are my age..) and they have insane voices. They're fantastic. Go listen to their cover of Imagine right now. And Paradis Blanc.

Who is your biggest fashion inspiration- who do you most want to dress/act like?

The Cherry Blossom Girl. Enough said.

How do you get people to read your blog? How is it so successful?

I really wouldn't call it so successful, I'm in a bit of a blogging rut at the moment. You've probably heard it before, but really, the only way to get your blog out there is commenting on others' blogs. Ask to trade links, then people will slowly learn about your blog. To me, the most annoying thing is when you've worked so hard on a post and someone just comments with "PLEASE LOOK AT MY BLOG PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LOOK AT IT. I REALLY WANT TO HAVE A MILLION VIEWERS PLEASE LOOK AT IT PLEEEEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEE." Be polite about it. Actually read what someone has to say.

Your perfect day?

1. Wake up in Paris
2. In a wild tornado of sparkles, have Glinda the Good Witch transform me into Maryna Linchuk.
3. Proceed to spend my day exactly like this. With the background music following me around.

What's your kind of guy?

I don't really have a...type. I'm 13, not really looking for anything right now...

Who are your favorite designers?

Luella, Balmain (don't kill me?), Alexander Wang (see previous parentheses), etc. Hussein Chalayan consistently amazes me with his flawless mix of technology and fashion- his spring '07 show left me literally open mouthed. Pictures obviously don't do it justice- find a video.


  1. haha, I feel the same way about net-a-porter honey!!

    great answers!!


  2. I love Kate Bosworth too and haha Balmain is everybodys love right now!

  3. Great post. I know what you mean about comments and about embarrassing archives hehe ;-D


  4. I am from Dallas too! Just not living there at the moment, due to college. I am coming home in a week and shopping until I drop at Northpark. Anyways, love your blog :) You have amazing style!

  5. alexander wang went to my school! he's a really great guy and a kickbutt designer =)

  6. This is the first time I read your blog, and I just sat here and read a few others, and they're great, btw Alexander Wang is my favorite desginer :)

    trade links?

  7. i love belle and sebastian tooo! and i cant believe you're 13, thats pretty awesome :)

  8. your amazing, girl!!