“I’m curious by nature and love to educate myself on whatever sparks my interest at any given time. I also like to discuss politics and the situation the world is in right now – generally I strive to make the world a better, and peaceful place”
Since the rise of peacocking, there are very few personal style bloggers nowadays that makes me very excited whenever I see on my Bloglovin’ feed that they posted a new outfit. You can tell who are going over the top just to create a shot or to be shot. There’s always something very calculated about their looks. But Sabrina Bianca of What Pixie Wears (her blog that she described as “a glimpse into my life”) is one of the very few personal style bloggers I consider who has a real genuine style. Her cute, girly and often flamboyant-chic looks are always exciting to see and could compete with street style star Anna Dello Russo. That is why I reached out to her, asked her about her city, places she likes to visit, style, passions and all thing fashion so we can get to know her more. Who will ever thought she was studying chemistry in college before she realized her passion in fashion?
Her fashion story
“I’m a girly girl, turning 26 this month, whose wide-spread interests led her to dabble into science and dip her feet into the art of fashion design before finally settling on a career in digital marketing. And I am a girl who likes to express herself through clothes. I’m playful, daring, fun and classy. I’m always up for an adventure. I can be a bit shy, but I’m never boring. I dress the way I feel. That’s basically what I want to express with my style.
I have always expressed myself through style, and even as a little girl, I knew very well what I wanted to wear and how to wear it. The interest for the whole industry came much later – I had been studying chemistry for three years when I decided science might just not cut it for me, and on I went to fashion college. One of the best decisions I ever made.
In Austria, the general public doesn’t seem too invested in trends and the fashion industry. Nonetheless, there’s a small, but growing and lively fashion scene. We have a growing number of young and independent designers, some of them showing at Vienna’s annual fashion week. The number of fashion blogs and publications has also been rising constantly in the last years. I see Austria, and especially its bigger cities, as very cultured but also quite conservative. People definitely want to be well dressed, but are only taking baby steps towards more daring and adventurous fashion.
Berlin has been my total favorite in the last few years – it’s such a unique and fascinating city, pulsating with life and with the most diverse cultural influences. The fashion scene there is very exciting, too. If everything goes the way we planned, we’ll be living there by the end of the year. New York is also a big love of mine. Generally speaking, the bigger and livelier the city, the more I feel at home.
“All these generalizations of what certain types of people should or should not wear are nonsense. If YOU love the way you look, others will too.”
Generally, I like to mix up cute, girly and flamboyant stuff with more minimal, sometimes even edgy or masculine styles. I love to experiment and try things my own way. I’m petite and wear midi skirts, I’m a redhead who wears bright red clothes and I love mixing metals. 😉 All these generalizations of what certain types of people should or should not wear are nonsense. If YOU love the way you look, others will too.
I like to believe that RED Valentino has been made for me. 😉 But honestly, the way they mix quirky and playful with feminine and classic elements is just too ‘me’ to be true. On the other hand, I’m very much into the minimal and futuristic designs of Alexander Wang, for example.
When it comes to shopping, I guess I spend most of my money on ASOS; especially their petite line. Of all the major retailers, it’s the only petite line I check out and order regularly. I love Zara for on-trend shoes, and I like to splurge on one or two pieces per season on Net-a-Porter.
To my boyfriend’s dismay, I have a particular weakness for expensive shoes, especially Miu Miu. In general, when I know I am going to love a piece forever, I am willing to pay the price. Which doesn’t mean that my heart doesn’t bleed the moment I swipe my card… ;)”
“Fashion. I know it’s the most cliché answer, but it’s true. Vegan food, especially cake. And knowledge – I’m curious by nature and love to educate myself on whatever sparks my interest at any given time. I also like to discuss politics and the situation the world is in right now – generally I strive to make the world a better, and peaceful, place.”
Her ultimate showpieces
“A light grey 1980’s vintage silk dress with power shoulders, a huge collar and cuffed sleeves, a tight-fitting skirt and oversize gold buttons. I found it in a vintage store in London a few years ago and it was love at first sight – it’s close to impossible to wear in real life, but I know it’s time will come!”
Her fashion advice
“Whatever you wear – wear it with confidence and you will look amazing.”
– as told to Style Vanity.
*All photos are from WhatPixieWears.com