Wanderful Interview: Stephanie Triebe

The Wanderful Girl

The “Wanderful Girl” is a modern bohemian. She’s a nomadic bon vivant collecting perspective and style inspiration around the globe. - from "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style."


Meet Stephanie Triebe, a fashion and lifestyle blogger based in Los Angeles (and soon moving to Nashville!). Constantly documenting her many adventures, you can’t help but feel inspired to hit the road dressed in one of her amazing hats (she wrote a whole post about it by the way). This cactus and wildflower lover creates a boho western feel mixed in with a little desert landscape in the background, creating that kind of magical imagery we love getting lost in.

Stephanie Triebe for Oui We

Interview: Stephanie Triebe

Susanna for Oui We: Your love for fashion and mixing styles clearly shows through your blog. What’s one of your favorite “go to” outfits?

Stephanie: Mixing styles really helps make an outfit for me. It's a constant inspiration to push the limits of fashion. My all time favorite “go to” outfit right now is my black panama hat, an oversized t-shirt, my busted knee jeans, and my western style ankle boots for sure!

OW: Your style is enviable! Where are some of your favorite places to shop?

ST: My favorite places to shop are Free People, Urban Outfitters, Madewell, and ROOLEE. These are always my go to! I also love to go to flea markets because I can grab some unique staple pieces!

Stephanie Triebe for Oui We

OW: What are 5 must have wardrobe items you would recommend to our readers?

ST: The 5 things I can't live without in my wardrobe that I recommend is a great panama hat, ankle boots that can dress up any outfit, a great pair of jeans, a denim jacket, and of course- an amazing oversized t-shirt for tucking in!

OW: What’s the most daring fashion choice you’ve ever made and loved it?

ST: I bought myself a brown suede bomber jacket and it was the best decision. I'm not really a suede girl, but this jacket has made so many of my outfits pop. I still wear it to this day!

OW: A fashion trend you tried and hated?

ST: Birkenstocks with the lace socks. I felt like I could do it but I honestly just hated it and I’m so glad it has come and gone.

OW: You said you like to mix fashion trends from the past with more modern trends...what would you say is your favorite style decade to grab from?

ST: I would say 100% from the 70's and early 80's! That era was so freeing and they really brought that floral print and fringe to life! Not to mention my girl Stevie Nicks killed the style game!

OW: What’s one clothing item you always take with you on your travels?

ST: I actually take two things! My hat and my denim jacket! I feel it makes my outfit stylish without much effort. Especially when I have to pack light!

Stephanie Triebe for Oui We

OW: You have the whole day to yourself, no work, what do you do?

ST: Most of the time I am out scouting some awesome places for my next shoot. If I'm not doing that, I'm at Disneyland!

OW: You have some exciting changes coming up, what drew you to Nashville?

ST: Oh man, Nashville is just a gem of a city. We love how it's a growing city and small businesses thrive here. They have everything I could want: great scenery, seasons, beautiful destinations, and food. Lots and lots of food!

Stephanie Triebe for Oui We

Favorites:

Favorite camera for photos?

Right now I am using my Sony Alpha 6000! It's a small camera that is great for on the go!

Favorite filter for Instagram edits?

My go to would be "cascade" from the app "Afterlight". It gives a great pop to colors, especially in nature! My other go to is the "Minimalist" package in VSCO!

Favorite coffee drink?

An amazing lavender latte!

Favorite piece of art you own?

My favorite piece of art I have is a cactus print from the lovely @_studiorose_! She is a local artist based out of Nashville and she has beautiful pieces!

Favorite dish your mom (or grandma) cooks?

Greenbean casserole! I look forward to Thanksgiving every year!

Two favorite apps?

Liketoknowit because it lets me shop my favorite style influencers wardrobe! My other is Pinterest because it lets me pin a dream home without buying! (Haha!)

Last favorite book you read?

I'm honestly not a big reader. The last book I did finish was The Hunger Games series a few years back and I loved it!

Favorite piece of advice you've ever received?

I would say the best piece of advice I ever received was about control. This person told me that when you decide to take control of what you actually can control in life, the things that you once tried to control will have already fallen into place one way or another.


Well that's some advice, and some style we can get behind. Thanks Stephanie for joining us!

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Wanderful Interview: Lorna Andrews | Lorna Luxe

The Wanderful Girl

The “Wanderful Girl” is a modern bohemian. She’s a nomadic bon vivant collecting perspective and style inspiration around the globe. - from "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style"

As an introverted extrovert (Leo sun, Capricorn moon) I meet quite a few of my wanderful friends via instagram. Today's featured girl is one of those digital friends that's given me serious creative inspiration over the last few years. She's a total bad-ass babe, (check her photos, obvi) however her writing style and creative approach is like a million miles ahead of the game. She's the real deal & f'n brilliant. Ok, so enough chatter from me, read on to meet Lorna Andrews (she may even giveaway her filter secrets, favorite camera and insider tips - 'cause don't we all wish we could create photos, and a life, like she has). 

 The wanderful girl has the spirit of an old west explorer and the eye of a budding artist. She is a lover of mountains, seas, cities, and all the in-betweens. She’s delicately nostalgic and playfully potent, she lives every day with wild abandon. 


Interview: Lorna Andrews | Lorna Luxe

Lorna Luxe for Oui We at LFW
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Lorna Luxe for Oui We in Bell Sleeves

AE for Oui We: We’ve been IG friends since 2014 ... you were London white wall hunting (killin’ in stilettos) and I was Mediterranean sunset chasing (fresh out of the stilettos). Your style has evolved and become something that’s truly uniquely Lorna (which isn’t easy to do in the blogosphere). Tell us a bit about the evolution. Was there a moment that you realized this aspirational approach to styling & shooting was the ticket to sky rocket you forward?

Lorna in '14 for Oui We

Lorna: Has it really been that long... it feels like yesterday that I'd reached my first 150 followers and I remember being so chuffed to show my husband. I began Instagram sharing mirror selfies of my outfits and when my audience grew, so did my confidence and I would let friends and relatives take my pics. Always on my iPhone and often with no theme or filter.

I became quite active in the Instagram community - engaging on my page and the pages of those I followed - and identified incredible accounts I was inspired by. I was incredibly influenced by Igers such as @mija_mija and @frustilista. They definitely impacted my early signature aesthetic for clean and fuss free captures. -But- there was a moment where I looked at my instagram feed and felt like I wasn't standing out in the crowd - accounts like mine were becoming the norm and I'm a firm believer that if you can't be better be different. At that point I had nothing to lose and felt compelled to change. I switched to a new filter and started to shoot against darker and more real backdrops. I think that shift in my photography coupled with switching my iPhone to my leica d-lux has definitely helped to create my signature as we now know it.

AE: You spent years as an air hostess before making the transition into the role of style ‘grammer, fashion blogger and luxe wanderluster. What gave you the desire to live a life of fashionable travel? What cheats do you have for looking so freaking good while spending your days event hopping and jet setting about?

Lorna in Paris

Lorna in Paris

Lorna Luxe for Oui We in Paris

LA: I love travelling so much - so travelling for my blog has been major for me. My aspiration in life has always been to make vacations a legit profession. I worked as long haul cabin crew for 8 years and in that time I picked up plenty of travel hacks and packing tricks which have quite frankly saved my bacon on more than one occasion.

Simple things like always keeping things in your carry-on you can't afford to be without when you arrive - and I don't mean ten pairs of manolos and your entire medicine cabinet. In-flight I always keep a fresh pair of underwear, an arsenal of travel sized deodorant/hair spray/dry shampoo and moisturiser, cosy socks and a fully charged iPhone battery. If i'm honest I carry most of that stuff in my handbag day to day too...When I pack I roll I don't fold. I choose comfy and crease free garments too - I swear by a cashmere jogger and a loose fitting tee with a denim jacket chucked over it as my travel anywhere look. Use accessories like your sunnies and handbag to smarten it up.

Lorna Luxe for Oui We in Maldives
Lorna Luxe for Oui We in Maldives

AE: Your creative style is something I’d liken to triple threat status: creative director, writer (your wit and writing style is serious goals) and then you play the starring role within your own photographic story. What’s your creative process like? What’s important to you and where do you pull inspiration from when creating a blog or IG post?

LA: Ha. From the outside I'm a one man band but the reality is I have plenty of help and support to help me do this as a business. I get creative input from my husband @j_p_luxe (he takes a lot of my pictures), my best friend @kieraliberati (she's a stylist and fashion editor with a big personality and an opinion I trust), my blog sister @nickyinsideout based in Amsterdam is a constant support in every aspect and my business and blog mentors @theverysimong & @bexringer keep me out of trouble on all business related aspects.

I'm a firm believer...

In terms of the process - oooohhhh - everything and nothing has changed. I collaborate with a lot of brands now, creating content specifically to share a message or showcase a designer - something which in the beginning wasn't an option. Who I choose to collaborate with and what kind of content I create is still based on the same principle - would I buy it and what would I want to see.

I go to fashion weeks and make a point to enjoy the lighter side - often focusing more on the networking and hovering around the tasty canapés. The truth is I dedicate a lot of time all year round to meeting with pr's, attending launches and reading lots and lots to keep up to date with new trends I and my followers will enjoy. I suppose you could say I've taken to this like a very sociable duck to water.

AE: You wake up to a nice leisurely morning, you can have anything you want for breakfast, put on any outfit in the world and take a private plane anywhere your fashion forward heart desires. What do you eat / wear / go?

LA: I wake up and eat poached eggs on white toast washed down with a mimosa. I wear Le skinny FRAME denim distressed jeans, an ANINE BING black lacey bralette under a white deep-v tee, a classic ALEXACHUNG trench, a pair of nude/black suede CHANEL mules and (currently on my wish list) a lambskin studded black CHANEL 2.55 in silver hardware and slung nonchalantly over my shoulder. Plenty of arm and neck candy too. I board a plane to GLENEAGLES hotel in Scotland where I can climb into a fluffy dressing gown and spend the day at the best spa in the world.

Lorna for Oui We - Breakfast
Lorna for Oui We - Breakfast

AE: What’s on Lorna’s favorites list:

LA:

Favorite camera for snapping photos? LEICA D-LUX

Favorite filter for IG edits?  VSCO A5 or HB1

Favorite destination for holiday travel? MIAMI

Favorite song for summer nights? GRIZZLY BEAR by ANGUS & JULIA STONE

Favorite book you keep on your night stand? 'THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F**K'

Favorite drink when spending time with your best girls? HENDRICKS & TONIC WITH CUCUMBER

AE: Anything else you want to share with us?

LA: Shoefies are the new chestfie - you heard it here first!

Lorna Luxe Shoefie
Nobody CHESTFIE'S better than Lorna. 

Nobody CHESTFIE'S better than Lorna. 

Told ya you'd love her. And btw, I'm making Wanderful Luxe a thing. You heard THAT here first too my babes. 

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Wanderfully yours,

Andi


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Wanderful Interview: Danielle Gold | The Velvet Dress

The Wanderful Girl

The “Wanderful Girl” is a modern bohemian. She’s a nomadic bon vivant collecting perspective and style inspiration around the globe. - from "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style"

As I traveled around the US researching, writing and photographing the destinations featured in Wanderful one of the brilliant things that occurred was meeting this particular type of girl. I met them in a variety of ways... on beaches as they were road tripping along the coast, or as they played music in local cafes, one I met as she was working in a local community as a healer and another who was the resident farmhand on a 50 acre ranch.

 The wanderful girl has the spirit of an old west explorer and the eye of a budding artist. She is a lover of mountains, seas, cities, and all the in-betweens. She’s delicately nostalgic and playfully potent, she lives every day with wild abandon. 

As an introverted extrovert (Leo sun, Capricorn moon) I meet quite a few of my wanderful friends via instagram. As the release of the book draws closer I'll be introducing the wanderful girls featured in the book of course, and then other wanderful girls that I continue to meet as I journey forward. Today's featured girl is a digital friend - isn't that the cool thing about IG!? We can make friends all over the world, develop lasting and meaningful friendships and sometimes we've only spent moments of real life time together. Read on....


Interview: Danielle Gold | The Velvet Dress

Meet Danielle Gold, the style blogger behind The Velvet Dress. Danielle has the style of Stevie Nicks meets Wednesday Adams and I, for one am OBSESSED with everything she wears. She shares festival fashion and vintage shopping tips 🙌🏽  and clearly draws inspiration from her home in Santa Barbara, California (another obsession for me, btw). 

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The Velvet Dress x Oui We

AE for Oui We: Your style is so glamorous, always so elegantly chic! What’s one clothing item you always take with you when you're going on an adventure?

Danielle: Oh thank you babe! Funny enough, as you may have noticed, I always have sunglasses with me...like always hah, usually multiple pairs in case I lose them or they break/fall. Clumsy me needs to plan ahead.

The Velvet Dress on Oui We

OW: What is the earliest trip you remember taking that inspires you now?

DG: Though it wasn't my earliest memory of a trip, I traveled around Costa Rica for a few weeks with my family when I was about 9. I did art a lot as a kid, but this was the first time I remember really getting into writing/drawing as all I had was a pen and paper.

OW: What decade was your favorite for style?

DG: I would have to say the 70s. Velvet everything! The fabrics were perfect and I love all the funky pieces hah.

The Velvet Dress on Oui We

OW: What's your favorite place to take visitors to when they come see you in Santa Barbara (we're hanging out on my next visit btw)!

DG: Yes, babe! Oh, Santa Barbara is such a fun place to show people because the mountains and the beach are so close. To be honest, it mostly depends on the person’s interests, but there's so many beautiful nature and yummy food spots so we always have a good time.

OW: What's your favorite quote or saying?

DG: Oh I have quite a few, you've probably noticed I'll post quotes sometimes with my fashion photos. I'll try to narrow it down to my favorite fashion quote:

"Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."

And a close second (because I obviously couldn't just choose one, hah)

"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."
The Velvet Dress on Oui We

OW: What's the biggest risk you ever took?

DG: I'd have to say switching my major to fashion and deciding on that as my career choice. Also stepping away from my vintage shop and focusing on just blogging and styling work instead.

OW: What was your favorite childhood game?

DG: I was actually kind of a tomboy as a kid as I grew up with brothers and basically all boy cousins. I loved to climb trees as a kid and was almost always barefoot even on hikes- though I loved super smash bros, hah!

OW: Do you have a favorite object or charm that you keep with you? Or something that's special that no one really knows you have?

DG: Though I don't have any particular object that you wouldn't be able to see, my jewelry is very special to me and I wear the same rings a lot as I've had them for many many years. I own a lot of jewelry but wear only a few pieces daily. Something special no one might know I have is my lucky lighter.

OW: Tell us about a time when you believed magic was real?

DG: Nature makes me think magic exists. I also feel like there is magic in art. Certain fashion pieces will have that effect on me as well- they are like magic, though man-made, they are still beautiful.

OW: What is your favorite "pinch me" moment? Go ahead, we want you to brag!

DG: I think for a lot of people they might be looking for a certain following number. But for me I would say it’s when a brand that I always loved since I was a kid started following me: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's brand Elizabeth and James.

Girl, we feel that. Olsen love forever.

Thanks for reading wanderful friends!

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