Womenswear Wednesdays: Blogger and designer Felicia Renee on her street style
All photos by Mauricio Rocha
When we spot people on the street and stop to interview them about their unique looks, it's rare that they are fashion bloggers, too. But this was the case with blogger Felicia Renee, who has been running her own personal style blog, shewillbeinblack.blogspot.com since last November and recently started creating her own accessories. Continue reading to discover her style icons, where she shops, and what's inside her bag.
Name: Felicia Renee.
Spotted at: Broadway and Ellsworth.
Profession: I'm a part-time bank teller, and I also have my own style blog, shewillbeinblack.blogspot.com, that takes up most of my time when I'm not working.
Favorite film: 2 Days in Paris. It's about a struggling couple, and the ending monologue is very relatable to anyone who's ever been in a relationship.
2013 jam: All of oOoOO's music is really good witch-house. Chelsea Wulf has good acoustic music, and I've seen her headline at the hi-dive before.
Style inspirations/icons: Well, the Olsen sisters are good, even the youngest one, Elizabeth. Their whole style, and all the accessories, hair and jewelry -- they are really their own people and do their own style. This blogger named Frou Frouu has a good tumblr and website; I like her style.
Favorite color: Black.
Favorite accessory: Hats and beanies. I love bowler hats. I recently started looming, and I make my own hats and scarfs. My friend Rene and I started a group together called the Loominati.
Style mantra: Just stick out. Wear something different. That's my form of art, because I can't draw or paint, so I take my time picking out my clothes and started to make my own accessories. It's about looking good and feeling good.
Shops at: Nordstrom, usually online. I used to work at Nordstrom Rack and really like the whole Nordstrom culture. I also shop at Top Shop, H&M, Michael's and Hobby Lobby for fabric.
These are some of the accessories that Renee wears today, including an eyeball ring among a plethora of other cool rings and bracelets.
These stacked, mirrored, diamond-shaped earrings are custom-made by Renee and are featured on her blog, where she offers tutorials on DIY fashion projects. The posts cover subjects such as altering clothes with bleach and pictorial fashion spreads.
See what's inside Felicia Renee's bag on page two.
This is Renee's black leather purse. Let's take a look inside, shall we?
Inside, we find items that are a mint color and match Renee's manicure. There is an inhaler, a wallet, treats for her dog, Radar, a looming pick and an iPhone.
Here is Radar, who was spotted looking chic in his sleeveless Harley-Davidson hoodie. Renee's parents ride motorcycles, which is why she sports one on her shirt as well.
"I think that people should not be afraid to follow trends, because it can be a good thing if you interpret it in your own way," Renee says. "Either be a trendsetter or follow trends."
Style analysis: While many may look to blogs online for fashion inspiration (ourselves included), only a select few put themselves out there. Felicia Renee shows how marking your own personal view on the world with custom accessories and images that are symbolic of her family (like motorcycles) can impact one's street style. Even the Loominati tools in her purse and her pet, Radar, contribute to her look, topped off by a maroon bowler hat.
Always accessorize according to your personality, Denver.
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