Hi Elena it is a pleasure to feature you on SimplySxy. Please share with our readers a little about yourself and where you’re from?
I am a twenty-something year old Home and Fashion Stylist as well as a Lifestyle blogger. I am currently based out of Calgary and Toronto, Canada, and try to travel the world as much as possible, as I have a serious case of wanderlust that needs to be maintained. My professional history is rooted within fashion, interior design and the beauty industry, which resultantly maintains the core focus of my blog.
What inspired you to start Style Concept?
I have always had people come up to me and ask where I bought my clothing/accessories, and asking for hair and make up tips. Once blogging became an established cornerstone within the emergence of social media, it became a natural transition to gravitate towards it as people kept suggesting the platform as an opportunity to share my personal style as my background is well rounded within the creative industries. I officially started blogging a couple of years ago, and it has grown into an outlet for me to work with amazing global brands and meet some really cool people from all over the world. These interactions have allowed for Style Concept to blossom into more of a lifestyle blog, as I love helping people with tips for style and travel.
As a child growing up, was fashion and style already a strong interest for you?
Yes, it has always been a big part of my life. I grew up in the interior design/building industry and would help my mother choose fabrics and selections for projects starting at age 3. I also have an aunt who is a fashion designer, so she has been a mentor to me throughout the years. When I was little I would change my looks around five times per day (including accessories!).
How will you describe a typical day for yourself?
Everyday is different, and that is what I love about it. I am not a 9-5 type, although it is more like 24/7. I don’t know if I ever shut off from work, as I am constantly inspired by the world around me. I usually have over 50 emails a day and several phone calls to attend to. If I am shopping with a client or for a client, I go to my favourite stores/suppliers to put together looks for their home or wardrobe, I also meet with clients at their homes when required. I also shoot for the blog for a couple of hours each day. I am a huge foodie, so I always make time for food and love to check out new restaurants and cafes in between it all. I try to only spend 1-2 hours a day on social media.
What travel tips can you share to every keen traveler?
Don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone with destinations. I like to stay or travel out of the touristy areas to find the best authentic food, boutiques and meet the locals. Take in the culture as much as possible and be open to try new things. Instead of researching cities on common travel sites, I will type in a city/town on Instagram and search for cool art installations/ boutique hotels and restaurants to find unique spots.
If you can time travel, where will you go?
If I could time travel I would go back to the Seventies. I love the art, fashion and music of that decade.
Which was the last movie you watched and was it any good?
The only time I have to watch movies is on airplanes. On my most recent flight I watched Lion, which is based on the book A Long Way Home. I enjoyed the movie mainly for the incredible geographical imaging that was involved as it was filmed in India and Australia.
Lamest or weirdest attempt a guy has hit on you?
I would have to say when a guy at a bar asked me to have a baby with them because his mom was dying of cancer, and he wanted to give her a grand baby before she passed… I think he was serious… :/
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Elena. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Sexy means having confidence in yourself.
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