Friday, August 17, 2007

interview: coco's tea party


As the first installment in an exciting series of interviews, I spoke to Coco of the popular fashion blog Coco's Tea Party about her wardrobe essentials, the fur debate and why she thinks she could do Lindsay Lohan a favour...


What is the most loved item in your wardrobe?
For the sake of the interview I will say my super-high-never-worn before satin platforms. Amy Winehouse has a pair and they can only be known as my ‘Fuck me pumps’. But at the moment I am having a wardrobe crisis! I went wrong before was just buying random pieces that I’m never inspired to wear more than once. So bring on the well cut classic clothes..


Which designers inspire you the most?
For Spring/Summer 07 it was Anna Sui’s collection that was my favourite, but this changes with seasons. I always love Chloe’s collections as well as Zac Posen (though the fact I have a big crush on him helps..) Miu Miu is another favourite of mine, as there is always something in their collections that is easy to copy on a budget.


Which Style Icons are most influential to you?

Audrey Hepburn is an obvious one but who seriously dresses like her every day? I think there are loads of fabulous dressers around at the moment. Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie inspire me most out of ‘young Hollywood’ pack. The ultimate icon though has to be Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw.

Do you agree with real fur being used in the industry?

Not really because it is such a cruel process and I’m not very good with dead things! Though I do sometimes see a picture of someone in fur and think it looks good, I don’t think I personally would ever wear it. I can’t see it being banned any time soon.

Who are your favourite models?
I like pretty models; I never go for the ones that have their own ‘look’. Jessica Stam, Natasha Poly and Helena Christensen are my favourites.

If you could be photographed by any fashion photographer, who would it be, and why? Amanda De Cadenet and Terry Richardson are probably my favourites but to be honest I never check who shot things, I look at who styled it instead.

Name one of your favourite songs.

When Doves Cry by Prince

Which celebrity’s style do you despise most?

Britney Spears! But don’t we all? And I also hate Victoria Beckham’s style a lot too. I'd improve her look by messing her up a bit. She's just too matching, I'd give her a softer look and get rid of that lipgloss coated pout.


If you could live in any other city, which would it be?

New York or LA. People in the UK can be so harsh on American’s but I love them, and I much prefer American men to English men. I think I was born on the wrong continent! As soon as I fell for Chandler in Friends I wanted to move to New York..

If you were limited to shopping at three shops, or fashion houses, which would they be, and why?

I’d go for Selfridges because it has loads of designers under one roof and has much better lighting than Harrods! Bergdorf Goodman which I fell in love with when I went to New York, and H&M.

If you could swap lifestyles with anybody, who would it be?

Lindsay Lohan! Why? Because I don’t drink and I am normally in bed by 10.30 so I’d manage to get her good girl image back for her. And she has enough money to shop everyday which I’d be happy to do.

Which magazines are your regular reads?
Grazia (which I live for!), Teen Vogue, Elle, In Style, Marie Claire, Glamour and Tatler. Then occasionally Vogue but I’m not keen on it, and the US version is better. Then I’ll buy things like i-D and Dazed and Confused if I feel like it.

What are your style staples for wearing this winter?
Socks! I get very cold feet..
I’m loving all the big knits and I keep getting very drawn to white shirts. I prefer the fall collections this year which rarely happens; I’m normally more of a summer girl. I want a very classic look this winter although I’ll probably change my mind once I see what the Olsen’s wear!


Susie Bubble is next to be grilled...

40 comments:

coco said...

Wow I am a star!! hahah
for a second then my keyboard wasn't working and I was about to have a huge strop.
I think this feature works very well, and I love the pictures you chose.
I am very honoured to have been interveiwed (and get me going BEFORE susie bubble)

coco said...

p.s i really wish grazia would get over agyness already. I really am not into her, and all the stuff she wears is pretty over now with the house of holland tee's. Ashley Olsen should have been their number one.

Kat said...
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Kat said...

Great idea for a post, it's like a magazine feature. I can't wait to read more of the interviews.
I have to admit though if I was asked the photography question I would not have a clue!
Just looking at Coco's comment above, I agree. Agyness is so overrated. I think yeah, she does nu rave well and all but blah, it's not exactly edgy anymore is it?
I'm such a busy body,commenting on other comments!!

*** MeMiLy EdD *** said...

its such a kl idea i love the post! i agree i can't live with out socks i wear them alllll the time
x

Bojana said...

Very nice to read and it's cool to know more about bloggers....Co-working blogs is such a nice idea.

Allure said...

This is great! and so funny to read. Congratulations :)

Kat said...

Thanks again for your lovely comment and I'm glad my lame attempt at being funny made you laugh!:-)
Love you blog too
x x x

Filó said...

Very nice!! It was funny to read ahahahahah...I love Coco's blog very much, so it was a good surprise for me this interview.
I love Helena Christensen!
bjsss

p.s: love your blog too

Rollergirl said...

Nice post, I'm so nosy I love interviews like this! Agree about Agnes Deyn. I really like her but Grazia are OBSESSED man!

Mrs Fashion said...

Great answers - I mean, When Doves Cry is the best Prince song ever. Probably.
x

Juliet said...

What a great idea ! loved this post . it's nice to hear what other people actually think on those questions.

juliet xxx

coco said...

i think it has worked very well
im about to put up a poll on celebrtiy babies (my mum has complained to me, she says i always write about babies and it freaks her out) and i wondered if you could leave a comment about one of your fave babies that i can mix in with some statistics (that i will hopefully get from the answers)im hoping to get a comment off my friend jack who will probably say something enetertaining
maybe i am obsessed.....

Bojana said...

(about your comment on my blog) : I actually just posted that blog about 2 days ago, but it says June becaue I actually started writing it in June and never found the time to finish it but I did a few days ago and then posted it. So no you're not crazy ;)
Thanks for the comment!

lovely m said...

great idea! hmm, i think i've fixed the photo on my page, but i am still not too sure...

emsie said...

This feature is great, really interesting to read. Can't wait for the next one!

oh, and I can't remember if I told you, i've linked your blog on my site - i hope that's okay!

Sunniva said...

I LOVE THIS IDEA!! So original..that is why I can't get enough of your blog sweetie! And coco is so fantastic!

xxx

Cris Lazoru said...

What a fun idea! I always read Coco's blog and of course this one so it was perfect! Loved it!

C.

Amy said...

cool!

discothequechic said...

I'm glad you're fans so far! Collaborating with Coco is always fun, seeing as I consider myself pretty much her number one fan, and our blogs are both the "same age"...ha.

Keep the feedback coming..

S xx

alexgirl said...

Amazing post! I love stuff like this. It's always fun to learn what makes people tick. (especially since I'm a writer!)
And I like the pics you threw in. Very well done!

Chic Looks said...

This is so exciting cant wait for the next one. Coco's blog is supercool and "When Doves Cry" is a fab song.

-S said...

love it! and of course cannot wait for the next interview (susie? really?).

Flashy_Shades said...

natasha poly IS a favorite

Bella said...

I loved this interview...it makes us bloggers feel like celebritites :))...and I love Jessica Stam...her eyes are so eerily gorgeous....

Teresa said...

These's blogger interviews are quite nice and insightful. It gives meaning to blogs, (sigh). Can't wait for Susie Bubble...

lisa mona said...

i've reading your blog for quite a long time. it's really exciting! luv this interview idea- very magazine-ish!!! a+

lisa mona said...

oh! i added you to my blog ;D

coco said...

i cant believe this is my 4th comment hahah
it wouldn't be so shameful if the post wasn't about me!
I'm going to write up my baby blog tomorrow so if you get this tonight and get a chance all i really wanted was just an opinion you have on any babies style, good or bad or both that i can put into a quote
i had a poll up and the results are rather interesting
p.s i couldn't get onto blogger this morning so maybe its breaking
p.p.s itv2 brought gossip girl incase your a fan

Brad said...

I love your blog.

check out mine ,it's just been started but I'll make it hot.


Ciao

Aretha said...

Hey what a cool idea! Are you a real journalist or something? You put a very well interview, with a very nice guest (sorry about my english!)

Alison said...

Interviewing blogosphere fashionistas is def. a streak of brilliance, great post and fantastic idea!

coco said...

tragic little old me again
i used your quote (thank you very much it fitted in perfectly) and it is up now





i just love reading about myself......

penelope said...

i love coco and i love you too DC!!!!

fab fab post!!

The Stiletto Effect said...

great post, great idea!
i also love Coco's blog :) its one of my favs.
hey Coco, you rock! great answers ;)
love you!
xoxo
Su

muze1990 said...

Oeh, Nike is hot! I like the Nike Air Max 1, and Air Force is nice too :). R U gonna show a pic?

Gloria said...

great interview with coco!

sure is a star :)

and lovin your stance on fur.

Aisha said...

I love Coco's site =), she writes cool posts for sure.

Cool interview ;)
x

jadorevogue said...

Great interview! Really interesting. Can't wait for the next one :)

lovely m said...

yeah, i just got the new M.I.A. cd as well! on sale bay-be