Im so excited to interview Danielle and feature her on the blog! I love her style and I have been following her for a long time now and she never posts an outfit that dissapoints. I just love her style it's so relatable to me and I love how grungy but bohemian she is. if her style could be dubbed anything it would be the epitome of "bohemian goth". Love her and her style and I hope you guys do too :)
The Velvet Dress
Danielle Gold, vintage fashion lover & petite style blogger. I mostly focus on quality reviews & styling tips. My blog isthevelvetdress.com & I’m active on my various social medias as well.
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1. Who is your favorite designer or brand?
I have a lot of personal “rules” when it comes to my fashion choices. I also tend to be very picky with whom I chose to give my money to. I’ll do research on the brand personally before buying anything regardless if I like the style or not. Theres always something similar from a brand I respect and love (and give back to their community). Some of my favorite luxury brands are Chanel, Hermes, and Dior. My favorite non luxury brands are anything vintage and for love and lemons/american apparel.
2. What makes your style “different”?
I’m often told my styles different though I’m not sure quite how. Though as a kid all my friends always had new clothes and I did not, so I started thrift shopping and searching for hrs to find quality items. I think the sooner you start developing your own personal style the more “different” you will be. But your really just being yourself :) as cliche as it sounds haha.
3. What piece in your closet could you not live without?
Oh this is a hard one, though I’m going to go with the piece I would be most upset if I lost, and that would be any of my families heirloom jewelry. Though for a personal piece from my collection that has no personal sentimental value, I would probably have to say my new Vintage Chanel bag! Though that is quite special in itself, as its my first chanel bag!
4. What is your go to outfit for when you don't know where you are going?
Black. Anything black. I would say black is like my daily uniform, especially if I’m styling over 3 looks that day. I don’t want to bother much with what I’m wearing and I probably want to be comfortable. About half my closet is black, so it’s pretty easy to put together different all black looks that don’t look the same.
5. What piece of clothing or accessory do you think every woman should have?
I actually have a whole series on my blog called Closet Staples where I talk about exactly this. But if I had to pick just one… I would say a good quality bag/shoe combo. Now I know this is technically two items. But the point is that its proven that you can wear (almost) anything and you’ll still look good.
6. What is your number one fashion advice?
Mademoiselle Coco Chanel always said, “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” Usually in order to get the part we have to look/feel the part as well.
7. What is your style advice for someone who is still developing their style?
Go out and find what you like, but more importantly find what you don’t like. That’s what a lot of popular styles and “trends” do for me, I’ll see fads come in and out and it will show me what I don’t like. Most fads are boring and that’s why they leave so fast.
8. What is your favorite era if you have one ?
Just as far as fashion goes, and fashion only. It has always been a tie between 50’s & 70’s for me. Though I’d like to think my style is a mix of all eras. I definitely gravitate toward the fabrics of the 70s and the silhouettes of the 50s..if that makes any sense.
9. What do you think is the most important thing in ones appearance for example; shoes, hair, clothes, handbag, attitude, etc.
Attitude, 1000%. I mean looking the part is important of course, but if you attitude is bad then it doesn’t matter at all. Fix your outlook first.
10. What is your absolute favorite part about blogging?
My favorite part about blogging when I first started was styling the looks and reviewing the products. While I still love that and enjoy it so much! I have to say my absolute favorite thing about blogging is connecting with so many people from all over the world. Also being able to feature smaller independent designers who put their heart and soul into their work, creating amazing quality items that no one has heard of yet. I love the artistic aspect of it, and I love supporting fellow female entrepreneurs! I also love connecting with my followers. I get random messages asking how to style stuff, or asking about an item I wore and I’m always happy to help! It’s also fun to see different parts of the map light up from all the different parts of the world on the views page.