UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week: Rachel Brathen

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This week’s UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week is Yoga Guru and Author, Rachel Brathen! We love Rachel’s style and her success of her book and social media accounts! Rachel is originally from Sweden and now lives in Aruba. She has been traveling United States on her book tour and was currently in Tennessee when we interviewed her! Check out her exclusive feature with UsTrendy below! XO

 

You recently came out with a book and you’re currently on a book tour. How’s that going and what is is your book all about?

It’s crazy and intense! It’s a long tour of 2 months. I’m missing my own bed but I’m getting to meet thousands of people and teaching tons of yoga new cities. The book is a yoga memoire detailing past obstacles. Every chapter relates to tips ideas and healthy recipe inspiration.

 

What inspired you to start yoga?

I had a lot of back pain growing up and not being comfortable. Yoga was a reliever for that.

 

What are your thoughts on the rapid success of your brand?

It’s super exciting! I believe we need something more genuine in the social media space and enjoy posting my daily photos.

 

How would you describe your own personal style?

Truly eclectic and boho chic. It’s gypsy meets motorcycle boots meets frills and feathers. I always pick vintage stuff up while traveling.

 

What is one thing that people would be surprised to hear?

Probably a lot of things! I’m really scared of public speaking and really nervous about speaking in front of crowds.

 

What trend do you hope stays around forever or makes a comeback? 

I hope jeans, motorcycle boots and a plain tshirt say around forever. I’m also loving bright colors, long dresses, and heels. 

 

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

My dogs! I have an Italian greyhound and a few more at home that are strays.

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UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week: Alexandria Fitzpatrick

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How can you not love this week’s trendsetter, AlliCat! We love her vine, social media accounts and style! Check out her exclusive feature below! XO

What inspired you to start your vine and social media accounts?

One of my celebrity crushes, Tyler the creator, definitely inspired me to start my vine and other social media accounts because he’s so hilarious and I wanted to be funny like him. And i wanted him to notice me haha.

How would you describe your own personal style?

This has always been a difficult question for me because my style changes very often. But i would say my own personal style is trendy with a little bit of 90’s throwback in there too.

What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

Definitely Chokers! I wear one every day.

What is one thing that people would be surprised to hear?

Hmm.. I can’t really think…how about when I was a kid I used to eat toilet paper. Haha don’t ask why because I couldn’t tell ya. 

Is there someone out there who inspires you fashion-wise?

I have a couple people that inspire me fashion-wise, Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez.

What is your favorite product from UsTrendy?

I LOVE IT ALL.

What trend do you hope stays around forever or makes a comeback? 

I hope chokers and crop tops stay around forever.

Where do you like to travel?

I love traveling anywhere where there’s a beach.

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

 I can’t live without my phone for sure.

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Fall 2015/2016 Trend – Storming the Streets: Sneakers

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From London to Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagan and pretty much and other European city I visited this spring, the one fashion statement that (literally) stormed the streets was sneakers. And I’m not talking about gym sneaks paired with cropped leggings, a racer back tank, and completed with a yoga mat.  No, I’m talking about a classic pair of classic white Stan Smith, a sleek black pair of cross trainers, and even a wacky colored pair of sneakers completing an outfit consisting of anything from skinny jeans, tights, shorts, dresses, and skirts. At first, I disregarded the idea completely, it was definitely a, no pun intended, foreign concept to me. However, the more places I went, the more I saw, and the more it grew on me. It’s a minimalist concept (#normcore) and they work with everything.

For a casual look, white tennis shoes have a classic effect when paired with a pencil skirt and comfy sweater. Black cross trainers create a chic, edgy look when added to black leggings or skinny’s and completed with a basic tee and jean jacket.

The Fall/Winter 2015 Runway shows have all featured tailored menswear suits and many have completed the look with a basic white tennis shoe-an effortlessly cool look. So toss aside those uncomfortable flats and heels and make room in your closet for this new and comfortable, go-with-everything, statement shoe.

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UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week: Lauren Calaway

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This week’s trendsetter of the week is Blogger Lauren Calaway! We love Lauren’s Blog and her hair! Check out her exclusive feature with UsTrendy below! XO

What inspired you to start your blog?

I was modeling for quite some time, but as soon as I turned 25 the jobs started to slow down. I knew I needed to find something to transition to after modeling. I also wanted to finally be able to be true to who I am instead of who the industry wanted me to be, and just like that the blog was created.

What’s your biggest tip for someone who wants to get into fashion industry?

Find out what truly makes you unique. Is it you style or your voice? The fashion industry is a ruthless place, you have to be able to stand apart amongst the crowd.

How would you describe your own personal style?

Umm, all over the place. I always tell my followers, where what makes you happy. Some days I wake up and want to dress boho, and other days I want to be a rainbow unicorn. lol I guess you would have to call it eclectic.

What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

Besides changing my hair color, I am very obsessed with floral patterns and lace. They just grab me every time even though it is a little cliche for the season.

What is one thing that people would be surprised to hear?

That I am only 5’2. People always seem to think I am 5’8, but really I am just a shorty.

Is there someone out there who inspires you fashion-wise?

I know this sounds weird, but no. I actually try not to follow anyone when it comes to fashion. As I said before, I like to wear things that make me happy. Sometimes they are hits, sometimes they are misses. I guess my motto is, “It is always better to stand out than to blend in.”

Where do you like to travel?

Now that I live in Northern Cali, I love to run away to Lake Tahoe. It is so peaceful and the turquoise water makes you feel like you are somewhere tropical.

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

Scott, my fiancé. He is my everything.

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UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week: Marta Sobral

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This week’s trendsetter of the week is Fashion Blogger Marta Sobral! We love Marta’s blog: Keep Calm and Shop Vintage and her style! Check out UsTrendy’s exclusive feature below with Marta! XO

What inspired you to start your blog and social media accounts?

I wandered the world of blogging and photography when I felt the need to share what I liked best. I had and I have the need to show the world what I like, what I am and what I do too. I’ve always loved fashion and blogging is an open window for me to share all these things.

How would you describe your own personal style?

A mixture of various styles, but mostly girly with a touch of grunge and vintage! I love combining the casual with put together.

What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

I’m loving the return of the bell-mouth pants mixed with boho-chic and stripes. I will abuse these trends this year.

What is one thing that people would be surprised to hear?

Honestly is a tricky question. What I show in the blog is what I am. I think there is nothing that could surprise people altogether.

Is there someone out there who inspires you fashion-wise?

I always try to look for inspiration everywhere for the result to be better, but no doubt that Kendall Jenner is a reference for me.

What is your favorite product from UsTrendy?

It is very difficult to choose a single product, but I’m in love with this playsuit: http://www.ustrendy.com/navy-sleeveless-playsuit-with-tan-trim-and-bow-tie-detail It’s just amazing!

What trend do you hope stays around forever or makes a comeback?

The trend of black and white. These colors never let us down! It is certainly a trend I want to remain.

Where do you like to travel?

I can say that with 17 years have traveled a little. Barcelona, Seville, Palma de Mallorca, Poland … Some of the places I have visited and loved. I want to go to London soon! It is certainly my dream city!

What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?

My phone. It may seem very superficial but I do not see me living without it. I love taking pictures of everything I see and post on my favorite social networks. I also like to be always occurring of what is happening on the internet.

Did you go to school for fashion or it’s just a hobby that you got into?

At this point I am taking a tourism course. I hope someday to be flight attendant or work in a good hotel. Those Are the areas that I love. Of course I’d love to work in fashion or photography, but in the future I will see. For now, fashion is only a hobby that fills me entirely.

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