UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week: Amanda Soucy

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This week’s UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week is Amanda Soucy! Amanda is a model, dancer, and fashionista. We love Amanda’s style! Checkout her exclusive feature with UsTrendy below! XO

What inspired you to start modeling, fitness, dancing, and pageants?

I was always very athletic growing up, you name the sport and I played it.  I started cheerleading in elementary school and fell in love with the sport.  It challenged me both physically and mentally and taught me how to keep smiling even when things are tough!  I began cheerleading professionally in college and, in turn, was introduced to modeling opportunities.  Fitness is so important in this industry because strong is the new skinny. it is important to take care of your body so that you can be at your best level of health, something that is extremely  important to me.  Much of what I learned as a professional cheerleader prepared me for competing in pageants.  I developed self-confidence, and improved my public speaking skills.  I am used to being in front of large crowds so the Miss Massachusetts stage is not as intimidating as it might have been if I hadn’t grown up cheerleading.

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

Do your research.  It is easy to jump at the first opportunity that you get but make sure it is the right fit for you, it is also important to sign with a reputable agency so they can look out for your best interests.  

How would you describe your own personal style? 

My personal style is a reflection of my personality.  My style is classic, with a contemporary spin on it.  I like to pair something delicate, like lace, with something a little edgier, like leather.  Living in New England my closet needs to adapt to the long winters that we have, so it contains a lot of fur pieces (faux of course).  Playing with different textures can really transform any look.

What are some of your current fashion obsessions? 

I am 5’7” but in my heart I am 5’9”, so my current obsession is platform heels.  They are so easy to walk in and work wonders for your legs.  They come in great unique styles for the summer and early fall.

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

People may be surprised to know that I rarely pay full price for anything. I scour clearance racks and consignment stores for staples for my wardrobe. It’s like therapy for me, and helps me dress stylishly on a budget.

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

Olivia Palermo is my fashion spirit animal.  Her ability to style and accessorize is brilliant and can transform a basic staple like a little black dress into an edgy yet classic look.

What is your favorite product from UsTrendy?

I love UsTrendy because it offers the latest trends at affordable prices.  I own the nude/blue baroque dress from UsTrendy and I get so many compliments on it.  Just about all of my friends have asked to borrow it!

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

I am a huge fan of the “Ladylike” trend. Pumps and vintage looking jewelry can make any look seem a little more polished.  Red lipstick is a must for me. A classic ladylike look should always be in style!

Where do you like to travel?

I have a lot of travel plans on my bucket list, but have a long way to go.  My work commitments here in Boston don’t allow for much travel to be incorporated into my schedule.  I have been fortunate to go on an annual family vacation to Aruba, it is a fun island and I always find one of a kind, hand stitched swimsuits at the local boutiques.

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

My phone, specifically because it doubles as my Ipod. Having headphones on and good music playing makes utilizing public transportation in the city much more bearable!

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UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week: Alena

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This week’s trendsetter of the week is Blogger Alena! We love her style and her blog! Check out her exclusive feature with UsTrendy below! XO

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

I was always in love with fashion and the expression of your own personality that comes along with it. I read a lot of Fashion Blogs when I was younger because I was quite obsessed with the idea of having an insight into others wardrobes and getting some tips for styling and different combinations. Seeing those creative outfits on other girls, my style improved a lot. I was feeling a lot more comfortable by seeing others wearing great clothes and being so fashionable so that the idea of starting my own blog grew bigger and bigger. When I was about 15 years old, I started lookslikeperfect.net to create a space for my passion for fashion and creativity. So here I am!

How would you describe your own personal style?

I think my personal style is always changing, especially because I really enjoy playing around with different styles. I love wearing cute preppy dresses with colorful prints, all shades of pink but I am also a denim girl. It definitely depents on how I feel, how my mood changes during the week. I love pastel clothings, very feminine vibes but also a pop of color is never wrong!

What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

I am in love with prints at the moment! Printmix, stripes or a floral touch – they are like a magnet for me! Combinations over combinations, a lot of fun and you will never be bored if you wear prints. It´s definitely something I really enjoy wearing. I also love Carrie-Bradshaw dresses and skirts, some eyecatching accessories such as clutches with a boho vibe and all kinds of shoes! I am a shoe-holic, I can never have enough! To be honest, I´m also quite obsessed with embellished clothings that add a touch of princess to your wardrobe. You can never be wrong with a sequined top and a casual shirt!

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

I think people will be surprised to hear that there are some days or weeks in my life where I just don´t want to be fashionable. Especially when I´m busy in university or I just have a bad time, I sometimes have to stop thinking about my next outift. Being a fashion blogger does not mean to be fashionable all the time! There are days where  just want to wear some comfy sweatpants and a boring old shirt. Life isn´t always as glamouros as people show on their blogs! To be honest that´s just the way it is.

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

There are a lot of people who inspire me all the time! Without inspiration my blog wouldn´t be so inspiring itself. It´s giving and getting! There are the people on the streets that inspire me – the girl who is wearing the perfect jacket or the women with the perfect sense of fashion! I´m also obsessed with a lot of fashion blogs, such as Julia Engel from Gal Meets Glam, swedish blogger Janni Deler, Caitlin from Dash of Darling or Lucia Bárcena from BabiBalu. I’m so thankful of all these wonderful girls that give me tons of inspiration!

What is your favorite product from UsTrendy?

I love all the nice dresses from Us Trendy, it´s so hard to choose one! My favourites are the elegant beige cross over dress and the cute white dress with the grey and hot pink embellished neckline. So pretty!

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

I hope that wearing sneakers will always be in style! There is no way to dress more comfy and stylish at the same time! Don´t get me wrong, I love my heels and wedges but sometimes a girl just needs a break from walking on heels all the time. Most of the sneakers are so fashionable and colorful that they go with a lot of combinations. It´s just so relaxing to walk in sporty shoes sometimes!

Where do you like to travel?

We are going to Abu Dhabi next year and I am so excited about that trip! It´s a dream coming true and I will just feel like Carrie in the Sex and the City Movie! I would also love going to Hawaii one day. I think there is no better place on earth to relax and find yourself. Such a beautful place! I think while I´m still young I just want to see the world, travel as much as I can and take all the memories with me. It is so important to see all the possibilites that life gives us and I want to take all the chances I get! Beaches, deserts and woods – I just love nature so much and I want to see as much as possible!

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

It´s not even a thing but I would never leave any place without my boyfriend! He is just my biggest supporter, my best friend and he always takes care of me and my work. I think it would be so hard living without him because we know each other for so long! My family and friends are also a big part of my life, I love them so much! It´s so important to have caring, loving and supporting people behind your back! And to be honest I couldn´t live without my camera! I always have to take photos everywhere of everyone and everything to keep the moments and memories. I´m so nostalgic!

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

I´m studying Literature, Culture and Media in a german university. So fashion is not my job but it will always be a big part of my life! My blog is part of a media project to get advantages in university and later working life so it will help me to improve my studying and my chances to get an interesting job! It´s amazing to life my dream and get the possibility to earn money by this. That´s why I love blogging so much – it´s not just a hobby, it´s passion!

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UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week: Iris Popescu

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This week’s UsTrendy trendsetter of the week is Blogger Iris Popescu! We love Iris’ style and blog posts! Check out her exclusive feature with UsTrendy below! XO

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

I started my blog because some of my friends were always wondering where I got my shoes or items of clothing and I thought it would be easier for them to go to the blog and press the link instead of me searching on my phone to get the link. So I started doing that and I started using a lot of social media and it’s been going since I started. I think fashion blogging is a fun way to express your personal style and it’s just a fun thing to do as well!

How would you describe your own personal style?

I would describe my own style as adorable and cute mixture and sometimes a bit sassy.

What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

I’m really obsessed with peplums, flared skirts/dresses and of course scarves.

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

This question is a hard one since I have tones of surprises about myself people wouldn’t know, but when I was 12 years old I was at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies at the 2002 SLC Utah Winter Olympics (did ice skating for 13 years).

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

This will be cheesy, but I love Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries) and Emily Brett Rickards (Arrow), I always love how they wear their clothes on set and off.

What is your favorite product from UsTrendy?

I have really been loving their dresses and tops! I love their great prices so i’m always looking on their for new items and to see what else I can purchase on their site! You wont be disappointed in their clothes for cute yet chic looks!

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

I hope that Peplums and Flared Skirts and Dresses will stay forever! I know some peplums are going away but I hope they stay because they fit the body right!

Where do you like to travel?

I haven’t traveled out of the U.S. but I usually love going to Lake Havasu, Arizona and on my bucket list I really want to go to Australia!!!

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

My Macbook Pro, it has everything I could use and need!

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

I know this will be funny, but I’m a pre-med student but I got into this as a hobby, and really love fashion!

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UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week: Ruby Willett

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This week’s trendsetter of the week is Ruby Willett! Her style shown through her blog instagram pics are amazing! Check out her exclusive interview with UsTrendy below! XO

What inspired you to start your blog, instagram and tumblr?

I remember being 14 years old and discovering tumblr, I loved the thought of posting about fashion, places, people or anything that amuses or inspires me. Having my own webpage showing who I am was definitely something I was up for and here I am 6 years and 94,000+ followers later still loving it just as much as the day I did the day I started. I made an Instagram account in 2012 because it was all the hype at the time and only really kicked off with it in the past year or so becoming a promotional blogger and I absolutely love it!

How would you describe your own personal style?

It’s hard to describe my style really, I have so many different types of clothing, shoes and accessories I couldn’t quite pick a certain category it all fits in to because I love to mix it up. Its great working in a clothing store as I get a lot of my clothes from work. I love to thrift shop also, so many great finds in there and even to pick up clothing to cut and sew into awesome new pieces is always fun too!

What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

Winters coming and it’s starting to get cold here in Australia so right now I’m loving really anything knitted or with a cowl neck. My whole wardrobe is mainly basics for winter with a pop of colour added to every outfit.

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

I live in Noosa which is known to have some of the worlds most beautiful beaches, and although I am told quite often by the looks of my Instagram and tumblr that I’m a “beachy girl”, I’m really not at all. I love being at the beach but I’m absolutely terrified of waves, I’ve never been a strong swimmer so I refuse to swim in water unless it’s fairly flat and I can touch the bottom

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

Alexa Chung, Nicole Richie, Mimi Elashiry, Rumi Neely, Rahnee Bransby, Emily Gurr, Ruby Tuesday Matthews, Vanessa Hudgens and the list goes on….

What is your favorite product from UsTrendy?

The White Plunge Neckline Long Sleeve Drape Skirt Dress. This dress is stunning, I love that it’s sexy with the low V-neckline but still simple and classy!

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

High waisted anything! I’ve always loved high waisted clothing, mainly because it’s flattering on my body shape as well!

Where do you like to travel?

I had never really traveled anywhere in my life, my parents hate it so therefore I had barely even been out of the state I live in. For a while now I’ve really wanted to travel, not for the typical holiday “spent by the pool drinking cocktails” I want to get away and experience the culture, reasons why my boyfriend and I did a trip to Vietnam this year. It was my first time out of Australia and I absolutely loved it! Such an amazing experience and we hope to travel a lot more very soon!

What is one thing you couldn’t live without?

Chocolate, I’m a chocolate addict!

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UsTrendy Trend Setter of the Week: Marina Agea

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This week’s UsTrendy Trendsetter of the Week is Marina Agea! She is a blogger and social media lover! Check out her exclusive feature with UsTrendy below! XO

What inspired you to start your blog and youtube channel?

I started my blog before my YouTube channel. I have always followed a lot of YouTubers that inspired me and I had the illusion of having my own channel but I was very scared, I thought there were so many channels and mine would be nothing and nobody would be interested on it so I decided to start my blog and see if people liked my style and my cute things. It was incredible, people liked my things!  Also my friends were on my side and they pushed me up to start my channel.

 

How would you describe your own personal style?

In my point of view I do not have a concrete style with specific rules. I dress as I feel depending on the day but my perfect clothes would be comfortable but cute with a pinch of sexy.

 

What are some of your current fashion obsessions?

I have always been in love with all kind of dresses; I think it is my perfect article of clothing and never gets old. But one thing that I really like of current fashion it could be kimonos (they are so soft and comfortable and also they have a relation with my dear Japan), and also I feel very attracted by the sailor fashion trend.

 

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

I lose my mind when I see cute clothes but more if they have animals’ ears anywhere, I need all them. I own since jackets with ears on the hood until socks which have little ears at the sides as a decoration.

 

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

I follow a lot of YouTube girls that inspire me everyday but at the end I am who choose my own style taking what I like from each one of them and create my ideas.

 

What is your favorite product from UsTrendy?

As I have mentioned before I love dresses and especially if they are of gauze or backless. But I have also seen beautiful shoes on your store that I would not leave behind.

 

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

I would like that soft and comfy clothes will stay forever.

 

Where do you like to travel?

Since I was little I have dreamed to travel to Japan but fortunately I will fulfill my dream next summer. I am going to Japan!!

 

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

Even if it sounds typical I could not live without my phone or my laptop, I am very hooked!

 

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

It is totally a hobby and it appeared by chance, I have never studied anything related to fashion, I am a childhood teacher actually.

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