Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Blogger Interview: Angela from The Passionista

Happy July 1st, everyone!  This summer is already going by way too quickly for my taste.  But with a new month comes a new blogger Q&A, and this month's interview subject is Angela from The Passionista!  Angela is a super-adorable fashion student (and proud Vespa owner!) who's new to the blogging scene.  Get to know more about this print-loving lady below!

Name:  Angela
Age:  23
Where do you blog?  My blog is The Passionista!  It's a personal style blog with added bits of DIY for right now.
What do you study in school?  I'm in my junior year as a fashion merchandising major at Kent State University.  I also sell vintage clothing on eBay (though I'm looking to switch over to Etsy soon).
How did you get into blogging?  I really started my blog as a style portfolio, but I started noticing how inspiring other bloggers were, and I just wanted to be a part of this super creative community!
What's your dream job?  To work at ModCloth.  Like, any position.  I'd polish shoes for them if it meant I could be a part of their wonderful company, haha!  But seriously, their Pittsburgh office is only an hour away from me and it would be a dream!

Favorite musical artist:  The Beatles
Favorite musical:  Mama Mia!
Favorite movie:  This is crazy that I'm picking just ONE, but I'm going to have to go with Stepbrothers, with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly - so hilarious!
Favorite food in the whole wide world:  I would bring dishonor to my very Italian family if I said anything but pasta here.  So yes, pasta!
Favorite book:  My Life in France by Julia Child
Favorite guilty pleasure:  I couldn't be a fashion major if my guilty pleasure wasn't shopping.

What's your favorite season and why?  Spring is most definitely my favorite season because of the treacherously long winters we have in Snohio -- oops, I mean Ohio -- so it's like the light at the end of the tunnel.  Also, my birthday is on April 13th AND I get to ride my Vespa again after a long winter of it being locked away ;)
Does your Vespa have a name?  Yes!  Her name is Vivian, or "Vivi" for short!
Do you have a celebrity crush?  Yes - Jason Mraz.  I've attended 4 of his concerts, and planning on another during his upcoming fall tour.  Swoon.
Which actress would play you in the movie version of your life?  Mindy Kaling, all the way.  I've been told by friends that our senses of humor are similar.
If you could live during any other time period, what would it be?  Definitely the '60s -- I would be one of those crazy girls at a Beatles concert, wearing an awesome Twiggy-inspired frock.  :)

How would you describe your personal style?  My style is forever changing.  I like to switch up my style daily so sometimes it's very classic and vintage-inspired, and other times it's full of prints and polka dots.  I like to dress based on how I feel... but if I'm having a bad day, you can bet I'm about to put on something colorful!  
Do you have a style icon?  If so, who?  My grandma is my #1 style icon.  She knew how to keep things interesting, feminine and classy all at once.  Whenever I see photos of her, I take note of everything she was wearing, down to the accessories.
What's your most beloved article of clothing?  I have one vintage black shirtdress I received from my grandma, and it will forever be my favorite.  It's so simple, but very elegant.  My family always says I got my style from her - she was such a classic beauty and I miss her dearly!
What's your favorite place to shop or favorite clothing brand?  ModCloth, ASOS and Simply Be are my three top faves, but nothing beats a good vintage/thrift store find!
What's your go-to accessory?  Glasses are my necessary accessory, but I love unique and colorful frames!  I'd probably wear them even if I didn't have bad eyes.
If you could wear only one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?  I'd definitely wear a dress (with pockets), flats and a cardi.  Keep it feminine and comfortable!

What's been your favorite post from your blog so far?  My favorite post so far is "On Self Confidence."  It was one of those posts that I hesitated writing, but I also felt really compelled to share my self-confidence struggles and successes.  I'm a true believer that everyone at any size can feel fantastic about themselves.
What are some other blogs that you love?  Besides The Soubrette Brunette, I love Annabel and Lee, The Red Lip Chronicles, and Thriftburgher.  They're all really great and super-inspiring ladies!
Anything else you'd like to mention?  I'm a Style Ambassador for Coastal.com, and if you aren't already familiar with Coastal -- and you just happen to be a girl (or guy!) with glasses -- you should check them out!  They have a really unique selection of eyewear that's available either as a prescription or for fashion purposes.

Thanks so much to Angela for being a part of my blogger interview series!  Be sure to check out all of her adventures over at The Passionista!  If you'd like to be considered for my monthly interview series, be sure to send me an e-mail

Have a great Tuesday!
xox Sammi


  1. I love all of Angela's answers!!! What a sweet heart!

  2. great looks!:)) xx

  3. very nice outfits. xa

  4. Oh, she is just cute as can be. Thanks for introducing me to a new-to-me blogger!

  5. Yay! Thanks so much for mentioning me as one of your favorite blogs. I appreciate it! Also I love your answer to the dream job, their company is so great, lets go shine shoes for Modcloth! Its so sweet what you said about your grandmother. http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

  6. Angela is such a sweet girl. I love reading her blog because of her delightful personality and her colorful, feminine outfits (:

  7. Aw, how sweet of you for the favorite mention! :) Modcloth is secretly my dream job too. Lol. I actually did seasonal work there a few years back as a puller. (Pulling items from the warehouse to put them together for orders... Walking insane lengths.) I would love to do editorial work there if I got the chance.


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