2threads Interview Style By Yellow Button Blogger/Stylist
Claire Fabb is no stranger to the fashion world. After almost 20 years in the industry, Claire has succeeded in making her passion for fashion her full-time job. And, since 2009, her shared her life with a thirst for behind-the-scenes knowledge with her blog, Style By Yellow Button.
Claire was lovely enough to allow us to take an more in-depth look at her stylish life and answered a few questions about fashion, blogging and the combination of those dimensions.
What is an average day like in the life of a fashion stylist/blogger?
No two days are ever the same. Styling and blogging are two very different things, however, strangely enough they go together hand in hand. Where styling takes me out of the office and working with clients and creating something, blogging is a great format to express what’s going on in my head too. Styling, researching, hosting events, attending events, travelling and writing. Most of my blogging is done at night once my girls go to bed and the house is quiet. A glass of wine and the laptop opens. I’m a bit of a night owl and it’s the only time there seems to be no interruptions.
It can be from anywhere or everywhere. A huge source of inspiration is from people. I love what they wear and hearing their stories. That’s why I started the ‘Style Profile’ segment on the blog with international fashion insiders. Often it’s the people behind the brands who have the visions and talent and unique style. Travelling too. There could be an incredible colour in a street sign, the way a woman has put an outfit together, a passing comment from a friend. Great wine or even a piece of music. Inspiration can hit me at the most random of times.
What are your favourite Australian and international labels?
My favourite Australian brands are Bassike, Scanlan and Theodore, Watson X Watson, Neuw Denim and Country Road and then international Givenchy, Hermes, Celine, Helmut Lang, Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, Acne and I’m partial to some Zara too.
Having a wide range of knowledge and experience in the industry, how important do you think blogging is to the fashion world?
Blogging is about personal expression. A voice. I think it’s great people don’t need a degree in journalism to put pen to paper. With the digital space changing constantly and social media always evolving, I think it’s great to see what is going on in the fashion world. Right now everything is so instant and more often than not, bloggers are the first to be amongst it.
What do you see next for yourself and Style By Yellow Button?
More styling, blogging, travelling.