Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Le Mode du Jour

Q&A with savy fashionista Nicole Soon of le mode du jour

What are your signature pieces/ traits?
My signature trait is definitely my love of shoes. My signature pieces is probably my growing collection of tights. I have everything from lace and shimmery to opaque and coloured. I love wearing tights with shorts and a loose top.

What does your current wishlist consist of?
Shoes - always shoes. Miu Miu black satin platform pumps, Rag & Bone Lyle wedges, and Lanvin T-strap pump with leather and chain ankle strap.

Whose wardrobe would you steal besides the magical one in "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"?
Mary-Kate Olsen

Fashion inspirations?
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Erin Wasson, Alexa Chung, Rachel Bilson

Favorite online shops?
ShopBop (great customer service!), SSENSE (free shipping within Canada!), Etsy (unique and original pieces)

Favorite local shops?
Zara, Club Monaco, Front & Co., H&M, Forever 21

How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging since August 2009 last year.

What made you decide to start blogging?
I started a blog years ago but that never went anywhere. I've always wanted to have a fashion blog so I decided to get back into it and start one up again.

How do you think you became so loved in the fashion blogging world?
In my spare time, I've always read and admired other fashion bloggers and their creativity. I found them to be very inspirational and I wanted to contribute my own personal style to the fashion blogging world.

How do your friends and family support your blogging?
My best friend has always supported my blog and through my blogging, I've met some really great people who have become good friends, and they support my blog as well. My mom reads my blog so she definitely supports it and I love her for it.

How long have you been interested in fashion? How did your interest develop?
It's funny because growing up, I wasn't too concerned about fashion and trends, especially shoes. I went shoe shopping only once or twice a year, bought a few pairs and wore them until I couldn't wear them anymore. Nowadays, my shoe collection is ridiculous. I have an actual "wall of shoe boxes" that blocks part of my closet. What can I say? I love my shoes.

I guess my interest in fashion developed as I got older and had my own source of income to buy things with. I became more observant and perceptive of other people's sense of style and took an active interest in developing my own individual sense of style.

Where did you pick up your style?
I'm inspired by a lot of things from art and culture to street fashion, but most of my outfits and style really just depends on my mood.

Has blogging affected your career? Has it lead you in a new direction in life?
Blogging is something that I do after my day job. It has become an outlet for me to share my love of fashion and personal style. Even before I started blogging, I did want to start a career in fashion, possibly as a fashion journalist but as of right now, I'm keeping my options open while pursuing what I love through my blog. You never know what the future has in store!

Best advice to fashion lovers, bloggers and non bloggers?
Be yourself, do what you love and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and point of view, whether it be in politics or fashion and I know there will always be haters, but you have to not let things like that get to you or hold you back from doing what you love.

Personal benefits to blogging? 
I just enjoy documenting my personal style, my purchases and post random fashion musings while getting to know other fashion bloggers around the world. Blogging is fun!


  1. I love her. She has an amazing sense of style and I adore her admiration for shoes. Her style varies and differs by the day which surprises you every time she blogs!

  2. Yay! Great interview with Nicole! :)


  3. Thanks again for the interview Alexandra, it looks great! xo

  4. Great interview with one of my favourite Vancouver bloggers! Nicole is always so sweet and stylish. It's interesting to find out that she wasn't always as into fashion and shoes and style as she is now; my interest in fashion followed a similar trajectory. :-)