My admiration for Blake Jacobsen‘s style can’t be articulated in a few sentences, so I’m just going to make the intro short and have you read my interview with him below.
This interview was conducted two weeks ago. Since then, he has been award Style Icon on Chictopia and today is his birthday. Happy Birthday, Jacobsen. Hope you are having a swell time and enjoying the day. Cheers.
Name: Blake Jacobsen
Single or Married: Single
What do you love most about your city: Absolutely nothing.
What inspires your style & how would you describe it: My style is mostly inspired by the idea of being a gentleman. Even on my most casual days, I like to appear well dressed. I would describe it as classic, yet refined with a modern touch.
How do you decide your outfit for the day: I don’t have much of a routine. I try to mix and match a lot. The weather isn’t very consistent, so I always prepare for the worst. However, I’m never dressed for the occasion.
Vintage or latest trend: Vintage, I’m never up to date on trends.
Any Style Icons (dead or alive): Frank Sinatra and Jon Kortajarena.
How do people respond to your style: Generally, people don’t know how to interpret my style (this is especially true of my classmates). However, it seems to be respected. *on occasion.*
Favorite fashion quote: Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. (Mark Twain)
What are you into this season: Chunky knits, lots of layers, boots, and accessories (such as skinny ties, specs, beanies, etc).
Favorite piece in your closet: My leather biker jacket.
Favorite designers: Christopher Bailey (Burberry)
Favorite stores or brands: H&M, Urban Outfitters, Topman, and asos.
Random..What’s in your bag (if you carry one): I always carry a bag! It holds my laptop, sketchbook, portfolio, agenda, glasses, keys, phone, and a book/magazine.
What’s on your playlist: A 90′s compilation of Cranberries, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Goo Goo Dolls, Sixpence None The Richer, Jimmy Eat World, etc. I’m lame.
Fashion is: A form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter is every six months.
Favorite color/s: Green
Your dream job: Fashion photographer and part-time barista (obvz).
Pointy|Square|Round toe shoes: Pointy.
Favorite Shoe Brand: Aldo.
When and why did you start blogging: I started blogging the spring of 2010. It started as a project to document the outfits that I posted on other various websites, then evolved (slightly) into a guide to understanding your individual style.
Who takes all of your pictures: My best friend Erika (http://iamappleorchard.blogspot.com) takes all/most of my pictures.
Tell us three random things about you (that we don’t know):
1. I sing and write music.
2. I have an odd obsession with Asia/asians/asian food/asian babies/filipinos.
3. I have a obscure sense of humor.