It is my pleasure to introduce you to lovely Anna Korkobcova, multidisciplinary designer and blogger of La Boheme. Anna has a keen artistic eye, which is why her beautiful design blog is an amazing infusion of interior design, architecture, fashion, colour, photography and art. Visiting La Boheme is like a breath of fresh air and it’s the incredible images and beautiful words like these and interesting posts like this one that make every visit worthwhile. I was thrilled when she agreed to by my Chic Files guest. Welcome, Anna!
How would you describe your style? Laid back urban with a hint of designer’s twist. Fun, but unforced.
Who are your style models? Elin Kling for her spot-on combination of easy, sexy combos. Gwyneth Paltrow for knowing how to wear short dresses and still keep it classy. Jenna Lyons because she is the powerful, stylish, and cool boss. Kate Moss, Clemence Poesy, Diane Kruger and the Olsen twins for doing it their own way.
Your signature day outfit: I don’t think I have one, it changes so much. From skinny colored jeans and a simple loose top to black tights with a short dress over it. But I almost always wear a scarf, piece of jewelry and definitely a lipstick.
Your signature evening outfit: All black, but not necessarily the LBD. Just something sleek and elegantly sensual (no skimpiness please!) with something unexpected such as a few giant gold rings.
Is there an item you don’t leave the house without? A bright red or hot pink lipstick on.
Your favourite wardrobe item: I recently bought a big leopard coat. It’s quite over the top and I love wearing it casually to both simply keep warm and to have fun with it.
5 pieces a woman should have in her closet: leather jacket, blazer, jeans, scarf large enough that can go anywhere with you and serve you as an extra layer, and her own signature piece whether that is a favorite piece of statement jewelry, sunglasses or even a special pair of high heels.
What is the most underrated piece in a woman’s wardrobe that should deserve more attention? The ownership of high-quality simple T-shirt in heather grey, black or white that fits so well it can be worn both dressed up or down.
My quick Q&A:
Flats or heels? In San Francisco, definitely flats, which makes wearing heels that much more fun and special.
Shoes or bags? Shoes.
The 20s, the 30s or…what is your favourite fashion decade? Why? The 20’s – the hats! I like the expansion of fashion thinking and exploration of fashion for women in that era.
Neutrals, pop of colour or colour blocking? Pop of color.
Stripes, polka dots or florals? I own all, but am completely smitten with polka dots.
Above the knee, knee-length or mid-calf? Above the knee.
Audrey or Marilyn? Audrey.
The LBD or other colour? LBD, navy blue, bright red and WHITE.
Paris or Milan? Paris. But really, I would take both:)
A style quote you live by or the best style advice you have ever received or your own piece of advice on style. When I wear some of my statement jewelry or large scarves people often tell me that it would be too much for them to pull it off, but that it’s totally me. I like being at the point in my life when I know myself and my taste enough that I dress confidently for me, not others. My approach is to be comfortable, open minded and take a few risks here and there. I mean, what do we really have to loose?
Thank you, Anna, for accepting my invitation. It’s been a pleasure having you over.