Style Stories - Eleonora Carisi
Eleonora, 27, Blogger, stylist and designer
What is a typical day at work for you?
It spans everything from working in my own shop You, to writing for my fashion blog JouJouVilleroy. I am also kept pretty busy designing and distributing my collection What’s Inside You and modelling for photoshoots.
How long have you been doing this job?
I started my own shop, You, six years ago after working as a shop assistant.
How did you get to where you are today?
Passion and hard work. I love to share my own sense of fun and inspiration with the people I meet – all with an obligatory big smile!
What is your go-to outfit for a night out?
Shoes are the most important piece for me. A high heel or wedge is key, teamed with a navy long dress, sheer sleeves and gold accessories.
And for an important work meeting?
A cream silk shirt with a peter pan collar and a high waisted skirt in navy. I always tend to finish the outfit off with a cardigan if I’m feeling girly or a tailored blazer if I want my outfit to have a tougher edge.
Where do you go for your style inspiration?
I love everything in New York – even down to the clouds reflecting across the skyscrapers. Perfect.
What is your latest style obsession?
Anything pastel and big, big hats
Whose wardrobe would you love to raid?
Anna Dello Russo. Everything sparkles. You can’t help but feel glamorous, like the Queen of England!
What do you think can make or break an outfit?
Simple lines, few accessories and natural make up is a winning clean and classic look. Don’t be shy about experimenting with bold colours or the latest season’s trends, but don’t throw all your favourite items on at once.
What should people look for when putting an outfit together?
Wear something you feel comfortable and confident in. If you’re not, people around you can definitely see it.
What is your favourite piece on the eBay Fashion Outlet right now?
The beautiful chiffon red dress, I love the ruffles and a peter pan collar.
What is your dream get away?
What song would you listen to on repeat?
All of the Drive soundtrack – I can’t turn it off
What is your guilty pleasure?