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Mona Shirdel
Cancer researcher

When did you first start getting crafty and creative with fashion?

I've always tried to add my own flair to what I wear. I think that is what style is all about - making it your own! As I am close to being useless with a sewing machine (I have actually managed to sew through my finger once) I tend to focus on getting crafty with my accessories and jewellery. It's in the last couple of years, when I was sick from work for a longer period of time that I started playing with polymer clay and realised that it makes for rather pretty jewellery.

Who are your favorite fashionistas and designers?

I often look to the ladies of the 50's and 60's to be inspired. Audrey Hepburn is my number one style icon, but I also love the style of modern lady Zooey Deschanel (she's so talented at mixing old with new). Other than celebs, I get inspired by fellow bloggers. And my absolute favourite designer is Eilidh Ho of Book of Deer. Her designs are feminine, dreamy and distinctly cute!

What are your ultimate style tips?

My ultimate style tip is to just be yourself! Style is about unique and personal expression of oneself. Wear what you think is pretty, cool, beautiful and screw the rest!

If you could borrow one thing from a celebrities wardrobe, what & who would you choose?

Such an easy question - the white dress Audrey Hepburn wears to the party in Sabrina.

Which fashion blogs do you love to read?

Finding Femme
Adventures of an Anglophile
Have Clothes Will Travel
Nora Finds
The Clothes Horse
Chronically Vintage
Mox and Socks
The Soubrette Brunette
The Eyre Effect
"Ice Cream" whispers Clara
Emma's Looking Glass
The Miss Information Blog
The Velvet Panoply
A Robot Heart
Milk & Twee
The Classy Junk
Grace Rock Kelly Roll
The Dainty Dolls House

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

I do other crafts, mainly baking. I love (LOVE!!!) baking and it's a big hobby. I also love reading and watching films as well as photographing.

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Favorite TV Show:
Doctor Who or Pushing Daisies
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Guns N Roses and The Beatles
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Book of Deer
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Book of Deer