Spotlight On: Larissa Bruin


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Larissa Bruin is a stylist and blogger who showcases her personal style via the blog From Hats to Heels. The Amsterdam blogger charms and inspires fans from around the world with her chic trendy style and playful personality. My Fashion Wants conducted a by-email Q & A with Larissa. We asked her a handful of questions about fashion and blogging, and she was kind enough to humor us with some answers.

Larissa Bruin Wearing Delousion sequin jacket Vintage maxi vest Asos jeans Vagabond shoes full shot

The look details→In the above photo Larissa is wearing a purple sequin jacket over a vintage maxi vest with black shorts and black lace-up Vagabond shoes. The picture is from her post titled “Sequins are never overrated”. In the post, written on the 17th of September 2014, she discusses her tendency to play it safe when it comes to her style and the urge she sometimes feels to upgrade her style to something more bold and colorful. Check out the post to see more pictures from this look and read Larissa’s thoughts.

The Q & A

Larissa wearing Frontrow Shop pants Vintage crop top Deezee heels Ana Mar clutch

Larissa Bruin Wearing Frontrow Shop pants Vintage crop top Deezee heels Ana Mar clutch
Larissa Bruin: From the blog post Better late, than never

What made you decide to start a fashion blog?

I started my blog in the time that current biggest bloggers just started to become famous. And I was like, I can do that too. I’ve always had a lot of clothes and I love writing, so with blogging I found a way to combine the two.

Has being a fashion blogger changed your life in any notable way?

Fashion blogging has made me even more aware of myself and my environment: about how I get inspired and how I love to inspire others. It really enriches my life to be in contact with so many creative people and see so many beautiful things.

What would you say are the key assets necessary to possess in order to succeed as a fashion blogger?

Courage, perseverance and authenticity

Is fashion blogging something you do as a profession or do you just do it for fun and personal expression?

It started as a hobby, but nowadays I am fortunate to say that it is not only personal expression anymore.

Larissa wearing a DIY crop top River Island jeans Vintage coat Mostwanted shoes Primark rings Bohemian Grunge bag

Larissa Bruin Wearing a DIY crop top River Island jeans Vintage coat Mostwanted shoes Primark rings Bohemian Grunge bag
Larissa Bruin: From the post Bye Amsterdam

Are there any tips you might suggest to aspiring fashion bloggers for how to get great pictures for their blog?

Work with a good photographer and of course a good camera. And don’t feel ashamed to use photoshop, for lighting and hues may need some adjustments afterwards.

Larissa giving some fall 2014 essentials fashion tips via her youtube channel

Is there anything in your closet that you wear more often than you wear anything else?

At the moment, my maxi cardigans and maxi coats are worn almost daily.

Larissa wearing Ashanti Brazil playsuit Frontrow Shop coat Primark heels Mostwanted bag

Larissa Bruin Wearing Ashanti Brazil playsuit Frontrow Shop coat Primark heels Mostwanted bag
Larissa Bruin: From the blog post Better beginnings

How expensive would something have to be for you to pass on buying it because it costs too much money?

Nothing can be too expensive, as long as it is worth it. So that really depends from item to item.

Who are your favorite designers?

My favorites are: Balmain, Isabel Marant for accessories and Elie Saab. And I recently added Emilio Pucci to my list.

Larissa Bruin wearing DIY jeans Zara top white jacket Primark heels

Larissa Bruin wearing DIY jeans Zara top white jacket Primark heels
Larissa Bruin: From the blog post Follow me via Bloglovin’

You can find Larissa via her blog From Hats to Heels, or on Instagram via @larissabruin. You can also find her at FROM HATS TO HEELS ON FACEBOOK, on twitter @larissabruin. Click here for more ways to keep up with Larissa.

Avenue Sixty Writing Staff
Avenue Sixty Writing Staff
Hello, I'm Adela Lewis aka singer songwriter Adelamonica. I am the founder, creative director, editor in chief and main writer for First let me say, I myself cringe at some of the things I've written on this blog which I started in 2012 (including what I'm writing now). It is completely embarrassing to realize how miserably I've been failing to hide the fact that I lack sophistication, and often times lack enlightenment on very basic topics. I wish I had never written half the things I've written on here, but I did write them. In my defense, I'm human. There is much I do not know about anything and sometimes we have to make mistakes in order to learn and grow. To be clear, I am just a regular person who enjoys writing, modeling, and doing things that make me happy and keep me actively engaged in living and being . I refer to myself as "editor in chief" and "creative director" because, owning the blog as I do and being the one who creates and edits the content (with the exception of content submitted by third party contributors), I feel that I have the freedom to do so. Via this blog, I am contributing my personal thoughts and ideas and beliefs on everyday topics of discussion--at times topics on which I am not particularly well informed, but about which I might still have a point of view--much like most other people on the planet . The things I write should be regarded in the light of diary/journal style and essay style writings, reviews and reports exploring the topics I attempt to discuss. Please recognize that I have no academic or other professional credentials and I do not represent my points of view as carrying any weight or having anything of significant value to contribute to serious discussions held by experts on any topic featured. I apologize in advance for any errors major or minor that I make in my writing (I have made some embarrassing errors), anything I write that can be perceived as an offense or that is otherwise insensitive or needlessly critical and disparaging of any person. I am a work in progress and committed to striving to live consciously in a spirit of light and love. It does not mean I will not sometimes act and write in contradiction of that goal.


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