STYLE & SUBSTANCE: DREAM DELIGHT INSPIRE

by Catherine on February 14, 2013

in Blogosophy, Style & Substance Interviews

This week on Style and Substance I’m thrilled to bring you an interview with the lovely Kim who writes about finding clarity, balance, and creativity in every aspect of life at Dream Delight Inspire. She’s a bubbly Sagittarius who blogs to inspire and is currently living out her dream of self employment as she grows her vocal coaching empire. Kim loves socialising, going out for breakfast, beach walks in the sunshine, green smoothies, kinesiology sessions and teetering about in high heels. Her crazy “so-big-it’s-hard-to-believe-it-could-actually-happen” aspiration is to live three  months of every year in Europe to escape the Melbourne winter.

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//STYLE

Q: How would you describe your personal style?

Whenever I go shopping, I always try to nab classic well-fitting pieces that will last me a long time. I don’t tend to go for the trendy pieces as they don’t always work with my shape but I love to accessorise with the colours and textures of the season to keep my wardrobe fresh and modern. I love my classic cuts but I also favour dresses with volume, different textures and metallic splashes. So I’d probably say my style is elegant with a hint of quirkiness.
Q: What’s your biggest style challenge & how do you deal with it?

My style challenge is that I have a true hourglass shape – a small waist with child-bearing hips which can be tricky to dress sometimes. I tend to wear fitted tops and keep the bottom half in an A-line shape or voluminous to balance it out. The 50s silhouette works for me.

Q: What are your favourite local haunts?
Wow, this is a tough one. I adore going out for breakfast and have a bunch of incredible cafés that I frequent here in Melbourne. My current favourites would have to be Spout, Miss Jackson and Monk Bodhi Dharma for their outstanding food, coffee and hipster service.

// & SUBSTANCE

Q: What inspires you lately?

So many different things! Smart and creative people doing their own thing, books, music, other blogging babes (like you!), travel, my students, modern art and fashion.

Q: What do you love about blogging?

I used to journal a lot as a kid and it helped me get my feelings and thoughts our of my head and work through them. Blogging is an extension of that for me. Not only can I explore ideas in my online space but I am lucky enough to have an exceptional community to bounce them off and get feedback. It’s lovely to hear all about how they can relate to what I’m going through or how they’re inspired to change elements of their lives for the better. It makes me feel like I’m a part of something and that I’m having a small positive impact on people.

Q: What scares you?

Rats, mice – anything rodent-like really. I suppose I’m also scared of losing myself. In the last few years I have really got a great sense of who I am and how I need to live in order to be authentic and true to myself. It’s incredibly refreshing and liberating but sometimes I worry that I might slip further away from that. I also used to have a huge fear of failure.

Q: If you could jet off anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Morocco and Portugal are next on my hit list. The colours, the patterns, the flavours – I can’t wait to explore it all!

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Maree

Great interview, thanks! LOVE the inspiration board!

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