Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Style Hero - Baitong Namasontihi

So, I'm really excited to say that I got the opportunity to do a mini internet interview with Baitong Namasontihi of Her eclectic and edgy style is the envy of every fashion enthusiast that sets eyes on her personal style blog (she's even been featured on and, with a hair wardrobe to rival Rihanna's, she is certainly a style hero of mine. "Your style is the most perfect thing ever", "FRESH style" and "I love your blog" are just a few of the compliments she gets flowing into her message box every day as well as questions about where she gets her clothes and what she would pair a "bandeau" with. Here's a little glimpse into the world of the tumblr beauty:

Hi, Baitong! Thank you so much for doing this interview for me. 
Hey! No worries at all, thank you for approaching me!

You are a great source of stylespiration for me, who inspires you to dress the way you do?
Im inspired by Yoon from Ambush designs the most, the Japanese culture, art and music.

Oh gosh, could Yoon get any cooler?! I love her thrifty style. What do you prefer, charity shops or catwalk?
Charity shop, I'm a huge fan of vintage, the thought of you buying a piece of history is pretty incredible.

Favourite shop or boutique?
Rokit & Blitz, I can always find something odd, wonderful and exciting in there.

Love Rokit! Speaking of vintage stores, what's the oldest thing in your closet?
Its probably my vintage pieces that I've collected over the years and my Converses as far as I remember. I always clear out my closet so finding the oldest thing is pretty hard.

What is the most cherished thing in your closet?
I think it will have to be my leather jacket, I can't live without leather. My studded one is like my baby, I'd feel so lost without it.

I love the fact that you know how to clash prints and colours without ever going wrong. What is your favourite colour (fashion wise)?
Any pastel, it gives a sense of innocence but yet adds something to the works.

Now that we're on the topic of colour, your hair changes colour and style a lot, do you see it as an accessory or just a reflection of your mood/self?
I see it as an accessory but it also reflects on my mood. I get bored easily so thats the reason I change my hair colour alot. If I go through a grunge phrase I would have it jet black or if I'm inspired by like fairytales at the time I'd change it to green or red. I just love experimenting with my hair.

Ok, so maybe I was lying, we all make mistakes sometimes. What was your biggest fashion faux pas?
Letting my mum dress me as a child. I mean, I love the woman but some of her stuff is just not me. Thats how my sister is now, 'cause shes gotten used to my mums 'style' she doesnt even let me dress her. Im just waiting for the moment when she can be more open minded.

I hear you, girl! Socks and sandals seemed to be a favourite of Mum's at the best of times - will never forgive you for that, by the way! What is your biggest pet hate when it comes to fashion?
When people wear too many trends in one, like, before you leave the house, you should always take off one item.

Last two questions, promise! What/who is your favourite brand/designer?
Marc Jacobs has always been one of my favourite designers since I was little. Zac Posen, AMBUSH, Henry Holland.

I'd give an arm (someone elses, naturally) to be bezza mates with Henry! If you could have any 4 people at your dinner party, who would they be?
Mary Kate & Ashley, Lady Gaga and Yoon.

Gaga might try to use the dinner plates as headgear! It's been great getting a bit of insight into your world of fierce fashion feats. Thanks again for your time!

Check out Baitong on her blog,

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