Alexys Oliver is a multifaceted woman who works as a set designer and prop stylist and still finds the time to maintain her fashion blog, Fashionbater. She owns a company with her husband called Concretestem. They work on still photography ads. When they are not working, they are planning future trips usually while working on house and garden projects. Her style straddles the line between feminine and masculine. Her pictures always accentuate her tomboyish charm while still remaining delicate. Her blog ishttp://fashionbater.blogspot.com.
Tell us about your personal style. Where do you get your inspiration?
My style is different day to day. I do like to walk the very fine line of masculine/feminine. I have a strong attraction toward the androgynous flamboyancy of the late 1960’s and 1970′s. I love that this androgyny was prominent in nearly every genre.
What are staple pieces in your wardrobe? What are staple pieces you think every girl should have in their closet?
My vintage biker boots, slouchy oversized indigo thrifted cardigan sweater, The Who old rocker tee, black satin vintage Fredrick’s of Hollywood scalloped slip. These are on constant rotation. Every girl should own black tights, black bandeau, leather or vegan leatherette jacket, kimono or long vest to throw on over anything and a tough comfortable pair boots.
Who are your fashion icons?
David Bowie, Lou Doillon, Mary Kate Olsen, Patti Smith and Erin Wasson.
What inspired you to make a fashion blog?
When I was five, my older sister Liz designated Sundays as sister day. We would look through fashion magazine and clip out Guess and Revlon ads and tape them up on the wall. She would point out the unique features of our favorite model, Paulina Porizkova and explain how far beauty has come. We would create folders of our favorite outfits and try to find similar pieces at resale shops. This was before the Internet, but essentially we were hard copy blogging! So I would have to say that my sister, Liz is the force and inspiration behind my love for fashion, my need to express it, and my desire to converse with fellow bloggers who share the same passion.