Introducing our OFFICE Muse, Natasha Ndlovu, a blogger and model based in London.
Natasha’s blog showcases her personal tastes and thoughts on fashion, photography, beauty and travel, as well as sharing her experiences working in the fashion industry. Her personal style leans towards a classic look which often sees her mix designer brands with high street. She wears a lot of sharp tailored pieces contrasted with luxe fabrics and loves a black ankle boot. A fan of a simple monochrome look, she plays with accessories, shoes and make up to add pops of colour.
Check out Natasha’s Muse page and how to get her look here.
During a break from shooting we caught up with Natasha to find out who inspires her and what her style tips are for 2015.
Why is OFFICE the brand for you?
OFFICE for me is everything under one roof. From running shoes, to work shoes and party shoes, Office has something for every occasion, as well as a variety of brands to cater to everyone’s tastes. I shop mainly online as it’s convenient and allows me to multi-task without having to leave my desk.
What are your top picks to get you through January?
A pair of brogues because they can be dressed up or down and they are comfortable for getting around in all day, plus they keep your feet warm. Over the knee boots also work with any look and can transition from day-time to night-time.
January is a tricky time of year of new clothes, but its cold, what are your top tips?
A nice warm overcoat or jacket with a shearling lining does the trick. If you can find one that works during the day, as well as over an evening dress, then you are set. From there, it’s just a matter of keeping your toes warm with the right pair of heels.
What new things do you invest in and one thing you can’t live without?
I invest in shoes and bags mainly but seeing as I live in London where it’s cold most of the year, a good leather jacket and coat are also essential. For me, it will always be quality over quantity.
How often do you buy shoes?
I buy shoes once a month but when it tends to be a busy time of the year like Fashion Week, music festivals, I may shop for shoes more often because I like to wear something new to special events and places.
Whose look inspires you?
Elena Permoniva’s style is inspiring because she mixes high end and high street looks very well.
Do you change your look to suit your shoes?
If I buy a new pair of shoes, then I will dress around that and make sure my outfit accommodates my shoes. For the most part I wear simple items of clothing which tend to go with almost any pair of shoes.
Who is your style muse?
Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit is my style muse. She keeps it simple and inexpensive but the results of her styling are just stunning.
Who and what inspires you in fashion?
I am inspired by blogs, tumblr and street style, as well as stylish prominent women in the industry.
What magazines, blogs, people do you follow?
Porter magazine is a favourite of mine. In terms of blogs, tuulavintage.com because she not only blogs about clothes but travels all over the world. As for people, I have find individuals on Instagram whose style inspires me on a daily basis.
What brands inspire you?
Saint Laurent, Balmain and Chloe, to name a few, inspire me. They celebrate femininity but also empower women in how they present themselves to people.
What are your style resolutions?
To wear more print and colour in the winter, not just monochrome. I also want to make more use of my hat collection because I tend to rely on my beanies too often.
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