Six months ago I had the honor of being interviewed by Elisa Goodkind, the lovely and talented editor-in-chief of StyleLikeU. Many of you may be familiar with SLU, but if you are not, this is definitely a site to bookmark for a daily dose of style as art.
In their own words, "StyleLikeU is an inspirational online experience that showcases people who possess exceptional personal style. We see their visual thinking as a reflection of their individuality. Using video, photography and text, we provide a platform through which extraordinary people can connect to a like-minded audience by speaking freely about their singular style and all that it represents. We extract our multifaceted features and editorials from these closet-based personal narratives."
I am honored to be among the chosen documented on this important website. SLU beautifully exhibits personal style in its many forms while carefully giving each person a voice. Individuality celebrated. Thanks Elisa and everyone at StyleLikeU!
"I like things to be over the top." Aureta Thomollari
"Fashion and clothing is never ephemeral for Aureta, but rather a love affair for life. The idea that something goes in and out of style devalues the creative process, she says – one is not an artist today and then not one in three months. Like a mother or lover, Aureta breathes new life into her beloved Luis Estevez white silk dress after it was tossed aside, sitting all alone by a dumpster in LA. It is with the depths of emotion that she throws chunks of jewelry onto all of her outfits, because for her it is the best way to define herself. A ’20s gold vintage bracelet with a silver Hermès harness cuff and Eddie Borgo oversized ring releases endorphins like a good blind date and a red Alaia shoe is like the ultimate dessert, especially when worn with all white. Aureta says that she communicates with colors, shapes, sparkles, feathers and lots of studs and dreams of having cocktails with Halston like Bianca Jagger and Tina Chow did in the ’80s. “People collect paintings and coins and I collect clothes… average does not interest nor inspire me.”