I really enjoy Nina Stotler's intellectual approach to fashion. When I first read about Nina Stotler, I was immediately intrigued by her clean and edgy style. She seems to be the kind of girl who never has a hair out of place... she's also the kind of girl who radiates both intelligence and creativity: in addition to designing her own line of jewelry, she has worked as a trend-forecaster for Peclers Paris, and she's currently the youth-market editor at Stylesight. The fact that jobs like trend-forecasting even exist fascinates me. The entire profession reinforces the way that fashion reflects not just what the designers are thinking, but movements within society overall. You may remember that I cited Nina Stotler a few posts ago, for her explanation about the way that fashion reveals the collective consciousness of the society as a whole: "People are starting to pick up on those edgier designers because it's fitting a greater collective consciousness than it was before." On the topic of working as a trend-forecaster, she says: "An interest in editorial work grew from my love for writing, and as an extension of that, I've always had a insatiable curiosity for information, whatever the subject. I enjoy keeping up on the latest developments in culture, art, music, film and fashion. Trend reporting is a way to connect the dots by looking for patterns and shifts in fashion; similar to crafting an academic thesis, but one pertinent to business." As former engineering major (and current English major), I can't help but love Nina Stotler's logical and almost scientific approach to modern trends.
Because Nina has a job that involves more than posing for passing street style photographers, it was hard to scramble together pictures of this writer and designer, but I've done my best. Nina describes her own style as "plain and simple... lots of neutral colors," but I think this hardware-inspired jewelry designer has a definite tough side as well. Enjoy the pictures, and look to Nina Stotler whenever you need reassurance that the fashionable can be both edgy and composed. Some of my favorite looks...
Oh, and I simply love this video. So much.
To learn more about Nina Stotler, you can check out her personal website here.
(Photo credits: Street Peeper, Harper's Bazaar, StyleLikeU, Vanessa Jackman, NYMag)