Since embarking on my little blogging adventure earlier this year, one of my favorite parts has been the amazing community that goes along with it. I have met some seriously awesome people, and I find so much inspiration in what other bloggers are doing. For this reason, I have decided to introduce OnTheSpot – a regular feature where I’ll put the focus on some of my favorite bloggers, who I feel have amazing style. Hopefully they’ll inspire you too!
First up in the series is the lovely Zoë Cullie of Haiku Ambulance:
There is no shortage of gals (ok, and a few guys) who have blown my mind with their creativity/radicality, however, I thought Zoë of Haiku Ambulance would be the perfect blogger to kick off OnTheSpot. She’s funny, one of a kind, and clearly as stylish as can be. So sit back, enjoy the hilarious interview, and for crying out loud… follow her blog! You’ll be glad you did.
How long have you been blogging and how did you get into it?
I started a blog about five or six years ago when I lived in Tampa, Florida under the alias Haiku Ambulance. It was just a simple little photoblog, and I totally neglected it for years. Then a little over a year ago, I set up this blog and it was still incredibly boring (for anyone reading), so I decided to grow a pair and finally start properly posting outfits. Best decision ever.
What’s the story behind your blog’s name?
Haiku Ambulance is the title of a really pointless poem by my favorite writer ever. Goes like this:
A piece of green pepper
off the wooden salad bowl
Not that I even think the poem is that good, I just love those two words together.
How would you describe your style in a nutshell?
Yikes. This is so tough, I guess I just have to keep it really open and confusing because it seriously changes daily. Let’s go with.. The vintage modern lady-gentleman. I have no idea.
What are three pieces you’d hate to live without and why?
Well I very recently acquired a vintage, grey, silk obi belt that has proven its weight in gold. It can fix a pair of ill-fitting trousers, transform a girly skirt into something far more interesting, and guarantee that a blouse will stay tucked in when I tell it to. Second, I would be lost without my thrifted black blazer from the child’s section. It fits perfectly, and is just the right length that it can be worn with skirts without looking super conservative or boring. Third would have to be at least one of my bandanas/scarves because I obviously wear one almost every day. They are essential to my survival.
Who and/or what inspires your style?
Well, definitely all of the women whose stuff I buy at the thrift stores. But also, just being so involved in the blogging community, I am saturated with inspiration. It’s awesome because we all almost even inspire each other by way of osmosis- this network of bloggers is so vast that there is never a shortage of amazing ladies and gentleman out there blowing your mind.
Where do you love to go shopping (special spots, flea markets, or other haunts)?
I’m convinced that the Thrift near my work is truly the best in town. If not the world. So that is a definite favorite- as are the flea markets and garage sales. I also have a big, mushy, Forever 21 shaped hole in my soul.
Favorite drink and places to imbibe?
I love my Macallan 12. And I think my favorite spot to drink it is honestly in my dad’s back yard. He has an amazing view of the stars, and an excellent hammock. Plus, he’s usually cooking.
Death row, last meal, what’s up?
An entire lobe of foie gras, brussel sprouts, pizza rolls, a whole avocado, mashed potatoes, and curly fries. Served with a Sprite, a Budweiser, a glass of your finest Pinot, and a smoke.
What’s the most important part of a sandwich?
Obviously the mayo.
What are a few of your favorite blogs?
I doubt I need to convince you that it’s worth checking out Zoë’s blog at this point (seriously, how awesome is she?). But, if you need a call to action… go ahead, make the move