Marie Hindkaer Andersen, the blogger behind Blame It On Fashion, is the type of girl who can make even the simplest styles look stunning. Her secret? “I really believe in dressing after who you are, not who you want to be,” she says. “Feel good and you will look good.”
So what does she blame fashion for? Everything from her never-ending urge to splurge on wildly decadent pairs of shoes to her obscenely large collection of nail polishes. If you can relate, we suggest taking a peek at her blog (you’ll find comfort in knowing you’re not alone). Showcasing looks from sidewalks to catwalks, this L.A.-based Danish design doyenne is one fashionista you’ll want to keep your eye on.
Below, we caught up with Marie to talk all things fashion…
What inspired you to start your blog?
I have spent my career in fashion, so it felt natural to start a blog and share my work. Moving to Los Angeles was a fresh start and so was my blog. Fashion is the never-ending story of cravings.
How would you describe your look?
I love skirts, chunky knits, collars and sky-high heels. Since I moved to L.A., my wardrobe has become much more colorful. I cannot remember the last time I was dressed in black from head to heels.
What is the best fashion advice you have ever received?
I really believe in dressing after who you are and not who you want to be. Feel good and you will look good. A friend of mine once told me to always roll the cuffs and show a little wrist. It makes you look slimmer and adds a casual feeling to any outfit.
MARIE’S SPRING/SUMMER FASHION ESSENTIALS:
- The statement skirt: It doesn’t matter if it’s pleated, wrapped, colorful or printed as long as it is short. I like to show my legs.
- Color: Nothing brightens an outfit like a colorful clutch. Let it be blue or yellow this spring.
- Short suits: I love how this trend is casual, chic and comfortable.
- Heels: You can never have too many!
- Shirts, shirts, shirts: I use them with skirts, high-waisted pants, with a sweater or even under a sleeveless dress. I look for strong details and pretty prints. I would love to fill my wardrobe with Carven, Proenza Schouler and Opening Ceremony.
Which Barneys New York designer would you love to lunch with?
I really admire Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez from Proenza Schouler. Every season they come up with something new and coveted. For the current collection, they were inspired by Googie architecture, and I suddenly find myself craving papered eel-skin and raffia skirts. I would of course ask them what they blame fashion on.
Florals or furs? Pretty pastels or powerful color blocking? Lip stain or sheer gloss?
Florals. Pretty pastels. Raspberry-colored lip stain.
If you were accidentally locked in Barneys, what would we find you wearing in the morning?
My dream come true! l would go straight to the lingerie floor to pamper myself with some delicate Stella McCartney lingerie (8). Next stop, Carven—one of my absolute favorite brands. I would grab this lace shirt (7) and move on to Proenza Schouler for a skirt. I’m very into prints at the moment, and would adore this pleated print skirt (4). I would stroll through Acne and layer on the black zip front jacket (6). Time to accessorize! I would keep it simple with the rock crystal bracelet (2) from Givenchy, the black PS11 clutch (1) from Proenza Schouler and sunnies (3) from Karen Walker. I would then end the evening at Le Labo, where you would find me mixing myself a flacon of Santal 33 (5).