Monday, 30 May 2011

Guest blogger: Ilana from My Modern Vintage

Howdy folks! (I don't know why I said that, but I quite like it so it can stay!!)
Well I'm still in Sydney right now, but I'm being SUPER DOOPER organised and have arranged for the fabulous Ilana to be my guest blogger today and keep you entertained. Ilana is the second guest blogger on What Sadie Did and I hope you enjoy discovering all about her as much as I did.
Here's Ilana...

1.Tell us a little bit about yourself...

My name is Ilana and I am from Brisbane in Australia. I began my blog in December last year as I love fashion and writing and wanted an outlet to express myself in a creative way.
I am studying journalism and law at the moment, however my main passion is definitely writing. I am creative at heart and am always trying to find ways to express myself either through fashion, writing, photography or my latest thing- jewelry making.

2. What do you hope to achieve in the next six months?

Within the next six months I hope to be working towards my career in journalism. I think I am edging towards a freelance career as I can't imagine working under strict guidelines and pressures. Currently I am writing an article for Vintage Affair Magazine and will hopefully contributing to Brisbane's Fluid Magazine in the near future.
I also want to focus more on uni, my blog and my Etsy shop. I am changing to part time work in July so I am hoping this will give me more time to focus on things I enjoy.

3. How long have you been blogging? What do you love about it?

I have been blogging since December last year but have only really gotten in to it since late March this year. I love blogging as I can write about how I feel, its kind of like keeping an online journal. I also love writing and can't imagine a better outlet for my creative self.

4. What is your favourite item in your wardrobe and why?

I have way too many! As it is my clothes take up two wardrobes and a chest of drawers. I am constantly giving things to the Salvation Army.
Most of my favourite pieces are things I have purchased from op-shops or vintage dresses from Etsy. I always find that my favourite pieces are usually the ones that have cost me the least amount of money.

5. What was your biggest fashion faux pas?

Definitely wearing Ugg boots to uni with mini skirts back in 2005. SO not a good look but it was very popular at the time.

6. What did you wear today? Tell us about your outfit.
The dress is from Valleygirl, I purchased this last year. It is a lovely maxi dress with a dark grey and floral print.
The cropped cardigan is from Forever 21, the bag is vintage (thrifted - $3!), the earrings are handmade (by me!) and the shoes are these funky metallic fake snakeskin sandals which I got from Brands Exclusive on sale.

Thanks Ilana! If you would like to learn more about Ilana, check out her blog My Modern Vintage.

If you would like to guest blog here at What Sadie Did just get in touch! 
I'll be back with you as normal tomorrow :)


  1. you look beautiful :)
    Nice to meet you and welcome to the blogging world :)

  2. oh she's so pretty!! i love finding new blogs to check out via these swaps. my exams are over on wednesday so let's do one after that?? x

  3. Great interview! I can completely sympathise with the Ugg boots and mini skirts are a fashion regret- at the time it really was the thing to do, but looking back it seems so regrettable :)

  4. I love this interview!!! An love her skirt too!!!

  5. Very cool interview! Haha I love her fashion faux pas - I never did this although it seems to be pretty common!

  6. I totally apologise on behalf of Sydney for out horrible weather!
    Awesome idea with you and your guest blogger posts - I'll be keen to do one one day! :)


  7. thanks so much Sadie I have really enjoyed this swap and hope to do many more!
    XX Ilana

  8. This is such a good feature, I will definitely be checking out Ilana's blog!


  9. So happy to have found you both (Sadie & Ilana). Great blogs the both of you have. Am now following you both. Very much enjoyed the interview!

  10. i love her outfit - very hobo :) will check out her blog. thanks for sharing Sadie!

    much love,

  11. Such a wonderful idea to have guest on your blog. Love her outfit. So cute.


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