My Gal Friday is all about supporting other bloggers, and sharing some of my favourite pages with all of you.
This week I want to introduce you to Isabel of Isabel Alexander.
I was lucky enough to connect with Isabel via Instagram and this woman has impressed me so much with her style and brains!!! Isabel not only runs an amazing style blog, but she is a lawyer, and has designed her own petite clothing line; I honestly don’t know how she has time for it all.
I was so happy when I found out this gorgeous lady and I live in the same area, and that we had the chance to meet up for brunch last week. I always loveeee gettting together with another stylish foodie!
I love Isabel’s style; she is a master of layers, and being European she adds a certain chicness to all of her looks that is incredible unique. Here’s a couple of my favourite looks she has featured recently!
Isabel is incredibly accomplished, but one of the things I want to share with you is her clothing line. Never before have I met anyone who decided they wanted to design a line, and then went out and did exactly that! Her clothing line is especially for petites and full of gorgeous colour blocking. (Check it out here.) These are a couple pieces that I am adoring from her designs:
One of my favourite things about writing My Gal Friday posts is sharing an interview with the featured gal. Isabel was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for you lovely readers.
1: What do you think is the difference between style and fashion?
“I think, generally speaking, fashion can mean a multitude of things, and as a term, it is used widely to mean what is popular now, the current trends, a designer’s creativity. Used as an adjective, it also means that someone is very in touch with the current trends and fads.
Style, on the other hand, it conveys a certain constant to me. Essentially it is a constant in creativity and fashion adapted to suit and enhance one’s personal needs and appearance. It can take a while to develop a personal style and it has to do with the way you mix your clothes and colors in a way that suits your frame and personality; also it is repetitive and identifiable by others because it is unique to you. Finally, if one succeeds in developing a distinctive style that is also appealing to the majority, I would consider it a great achievement as style is timeless and fashion is temporary.” (AMEN.)
2: What is one item you bought on sale and can’t live without?
“I recently bought 2 infinity scarfs with zippers on the side from GO JANE: one in white and one in black. Each was on sale for $5 (!). It was the best $10 I ever spent. They are made of cable knit, super practical and versatile and I have been getting a lot of wear out of them. I styled them around my neck, around my shoulders, as a corset and cinched them with a cute wide belt. They provide infinite options and it is so much fun styling them.” (I love the different ways she has thought of to style them!)
3: What inspired you to create your own line?
“I decided to go ahead and make my own line because I love fashion and because I find that the fashion industry is extremely hostile to the petite fashionistas. Specifically, I find that there is a need to fill a gap and that gap is: good design + affordable prices + available in petite sizes. I actually addressed this in my latest blog post which you can read here: www.isabelalexander.us/blog. So, I wanted to fill this gap and create a line that is modern, offers an interesting palette of colors, is affordable and is available in sizes starting with 00P so that all petites can stay fab and chic.”
4: What is your hobby outside of your line and blogging?
“I am a foodie. I love going to interesting restaurants and trying out all kind of quirky food combinations. Quality over quantity is always my motto, even in food. I also love traveling and I travel as much as I can and I plan on traveling so much more this year. So, stay tuned, exciting things are coming up, travel wise.” (Both of these things are the best- especially when combined!)
5: One super random fact about yourself!
“I love animals. When I was 10 I ended up with literally 20 cats because I kept taking home stray and abandoned cats. 3 of them were females and gave birth the next year so I ended up with like 20 cats that my mom had to find homes for … there were just too many cats. I also brought home that year a stray puppy with a broken paw that I cared for …I am a total sap when it comes to animals.” (Isn’t she so sweet???)
I’m so excited to have intruduced you to this beauty for My Gal Friday and I really hope you take the time to check her page out and/or follow her on Instagram here.
I hope each of you had an amazing week and that you are ready for a wonderful weekend!
This is such a cool idea! Love this post 🙂
Thank you for reading!!! Hugs, Kait
Love the outfits here! Everything’s fab!
Thank you so much!! She’s wonderful. Hugs, Kait
What a beautiful post! I love how you lift up and feature other women! You are truly one of a kind! xo
Awww thank you so much Ruthie!!! You are so amazing love. Hugs, Kait
By the way, have a Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow Kait 😉
Thank you!! I hope yours is beautiful and full of happiness. Hugs, Kait
Fabulous and generous post. Like Isabel profile too 😉
She’s so talented! Hugs, Kait
love this post post, I am so glad you shared this talented designer! Such a cool looks! Have a wonderful weekend
Thank you for stopping by and reading!!! Definitely give her pages a peek. Hugs, Kait
I LOVE, Isabel’s clothing line, which has my name written all over it; I’d love to rock her pieces! Thanks for introducing her to us and I hope you have a wonderful weekend, beauty!
She’s having an amazing sale on her pieces right now! I can see you in so many of them- totally you! Thank you so much love and Happy Valentine’s Day. Hugs, Kait
What a fabulous post, I am so glad you shared this talented blogger-lawyer-designer. I am petite, so i will check her out!
Her style is truly fabulous! ( as is yours!) Love the photos of you two together!
Thank you!!! I hope you like her page as much as I do. She’s really something special! Hugs, Kait
I think that I’ve been living under a rock. I had no idea that you did this every Friday, HOW FUN!!! I just read the one that you did with Molly too – I love her style, she is just so cute. And Isabel is another amazing woman too! I love that she is such a go-getter. xo Annie
Every other Friday! Although, there are so many amazing women out there I feel I could do a blog just featuring other gals! I hope you’re having an amazing week Annie, and Happy Valentine’s Day! Hugs, Kait
She’s stunning. I really love her style!
My IG is still blocked:( I promise you i will catch up on your IG pic as soon as my account is working.
Happy Friday gorgeous!
Thank you Raysa!!! I hope you get unblocked soon, it’s ridiculous of them to block you- all you ever do is show love and support! Happy Friday girl! Hugs, Kait
She looks gorgeous and seems like a wonderful person! Thanks for sharing!
She really is just darling! Happy Friday! Hugs, Kait
She has really great sense of style! I like all of these looks and second with green and blue asymetric skirt is my favorite!
They are so unique! Check out her page cause she’s having an amazingggg sale right now! Hugs, Kait
Loving these sporty infused looks and great color blocking! Such cool looks and a great post! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by love and Happy Valentine’s Day! Hugs, Kait