Woman Series: Débora Rosa

    For our Woman series we are talking to women who inspire us, about their personal outlook on fashion and lifestyle. We will be speaking to creative individuals in all areas of fashion, art and lifestyle, to share ideas and to discuss what is important in terms of style and design.

    In this instalment we are speaking to Débora Rosa, a Nutritionist and Freelance Stylist from Lisbon:

    Where are you from and what do you do?

    I'm Portuguese, born in Madeira Island and I have been living in Lisbon for almost 6 years. I moved here to study Nutrition at university. 

    My profession is a Nutritionist but I also do image research for fashion brands. I'm the editor of Fashion Gone Rouge and a freelance Stylist. I know that these areas don't match but I believe that one person can’t do one thing for the rest of her life, we can learn so much more and do a lot of things.

    How would you describe your personal style?

    Casual, versatile, easy-chic and classic with a twist. I like timeless pieces, good quality basics but also something that adds a different twist to an outfit. I am always drawn to clean lines and pieces that I can wear many times.

    What are your wardrobe staples?

    Jeans for sure. I live in jeans; light wash, dark wash, cropped, every single style ahaha. I also love a good pair of flat shoes or sneakers. Despite loving heels, I feel more like myself when I wear any type of flats. Also, small handbags, I hate big handbags where I take years to find stuff. So I'm always on the hunt for a great quality, practical handbag. Another item that I can’t live without are sunglasses and coats/jackets, I think that they are the perfect piece to elevate a basic outfit.

    What is your favourite piece in your collection?

    It's hard to choose just one so, my top choices are the Gucci loafers, Céline box bag and sunglasses, Gucci cat-eye sunglasses and Levis jeans.

    Where do you look for style inspiration?

    Mainly I look to social media (Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr), but I love to search fashion archives. I also find inspiration in art and architecture magazines. I love to watch people on the streets, mainly elderly people because I think that they dress so randomly and effortlessly, and some of their pieces are returning to the catwalks.

    Who are your favourite designers and brands?

    Phoebé Philo for Céline, Olsens for The Row, Jonathan Anderson for Loewe, Joseph, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Lemaire, Ports 1961 and Stella McCartney. I also love smaller brands/designers such as Paloma Wool, Loq, Rouje and Rejina Pyo.

    Your Tumblr page is well-loved and a source of inspiration to many, what do you enjoy most about it?

    I love to search for images, discovering new, inspirational people, art… In general I love to discover new things, new ways of seeing things. Going through the archives, learning more and more about art, fashion and society. I love to curate and share it, to inspire other people.

     

    What do you like to do in your free time?

    I hate being stuck at home, so I always love to get out . I like to discover new coffee places, visit art galleries, museums and go on road trips with my friends and family.

    Since I am from an island, I love to get in touch with nature. So in the summer I love to do “levadas” (Aqueduct system specific to the Portuguese island of Madeira, that provides a remarkable network of walking paths) and go on long walks through the mountains.

    Where is your favourite holiday destination?

    Madeira Island (my hometown, of course), London, Comporta, Paris and New York.

    What are your favourite instagram accounts?

    This is so so hard to answer, because there are so many awesome people out there. Here are some: @alwaysjudging, @lifeofboheme, @double3xposure, @christianespangsberg, @lucitisima, @dilettabonaiuti, @mari_giudicelli and @gildaambrosio.

    You can visit Débora's Instagram here: @deborabrosa

    and her Tumblr page, Fashion Gone Rouge, here: Fashion Gone Rouge

    We'd like to say a big thank you to Débora for taking part.

    All images were kindly provided by Débora.

    Interview by Phoebe Whiston.

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