Q&A: Vida Fashionista's Davida Janae
The Coatesville native, 76ers dancer and blogger shares her personal style.
Janae sports Wild Fable jeans, a Charlotte Russe top, BaubleBar earrings and a Sam Edelman bag. Photo by Tessa Marie Images
ABOUT HER BLOG:
I’ve always been interested in fashion. I used to make my own clothes and put on fashion shows for my dad. I decided to start the blog Wild Thing because a lot of people had been asking me where I got my clothes. About a year later, I changed it to Vida Fashionista. Vida is my nickname and means “life” in Spanish, so my blog name also translates to the “life of a fashionista.”
When I first started, my style was more in your face and bold. Now I feel like I’ve tried to be more classic and timeless, while still mixing in my prints to have my personality shine through.
GO-TO PLACES TO SHOP:
Zara, Old Navy and H&M. I shop in pieces rather than outfits. I build my wardrobe and a bunch of different outfits from that, rather than building a whole outfit from head to toe.
FAVORITE PIECES FOR SUMMER:
White jeans, maxi skirts and dresses.
FAVORITE ITEM IN HER CLOSET:
I’m a bag person, so I’d have to say the Chanel bag I got for my 30th birthday.
Olivia Palermo, Audrey Hepburn and Miroslava Duma.
MOST RECENT ADDITION TO HER CLOSET:
White distressed Levi’s 711 skinny ankle jeans.
EVERY WOMAN NEEDS:
A denim jacket, classic black slacks, black or nude pumps, and a white T-shirt. You can do lots of things with these pieces.
HER BEST FASHION ADVICE:
Shop smarter, not harder. You don’t have to buy designer labels to look good. It’s all about being confident in what you’re wearing.