Indie Designer: Michele Janezic
I found out about indie designer Michele Janezic on Refinery 29 (one of my favorite fashion and beauty focused sites) and wanted to share her story because I always find it interesting how people decide to start designing. It seems like so many people have designed all of their life and learned from someone in their family. It’s amazing what an impact a family member can have on our career direction in the end. Janezic had started off in corporate marketing and decided that designing was what she really wanted to pursue. I also find it interesting how many people losing their jobs due to the economy have also taken on their passion for design. But, that’s another story.
Today, I find it interesting to see how indie designers are reaching out and gaining a following. Now, we have reality shows and contests that build our interests. And, these days with social media there is no way an indie designer can miss recognition. Janezic utilizes Instagram (something she says she addicted to) with 44,000 followers to share designs, quotes that inspire her and more. I signed on to follow her tonight.
I’m all about being inspired as you all will tell, so I had to share the question and answer from the Refinery 29 article that asked Janezic about her inspiration:
“Do you have any style icons or other inspirations that inform your collection?
“I’m most inspired by natural beauties like Jane Birkin and her daughters, Audrey Hepburn’s infectious personality, and Diane Keaton as Annie Hall. I adore quirky imperfections, unexpected combinations of color and texture, ethnic influences, and interesting proportions. I’m most inspired by authenticity and originality, people with effortless style living creatively unique lives.”"
It’s always exciting to see how people get to where they are in their design career. From just starting out, to well-known designers. I think all of them can inspire us. Please share your favorite indie designers, or even yourself to be featured on Nosh so we can keep inspiring others.
Guest Blogger: Natasha of Fashionalities