I have been recently featured on blogger’s spotlight of TheFashionPress.org
Below is the full and uncut interview I was sent to answer.
1. basics , jobs/occupation/major?
I’m M’c kenneth Licon, originally from the Philippines, moved to Vancouver 7years ago.
I work as a part-time sales associate, part-time graphic designer for a eco-friendly marketing company
and I go to school full time, taking a 2year program in Interactive Design.
2. How would you describe your style?
My style is fun, playful, classic mix with modern pieces. I like to play with colors and silhouette.
3. What made you decide to start your blog little fashionisto?
It started as an online space for me to practice my graphic-design skills, and at the same time, keep track of the runway pieces and fashion houses that I love. Little did I know, it will turn into an online Fashion-diary of my looks everyday.
4. What do you think of the Canadian Fashion Scene? What can be done to improve it?
Canadians are very laid back, casual, active and very outdoorsy. I mean not that there’s something wrong with that but in terms of Fashion scene in the world, Vancouver can be a bit more clever with mix-n-matching casual with dressy pieces. I mean you can dress up a basic cotton sweatshirt with a dark-denim jeans and a great oxford/sneakers… just because you are wearing sweatpants, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should wear runners with it too.
5. What is your favourite aspect of living in Vancouver?
Convenience and Freedom. I just moved to downtown Vancouver last month so everything is very close to my place making a very convenient living. Freedom because I can wear whatever I want (yes I still get cold stares, but it’s better than going to some other part of BC where I can potentially get killed for being put together)
6. Favourite sites?
Lookbook.nu, Nymag.com, swide.com, thefashionisto.com, gq.com, frillr.com
7. Where do you look for inspiration?
Mostly from magazines, editorials, ads, online fashion sites, Lookbook.nu and everyday people. I am constantly learning from people around me, people on the street. I learn from their mistakes and/or good and bad choices then I try to apply my learning to my own personal style.
8. Where do you see yourself in the future?
I would like to be either working on my own clothing line — WHICH will cater to smaller guys like myself, OR in Europe working in the magazine publishing/styling world.
Special Thanks to Lee Jones for featuring me on their blog.