|Photo Credit: Steven Walton|
Shirin isn't just remembered from Project Runway because of her talent. Although I've never met her in person (I hope to meet her one day!), I got the opportunity to ask her some questions over email. Her likable personality and love of fashion were evident through her responses. Her energy almost radiated through the computer! She describes her style as "feminine and edgy." As a lover of Dallas style, Shirin likes that it's a city where women "go out of their way to dress up," no matter the occasion! Her classic style icons are both Hepburns: Katharine and Audrey. Victoria Beckham, Blake Lively, and Miranda Kerr are some of the current day stylish women that inspire her. But she doesn't like to stick to just one fashion icon, which is just like me!
My friend and PR expert Bri Crum let me borrow some of the cutest pieces from the ASKARI spring 2014 collection. My favorite is the "Brooke" dress, which my friend Elizabeth West models above. Each outfit that Shirin designs is unique and interesting. An ASKARI dress or top doesn't look the same from every angle. She always adds some interest to her clothes. Last summer, Shirin styled a collection of outfits for me from Front Door Fashion. She put things together that I would have never thought of, and that was cool to see. The same goes for her own designs. To see more, check out Shirin Askari's website to view the spring 2014 collection as well as the brand-new fall/winter 2014 collection. Let me tell you, this chic really is bananas!
"Persistence and hard work is key. Also - never stop learning and improving your skills."- Shirin's advice to those aspiring to work in fashion
|Blouse by ASKARI; Necklace and bracelet by Harper Hallam|