I met the beautiful and stylish Cortnie
towards the end of last year at one of the CapFABB meet ups. Not only was her outfit super cute, but her fabulous hand bags was what caught my attention. We hung out during Fashion Week and she was such a darling and so fun to be around. She is super chic, fun, fabulous and creates just the most amazing bags. Meet Cortnie
of Style Lust Pages
and you will be lusting after her handbags like I do.
Sai Sankoh: What inspired you to start blogging?
Cortnie: It started as a way to document the things I was doing with my styling business, but eventually turned into a way to document my personal style.
Sai Sankoh: Who do you think is the most influential personality in the fashion world, and why?
– That’s a tough one. I can’t name just one person. There’s so many that are major influencers! It could be a blogger, the first lady or a celebrity that’s constantly in the spotlight.
Sai Sankoh: What is the one essential item in your wardrobe you couldn’t live without?
Cortnie: My J.Crew boyfriend tissue tees! The loose fit, the deep v-neck and they wash really well (no shrinking or pilling). I have about 8 of them.
Sai Sankoh: If you could give one piece of style advice, what would it be?
Cortnie: Wear what you’re comfortable with and be confident! Just be yourself. Don’t wear something just because you see other people wearing it.
Sai Sankoh: Who is your fashion icon?
Cortnie: I love Zoe Saldana. I can really relate to her style. She’s a pretty casual dresser, like myself. But she definitely knows how to throw on a gorgeous dress and heels when needed.
Sai Sankoh: How have you developed your style?
Cortnie: I don’t know if I would say that I developed it. I just continue to wear what I like. I’ve been inspired by trends, things i see in magazines and even while shopping.
Sai Sankoh: What is your favorite outfit that you’ve worn, and why?
Cortnie: Hopefully there’s too many to name, but one of my recent favorite looks was a cobalt blue maxi skirt, a striped tee and a vintage necklace. That’s so my style. Simple, fun and very comfortable.
Sai Sankoh: What beauty products can’t you live without?
Cortnie: My Make Up Forever Duo Mat Powder Foundation. It’s amazing. I was a serious MAC customer before I tried this. Not only will I never go back, but now I recommend it to others.
Sai Sankoh: What do you wear on vacation/holiday? Favorite pair of shoes/boots?
Cortnie: I’m in Florida a lot so one of my staples is a maxi dress, for sure. Some of my favorite pair of shoes are my Loeffler Randall flats. Simply amazing.
Sai Sankoh: Do you prefer designer, or Vintage ? Where do you shop?
Cortnie: I don’t have a preference. If I like that’s all that matters. I’ve recently got into vintage and thrifting. Especially jewelry. Vintage necklaces are definitely my new obsession.
Sai Sankoh: Being in the blogging industry, Where do you see fashion and technology heading?
Cortnie: Well fashion goes in circles, but technology is definitely out of control. We can’t do anything without being able to document it on every social platform and all from our phone. It’s convenient, but almost consuming!
Sai Sankoh: Where do you see your blog headed in a few years?
Cortnie: I wonder that all of the time. I’m not sure. My blog has been a major help for my Love,Cortnie clutches. So as long as I enjoy it doing it I will still be blogging.
Sai Sankoh: What advice do you have for up and coming fashion blogs like us?
Cortnie: Have fun with it! It should definitely be something you enjoy. It’s a lot of work, so dedication is important!
Sai Sankoh: How can our readers contact you?