There are so many inspiring blogs all over the Internet these days! Lillian Babaian, a chaotic, social and edgy fashionista, is the creator of the blog Studs & Sapphires, the perfect website consisting of on-point trends displayed throughout Lillian’s fabulous outfits. Studs & Sapphires not only offers amazing outfit snapshots, but also trendy arm parties, accessories galore and captions that make every reader feel instantly connected to this stylish blogger.
For an inside look at Lillian’s day-to-night outfits, arm parties and cool personality, check out Studs & Sapphires for your daily fashion fix. Read on for our exclusive interview with Lillian herself!
CocoKouture: Why did you start Studs & Sapphires?
Lillian Babaian: I’ve always loved everything about fashion and working in the fashion industry got me exposed to many blogs that would inspire me daily. Being inspired every day and needing a creative outlet, I decided to start a blog hoping to share my love for fashion with others and inspire daily. I am blessed and thankful for the loyal readers and new followers that visit my site every day. Although I am still learning about all of the aspects of blogging, it’s changed my life and can’t wait to see where this personal fashion journey takes me!
CK: Where do you go to school and where did you grow up? What are you majoring in?
LB: I went to The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising majoring in both Merchandise Product Development and also got my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management. I grew up in Los Angeles, which has always spoiled me with breathtaking weather.
CK: Who is your favorite designer and why?
LB: This is always a difficult question for me. Chanel, Marchesa, and Balmain are the classic designers I love! Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, and Marc Jacobs are also some of my favorites. Although designer pieces are always phenomenal, I love to create outfits together that offer both vintage pieces mixed with designer for a fun yet different outtake on style.
CK: What inspires you in life and fashion?
LB: Since my style is so versatile, anything from culture, architecture to music and art can inspire me. Besides trends in the fashion industry, street style is also a great part of the inspiration behind my personal style.
I can’t narrow down my personal style in a few words because it changes everyday for me depending on my mood for the day. My looks range anywhere from downtown chic to bohemian-rock and also pretty and ultra-feminine. My daily style is mostly girly with a touch of edge.
CK: What are your favorite stores to shop at? What are your must-haves for fall?
LB: I love anything from retailers, such as Nordstrom, Zara, Topshop to the thriftier places, such as Wasteland in L.A. My fall must-haves have to be an oversized army jacket, an amazing pair of leather bottoms and ankle booties in every color and style.
CK: Any advise for aspiring fashion bloggers?
LB: I believe in hard work and also always being positive. Blogs have greatly impacted the fashion world and will continue to in the future. Although there are many more blogs today, a true authentic voice will always find its way to stand out. Stay true to your style and self, you’ll see endless opportunities come your way!