I first learned about Gabrielle Pedriani and her blog, Look Sharp, Sconnie, at a blogger panel hosted by MODA Magazine this past spring. I immediately followed this hilarious and stylish Fashionista on social media and added her blog to my bookmarked list of sites to visit daily. Gabrielle manages to consistently write posts that are honest and intriguing while pairing them with amazing street style photos. I sat down with this Midwest blog star for a quick interview before she packed up for her big move to New York City!
Name: Gabrielle Pedriani
Role: Blogger behind Look Sharp, Sconnie
CollegeFashionista: Why did you decide to start Look Sharp, Sconnie?
Gabrielle Pedriani: During my senior year of college, I used to walk down the street, looking at and taking photos of people’s clothes. All I wanted to talk about was fashion, but I had no outlet for it. I decided I would start a blog as an outlet. Once I graduated, I stopped stalking college students and instead began taking photos of myself.
CF: How would you describe your style?
GP: It always changes, but I like to have a mix of themes. I will rarely wear strappy heels with a nice dress. Someone called me a menswear Pocahontas once. I like natural elements and rusticity paired with something masculine. It’s a combination, rather than a simple aesthetic.
CF: What is one lesson you’ve learned over the years from blogging?
GP: I’ve learned that it’s OK to be myself. I have really grown comfortable in my own skin. I don’t think I would have without this blog. On my blog, I stay true to myself and show my own personality. I have found that people really respond to that.
CF: What has been your favorite moment since you’ve created Look Sharp, Sconnie?
GP: My favorite moment was going to fashion week this past February. It was something I’d dreamed of and it turned out just as good as I thought it would. It was really comforting finding out that what you want to be doing is as cool as you imagined it. I got to meet some awesome people and attend shows including Rebecca Minkoff, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Rebecca Taylor.
Learn More: Be sure to visit her blog at looksharpsconnie.com and keep up to date with her busy life and incredible outfits on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.