TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF: WHO IS TAMARA? HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN?
Just a normal girl like any other that always looked at fashion tv while getting ready for school. I loved watching runway shows and keeping up thinking about this imaginary world of fashion that seems so unachievable.
Little did i know that that world will one day be also my world. I am so happy to have followed my heart and gave up a job of a pharmacist to do what i do today. I am really excited to be working with some of the most amazing brands in the world this job makes me so happy today.
WHEN YOU STARTED APPEARING ON SOCIAL NETWORKS, DID YOU THINK BACK THEN THAT YOU WOULD END UP BEING NAMED BY TIMES MAGAZINE ONE OF 2019´S TOP INFLUENCERS? WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS IS?
Absolutely not. I never thought this would even be an option. It’s very fascinating to me when i look back, but i know that many things have happened naturally, without a plan or a goal, just out of pure love and passion. It might sound cheesy, but it’s the honest truth. When you do something from the heart it can’t be bad.
DO YOU MANAGE ALL YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKS?
Yes, I do and I love doing it, I wouldn’t enjoy this job if someone else would be doing it.
WHEN AND HOW DID YOUR LOVE FOR FASHION BEGIN?
A long time ago, already when I was 3 years old, every time my mum bought me something new to wear I used to give my family a fashion show. I loved clothes and it defined how i feel since I was as young as 3.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Classic with a touch of edge. I love to keep feminine style, but also add a bit of edgy andro style.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Anything, architecture, magazines, Instagram, Lookbooks, colour palettes… It really is mostly my own mood. When I’m in love I’m totally different.
DO YOU HAVE A FASHION ICON?
Not really. However, I used to love looking at the effortless style of Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy and that of some models when they are off duty.
YOU ARE CONSTANTLY TRAVELLING… WHEN YOU VISIT THOSE FASHION WEEK EVENTS, WHAT SHOE STYLES COULD YOU NOT TRAVEL WITHOUT? WHAT ARE THOSE 3 ESSENTIAL ITEMS YOU ALWAYS CARRY WITH YOU?
Sneakers, combat boots and a cool blazer.
WHICH TRENDS WOULD YOU CHOOSE AS THE “HIT TRENDS” FOR THIS SUMMER 2020? WHAT IS THE SHOE TREND YOU REALLY LOVE?
I love the square toe heels; they always look fabulous and remind me of "Sex and the city".
AS FOR FOOTWEAR, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU CANNOT MISS IN YOUR WARDROBE THIS SUMMER?
Sandals with a small block heel, square heel mules and of course a good pair of laced-up sandals.
24/07 FOOTWEAR? WHAT TYPE OF FOOTWEAR DO YOU WEAR DAILY?
Pointy sling back or a biker boot. Love them so much!
FLAT OR HEELS?
I always feel so attractive in heels, but I love flats with a bit of a platform. Let’s settle on a kitten heel.
WE KNOW THAT YOU DO NOT MISS ANY FASHION WEEK, WHAT SHOE STYLES DO YOU USUALLY WEAR TO ENDURE THOSE LONG DAYS?
I try to never wear high heels more than two days constantly in a row. I mix between combat boots, sandals, heels and sneakers as that lets my feet recover between different styles. I wasn’t so good at this at the beginning which always resulted in many blisters, but now I understand how important it is to alternate different shoes.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF THE UNISA SS20 COLLECTION? TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR UNISA FAVORITES (THE SHOES YOU HAVE CHOSEN).
I love how easy it is to combine these shoes with my looks, they are classic, yet fashionable. They have a twist which makes them unique, but are still going to be timeless.
AN ACCESSORY YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT.
My hanbags are so important to me. I have more than 80 and have to say that without them, no styling is fun. A girl can never have enough handbags, well at least I can’t. :)