My name is Lida Mankovskaya. I was born in Kishinev, Moldova and moved to Canada with my family when I was 12. In undergrad I studied theatre and cinema studies at the University of Toronto while working in the film industry. A few years ago I moved to California for law school, which I will be completing at the end of this school year. Now that my bio facts are out of the way…
I’ve always loved dressing up and photography so creating a fashion/personal style blog like Fashionista Talk felt like a natural development. Most of the posts consist of pictures of my look for a particular occasion and a short paragraph describing the inspiration behind it. I also have monthly giveaways where FT readers get a chance to win designer items.
Sometime in college I started becoming increasingly interested in couture designers and began collecting their pieces. As my ‘collection’ grew so did my passion for fashion (as cheesy as that sounds). Fashionista Talk is basically a product of that growing appreciation. Alexander McQueen once said that we live in “a new era in fashion [where] there are no rules. It’s all about the individual and personal style, wearing high-end, low-end, classic labels, and up-and-coming designers all together.” I align myself with this sentiment in approaching my looks and try to bring some more softness to the world – one chiffon dress at a time.