Sunday, September 30, 2012

Stylish dudes: Ivam Kent


So, here's the deal. I'm launching a new sub-section for Stylish dudes, in which I'll interview some cool guys and share their thoughts here. The first interview was with Mexican blogger, living in the UK, Ivam Kent.

// Estoy creando una nueva subsección de Stylish dudes, en la que entrevistaré a chavitos buena onda y compartiré sus respuestas aquí. La primera entrevista fue con un bloggero mexicano que vive en Inglaterra: Ivam Kent. La entrevista no tiene traducción porque no me gustaría modificar las palabras de los entrevistados, así que saquen el traductor interno que tienen, ja. 

Tell me a little bit about yourself: 

Well my name is Ivam, and I study TEFL and SPANISH, at Coventry University, in England, "TEFL" means Teaching English as Foreign Language.

I've just finished my first year at Uni, and I think it was all right but I guess it could've been better, I live in London and I love fact that everyone is always fashionable, and they wear what they want or like, even if it's something crazy, they don't even care about what people say.

Describe an average day of your life:

An average day of my life, right now on Holidays, will be waking up till late (10:00am), going to the nearest store, buy me some food (always smoked salmon sandwich), walk to the train station, and visit my friends from another cities, and then have fun, sleep over. And after a couple of days, go back home.

What are you really passionate about?

 I really love drawing- I'm drawing most of the time. I draw since I was a little child, I remember really well, once I drew my mom, at the age of 5, and she was really shocked, because it was pretty good. 


How do you feel about blogging (in general) and, blogging about fashion?

I blog when I'm inspired or when I feel like it, I can't do it everyday because I'm busy most of the time, but when I do it, I try to take good quality photos. Blogging I think it's a really good thing to do, because I can share my point of view and style through photos on my blog. 

When did you become invested in fashion, how was that process?

I think there was no process; I mean, I always liked to dress well and, also, when I was really young (around 10 or 11), I already appreciated fashion. I remember the first time I watched a fashion show... I thought it was incredible! Since then I think I got more into it. So, I think some people are just born with it, or maybe parents influence, culture, who knows.

Who would you consider as a stylish dude from this time (say 2005-2012) and why?

Definitely BRANDON FLOWERS. I think his style is just amazing, he loves to wear denim jackets as I do, and his style is just perfect because he always wears something I would definitely wear. Apart from that I think his personality makes it look even better.

You’re a Mexican blogger residing in the UK. How did you end up living in the UK and what do you like most about the two countries?

I ended up living in the UK because I always wanted to live either there or in Brazil. I remember telling my mom at the age of 10 - 11: Mom when I grow up I really want to live in London or Sao Paulo, even if you don't want to help me I will fight for it. At the time she thought I was insane, but that's me I've been always like that, a dreamer who fights for his dreams.

From Mexico I love the people, the food! is just wonderful, like there are no words to describe mexican food (it's just delicious); the culture: "La Catrina", Frida Khalo... There are so many things I like from Mexico I think I could never finish if I keep going. 

Anyway, from the UK, I love the culture, I love the fact that you can make friends from all around the world. Definitely love fashion in England, there are always so different and interesting styles on high-street, and the fact that no one cares about what you do with your life is just amazing.

What can you say to Mexican guys that are being bullied or called names because of the way they dress and style themselves?

All I can say is for them to fight for what they believe, and to never let anyone tell them what to do or how to dress, because even I've been through so many awkward situations in Mexico because of the way I dress. 

I remember once I went back to Mexico (in winter around 2010), and I went to the shopping mall with my friend, I was wearing a jacket, a vest (tank top), jeans, and boots, I took my jacket off because it was too hot for me, and all I hear from the background is a guy screaming: HUH DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE MUSCLES OR WHAT?, PUT THAT JACKET BACK ON. YOU'RE RIDICULOUS, and I looked at him with a killer look and kept walking. So yeah, just ignore people who don't agree with the way you dress.

When you’re feeling pressured or overwhelmed, what activity helps you re-find your center?

Go for a walk, it always helps. Go, sit and watch the people around, while listening to music.

What advice can you give to bloggers who are starting but don’t get much exposure?

I will recommend to post often, that's that key for success. Post as often as you can, quality content, and promote your blog.




You can check out Ivam on his blog, give him a "Like" on Facebook, follow him on Twitter or hype him in Lookbook.nu.


X, Hen. 

6 comments:

  1. Buenisima entrevista...Contenido de 10 con las preguntas :)

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  2. Great interview with good advices! And beautiful pictures, of course :)
    xo
    Jakob
    http://www.the-he-art.net

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    1. I know! He was super cool about the interview (:
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  3. Nice blog! would you mind following each other via bloglovin? :)

    /Malin @ http://fashionfied.tk

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    1. Thank you so much. I checked out your blog and it's really cool. I liked the avocado, banana and pear. I'll sure be tryin' it. Following you already (;
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