Arabelle Sicardi certainly has a unique style — and we’re obsessed with it. The NYC-based blogger has a knack for mixing and matching pieces that somehow draw together the perfect balance of quirk and chic. Read on to find out how she does it, what influences her ensembles, and three words that sum up her fashion philosophy!
Tell me about what you’re wearing.
The suit is from Christian Siriano’s fall collection; he’s a friend and he let me borrow clothes for when I went on a trip. The shoes are Margiela Tabis, and they’re my dream shoes. I’ve wanted them for probably five or six years, and I bought them as my birthday gift to myself. I got them on sale for $500—they were the most expensive purchase I’ve ever made, and they were completely worth it. The glasses are prescription Prada frames I got off eBay; I forget how much I paid.
How has your style evolved over the years?
I’ve learned more about gender and my identity. And I’ve become more interested in documenting the world around me. I also really enjoy talking about fashion, the industry, and art on a larger, more relatable scale.
What advice do you have for girls just discovering their personal style?
When I first got into fashion, I would be so anxious that I’d get gossiped about, and people did ask me what the hell was I wearing. But it didn’t matter, because I wore things that I really cared about; I wasn’t going to let anyone take that away from me. It’s your body, and people are going to be really critical no matter what you do. So just focus on how style makes you feel, and whether it makes you feel really confident and strong in your own existence and in your space. Just have fun with it.
What inspires your style?
I really love sci-fi movies and Korean horror movies, so my style is heavily based on that. There’s this movie I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Okay by my favorite director Park Chan-Wook, and a lot of my style is me interpreting his films.
What do you wear out on a Friday night?
This PVC jacket I have and probably a sports bra, then some jeans and my Tabis. It seems very Fifth Element and that’s what I like for the season.
What’s your most recent clothing purchase?
This new set of lingerie by Lonely Lingerie—it’s blue and I was going to dye my hair back to blue anyway, so it’ll match.
What are three words that sum up your style philosophy?
Cyborg, lipstick, banshee.
Written by: Hannah Baxter
Photographed by: Tayler Smith