Clara Zebra

Blending effortless style with a classic twist, Brazillian fashionista and culture blogger Clara Zebra tells us where she gets her inspiration for her ultra-stylish blog and how she likes to mix her elegant look with a pair of T.U.K.'s!

What sparked your interest in fashion/blogging? The possibility of expressing myself through the clothes.

When did you first start blogging/Instagramming? I started the blog in 2008. The Instagram, I started in 2012.

What do you love the most about being an influencer/blogging? Have people who identify with me scattered all over the world.

How many hours do you dedicate to social media each week? More than 5 hours a day.

Do you work/study alongside your social media work? If so, tell us a bit about what you do. I'm an architect. I like art and I think this has everything to do with fashion.

Where do you get your inspiration from? I am inspired by many things. An art frame, a personality, a character from a book... I think everything can influence, but we always use any clothes in a unique way.

How would you describe your personal style? I like to be updated with fashion, but I love to increase my looks with retro style.

Who are some of your favourite bloggers/Instagrammers? The Brazilian blogger Thássia Naves, Keiko Lynn, Chiara Ferragni and Carrie Santana.

What’s your go-to song/playlist/album at the moment? All The Strokes songs.

What are your goals for the rest 2017? I want to continue blogging.

It’s a summery Sunday afternoon – what are you doing? Picnic in the park or watching movie and eating popcorn.

Everybody’s got a nickname – what’s yours and how did you get it? Clara Zebra, because of my blog.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you choose and why? Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. I read their biography and I really admire the work of both of them and it inspires me a lot.

What are your top tips for keeping an alternative style during the warm summer months? Wear prominent accessories. Cool shoes.

How many pairs of T.U.K.’s do you have and which ones are your favourites? Two. I think it's impossible to choose just one. My Silver Crackle Viva Low Creepers are awesome! And my Black Leather Jam Boots are so stylish!

What’s your favourite way to style your T.U.K.’s? With black pants and rocker style.

Which T.U.K. styles have got your eye on for the future and why?

T.U.K. Shoes Black Leather Brogue Mary Jane Yuni Heels T.U.K. Shoes 3 Buckle Black Leather Studded Pointed Creeper Boot T.U.K. Shoes Black Huarache Sandal Yuni Heels T.U.K. Shoes White Leather Viva Low Sole Creeper They are models that make my style. High heels are always welcome and white shoes are very stylish!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years' time? I will probably continue on social networks. But I believe that I will be living in Italy and working more with art and cultural heritage.

June 28, 2017