FORM Bloggers Series: Maeva Recchia

Maeva Recchia is the fourth FORM blogger spotlighted. She is a first year from Paris and runs the French Touch column every Saturday.

CS: How has growing up in Paris influenced your style and have you found it difficult to adapt from living
in the European Fashion capital to living on a southern campus?

Constantly immersed in a cosmopolitan city where fashion is at the front line of everything, it was indeed difficult to get accustomed to my new lifestyle. I had to remind myself a couple of times that I could not compare Main Street to Boulevard Saint-Germain (!). However, adopting an open-minded attitude and seeing the beauty of Durham enabled me to successfully make the transition. 

CS: How would you personally describe your style?

This is a tricky question. I guess my style usually changes depending on where I am. I tend to draw on the French vibe when I'm on campus and, vice versa, the American gangster-inspired look in the streets of Paris. 

CS: Shopping in North Carolina compared to Paris must be very different. How do you go about buying
new clothes?

Not a big fan of online shopping, I usually wait until I visit a city or go back to Paris. I really enjoy entering a boutique and exploring the whole collection. It expands my sense of style and gives value to the items I purchase. 

CS: What is your most favorite piece of clothing and why?

My Hermès foulard. Whether on my bag or around my neck, it's always with me. 
Posted on April 18, 2011 and filed under "Bloggers", "Duke", "NC", "girls".