Meet the Blogger: M. Fay of Amateur Couture

What decided the theme for your blog?
Amateur Couture has evolved to a blog that celebrates the connection between art and fashion, often in the most literal of senses. It happened very organically, with a Jason Wu dress that reminded me of a painting that I loved. I posted both images and the concept was born, sharing my favorite things and using art as inspiration.

How do you go about finding the perfect pairings between art and fashion?
Sometimes I find the dress.  Sometimes I find the art. I remember pictures the way other people remember words. It can be like a memory game that happens quickly, as often as it can be a treasure hunt.

Is this an outsource of creativity for you or is it an extension of the line of work you are in?
In my fantasy world I am a sophisticated lover of art, but in reality I am an amateur devotee. I spend my days as a shop girl in a darling soap store, but at night I turn into creative wanderer, drowning myself in art books, fashion magazines, and my beloved laptop.

If you could go any place in the world to soak up fashion and art where would it be?
I wish I could say Paris or New York, but I haven’t been to either unless in a daydream. I find inspiration in shapes, color combination and textures. Looking for the beauty in all things, I challenge myself to see the world through rose-colored glasses.

What are your favorite sources of creative inspiration (this can be websites, places, people. Etc)
Oh my! I could go on and on and on….may I rant and rave.  Chagall, Bardot, Warhol, the stars, the sea, my Grandmother’s jewelry box, Chanel (always Chanel), the promise of an empty canvas or a blank page. 

Amateur Couture

* Thank you so much M. Fay for being a part of the series! I am fascinated by your blog and can't wait to see more!


  1. Oh my I love these! What a great find Anna!!! Heading over to her blog now! :D


  2. Cool interview Anna! These are amazing!

    Wishing you a lovely week!

  3. really love this idea!! good find, and how sweet and inspiring m. fay is!

  4. thank you, thank you. these sweet words have brightened my day. kisses.


    i appreciate the love miss anna.

  5. Oh this is just fabulous Anna! Thanks for sharing such a great interview. Heading on over to check out more :)

  6. she has such a lovely blog! i love that she incorporates art and fashion. thanks for the link, anna! definitely checking out her blog:) hope u had a great weekend!


  7. two of my favorite blogs have collided in this post. LOVELY!

    xo Alison

  8. Such a great interview Anna! Going to check out her blog right away!

  9. Fascinating! I love how art and fashion is almost the same thing :)

  10. Fascinating. Loved the interview. She seems charming and passionate!


  11. Hi Anna,

    I hope you had a lovely weekend. What a great blog find. Just proves the point clothes are wearable art! :) Cam xox

  12. What a wonderful blog. And a great interview. thanks so much for sharing...

  13. what a cute blog! thanks for sharing

  14. That is such a great interview, I will check her blog asap!

    ps: thank you for sending me link with super cool frames, love it!

  15. so many colors and shapes -- Beautiful!! thanks for sharing -- off to check her out!

    great feature!

  16. great interview - and i love that you're giving me a new blog to check out!! What a seriously great idea for a blog!


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