FASHION FILES: MARIE-PIER BERROUARD
Pictured above is Marie. Based in Montreal, Canada, she is the author of the blog Free Series.
Free to experience the world around her and dabble in creativity, offering shopping and style advice.
Even more she posts numerous DIY projects, that are foolproof enough for the average joe.
She's ahead of her game, and definitely one to watch.
When it comes to her style, she explains that she is definitely about contrast,
"I can’t be only one thing at a time. I need to add edge to a girly dress or dress up my ripped jeans. I like to think that femininity starts with a good pair of tailored pants.
I also love the fast pace and constant changes of fashion. I could never have a defined signature style and stick with it forever."
Marie enjoys shopping at Assos, Topshop and Aritzia. When asked about her favourite designers, she credits, Stella McCartney for her, and I quote "Incredibly responsible and honest approach to fashion. Alexander Wang for the way he democratizes fashion and his genuine talent. And Burberry...because it's art."
IN HER OWN WORDS:
" I feel fashion has always been there. I remember my first Vogue and spending my lunch allowance on clothes. I can’t think of a time when I didn’t care for it. Looking back on what I used to wear is very much linked to memories of particular periods or moments of my life and how I felt.
I’m a fashion book/blog worm. I think fashion is at its best when it becomes a reflexion, a dialog. Man Repeller does a such a great job at that. I also love a good fashion challenge, to go for less obvious pieces and find a way to make them work.
I have a personal vendetta against fashion rules. Style is a personal and creative way to express individuality so I have a true aversion for dos and don’ts and fashion dogmas. I don’t think they really help anyone, I think they fence people in."