Monday Style Icon - Vanessa Hong
Vanessa Hong – this week’s Monday Style Icon! She is the founder of the fashion blog called The Haute Pursuit. MatchesFashion.com writes that ‘Hong was one of the original web stars, bursting onto the internet with her blog The Haute Pursuit in 2010 where her cohesive, minimalist style quickly garnered a global following – today, her website tracks more than half a million views per month’. Hong has moved to designing her own jewelry, garments and accessories. What aided her in achieving success was, and still is, consistency, constant research and hard work. Vanessa points out that it’s not a product they are creating at THP, it’s a culture.
One of the beautiful things she told HypeBae makes Vanessa stand out among others: “…every girl is different — if she doesn’t see herself in me, she’s going to see herself in somebody else and I think that’s a beautiful thing.”
For her interview with MatchesFashion.com, Vanessa says that one should shop with a pinch of salt: ‘I’m both a considered shopper and an impulsive buyer, but things are just things. I’m very Buddhist-centric that way – material things are just that’. Hong’s style is about simplicity, keeping heels high and staying true to herself.