Los Angeles blogger Olivia Lopez, the style maven behind Lust for Life, styles her favourite H&M picks and reveals her steamy beauty secret.
Olivia Lopez’ rise to fashion blogger stardom was no coincident – nor did it happen overnight. The Manila-born, Los Angeles-bred style icon always wanted to become a journalist, and launched her blog Lust for Life when she was a freshman in high school (yes, the blog is named after her favourite Iggy Pop song – a mantra that also happens to be her life motto). Her blog is a mix of all things good in life: art, music, food and, of course, killer outfits. And if you’re one of the 300k (and counting) who follow Lopez’ dreamy Instagram feed, you already know that she indeed inspires your appetite for life.
Captured by Adam Katz Sinding in Los Angeles, Olivia Lopez chose and styled her H&M favourites.
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
”A turtleneck year round – whether it's cropped, full sleeves, cashmere or open knit!”
WHO IS YOUR STYLE ICON?
”Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface and Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct.”
WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE ON EARTH?
”It would be a tie between the beaches of Brazil and the Italian countryside, both places are truly a visual heaven on earth and the cuisine is hard to part from.”
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FOOD?
”Oooh, picking a favourite food is like picking a favourite child. I am always in the mood for tagliatelle al ragu (truffle pasta), Cuban steak with chimichurri and a wedge of Humboldt fog [cheese].”
WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO LOOK?
”Depending where I am in the world, it's probably a bare face, a cashmere sweater, denim (high waisted cut offs or boyfriend jeans) and a pair of sneakers.”
IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN HISTORY, WHAT FASHION ERA WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE IN?
WHAT ITEM WOULD YOU NEVER PART FROM?
”A supple, worn in leather jacket.”
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD?
”I've always wanted to be a journalist.”
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY FASHION PLEASURE?
”Realizing far too often that I buy different variations of the same things.”
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET?
”Wes Anderson and David Hockney.”
WHAT DO YOU NEED RIGHT NOW?
”A cabin vacation.”
WHAT IS YOUR LATEST BEAUTY DISCOVERY?
”You can steam your face at home with a bowl of hot water – really practical for the dry winter months.”