2018 Z Best Dressed List Maker: Ulia Ali
“Storytelling is my biggest passion in life, and it has affected me in so many ways! I used to be an editor-in-chief of the Wedding magazine in my country, created several publications, blogs, wrote ebooks, published non-fiction and currently writing my first chic-lit series and my epic fantasy novel, while juggling work and being an influencer. “ ~ Ulia Ali
A little about the moment that Ulia’s first realized her passion for fashion:
I feel like I have always craved attention and thought dressing up was a definite way to get people notice you. I remember my mum’s great aunt was this older lady that always wore pearls and lavish furs and huge rings, and even opera gloves! I thought she was magnificent. Once when I was 4 years old she decided that it will be funny to tell me to wear tights on my head as a hat while we had a dinner party at my house. I think I knew it was weird, but I admired her fashion sense so much that I did! Everyone laughed at my silliness, but I didn’t take the “headpiece” off the entire evening. I was a proud little girl with red tights on my head, trying to not burst into tears, but I sat there like a fashion icon! To be honest, since then I really don’t like that old lady! But she definitely taught me to love fashion, and to avoid strange trends :)
Out of luxury brands I love Louis Vuitton and Marchesa. I adore Walter Baker jackets, and Lover & Friends is a brand I wear a lot too!
The place of fashion in Ulia’s life:
Every time I choose an outfit, I pick a role! Friends call me a “walking paradox” because one day I am wearing a Tudor gown to a Renaissance Faire and another day I am at some celebrity filled influencer event in some Kardashian-esque tight dress. And I feel 100% myself in both! Fashion helps me to express my interests and highlight who I want to be on a specific day.
I don’t really think I have ONE signature piece, but I do wear my Louis Vuitton kabuki bag a lot. It goes with every outfit and just elevates any look.
We asked Ulia, “ if you could trade your entire closet with any woman in the world, who would it be?”
Probably Olivia Palermo
“And would you actually do it?”
And, speaking of grabbing someone’s style from their closet, many of the Trench members (aka Trenchies) state that one of the things they like most about being part of the Never Ending Closet community is being fashionable while being very environmentally conscious and sustainable.
Ulia told us about the meaning of fashion sustainability to her.
I cannot stress how important sustainability is now, and how it is going to completely change the way we live in the future. We are such a consumerism-driven generation, but I think slowly people started realising that it is not always about the new things, and you can be stylish while being a responsible citizen of our planet.
And to wrap up, a fun fact about Ulia:
I LOVE period dramas, historical fiction and my idea of fun is afternoon tea parties, book clubs and museums/castles hopping.
Check out Ulia’s beautiful closet on Trench by downloading the app and see which pieces you can grab → get.trench.app
This list is conducted by Trench.
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