Behind the Blues Interview Series: Tashina from Logical Harmony

by Jaime on April 24, 2010

Tashina has such a fun take on fashion. She’s a little wild but with a feminine charm, and she sure knows how to rock a pair of jeans. This PoshStyle writer was a must for our list of interviews… enjoy!

How did you start Logical Harmony, and why?

I first started Logical Harmony years ago, when personal blogs and cam sites were all the rage. After running it as a personal blog (that was rarely updated) for a few years, I decided to change the tune of the site to go along with my own personal interests. I’m a pretty private person and I don’t like to share a lot about my personal life in the public domain. Fashion, beauty and health blogs were just starting to become popular and I loved reading them. However, I always wanted to add my own take on things to other blog posts and my dream career is to be involved in fashion journalism. So, I just decided to start my own blog centered around fashion and beauty. I set out to create Logical Harmony not as a personal style blog, but as a small online magazine type blog where people could go for fashion and beauty tips, style advice, the latest news in these areas, etc. I haven’t always had as much time for it as I would like, but I love blogging about these topics.

What’s the latest denim trend that you’re most likely to try… and is there a brand you feel does it right?

I really love denim shirts right now and plan on buying one for my spring wardrobe. I just think that they look so adorable with sundresses and boots! In all honesty, the cutest ones that I’ve seen have been at H&M. Which is perfect because I’m not someone who wants to spend a lot of money on an item that I’m not sure if I will still wear in 6 months. I’m also loving denim jackets. This trend has been in and out for years but, just like denim shirts, I feel like they can be very cute and stylish with the right outfits. Plus, I live in cardigans year round and a denim shirt or jacket would be a nice change.

… and your favorite pair of jeans overall?

My all time favorite pair of jeans actually isn’t from a designer brand or a huge denim label. They are from Abercrombie & Fitch. My favorites are the Brett Super Skinny in the rinse wash. While a lot of people consider their items to be over priced and overly trendy (which I can agree with), there are a few items that I love from this retail chain. It’s really difficult for me to find jeans that fit me correctly. So many stores and so many brands make their denim for curvier shapes. My problem is that often the waist will fit perfectly but the jeans are way too big in the butt and thighs. Believe me, nothing is less attractive than walking around with a pair of super cute skinnies that sag on your butt. Abercrombie & Fitch makes their jeans for girls with this problem.

What about your dream pair?

Right now, I’m totally lusting after the Paige Denim Verdugo Leggings. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this style. Plus, I’m still totally addicted to skinnies, super skinnies, and denim leggings. Whoever says that flares are coming back into style won’t be able to convince me. I’m also still not completely over the destroyed denim trend and really would like to add the 7 For All Mankind Roxanne Celeb Skinny Jeans in Super Vintage Nakita to my closet.

Is there a certain denim style in San Fran (and if so, how would you describe it)?

Style in this area is definitely eclectic and all over the place. Of course, the staple trendy denim styles that are big everywhere else are also popular here. But it’s also just as common to see someone in denim leggings as it is to see someone in hippie chic inspired flares, cuffed boyfriend jeans with heels, or any other denim trend possible. That’s one thing that is so great about fashion in the SF area. You really can pull whatever you want out of your closet, mix and match it with anything you please, and you are going to have at least one person give you a compliment on what you are wearing. It’s all about making things your own.

If you had one personal tip for DD readers, what would it be?

Buy what you like and what fits you! Ignore trends (and size tags) and buy things that you are comfortable in. Being comfortable in what you are wearing goes a lot farther in making you look cute than having the latest trendy item or squeezing yourself into a too small size for the sake of the label. We’ve all done both and I think that we can all agree that it’s not worth it. Fashion is about showing who you are, so why not feel good in what you wear?

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