Style Interview: Fumi Desalu-Vold of Glamour Girl!
My dear friend & CEO of American Style Pantry, Folake ran an interview about me and my style on her website!
I had a wonderful time & there is nothing better than girlfriends getting together and talking about fashion and everything fabulous!
That's what Folake & I did, & we had a blast so I just had to share it with all of u. I had tried relentlessly to copy and paste the interview as my friend had it on her website, but to no avail, so I have re-typed and reposted the pics and the interview for u my darlings.
Please take a look at her wonderful web site......www.STYLEPANTRY.com.
Today, I'm showcasing one of the lovely ladies from my inner-circle. I have a group of girlfriends that that are powerful, inspirational and supportive. Beautiful souls to match.
Fumi of 'GlamourGirl' is the life of any freaking party.
Her HUGE smile always lights up the room, and her love for bright colours against that gorgeous skin of hers wins my heart over and over.
Get to know my wonderful friend, Fumi.
She is a lovely riot. Haha.
Name: Fumi Desalu-Vold
Occupation: Model/Actress/Style icon/Style Blogger/TV Talk show host.
Single/Married: Married to a wonderful Norwegian, Lives in Oslo, Norway.
Where are you from: I'm half Nigerian & half The Gambian.
What do you love most about your city: The 4 seasons of the year & the liberty to travel to Milan, Moscow, Paris, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm within a 3 hr time frame.
What inspires your style and how would you describe it: My style is timeless classic/old Hollywood with a SPLASH of Vintage. I would describe it as pure GLAMOUR baby!
How do you decide your outfit of the day: My outfit really depends on where I'm going or what I'm doing. One thing is for sure.. I am NEVER casually dressed. I love clothes and feel that it's good manners to introduce yourself to the world looking your very best.
You are an actress. Can you share some of your past and present gigs: Yes, (smiling), I am an actress and now that I think of it, I think I've always been an actress but only started getting paid for it when I went professional.
I lived in LA for 9 years & I'll just mention a few that I was in, (Some of the shows have now been canceled).
Ugly Betty for 2 seasons, Entourage, The Game, American Dreamz, The Oh in Ohio, The movie: Norbit
I just moved to Norway over a year ago and I was in their number one soap Opera HOTEL CÆSAR and just finished doing a feature film which comes out in December called VARG VEUM, I have some very exciting fight scenes in it. I love the business of acting & studied at the The Actors Studio in New york.
What do you like about the acting world: I learned a lot about more about fashion when I was acting in LA. Especially because of the wardrobe team on film sets and the amazing wardrobe department at Warner Brothers & Paramount Studios. This was how I fell in love with Vintage pieces, from all of the period films that I acted in.
Plus it's such an expression of yourself when you act, you just let go and become somebody else, it's rather liberating.
Vintage or Latest trend: I'm too greedy I love both. But this is what I do!.
A) I never spend too much money on anything that is trendy, I tend to shop at the high street stores for those & just have fun wearing them for those few months.
B) Vintage is timeless and u will have FOREVER, so I invest a lot of money in those and keep them wrapped up in pretty pink boxes with peach tissue.
Any Style Icons (dead or alive):Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Babe Paley, Daphne Guinness, Ivanka Trump, Halston, Tom Ford, C.Z. Guest, Shirley Bassey, The Late New York socialite Nan Kempner, Isabella blow (to mention a few).
How do people respond to your style:They say........WowowoW Fumes u R look GOOD Daaaaaaaarling!!!!
Favorite Brands or Designers:Designers..Tom Ford, Halston, Lanvin, Versace, Chanel, Hermes, Tods, Roberto Cavalli, Christian Dior, Chloe, Emilio Pucci, Gucci.
Brands:H&M, BCBG, MANGO-London, MAX MARA, GAP, TopShop, JEFFREY-NY, BIG DROP-NY, SCOOP-NY, BOOTS (to mention a few)
What are you into this season: The colour YELLOW.
Random: What?s In Your Purse: Car keys, Gym membership, Money, Marc Jacobs wallet, Stilla Lipgloss, Mac pressed anti-oil powder, Perfume, Tissue, A Mont blank pen & note book., iPhone, Chanel Sunglasses,
Nail file, Wrigleys chewing gum & mints.
What?s on your playlist: JLO's new album, Studio 54 Soundtrack,Adele, D'banj, Wande Coal, Lady Gaga, N-Dubz, Fela, Asa, The Isley brothers, Marvin Gaye, Tetine & Sophie Calle.
Fashion is: ....an expression of self!..NEVER take it too seriously & ALWAYS have fun with it.
Favourite Colour:I love, love, love RED!
Dream Job:To be an International BRAND name ( FDV inc ) & have my own show like Oprah's but with so much more Pizazz & work from the South of France.
Pointy, Square or Round toe shoes: POINTY. It elongates the leg & it's the sexiest shape of the 3 in my opinion.
Favourite Shoe Brand: I have 3, sorry. Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik &
Thanks StylePantry for another great interview, Fumi has really inspired me!
She is GORGEOUS! I'm glad that she is in my age demographic and still doing the damn thing FABULOUSLY! Love it!
Oh wow! Love her style!
And that red & white dress is hot!!
Another great style interview!
Wow...she is gorgeous and amazing!!
She really is. Thanks for reading
Go ahead with your bad self! Keep on keepin on Ms. Thang!
Yup, I agree :)
Love her. Werk!!
She is amazing. Thanks for reading, Lima!
I love you, Fumi. You are my doll!