Wavy Women highlights various industry professionals currently leading the game with their brazen creativity and forward-thinking style.
Meet Nadia Sarwar, the British-born, LA-based photographer and writer behind style and photography blog FrouFrouu. Launched in 2009, the popular blog continues to chronicle her photographic musings, work, adventures and menswear-inspired personal style.
We asked Nadia a few questions to find out more about her personal style, what first piqued her interest in fashion, her greatest career achievements and more.
Read what she had to say below, then peep our last installment with Sydney’s fashion power-girl, Liza Ostanina.
What was the thing that first got you interested in fashion?
Perhaps inadvertently, my parents. There came a point in childhood at which I realized I didn’t dress like my peers, I didn’t equate it to fashion or style but it eventually evolved into my own interest.
What was your first big gig?
Getting the lead in Robin Hood at school when I was 11.
Tell us about your day to day.
Well I’ve been on crutches for quite a while now, so it’s easy to be laptop bound. Pre-crutch life, I’d gym, get essential work done – whatever that would entail – and then let the rest of the day unfold as it may.
If you weren’t doing what you are now, where would you work?
Describe your current style.
The move to LA from NY has been an adjustment, but less so than I’d imagined; thankfully I still get to overindulge in layers in winter. Currently, it’s slouchy, comfort-based and crutch-friendly. Probably a hat in there somewhere too.
Who or what are you currently inspired by?
What is the greatest accomplishment of your life so far?
I love England, but perhaps moving away from it. The move changed my perception of a lot of things in a positive way.
What is your most treasured item of clothing and why?
I just slashed my wardrobe by 85% in the move to Los Angeles and the only things I was loath to sell, throw or give away were my Nemeth shoes. Probably for their conservative ridiculousness.
Where do you want to be in the next five years?
Off crutches (and making good things).
Dream collaboration? (with whom and what would you create?)
I like Yohji and I like Nike. Creating for or designing with either one would be pretty flipping splendid.