Tilly Baker (@tillybaker) is a rainbow bright fashionista from Australia. KOIQOUISE recently got to ask Tilly a few questions about her rainbow style, her inspirations, and her favorite brands!
Check Out the Interview Below…
KQ: Hello Tilly and thank you for coming on the site! You are a bright,
beautiful, and creative individual, what would you say inspires you to be
who you are today?
TB: Wow, Thank you so much!! Like anyone I’m constantly taking
inspiration from the world around me. I mean, the internet is a great
source of inspiration with a constant stream of new and unique
fashion…but I think a big reason I am the way I am today fashion-wise
is that I’ve always been inspired by people’s reactions to my eclectic
sense of fashion. Making other people smile and having strangers
actually say that seeing me pass by brightens their day is the ultimate
inspiration to continue living my life in this bright and out-there way.
KQ: Your sense of style and fashion is amazing! Who are your
favorite brands, shops, and online stores?
TB: I looooove vintage as there’s endless amounts of fabulous threads
to be found, particularly in Melbourne where I live. As far as online
shopping goes, I’m constantly discovering new and independent labels
through Instagram. Recently I’ve stumbled upon an awesome designer
called Bottle Blonde on ASOS Marketplace and another amazing
Melbourne based label called Belair – Saving up for their amazing
creations as we speak!! My fave online store is probably Dollskill as
they stock sooo many of my favourites including Y.R.U and Lazy Oaf.
KQ: As well as fashion, you are incredible with makeup! What are
your preferred cosmetics brands/lines?
TB: You’re making me blush!! (Sneaky pun hehe, get it?) The list of
makeup I love is endless! I’m constantly trying new brands but I am a
devoted Limecrime fan. I use their liquid eyeliners on the daily. Jeffree
Star Cosmetics are great for fun lip colours and Sugarpill has really
pigmented eye shadows. As far as base makeup goes, Kat Von D is a
great animal cruelty-free line and it’s consistently good. Oh and glitter is
a makeup staple! ALL the glitter!!
KQ: Looking at your photos they radiate positivity and the colors only
add to that more! Do you find that other people feel the same, and do
you find being so colorful in your lifestyle a source for your own
positivity and happiness?
TB: That means so much to me! I love expressing myself through my
fashion and use of colour, so the fact that it makes people happy or
brightens their day even a little is the ultimate goal for me. I always
encourage people to add colour to their wardrobe. It’s actually
empowering and freeing when you stop caring what people may think
and start dressing for you and like I said before, the positive reception
you receive is an added bonus!! And yes, it totally contributes to my
sense of positivity and happiness! Even on my darkest days I wear
colour and it’s amazing how it can lift your mood and self-image.
KQ: How many different hair color’s would you say you’ve had, and
which was your all time favorite so far?
TB: Hmmm let me think…I’ve been green, blue, pink and purple, yellow
and orange and it’s not nearly enough. I want to go every colour and
every different shade of those colours, so watch this space! My
favourite colour so far as been yellow, which is surprising to some.
People seem pretty afraid of the colour yellow but it’s such a bright,
positive colour and despite a lot of people telling me I wouldn’t be able
to pull it off, I went and rocked it anyway. Yes, there were mixed reviews
BUT I felt fierce which is the most important thing!
KQ: Finally, do you have a final message or any last words for the
readers here at KOIQOUISE?
TB: I’d probably just say have a bit of fun with fashion and makeup!
Fashion gives you an opportunity to hit everyone around you in the face
with a ball of your glittery personality and creativity so why not go all out
and show the world who you are. Take it from me, it’s so much fun!
Also: TREAT. YO. SELF. That one is super important.