You can call her a woman of many a fez. Maria "Decida" Wahlberg, the B-boy stance posing, patterned pant wearing freestyle dancer now spends her days as a stylist and the editor of the webzine 2FACED1. Her style, a mash up of '80s Dynasty glamour and '90s Cross Colours streetwear, has been accurately coined by a photog friend as "Ghetto Baroque." Read on to find out more about this style influential...
Your style seems to involve glamour and colorful '90s streetwear. How did you develop that?
Coming from Sweden, trying to look different than the average Swede (spelled H & M...), made us creative, during the whole ‘90s we mixed up the latest brands we got from London and NYC trips with vintage, cause we had no choice. Plus, I've always been into streetwear because of being a hardcore music head, since the early '90s. Striped Stüssy Tees, bright Cross Colours and of course preppy/high tech Ralp Lauren/Polo Sport/Lo-Life. But as much as I love that, I love great fashion and mixing high and low, picking the best from both worlds. Exactly like we do in my new project, the webzine, www.2faced1.com
What/who is your fashion inspiration?
The freshest kid in your hood.
I think I was a dancer in a past life and I definitely admire your old house style dancing. I think I see a little bit of voguing nuances in your dance style, right?
My original style is early ‘90s hip hop, groovy and flowing--100% freestyle with no cheesy crowd-pleasers. If you're familiar with the Mop Top crew and dancers like Link and Mark Quest you know the style. I don't have too much time for the dancing now…If I had I would most def study the Voguing (Old Way) basics.
Who are your favorite designers?
Designers: Wow f*in much to mention...different designers, different eras but some that I have to mention are always JP Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Laurent (but never without the Lo-lifes) and Nike, also the ‘80s Japanese Fashion Scene and UK dito. Some new brands are Blaak, Umit Benan, Hood By Air, some Alexander Wang, Dr Romanelli; Phenomenon, Prahsant Verma, Peg Leg, Temperley London, Basso & Brooke, Supreme. I have to mention Yamamoto's AW 09, Givenchy's SS 10 and of course Margiela!
Head over to 2FACED1 for more Decida and her fashion coverage!
Check out her Facebook album to check out her styling prowness!
Check out her Myspace for more style shots and shoots plus her freestyle videos!
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