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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!

8 comments

Amanda said... @ September 25, 2009 at 12:29 PM

nice post- this girl has true style

Anonymous said... @ September 27, 2009 at 10:11 AM

decida is pure style, reads her blog, but this is old photos isn't it

Samantha Smikle said... @ September 27, 2009 at 11:39 AM

@ Amanda: Doesn't she?! Thanks girlie!

@anonymous: well, yeah...most of the shots she sent me are of her and other ppl or other reasons. Point is: I pulledthe best looking photos from ones I collected from her blog and ones she sent me...

Just browsed her post again and she has posted a few more style shots. I'll use some of those for a BRAND NEW COLLAGE!

Hope you actually read the interview too!
xs

Decida said... @ September 27, 2009 at 5:02 PM

Haha it's cool, yes, you updated reader, the others where pretty old (2007) but Im just happy Samantha's givin me the spotlight!!! Thank's again, girl!

Anonymous said... @ September 28, 2009 at 1:21 PM

niceness

Samantha Smikle said... @ September 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM

I've updated the "old" shots to newer shots recently posted on Decida's 2Faced1 website. THANKS! And thanks again to Decida for giving an awesome and thorough interview!!

xs

Zoë said... @ September 29, 2009 at 4:42 PM

i love her style and the way she moves her body

Samantha Smikle said... @ October 1, 2009 at 12:27 AM

her style is def inspirational...isn't she an awesome dancer..so organic. :)
xs

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