Glitter Girl: Helena Of Brooklyn Blonde

Written by on July 27, 2011 in Fashion, Glitter Girl - 21 Comments

“I recently found this tray from a vintage store for $20. It’s the perfect place to display some of my current favorite girly things without looking messy.”

Do you have any style icons?
Aside from a slew of bloggers, I love Miroslava Duma, Christine Centenera, and Taylor Tomasi Hill. Also, I’ll probably regret admitting this, but Serena from Gossip Girl — I’d give up a finger for that wardrobe.

What fall pieces or trends are you most excited to wear?
I’m so excited for all the beautiful outerwear, and especially lusting after a bright colored (faux) fur coat. I’m envisioning a deep purple!

Helena in an Equipment Top, Zara Jeans, Miu Miu Shoes.

Is there a store or designer that you feel best embodies your personal style?
I don’t think there is one specific store or designer, but rather a mash-up of a few. I love J. Crew mixed with an edgier piece from Alexander McQueen, an H&M dress with my vintage Chanel bag, and a brightly colored DVF dress with a black leather jacket. I love a mix of different designers, and more than anything, a mix of high and low. I’m all about investing in key pieces and going to H&M and Zara for the trendy stuff.

What three essentials should every girl have in her wardrobe?
A pair of sunglasses that instantly make you feel fabulous. A pair of killer heels that jazzes up a pair of jeans or a cocktail dress. A statement necklace, which can be worn with a plain white tee or a sequin skirt.

In a Zara Leather Skirt, H&M Blazer, Alexander McQueen Scarf, Dolce Vita Shoes, Karen Walker Sunglasses, Balenciaga Bag.

What one item in your closet instantly lifts your spirits?
My nude Louboutins. They make me feel a bit more fabulous when I put them on.

Do you have a signature scent or shade of lipstick?
I own way too many lipsticks, but Maybelline’s “Coral Crush” is starting to become my signature shade. I’ve also been wearing Nars’ “Baby Doll” for over 5 years; it’s my go-to pink lip gloss. 

How are you a Glitter Girl? What makes your life sparkle?
The people in my life make my life sparkle more than anything else. Nothing makes me happier than getting dressed up and spending the night with my fiance or my friends over dinner and drinks. I treasure nights like that.

Photography: Tim Melideo

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  • Macy Celeste

    I love her blog so I was so happy to see her featured on here! Beautiful pictures!


  • glitterguide

    We do too! She looks colorful and stunning!

  • Emily

    Thanks for featuring this! She is one of my all-time favorite bloggers & is so inspirational.


  • Sarah

    SO excited about this feature! Helena’s style is fabulous and Brooklyn Blonde is a MUST-READ blog!!! Love this!


  • Brooklyn Blonde

    So much fun being involved in one of my biggest sources of inspiration.

    Thanks so much!

  • Mary Pei

    I love this! Helena is one of my favorite bloggers and I love seeing little glimpes into her apartment. So far you’ve featured my 2 favorites – her and blair. Thanks for giving us such an amazing source of inspiration.

  • Neris

    Such a great interview! I love Helena’s blog and it’s nice to get her know a little bit better :)


    Fashion Fractions

  • Carrie

    Those bags, wow!!!!

  • Michelle

    I love Helena’s blog and love these insider features even more! Glitter Guide has quickly become my new fave daily indulgence.


  • Sherry

    Great interview!!!! LOVE her style and that vintage tray is beautiful!!

  • Morgan

    Love her style!! Feminine with a NYC edge is the perfect description –

    a fellow NYer.


    Great feature. love Helena’s style. She definately mixes her looks up as a true NYC Gal

    • Kayleen

      Finlaly! This is just what I was looking for.

  • Mandy

    I lovity love her blog! She is such an awesome blogger to feature…THANK you! I would take her whole closet! Please and Thank you! 😉

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  • Anon

    I must say, the photography in these photos are
    very disappointing. So many photos with so much negative space, pictures of
    shoes that you cannot even see ( just the inside) and pictures of the blogger
    herself who has way better pictures on her actual blog. Just very surprising since it
    was taken by a professional.

  • Michele

    So glad you chose Helena! Her blog is to die for! Her massive amount of accessories she chooses to wear is so daring that it truly inspires me to do the same!

  • BrooklynBlonde

    Thank you all for your sweet words!! XOXOXO

  • Kristen

    just spent the hour on brooklyn blonde! Great style!! I especially love her colored jeans. xx

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