Girl Crush: Tamara Kalinic

How would you describe your style?

My style is what happens when street meets classic. Somewhere in between, I am not cool enough to be very street, but not to classic when it comes to choosing my favorites. Its something that would happen if Dior and Balenciaga had a child. I love color, and I am not afraid to play with it.

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We love your style, can you share some styling tips with us?

Thank you! I am very true to myself and only wear things that I truly love. There is no chance that I would wear something just for the sake of being trendy or photographed. You will often see me being very comfortable, chasing sneakers or ankle boots, items that I find very versatile, yet are still feminine. I love Fendi, Balenciaga, Dior and LV. I like cute clothing, yet I pair it with man repealing shoes and a bag that is a hot piece of the season. My advice would be to always wear what you feel comfortable in, not to worry to much, and to just have fun.

You were born in Serbia and today you live in England. Obviously it has an effect on your style. Could you share with us a little bit about these influences?

Growing up in Eastern Europe during difficult times made me learn that it’s always quality over quantity. I learned about all the Italian designers at young age, and learned to save money for my favorite piece each season. Moving to England helped me learn more about minimalism which isn’t so present in Eastern Europe. I am happy my style isn’t all black-white and boring, because I love color, texture and shape.

 

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Have you ever worn an outfit which you regretted once you saw how it came out in the pictures?

Definitely! I used to make many mistakes at the beginning of my career, now I try an outfit, take a pic in the mirror, and check how it photographs before I leave my home. Different colors and materials photograph differently that was one big lesson for me.

Are you more of a shoe person or a bag person?

I definitely adore bags a little bit more than shoes, but overall I have to say that I have way too many of both. I think that my bags are something that keeps me excited for longer time, and I really like to experiment with colors and models.

 

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What are your favorite Instagram accounts?

I have many, but how bad is it that my absolute favorite accounts are those of dogs, cats and animals in general. I love to look at those whenever I’ve had too much of this fashion world.

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What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job is meeting new people and visiting places that I never thought I would see. South Africa, India, Arizona, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, these are just few of incredible places I visited thanks to my job.

 

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For those who follow your account, it seems like you have the perfect job. What would you say is the hardest part about it?

Probably the constant moving. It’s a very hard job to have a healthy private life in. Unless you always travel with your partner (but even with them) it’s hard to have work-life balance. Still, I love this job so much and wouldn’t change it for any other.

 

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The fashion industry is full of bloggers and influencers. What would you say to someone who is looking to make it in this industry?

Don’t try to be new Chiara because you will never be as good as she is. Try and be yourself, create different outfits, go on different trips, create different content. Brands and audience love some fresh blood. Show them what you got.

 

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My @chloe total look, makes me feel so powerful 🔥 #pfw

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Do you have a brand you wish to collaborate with?

There are many brands I still haven’t ticked off my wish list. I think Celine and Chanel are high on that list. I love these brands even though they are different, they still have a lot of attitude in their DNA.

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Six shows on day one of Haute Couture! Started with a bang #parishautecouture

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You studied pharmacy, how did you discover your passion for fashion? And how did your hobby become a full-time job?

I always loved fashion, and that is something I got from my mum. She was a big customer at Fendi, and I remember looking at her Max Mara coats growing up trying to understand why are they so precious to her. I started my blog even before the Instagram era and it was out of pure passion. I worked four years just for fun, and then I quit my job and big corporate pharmacy career to travel the world and “play dress up”. It was the best decision ever made.

 

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Cause girls like me run around with guys like you.. na na na #theglamandglittertravels

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You have a very successful YouTube channel. How did you start Vlogging?
You upload videos quite often. How do you manage to stay relevant in so many different areas such as traveling, beauty, fashion etc.

Thank you so much! I love showing my personality on YouTube. My Blog and Instagram don’t show the playful side of me, they dont show that I love joking about myself and don’t take myself too seriously. YouTube does that very well. I have an amazing team that helps with my content and helps with regular uploads. Nothing would be possible without them.

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Can you share a beauty advice? What is your must have item you can’t live without?

Since I am a pharmacist I think skincare is the most important. As I travel so much its easy to neglect skin, and to suffer due to bad plain air or different water/climate. However I really have to say my best advice would be invest in your skin care. No make up could ever help if your skin isn’t glowing and shining. I love a good makeup remover such as Clinique Take the Day Off, LA Mer Renewal Oil is something I love, as well as their Concentrate Eye Cream. Sisley Masks are something I never travel without, as well as Summer Friday’s masks.

 

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 What is your make up routine?

After I moisturize mu skin, I use Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, together with Guerlain Bronzer. I love MAC lipsticks, and Dior mascaras. At the moment I am using Marc Jacobs eye palette the most as it just seems to do the best job.

 

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 As someone who has traveled all over the world, what is your favorite vacation spot? What is your dream destination?

Favorite Europe vacation spot is Positano – I just love that place so much. I also love Santorini for a good romantic break. Besides those, Maldives is my go to when I want to rest, relax and recharge.

 

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Could you describe to our readers a day in the life of Tamara Kalinic?

No two days are same. Some days I am traveling, others I am doing administration work, and then there is also a heap of content production, outfit planning, meetings and photoshoots. There is so much under the umbrella of this work, and that is how I like it.

 

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Blog: http://theglamandglitter.com/

 

Edit by: Adiel Davis