Make Your Statement
Connecting with fans of our brand across the globe, we are in constant search of vibrant personalities to tell us a bit about who they are, and what statements do they make with Adia Kibur.
Where in the world are you? How did you end up there?
I am currently based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I wish there was a glamorous explanation for why we ended up here, but, alas, there’s not. My family moved here from Ukraine when I was very young.
What is your favorite place to shop there?
I absolutely love online shopping. No, let me rephrase that. I am addicted to online shopping. In fact, I just may need an intervention. Just a few clicks, and you’ve got an updated wardrobe! What’s not to love? Besides that, however, I love second-hand shopping, especially after perusing and finding so many lovely items at vintage boutiques in Europe.
What do you do? What does it take to do what you do well?
I am a freelance graphic and web designer, which requires a creative mind, attention to detail and continuous self-initiative.
What inspires and motivates you?
I am endlessly drawing inspiration from everything I see – the places I travel, the people I know and meet, the movies I see, the books I read, the music I listen to.
If you had a time-machine what year would you shoot to and why?
I would go back to last summer, when I spent three months traveling with my husband through nearly 20 European countries. Talk about an experience of a lifetime, which, as you can imagine, left me with an incurable case of wanderlust. You can read all about my travel experiences on my blog.
How would you describe your personal style?
I feel like my personal style is creative but streamlined. I love focusing on strong pieces with dramatic cuts, textures, and luxurious fabrics and juxtapose them with simple, minimalistic basics. I also feel that my personal style is always evolving. Each day is an occasion to reinvent myself, if only in my imagination.
What do you say to people who think fashion is a complete waste of time and money?
As Ralph Lauren once said, “Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” Our clothing choices are rarely neutral; they are strong nonverbal communicators of our identities. Furthermore, clothes have the power to not only dictate our mood, but also our behavior. The sooner people come to terms with this fact, the sooner they’ll start analyzing and putting effort into the image they’re giving off.
Which 3 songs on your device do you listen on constant repeat?
If I had to pick just three of the most played songs in my iTunes library, they would be “Everytime” by Loreen, “Siempre Me Quedara” by Bebe and “Crave You – Adventure Club Dubstep Remix” by Flight Facilities.
What fashion statement did you love when you were 15 that you wouldn’t be caught dead in now?
I think it’s safe to say that most items I wore when I was 15 are long gone from my wardrobe. I was a bit of an eccentric when it came to fashion. I didn’t try to follow trends; I made up my own. I remember layering sleeveless tops over blouses to stand out from the typical dress code at school. Ironically, the trend caught on, and before I knew it, other girls were sporting the look, and I remember commenting to my friends, “Was I not the first one to wear that?”
What statement does this Adia Kibur piece make about you?
Fashion is very transient. Trends come and go. This multi-colored long necklace, however, is of a timeless and elegant style that would look just as lovely with a graphic tee and boyfriend jeans as it does with a peplum top and a brocade skirt.