Elena Sheidlin embodies everything that is good about fashion: she’s fearless, creative, and one of a kind. The 20-year-old, St. Petersburg-based blogger is usually sporting electric blue hair and covered in tie dye, feline prints, or something cosmic. She’s a fan of looking different, wearing ballsy outfits in a country where “it takes courage to stand out,” to say the least. We caught up with Elena to talk little blue whales, backpacks as safety blankets, and why defiance is the most important accessory.
We think your style is pretty amazing. How did you first get interested in fashion?
What’s it like to dress as you do in Russia?
How would you describe your style in four words?
My uniform of defiance.
What’s one clothing item you can’t live without?
Who or what is your spirit animal?
On a typical Friday night, where can we find you?