Wednesday, 4 November 2009

My Space - Winona Dimeo-Ediger from Daddy Likey


Winona Dimeo-Ediger has been running her popular blog, Daddy Likey for three years and since that time she has generated a lot of admirers. Fashion is the name of the game with Daddy Likey here along with the odd story on interiors and jewellery. The Portland native has cemented her status as a fashionista by writing a book which covers the fashion dilemmas that women experience such as never having anything to wear.  Closet Confidential: Style Secrets Learned the Hard Way covers the whole fashion experience such as shopping for jeans, the lowdown on underwear, picking out the perfect coat and how to dress for the job you want. I caught up with Winona to find out where she sat down to write her book and blog.

Describe the concept of Daddy Likey.
Daddy Likey is a smart, funny fashion blog for smart, funny, fashionable women. I created the blog because I love to write and I love fashion, and I felt like a lot of fashion writing was elitist and patronizing. I treat my readers like they're my friends, and to my delight I've made some wonderful friends in the process.

Where do you scribe?
Ooh, I love the word "scribe"! I scribe at a corner desk I've had since I was in 8th grade, which is now set up near a window of my apartment with a beautiful view of the Oregon rain and my neighbour's wall.

Why that place?
I've tried to write in bed before because it sounds so glamorous, but I always either fall asleep or watch 30 Rock on Hulu and then fall asleep. I like my desk because it's much less comfortable and therefore harder to nap. I also really like looking outside and daydreaming.

What is on your desk at the moment?
This is so embarrassing, but I'm going to be really honest: Four dirty plates, a piece of smoked salmon, a bedazzled watch, three headbands, twenty bobby pins, two pairs of children's swimming goggles, a few gift cards, various crumbs, five books, two magazines, and a back massager shaped like an octopus. Wow.

What form of inspiration do you have on the wall ie photos, magazine cuttings or extracts?
I have a huge inspiration wall above my desk and I probably spend more time staring at it than I do actually writing. It includes pictures of people and places that inspire me--Rachel Maddow, my great grandfather, Washington DC, the girls I mentor, my friends, etc., along with quotes, a New Yorker cover, and a poem my little brother wrote about cheese. I update it frequently with new photo booth strips and cheese poems.

Do you keep a tidy office or are you a messy worker?
I think my answer to question #4 might give you a hint. :)

You can buy Winona's book from amazon here.
You can follow her on twitter here.

2 cool comments:

NorthWestLondonGirlInTheCountry said...

I'm off to buy the book now - that should keep me occupied through these chilly nights.Thanks ....

WendyB said...

Love Winona!