July 7, 2009
Meet Frederic Betancourt, 17, a student from Galicia, Spain, friend and fellow blogger.
I have long been a fan of his blog Tales from Frederic, where he posts outfits that are mostly vintage. His eye for one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and eagerness to experiment and try new things sets him apart from the millions of vintage mongers out there. It also helps that he’s young and enviably skinny! Today I share with you my little chat with Frederic:
Tell us about your blog Tales from Frederic. Why do you blog?
Tales from Frederic was born in August 2008. I was tired of my other personal sites (Fotolog, Lookbook…), and wanted a place to express myself and find things… I usually visited blogs like Miss at la Playa or Inside am Lul’s closet, and I decided to just try it..
What is Spanish style/fashion to you?
Spain is a very beautiful country with very beautiful and kind people. They are used to wearing strong colors and expressive outfits. Fashion is important for Spanish society, more than ever, and Madrid Cibeles Fashion Week is always a great experience. (I met Iekeliene Stange there, haha)
You are very young (17). Where do you get your style from?
Sometimes I feel like an old guy, haha.
I love magazines… I think there are more than 200 in my bedroom, and of course fashion shows.
Music inspires me too, bands and singers from UK, Sweden, France…
Sometimes just a picture is enough to inspire me… And I love models’ style too.
Name three pairs of shoes you can’t live without.
My vintage brown leather shoes, Massimo Dutti brown mocs and my black lace ups.
The government is giving away two thousand dollars to spend on fashion-related items only. What will you buy?
Hmmm… Gucci tricolor mocs, Prada nylon bag and a Starbucks Frapuccino.
What is the next big thing in fashion?
Black and white, military style, the homeless look and Australia…
Splurge on vintage, Miuccia, McDonalds and waffles, skimp on orange bathing suits and fluorescent sunglasses.
Everything tastes better with butter on it.
And, almost like a male version of Mary-Kate Olsen, his minimal build affords him to pull off relaxed, oversize silhouettes to great effect:
Frederic on Twitter