Hannah Richtman is addicted to style. Fashion and power are her fortay, her blog her outlet. Living in Brooklyn, New York she draws upon her surrounds for inspiration and herself for that special spark, producing one of our mega fave, absolute babe blogs The (Fashion) Hash. Anything creative and witty, she's there, with a whole bundle of puns and oodles of humour. We do enjoy her a huge amount. Here's what went down when we caught up with The (Fashion) Hash....
I’m a 21-year-old student and freelance stylist currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. I grew up in suburban Wisconsin and have always had a distinct taste in clothing, especially by Midwestern standards. I performed in musical theater until I was 18 while experiencing many phases of style (punk rocker included) and once I moved to the city, I felt a stronger pull towards the fashion industry than to Broadway. Starting a blog was a natural step, and it began as a vehicle for my non-academic writing and excess creativity. I then discovered a community of (fashion)addicts that have supported and inspired my work; the(fashion)hash has been growing ever since!
2. Can you explain a bit about your blog for our readers. What do you think it represents? Who are your main influences for it?
The(fashion)hash is my drug of choice – my addiction revolves around my intrinsic attraction to fashion and the remarkable power it holds; commanding attention, challenging design and unifying those with compatible taste. That awesome feeling of the perfect fit or the thrill of the find - it’s real and I think it should be celebrated! I like to compare it to a “high”, so the(fashion)hash is how I maintain mine, with constant doses of virtual inspiration and a whole lot of puns. Being a blogger is kind of like being a sponge, absorbing anything and everything interesting and then translating it to an audience, but at the end of the day, my gut instinct is my biggest influence.
3. Describe your own style.
I have such a hard time describing my style, as its evolution over seasons is what makes for interesting blogging! The overarching theme in my wardrobe is humor – anything whimsical and/or witty is my cup of tea. I also tend to select uniforms: last summer was sunhats, lacey tanks, vintage denim, and sneakers, and this fall my style seems to be taking a turn for tomboy. Overall, I like to go with the flow. Fashion is meant to be fun!
In my opinion, being a blogger, or a good one, at least, means supporting your community. I find so much inspiration from fellow bloggers like Hanneli Mustaparta, Garance Dore, Charlie of http://www.girlalamode.co.uk, Jessie of http://wethepeoplestyle.com, Jayne of http://stopitrightnow.blogspot.com amongst many others. The blogosphere is constantly challenging my idea of personal style, what it means to really have it, and why it’s definitely worth sharing.
5. Favourite designer? Why?
Nothing gets me going like a vintage Moschino blazer! I’ve started a little collection - they’ve got impeccable fit and attitude to boot! Touching on the recent collections, I was floored by Dries van Noten. Each look spoke directly to my easy-chic fashion-soul. I want every piece!
6. You live in New York right? It must be pretty inspirational being in such a fast paced city. What do you love/hate about it?
Yes! I actually just moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn and couldn’t be happier. Being from the Midwest, BK provides that sense of community I grew up with while maintaining everything I love about city-life: great food, shopping, and nightlife amidst immeasurable creativity.
7. Fashion season has just passed. Did you get to go to any of the NYFW shows? Or at least get caught up in all the parties/excitement?
I’m in my final year of university, so I unfortunately wasn’t able to attend any shows this past season. Next year, I’m all over it and will definitely be blogging along the way!
My biggest accomplishment has been creating a space that brings joy to myself and to my readers. Nothing feels better than hearing positive feedback, especially when it comes from unexpected followers. It makes all the work worthwhile!
9. What can we expect to see from you in the future?
I’m looking forward to producing more video content. T(F)H in 3D would be fun. ;)