Fash Talk: Meet 39nineteen

 
Hey, loves. As promised, Fash Talk is back and today is all about 39nineteen, a blog that offers fashion and lifestyle trends for the young and young at heart. I recently sat down with the fabulous ladies behind the site, Chris and Melanie for a little chat about their fashion, closet raiding, and design inspiration. 

How would you describe 39nineteen to a new reader?

To a new reader we would say that 39nineteen is a mother/daughter collaboration that chronicles fashion and lifestyle trends on two generations of busy women-Melanie as a student, stylist and blogger and Chris as a mother, entrepreneur and blogger.  We are not, however, mother/daughter in the biological sense of the word, but in the emotional sense. We also, of course, live under one roof like mother and daughter.

Talk me through a day in the life of Chris and Melanie?

Practicing our selfies and twerking.  Just kidding.  Chris juggles the 3 little kids and her two other businesses and Melanie is a stylist, student and designer in the works.  No day is ever the same.

 Melanie, I know you love borrowing Chris's clothes... What's your ultimate fave?

I don’t like to play favorites, but lately I have taken over her Givenchy Pandora bag. Chris steals my Brandy Melville tanks and t-shirts and just now walked out of my room with my new Topshop mohair coat

 

 As fellow shoe fanatics, what's at the top of your shoe wish list?

Melanie: The fall 2013 thigh-high Chanel boot with chains.

Chris: The Balenciaga cutout…Wait, I just bought them though does that still count as wish list?  They were on my wish list since 2011.

 I'm sure being a blogging duo has provided some interesting/hilarious moments. What tops the list?

 Melanie: Over a year ago we went to a big, fancy fashion event in San Francisco.  Although we got ready separately, we came out of our rooms dressed almost exactly the same- stretch leather leggings, black boots and we even both had on fingerless gloves. Chris was second guessing her choice of outfit, thinking that at 39 she maybe should dress more “her age”, but decided against it.  At the party she dropped an earring and when she bent down to pick it up her pants ripped right up the bum.  She tied my jacket around her waist and went on with the party. Later, she had a little meltdown and thought maybe it was a sign she should not be wearing such tight pants, but ultimately she decided she just needed new tight pants!

Chris: Last week Melanie was wearing a pair of shorts I thought were too short, but she reminded me that they were shorts I had picked out and brought home for her. We also think our pruning post is pretty funny.

What characteristics make your style choices different?

 We both have a uniform approach to dressing.  We are often wearing monochrome basics, and we add touches of new trends with coats, shoes and accessories. But, Melanie is a little more grunge and goth and Chris is a little more business and comfort.

Who and what inspires each of you?

Chris: I am inspired by women who shatter glass ceilings-everyone from politicians like Wendy Davis, business women such as Marissa Mayer and of course designers like Coco Chanel.

Melanie: I am inspired by creative, successful dress designer, Georgina Chapman, and by Rick Owens’ designs and business model.  Currently, my fashion sketches are inspired by vintage burlesque dancers. 



I love the photo shoots on your blog, who shoots your pictures?

 Cavan Clark.  He is awesome.

 What two pieces should every girl have in her closet?

 Every woman needs a versatile black boot that can go from day to night and the nu bra stick on cutlets.

 What was the last fashion argument the two of you got into? And who won?

 We can’t think of a time we actually fought.  We sometimes debate. But we both really respect each other’s views. Once, Chris wrote a rant about the Riccardo Tisci PERVERT t-shirts. We agreed to disagree and she took it off 39nineteen and put it up on her A Band of Women site. 

 What's your favorite post on your blog thus far?

 The velvet looks are one of our favorites.  The velvet top on Melanie and the maroon jacket on Chris were both vintage finds, which we love.



What are your fall go-to fashion items? The pieces you won't be able to live without during the upcoming months.

Our vintage leather motorcycle jacket, wax coated skinny jeans, our Fur Elise fox fur stole that we got at 75% off because Australian brands have sales on winter clothes during our winter months, our Theory cozy grey zip sweater and our Addidas black high tops.

 If you could raid one celebrity's closest, whose would it be?

 Anna Dello Russo!!!!!!!!!

 Is there anything exciting coming down the pipeline?

 We are ambassadors for a jewelry company called Lulu designs.  They made us gold number 19 and 39 earrings.  We think numbers are the new letters when it comes to personalization.  For example, Chris’ 39 earrings can also be worn as 93, which is Melanie’s birth year. We will also be featured in C Magazine online this month.

Major thanks to Melanie and Chris for taking time to chat with me. Be sure to check out their amazing outfit combinations on their blog 39nineteen here! Also, don't forget to revisit my  Fash Talk with Perez Hilton here and the fabulous stylist from Pretty Little Liars here

47 comments:

  1. Wow! A mother-daughter collab? It can't get any better...they look so fab in their pictures :)

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks!! going to check out your blog too!!
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  2. omg, they are fabulous. Thanks for the intro, Anna.

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  3. They have such great styles! Thanks for the tip :]
    Have a great week!

    Kisses Bodil,
    www.Bodil-Lois.com

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  4. Love the post.These girls have a great style.
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  5. I love their dresses in the second pic. They seem fun. Great interview.

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  6. Chris and Melanie seem like a blast. I loved when Chris said she loved woman "who shatter glass ceilings." I couldn't agree more.

    xoxo

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  7. cute

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    Fashion room lounge

    A chic kiss ;)

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  8. Great interview! Love the photos included too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. xx

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  9. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!
    Beautiful post!!!
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  10. They are fabulous! And seem like they really know their stuff. I laughed out loud at the splitting leggings. Too funny. I also really like the name of their blog. It's clever. Great interview, hun.

    www.minaswall.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks so much for the kind feed back! I'm glad you find her leggings splitting as funny as we did!
      going to check out your blog!
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      melanie (19)

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  11. Thank you for your comment, Anna! :)) really made my day :D
    Love this interview as well, you always have such interesting reads.. Especially friday faves, I think it's my favorite! :)

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  12. haha. The pruning post made me chuckle.

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  13. Great interview! They seem so fun!

    xo,
    ChaCha
    http://www.chachathefashiongenius.com/

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  14. Great post. I need to check them out. Thanks for letting us know.

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. so glad you enjoyed our interview! let us know what you think of our site! we are going to check out yours!
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      melanie (19)

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  15. I'm somewhere in the middle of 19 and 39. ;) LOVE IT

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  16. Both of them are so gorgeous!

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    1. you are so kind :)
      we are gonna look at your site! hope you like ours!
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      melanie (19)

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  17. So awesome, I love that they are a mother daughter collaboration!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  18. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
    These clothes look absolutely adorable!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

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  19. Omg, they're are awesome. Lovely read. Going to check out their website now. Thx

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    1. you are so sweet! I hope you liked our site and stay in touch!
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      melanie (19)

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  20. Hey everyone,
    seriously thank you so much for your lovely comments. They truly have made our day! And extra thank you to Anna for interviewing us! We are so honored to be featured on your site! Wanted to let you all know that we are doing a big give away on our site! 6 people can win $150 gift cards to Topshop, Shopbop, Luisaviaroma, Ashbury Skies, and Intermix! SUPER easy to win. For more details, click here: http://39nineteen.com/gimmegifts-giveaway-worth-900-in-total/

    Again, BIG BIG hugs and kisses to Anna and all of you!
    xx
    Melanie (19 ish) & Chris (39 ish)

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  21. By far the coolest mother & daughter combo I've ever seen!!

    xo, B
    www.BKCsquared.com

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  22. What a neat concept, love that they bring such a mix of style!

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  23. They have perfect styles!!

    xoxo

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  24. Wow, they remind me a lot of me and my mom. She always protests she's 39 ish. Lol. Fab Q&A.

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  25. So cool that they bond over style! I love how fun their style is and the side by side view of how their individual style is unique. Great interview--totally love your blog and going to check out Chris and Melanie's blog too!

    Aloha from Hawaii,
    <3 Jenn from Cao Bella

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    1. so glad you like our blog! hope to hear from you soon!
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      melanie (19)

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  26. So cool!! I love this article and the fashions!
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  27. Fab article- such a refreshing and original blogging team! Love it! Look forward to checking out their site.

    Katie x
    http://missenchanting.blogspot.co.uk/

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  28. YEAY! I absolutely L O V E 39nineteen! I've been following for a while and they have a fresh take on fashion~ I have Def improved my day-to-day outfits based on their influence!! And they are so personal ~ You all should totally check them out!!

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