With an impeccable sense of style and a spirit of enterprise, Oliver Lips blogs on everything from fashion and photography to collaborations and events. We asked him a few questions in order to get to know him better.
Tell us more about who you are.
– I’m a twenty-one-year-old fashion blogger living in Zürich, Switzerland. I was born to a Danish mother and a Swiss father, so I’m fluent in both languages. Last year I finished my apprenticeship at UBS, the largest bank in Switzerland, but have no intention to go back to the financial sector, even though it was a great education. In addition to my blog I also founded a website together with my brother Moritz called Lips Brothers, where we offer various services such as film, photography, and web design.
When did you become interested in fashion and style?
– I guess I’ve always been. Looking back at old pictures of me, you can see me wearing suspenders at the age of two… To me, my grandmother has always been – and still is – a style icon. She was probably the first person who brought me closer to the world of fashion.
What do you imagine yourself doing ten years from now?
– I have no clear vision yet. It could be something in fashion or something else completely. Fashion is just one of the many things I’m interested in. I’m happy as long as I have a job where I feel fulfilled.
Why did you decide to start a blog?
– Out of a passion for fashion. I wanted to be part of a community that shared my interests. Through my blog I also created a personal space for myself, and a great photo diary to look back on.
What will we see on your blog?
– The same things that you could see on my old blog; outfits, inspiration, photography, fashion week reports, events, and a new category – art and exhibitions. But Moritz and I are always trying to improve it, both the topics I’m writing about and the photography we present. We really want to maintain a high quality.
– Nowadays, you have to stand out among the millions of blogs out there, otherwise you’ll disappear in the blogosphere…
Follow Oliver Lips’ blog Lips2Lagerfeld here.