Guest Post: Isabel Of ‘Classic And Crippled’

Hello my beauty queens! Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all have a wonderful day and that you’re staying warm while you get ready for Christmas (who’s excited?! I know I am…)!  It’s Wednesday, so you know what that means… It’s time for our Guest Blogger of the week! This week we have a very special and extremely inspiration blogger named Isabel.  She is gorgeous face behind the blog ‘Classic and Crippled‘ where she blogs about fashion and make-up for all women with a post or two every week that is dedicated to being fashionable while having a disability.  She is one of the most amazing people I have ever met, and she truly inspires me to be a better person.  So, without further ado, here is the absolutely amazing Isabel of ‘Classic and Crippled‘…

Before we get into our Q&A, here is a little more about Isabel and her blog:

Isabel of 'Classic and Crippled'

The Gorgeous Isabel of ‘Classic and Crippled

Howdy! I am Isabel, the author of Classic and Crippled! I am a 16-year-old high school Junior. I am obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, pink and country music. I also absolutely love my dogs Midge (Boston Terrier and Black Lab mix) and Dixie (Jack Russell, Yorkie, Corgi and Westie mix). I also have a condition called Ehlers-Danlos that affects my connective tissue. Thanks Kristen for giving me this feature opportunity!

Guest Blogger - Isabel Of 'Classic And Crippled'


And now for a translation of what that means…

1.     If you were on a tight budget and could only afford one of your favorite magazines (I know, I love them all too!), what would it be? What is your favorites section/part of that magazine?

Hmmm, that’s so hard!! But if I could only buy one magazine, it would be Vogue (hands down). In my opinion, Vogue is the epitome of a high fashion magazine. Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington fill all of the glossy pages with articles and photos that are not only fashionable but are pieces of art as well. Vogue completely redefined the magazine and fashion industry, and for people looking to go into that industry, it’s full of hope, goals and inspiration.

2.     If I were a shoe, I would be…

Manolo Blahnik’s ‘Hangisi’ Jeweled Pump aka Carrie Bradshaw’s signature shoe. This shoe is literally the most glamorous thing I have ever seen. Every time I walk through a store that carries (get it?) these, I stop, stare and drool! I have sat and looked at them for at least 20 minutes a couple of times! The first time I saw these in person, I was in Nordstrom, and then I walked over and proceeded to start hallelujah opera singing… Lets just say I was asked to stop singing or leave!

3.     My fashion crush (idol, inspiration, admirer, the list could go on forever…) is…

My fashion idol title is tied between Audrey Hepburn and Olivia Palermo. Both of these lovely ladies keep their style classic, minimal and conservative. All of these style traits are very prevalent in my wardrobe and personality. What seems like their style rules are very similar to mine, which is good because I can draw inspiration but still add my twist. I would have to say my biggest style rules are, keep it simple and keep it conservative.

4.     If I were stranded on an island and could only have two make-up products, they would be…

Mascara and Sunscreen!

My Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara is my number one mascara, and its under $10! This mascara makes my eyelashes look full, dark (I have blonde eyelashes) and long! If I only have time to use one makeup product, mascara would be it! Secondly, I would bring sunscreen because the only thing worse than being stranded, would be getting a sunburn. I have extremely fair skin that tans, but if you are stuck for days and days, anyone would get a sunburn. And a sunburn without cream or aloe would be a nightmare!

5.     I keep my skin looking fabulous and flawless by… (what are your go-to products?!)

  • Bliss ‘Triple Oxygen’ Instant Energizing Cleansing Foam ($28)
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief ($30)
  • Biore Pore Unclogging Scrub ($6)

6.     I blog because… (Tell me when and why you started blogging, and then why you continued after you initially started!)

  • Read all about this here.

I have been searching the web for fashion blogs directed towards ladies with disabilities, and I found NONE! Having a disability myself, I started to think, Maybe I should start one. I have a genetic connective (ligament) tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos. Because of this, I have had many major operations, braces (back, knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, neck, knee etc.), walkers, wheelchairs and many other annoyances. With all of these, I have had a hard time keeping my style and actually being able to put an ensemble together or even being able to dress myself. Because of this disorder, I have experience dressing well while being handicapped. My goal for this blog is to reach girls that are struggling, and help then become more confident in their clothes and overall, be able to express themselves the way they want!

7.     If I could live anywhere in the world, I would choose…

Seattle, Washington.

I absolutely love Seattle because of the beautiful buildings, overall vibe of the city and climate. Yes, I know that it rains a lot! I actually love the rain because it reminds me how fortunate we are to even have rain. In many parts of the world, rain is a luxury and here in parts of the US, people complain about it and take it for granted. I also love the rain because I wear bright colors and it lights up the gray!

8.     When I grow up I want to be… (If you could be absolutely anything, what is your dream/ideal career!?)

If I could do anything as a job, I would work in fashion journalism and work my way up to creative director of Vogue. It would be so fun and interesting to be in charge of all thing art and creative at any fashion magazine. While watching “The September Issue”, a documentary about the making of an issue of Vogue, I saw the job of creative director (currently filled by Grace Coddington) and said to myself, I NEED to do that!! Ever since, I’ve been obsessed.

9.     My favorite designer is…

Alice and Olivia or Kate Spade are my all time favorite designers. Partly because these brands are literally me but in material form. Both of these brands are filled with lovely prints, happy colors and classic prints. It brightens my day just looking at these designs!

10.  My favorite quote is… Because… (What are your go-to words of wisdom from a fellow fashionista and why?)

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn

This quote is definitely a quote to live by. In fact, every Audrey Hepburn quote is lovely, smart and passionate about life.

11.  My rock is… (Who in your life inspires you and has helped you get where you are today?)

My younger sister, Maria. Maria is 11 years old, she is always so happy and is my biggest fan. Through all of my medical complications she has always been there cheering me on. We are literally the definition of Yin and Yang, I love her so much!

12.  With the abundance of free time I have (don’t we all wish this was the case!), I like to…

  • I don’t like this, but I  have a lot of doctors appointments
  • Watch Scandal (ABC)
  • Listen to and obsess over country music
  • Online shop!
  • Swimming (competitive and non-competitive)

So was I right or what?! Pretty amazing, huh? I know, I know… I hate to say it, but I seem to always be right about these things, huh?! (Hehe, just kidding! …I am all about tooting my own horn lately, huh ladies!?) But, if you loved her as much as I did (I’m sure you did… What’s not to love?!) then show this phenomenal girl a little love and check out her blog! I hope y’all enjoyed hearing a little bit about her and her life/blog as much as I did!


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Have a wonderful day my little fashionistas!


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