Stefanie Kuncman, AKA Steffy, is the head and heart behind the blog Steffy's Pros & Cons. Every other day, you can see Steffy on her online diary where she posts her vintage up-dos. It's a sort of fashion directory, telling you where to get all the fashion relics she's wearing -- some from random treasure spots around Miami, and others in her own store, Tea & Tulips. And she's doing Miami proud, having been featured by Lucky, Teen Vogue, and MTV Style.
We met with the vintage connoisseur at Cafe Demetrio, a hidden gem on Miracle Mile where Steffy often wanders around. Here's what she has to say about her fashion profession.
New Times: How did you get bitten by the fashion bug?
Steffy: I have always just loved to feel like I was unique, and having my own personal style is a big part of feeling that way.
Where did the obsession with vintage come from?
It started back in high school. An old friend introduced me to a local thrift store and I was hooked.
You've lived in very different climates, colors, and cities. After Miami, what comes next?
New York someday! My goal in life is to buy a house on the beach in
Long Beach, New York. I sort of grew up there and know I will one day move
Where, when, and why did you decide to be a fashion blogger?
wasn't really such a definite decision. It wasn't like, "Today I am a
fashion blogger!" ... I just started to post pictures of my outfits
because I love documenting them and capturing my daily life, and
eventually it just went down the path of becoming a fashion-focused
What's the perfect recipe to keep a blog successful?
always try to keep my photographs professional, and stay on a posting
schedule. I never take a "break" or get lazy about posting. It's fun to
How do you manage to have time to update it, take the photos... Is it a full-time job?
doesn't take much time for me. Usually we [my boyfriend and I] just
take the outfit photos during our everyday life when we're spending
time together, so it sort of blends in. Running my store is another
Is being a fashion blogger a profession?
I don't think
I am the right person to ask this to! I have always been raised
believing that working for "the man" is the right way to make money, but
as I get older I realize there are many different ways to make a living,
and fashion blogging is 100 percent one of them.
What's the outfit of the day?
I am wearing a vintage red button-up with a sweet white contrasting
collar that is from my store, Tea and Tulips. The velvet shorts have an
amazing bow in front and are from Chicwish. The booties are from
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Blowfish Shoes and the bag is from Romwe. I have been trying to play
with color this spring!