Q&A with YouTube’s Maddi Bragg and Suede Brooks
At this year’s Back to School: Endless Summer Festival at Irvine Spectrum Center, popular YouTube style vloggers Maddi Bragg and Suede Brooks will be hosting a meetup to showcase their top looks for back-to-school on Saturday, August 15 from 2-4 p.m in Giant Wheel Court.
We asked the teens a few questions about their personal style and what trends they expect this fall …
Q: How did you get into vlogging?
Maddi: I’ve always been into fashion and have loved watching fashion and beauty tutorials online. One day I thought “Hey, I could do that!” So I did and now here I am four years later still making videos and loving it.
Suede: I started vlogging about two years ago. I was being bullied in school and to take my mind off of it I would watch beauty and fashion vlogs. It helped me discover my passion for fashion and inspired me to start my own channel.
Q: What is your favorite back-to-school look?
Maddi: I always try to wear something comfortable, yet still stylish when it comes to dressing for school. My favorite look is a cute dress with black boots or sneakers and a denim jacket.
Suede: My favorite back-to-school look is a pair of boyfriend jeans that are either thrifted or DIY’d with a classic white button up. I love pairing that look with either Chelsea boots or doc martens!
Q: Describe your style in three words.
Maddi: Simple, denim, black are three words that define my style.
Suede: My style is definitely girly, edgy and chic.
Q: What fall trends are you most excited about?
Maddi: Simple black boots are always so trendy for fall as well as thigh high boots and I’m obsessed with both. I’m also super excited to wear printed tights and dark colored mini skirts.
Suede: I can’t wait to pull out my cozy oversized knit sweaters! I like to pair knit sweaters with either leggings, jeans or even over a dress with a pair of boots.
Q: What are some of your favorite stores?
Maddi: I can’t stay away from Topshop, Urban Outfitters, Nasty Gal, Reformation, Brandy Melville and Bloomingdale’s.
Suede: My go-to stores are Topshop, Asos, and Brandy Melville.
Q: What item in your wardrobe can you NOT live without?
Maddi: I could never live without my black jamie jeans from Topshop! They are mid-rise, have holes in both knees and are super comfortable. I wear them multiple times per week because the fit is so incredible.
Suede: I absolutely love my jean jacket! Whether I’m sporting a more casual look or even wearing it over a maxi dress, my jean jacket is an essential in my closet.
Maddi Bragg is an OC-native known for her edgy, hip, and fashionforward videos. She’s one of the top teenagers posting lifestyle, fashion and beauty videos on YouTube, where she has 927,767 subscribers. Maddi’s goal is to provide entertainment that is safe, fun and ultimately a place where her fans can feel loved! Maddi is also a model and has a strong passion for red-carpet hosting. You can also find Maddi on Instagram, where she has 761,000 followers.
Precocious Suede is no stranger to the spot light. With her 5’11 plus stature, coupled with her unique sense of style, she began modeling at a very young age. Suede quickly realized that she could engage with likeminded teens and friends by posting content to her Instagram account (which has 260,000 followers), which became a success overnight and was a catalyst to begin her Youtube channel, where she has 94,395 subscribers. Creating content that combines fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, and events – Suede offers a unique and age appropriate prospective that has made her one of the youngest tastemakers of the digital community. Suede splits her time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles and will soon be involved in more production and red-carpet facing initiatives in the tale end of 2015 going in to 2016.