Nathan Rollinson | Founder, The Rollinson London
Tell us a little bit about yourself?
This last year has been extraordinary since my blog has taken off so much. I am half British and half Greek, which allows me to combine both backgrounds in my work. I grew up in the idyllic town of Cambridge and I am currently living in the eccentric city of London, where I have learned so much about fashion. I have always admired beautiful things and appreciate the finer things in life, something which I take from my fabulous Grandma!
What got you into setting up The Rollinson London and who are your biggest inspirations?
I started with Instagram just over three years ago as a hobby, posting pictures of beautiful hotels I visited, delicious meals I was eating and fancy drinks – just like everyone else in my generation. This hobby turned into more of a career when I realised that I was gaining followers very rapidly, with over 40,000 followers in just under a year. I was gaining a lot of praise and positive comments on my photos, telling me that my photography skills were very unique and how I stood out from other Instagram users. I was inspired to write a blog about my travels around Asia for a few months which included beautiful scenery and hotels. It was during this period that I decided I wanted to become a blogger.My biggest inspirations are Instagram users @FilippoFiora and @matthewzorpas. They showed me that fashion can be accompanied with travel and I thought I’d give it a go!
How would you describe your style?
Mainly, a classic look with a feminine touch. Why can’t all guys love pink like I do? These days, guys’ fashion sense seems far too similar. I like to be able to stand out from the crowd with my own trademark. For example, my black brogue shoes with a dash of Swarovski studs and a long satin black scarf shaped into a pussy bow around my shirt give a unique style for The Rollinson London.
Where do you shop for clothes and accessories on a normal basis?
GAP for white tees, Zara for everyday wear, Massimo Dutti for shirts and cashmere jumpers, Topman for suits, Ray Ban for sunnies and Gucci and Louis Vuitton for accessories.
What’s the go to fashion item in your closet that never fails to complete your outfit?
A pair of shoes or a bag always completes the whole look. Also, I prefer a neutral-coloured outfit with some drama shoes to draw attention.
If you were given £1 million to spend on clothes or accessories, what luxury stores would you splurge that cash on?
Harrods has everything I could ever need, an A to Z of designers along with limited edition items. There are so many beautiful items in this store, but with the staggering prices, I guess I will have to save up!
What is one item of clothing you won’t be caught dead wearing?
Anything with a snake pattern..!
Where do you look for style inspiration?
Classic movies and I am currently quite obsessed with outfits in history, especially the Georgian era and the 1920s.
If you had one person’s wardrobe, whose would it be and why?
David Gandy’s. His classic blazers, monk shoes and neutral toned outfits make it to easy to find a suitable combination. Whateverthe style you like, never be afraid to wear it.
What luxury items you are currently lusting after right now?
It would be a dream to have a set of luggage from Globe Trotter for an Orient Express experience. I would also love to be covered head to toe in Gucci.
Once Cashmere is launched, what luxury item would you be saving for?
Fendi 2Jours in a grey tone – I have been keeping an eye on it for a while!
For style/travel tips, inspiration and just all-round goodness, check out Nathan’s blog.
Follow Nathan on…
Instagram – @therollinsonlondon
Snapchat – @the_rollinson