The Blogosphere is somewhat of a mystery. It’s where many of us “mystery people”, a.k.a bloggers, sit in our P.J’s typing thoughts that cross our mind, but it’s also one of importance where breaking stories can hit the fan! So what better way to get to know fellow pajama writers/bloggers than to personally meet them! I’ve asked 6 bloggers, 6 questions…a so called: MEET and GREET! Check out what these bloggers have to say!
- How did you start your blog, and what is it about?
- What’s your favorite blogging topic?
- My fashion pet peeve is ______________!
- Who is your fashion icon?
- Where do you go for style tips and advice?
- Why do you love blogging, and what keeps you going?
Meet: Star’s Pink World www.starspinkworld.blogspot.com
1.One day I decided to start a blog, so I did! No reason in particular. My blog is about a lot of things! Movies, books, Twilight, Parties, Pink …
2.I love blogging about anything pink!
3.I dislike crocs, and sandals worn with socks!
4.Eva Longoria-Parker. I love everything she wears. She has fabulous style.
5.I get a lot of style tips from magazines. My favorite is InStyle.
6.I love sharing my ideas with people, and receiving feedback! I enjoy reading other peoples blog, and being inspired! It makes me happy so I keep going!
Meet:Miss Vinyl Ahoy http://missvinylahoy.wordpress.com
1.I’ve always kept a diary or blog of some sort. I had a live journal all through college that I deleted after I graduated because I just didn’t want to keep it anymore (lots of roommate and boy drama!) I started this blog because I felt like I needed an outlet from my normal 9-5 job and I wanted to do something creative. Plus, I wanted to share my daily outfits with my sister, who lives in another state. It just kinda went on from there.
2.I love blogging about what clothes I wear and how to save money when shopping (buy stuff secondhand!!). I also love being able to give my readers a firsthand look at stuff on the store shelves. I have little modesty, so I have no problem going in the dressing room, snapping a bunch of pics and loading ‘em up!
3.Wearing leggings as pants. They’re NOT PANTS! I blame it all on Lindsay Lohan. It doesn’t matter if you’re skinny and cute, it the fabric they’re made from is thinner than yoga pants they shouldn’t be worn as pants.
4.Zooey Deschanel. She’s so good at mixing vintage-looking pieces with modern ones. She wears girlie clothes, like dresses, but never looks overly done up. She seems to have a ton of fun with fashion, and I really like that.
5.Honestly, other blogs. I like to see what other ladies have on, how they styled it and what they do differently than me. I don’t know a ton of other bloggers, but I feel like there is this community so I can send someone an email and not feel weird about it.
6.I love blogging because it gives me a hobby that I can control. I can choose what I wear, how I wear it, where I shop, etc. It gives me the creative outlet I was struggling to find. I also don’t have a ton of girl-friends, or friends IRL. Blogging gives me that group of friends I don’t have. I keep going because I want to, because I want to write about this stuff. I find myself sitting at home with my husband and thinking “oh, I should write about this, or that” and he just laughs, but I think he’s happy I found something I’m passionate about.
1.I started Glossary in September ‘09, a few months after returning from London where I lived and worked for a year. I now live in my hometown, Durban, which is a smallish coastal city in South Africa. Durbs is a great place but I started to feel a bit disconnected from the buzz of a big city like London. To help me feel plugged in to the world out there, I started reading fashion and lifestyle blogs, which inspired me to start my own blog. Glossary is rather like my digital scrapbook, filled with photographs of the people, places and things that inspire me. I chose Blogger as a platform because it seemed simple and easy to navigate!
2.Right now, I’m having a ball writing about fashiony things and finding my personal style. I love reading ‘What I Wore’ posts on other blogs. I always imagined that I were to write about anything, it would be music as that’s been a life passion of mine but for now, I’m playing among bows and boots!
3.My fashion pet peeve is tops with silver and neon splatters! For some reason, South African stores are full of ‘em.
4.Since watching the September Issue, I’ve become besotted with Vogue Creative Director, Grace Coddington. She’s a down-to-earth genius.
5.Reality Chic of course! I also turn to Mademoiselle Robot, wishwishwish and draw heaps of inspiration from Sandra Beijer. My fave mags are Lula and British Elle.(Links are www.mademoisellerobot.com, www.wishwishwish.net and http://rodeo.net/niotillfem/ for Sandra)
6.Blogging is just so much fun. It makes the world feel smaller and I love being able to chat with someone in Sweden about skirts for example! I think I’ll be making scrapbooks forever so I’ll probably just keep on blogging!
Meet: Steff Metal http://steffmetal.com ; http://etsy.com/shop/steffmetal
1.I wanted to start a blog to promote my writing (I’m a novelist) and also to connect with other likeminded individuals all over the globe. I knew I should be writing about heavy metal, since I eat, sleep and breathe it. So I studied all the popular metal blogs – and discovered they all featured music review, band interviews or music discourse – no one was writing about the subculture itself. So I started Steff Metal.Steff Metal is an alternative magazine about metalhead fashion, lifestyle and culture (we call it kvlture). I write the entire magazine – the feature articles, the fashion spreads, the advice column, the editorial, the reviews, the shopping guide. Steff Metal is the Cosmo of the dark side.
2.Heavy Metal!We metalheads live by a certain phrase:
“Heavy metal, or not metal at all. Wimps and Posers, leave the hall.”
3.On me personally? Pointy-toed shoes, empire-cut dresses and makeup. Also, I have a phobia of nail polish. For real – it makes me feel sick just thinking about it.
On other people? Women who put their makeup on in the car, on the motorway.
4.Iron Maiden? No, seriously.
Liv Kristine, Tarja Turunan, Sharon den Abel, Angela Gossow, Simone Simons, Doro.
5.Kingdom of Style (Michelle is a women after my own heart), Palpable Obscura, Gala Darling, Positively Bleak, Rackk and Ruin, Grabage Dress.
6.I love the instant connection with people. I love running my own website. I love writing. I love having an excuse to write about metal and fashion. I love my fellow bloggers. I love connecting.
Meet:Dozen Dresses http://dozendresses.blogspot.com
1.I started my blog Dozen Dresses in September just out of boredom and a
place to ramble on about fashion. It’s a personal fashion blog, bit
like a diary in fashion ramblings really! But I do blog about all
sorts of sartorially related stuff so I guess it’s a bit of a mix.
2.I don’t really have a favourite, I like blogging about all sorts of stuff but I do like outfit posts! Haha, partly because they’re easy and quick, but they’re also a perfect snapshot of my own style and they give me something to write about too, like musings on vintage when I’m wearing a vintage dress and stuff.
3.Crocs. Do they even count as fashion?
Normally I’m a “whatever floats your boat” kind of person, but Croc
shoes deserve to be put in a boat and floated onto the other side of
the world. I find them really unattractive to be honest
4.I don’t really have one fashion icon as such, but there are just lots and lots of people whose style I really admire. Audrey Hepburn is truly iconic though, and I like Alexa Chung’s style too – I would definetely love to raid her wardrobe!
5.I find that forums on Lookbook and Mylook are really helpful becuase sometimes you just need more opinions on something, but people on fashion communities like those are always great for advice when you’ve got a question or dilemma. But blogs and magazines are the best for tips and inspiration on how to style things.
6.I love blogging because it’s like an outlet for all my fashion-related thoughts to pour into, because no one I know really likes fashion and is willing to sit and listen to me blab on about it. Getting comments and commenting on other blogs is like a little network almost, and it’s interesting to read what other people think. And it’s actually really fun to blog, so that keeps me going. Blogging is like a little hobby for me!
Meet: Fashion Art Expression http://fashionartexpression.cz.cc/
1.I started my blog through blogger. I wanted to share my style and opinion and connect with other people who have the similar ideas. My blog is about unique and creative styles of fashion and art.
2.My favourite is fashion Illustrations. I just love to read a blog about fashion illustrations.
3.lots and lots of sample sales!!! I’m absolutely addicted to sample sales =P
4.Walter van beirendonck. He has a unique sense of style. In every design there is a tiny (or big) scent of irony.
5.I look up some pics of japanese outfits. I love there sense of style, so daring and care free. There is always something a like to get inspiration from.
6.I love blogging because I get to meet so many different people all over the world. I couldn’t keep on blogging of it wasn’t for the new friends I made through blogging. They give me so much pleasure in what I do.