Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I have been doing quite a few interviews lately and I love it. It is so much fun interviewing other bloggers about why they like to blog, their inspirations about fashion, and other wonderful stuff that they share. This interview was with Andee of The HONEYBEE. I love her blog; it is actually one of the first that I started following. Her fashion sense is wonderful and I really look up to her style. My favorite thing about her style is that I do not see it much in South Carolina, where I am from, and it is amazing to get ideas from her blog about something new to try out. Hope you all enjoy this.
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1) What inspired you to start this blog and how long have you been blogging?
I was inspired by other blogs and thought I would put my love for fashion, traveling, and beauty products to use. There were so many things I loved and wanted to share with people and I wanted to show girls that you can be fabulous even on a budget! I've been doing it religiously for about a year and half.
2) How did you come up with the name “The HONEYBEE”?
The reason I chose "The HONEYBEE" is because I live on a street called Honeybee Dr. We always refer to our home as "Honeybee" so we thought it was cute since im blogging from home. It just kind of stuck.
3) Have you always been passionate for fashion?
Yes Yes Yes! I have always been passionate about fashion. I dont think fashion is the end all be all but I love how it can transform how someone feels.
4) Have you ever wanted a career in fashion?
Its definitely something I am passionate about and would love to have a career in it. Becoming a buyer or personal shopper would be amazing.
5) What are your favorite places to shop at? Oh my favorite places to shop...there are so many! My top three would have to be Zara, Shopbop.com, and Intermix.
6) Which celebrity do you look up to for fashion inspiration? To be honest I mainly look to everyday women and other bloggers for fashion inspiration. I love people watching and seeing what other girls are wearing. One celebrity that comes to mind is Rachel Bilson. She is always effortlessly chic. I love how she incorporates trends without being over the top or over polished. She is very relatable and I love that!
7) Who is your favorite designer?
Ohhhh thats a tough one. There are so many great ones! Alexander Wang killed it this past year. I love his City Chic/ Girl with an edge pieces!
8) If you could have dinner with two people in the fashion industry, who would they be? .
Hands down Christine Centenera (fashion editor for Harpers Bazaar Australia) her style is absolutely impeccable! Also Diane Von Furstenberg. She is so accomplished and is one classy lady!
9) Do you splurge, steal, or both?
The past couple years I have really been into budget shopping. There are so many affordable options now that I hate spending hundreds of dollars on just one item. (investment pieces excluded) If its an item I will wear for years to come then I definitely splurge. I am a huge fan of mixing high and lows!
10) What is your favorite look right now?
My favorite look right now is definitely anything over the knee or leopard print. It instantly unleashes every girls inner vixen!
11) What is your opinion on layers?
Love love love layers. The key is pile them on but make sure they are still flattering. I love over the knees socks with leggings and boots, flannels layered with military or leather jackets, and belted basic tees and cardigans.
12) Do you think the Little Black Dress is given too much credit?
I think the LBD is a necessity! You can wear it a million ways and if it fits you like a glove it will never go out of style.
13) Are you hoping for your blog to get to the level of SausyGlossie and Cupcakes and Cashmere?
It would be nice to take it to the next level but honestly I didn't start The HONEYBEE to make money. The most rewarding part of blogging is receiving comments and emails from readers. To know that all my time I put into my blog is really appreciated and valued by people.
14) Any advice for fellow style/fashion bloggers?
My advice to new bloggers would be not to get discouraged. It does take some time to build up followers but once you do it is very rewarding. Stay true to what you like. Everyones style and taste are so different and thats okay! In the end you want people to follow your blog because they TRULY like it.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
This week I decided to do an interview with Danielle of Always Choose Paris. She is such a beautiful and sweet girl and I am excited to share this interview with you all. I have gone a different direction with this blog post though. Always Choose Paris is not a fashion based blog; it is a blog based on real stuff most of us go through. I have gotten to know her through her writing and I feel like she is talking right to me. Almost all the time on her blog posts I think to myself "I go through that too" and it makes me feel at ease that someone else has some of the thoughts that I do. Everyone, I hope you enjoy this interview and don't forget to visit her blog http://alwayschooseparis.blogspot.com/
1) What inspired you to start a blog?
I have always been fascinated with the character Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City and her little column. I knew I wanted my thoughts out there for people to see so a blog seemed perfect.
2) How did you come up with the name of your blog?
One night I was watching the Hills season finale and Lauren Conrad said "Always Choose Paris". For some reason that quote truly stuck out to me and meant a whole lot than an internship LC had turned down to stay with her now ex boyfriend. I have always loved and been fascinated with the French culture, Paris in particular, and have been dreaming of the day I get to visit the gorgeous city. Plus Paris is where a lot of my family is from. I just found a deeper meaning to "Always Choose Paris", to me it meant to always choose your dreams over someone else because in the end you only have yourself. I was always and still am to an extent basing things on other people and putting myself last. Choosing Paris would mean that I followed my heart and my dreams, not someone else's.
3) Have you ever had another blog previous to this one?
I did actually, it was called "cynical and single" at first, then I called it "little bits" and then I just deleted it. It wasn't getting good feed back from a lot of people and I realized I was taking a direction in that blog I no longer wanted. So I decided to make a new one and start fresh, do things right and the way I wanted this time. I also have one on wordpress but I keep that private because it is my personal writing that I plan on being in my memoir that I hope to have out and published by 2013. Keeping my fingers crossed!
4) What audience do you target your blog towards?
I target to anyone who listens. I have both male and female readers. I just go about things I have gone through, past and present and my outlook towards the future. I know that Im not the only one who goes through these struggles and chaos so I thought perhaps if I put my story out there people would feel a sense of comfort that they aren't alone and they can move on from this
5) Which writer inspires you?
Elizabeth Wurtzel, Elizabeth Gilbert, Anna Lamott, Stephen King, Elizabeth Berg, Chelsea Handler
6) Do you hope to keep blogging after you graduate college?
Absolutely. Always Choose Paris has become a part of me. Its my journal for the world to see. It's my escape sometimes and my way of practicing my skill.
7) Are there any topics that you would like to write about on your blog one day soon?
I do hope that one day I can discuss my adventures to Paris. My mom got me this gorgeous journal that has a parisian design, she said that when I go to Paris this is where I can write about it. Hard for me to admit but i also hope to be able to write about being married one day.
8) What are you majoring in at school?
My major is sports journalism and communications with a focus in hockey. I am minoring in French. My dream is to be a sports broadcaster on NESN for the Bruins
9) Favorite book?
One book that really inspired me was "Its called a break up because it's broken". For a while I called it my bible. I was going through a horrible and emotionally draining breakup. Some how that book made me see through a lot of things.
10) Have to throw a fashion oriented question in here, how do you consider your look?
Although I am a sap for relationships I do have a huge obsession with shopping and fashion. I consider my look to be classic boho with a touch of preppy. My favorites are Free People, Shop Planet Blue, Anthropologie and Topshop.
Also for what I would consider my look as retro also, I really like house music and I love the clothes that are inspired by them. Dim Mak in particular. I like the big glasses(not sunglasses) and the red lip stick. People always tell me I never stick to one look, but why do that when I love so many of the present looks right now.
11) Lastly, one thing you want to accomplish within your blog?
I want to make it as a writer. For so long all I ever think about is writing. I eat sleep and breathe it. I have always wanted to make a difference in this world and I hope that one day as extreme as it may seem, that what I have to say makes an impact. I want to be heard, just like everyone else. I also hope to inspire others to write, whether it be public or private... there is so much power in one's words and when you have the ability to free write the possibilities are endless and you just might find out something about yourself. Thats what I hope to find along the way, myself through this blog.
I hope you all enjoyed this interview and don't forget to visit