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Sunday, April 3, 2011

INTERNATIONAL BLOGGER'S INTERVIEW PART1

Σας είχα ήδη μιλήσει για τη διεθνή συνέντευξη για fashion bloggers που ήθελα να οργανώσω! Είναι πια γεγονός. Η ανταπόκριση που βρήκα στην προσπάθεια μου ήταν αρκετά μεγάλη. Είμαι πολύ ευτυχισμένη γιατί για μένα αυτή είναι η ουσία του blogging, να ακούω απόψεις και να δίνω τις δικές μου. Απολαύστε λοιπόν τις απόψεις του http://afashionablelifeforme.wordpress.com/. Μία 35χρονη μαμά από το Δουβλίνο μας μιλά για το στυλ και για το blog της.

I have already told you about the international blogger's interview I was organizing! Everything (well almost everything) is ready! So that's the first interview I am featuring. A35year old mother from Dublin talks us about her style and her blog. Enjoy http://afashionablelifeforme.wordpress.com/ interview and her really interesting answers.




-Where are you from?
I'm Irish! From Dublin.
- How old are you?
35. Aaagh!
-How did you decide to create your blog?
I loved reading fashion blogs but never really thought of creating my own. It was a few things that got me started, a chance comment from a friend who said I should be working in fashion, compliments on my style and a need to do something creative for myself.
-How did you pick your blog’s name?
That was a nightmare and one I didn't give enough time to. Initially I blogged as thedublindilettante and after a while I felt that anyone who saw the name on a blogroll or wherever wouldn't know immediately what the blog was about and I felt it might stop people clicking onto it. I thought that I needed to make the name more obvious. So I gave the blog a new name and look and I am really pleased with it!
-What is your current occupation apart from blogging?
I used to work in television production but I now have two small children (2 and 4) so I am a stay at home mum!
-Do you want to make blogging a profession, would like to work in the fashion industry or pursue another career?
I'd love for the blog to take off and become more popular and I suppose generate some income if possible. If I were to return to work it would only be for an income rather than a career at this stage in my life. If I was younger ( god what an awful statement) I would move into editorial on magazines. I worked on a couple of magazines so am well aware of the reality behind the (ahem) glamour!
-What aspect of fashion does your blog have to do with?
It's really things that I like and that interest me. Clothes that I spot, designers I like and interesting news. I love outfit posts but I would find it very difficult to get the time to do them, plus I wouldn't be very comfortable doing them! The last thing that I feel like is a model!
-Is blogger’s community competitive in your country or do you cooperate easily with other bloggers?
I am a new blogger so I don't have much experience in meeting other bloggers. There aren't many Irish bloggers out there but I would like to eventually make contact with them. Right now I am part of the IFB and part of Friend Friday so that keeps me busy.
-What is fashion in your life?
It's an important part of it. I love clothes, I love reading magazines and fashion blogs. I love getting dressed and planning outfits! I love shopping too!
-Who’s your favorite designer?
I love Vivienne Westwood and Isabel Marant.
- What are your favorite brands when going for shopping?
On the high street I love Zara and Whistles and the odd piece from Topshop.
-Do you prefer high fashion shopping or cheaper shops?
I prefer to get designer clothes on sites like theoutnet or at outlet shops. I would always get a few things in the sales and add to them from the high street. I love vintage as well and mix up my look regularly.
- What are your personal spring must-haves?
I would love some wide legged denims and definitely some colour! I tend to wear a lot of neutrals like greys and black so am very keen this season to get away from that. My summer wardrobe staples will be a funky black vintage jumpsuit which I can dress up or down, some wide legged denims, coloured skinnies and probably loads of white tanks.
-What’s your dream bag?
A Chanel 2.55!
-What’s your dream pair of shoes?
Vivienne Westwood's pirate boots!
- What do you seek when having a look at fellow blogs?
A connection with the blogger, that something in their writing and their subject matter connects with me.
-Would you like to change something at your blog?
I'd love to have time to take good photos, not outfit shots but places and things that I like. I would love a decent camera I hope in the future to get one and do this!
I would like to have more time to post. I do post regularly but have more ideas than time.
-Would you like to change something at my blog?
I really like your blog. It is well written and your photos are good. I would perhaps put the information about you also in English and maybe put an archive I didn't spot one.
- Do you use social networking for promoting your blog? Is it effective?
I don't think I really use it enough. I am on twitter but have not had time use it effectively. I need to set up a Facebook account too. I do use bloglovin, bloggers and IFB which I find a good way to meet fellow bloggers.
-Spring trends. Love them or hate them. (Lace, Androgynous Look, Maxi Dress, Maxi Skirt, Pajama pants)
I don't dress head to toe in one look, I would incorporate it into my existing wardrobe. if I like it. I don't heavily follow trends I just wear what I see and like. I am not into disposable clothing, I want them to last. I think that comes with age!
-Does size have an important role when coming to being a style icon?
It shouldn't matter what size people are but most style icons are very thin. A model like Lara Stone is seen as being voluptuous when in reality she is I think a size 8. Scarlett Johansson is always described as curvy and she is tiny. Being tiny sells and is aspirational now which is an awful standard to set. I went to see a film called Valentine's Day and spent most of the film horrified by Jessica Biel's skinniness. When supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Linda Evangelista ruled the catwalk they were nowhere near a size zero and who would want them to be?  When I was a teenager and in my early twenties there was no pressure to be a size zero it didn't exist. I was always a size 8 and it used to be difficult to get clothes in that size. Now all the high street brands stock 6 and smaller. And people just aren't that small in real life. I think the average size is a 14 yet that size and upwards aren't well catered for

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