Interview

Saturday Blogger Interviews – Georgia Hathaway

Name: Georgia Hathaway
Location: South Wales but I visit London quite often.
Age: 23 (24 in September!)
Twitter: @GeorgiaHathaway
What sort of things do you blog about most:
I concentrate on fashion: news, culture, supermodels, style icons, trends, looks, outfits, brands I like…there’s always lots to post about!
Name three words to describe your blog:
Informative, light-hearted
When did you first start blogging: November 2012
Why did you begin to blog:  After years of writing my own fashion articles for fun, working in retail, style spotting everywhere I go, writing fashion features for my college/university magazines, interning at any newspaper/magazine who would have me, contributing blog posts to a local online fashion boutique and yearning to write about clothes for a living, I decided to take the plunge and create Fashion Oyster!
What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers: Don’t compare your blog to anyone else’s!
Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time: Definitely! I love writing- I can’t imagine not doing it!
What’s one of the best things about being a blogger: The freedom to write what you want and being recognised for your writing!
Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way: It’s certainly opened doors for me- I was shortlisted for a Company Magazine Style Blogger Award earlier this year and I get several invites for fashion events/press days, which is a nice bonus.
Name one thing that inspires you: Magazine interns who work hard and get where they want to be- they give me so much hope for the future!
Share one of your favourite quotes: “Behind every success is effort, behind every effort is passion, behind every passion is someone with the courage to try.”- Victoria Beckham
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Saturday Blogger Interviews – Blogger Kim Jobson

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Name: Kim Jobson

Location: London

Age: 23 years YOUNG haha

Blog link: http://www.kimjobson.tumblr.com

Twitter: @kimjobsonphoto,

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kim-Jobson-Photography/122768114450509

What three things do you blog about most:

I’m usually posting about my recent photo shoots: Showing behind the scenes images from the shoot, sneaky peaks from my editing or publishing shiny new edits. 🙂 I’m a pretty rubbish writer so it’s quite an image based blog which I like. I’m about to start doing weekly street style fashion based posts though so keep your eyes peeled for those! I love street style so I’m quite excited to start doing more of those 🙂

Name three words to describe your blog:

Photography, Fashion and Creativity.

When did you first start blogging:

I’ve had this blog for a while but never hugely got into it until last year where I started posting more and actually using it properly! I was quite lazy with posting so I ended up re-making it a million times haha.

Why did you begin to blog:

For me its a really useful tool to share my most recent images, I don’t always upload EVERY new image to my website, but it will most likely always make its way onto the blog. I quite liked the idea of sharing behind the scenes images too, which I think is always fun to see on shoots, which was one of the main reasons I started it.

What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers:

Quite an important one, don’t forget to post haha. I was terrible for that to begin with, infact I’m not amazing now but I’m getting better! It takes a lot of commitment to keep it going so think of ways which will help you to post more, like with my new street style weekly posts I think this will push me to post more because I’ll need to commit to it being a weekly thing.

Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time:

Oh of course, I’m hoping by then it will be a lot better and will be full to the brim of loads of amazing new images and I’ll be posting a lot more regularly. I have loads of new things I want to start shooting for the blog so it’s all progress in the making at the moment.

What’s one of the best things about being a blogger:

I never really see myself as a blogger, I’m just a photographer posting images, I like to think of it as an extended, more relaxed version of my website ha. But one of the best things is having somewhere to post ALL of my images, as obviously my website is only for my portfolio and I’ll only usually add 2/3 images from the same shoot on there, so its nice to be able to post the other images from a shoot that I love that probably wouldn’t get seen otherwise.

Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way:

The more I’ve started to use it I think its definitely helped give me a push with my photography. As all my posts are based on my photography, I realize when I haven’t posted in a while its because I haven’t made the time to do any more personal shoots, as I’m also an in-house fashion photographer for a fashion brand, I’m ALWAYS working so its easy to loose track of my personal work so it gives me that push to make some time and keep organizing fresh new shoots and making contacts.

Saturday Blogger Interviews – Blogger Katie

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 Name: Katie

Location: West Midlands, England

Age: 21

Blog link: http://www.tattyboots.blogspot.com

Facebook/Twitter: @tattyboots

 

Name three words to describe your blog:

– personal

– creative

– progressive

When did you first start blogging: It was back in early 2011, a couple of months after I had just started university. It felt like the perfect time in a sense, an opportunity to try my hand at something rather new to me.

Why did you begin to blog: This may seem a little funny but I believe I owe part of my interest with blogging to the online game Neopets. When I was 12 I was a massive fan and after a couple of months I began to create websites which offered free graphics to others to use on their accounts. I remember teaching myself the basics of html/css and then getting involved in photoshop. As I got older and the internet got more exciting I found these graphics progressing into other kinds of graphics that people could use on myspace for instance, such as backgrounds and layouts. I still remember the thrill I got from creating and getting to know the community back then which is exactly the same thrill I get today. A few years past and I found myself leaving my tom-boy ways when it came to clothing and really finding myself interested in style. It was this personal change that helped me discover a few fashion blogs and I was hooked ever since. I loved the fact I could learn from them, I often found myself saying ‘I’ll try that combination’ or ‘Maybe I’ll try wearing a skirt’. They helped me discover what I liked and disliked and especially what clothes suited me. Since then I was eager to get involved but being a painfully shy 16-17 year old it really restricted me. It wasn’t until a few years later at university that I designed a blog heading using a few simple photoshop skills remembered from the previous years of Neopets and went ahead and created Tattyboots.

 What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers: Having variety in what you post is something I think is key for keeping things fresh and exciting, not just for your audience but for yourself. It’s incredibly easy to become bored with your blog so posting an outfit one day and then reviewing your favourite book the next seems far more exciting than sticking to one topic. Everyone has more than one thing they enjoy so why not share it? I think people can worry too much over what people want to see so you tell yourself ‘nah, I won’t post about that – no one will like it’. I’m definitely guilty of that in the beginning, I focused more on outfits than anything else but then my drawings soon crept in, they were never as popular as my outfit posts but it didn’t stop me sharing them. Through drawing it helped expand a new audience that I may have never achieved through just posting outfits, so never be scared to try out new things.

 Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time: Sure, if it’s still around then why not! I get a real pleasure from it, especially when it comes to sharing illustrations for instance as feedback is what helps me to understand what are my strengths and weaknesses.

 What’s one of the best things about being a blogger: For me it’s knowing that folks seem to like what I do, it has also given me opportunities such as my most recent which is designing the poster and tickets for a creative magazine called Prototype. That would never have happened I imagine without the blog.

 Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way: It’s helped me become more comfortable in myself as a person and as a creative, especially recently I dauntingly decided to offer blogger designs. I remember putting it off for months due to not believing in myself so I’m glad I followed that through as I was contacted by a few people which really warmed my heart. It’s also got me communicating with a whole bunch of other people I just wouldn’t have known without going into blogging. Also another perk is when I find myself in one of those moods where I cannot figure out what to wear so I’ll have a browse through the blog, you know it’s surprising how useful that has actually been for me haha!

Saturday Blogger Interviews – Blogger Kiki Vogels

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Name: Kiki Vogels

Location: Antwerpen, Belgium

Age: 19 years old

Blog link: http://www.awayofdreaming.wordpress.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/awayofdreaming

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/Kiki_Vogels

What three things do you blog about most: I’m talking about fashion: inspirations, street style looks, new brands, … about music and travelling.
Name three words to describe your blog: Honest, young and different

When did you first start blogging: I created my blog in September but since January ’13 I’m really busy with it.

Why did you begin to blog: Of course because I’m always been interested in fashion, since last year I’m done with my fashion education but I still wanted to do something with fashion so then the most important reason came up: I’m 19 years old and I don’t have a designer budget. Most bloggers talk about high fashion brands and I want to show people that you can look good even if your budget is not that high. Fashion can be fun for everyone because you have many options and I like it to show people new things; ‘See things through my glasses’.
What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers: Be yourself, talk about the things you like and your interests. Be honest and kind because you can learn a lot of other bloggers/people.

Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time: Yes, I hope so! It takes time too reach something with a fashion blog.

What’s one of the best things about being a blogger: You get the chance to know many people. It takes you to many different places and that’s really one of the best things.

Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way: My English is way better then before and I get to know new products and people that I didn’t know yet.

New Weekly Blogger Interviews – Blogger Jessica Teixeira

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Name: Jessica Teixeira

Location: Pompano Beach, Fl

Age: 29

Blog link: http://www.beautydelicacy.com

Facebook/Twitter: http://facebook.com/thebeautydelicacy

What three things do you blog about most: I mostly blog about makeup, hair care + fashion.

Name three words to describe your blog: honest {a lie I cannot type!}; informative + real

When did you first start blogging: I first started blogging in 2010 but didn’t have even close to a clue
of what I was doing until over a year later. Even now I’m still learning
things!

Why did you begin to blog: I love sharing things with people; better + new ways of doing things
like eating healthy or going for a bold color even though your kind of
chicken. It kind of makes me feel like I’m cheering for anyone who needs
it, including me!

What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers: Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone is different + that is a good thing.

Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time: Absolutely! When I stop learning then I’ll stop blogging 🙂

What’s one of the best things about being a blogger: I’ve always loved the freedom of expression in blogging. My personality
comes through in certain posts like I’m giving a friend that nudge they
need + I feel like I am.

Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way: Blogging has helped become more outgoing + open. Believe or not I
didn’t start wearing anything more than eyeliner + lip gloss until my
mid-twenties!

Just want to say a big thank you to Jessica for taking part! 🙂

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New Weekly Blogger Interviews – Blogger Sophie Bolton

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Name: Sophie Bolton
Location: Bristol
Age: 18

What three things do you blog about most: I post a lot about skin care as I’m a bit of an addict, I will literally buy a new product as soon as i can afford it, I still haven’t found the one for my skin, so that’s why I have so many reviews, and advice because it’s what I know about! Secondly I think hair care is what I post about a lot, as recently I’ve got into caring for my hair, before I wouldn’t really take much care, I’d just use a cheap shampoo and the odd hair mask now and again, but now I’m just obsessed with having soft hair! I also love posting tips and tricks, it’s just nice to share your experience with others! 😀

Name three words to describe your blog: Small, honest and happy. I love my blog to have a happy feel to it, there’s nothing better than making people smile!

When did you first start blogging: I started on March 28th 2013. So I haven’t been blogging that long.

Why did you begin to blog: I had so much going on in personal life that I wanted an escape? I place where I could talk about all the happy things, the things I love, and talking to like minded people, it was the best decision I ever made. I’ve read blogs and watched the YT videos since I was 14 so I seemed right, haha…

What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers: Be honest. Don’t try and be something you’re not, people will read your blog because they like what they read, and they don’t want to be talking to someone who doesn’t see real. Also honesty. If your thinking of beauty blogging, even if you hate a product share it, I mean not all the time, but don’t lie about a things, share it, share your experience. Let people know if you’d recommend or really would not buy something. It’s the best way!

Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time: Definitely! I’m hoping to go to college and do make-up so this would be amazing to show you all, I love it, and I can’t ever see myself stopping. I tried to take a break a few weeks ago, I last 2 days!

What’s one of the best things about being a blogger: It has to be the people you meet, I’ve met lots of lovely girls and boys as well! The Best thing is comments, It sounds silly like out of everything, I just love comments, it shows people are actually reading and enjoying my blog, and I do love a good ol’ natter!

Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way? It’s helped me have better hair! haha… It’s really helped me in speaking and meeting new people, and definitely have improved my spelling.

Just want to say a thank you to Sophie for taking part! 🙂 

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New Weekly Blogger Interviews – Blogger Denise Earley

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Name: Denise Earley

Location: Galway, Ireland

Age: 27

Blog link: http://prettypetitepoppy.blogspot.ie

Twitter: @petite_denise

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/PrettyPetitePoppy/213792282051858

What three things do you blog about most: My blog is a mish mash of the things I love, but my most frequent posts are; outfit posts, beauty reviews of highstreet products and celeb style posts.

Name three words to describe your blog: Oh this is a hard one! Laid Back, Eclectic, Fun.

 When did you first start blogging: I started blogging in 2011, but didn’t really blog for a lot of 2012 because I kind of lost my blogging mojo! I started again in February this year and I love it more than ever and feeling so inspired.

 Why did you begin to blog: I stumbled across Lily Melrose’s blog (llymlrs.com) one day on the interweb and thought it was such a great way of showcasing your own personal style! I was looking for a new hobby at the time and decided I’d give it a go!

 What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers: Be yourself and write about the things you love. Don’t feel pressure to be like other bloggers and write about/review the exact same stuff as them. If you write about the things that interest you, in your own way, people will take notice and appreciate it much more.

 Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time: I’m a “take it a day at a time” kinda gal as you don’t know what’s around the corner. But I would like to think I’ll still be blogging in the future as it has become a big part of my life. I’m not sure I’d still be blogging about the exact same things in 5 years time, but who knows!

 What’s one of the best things about being a blogger: Definitely the people you get to interact with! There are so many lovely people I’ve talked to that I would never have the opportunity to chat to if it wasn’t for blogging 🙂

Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way: It has made me challenge myself style wise and I’m not afraid to try new things. I put more thought into what I’m wearing now and how I style it. It’s helped me find bargain beauty products, thanks to all the amazing beauty bloggers out there. It has also put a significant dent in my bank balance 😉

I’d like to thank Denise for taking part and for her lovely answers! 🙂

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The reason I posted late, The contents of my make up bag and Another Job Interview!

So I haven’t blogged in a few days and that’s because I have been unintentionally busy! As you all know I had a job interview in the Easter holidays which is why I had to stay up north, I passed the interview with flying colours and got hired only to finally start my first day on Wednesday and it was CRAZY! Let me fill you in…

So after searching endlessly for a job I found one and got it so I thought this was going to be the start of something great, I thought I’d love it and I would work loads happily and get lots of moneeeey! (An essential for a student) HOWEVER… it wasn’t as it seemed, my day started out rushed and I got thrown into the deep end because the store was overly busy and packed. With a smile on my face I carried on with hopes that it would get better, I had 2 hours of going through the safety and fire booklet with a manager making jokes about all the safety precautions…this didn’t bother me to much but next to me were two girls openly talking about me?! I was in disbelief, I was sat right next to them, oh well continuing the story anyway…
Putting on a brave face I continued and once the precautions and safety talk was finally over I got my uniform, had to put it on in a smelly tiny dirty toilet hobbling around on one leg trying to get my balance so I didn’t put my foot in this ‘water’ that looked suspiciously like urine on the floor. Once my uniform was on I got taken up stairs and put on the shop floor where I was given my equipment and expected to know what I was doing, I felt intimidated to say the least and I kept clock checking my whole ‘training day’ (A.K.A Basically my first shift). This and the fact most customers were angry made a horrible concoction for a first day 😦

So all in all, I left my job. I simply cannot stay where I feel out of place, I would rather work somewhere I love so that I enjoy going to work 🙂 The positive side to this story is that I got another interview next week on Tuesday for a big fashion retailer that I wanted, so I just hope that my interview goes well 🙂 – Wish me luck!

Anyway I brought some new make up bits the other day, I brought a Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lastin Lip Stain in 2 Kiss and Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in 1 Fair (Because I am rather pale) and that gives 16 hours wear! Also this week I have painted my nails in Maybelline New York Forever Strong Professional 202 Really Rosy.
I also thought it would be good if I revealed my secret make up bag utensils and essentials, I tend to go for the barely there/natural look a lot of the time and the only thing I really emphasize is my eyelashes because they are quite small…(May seem like ALOT of mascara but that’s because I need to clear out my old ones!)

Make up Bag:

  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in Fair 1.
  • Collection 2000 Colour Pout Lip Stain in 2 Kiss.
  • Boots blusher brush.
  • Rimmel London Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 001 Dark Brown.
  • 17 Va Va Voom Volume Mascara
  • No7 Lash Adapt Mascara in 01 Black
  • Bourjois Paris Voluminzer Mascara in Black
  • Rimmel London Extra Super Lash Building Mascara in 102 Brown Black
  • Rimmel London Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Liner in 001 Black Glamour
  • Boots Nail file (Courtesy of my mum)
  • No7 Intense Volume Mascara in Black
  • Clinique Blusher and brush in 114 Iced Lotus
  • Superdrug tweezers
  • Pair of scissors
  • Hairbands, bobby pins and clips.

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