Hello! And yes, I have another blogger interview for you! So yesterday I also got an email back from Jayne, from http://www.jayneskitschen.co.uk/! I was so excited about her answers, and also the fact that I got the privilege to even email her and get emailed back! Read on for her amazing answers!
1.Why did you start your blog, and did anyone inspire you?
I started my blog in 2009, I was writing pieces for local magazines and wanted an outlet for writing about my own interests and chosen topics. I used my blog as a way to practise writing so I could improve my writing for other sources. I never knew that it would become such a big thing in the future, it was just me being creative in my own outlet.
2.What do you do other than blogging?
I work in social media. I’ve worked for lots of beauty brands doing elements of digital marketing and PR, I specialise in social media though, and also working with bloggers. I’m very lucky to work in an industry so close to my personal interests.
3.What’s been the best experience that you’ve had during your time blogging?
Total cliché, but totally the people I’ve met. Pretty much all of my best friends at the moment I have met via my blog. I’ve also gained a lot of my jobs through my blog and social media too. I also love getting to go to press events and meeting industry people that otherwise I may not have met. It’s very exciting.
4.Do you have any people/things that inspire you?
It was only when I started using Twitter that I realised how big blogging was and the potential it had to be something bigger than just writing for fun. I’ve been lucky enough to spend time with fellow bloggers such as British Beauty Blogger, London Beauty Queen and Big Fashionista who have all inspired me to grow as a blogger and not to be afraid of being myself and having an opinion. I’m so grateful to be surrounded by all these inspiring bloggers all day, every day.
5.What camera do you use?
Most of the time I use a DSLR, Nikon D40, which I’ve had a long time. I did photography as part of my University Degree, so I’ve had this camera since then. It’s pretty basic now compared to newer models in its price bracket, but it still works for me. I also use a flash gun so that I can work around any lighting issues. When I’m making videos or at an event I take a Nikon Coolpix because it’s lightweight and easy to use.
6.How would you describe your style?
I always joke that I dress like a children’s TV presenter. I like bright, primary colours and cute prints. I’m influenced by vintage styles from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s but like to have a contemporary twist. I can’t resist anything nautical themed and my main colour combination is blue and red. I don’t follow fashions, I just wear what I like.
7.What’s your favourite and essential item of clothing/accessory you think everyone should have?
Another cliché here, but you can’t go wrong with a good quality bag and coat. If you’re going to spend, these are the two things not to skimp on. Something classic and good quality will last you for many years. For me, I’ve got a cashmere blend peter pan collared coat from Jigsaw and a classic red Cambridge Satchel. They were big expenses at the time, but I know they will last many years.
8.Do you have any favourite designers?
I don’t follow fashions but I love seeing the creativity and individuality of certain designers and their labels. Some of my favourite designers are Orla Kiely, Marc Jacobs, Charlotte Olympia and Moschino Cheap and Chic.
9.Which places do you often shop at?
I find it really hard to shop on the high street, as I’m a difficult size and fussy about quality. If I could afford it I would love to shop Hobbs NW3 and Boutique by Jaeger. But instead I tend to head to the sales in Joules, Gap and Laura Ashley a lot. I’ve recently become a fan of Uniqlo for essentials and have found a few nice bits in Forever 21.
10.If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe, who’s would you steal?
For glamour I would steal Dita Von Teese’s whole look, but for a more practical look I would like to steal the wardrobes of Zooey Deschanel’s character in New Girl and Emma Pilsbury from Glee. I love their kitsch, colourful, vintage inspired style.