Just like technology is always evolving, so has been the state of fashion blogging. Now-a-days, you must stay current with technology if you are doing anything in the creative arts.
One of the things I have noticed is how social media is evolving to more of creating a story of your life or your product to build a brand. It’s not just pictures anymore. People desire more from you (especially if you are popular) to keep their attention. They want to learn more about you, your product, your home life, your everything. Social media presence is super important; however, the key is to be personable without getting too personal.
I found the Unfold App recently to create this set of pictures (to create a mini picture book story) and currently testing out video editor apps for my instagram to edit on my phone. I am looking for an app that is fairly user friendly because sometimes easy to use video editor apps are few and far between. One must go through a full tutorial just to learn some of the simplest features. O_0
Wish me luck on my quest.
Dress: Forever 21
Denim Skirt: Free People
I still sing the “Rebecca Black” song in my head on Fridays and even extend the word “Fryyyyyyyyy-day, Frrryyyyyyy-day” in my mind. Ha!!!
Anyway, “Happy Friday“.
Hat – Target
Dress – Altar’d State
Blazer – Thrifted
A fashion blogger’s dream is when they see an area of town that has a plethora of backdrop locations. For my city, it’s a little area called Broad Ripple Village.
I believe I am going to have to take my camera to illustrate the depth of variety from cute and quaint vintage homes to super modern and trendy apartments, unique eat restaurants and cool walkways.
They even have buildings where local artist can display their talents.
These photos were taken in that area. The scenery behind me is an office that appears to be “For Sale”. It was the perfect setting because no one was around and I felt extremely comfortable…………….Just me, my tripod and my iPhone.
T-shirt – Target
Extra Large pants – Rainbow
Shoes – I can’t remember.
“Create your own visual style…….let it be unique for yourself yet identifiable to others.”
I have been fashion blogging all these years yet I was “today years old” when I realized that as a fashion blogger your style must be consistent. What I mean is you can’t be all over the place when creating your looks………..you can’t be vintage one day, rockstar the next and preppy the day after that.
You must create a niche for yourself to make yourself marketable. Although I am a free spirit, I am beginning to see what works and what may not be beneficial if you are trying to build your brand.
I guess you can say I am learning the rules or the “tricks of the trade” day by day.
The absolute best thing about the “Fall Time” other than sipping on hot chocolate and pumpkin spice coffee and seeing the trees change into really pretty colors is being able to layer your clothing. Honestly, you can make a simple outfit go from “Blah” to “Voila” simply by adding a jacket and a comfy scarf (additional layers are optional).
For this look, I layered 2 skirts, a t-shirt, and my velvet blazer.
A true sign of old age is when you totally forget where you purchased any of the apparel. 0_O Just lift my mind up in your prayers, won’t you?
Ah 1,2, ah 1,2……….Ah, 1, 2, ah 1,2………….getting my thoughts together like a rapper getting ready to battle rap. 🙂
I must admit, this year’s “30 days of Fashion” is a little bit more successful than the previous years. Oh, and I am a little excited because this weekend, I plan to create my own lookbook of styles that I have put together in my head.
In my mind, I have a full production going on with backdrops, complete outfit ensembles, the whole nine yards. I just hope it comes out as cool as the images I have in my head. Stay tuned.
“If you can imagine it, you can create it…………..”.