How I Got Started!Monday, February 13, 2012
I don't have any "new" pictures today, but thought it might be fun to post some of my very first outfit photos and tell the story of how I started fashion blogging.
I got my start on Chictopia.com. I actually first saw people posting photos of their outfits on Lookbook.nu sometime in 2009. I was shocked and amazed at how perfect everyone was, and how professional too. I gave up even considering taking my own photos after browsing through the site.
I don't know how I stumbled upon Chictopia. Perhaps through Beautylish.com, one of my favorite beauty sites (If you have a profile there, lets connect!). Chictopia is a wonderful fashion site. And it was also a lot less intimidating. So in September 2011 I started taking pictures. The top left one was my first. I had a few hits, but mostly misses. I was getting discouraged and so after about 2 months of that, I started my own blog here, on blogspot. Don't ask me why being discouraged by Chictopia led me here!! I think I knew I'd feel more freedom, and I do.
Having my own blog led me to look into a better lens with better bokeh. I've also started to renovate my wardrobe. I'd never noticed the shoes I'd accumulated over the years were, on average, around 3 -5 years old! That is a lot in blogger years, haha. It's pretty awesome too because taking photos has really gotten me out of the house a lot more and I've been spending a lot more time with my sister, Irene, who takes my photos. I always knew she was awesome, but now you can bet she is even cooler for helping me out so much!
Hope you enjoyed this mini post. I'd love to hear how everyone else got into fashion blogging :) The days are dark and rainy again. It was bound to happen I guess :( I'm not in Cape Town (you know, like Carlinn of Superficial Girls)!