beauty product detective;
patron of art and design, be it fashion or home or food. trend scout.
taking this opportunity to impart my priceless observations
- basically anything i think of at the moment.
Am I the only one who doesn’t feel totally comfortable putting their entire life out there for public scrutiny? I want to promote myself as personal style/ personal shopper, lifestyle enthusiastic, and yet I am so reluctant to post photos of myself on here or really anywhere online. I often wonder about the many fashion bloggers I follow who takes these photos for them? A reluctant neighbor? Befuddled spouse? Stay at home friend? Child labor? Just a tripod and a timer?
Either way I am always picturing the other side of this coin. Maybe it’s because I am a photographer that I wonder about the process of these shoots. There are fashion bloggers that only blog about other street styles or inspiring photos they find. But that is more of a curated Google image situation. And I appreciate when someone introduces a new idea that is not only the Isabel Marant boots I cant afford or the fashion shows I am clearly not going to. The fashion/ style bloggers that have real life solutions for body shapes, budgets, lifestyles and trends really speak to me and I want to be a part of that.
Major factor is the fact that I have two small children and getting dressed in the morning is more of an obstacle course than an enlightening experience of self expression. Not to mention this east coast winter is not allowing for any cute footwear to be worn. But I need to find a way to mix these two conflicting feelings into a successful style blog.
I have started styling/ personal shopping for a couple of clients and I really want to document their remarkable evolutions!!!! Hopefully they won’t all be too shy to share with others their journey to affordable stylish better versions of their old selves.