When I was trying to come up with ideas on how I can develop my blog further, I came up with a meet the feature as I thought it would be a great way getting to know other creative people within this amazing field.
So today I am so excited to introduce you to meet the blogger and as it is the very first one I thought that I would answer that questions so that you can get to know me a bit more.
So lets get started…
Name: Laura Jane
Blog Name: Blog Behind The Look
Occupation: Fashion buyer by day stylist and blogger by night
Blog URL: http://blogbehindthelook.com/
Twitter Handle: Laura_Jane22
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/girlbehindthelookpage
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m originally from Yorkshire but I moved to London to pursue my studies within fashion. By day I work as a buyer for a large UK high street store and by night I am a fashion stylist and blogger.
What is your blog about?
My blog is an insight into my world where I share my inspirations and my thoughts on the creative world – fashion, music, art, life, fashion trends, fashion shows and how to create looks just anything that inspires me really.
When did you first start your blog?
I first started in 2012.
Why were you inspired to get into blogging?
My old housemate really inspired me to get into blog, we were talking one night about creative things as he is an interior architect and he was telling me about his blog. He really encourage me start one as I had the so many expertise to share with others. I started it and at first it was a slow process then I started to read books which got me really involved then I suddenly found that I really had a love for sharing my thoughts and passions.
What do you find most challenging about blogging?
It is always hard to fit everything in my life… A full time job, blogging, styling, socialising with family and friends but I make it all happen the best I can. My biggest challenge that I have had recently is when I moved my blog from blogger to WordPress. Everything got corrupted so I am spending more of my time fixing all of my posts from the past which meant that I could not create new content as much I would like to. It’s been massive job but I feel so much more in control of my site which is a great feeling when you are a blogger.
What is the most rewarding?
Been a creative person I have so many thoughts and ideas going on in my head, having a place to write all my thoughts is a great reward in itself but the most rewarding thing is been able to spark conversation with other bloggers, to hear their thoughts on things that I write, to read their work and to make new contacts.
How do you keep coming up with content for your blog?
I live in London so for me inspiration is around every corner whether it is walking down the street, listening to music, watching a film, checking out a exhibition or even reading a book or magazine there are ways to apply that to my blog.
Where do you see your blog in five years?
This is a hard question to answer as I just take each day as it comes, I have dreams and aspirations but anything can happen in life and I am a strong believer in what will be will be and everything happens for a reason.
What advice would you give someone interested in blogging?
I think researching and studying is a must as it really helps you, it is true what they say ‘you can only master your craft if you study!’ and I am always reading a book or articles that will help me improve.
Are there any blogs or bloggers that inspire you?
I am a massive fan of Stockholm Street Style and Queen of Jetlags. I love Stockholme Streetstyle as it really features amazing style, in a place that is full of stylish people. Queen of Jetlags features the amazing style of one girl as she travels the world, her photos are amazing.
What are you proud of the most in regards to your blog?
I think just sticking with it, my blog has just turned 4 and I am still here blogging away, making friends with some amazing bloggers. I am not saying it has been easy because it hasn’t, there is always something that happens for example my computer completely broke the other week so I had to find a way to work around that.
What is your fashion/beauty must have?
A black skirt that you love and is classic. My is a fitted pencil skirt that finish mid calf, it has a vintage feel to it but its a classic.
What has been your biggest fashion faux pas?
Hard one, I once walked out of the house with a scarf tied around my head, I know you are thinking that isn’t too bad, lots of people do it and rock it in such a cool way but you didn’t see me… I DID NOT LOOK COOL!!
What are the 3 things that you couldn’t live without?
Headphones (drown out the noise when on the underground), my iphone (it is my life line… it is a place where I connect with the world but also a place where I store my thoughts, loves and inspirations) and lastly flamenco my other life passion.
If you could steel 1 celebrities wardrobe, who would it be and why?
Oh so many celebrity’s …. Jessica Alba, Victoria Beckhams to name a few. I think if you really made me chose one celebrity it would be Gwen Stefani. I remember when I was 13 years old and I first saw the Just a Girl video, I completely fell in love with this beautiful woman’s style and as the years have gone by, she continually proves why for me she is a true style icon.
What look should be in everyone’s wardrobe/make up bag this season?
Perspex heels… Simone Rocha has had them for a few seasons in her collection and I am totally in love with them!
How would you describe your own personal style?
Versatile… I don’t have one style sometimes I’m classic, sometimes vintage, sometimes rock ‘n’ roll it all depends on my mood.
What was the last thing you bought?
Not very exciting but I bought a bottle for my nail vanish remover with a pump at the top, you know the ones that the nail salons have. It seems to so much easier than turning the bottle upside down!
What current book you are reading?
He’s Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo.
What song do you have on repeat at the moment?
Consideration by Rihanna, love this album but really can stop listening to this song!
Quick fire (Please pick one)
Coffee or Tea
Heels or Flats
Lipstick or Gloss
Dresses or Jeans
Makeup or Natural
Movies or Books
Hard one but maybe movies as
Spring/summer or Autumn/winter
Hope you have got to know me a little better and that you like this new feature?