Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fashion, Blogging and Me

Warning: Long post ahead

“I don’t know what your generation’s fascination is with documenting your every thought online, but I can assure you: they’re not all diamonds.” (Easy A) Who says they are though? I read this quote from an article in the newspaper that my mom handed me today entitled “A fashion blogger reality check”. 

I, for one, do not consider myself as a fashion blogger. Although there was a time when I hoped and wished that my blog would be famous in its own right, that sponsors would send me free stuff, that I would become an ambassador of various brands. That’s when I started to conform to the rules of fashion blogging. But to be honest, doing that kind of messed up blogging for me. I felt pressured to do posts frequently or to keep my thoughts short enough that people would read and not skip it. So instead of being a hobby, it started to feel like an obligation. In one of the seminars I attended, a famous fashion blogger advised that you have to keep your posts short cause most people would not bother reading it. But this blog has a rule of its own and novel-length writing has always been one of my skills/problems (whatever you'd like to call it) ever since. A sentence such as "here's what I wore today" will never suffice all the things I say on my outfit. That’s when I knew I had to start from phase one. 

Writing has always been the best form of self expression I could find. What lead me to doing outfit post is still a mystery even to me, all I know is that I enjoy doing it leading to my developing interest and curiosity to fashion, which might probably be one of the few things I'm really passionate about. Doing this blog requires effort and energy but I find it rewarding in one way or another. When I do something, I do it because I want it, and I want it because I feel that it’s worth it!

I call this outfit the "I'm-off-to-the-safari-look". Animal print? Check! Different brown hues? Check! Edgy accessories? check! Fierce look? Still working on that...
Shirt, skirt and belt - H&M
Necklace - Heart Fashion
This necklace remind me of bullets. Probably the toughest thing one would find in my closet!
 Owl ring - Accessorize || Orange ring - H&M

Just a little arm party to break the monotony of my outfit!
  Flats - Yosi Samra

Love, Paola <3

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