Here is the interview :)
Your Full Name:
Turning 15 July 31st
Your Fashion Blog Link:
Describe the Country/ State you come from, and what you love and hate about it?
I'm from Iowa, United States. Iowa is farm country, and it's really flat. There's alot of big fields and farms around, but there are big cities as well. I love that everything is laidback (not Cali laidback, haha) But that you can find good, honest, hard-working people. Something I hate about it is that I live in the country, so whenever I step outside, even if it's just to grab the mail, I come inside smelling like a wet dog!
How old is your Fashion Blog?
My blog will be going on 2 years June 25th!
When did you first start fashion Blogging?
I started my Lifestyle blog, True Blue Abbi, towards the end of June in 2010. I didn't post much about fashion then, but now that's mainly what my blog is!
What inspired you to start a Fashion Blog?
My dad actually came to me saying I should start a blog. But, like I said, I didn't really talk about fashion at first. My blog's design and content has been inspired from other fashion and lifestyle blogs I've seen over the past couple of years.
Briefly describe your blog so others understand your niche:
On True Blue Abbi I mainly post my personal fashion. But, I can get into a little fashion inspiration and beauty/health. I've also done a few giveaways and have gotten into product reviews!
Describe your fashion style:
I would describe my style with what my mom told me once when I asked her. I'm 85% Minimalist and 15% Maverik. I like to keep my look plain and simple, but I spice things up with accessories!
Do you have a full time job other than blogging? Describe what you do:
I don't really have another job, but I should be looking for one! Both of my parents have online stores, so I help them with that and get paid a little. I also do little things here or there to make some money to save/spend.
What blogs do you read for inspiration?
I love reading The Daybook, Little Chief Honeybee, Blonde Bedhead, Fancy Treehouse, Heart + Bleeker, and a few others!
What tactics do you use to get more readers and spread the word?
I've made blog buttons people can take, ask for button swaps and interviews on blogs, when I leave a comment on a blog, I leave my blog address, I've started a Facebook page for my blog. Things like that can really make a difference.
What other awards or recognition have you received?
I've been awarded a few things over the past couple of years with my blog, but I don't truly pay attention to them. I try to thank the person and give the award to someone else, but I never put the button on my sidebar or anything like that.
If you could offer any advice to someone trying to build a fashion blog, what would it be?
I would suggest that you have good quality pictures, don't copy others, be yourself, and tell where you got your outfit from.
Put your Passion for Fashion into your own words:
I think having passion for fashion means taking things seriously. Not meaning you try every new trend, just, you know when there's something good. You know Designers, you've spent time on things. I'm not sure if that makes any sense so I'll short-hand it. I think you need to know what you're doing, with your style, and when you're helping others. Also, you shouldn't be afraid to try risks.
What are your future goals and aspirations in the Fashion Biz?
I would love to continue growing my blog! That's something big for me. I never thought my blog would even get to where it is today, or that it would mean so much to me. I would also like to model. I would be modeling now, but because of my church and it's standards, my parents think I would have to compromise too much in order to get in.
Do you have a Favorite Fashion, accessory or shoe Designer? If so, describe.
This is hard! I like a few. I love Prada, Chanel, and Coach
Name 3 Must have items in every girls or guys closet:
I perfect fitting pair of jeans. These are your go-to jeans. A great pair of shoes. No matter what kind, sneakers, heels, boots, you've got to have one great, high quality pair. Lastly, a great handbag. I have a few I grab way more than the others!
And that's the end of our inteview :) Enjoy reading :)