I recently had to write a research paper for my Fashion & Pop Culture class- on anything in recent pop culture that we think impacts fashion in some way... So I decided to do mine on fashion bloggers and how they have influenced the fashion industry and its marketing techniques.
I found tons of information and articles, but what I really wanted was a personal perspective. So I turned to Erika of Fashion Chalet and she graciously granted me a quick e-mail interview to use, which was very helpful. I just love Fashion Chalet, it really was the blog that inspired me to start my own.
Reasons why I ♥ her:
1. She has ridiculously long hair.
2. She has impeccable style.
3. She owns the Sam Edelman booties.
4. Her food tweets make me super hungry.
5. Despite being featured in magazines like Lucky, Glamour, and on websites like Urban Outfitters and Modcloth, she continues to be flattered, humble, and incredibly sweet.
Me- Do you think fashion bloggers have more of an impact on the fashion and retail industry?
Erika- Yes I do. Only because I personally follow a lot of Inspirational Photo blogs.. (Knightcat, Little Plastic Horses, Stardust and Sequins & Fashion-Canvas) whose personal style easily flow out through their posts and I am seeing more and more stores sprouting out these same basic ideas of a new fashion "language" into their everyday clothing and accessory items. A very cool notion indeed!
Me- You've been featured in magazines like Lucky, Glamour, etc. How did/do you feel when you find out a huge magazine has mentioned you as a style influence?
Erika- Incredibly flattered. To think that only a handful of years ago I was longingly looking through the pages of these magazines, getting inspired and falling in love-- not knowing one day they might feature something about me within their pages or blog.
Me- You recently teamed up with Coach for a giveaway on your blog- who contacted who or how did the giveaway come about?
Erika- I was contacted by them. Karen Robinovitz (who is behind the ingenious glosses Skinny Hips, Big Lips for Purple Lab) is working with them and suggested me to the Coach team :)
Me- Have you been invited to any promotional events for a retailer/fashion show/etc?
Erika- I was recently invited to New York City for a VIP shopping experience by TJ Maxx/Marshalls. I got to tour the city for the first time, stay in a hotel mid-Manhattan and eat in 2 days as much as I normally would in a week. I was treated very nicely, and I hope I treated the City back just as nicely. New York, I love you! ;)
Me- Since I really don't have anymore specific questions, is there anything else you'd like to add about fashion bloggers, blogging, the fashion industry, etc?
Erika- I find that blogging is not only this great pool of inspiration to pull from, but also a very positive "secret world" to retreat to and learn and grow from as well.
So thanks Erika (again) for the interview! And if you have not already visited Fashion Chalet- WHERE have you been?! and get your asses over there right now!
photos: Fashion Chalet
She is great! Love her style. Nice interview.ReplyDelete
Aw, you're amazing!!ReplyDelete
She is very sweet. Never met her, but I can tell. And I love her long hair!ReplyDelete
Love Erika! :) She's so nice!ReplyDelete
what a great interview Emily! I also love the layout and the photos you chose. I know it sounds corny, but those things really do matter in an overall presentation. Although i hadnt heard about her before it was cool to learn.ReplyDelete
I love her as well! I want her closet!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comment!
she is incrible.ReplyDelete
i loved her closed.
Great interview! I love the last statement from her because it is so true!!!ReplyDelete
her blog was one of the first i fell in love with.ReplyDelete
isn't her hair the best thing ever? it's like alexander wang re-invented the side braid while thinking of her.
she's totally amazing!ReplyDelete
You guys are so sweet, thank you!! Making a person smile is a great way to start anyone's day. I LOVE YOU. :)ReplyDelete
Great interview! Erika has great style.ReplyDelete
What a great topic to write a paper on. I bet it was so exciting and even more since you got the wonderful Erika to give you an interview. She's so amazing and yes she does have the most wonderful hair <3 Great post!ReplyDelete
great interview! that's an interesting topic to write on...ReplyDelete
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sounders perfect. mail those to me asap :)
Very fashionable site :) I'll be sure to stop by more often!ReplyDelete
i definently agree with her about the whole "secret world" thing. it is! its so nice just to be able to get away from reality for a few minuts and talk to fellow "bloggers" haha. :)
thankyou for your comment, urban outfitters love. i am going to follow your blog - & thanks for introducing me to another, Erika looks fabulous.ReplyDelete
I love the bag in the last photo!ReplyDelete
Lovely interview, I love her blog!ReplyDelete
Awesome post :D
Great interview, love her blog and yours is great too!ReplyDelete
it's true... i love my secret world :)ReplyDelete
oh wow! so awesome that u interviewed her:D i love her blog! i agree, she's very down to earth despite her popularity:) i'm with ya, i love her long rapunzel-esque hair:DReplyDelete
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