Well, folks, it's time for the third Blogger of the Moment interview! This next BOTM is the lovely Rebecca of The Clothes Horse. I find it hard to believe that you haven't stopped by her site, but if you haven't, go there immediately! Okay, well, you can stay and read the interview, but then, go there immediately! When I first started reading fashion blogs, The Clothes Horse was the first one I regularly stopped by, and was the one which helped me decide to start one myself. She is a lovely spirit with a unique perspective on life, style, and art. Read on and get to know a little more about The Clothes Horse...
1. You just went to Weardrobe's Blogger Conference, how was that? What kind of other fun opportunities have you been given since starting your blog?
It was awesome. The best thing was just meeting 20 other fashion bloggers with similar interests and passions, but entirely different style. That conference was really about active users on Weardrobe--so I encourage people to join communities like that.
As for opportunities from my blog, it really has just started recently. I get items to review every so often and now people are interested in doing giveaways--which are great for my readers. Also, while I was in Greece a Greek blogger (Fashion Architect) found me and then we met up and she got me seats at some shows at Athens Fashion Week. A blog is a great platform to interact and connect with other bloggers.
2. Why did you start The Clothes Horse?
There are so many reasons. One; I was bored and had just returned from Japan to rural Pennsylvania and needed a form of escapism. Another one is: I enjoyed reading blogs so much, but I was tired of not being able to interact with some of my favorite bloggers--so I thought, "I'll start my own and then they won't think I'm a total creeper when I comment on their site every day."
3. Your blog focuses on your personal style, but you also seem very interested in art. Who are some of your favorite artists?
Rauschenberg is my favorite modern artist. I love how ground-breaking he was and how he can seem to master any medium.
Dale Chihuly's glass works are always so gorgeous and placed in the most impractical areas.
Tiziano Vecellio or Titian partly because I have an obsession with red hair...Escher is another favorite of mine. I'm addicted to prints and very detailed pieces of art.
This is such a difficult question...I graduated from high school in Hawaii and I think that might be my favorite place. I will never get tired of visiting new places and I loved Japan so much, but Hawaii was a place where I felt like I could return there and feel at home. The weather is perfection, the people are so nice, and there's so much to do and see in Hawaii. If I can ever afford it, I will live in Hawaii...but I haven't decided on whether I like the Big Islandmore or Oahu.
5. Now that you've graduated college, what are your plans for the future? Do you have any interest in a career in fashion, or is your interest in style merely personal?
6. What is your favorite part about blogging? Have you met interesting people or gained any friends from blogging?
Yes, Lopi from Fashion Architect and Kam Martin from Needle+Thread (a Seattle street fashion blog). Every experience has been positive, but I'm still a shy person and it is a bit nerve-wracking to meet people you've only communicated with online.
8. What does style mean to you?
Style is an outward reflection of an inward state of being; it's your interests, beliefs, passions, and the state of being that you're in at this very moment. Just like trends in fashion reflect our current
9. Do you prefer vintage or designer styles?
I love vintage and it makes up a good part of what I wear. I'm more likely to like a vintage piece I find, but there are some designer styles I would probably kill to get my hands on...
10. What is your favorite era?
The 1920s; I'm fascinated by all the changes that happened in that period. The voice women
11. How has blogging affected your life?
12. Who are some of your favorite bloggers, and did