For my autumn featured blogger, I'm so excited to feature Veronika of Girl and Closet. This gal is incredibly sweet and I adore her blog. Her outfits are super inspiring, her photography is something I strive for and I love the details about her personal life she showcases in her blog. She supports so many girls in the blogging community and I really admire that about her. I love seeing her comments come through my inbox because they always brighten my day. Enjoy this wonderful interview and be sure to check out her blog!
1. What made you decide to start a personal style blog?
I had just spent a year working from home on my own business, which meant I was often living in nothing more than tights & cardigans. Needless to say, I was craving an outlet for fashion -big time! I spent most of my free time pouring over fashion blogs: Jen Loves Kev, Strawberry Koi & Selective Potential! I was so inspired by what I was seeing and decided to jump on the bandwagon. And oh my goodness... I’m so glad that I did because I absolutely love being a part of the fashion blogging community.
2. What do you love most about your town?
Ah, there is so much I love about our town. It was actually voted as one of the world's most livable cities. I’m so proud! I always marvel at how nature-rich our community is. We are surrounded by mountains, forests, ocean and loads of historic charm. I love that we have trains running through our town - haha, so blogger appropriate, right?! And a personal fave is the old heritage homes that have been converted into tea shops & restaurants. Adorable! I absolutely love were we live.
3. What is another passion of yours besides fashion?
Photography! I love planning shoots, running around with my camera and then rushing home to edit my photos. I’m often doing that instead of going out on a Saturday night - oh dear! I also love to cook & eat. I’m always dreaming up new recipes and I place a lot of importance on healthy & organic food. And I'm a huge yoga enthusiast.
4. What are some of your current favorite blogs?
5. A favorite band/musician?
Ah, so many. I’m such a huge music fan. It’s a constant companion of mine. Currently, my most played bands and musicians are: Empire Of The Sun, The XX, The Cure, Handsome Furs, Shout Out Louds, Stars and She & Him.
6. Tell us a little bit about what you do as a freelance photographer!
I’d love to! I adore photography and I especially enjoy photographing people, so most of my jobs are centered around that. I do creative portraiture, fashion photography, some acting head-shots and band promos. I’ve always been super entrepreneurial and I actually run a couple of businesses. I always seem to have my hands full, which is exactly how I like it.
7. Where do you get inspiration for your style?
Style blogs are at the top of my inspiration list. I love seeing what other girls are wearing. And I also get a lot of my inspiration from TV shows; I would happily swap clothes with Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl or Carrie Bradshaw of Sex & The City. Oh, and I also religiously stalk my J.Crew catalogue and the ModCloth look-books!
8. What's your favorite thing to do with your husband?
I love doing the simple things! We always have so much fun together and after 13 years he's still my best friend. I love that! After a long day, I love walking down to the ocean with Martin and enjoying a little picnic, or just cuddling in front of the fireplace with our pooch wrestling to get in between us - that’s an absolute fave too!
9. What are your future dream goals?
I feel like I’ve accomplished so many of my goals in the last few years: finishing my business administration program, starting a business, buying a home, getting married. Now I feel like I’m just trying to get settled & enjoy where I am in life. Having said that though, growing my involvement in the fashion industry is definitely my long term career goal; it’s such a genuine passion!
10. Any tips for new style bloggers starting out?
Be kind and be genuine. Also, don’t be afraid to connect with other bloggers that you admire. It’s a very supportive community! I’m so thankful for the wonderful gals I’ve had the opportunity to meet & connect with. I would also say that having great blog design, a solid camera, and quality content are at the top of the list. And it's important to blog about the things that you truly love - remember to stay true to who you are!
I hope you all enjoyed getting to know Veronika a little bit more! She's an amazing and talented person and I'm excited for this girl's future! Be sure to head over to her blog and follow along. You can also follow along with her on Twitter!