For my fifth featured blogger, I'd love to introduce you to Greer. If you haven't checked her out yet, you are in for an amazing treat. I am constantly clicking over to her blog for inspiration on new ideas I've never seen before, how to take new items and vintage items and mix them together to work perfectly and am always just in awe at how gorgeous she is. Not only does she inspire me with her incredible style, she's so down to earth, kind and has been a wonderful support of my blog. Here are ten interview questions to get to know a little bit more about Greer! She's a gem.
1. When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog at the very end of last year because I liked to write. I used to write much more, less often. Nowadays, many of those are not visible. I never really got to the place I am at until I started taking lots of photographs at the beginning of this year. After I bought a dress, I would go home, cut off the tags, try it on, and then I would take pictures with my dad’s old camera, just for fun. As time went on, my best friend Anna started to take photos of me, which was nice, because we would go on drives to picturesque places that I had never seen before. We took maps and cameras along and ended up doing this more often. My blog has changed quite a bit over these past few months, I still like to write little tales and stories underneath my posts, but I just take lots of pictures of hats, velvet skirts and pocket watches to go along with it.
2. Where are you from?
I am from Auckland, New Zealand. I have lived here all my life. It’s right at the bottom of the world, quite far away from everything else.
3. What do you aspire to be "when you grow up"?
I’m still not sure what I really would like to do, I’m still a student in high school, studying to graduate in about one year from now. I don’t really have a plan yet. I will just have to wait and see what happens. I am good at painting, and art, but I’m not sure where that would take me. I was thinking I could maybe get a communications degree at university and work towards a creative advertising job or anything else in the creative industries. I really would like to be an art director in magazine perhaps, but of course it would take me a long time to get such a position. I may even choose something completely unusual and out of the ordinary, like a criminal lawyer, something interesting. It would also be nice to one day own my own vintage clothing store, oh, that would be very lovely.
4. What are some of your favorite blogs to read?
5. Name a couple of bands you're currently playing on repeat.
Rooney, Beach House (walk in the park), Hurts, Hercules & Love Affair, Future Islands (inch of dust), St Etienne, Marina and the Diamonds.
6. Where do you get your inspiration?
I find it in the most unusual places. I get my inspiration when I am just sitting down on the bus stop, or when I am walking down the street, I see someone who I've never met before, and they inspire me ever so much with what they are wearing. I love seeing people who I have to turn my head to look back at. People are fascinating, the way they interact with each other and the stories behind their eyes. Just watching someone for a minute or pausing and taking a second glance can give me so much inspiration, I ask myself, who is this person, what are their skeletons, and what they are thinking of. I am also incredibly inspired by my Mother and Grandmother, Alexa Chung, 20th century movie screen icons, my best friend, the girls and boys on tumblr, the person sitting next to me when I am on the train, black and white photographs that I find in old family albums, the places I go which have a lot of history, when I close my eyes tightly, and while I read novels. I am easily inspired by anything.
7. Where do you love to shop?
Modcloth, vintage and second-hand stores, the Salvation Army, Topshop, my mother and sister’s closet mostly.
8. How would you describe your style?
I wear my school uniform and floral overalls. When I dress up, I like to wear polka dot blouses with puff sleeves and collars, mary-janes with lace socks, and I like to carry around vintage purses with me as well.
9. What is your goal with blogging? Do you want to make a career out of it or are you just having fun?
Oh! Well, I would love to make as many friends through here as I can. I would love to talk to and get to know as many of my followers as I can. I really do try and comment on many different peoples blogs, because a lot of the time, I find people who think the same as me. We all have the same interests, and a love for vintage clothing. I love discovering new blogs to read. It’s just splendid really. I have already met so many lovely people through here and have been given many opportunities. It is everything I could ask for really. I am so very pleased where I am already. I am just having fun for now, and I couldn’t imagine not having my blog, it is the most wonderful thing to have. Also I am so happy to have been chosen as the featured blogger. Thank you so very much, Tieka!
10. Any tips for new bloggers out there?
I think you should be very brave, post as often and as consistently as you can. Also post content that you personally find interesting. Get to know your followers by commenting on their blogs when you have the time and responding to the questions that they ask you. And most of all, have fun!
I hope you all enjoyed learning more about Greer! Be sure to head over to her blog and follow for amazing style and wonderful writing! If you're curious, you can check out my first four featured bloggers. For those of you who ask, I choose girls who I feel deserve to be in the spotlight - not only for their inspiring style, but for their kind personalities! I usually start planning my featured blogger a month before the season begins, have it narrowed down to a few favorites and go from there. I'll announce my spring blogger at the end of March! Thanks for reading about my new featured blogger, Greer!