Some might assume the life of a Fashion Blogger is all glitz and glam, but behind every curated Instagram page is a creative hard at work. Ever wonder what goes into every stylized shot you see online? Orlando Fashion Blogger and Influencer, Kate Bartlett of kate-bartlett.com, gives us the scoop on what it’s like building a blog and where she finds inspiration to create.
Who would you say is your number one fashion inspiration?
I don’t think I have a number one fashion inspiration because I love to take inspiration from different people's style and combine them all. This is probably why I can’t define my style in one word because I am influenced by so many different things! However, my favorite people to take inspiration from are Chiara Ferragni, Xenia van der Woodsen, and Aimee Lee.
What made you decide to start blogging?
I started my blog as an outlet for my thoughts and ideas, my whole life, I have had an interest in fashion and love expressing myself through what I wear. My dream has always been to work in the fashion industry, but instead of waiting until after school to get a job in the business, I decided to make my own opportunity and start a blog. As a teenager and full-time high school student, it can be difficult to balance blogging and schoolwork, however, it is truly a passion of mine so I somehow find the time for it!
Where do you find inspiration for your blog post?
I find inspiration for my blog posts everywhere, but I feel particularly inspired when traveling. Every time I visit a new city or country, I love to see how people express themselves through fashion and how the culture of the location influences their style!
What are some of your current fashion obsessions?
Lately, I have been obsessed with patterns! Particularly anything star patterned, but I love all kinds of funky prints. I also have been loving platform shoes and edgy denim jackets; they make it so easy to spice up an outfit!
What is the one thing you’ll let yourself splurge on?
Definitely bags and purses! I can’t usually justify spending a lot of money on shoes because they can get ruined so easily, but if I fall in love with a purse I will usually splurge.
Who is one person you would love to meet someday?
One day I would love to meet Anna Wintour (the editor of Vogue)! I think it would be so interesting to talk to her about what working for the most influential fashion magazine is like and hear her perspective. I would also love to talk to her about where she finds inspiration!
What is something that people don’t realize about fashion blogging?
Behind every Instagram picture, blog post, and Pinterest graphic there are HOURS of hard work! It may seem like fashion bloggers just snap candid photos and upload them to Instagram, but in actuality, they most likely planned out the photo to match their theme and color scheme.
What are your beauty essentials?
My daily makeup routine is super simple because I am all about easy, but my essentials would definitely be bronzer, a soft lip color, and brows. I love using bronzer because it gives your face more definition while making you look like you just got back from the beach. Wearing a soft lip color brightens your whole look and keeps you from looking washed out. But, my #1 beauty essential is a brow pencil, your eyebrows frame your face and give it shape, so accentuating them is a must for me!
What is one thing you’ve never done, but would love to do?
Attend shows at New York Fashion Week! It has been a dream of mine ever since I was a little girl and I plan on making it happen one day!
What is the greatest life advice you’ve ever received?
I think the greatest life advice I’ve ever received is that you can't wait for opportunities to fall in your lap, in life you have to go out and make your own opportunities! As cliche as it sounds, sometimes there is something better waiting for you to keep on working even when one door closes.
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