As I mentioned last week, I had this profile with Kristy Elena from Vogue Gone Rogue just sitting in my inbox for MONTHS. It’s embarrassing really. I contacted her two weeks ago with my sincerest apologies for the delay. She wrote back immediately to say the timing couldn’t have been better wince she had just been chosen as one of the 10 finalists for Sunglass Hut’s Full Time Fabulous blogger competition. For the month of December she will be blogging for them for the chance to win the job of a lifetime blogging for them for 2011. Head over to her competition blog and check out what she’d got going on this month. Leave a comment to show her a little love.
Why do I love Vogue Gone Rogue? First thing that comes to mind is a little jealousy that she has such amazing locations to work with for her outfit pics. I mean, hello, Milan!!!! Check out what Kristy has to say:
Where does the name come from? it comes from hours of agonizing over my ideal blog name! i really wanted something that expressed my style and personality. “gone rogue” has been used to describe me several times and thus seemed appropriate. vogue rhymed. together, they said everything i wanted to say in a nice, succinct little phrase.
When did you start the blog? March 17, 2010
How has your blog changed over the months/years?
i incorporate far more photo shoots and videos than i used to when i first started blogging. i’m also way more involved in the blogging community.
City you are based out of: milan, italy.
How does your location help or hinder your blog? i don’t think that location should hinder a blog. creativity is creativity, no matter where you are in the world. that said, being in milan, surrounded by amazing fashion, attending runway shows, seeing beautiful architecture every day is definitely very inspiring and i find it helpful.
What would you say the mission of your blog is? to help change the fashion industry for the better and to help inspire people like me through the sharing of ideas and style.
How many hours a week do you spend working on it? that figure changes drastically depending on the week, but i try to spend at least 1 to 2 hours a day doing something blog related.
How has this blog changed your life? since starting my blog, i feel more focused and grounded. i have a place to pour my ideas and creativity and i feel as though i’m always improving my skills. plus, my involvement in the blogging community keeps me up to date on fashion and important issues which i definitely enjoy.
Besides this blog, what do you do professionally? i freelance in the fashion world as a stylist and creative director.
In 5 words or less how would you describe your personal style? edgy chic.
What would you say is the hardest part about blogging? the fact that you never really take a break from it. it’s constant and never-ending which is both awesome and exhausting
What is the most rewarding part? the people you connect with. without them, i don’t think this would be as fun and interesting as it is.
If you had to pick one mantra for life, what would yours be? to lead an extraordinary life you must refrain from taking an ordinary approach.
What are your favorite items in your closet? my cats. they like to hang out in there.
In your opinion, every woman should own: herself.
A woman’s most beautiful feature is her: confidence.
Where do you see your blog in 5 years? still in existence, but with more capabilities and resources and hopefully some grand collaborations with fellow bloggers.
What would you say to a woman who bemoans the fact that she is not the ‘ideal’ bodyshape? there is no ideal body shape. each and every person in the world is shaped differently. own it, work it and never let anyone tell you differently.
own it, work it and never let anyone tell you differently.
What are some of your favorite blogs to read? grit and glamour, brooklyn’s britches, fashiontoast, bryanboy, modly chic, the style rookie, citizen rosebud, profresh style… there are so many.
Do you have a fool-proof home beauty remedies? sleep. and though this is not a home remedy, eye cream eye cream eye cream.
One trend you would like to never see again is: mc hammer pants. not to be confused with harem pants which, done right, can be cute. the hammer pant is different, and it cannot be saved.
For the Spring you are coveting: sheer dresses and jackets and platform sandals.
Favorite designer: john galliano and balmain
Favorite color to wear: black.
Favorite fashion accessory: purses, shoes and sunglasses. each are a must to me.
Which celebrities style do you envy? i don’t envy! or at least, try not to. but i really love megan fox, mila kunis and natalie portman for their beauty and style.