So recently, I have signed up to Bloglovin which is pretty much the MOTHER of all blog sites.
It’s a website where you can check out the hottest & most popular blogs about Fashion, Photography, Food, Lifestyle etc & you can easily see from the right side column which blogs are most popular- mainly Fashion/ Photography blogs like Fashion Toast by Rumi Neely, Tommy Ton from Jak&Jil or the Sartorialist by Scott Schuman.
Truthfully, I signed up because I wanted to add the cutest icon I fell in love in while browsing Bloglovin, onto my screen….if you scroll down a little, on the right hand side, you will notice a new ‘flashing’ addition to my widgets column- the Eiffel Tower!! 🙂
Anyways, while snooping through other peoples’ blogs, I can’t help but noticed & wonder that most of these people have some awesome photographers on their tail!! How??? Who??? I need one of them!!! 😀 Not because I have awesome clothes to show off to, but just cuz I am a Cam Whore & I always imagined myself looking like a mermaid on the rocks with waves crashing & someone will take a nice “natural” pose of me, then I will order a huge 55″ of the pic to hang it in a frame in the living room for all my lovely guests to see. lol-not kidding.
But seriously, most of these bloggers like Aimee, Rumi, Chiara have awesome photographs all the time & awesome quality too unlike those Phone or Digicam shots (like mine unfortunately)!!!!!
Me on the other hand, have to resort to a piece of steady furniture or (insert a 180 deg angled structure) to take a ‘so so’ photo of myself OR the ‘self take’ option on my Iphone- in which 99% of the time, only takes like my head & 1/2 of my top-not even. Or when my friend or boyfriend offers to take a photo of me, it just looks, I don’t know….NASTY hahaha like a typical photo from the clubs or something. AND my boyfriend seems to take photos of me with my eyes half shut, or my mouth open cuz I was trying to say something..! (arghhh)
(Behold the infamous “I dropped something, dont know where it is, scratch my head” look, all from lookbook.nu)*
Even when I was browsing through Lookbook, most of the entries were someone else taking a photo of that someone that sent their entry into Lookbook!!! & they are all in this incredible, almost sometimes sexual poses, or like some fantasy backdrop, or like in a pose where they pretend they aren’t looking in the camera. (phew hard to say it all) I laugh to myself imagining if I have to pose like that in front of my friends, or boyfriend…I think they will give me so much shit first. But how I wish someone can also tag along with me & take papz shots of me 😛
Even this photo below took me about 6 shots because since I “pretended” to look au naturale & not looking into the camera, I can’t see where it’s shooting, hence shooting in all the wrong areas, & finally VOILA!~
Also, these bloggers must have like another room for their clothes or something, & have like an industrial sized drawer for all their accessories & a library sized bookshelf for their shoes! Do these people save money??? Or just buy clothes etc everytime they get paid!?? Are these borrowed? Given?? Handed down??? Sponsored?? I thought I was bad enough with money & credit cards, but seriously, these people are out of control!!! Where/ how do they afford to get different bags & change it almost every week/day/month!! SO.JEALOUS. 😦
I wonder if everyday or every night, they decide “hmmm what should I wear tomorrow?” & like lay out their clothes on the bed or chair for the morning come, or like take like 3 hours to get ready with organizing which accessories, shoes, belt, skirt, top, jumper, vest, hat etc etc or what hairstyle etc. Or like have a ‘clothes calendar’ where they write down what they wore during the month or week. “Ah shit, I wore those socks like last week, & I can’t wear these shoes cuz too many people have seen me in them. Fuck this bag was like soo last season etc, ok so, today I will wear so & so…hang on, nah not the skirt cuz I wore it once already.” Cuz seriously, in almost every picture, they are wearing different shit!!!
AND WHY ARE THEY ALL SO HOT????? AND THINN?????????? AND TALL???????? WHY WHY WHY??? lol
Dayum….I wish I look like that bahaha~
Oh btw, I wasn’t making fun of them in case you guys are offended. I’m saying this with glimmer in my eyes!! I am in awe, inspired, envious!! Look in my eyes & you’ll know I am in love!!
Anyways, a friend asked me what my blog is about, and although I have mentioned it enough -or have you not noticed the headings or read the “About Me?”..here is ANOTHER, hopefully clearer explanation
My blog is like a diary entry- random things I do & encountered (which I am comfortable enough to publicly share). I like to put up photos of my friends & I & the crazy shenanigans we get up to, I like posting up the current things I love, things I want to buy but can’t, blogs that I am loving, pictures that move me, what I bought & how much & from where, my favourite songs at the moment, my favorite artists etc…so really, I want you to feel or know how I am feeling that particular day. To find beauty in the things I love or hear, or share. To want the same things I want to buy! Sometimes I like to promote for my friends, may it be for their events, business or whatever! Simply, I want you to see my world- in an ‘average person’ light, like we are the same. Does that make sense?
I wasn’t aiming for celebrity status, (I know what you’re thinking- as if I can right?), I wasn’t aiming for sponsorships (but hey, if you get offered one, why not right?) but why can’t I look up to these AMAZING bloggers from bloglovin & find some inspiration? Look at where they got themselves to!! They were just like me & you, but now they are attending the hottest parties, wearing the trendiest clothes, get to travel almost every week, be in magazines or ad campaigns, rub shoulders with celebrities etc, & they started here, on the computer-probably being a nerd just like me! The difference is they focus on just that one part of their life 😀
You know how when you see these other famous blogs, they attend fashion parties, or they wear the MOST AMAZING stuff- but you know you can’t pull it off here in OZ land? And that those fashion parties seem more like a dream or fiction pulled out from Entourage?? Like when I watch Entourage, my heart hurts man…not to be able to do those things.. So I guess my blog is like, a tad more realistic??
I don’t have the most amazing clothes, the most amazing accessories, the most amazing shoes or bags to blog about all the time- & most certainly not enough of it to in the first place. I don’t have enough motivation to dress myself up everyday like someone from Gossip Girl, Sex & the City, or those girls in those Fashion blogs & I also seriously CBF with my hair most of the time (although I know many people are jealous of the length lol)- unless it is the weekend when I am going out at night. I don’t live in some house on the hill, nor do I drive a hot ass convertible car. I’m seriously not trying to prove anything like as if I am a style guru or some sort, nor am I trying to show that I’m living a Lauren Conrad life.
But I hope that is the appeal of it. The fact that this is “real”, or average!
P.S (The girls from the Lookbook photos are Juliett K, Olivia L, Frida J & Carolina E. All photos posted are not mine! They are from their respective blogs as mentioned- check out these girls on lookbook or bloglovin)
Anyways, I hope you all like my blog & some way or the other find something you like in it, may it be a link to someone else’s blog, or the music or the V-logs etc 😉
Please leave me some comments as encouragement to keep me doing what I have come to love!