Interview With Blogger: Un Arc-En Vintage!
31 May 2012
I am very happy to introduce Leah over at Un Arc-En Vintage to my blog for an interview. Remember to go and check out her blog and maybe you could read the interview that I did for her while your over there!
1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your blog?
My name is Leah and I am a 14 (soon to be 15) year old fashion enthusiast, with a love for pretty vintage things, and clothes. I adore writing, and so when the opportunity arose to combine two loves of mine, I just had to start blogging. Un arc-en Vintage, brings together all of the things I adore in life, and it's amazing to be able to have it in one place. It consists mostly of outfit posts, occassional book reviews, random spur of the moment picture posts, and at the moment I have a few individual projects already in progress over at Un arc. The official name for my blog is Un arc-en Vintage (in english this means 'A vintage rainbow' ) and my blog url is www.rollerbladesandvintage.blogspot.com .
2. Why did you start your blog?
I originally started blogging, because I fell in love with Cherry Healeys blog, and from that, a blog called Fatty Unbound. They combined all things I loved in life, and so it only seemed right to start my own blog. It took a while to get into at first, and I felt a bit too young to take it seriously, so my posts weren't very frequent. When I changed up my blog design, and figured out the real message I really wanted to put across, things started to take shape. For me blogging is all about having your little patch of internet, and it's the greatest feeling in the world to know that what your writing, is being read by real people.
3. How did you think of the name for your blog?
At first, my blog started as 'TGI Blogday', and then changed to RollerBlades and Vintage Grenades, when I realised I wanted a blog that consisted mainly of fashion. But, after a while, the novelty of a rather intriguing name wore off, and I wanted something more simple. And so I fell into Un arc-en Vintage, after experimenting with a 'rainbow' theme, on google translate. I love my blogs name, and I'm happy that for the time being, it brings across the message of my blog content well. :D
4. What is the best and worst thing about blogging?
For me, the best thing is getting feedback from so many wonderful and inspirational people. I think as a person, I truly thrive when people appreciate what I'm doing, and to have people from all over the world, actually WANT to find and read my blog, is brilliant. It's a great feeling. As for the worst feeling, the only thing I can think of is not having anything to write about, which doesen't happen very often, and won't anytme soon (I HOPE! :D).
5. How long have you been blogging for?
Well, I think it all began August 2011, but it took a couple tries to really get into the flow of things, and when I officially changed things majorly on my blog, it was nearing the end of august, I think. It's funny, as I was counting how many months I had been blogging, and I think it's 10. I can't believe that, it's amazing seeing how much I've learnt from different bloggers, and how much of a part of my life is has become.
6. Who inspired you to start blogging?
Right at the beginning, I put it all down to Cherry Healey, who is a BBC 3 journalist, and has her own blog also. I love her programmes, and adored the fashion advice on her blog. On one of her programmes, a blog named Fatty Unbound was introduced, and it was after really falling in love with the blog scene, that I jumped aboard, and didn't look back. ;D
7. Top 5 bloggers, that reader just HAVE to check out.
OOH, you have put me right on the spot here. ;D Is it okay if I do 2 that are really 'blogfamous' as I call it, bloggers, and then 2 that are people sort of my age? I know it isn't 5, but I want it to be equal. :')
Scathingly Brilliant. This is one of my favourite blogs, created by Kate, I believe, and it is filled with vintage fashion, pink hair, and beehives! It is truly fabulishious, check it out Chica's!
WishWishWish. Created by Carrie, a blog that is also inspired by vintage, but in a completely different way. Her photographic skills rock, and her outfit posts, and country visits, make me uuber jealous. Somehow she always paints a beautiful picture of anywhere she goes. LOVE IT!
BLOGGERS OF MOI'S AGE:
Ebony Black Lines of course, :D. So much effort is put into each post, and your stories are truly brilliant, girly!
Art for no sake. Fashion forward, positive, pixie crop rock chick who can put outfits together and rock charity chic, and makes me jealous of her uuber cool hair style.
8. What ambitions do you have for your blog in 2012?
I want to try and get into blogger sponsoring, but I'm not entirely sure how this works, and need to look into it. Also, I have a blog competition up my sleeve for when I hit 100 followers, and just want to keep you wonderful people reading. Let me know what you want to read about, and I'll see what I can do. :)
9. Who are your favourite authors and what books do you particularly like?
I love Cathy Cassidy, and girly novels, but as I'm getting older, I'm getting into more adult fashion novels. Everyone worth knowing is the next on my list that I need to get read. I'm interested in loads of genres, and won't pass up a Jacky Wilson book, as I used to love her when I was younger, and still do! Oh, and I ADORE The Twilight Saga, Stephanie Meyer is one of the best authors out there.
10. Do you think you are like any fictional characters?
Often I like to think I am, it's easier to get into a story that way. I suppose I'm a little clumsy like Bella in the Twilight saga, but that's about it really. I'm not a clear skinned beauty, or petite, or have a vamp and werewolf fighting over me on a day by day basis. :')
11. Do you like to read or daydream?
Of course? Doesen't everybody. Often I don't mean to, but I'll drift off while someone is talking to me, and alot of the time it is about books. It gives me time to think about nothing, which is the best thinking of all.
12. If you wrote a book someday, what do you think it would be about?
I love to see myself writing girly problem books, sort of like Cathy Cassidy, and I did have aspirations to be an author. It is something I'd love to go into, but I'm also a fashion addict, and would like to work on a fashion magazine such as Elle or Vogue. Anything involving writing, and I'll give it a go, but fashion is where my priority lies, I think.
13. Can you tell us the funniest story you have relating to your blog?
Eeeermmm, this is difficult. I often make really hillarious typing mistakes, that sound like gobbledegook, and that I have to change before I faint from embarrassment, but apart from that, I don't really know. There was one time where my brother wrote a pretend post for my blog, and I panicked because I thought everybody would have already read it, so that was rather funny. :D
14. What are your hopes and dreams you have for when you are older?
To be back in school full time, to get a job in the fashion industry, to own a sewing machine, to one day become as amazery a blogger as Kate from Scathingly brilliant, to own a vintage store, to travel the world, to marry and have happy, healthy children, to fall in love, to fall out of love and realise there is more to life than the male kind, to have a dream wedding, to create an etsy online store, to write a novel, to meet Matt Smith and Robert Pattinson, Taylor Launtner, and Kristen Stewart, to buy lots of pretty dresses, to move to Paris and ride a bicycle through beautiful blooming streets, to buy a house in London, to have someone buy flowers for me, and to read more! :D Alot of dreams, as you can see! ;D
The Random-est Question You've Ever Been Asked On Your Blog?
Eeeerrrrmmmmmmm, not really sure, to be honest. Probably something to do with the project style I did on my brother, that got a few questions.
Book or E-book?
REAL BOOKS ALL THE WAY! I like turning pages and the smell of new books, people. I do not want to live in a world where we don't appreciate a book handed down generations.
Reading Or Watching (films ect.)?
A bit of both. For me, I have to watch the films first, so that I can enjoy that. It's weird, but I'd hate to read a book, be uuberly impressed, and think I'm going to love the film, only to be dissappointed, because chunks of the movie were left out. I know, my brain has cruddy logic. :D
Writing Stories Or Blogging?
It used to be writing stories, but bloggin now I think.
Dogs Or Cats? Neither! Cats and Dogs!
Romance Or Adventure?
Something that combines both, like the Twilight Saga, or the choc box girls.
Classy Or Casual?
A mix, as long as I'm comfortable and I feel good about myself.
Who Would Play You In A Movie Of Your Life?
Miss. Piggy! Haahahaha, I don't really know. :'D
Sorry for the uuber long answers Jasmine, and thanks for letting me participate.
Lol no problem! The longer the better in my opinion!
Don't Forget To Smile!! :D xxx