In the Spotlight: A Twenty-Something

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When I first started compiling a list of bloggers I wanted to include both big bloggers and new up-and-comers.  At the time of sending out interviews, this lady fell into the second category.  Her blog has gone from strength to strength though and she recently celebrated 80 followers. 

Kelly has to be one of the luckiest people I know when it comes to her wardrobe.  Not only has she nailed this season's camel tone, but she also manages to regularly have the most gorgeous vintage pieces kindly donated to her expanding collection.  Moi?  Jealous?!  Pah!  And as well as having a wardrobe to be envied, this little lady is also the owner of perhaps the biggest hair I've ever seen!

In my humble opinion, Kelly's popularity in the blogging world has perhaps been accelerated thanks to her new sleek photography.  Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of the snapshot pictures she originally, and still does post, but the new mood-lit photos with the dark backdrop look amazing.

So on this rainy Friday evening, sit back ladies and get to know
1.  As per usual, sum yourself up in 5 words...
Creative, eccentric, happy, quirky and laid-back.

2.  What's your blog all about?
My blog is ultimately about sharing my never-ending love for all things fashion/graphic design with anyone who wants to read!  I haven't actually got around to posting anything to do with Graphics yet but I have a few things in mind that I endeavour to see through!

3.  Who or what inspired you to start blogging?
I was stupidly bored on my four month summer break from Uni, my boyfriend had gone travelling for three weeks so I was religiously checking through some fashion blogs.  I love Style Scout as it's local to me and from there I saw people blogging about their own experiences and thought I'd jump on the bandwagon!

4.  Tell us a little-known fact about yourself...
Ha, this one will make you laugh!  When I was 16/17-18 I owned 40 pairs of trainers and wore nothing but!  How things change!  I was obsessed with urban/street culture and some sneaker design is amazing, there's like this whole community for collecting trainers - shoe game!

5.  What are you studying at Uni and what are your plans for the future?
I study Graphic Design, this year I have to decide whether to complete a third year or progress into employment.  I have no clue as of yet.  I really want to explore something within fashion, so will have to discuss this with my tutors.  Looks like a lot of decision-making for me this year, ha!

6.  You're a big fan of huge hair, but all that back-combing must take its toll.  Have you any haircare tips to share with us?I must be so horrible to my hair, I obviously use a lot of hairspray to keep the volume and the only kind of haircare tip I have is to use product-removing shampoo.  Apparently, hairspray clings to your hair even after normal shampooing but a product-removing shampoo strips the hairspray out during a wash.  I use Tresemme deep cleansing shampoo.  Other than that my hair is just left alone, I don't colour it, I cut it myself and I don't even straighten it.  So, hopefully my back-combing habit it lessened with the other factors.

7.  Which do you prefer, high street or designer clothes?
To be honest, I have quite a few designer things, but only accessories.  I think clothes have to be changed seasonally whereas accessories are timeless, so I do splash out on bags, sunglasses and some jewellery with a designer name because it boosts your outfits.  I could in no way afford to buy designer clothes, also, I love vintage clothing and it's more appealing for me to go for something with character rather than a designer name!


8.  What's your purchase of the month?Well, I have just returned from Brighton and The Lanes is filled with incredible vintage shops; unfortunately I have a serious lack of funds, and will do until my student loan hits, so I could only afford a £15 vintage jumper.  It is lovely though!  Oh, but last month I bought some amazing purple suede-leather moccasins from a kids' section for £11.25!


9.  Which perfume do you wear?
Chanel No.5.  Need I say more?!

10.  Any tips for recreating your vintage style?  Any websites you could recommend?This is a funny question because I do buy a lot of high street items!  When I do vintage I use men's shirts from years back, raid my nan's closet for blouses, scarves and brooches and just generally adopt clothing members of my family are going to get rid of!  I tend to wear a lot of things that other people would really steer clear of; an acquired taste if you will!  Websites; I love Zara, Marks and Spencers, Topshop, River Island, asos.  Basically, if I'm not on Facebook I'm browsing the web for fashion!


11.  What's your beauty brand of choice?
Benefit Cosmetics.  Without a doubt.  I know it's expensive and I don't know how I managed but about 18 months ago I owned almost every product from Benefit.  From this, I've worked out what's worth having and what isn't.  My favourite product, which you probably know by now, is Browzings!

12.  What sort of music do you like?
I love a lot of music.  I've always loved Stevie Wonder and will never tire of hearing his voice.  At the moment I love Friendly Fires.  I'll honestly listen to anything, my boyfriend listens to dub-step and I even like that!

3.  How do you like to spend your spare time?
Aside from the obvious response of shopping, I enjoy going to the cinema, I love eating out (I just love eating - ha!) and just generally being with my friends; we could be doing nothing and it would be good!  Also, I'm exploring a few fashion illustration avenues.

14.  Which blogs do you enjoy reading?
Style Scout - London Street Fashion mainly!  I find new bloggers every day and can honestly say I love reading their posts so the list could be endless!

15.  What can we look forward to on A Twenty-Something?
Sometimes I feel like I'm rambling on in my blog so probably a lot more pictures.  I have a few ideas in the pipelines of my mind!  Other than that, hopefully I can portray an insight into my view of fashion and graphics!


So there you have it....if you want to know which Benefit products to invest in skedaddle over to Kelly's blog and ask her!  And while you're there have a look at her latest post to pick up some tips on customising clothes.  But make sure you follow her, because she's definitely one to watch....

T x

5 comments

  1. You have some great questions, darling. Hey check out your email because I sent you something about a feature! ;)

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  2. AHHHHHH T, this is so amazing. I'm incredibly chuffed to be included in this and thank you for the lovely things you said about me!
    I'm about to link to your post :) xo.

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  3. I love reading these :) great questions! x

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  4. Thanks for the lovely comments girls! It's good to know people enjoy these posts :) x

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