There’s something irreverent and chic with Mags’ blog. The first promise you read from her is:“If you’re bored of reading yet more fashion nonsense churned out by the internet, I hope you’ll at least stick around for my uncontrollable sarcasm“. I can tell you one thing: this girl does not talk BS. This girl has attitude.
Mags: you say you “don’t like bloggers with egos. They stink”. How do you smell the right digital people? :)
Usually, I’m just drawn to people who have a lot of fun and don’t take themselves too seriously. The whole blogosphere turned red when Company Magazine published a ‘Super Blogger’ edit and people were miffed that they didn’t make the cut. But my philosophy is “it’s just blogging”. It takes A LOT to become a super blogger; I’ll never be one and I’m happy with that because it’s just a hobby for me.
So it’s always great to meet like-minded people – bloggers who have other interests outside of their blogs!
Your blog aims to give some advice to your readers: how do you pick the topics you’re going to write?
I don’t know if what I post counts as advice, or I don’t try to advise people too much anyway. I work in fashion so I share a few industry bits and bobs and I post about new brands and the small independents that people may not have heard of yet (the big dogs don’t need people like me). I just hope people find it useful or interesting.
The topics are usually inspired by current catwalk trends but mostly just what I come across when I’m shopping! I really do seem to find fresh and exciting designers / retailers every week and I spend a lot of time on etsy searching for crafty fingered folk too.
How would you define a “British fashion” identity?
There really isn’t one “British fashion identity” I don’t think. Every city or town can be different but I do think that overall British street style has a very grungy feel to it. I love Camden for street style inspiration. Everyone is so effortless there.
“Fashion can change the world”: what do you think about that?
I don’t agree. I love fashion. I love everything about fashion. I can’t get to sleep at night sometimes because of fashion (building outfits in my head). But I don’t think it has the power to change the world. It brings people together and it’s inspirational just like art – but it doesn’t feed the poor or instigate world peace – haha! Now music….music can probably change the world. ;)
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