W.E. believe that every blogger's voice should be heard and are constantly astounded by the quality, honesty and variety in what you share with us. Every Monday, Wear Eponymous sits down to interview a blogger who has something to say in their own unique and engaging words.
Today we speak to Naomi from lipstick and loudmouths about her varied blogging topics, love of high heels and passion for fashion!
W.E: Hey! Tell us who you are!
Naomi: Hi! I'm Naomi, I'm 21 years old and I'm currently studying an undergraduate degree in fashion & business. I'm a London native with an undying enthusiasm from high heels and word searches (preferably combined). When I grow up, I want to be a fashion buyer.
W.E: What made you venture into blogging?
Naomi: I ventured into blogging 2 years ago in 2012 because I've always loved writing and I'm really passionate about fashion so it made sense to combine the two. It was never important to me, starting out, what other people felt about my content or my writing style. I just wanted to write and have this little space that was completely mine without restrictions.
My motive definitely remains to voice my honest opinions and share what I love but I think I value my blog a lot differently now. I've put hours of work into it and even spent hard earned pennies on custom design so it's only normal that I want it to be a success. I don't necessarily expect to be the next Chiara Ferragni or Susie Bubble but I wouldn't hate it if my content was recognised plus I think your blog is both an extension and representation of yourself.
My dream is to work in the fashion industry and I think a fantastically curated blog with winning content could only work in my favour. I guess, ultimately, I started blogging because I wanted a hobby that would interest me and make me happy and to this day it does. You can't always do what you love for a living but with a blog, even if you're not full time, you get to have a little taste of what that might be like!
W.E: What is your go-to hair-do?
Naomi: If I'm in a rush or I didn't have the time to prep my hair the night before then you will almost always find my hair in a top knot. It's quick and easy to do and, if you keep it neat, it's a hairstyle with the potential to look really chic and put together.
On the days when I'm craving a more feminine look, I'll wear damp hair in braids or bendy curlers the night before then comb it out in the morning for carefree, relaxed curls.
W.E: What has been the most rewarding factor about blogging for you?
Naomi: It's definitely getting comments from readers that really enjoy your content. As much as having your work recognised by brands that want to work with you is a major confidence boost, you always know that it's part of a mutually beneficial agreement - your blog is a tool for their positive promotion. However, when someone takes the time to actually read and comment on your writing style or content, that feels really good. There's not much in it for them except a digital 'thank you' so you know they must have really enjoyed reading what you wrote.
W.E: How do you define beauty?
Naomi: That's a tough one. Beauty is completely relative so what I think is beautiful may be totally the opposite to someone else. I don't think beauty is a one-sided concept and I don't think it should be defined by any society or culture's conventions. As long as you look at it and you perceive it as beautiful, then it is. Beauty is more than just an adjective, it's a feeling. You feel beautiful, you see a beautiful person or a landscape that makes you feel warmed and inspired and touched. And that's a good feeling. I guess it's something I've learned not to put in a box.
W.E: Your all time favourite wardrobe ensemble?
Naomi: Usually it will involve all black. Unfortunately for its contents, my wardrobe has a pretty high turnover so my 'go to' outfit doesn't stay the same long enough for me to keep tabs on it! Last winter I was really into chunky polo necks and ankle boots. This summer I've been really big on kimono jackets paired with pretty camisoles and sandals.
In general though, I don't think you can go wrong with an all black ensemble accessorised with some gold jewellery. It's a really sophisticated look and makes me feel pretty fierce!
W.E: Name a wardrobe item you'd be lost without.
Naomi: A wardrobe should never be without a pair of black skinny jeans. They're trans-seasonal and work as a foundation for any outfit. I'm all about statement dressing but I'm also about realism. Even with all of the money in the world, I couldn't wear floor length couture gowns every day. It would become boring and tedious. It means a lot to me that I can be fashion forward and comfortable at the same time. If it's cute and I can pull it on with ease, it's a winner for me.
W.E: Finally, what is your favourite Wear Eponymous piece this season?
Naomi: I love the £10 oversized clutches that come in Gold and Rose Gold! They're new arrivals and definitely new on my wish list. I'm partial to a good clutch for special events or evening dressing and the metallic finish of these give them a covetable luxe factor. It'd be a hard press to choose between the two but I think I'd choose the Rose Gold. I have a lot of gold in my accessories cupboard and would like to try something new.
To find out more about Naomi, head on over to her blog lipstickandloudmouths.