Blogger Monday: Queenbeady
With the digital age, came the birth of bloggers – the new digital age media army, with fashion and beauty warriors alike helping to set and develop trends around the globe. Every Monday, Wear Eponymous sits down to interview an up and coming blogger that has shown skill, quality and excellent blogging values.
This week, we interview Rebecca from Queenbeady. A self-professed Gossip Girl addict, Rebecca also holds a great passion for traveling, having previously worked within the travel industry and keeps silver laced Wyandotte chickens.
W.E: Hello Rebecca! Tell us a little about you and your blog!
Rebecca: Hi! Thanks for having me! My blog is really my incessant ramblings on things ''I think'' people want to hear about, especially my posts on my thrifty shopping finds on eBay!
W.E: Why and when did you get into blogging?
Rebecca: My dabble in blogging started moons ago back in 2011. I actually had no idea what blogging was and I did it because I saw an old school friend who was interning at London Fashion Week for Topshop. I, however, was not doing anything remotely as cool as that so I stopped. Up until last November it had been put on the back-burner until my Granddad was rushed to hospital. I started to write a lot more and it became a bit of an outlet for me.
Plus, my favourite magazine, Company, really advocates young bloggers and it just inspired me that little extra bit more.
W.E: What Spring/Summer trends are you looking forward to most?
Rebecca: I'm a sucker for pastels at the moment, I either rock the look or I don't because I am so pale! I have to get the colouring right. Powder blues seem to work for me. I definitely have a soft spot for gingham too!
W.E: What is your most memorable experience related to blogging?
Rebecca: I think the first time someone tells you that they love your blog. It sounds so simple, but it really makes a difference because there are times when you wonder if anyone actually reads it or cares and then suddenly a little chicken nugget pops up and tells you that they love what you've wrote about or that they love your style. It makes it all worthwhile.
W.E: In your opinion, what is the ultimate wardrobe classic?
Rebecca: Just one? Yikes! That is hard for me. However, if I had to choose just one it would be the Boucle Jacket. I own far too many but I just think they exemplify chicness. I feel so sophisticated when I wear one, but the beauty of them is that you can dress them up or down. Even Keira Knightley wore one on her wedding day with her Chanel wedding dress!
W.E: What is your best piece of fashionable advice?
Rebecca: Be confident. It's so cliché, but if you don't feel confident in what you are wearing, take it off and start again. My bedroom looks like a bomb has hit it when creating outfits for occasions because I love to feel good in what I'm wearing and it usually takes ten attempts because I have such a womanly body shape which you can get very wrong, very quickly.
W.E: Any fashion mishaps you're willing to share?
Rebecca: Eurgh! Circa 1990's everything seemed a fashion faux pas looking back on old photos. Who on earth thought ''scousers'' (a combination of skirts and trousers) were a good look? Tassels and baggy trousers seemed to be a big thing during my early years.
W.E: Finally, what is your favourite Wear Eponymous piece this season?
Rebecca: I still don't think I'm over last years faux-leather phase so I love the faux-leather skirt - the A line skirt is back with vengeance and you are mixing two en-point trends here. I'd pair this with some adorable chunky sandals and a pastel peter pan collared shirt for equal measure. Keeping it simple and girly!
To find out more about Rebecca and her blog, visit http://queenbeady.wordpress.com/