This is the first post in my blogger favourites series featuring just one blogger. I thought it would be fun to get to know the best of the blogging world by conducting interviews! This month I’m chatting to Helena from Bell’s Fashion. I’ve featured her on my blog before, and I still can’t get enough of her style! It’s colourful, retro and she has the most incredible faux fur collection.
J: I really love your style. You put clothes together in such a fun, playful and original way. Who are your biggest style inspirations? Who or what has had the biggest influence on your aesthetic?
H: Aww thank you so much! My biggest style inspirations in terms of bloggers are Jess & Stef from How Two Live and Sara from Waiste. Otherwise, I take a lot of inspiration from crazy stylists such as Soki Mak, Lola Chatterton and Julia Sarr-Jamois. I gain aesthetic inspiration from a variety of things such as people on the street, art, tumblr, blogs, and film.
J: You’re one of my favourite bloggers because the way you dress is never boring. I know from personal experience that the general public is not always accepting of people who dress a little differently. If you ever experience negativity, how do you deal with it?
H: I have experienced negativity a few times from the way I have dressed but it has only ever been on the internet and when a brand has posted me on one of their social media sites (usually facebook) – never on my own blog. When it first happened I was slightly offended but to be honest I completely understand that not everyone will ‘get’ my style and that’s fine if they don’t like it but I don’t see the need for people to get so worked up over someone else’s outfit over the internet! People take fashion wayyyy too seriously.
J: I’m always intrigued by the non-bloggy parts of bloggers lives. What does a typical day in the life of Helena look like?
H: At the moment, my life isn’t particularly exciting I’m afraid. I’m in my last year of uni so I will usually just get up earlyish, get dressed then spend the whole day in my room doing uni work, with my cats by my side. Then have dinner with my mum, and see my boyfriend. Wow, I really know how to have fun don’t I haha!
J: I know from your blog that you’re currently studying a fashion degree and that you’ve got some exciting business plans coming up as part of your final project! What plans do you have for when you graduate?
H: Oooh I’m so excited to graduate! I’m starting an online clothing website for my final major project and that is what I am going to be carrying on with for the rest of my future hopefully 😀 It’s going to be AMAZING! I wish I could tell you more but I’m keeping the name and everything a secret for now.. but all will be revealed in the not too distant future ❤
J: What are your favourite parts of blogging, and are there any aspect of it that you find challenging?
H: My favourite part of blogging is meeting new people who I have a lot in common with. Where I live, there isn’t really anyone who has the same interests and mindset as me so it’s nice to meet similar people, even if it is virtual! Saying that, I’ve made some amazing friends through blogging who I love very much. The thing I find the most challenging is the whole taking photos part. It’s always difficult to find someone who has the time to take the photo of me and I also nearly always hate the photos as I feel I am so unphotogenic and awkward in front of a camera ha!
Thank you so much for agreeing to be interviewed Helena! Don’t forget to check out her blog.
(All photo credit belongs to Helena)