Thursday, March 5, 2015

Work It, Bloggers: Anisa of Young and Seamless










Anisa is wearing a blazer from Charlotte Russe, top and skirt samples, booties from Topshop, and a Coach purse.

What’s your name? Where do you live? What do you do? 
My name's Anisa and I currently live in North Oakland. I'm an Ecom Merch Coordinator at Charlotte Russe.

How did you get into blogging? 
I started my blog in college because I was bored and awkward, blogging was a fun way to fill the time and not be social (half joking).

How would you describe your style? 
I'm very influenced by street style and European women so definitely minimal, black, and slightly lazy.

What have you learned from blogging? 
Surprisingly, a lot! It really taught me a lot about working in the online space--like how to utilize social media and how to do some minimal coding. I also learned about myself, my style, and my work ethic.

How has blogging changed since you started four years ago? 
SO MUCH! It's almost an entirely different animal now. I don't want it to sound like I'm talking sh&^, but I feel like a lot of people used to blog for the heck of it and now everyone is trying to capitalize on it. I think that's why I'm getting turned off by the blogging world, it just doesn't feel as authentic as it used to and most of the bloggers I follow have slowed their roll as well.

What can we expect to see from you in the future? 
Who knows! I don't even know where I'll be 6 months or a year from now. Being a recent graduate, I'm slowly starting to find myself and figure out where I want to be 6 months or a year from now. I'm a neurotic near-sighted planner so my day-to-day is scheduled out to the minute but I've always been terrible at mapping out my long-term plans. So as soon as I figure it out, you'll be in the know as well. But to be honest, it probably won't involve a fashion blog... maybe something else of that sort.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Work It, Bloggers: Kathleen of KatWalkSF










Kat is wearing a Carolina K dress, Goorin Bros. fedora, Prada wedges, bag and belt from Gap, and Ray-Ban sunglasses. Here she's with fellow blogger, Caity of Moi Contre La Vie.

What’s your name? Where do you live? What do you do? 
Kathleen Ensign, San Francisco, CA, Co-Founder of Les Méchantes

How did you get into blogging? 
I was traveling to Paris with my best friend and co-founder of Les Méchantes and decided that I wanted to document my outfits!

How would you describe your style? 
My style is very hard to describe! I am currently obsessed with 'advanced style.' I love love love a good caftan, oversized sunglasses and all the ghetto gold jewelry. My style is eclectic, never trend focused and fun.

What do you like the most about blogging? 
I love getting dressed in the morning when I know I will have time to shoot that day! I was once told by a co-worker that everyday is Halloween for me! I am not sure if that was a compliment or not but I know that I love to dress up and I love to take photos!

What have you learned from blogging? 
So much! How to pose, how to deal with criticism and how to network!

In addition to maintaining KatWalkSF, you recently started your own company called Les Méchantes. Can you tell us more about it? 
Yes! We launched in November! Les Méchantes is a San Francisco lifestyle brand. We sell everything from women's apparel, accessories, jewelry and home goods. We have a very strong focus on locally sourced and produced products, including our very own private label that we produce here in San Francisco.

How has working in the retail industry helped you with blogging and starting your own company? 
My background has given me far too much knowledge on fashion and has driven my love for shopping! Spending 12 years at the Gap taught me (almost) everything I need to know about starting my own company.

What can we expect to see from you in the future? 
Much more from Les Méchantes! LM is a huge focus for me so you will see it featured all over my blog, Instagram and me!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Work It, Bloggers: Caity of Moi Contre La Vie






Caity is wearing a Free People dress, kimono from OASAP, Steve Madden heels, Chanel bag, Christian Dior sunglasses, Marrin Costello earrings, and bracelets and necklaces by BCBG. Here she's with fellow blogger, Kathleen of KatWalkSF.

I'm excited to announce that I'm bringing back the Work It, Bloggers series I started years ago. Over the past few weeks, I've had the privilege of photographing and getting to know some of the Bay Area's finest fashion and style bloggers. Without further ado, I'd like to kick off the series with Caity of Moi Contre La Vie.

What’s your name? Where do you live? What do you do?
Caity - Telegraph Hill, San Francisco - I'm a Compliance Officer for a local hedge fund as well as a freelance writer, stylist, and blogger.

How did you get into blogging?
I started blogging as a creative outlet. I've been writing since I was a child and this was my first step towards getting my writing out there.

How would you describe your style?
Classic with a twist. I like timeless silhouettes and pieces that you can wear season-after-season, paired with bold accessories and on-trend extras to give my look some modernity. 

In addition to blogging about fashion, you also cover food and fitness. What do you enjoy most writing about these topics?
My first exposure to the wonderful wide world of blogging was actually food blogs. When I was diagnosed with gluten-intolerance that's where I found recipes, support, and explanations, things that my doctor didn't offer. When I created MCLV I knew that I didn't want to limit myself in my writing, I'm not all-fashion-all-the-time, so why should my blog be?

What I wanted to do was create a space where people could come for inspiration - From how to put together a look for a hot date to what to make for dinner to how to get off the couch and to the gym. And, fortunately, in addition to inspiring others, writing MCLV has inspired me to keep going on my journey!

How has being a stylist and freelance writer benefited your blogging?
You can write about the fashion industry from the sidelines all you want, but until you see what goes into an editorial, and what it takes to get something published, and how much work it takes to publish a magazine - You can't really wrap your head around just how intense, passionate, and insane fashion really is. I think my freelance work allows me to offer my readers a more well-rounded perspective.

What do you like the most about blogging?
The people I've met! The San Francisco blogging community is amazing - I've met some amazing and talented writers since I launched MCLV. What I find most compelling about the SF Bloggers is that they almost all have careers outside blogging, it's fascinating to meet these men & women who are putting all this time, energy & dedication into carving out a niche for themselves online while also running start-ups, working for tech giants like Google, Facebook & Twitter, or starting their own companies. They're an endless source of inspiration!

What have you learned from blogging?
Not to be so hard on myself. As I mentioned, I've been writing since I was a child, but I'm a perfectionist and have trouble sharing my "personal" writing. Starting MCLV has given me a safe place to create and hone my voice, which gives me confidence in all aspects of my writing - From freelance pieces for local magazines, to taking on the role of Fashion Editor for Legally Vogue, to finishing my first novel. 

What can we expect to see from you in the future?
I'm working with the team at Legally Vogue to re-launch the website, and throw a killer party this Spring, so that will be a great platform for people to get to know me on a different level - From monthly videos to weekly pieces on branding, marketing, PR, and business techniques. I'm also looking at expanding my writing repertoire and publishing more of my work. 

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Work It, San Francisco: Kaitlyn and Muhamad


Kaitlyn is wearing a sweatshirt from The Hundreds, American Apparel jeans, and an H&M backpack. Muhamad is wearing a vintage shirt, Levi's pants, jacket from Vacation, Cole Haan boots, and a Madewell beanie. 

Spotted on Ellis at Powell.
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Work It, San Francisco: Marilla


Marilla is wearing a sweater and heels from Turkey, Zara pants, and Ray-Ban sunglasses. You can follow Marilla on Instagram.

Spotted on Union at Columbus.
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