We had no idea what we were getting into when we decided to start a fashion blog. It began as most projects do, with lots of exhilaration, excitement and grand visions, but after the initial rush we experienced a period of ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ syndrome and, like many creators had to navigate our own path. We have had a rollercoaster of ups and downs along the way, and are truly embracing the process of growth. Whether you want to be a fashion blogger or not, our 2016 resolution for you is dare yourself to take actionable steps to start that dream project, hobby or idea that you have been putting off!
Human beings are very visual animals. A fashion blog is an especially visual space, so you need to learn to develop your visual skills through practice, failure and revision. In the first month we felt frustrated because although we did have our photographer Victor helping us, his time is limited and we had to start shooting each other on days when he wasn’t free. We are regular subscribers of French Vogue, and when we saw our images were so far away from the Vogue quality level, we were very disheartened. But, we did some research, bought a new lens, and practiced! We are still learning, and have started taking photography classes from another amazing friend – it is definitely a work in progress but feels amazing to start to see improvements. We recommend researching photographers, artists, blogs, and magazines you love and also watching Youtube videos for pointers. You don’t need an Instagram husband (although we wouldn’t say no to one!) if you are confident in your technical abilities. Keep working toward mastery of your visual skills!