Polish fashion blogger Kamila is the creative mind behind popular blog "Live-Style20". From the conversation with her, one can feel that her philosophical view of things around her, including blogging. She puts more focus on people – readers, designers, collaborators… I really suggest you to take some time to read the whole interview, there are a lot of things that she shared might be helpful to you.
When did you start blogging and how did you come to the idea?
I started blogging about three years ago. At the beginning it was a science about fashion world. From two years I was collaborating with brands and Designers from many countries. That raised the prestige of the page. Why blog? I've always loved clothes. I was looking for a place which will allow me to express my personality. – Livestyle20 has my best mirror.
Who is your style icon? Why?
I admire women that have their own, unique, artistic style for example: Ulyana Sergeenko. I also like the style of Rachel Zoe and Kate Moss. I appreciate when a woman besides the beautiful clothes is also a beautiful soul and intriguing personality.
How do you describe your personnel style? What are your inspirations?
My style is eclectic- it's connection of feminine style, boho and romantic. I love the fashion mix. I think my image is in line with my soul. This makes all the styling true. Inspiration are formed themselves in my head. Often art: music, painting, literature makes me such sense. Inspiration are deep inside me – never inspired by the TV programs about fashion or other bloggers.
What are the essential pieces you must have in your closet?
Essential pieces – dresses and coats, a few pairs of high heels and beloved hats or sweatshirts – basic garments which I also have a lot 🙂 In my closet is always with the order, as the simple rule: the order in the closet = order in life.
How often do you post? How do you come up with post ideas?
I am publishing 5 posts per month. Why? because the most I'm afraid that too frequent publications will die in me artistry. The frequency of publication is also dependent on the amount of collaborations in the season. I would add that the collection autumn / winter shows in early autumn, and then wait for the collection of spring / summer.
What would you describe the biggest challenge in fashion blogging?
Blogging is a continuous challenge, new situations, unknown people. I think these challenges have taught me great openness and distance to many things. Blogger is subject to continuous evaluation and it happens that this assessment is not sincere. You have to know who to trust – it's a great art. just know the people :
What is the greatest satisfaction of being a fashion blogger?
Readers 🙂 ! there is nothing more important than people! I'm friends with the designers with whom I worked – we are all one big family. – We remember our birthdays or celebrate Christmas together. There is nothing more beautiful than friendship in this industry – it really exists.Welcome words that emails from designers, editors of newspapers or fashion bloggers, it gives me great satisfaction – passion was appreciated!
I am happy that I could work with more than a hundred companies from all over the world, which for me is a great honor.
I am glad that I also won the competition – the best styling – category – voting fans.
I appreciate that at age 23 he handed the award for designer of the year and that I can attend many events fashion …
A fashion rule you never break?
Fashion is an individual matter. I could like what one does not like.
I like to combine and never say ever!
What do you splurge on?
I'm willing to splurge on items – clothes from my favorite Polish Designers whom I love.
These clothes have good quality and will serve me for a couple of seasons.
I also love to buy expensive cosmetics – I have a weakness for perfume or essential for hair.
I might add that being a blogger I have a little easier affair with shopping because most jewelry, bags, and clothes brands send to me as gifts. So I'm rarely doing shopping 🙂
From your point of view, what is the notable trend for the upcoming season?
As usual, the contrasts will be fashionable. Combining clothes heavy with light, strong jewelry with delicate dresses. This fashion rules never go out. I also know that oversize still be trendy and well. Woolen coats and hats – the quintessence of class.
Do you make money from your blog? Any advice for others?
I would rather not talk about the benefits of running a blog. For me, keeping livestyle20 is above all a great passion and love. I'll add the love is not converted into money ….
I'm not doing this for the benefit and all the gifts are treated as a nice addition and a sense appreciation of my work.
What has been your most successful blog post till now and what was it about?
All my projects, collaboration and successes can be abreast read in press tab on the blog, but in the depths of the soul I know that success is the ability to do what you like …
My dear readers and their warm words are my success. I know also that most of successes are before me – faith is the good energy 🙂
How do you see your blog in 5 years?
carpe diem! dream about a few things associated with the world of fashion. I can't predict that in 5 years I'm going to continue to blogging.
If once of statements of this is no longer my stage of life I'll take care of something else.
I have a lot of passion, I finished a degree in economics and now studying management culture. In my head there is no shortage of ideas and plans for the future :))
I do not like closing doors. Many journalists ask me about the recipe for success, and I think I did not apparently reached what most people thought that are more popular, but they are wrong because the success is not the number of fans on Instagram or likes at Fb.
Designer – Ulyana Sergeenko
Fashion Brand- because of my profession, and I know a lot of companies.
Color- black and gray
Quote – "I paint my own reality. The only thing I am sure is the need for painting. A paint without thinking, everything that flits through my head." – Frida Kahlo
Way to relax – a good book or a walk.
Thanks a lot Kamila. Dear readers, please connect with her if you want to find out more about her philosophy in fashion blogging and get more inspiration.