Bloggers and fans unite in a summer fashion meet-greet-’n’ buyBy Marianne S. Cruz
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Last June 2, devoted blog fans and fashionistas flocked to the Grandview Events Place. At 10 a.m., they made a beeline for the registration booth armed with their precious wallets. They were all excited to meet and interact with their favorite bloggers in person. It was their only chance to own their blog stars’ most-coveted closet pieces.
There were over 50 bloggers who sold their fashion possessions. Crowd favorites were Tin Iglesias, Lissa Kahayon and Patricia Prieto, whose items were almost sold out. Anastasia Siantar of The Brown Platforms even flew in from Jakarta to be at the event.
There were games, interactive booths and a whole lot of shopping. Bazaar proceeds will go to Operation Smile.
What got you started with blogging? I wanted to connect to other people who have similar interests in fashion.
What’s your tip for aspiring bloggers? Be yourself.
What are you selling? I’m selling some items from my clothing line Rio and new shoes that I designed myself.
What got you started with blogging? I bought a domain that was supposed to be for my portfolio, but it ended up as my blog when I started going to the School of Fashion and the Arts.
Do you think you’re influential among the youth? Influential is such powerful word but I want to encourage the youth, to inspire them to pursue their passion.
David Guison— http://davidguison.tumblr.com
What got you started you with blogging? I started out as a food blogger, but later on shifted to fashion where it’s more fun since I’m dressing up for school.
Is blogging still a good platform for self-expression and business? It’s a great outlet for self-expression. It’s more relatable and interactive.
Did you expect to become this big when you started? No, not at all. I did it to express myself through fashion. At first I wanted to be a writer, but later on I combined it with fashion through blogging. Before it was hard to break in, but last year the blogging industry boomed.
What made you start Chictopia? It was to serve as a visual photo diary to track the progression of my style.
Do you think you’re influential among the youth? I hope to influence them to push themselves to try different styles.
What got you started with blogging? I wanted a blog that followed my interest.
Do you think you’re influential among the youth? I’m not sure I’m influential, but I’d like to be very positive, and it’s great to be inspired.
Is blogging still a good platform for self-expression and business? My blogging is a form of self-expression. I don’t blog to get something out of it.
Anastasia Siantar— www.brownplatform. Com
What got you started with blogging? I was in Lookbook before; in 2011 my fans pushed me to go blogging.
Is blogging still a good platform for self-expression and business? Of course.