Happy International Women’s Day!
Random fact: I used to not consider myself a feminist. I think I was around 17 or so or so when someone in my family asked me if I was one and I said no and turned my nose up at it. I equated it with a bunch of women that were totally over the top and irrational about most things, and I didn’t want to associate myself with that. Then my mum said something that really resonated with me: “if it wasn’t for feminists campaigning – you wouldn’t even be where you are.”
Now this is the same line I give to any woman I meet that doesn’t want to associate themselves with feminism. As you can probably guess – I’ve totally changed my views now, and whole heartedly and proudly consider myself a feminist. I honestly believe that for anyone who believes in the equality of men and women – be they women themselves or not – being a feminist is only logical.
In honour or International Women’s Day, I wanted to share some of the best lifetime tips I’ve recieved in my 20+ years of life from inspiration women.
Let’s take a walk down memory lane…
Fashion blogging might seem pretty narcissistic to anyone that isn’t themselves a blogger or someone that likes to read blogs. I get it – if I go onto my Instagram, it’s 80% full of photos of me posing on some fancy road or outside some fancy house that I don’t own, meanwhile, I could be writing a post over here about something pretty serious but you best believe I’ll plaster in a few irrelevant photos of myself into the post also. However, can’t you say the same for magazines? At the end of the day, it’s all imagery, if anything – it’s supplementary to your blog. I mean, would you rather read a huge block of text or have it split up by some nice photos which come along with some shoppable links and style inspiration (for all the fashion lovers)?! I’d vote for the latter. These days, fashion imagery (imagery in general) has become a huge part of blogging, and with the industry become more and more saturated, the days of low quality, grainy photos taken stood behind our bedroom doors don’t quite cut it anymore.
I thought I’d share a bit about my own journey, and some tips for what you need to look for when hiring a blog photographer…