Anonymous asked: Hey, I'm thinking about starting a fashion blog! How did you start out?
My blog has done a complete 180° since I first joined Tumblr two and a half years ago. I’ve gone through several stages for it to be where it is now.
I’ve always blogged fashion-related images and commentary; however, fashion week is what really defined and changed my blogging style.
When fashion week began (we’re going back a few seasons now) I wasn’t seeing the content I wanted too. People seemed delayed on uploading images from fashion week. That’s when I took it upon myself to stop reblogging images and to upload my own from third party websites (of course with giving proper credit). The images I was posting on here from fashion week ended up gaining a great deal of feedback which is how I ended up becoming an editor for the NYFW, LFW tags and within recent the Fashion tag. That inevitably allowed me to gain a larger following.
That was the defining moment. It was at that point where I had changed my URL from yslaurent to pretaportre; it was more suitable to the images I would be posting. I didn’t want my blog to be defined by a specific designer since it was much more than that.
I also made the decision to continue to post content from third party websites rather than reblogging. It allowed me to find content that was up to date and hadn’t been (over) shared on here.
Most of the editorials I post are from upcoming or current issues of fashion magazines. The street style imagery I post were taken all within the last couple weeks. And when fashion week rolls around in September, I will be making sure to stay on top of that as well. It’s a style that has worked well for me.
Here is a question I answered for someone who was looking for advice on how to start a fashion blog. It has several tips I think you would find useful.
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