The girl on the far right is one of Calgary‘s popular and well known fashion blogger, The Girl with the Messy Hair, KD Faustino! We want to give her a round of applause for being recognized by one of the biggest company, MTV! We were very excited for her when they tweeted her the link, so we wanted to share with our readers! Here is the quote from MTV’s Website:
Sometimes shielding yourself from the sun can look downright ADORABLE. Since this summer is all about florals, maxis, and sky-high platforms, the perfect way to beat those sunny rays is with a ’70s-inspired wide-brimmed hat. We scoured the internetz for fashion bloggers who sported their chateaus in such steal-worthy styles that we literally had to chain ourselves to our desks to keep us from running to the nearest thrift shopimmediately. Disclaimer: This might happen to you.
Melbourne-based blogger Sam Sidney of Twin Cat Vintage may be on the opposite side of the globe, but her style hits SO close to home. We love her structured vintage hat she paired with Sass & Bide shirt and UH-MAZING studded harness. Not only is her illusion skirt PERFECT paired with her airy blouse, but she made it herself! Someone please give this girl 1,000 extra style points. OK, BAM, we just did.
Madeline Hansen of the blog Jean Greige is a true L.A. fashion girl that you’ll become obsessed with the SECOND you land on her site. Her accessories are always killer (no seriously, look), and she is cute to boot! We’re sooo into her vintage ’80s throwback wide-brimmed hat, and we are even MORE into the fact that she hacked her floral vintage dress to a shorter length! Then, she threw a comfy peach sweater over her dress, put on some Jeffrey Campbell platforms (which is like catnip to the MTV Style girls), accessorized to the nines, and OFFICIALLY made us super jealous of this entire summer ensemble.
Hailing from Canada, KD Faustino‘s blog The Girl With The Messy Hair is QUITE the misnomer. (Her hair is always perfect. Sorry. It’s the truth.) Her effortless style makes us wish we could rock straw floppy hats as well as she does! We love how elegant she looks pairing her ’70s chateau with a gray off-the-shoulder H&M shirt, thrifted leopard maxi skirt (GREAT FIND!), and beige suede Chinese Laundry wedge boots. But we do have one thing to say to Ms. Faustino: Cheer up, girl! You look FABULOUS.
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Congratulations to all the girls that have been chosen! We did our own quick personal interview with The Girl with the Messy Hair and could not be happier how it went! Read below:
1. How do you make yourself stand out with the other competitor bloggers? What do you learn from it?
I think the key is NOT trying to make yourself stand out. I truly believe that when you just do your own thing, keep it real and stay true to your style, people would pick it up and just love you for YOU. Never ever pretend or copy someone else because seriously, how far can you go on pretending?
2. Do you fall asleep and wake up the next morning thinking about what you’re planning to blog about next?
Sometimes yes and sometimes no—because I take photos beforehand, I sometimes think what’s good to post for the day. In terms of event posts, I have to definitely post them the day or two after the event or else it depicts the purpose of covering the event.
3. If there was ever a chance for a blogger’s only magazine out there, what title would you like to see?
Calgary Fashion did a “Blogger by Night” event recently and I think it could be the perfect title for a blogger magazine. Most bloggers usually have day time jobs and are actually literally “bloggers by night.”
4. What are your advices to any young bloggers and fashionistas in the fashion industries around the world, especially Calgary?
I always say that as a blogger, you are your own brand. Even if blogging gives you the freedom of expression, still think about the consequences of the actions or words that you’ve made or said because anyone can access your blog and take each word you’ve said out of context. Be cautious and aware.
For first time bloggers, do not lose hope when someone doesn’t leave a comment, follow you or feature you in a magazine. For some, it is instant fame but for others, it isn’t. Being a successful blogger isn’t measured by how fast you’ve become recognized. The truth is you shouldn’t aim for recognition. Sure, it is nice to be appreciated and applauded for your work but do not make it a goal or else you would lose your passion and just take blogging as a job.
5. What are your best methods to keep your fans closer and enemies even further?
I do not think that ignorance is bliss when it comes to haters. I believe that haters are gonna hate and it is up to you whether you want to take it negatively or positively. Sometimes these haters can be one’s reality check. But I like being nice and I think it is always better to make constructive criticisms than just bash other people without proper knowledge about them. This is where the fans come in, I suppose. Fans keep me grounded. When one single person hates you, remember the numerous people who actually love you—whether they actually know you or not (just like the haters).