We are excited to announce our very first Fashion Blog Review. As I constantly search the web for up and coming fashion blogging talent, I see many types of fashion blogs. Some are extremely outdated, some are never updated, some are way tooo pink, some are way too dark. Some fashion blogs are just tooo darn serious and other blogs have too many ads.
When I look for a top fashion blog, I look for Simplicity, originality, inspiration and freshness. Norine Leverton has developed a fresh Fashion BLog called Fashion Tadpole just a few months ago. She seems to have a great eye for beautiful fashion photography and she has a unique way of keeping her content fresh. Of course she borrows many images from fellow fashion bloggers, but she has a very selective eye for choosing just the right images for her fashion blog.
We loved her fashion blog so much, we included it in MyStyleWire and have featured an image from one of her articles on our home page for one week.
Your Name: Norine Leverton
Where you live? San Diego, California
Your Blog: Fashion Tadpole
Your Age: 18
Your Gender: Female
Your Hobbies: Blogging, Shopping, Reading, Dance
Married, Engaged, Single? Single
How did you come up with your blog name?
I was brainstorming with my mom and sister and somehow we came up with Fashion Tadpole. I also liked the idea that Tadpoles are in the beginning stage of their lives and that they evolve. I sort of felt like a young tadpole entering the fashion world with the start of my blog and I thought it was a great metaphor.
Do you have a full time job aside from being a fashion blogger?
I just landed a summer job at Nordstrom after doing an internship there for a year.
What kind of Computer do you use?
I use a Presario Laptop.
What kind of phone do you have?
I have a black Rant however I plan on upgrading to a Blackberry ASAP.
What inspired you to get started as a fashion blogger?
I started discovering different fashion blogs while surfing the web and I would save them under my favorites. As my interest in fashion began to grow I found myself checking these blogs daily and I always admired their creativity and eye for what was current and new. My admiration for these blogs really inspired me to take a chance and start my own blog.
How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging in November 2009.
Do you make money as a fashion blogger?
I’ve received a few goodies from people I’ve advertised for.
How many hours per week do you spend blogging?
It really depends how much free time I have during the week with school work. I definitely spend more time blogging on my weekends.
Have you been invited to any special fashion industry events because you have a fashion blog?
I have received a few invites from pr companies in New York however I live all the way in California.
Who are your favorite fashion bloggers?
I love Knightcat, Fashion Toast, Le Fashion, Jak&Jil, Studded Hearts, and Sarahdanslenoir.
Who is your favorite fashion designer? Why?
I have so many. I love Proenza Schouler, Giambattista Valli, Marni, Alexander Wang, Missoni, Chloe, and Chanel. I really love how each designer has their own true aesthetic and when you see one of their pieces you know it was made by them. The signature pieces are what really grab my attention.
How do you promote your fashion blog?
I leave my link in various comments I write on other blogs. I think a lot of people have randomly stumbled upon my blog through the links I sprinkle around the blogosphere.
What do you think about the growth and popularity of fashion blogging?
I think it’s great. It’s amazing that young fashion lovers can put in their input and be heard. I also think it’s awesome that there is a new perspective that young people can look to for fashion news, inspiration, and advice besides magazine. Magazines are great because they are tangible but I feel like bloggers have taken on a more relatable approach to fashion.
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
I would love to be a stylist or an editor for a fashion magazine. I also really enjoy writing.
What is the biggest Fashion trend for Summer 2010?
I think it would have to be the return of the clog.
Who is your favorite celebrity?
It’s a tie between Mary Kate Olsen and Nicole Richie.
If you won a $1000 shopping spree what would you buy?
I would buy a pair of Louboutins or the Alexander Wang Rocco bag.
Describe your fashion blog in 25 words or less:
A compilation of fashion imagery that serve as my daily inspiration along with tidbits of words to my readers.
Describe your personal style:
I try not to subscribe to one style. I mix and match between a combination of bohemian, glamour, rocker, and grunge.
IF you were the fashion police, what laws would you make?
No Crocs or Fanny Packs.