Jennifer Brix is a fashion blogger and the owner of Pink Brix Boutique; here is a link to her blog:
Q: What made you want to be a writer?
A: Writing is the ultimate creative outlet for me! I enjoy telling stories from my point of view and capturing the reader’s interest all at once. I also appreciate the fact that, as a freelance writer, you get to define your own priorities.
Q: How did you get your first paying gig?
A: I got my first paying gig with a small, local print publication in Charlotte, North Carolina. When I pitched the editor with my query letter, I discovered she was a fan of my blog and my writing style. It was truly a humbling experience!
Q: Why do you think fashion and beauty are such popular topics for bloggers?
A: For the same reasons that the beauty and fashion industries, respectively, are booming: the world spends billions to look beautiful. As women, we want to feel good about ourselves and are always seeking ways to change or enhance our looks. And though we may aspire to have their bank accounts, looks and (seemingly) effortless style, celebrity lifestyles are just not attainable for most of us. Why not gain insight into fashion and beauty topics from a blogger whom you can relate to?
Q: Who are some of your favorite designers?
A: My must-have designer duds are Tory Burch flats and Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dresses. I’m obsessed! I’m also a big fan of Zac Posen’s unique designs. Otherwise, I’m a savvy shopper and enjoy affordable retailers such as Nordstrom, H&M, Express and Forever 21.
Q: What’s the difference between blogging and traditional journalism?
A: The ongoing debate! Though both are methods of content distribution, I think it all boils down to the fact that journalism is heavily objective, while us bloggers love to express our opinion/perspective. Also, as blogging is a form of social media, it’s all about engagement, while traditional journalism relays information and is produced solely for consumption.
Q: What trends in fashion annoy you?
A: Right now it’s the nipple-baring trend. I don’t need to see your breasts in public. It’s a desperate ploy for attention.
Q: What makes for a successful fashion blog?
A: Consistency and great content is key. Captivating images are also important.
Q: What is Pink Brix Boutique?
A: Pink Brix Boutique (www.PinkBrix.com) is a celebrity-inspired fashion jewelry boutique catering to every woman’s style. I wanted to turn my brand into something tangible and Pink Brix was the result! Though I just launched the shop on July 1, I’ve had an outpouring of support and I couldn’t be more grateful!
Q: What other jobs have you had and how do they influence your fashion sense?
A: During College, I interned at media companies such as NBC Universal and CBS Radio. After graduating in 2012, I began working as writer and editor. Currently, however, I work full-time as a Social Media Community Manager for health and nutrition brands in Greensboro, North Carolina.
My work experience has taken me from New York City to Los Angeles to Charlotte, and various places in between. I’ve definitely studied women’s style all over the country. Because of this, I enjoy exploring emerging trends and taking risks with my style!
Q: What fashion advice would you give to a pasty faced, middle aged woman whose ten pounds overweight?
A: You’re beautiful. Confidence is your best accessory. Never leave home without it!
Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects:)