TOLMEIA GREGORY aka TOLLY DOLLY

THIS MONTH REDMILK MEETS TEENS AND KIDS, TAKING THE CHANCE TO INTERVIEW YOUNG TALENTS AND UNRIPE MUSES. HERE SOME QUESTIONS ASKED TO YOUNG FASHION BLOGGER TOLMEIA GREGORY (AKA TOLLY DOLLY)

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Tell us how your fashion blogger career started. and the idea to create your blog?
I wanted a project for the summer holidays, so with my family already in the online world, it seemed like a great idea. Blogging means that I can share my creative ideas with like minded people which is something I could never do before.

You’re a teenager, what do you love about fashion? And which are your inspirations for the creation of your styling?
I love how I can express myself however I choose. Plus I love clothes so mixing that with something creative is my favourite combination! I don’t have a main style inspiration but other bloggers like Susie Bubble are pretty darn cool.

We know that your dream it’s to become a fashion designer: where was this passion born and what would you like to do as designer?
Before my siblings and I were born my mum was a designer for Mulberry (a long time ago) so she is also interested in fashion, and that’s where it comes from! I’d love to inspire as many people as possible to be themselves through what they wear and wear what they want for them and nobody else! Being you is most important.

Recently, which designer has moved you and why?
I’d have to say Valentino. Their designs are so intricate and beautiful that I am almost speechless when I look at them. I’m not a huge haute couture fan as I have never been able to actually buy anything from that part of the industry but one can dream!

What’s your favourite social network to connect with your followers?
Definitely Twitter! It’s like talking to lots of different friends that like what you do! I also like Instagram too. I like to share snippets of my day that I don’t share on my blog.

Where do you find the references for your site, your posts?
All sorts of places! I sometimes use sites like Business of Fashion or even Pinterest for research. There are so many articles, books and magazines out there to spark new ideas.

How do you find the trust to get the own space in the fashion and to show your style in public?
I’m still learning to not think about what people say but I think it’s just realising that, if I feel comfortable in what I’m wearing, why should other people matter? This is ME!

Tell us how you organize your day between your blog and your school life
It’s all about time management and scheduling things beforehand. I like to use the evenings and weekends to draft up blog posts and think about what to write about next!

You can travel with few things, what would you like to bring with you?
A comfortable pair of shoes (probably my Dr Martens), my suede tassel bag, my DSLR, and depending on wear I’m going, probably a sketch/notebook too!

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