I have my own distinctive and unique style which is why I am a content creator. Having an eye for beauty and fashion, and putting my creative twist on them when creating looks is what makes my content stand out from the rest. I love being an inspirational influencer for others with the looks I create.
LaShawna, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Blogger?
Social media holds power to everything. I saw how big and successful Instagram has become over the years with different influencers, bloggers, celebs, etc. I love fashion, beauty, and fashion photography, which is what lead me to become a content creator. Social media is thriving with several influencers, bloggers, models, etc. of all backgrounds and I wanted to become one of those as well and share my content and creativity with the world. I love fashion photography and creating my trends. By the influence and demand for brands/people on social media, I decided to become a content creator/influencer.
Who is your inspiration in life LaShawna? How do you keep inspired?
I do not necessarily have an inspiration in life as in "who" but "what" inspires me? Everything. I have an eye for creativity and fashion is art to me. I take joy in finding unique pieces to pair with an outfit that makes a statement and makes people fall in love. I stay inspired by having an urge to make a statement when I dress. I stand out from the rest by being unique and genuinely myself. This is what makes people love, support, and respect you.
We all make mistakes LaShawna; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Blogger; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I tend to jump the gun because at times I cannot contain my excitement. You cannot say "Yes" to every opportunity that falls in your lap. Do your research first. This was my biggest downfall starting out, and I rapidly began to see the negative and how things weren't necessarily benefitting me. I took these experiences as lessons learned and knew to take a better approach when being offered opportunities.
LaShawna, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Blogger, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
Plan accordingly. Mentally we cannot keep track of our to-do lists, so it's best to have a planner. Without one, I felt very overwhelmed. I plan out everything from outfits to times to post my photos. It's so much easier and less stressful this way.
Please tell us LaShawna, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Blogger?
I plan accordingly for everything and list details. Making side notes or putting an action plan into place helps meet all of my priorities. Never have one plan of course. Always have a plan B when your plan A doesn't work.
LaShawna, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Being very detail-oriented and specific with your standards is a major key. Suggesting alternatives and putting things into a different perspective for a better understanding of others is also imperative. Not everyone sees the same or understand your thought process. Pointing out specifics and using scenarios shines a light on things for people to have a better understanding.
LaShawna, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Blogger. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
I am still new to the industry, but I had set a goal for myself to hit 1K before the beginning of 2017. I did not meet this goal on time. However, I did meet it later in addition to hitting two other milestones this year. I did not plan for that at all, but I am grateful it happened and for many more to come. This motivated me to continue doing what I do because people are watching and love it.
LaShawna, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Being in control of my work is what excites me. I have worked with photographers who are very open to my suggestions and allow me to have a voice and freedom in doing what I love while collaborating with them.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Blogger?
Consistency. Always be consistent and be yourself. Take pride and passion in what you love doing. Ignore the negative and focus on the positive. Do not become easily discouraged by the things people say on the internet. Let's be realistic, if they ran into you, do you think they would say it to your face? I highly doubt it.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
Yes. I am looking to create content and collab with brands in both the fashion and beauty industry. With me being a makeup artist, I'd love to work with several brands on their launch campaigns and be their artist for their models. In addition, I would love collaborating with major fashion brands such as Gucci, Prada, Versace, Tom Ford, YSL, and many more.
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