Name: Jazzi McGilbert
Location: Born and currently in Los Angeles, but very often, New York
Occupation: Freelance Writer, Fashion Assistant, Stylist, Blogger, Creative Type
Q: When did you first start your blog? How has it changed since then?
A: I first started blogging on LiveJournal way back when and branched out to my own domain in 2007. My blog is constantly evolving in little ways, just as I do. I didn’t really post outfit photos in the beginning, and instead focused on my budding career path. I talked a lot about my internships then. However, now that I’ve graduated from intern-status, I still like to offer advice and talk about some new experiences. Since there was an interest, I post more photos of myself now, which still feels unnatural for me. I’m way more comfortable and adept behind the lens.
With the increased visibility (of myself, and just blogging in general) I decided to post less about my friends and family, but it’s still about my life, work and fashion. Right now I’m really encouraging myself to blog like no one’s watching – though I think it’s awesome that they are, and love so many of the people I’ve connected with through the internet!
Q: How would you describe your individual blog posts, and how would you describe your blog as whole?
A: It’s all just me and whatever my frenzied brain spews out that day. Plus lots of DIYs, because I guess I’m just crafty like that (picture me brushing my shoulders off right there). I don’t have a posting schedule, so it’s sporadic since I only write when I have something to show and/or tell. The only thing I have to really push myself to do is outfit posts – everything else is pretty organic.
It’s like a highly personal magazine in ways; I’m sharing a lot of information in a periodical of my life (as it relates to fashion). That gives me a big enough umbrella to work under. Since I have real working experience in the fashion industry, I’d like to bridge the gap between the "blog world" and "editorial world" a bit, but really there’s no greater scheme or intention.
Q: What fashion sites do you read daily?
A: I read my bloglovin feed religiously like the morning paper and follow over 100 blogs. I’ll spare you the full list, but my humor is in line with the Bleach Black girls because, like me, they aren’t afraid to look in the oddest places for a great find. I love Full Frontal Fashion, Style Section LA, Fashionologie for straight news, my friend Julia’s Blackberry Vision because she snaps the kookiest stuff in NY. And of course tFS (really, I’m on here all the time and subscribe to a number of threads).
Q: How would you describe your personal style?
A: Really moody and eclectic with lots of leg. Tough sometimes, though usually pretty feminine, but not overly so. I admire the type with a very specific, defined "look" but I just don’t think I’m one of them. I take a lot of inspiration from a lot of places. I’d point to early No Doubt-era Gwen Stefani, Diana Ross, Jenny Lewis, and Wednesday Adams as influences.
Q: Who are your favorite labels and designers?
A: I love Miuccia Prada, Ann Demeulemeester, and Dries van Noten. But I’m also really interested in the newer generation of designers like Feng Feng Yeh of Savant, Jenny Reyes of Geronimo, Rodarte, and The Row. They are all amazing women really expressing what I really want to wear right now.
Q: What would you never leave your house without?
A: Notebook, pen and camera. I can do a lot with those 3.
Q: What do you want to be doing in five years?
A: Calling the shots. I just hope to see a little more payoff for the hustle… but I’m confident I’ll be doing both print & digital media work, surrounded by a great creative team. Or starting something totally new that doesn’t really exist in a tangible form yet.