Tuesday, December 14, 2010

~ Twitter Tuesday : Business Meets Bestie ~

Twitter Tuesday is here:)
 Each Tuesday, I will be showcasing one of my Twitter friends on my blog!
I've been so fortunate to have met some really incredible and talented people since I began blogging. 
Twitter Tuesday is a fabulous way to meet new bloggers and visit some amazing new blog sites. 
If you would like to be featured on Twitter Tuesday, it's easy......
Just click on the "Twitter" button in my right sidebar, and we will be instantly connected as Twitter friends.  
I have some really great "Tweet Buddies" and can't wait to meet more!
My friends are your friends :) 

December 14. 2010
Twitter Tuesday, brought to you by:
  Business meets Bestie, is the perfect way to describe my friendship with Folake.
As most of you already know, I'm a freelance writer for Style Sample Magazine, and was fortunate to write a feature article on this fabulous woman, who I now call "friend":)
From the moment I visited Folake at her website Style Pantry, I knew I would become addicted to stalking her site daily. She truly is a wealth of fashion information and inspiration!
In addition to having one of the most unique and fashion forward styles I've ever seen, Folake is also an amazingly talented woman who is the owner of her own children's clothing line called WeWe Clothing
The clothing line features styles that adults are currently wearing, just in smaller versions. How adorable is that????
They say in life..."there are no guarantees" 
I beg to differ..I guarantee you will be adding Folake to your daily blog roll:)

What was your initial goal for your blog when you first began, and how has that changed today?

My initial goal was to blog about Fashion & Style from four different perspectives, so I invited three other ladies, who lived in different parts of the world to share their thoughts. That idea fizzled out within a month.
I carried on, on my own, and stayed true to the latest news in fashion, lookbooks of brands I admire, interviews of folks in the industry I wanted to feature on SP,  “style finds” from shopping, and general art & designs. I recently started blogging and featuring my daily style about 4 months ago. It has definitely evolved quite a bit and continues to do so. I’m really grateful to my readers.

Describe your style
Three’s Company meets Woodstock meets Today’s fashion. 

Where do you draw your fashion inspiration from? 
I draw inspiration from the pieces I buy, the patterns and structure of the clothes, and colors.

How many hours a day/week do you spend working on your blog?
Let’s just say, it’s a full-time job.

Where is your favorite place to shop?
I don’t have a favorite, but I’m kind of addicted to Free People and Zara

What "must haves" will you be adding to your winter wardrobe?
Winter? There is no such thing in California. Lol. I never think about “winter wardrobe”, but I do have to get a faux fur jacket I saw at Urban.

What is your favorite piece of clothing/jewelry and why?
Someone just asked me that the other day. It’s not possible for me to have a favorite. Each item has its own personality and means something special. That’s why I buy them in the first place.

Do you have any advice for new bloggers who are just getting started?
Put in the work, update regularly, have a super positive attitude and support your fellow bloggers. 

Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
Wherever God wants me to be. I’m grateful for my life right now. I have three beautiful kids and a super supportive husband.

Thank you so much Folake, for allowing me to feature you as my Twitter Tuesday Friend:) 

You can find Folake at:
~Folake~ (Fashion Blog)
@StylePantry (Twitter account)

*all photos courtesy of Folake*


kileen said...

great feature!! folake has an amazing style and I was blown away by the fact that she has 3 kids! i love her boho-chic style and beautiful colors that she incorporates in her outfits. thanks for featuring her!


jemina said...

Ahhhhh Maaaaaa Ziiiinnngggg, this is what a I call STYLE!!! Beyond Fabulous, thanks for featuring Folake, I will indeed haunt her blog from now on


Gawgus things... said...

What a brilliant idea! You're so right, I've now added Folake to my daily reads!! Thank you so much for sharing - look forward to the next installment! xx

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow..she is so stunning and I adore her style:) Kisses, darling
Happy Tuesday

Debby said...

Such a cool girl! Love her style! xo

Joll Burr said...

shes beautiful, love her style!!!

Jessica said...

Can she be anymore fantastic?!

Lee Oliveira said...

this post is a double WOW..
you blog is fantastic and her style is fabulous.

Pam S said...

Wow, what a fabulous style, I will definitely go read her blog now.

little t said...

This is a really great idea- I love being introduced to new bloggers!

Closet Fashionista said...

OOoh love all her outfits!! Great interview :D

Ashelle said...

Such an interesting lady! I'll be checking her out for sure.

Chas said...

She has great style! I will definitely have to check out her blog!

Krystal said...

she certainly has incredible style!!

Courtney Erin said...

I'm drooling over that gorgeous leopard print outfit! She has such bold style.

xoxo ~ Courtney

Alleen said...

What a wonderful idea...I love reading about the people behind the blog! Cheers!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

I love Twitter Tuesday. This was a very great idea.


Fashion Queen said...

I really love her style.

Alice said...

Such a nice feature. Love the leo print dress. xx, Alice :)

Emilie said...

The last blog that I add to be a follower was based on your twitter tuesday and looks like I'll keep adding the list every tuesday =)!
Such a cool girl!



love these features! and i love her unique style!

Amber's Notebook said...

LOve her style!!

Lori said...

Her kid stuff is so adorable. Will definitely be purchasing things in the future. The dresses are so cute, it makes me wish I had a girl :)

Jenni Wells said...

what great style and an interesting mind! thank you for sharing, dear.

ps- i have so much catching up but i must say you have posted some really amazing stuff these last few weeks!!!!


chichichic.wordpress.com said...

she's so amazing! love reading anything with her in it! love ya, sp!



cornflakegirl74 said...

I loooooooove her fashion sense (and also she is just sooo incredibly BEAUTIFUL!). Thanks so much for introducing me to her--off to stalk, errr, follow her now!

triciathomas said...

Love her style! Thanks for introducing us all to such amazing bloggers!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Her look is FABULOUS. Wow.

Jodi said...

GORGEOUS!! I love the outfits and accessories.. I love FOLAKE.. wow I am going over to sign up to stalk too!!

very awesome.. thanks for introducing us to such hotties Colette!!! xoxo J

Katie said...

So awesome youre doing this feature :)

Monroe Steele said...

she has amazing style

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC

Amber Blue Bird said...

whoa she has amazing style

TrophyBoutique said...

Love this feature. Folake is pretty awesome!

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Vikki said...

What a great feature! I love it!
And she seems to have great style... I'll definitely go check her blog out!



The Closet Shopper said...

Wow. Love her. And I LOL'd when she described her fashion style using the Three's company reference. So perfect.

Thanks again for sharing your friends.


Ms. Givens said...

She is gorgeous!

Erica said...

Agree, she's gorgeous!

Anna said...

Oh she is so beautiful and I love her style!
Each time I look at her I always wonder how big is her wardrobe.

La p├ępite modeuse said...

lovely blog !!

Marcie said...

That girl has style!

xo M

Lisa Griffin said...

You do really fabulous interviews for this series and folake looks like such a cool laady! definitely going to check her out thanks!

shealennon said...

I remember reading your article and admiring Folake's awesome style. She's definitely an inspiration!


Oh how fabulous is she??? Thanks for the introduction, sweetie. Love your twitter Tuesdays :) xoxo

Shalysse said...

This is such a nice thing to showcase other bloggers in a post! Folake is so cute, she seems like such a lovely lady. I especially love her boho-chic style and love that she is a mother that still knows how to dress. (:


Anna Jane said...

i love this! folake is absolutely gorgeous and has flawless style.

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Ann said...

She looks so cool and her style is fab...

Jasmine Lee said...

wow great feature love her style!!!

D e g a i n e said...

Her style is so freeing. Great blog, just came across it!

d e g a i n e


Emilie said...

Great feature! I love her style!

hiyaluv said...

amazing class and style. great feature doll! :)gina

Kelly said...

Wow - these pictures are divine - what fabulous retro style!!!

Love this feature!

Style said...

Completely overwhelmed with the love and support. Collette, you have created a community of people filled positive and vibrant energy. I love it.

Thank you kindly for the feature, my dear. Love you. xo

Shoe said...

AMAZING! I love her beautiful and bold style!!



Ann Nichols said...

What a lovely lady!
PS Thanks for entering my GIVEAWAY! (Let's see if the follow button works this time! You know what... today it tells me that I'm already following you...but I didn't see this posting come up in my dashboard... puzzlement!!)

20 York Street said...

Oh, I'm loving her definitely! She's got great style and as you said, a wealth of information!

Miss ya babe!


shari @ little blue deer said...

She is stunning! Wow, love her style, great feature Collette! XX!

Holly Golightly said...

I am in awe! She is soooooo Beautiful. I have heard again how beautiful people are in California but now I am for sure a believer!

shade of whim said...

great post! thanks for sharing. i am onto Folake :)
have a lovely weekend

Jen S. said...

I am loving this new feature collette....its GREAT!!!