Tuesday, January 10, 2012

{Twitter Tuesday: "Chuffed to Bits" for The Whitelist}

It's Twitter Tuesday Time!

Every other Tuesday, I will be showcasing one of my amazing 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 a chance 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.  Let's chat and get to know each other:)
I have some really great "Tweet Buddies" and can't wait to meet more! 
My friends are your friends :)

January 10. 2012
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I thought I would kick off the first Twitter Tuesday of the New Year with a bang!

I hope you are ready for a treat, because I bring to you this week Yehyah, of  The Whitelist! Not only is he one of the most fabulous people I have come across on Twitter, his blog popularity is rising by leaps and bounds daily! He is definitely one to watch in the New Year.

I'll never forget when I discovered his blog last year and instantly saying aloud "Wow, this dude is soooo cool!". As we make our way around the internet daily, we find loads of inspiration from fashion blogs penned by women, but finding one by a man? Now that's pretty rare......and you, Yehyah, do it so well.

Yehyah spends most of his time in London, and has been blogging at The Whitelist for about four months.  
His two favorite colors are red & sky blue, and his favorite time of day is a sunny afternoon. 
Yehyah's favorite way to relax? " Listen to hardcore rock music! Just kidding!!! Probably just watching cheesy TV shows or a movie I’ve been waiting to see for ages".
Let's learn more about my super sweet Twitter Tuesday Buddy!!

What was your initial goal for your blog when you first began, and how has that changed today?
Yehyah:   I started off blogging because of mainly due to photography. I like taking photos and thought it would be great to have a photography blog but I’ve hardly taken any photos at all and instead, I took the fashion blog route. It was originally meant to be a mix of fashion and photography with more photography than fashion but the fashion side of things really took off.

Where do you draw your fashion inspiration from? 
I have no idea to be honest. I tend to go on gut feel. If I see something I like, I go with it. I’ve got the same attitude with shopping, I don’t over-think it. I just go with what I like so back to your original question (sorry for the mini-waffle there), I think that I must draw inspiration from a lot of things but I can’t really pinpoint any ‘stand out’ source of fashion inspiration.

Describe your style
Yehyah   Eclectic! I like to try new things so there isn’t a style genre out there that I wouldn’t try.

How many hours a day/week do you spend working on your blog?
Yehyah:      Hard to say! My blog is fairly new so I tend to spend quite a bit of time tweaking it. A rough guess would be anything from 20 – 40 hours (maybe more?). The reason it’s hard to quantify is because it varies a lot. There are days when I can’t spend any time on it and there are days when I spend time on it intermittently between doing other tasks. Or some days when I binge and go on it all day (though usually, that’s compensating for the days I didn’t do anything).

Where is your favorite place to shop?
Yehyah:   I’d say I don’t have a favourite place but the two places I find myself spending a lot of time are H&M and Selfridges. I like Topman as well though and there are a few fantastic bargains to be had in TK Maxx (It’s TJ Maxx in the US apparently, but in the UK, it’s TK Maxx). I’m also into vintage and thrift shops so literally, that means I’m looking for bargains anywhere from a typical vintage shop (like Beyond Retro) to charity shops.

 What "must haves" will you be adding to your Fall wardrobe?
Yehyah:  I think I’ve covered most of the ‘must haves’. The two things I wanted were a wool coat and leather gloves.  I got the coat just before Christmas and the gloves for Christmas. Sorted! :)

What is your favorite piece of clothing/jewelry and why?
  My Tag Heuer watch. I’m usually very impulsive with purchases as I can typically just see something I like and know straight away that I need to have it but with the Tag Heuer I really took my time deciding which one to get (the fact that it was slightly more expensive that the average also helped delay the purchase – there’s no way I was going impulsive on that one...)  and I think the careful consideration helped me get one that I really liked and that I’m still crazy about till now. It helps that it’s what I term ‘functional jewellery’ (even though technically it isn’t jewellery) but basically it not only looks good but it also helps tell me the time!  

Do you have any advice for new bloggers who are just getting started?
Yehyah:   Tricky one since I’m fairly new to blogging as well, but the main thing is to have fun with it and just be yourself. The blogs I really like are the ones that not only look good, but the writer also has a unique ‘voice’ / personal stamp. It makes the blog stand out and more interesting to read.

Where do you see yourself in 2 years?
 Not a clue! I’m not as familiar with other people’s blog stories or where the blog could take me but it would be nice to have more readers, actively engage with the blogging community and connect with more people all over the world.

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

You can find Yehyah at:
*all photos courtesy of Yehyah*

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