HI ASHLEY, WELCOME TO BLOGGER’S WARDROBE!
TELL US HOW YOU STARTED BLOGGING?
It all started with one heart-crushing breakup and Cocktail Chic was born on an airplane somewhere between Oregon and California. Cocktail Chic, originally a dating and relationship column with a twist, comparing every day to a cocktail, started as a mere dear diary entry for me to vent. Now, years (and many boyfriends) later, Cocktail Chic is an all-encompassing relationship, beauty, and lifestyle blog; an outlet no longer for venting, but for exploring and informing.
WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST INSPIRATION WHEN IT COMES TO PERSONAL STYLE?
As most fashion bloggers, I find inspiration in fellow fashion journalists and the influx of fashion magazines that arrive daily in my mailbox and inbox. Outside of the fashion community, I keep my eyes peeled walking the streets of New York, looking for that one new “IT” thing to set my outfit apart from the sea of signature NY black.
WHAT OTHER BLOGS DO YOU READ?
If I gave you my daily blog reading list you wouldn’t believe it; it tops out at over 600.
WHAT’S YOUR GOAL WITH YOUR BLOG AND BLOGGING?
When I started my blog, my initial intention was to have a personal outlet but over the years my blogging priorities have shifted; my blog now acts as my professional portfolio along with my social media accounts.
YOUR BLOG – IS IT BUSINESS OR PURE FUN?
Both – Balance it key; if you no longer enjoy blogging it will be evident to your readers.
WHO’S YOUR ABSOLUTE FAVORITE DESIGNER?
This has to be the most challenging question to answer so far. Can I plead the fifth?
WHAT IN HIS/HER DESIGN IS IT THAT DOES IT FOR YOU?
Say I DID name my favorite designer; they would have to encompass such a versatile style, that depending on my mood and where in the world I was, I could wear them.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE?
In the next 5 years, I hope to (I WILL) start my own fashion social media firm. *le sigh*
DO YOU INTERACT WITH YOUR READERS?
Daily, via social media; it’s crucial that there is an ongoing communication and understanding between a blogger and their readers.
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR YOU TO HAVE A LOT OF READERS?
As cliché as it sounds, it isn’t about quantity, it’s about quality. It is, however, important to have a consistently growing number of readers and follows and not to remain stagnant.
WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A CELEBRITY?
I started my blog anonymously under the pen name ‘Cocktail Chic’ for a reason.
WHAT HAS BLOGGING MEANT TO YOU – WHAT HAS BEEN THE OUTCOME?
It has meant an outlet for my opinions (of which there are a lot of) and advice as well as a source of income.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR LIFE WOULD BE LIKE IF YOU NEVER STARTED BLOGGING?
I would not be in the career I am and would instead be a lost 20-something, living a life similar to the main character in ‘Girls’.
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO GET OUT OF BEING A MEMBER OF BLOGGER’S WARDROBE?
Without gushing TOO much, I am honored to be part of Blogger’s Wardrobe; a community that is generous enough to connect bloggers with designers, one another, and readers. I hope not only to expand my blog’s reach but to also work with little known brands to increase their exposure.