Interview with Angelica Lee
Today we were able to learn more from lifestyle and travel blogger, Angelica. Although Angelica runs her blog AngelicaLXW, you can find most of her updates on her carefully cultivated Instagram @angelicalxw
Lust Have: What inspired you to start documenting your lifestyle and travels?
Angelica: I have always been someone who kept a record of things I did and the places I went, but I guess the fact that being able to put all of this onto one platform was the initial drawing point. Reading posts from others' experience really helped me plan my travels and so I figured that I too could share some helpful tips with others.
LH: In one sentence, how would you describe the purpose of your blog to a potential new follower?
A: Budget to mid-range travel and lifestyle
LH: Who is your number one fashion inspiration and why?
A: Imjennim. I love how she can pull off various kinds of style from the feminine girl to a tomboy look. I especially love how she uses minimal and natural makeup looks, letting the outfit speak for itself.
LH: What are some of your current style obsessions?
A: Bell sleeves and cold shoulders tops! There's something so sweet and effortless about the look.
LH: What are your predictions for the next big style trend?
A: I think this goes more towards hairstyle than clothing, but I think mid-length hair is making its way back into trends now.
LH: Tell us about a typical day working on your feed.
A: Blog wise, this goes from writing the content, editing the photos and re-arranging the layout of the post. As for my instagram, a few images are chosen, edited, and the best fit for the next post is posted.
LH: What changes have you noticed in your life after starting your lifestyle feed?
A: The engagement rate with my followers have increased and I've got to interact with people from all over the world, sharing some helpful tips about lifestyle and travels through the Direct Message feature in Instagram.
LH: There are always challenges associated with success. Are there any barriers you have encountered that have or are currently preventing you from hitting any milestones?
A: Yes, people don't really know this but blogging really takes up a lot of your time and as I am currently working on my final major project for my degree, unfortunately I do not have the time to dedicate this to blogging and thus, have put a hold on this and worked through my Instagram instead.
LH: Speaking of which, what is your next big milestone for your digital diary?
A: I'm currently aiming to expand my Instagram presence, so hitting 2K or more followers would be my next goal.
LH: Who is your favorite photographer for your shoots?
A: My fellow blogger. She too is on the same journey as I am and we kinda both know each other's likes and dislikes when it comes to our photography.
LH: What is the toughest lesson you have learned so far from the world of fashion blogging?
A: Never give up and if it's something you're passionate about, go for it. I was in great doubt before I started but I knew that above all else, I am doing this simply because I enjoy it and it doesn't matter if nobody else thinks it's a great idea. I would say that it's easy to get lost in the numbers and feel pressured to achieve a certain standard, but I was constantly reminded of the true purpose I'm doing this - the passion.
LH: As you continue working on your online presence, are there any skills or talents you wish to polish that will help you along the way?
A: I feel like there is still lots to learn in many aspects and I'm interested in improving my skills to be able to capture the audience's attention with one look. I guess this has to do with achieving a certain style and layout that is distinct.
LH: Any final thoughts or advice for those that would like to follow in your footsteps?
A: It would definitely start out tough and you may feel like you're not achieving anything within the first few months, but honestly just go for it. It gets better, it really does.
Thanks for visiting with us Angelica! Be sure to follow along with Angelica on the Lust Have app at @AngelicaLee