“Consistency as a Digital Influencer is major key! And when I first started paving my way as becoming a blogger I realized to train myself to not be such procrastinator and know that when their is something to post or if i have something important to do make sure it gets done!”
Headline that best represents you: Fashion Blogger
Current city where you live: Buffalo, NY
Hometown: Barstow, CA
This week, our girl boss feature is an absolute gem. She’s a Fashion, Lifestyle and Beauty blogger from Buffalo, NY. Meet Loreanstyles! I met this young lady at an event last year, and immediately fell in love with her presence. She’s warm and super sweet. Also – she was wearing a really cute outfit, so naturally I knew we’d be friends! I always go to her Instagram to check out the latest trends and some inspiration for new makeup ideas. Her content is always so pretty, and most importantly, this girl is always consistent. I love that! Loreanstyles is so passionate about what she does, and I can’t wait for you all to get to know her. Read our interview below – and become inspired!
I love the work that you’re doing in social media and blogging. Your Instagram is so pretty! Tell me about your blog and what motivated you to start?
Thank you! My blog is of course all about fashion , day to day lifestyle , and beauty. I know it sounds like your average blogger but its unique in my way. What motivated me to start my blog…hmmm good question! I think what motivated me was all of the requests I would get to help style someone , or even just meet up with people because they wanted to have a one one conversation with me for fashion advice. I’ve noticed while living here in buffalo people feel as though they have to follow trends in order to be accepted or just to get a compliment on what their wearing. As for with me that is not the case! I enjoy trends but if that one trend is not for me then its not for me, I realized that people needed a blogger that is just truly genuine and has their own sense of fashion with a little sass to it, and that’s the type of blogger I am.
What challenges have you faced as a Digital Influencer? Are there any tools or resources out there that have helped you overcome these challenges?
Consistency….CONSISTENCY! As a Digital Influencer its major key! And when I first started paving my way as becoming a blogger I realized to train myself to not be a such procrastinator and know that when their is something to post or if I have something important to do make sure it gets done! The tools that I use to overcome any challenges are my calendar, and my reminder app on my phone! those two things help me out a lot!
Today’s age is all about ‘The Digital Age.’ With a powerful advertising platform such as Instagram, small businesses and brands can reach a wider audience. In what ways do you think Instagram helps you build your brand?
Insatgram helps me build my brand because it gives me the option on promoting myself. I honestly would love to thank the person who created instagram because that is a social base that was part of breaking my shell and helping me learn with the help of this app anything can happen!
Besides Instagram, what other social media platforms do you use? Which platform do you find the most appealing for your brand?
I’m totally still a fan of Facebook! I have a lot of family on facebook that enjoy seeing my posts about my blog and not many of them have any other social medias so it makes me happy that my family that’s not living here in buffalo still can be engaged on what I’m up too! But I also do find snapchat very appealing for my blog, its a huge contribution to my platform.
Tell me about the most recent collaboration you’ve done. And are there any creatives in Buffalo (or outside of the city) that you’d like to work with?
I have worked with a good friend of mine his name is Malik who is also a photographer. We collabed on a couple of shoots for my blog! He was actually the first to give me a photo shoot and it was so far one of the best collaborations for me. I’m very open as far as working with creatives who are very passionate in the fashion industry like myself. Although I do limit my options to whom i collaborate with because you can’t just work with ANYONE I take pride in my brand.
Who are your favorite Influencers/YouTubers that inspire your work?
My favorite influencer would have to be Elaine Welteroth who is the editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue , she is a HUGE inspiration to me because of all the hard work she’s put forth to make it to where she is now. She gives me hope to pursue having a career with Vogue Magazine. Plus she’s amazing and her boomerangs on instagram are the bomb [laughs] I also enjoy The Glam Twinz. They are on Youtube and their channel is more of a hair and beauty channel, but they’re both just very engaging and they have accomplished so much on their youtube channel.
What is your most proud moment that you have achieved as a blogger?
My most proud moment would have to be getting invited to the RPG show event in New York City , that was a huge accomplishment. I felt like it was a sneak peak into where my future is heading. Also with the little bit of supporters that I have , that itself is a accomplishment for me!
Are there any projects you are working on, and/or upcoming events that we should know about?
I have so much stuff in the works right now and i’m super excited about it all so with that being said THAT…. is something you guys are gonna have to keep an eye out for on my blog so stay tuned!
Now let’s get a little more personal! Tell me your favorite:
- Instagram account you follow: @voguerunway
- Fashion Designer: Right now is Marc Jacobs
- Band or music artist: Future is my favorite artist as of for now [laughs]
- Restaurant in your neighborhood: PF CHANGS
- Clothing boutique: Sarah Danielle. They are located on the elmwood strip! They have the best leggings
- Lipstick: spirit matte lipstick from MAC
- Netflix show or movie: Save the last dance is my favorite movie
And let’s get a little more personal, shall we:
- If you won $20 million dollars in the lottery, what would you do with that money? If I were to win 20 million dollars donate 2 million to Lybia because its a tragedy going on there and it breaks my heart! I would donate another 2 million to animal shelters because I am a crazy animal lover , and I would expand my brand and pay my way through college! oh! and find the cutest penthouse in New York City
- How would you describe your best friend in 3 words? Adventurous , Exciting , and Sassy
- What is the last good book that you’ve read? Last book I read was Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
- What’s your favorite song on your current dance playlist? Fall Thur by dreamdoll
- New York City or LA? New York City, I love the season change
- Who is your male celebrity crush? Trey Songz
- 3 things on your bucket list? To sky dive with my mom, to work with vogue publisher Anna Wintour, and to be a feature on vogues 73 questions.
Be sure to follow Loreanstyles on social media AND follow her blog – all links below! Thank you so much Lorean for being a part of my diary. Thanks for reading loves!