About a year ago I interviewed the lovely Sarah Ashcroft from That Pommie Girl for a college assignment. Recently I re discovered the interview looking through old emails and I thought it could make a fun post. I am sure most of you are quite familiar with Sarah, if not through her blog then from instagram. The gorgeous lady has a huge following and I feel very lucky to have had the chance to chat with her. I love finding out more about the bloggers I follow, for me it makes them seem a lot more real and on top of that it can be really inspiring for people interested in pursuing the same kind of career to find out a little more about the industry.
Why did you begin your blog?
After I left the Fashion Retail Academy I was eager to pursue a career in fashion PR and after being asked in almost every job interview if I had a blog I just decided to start one. I had never read a blog before in my life nor did I follow bloggers so it was all a bit random.
What did you study at uni and would you recommend studying it if you want a career in the fashion industry?
I studied a Level 3 Diploma in Fashion Retail which was amazing but that course isn't a necessity for a career in fashion but I do think a course in fashion is a good idea. However these days work experience is much more beneficial on a CV than any course or degree.
Could you tell me a little about your job and what it entails?
I am a full time fashion blogger so it involves a lot of photos, socialising and always being organised!
What do you think it takes to be a successful blogger?
Just being true to yourself. Don't ever copy as it is your own unique style that will make you stand out. I also think being relatable to your followers really helps so never think you are better than them, after all you are all human.
Do you think it is possible to turn blogging from a hobby into a full time job?
Of course :) I am living proof of that and I know a lot more who also do it full time.
What do you think are the biggest challenges breaking into the industry?
Getting yourself known if the hardest thing when you first start out blogging but once you have achieved that it all comes quite easily.
What would be your dream job?
To continue blogging full time for as long as I can :)
Do you think you need to move to a big fashion capital (like London or New York) to have the best chance of breaking into the industry?
I don't think it is a must however when it comes to getting to events and shoots easily it does help and certainly makes your life easier. I live about 30 mins outside of London in Buckinghamshire and I don't find it too hard :)
If you could interview any blogger who would it be?