She's gorgeous, super fun and effortless with her styling - meet Stephanie Timmins - blogger, youtuber, model, event planner and writer. So many hats to wear and Stephanie does it with flair. Her blog, Feisty Fox Diaries
, is a fashion, beauty and lifestyle venture that showcases latest trends, unique finds and fashion reccos. She not only curates fun fashion, she also showcases her life beautifully - her travel diaries talk about her intense love for seeking out unique places and her lifestyle section features many interesting ideas - from hotel reccos to spa reviews to fun lifestyle events. In a way, Feisty Fox Diaries is almost like a personal blog - so natural and easy to love. As Stephanie joins our POPxo Blog Network this month, we quiz the leggy lass on her likes, loves and more.
What sparked your interest in fashion/street style?
They say playing dress up starts at 5 years of age and never really ends. That literally describes my love for fashion, from the days when I was admiring my mother’s wardrobe and trying her dresses on and preening in front of the mirror to now. My love affair with fashion began really early and they say true love lasts a lifetime.
Whether it’s a simple coffee session or a drive, I would always be well dressed and colour-coordinated with my bags, shoes and accessories, also at friend’s weddings people would always tease me and call me ‘the bride’, because I was always ’dressed to the nines’. So finally blogging was a way to document my personal style for the world to see and revel in. Street Style showcased by fashion bloggers is so much easier for young girls to relate to and is amazing the impact it has on their shopping habits too.
What is your first fashion memory?
Rummaging through my mother’s closet when I was around 8 and finding this ethereal white draped dress with silver ropes criss-crossing through the back, a creation by her then dear friend designer James Ferriera
. I was fiddling with it so longingly, wishing I was old enough to wear it. Also counting the days to when my mother would arrive from her travels abroad with all that fabulous shopping.
What is your personal style statement?
It is primarily feminine chic and also glamorous with an experimental edge. I love fitted silhouettes as well as flowly maxis. My wardrobe is filled with dresses and skirts mostly. I’m currently crushing on crop tops paired with maxi skirts with sexy slits paired with embellished ankle boots. I love mixing up my look with bold statement accessories.
I’m also an avid lover of bold colours and prints. In most of my outfit posts you will always see me wearing bold prints or bright colours.
What made you take up blogging?
Flipping through fashion magazines and seeing the new wave of talent in the international scene of fashion bloggers and the influence they exert on young girls’ fashion sensibilities, really made me wake up to this whole new exciting world of fashion blogging a year ago. The concept of sharing my personal style and love for fashion with a worldwide audience, is so thrilling. Now the world gets to share in my own personal fashion diary and I’ve learnt and grown so much though blogging, now there is no turning back!
What would you like to tell all aspiring bloggers?
Keep at it ! There is a lot more behind the glamorous outfit posts and the perks. It’s not an overnight ticket to fame, it requires a lot of grit to standout and get your due. Keep to your individual fashion sensibilities, keep on with some fabulous work and in time the fashion brands too will recognise your talent.
Strongly establish your personal style in the minds of your readers. It’s very easy to lose your personal style in today’s fashion frenzy, give the trends your unique twist. Your unique personal style will bring back your readers and keep them hooked for more.
The POPxo quiz
One beauty product you swear by...
MAC’s Russian Red
– it’s got glamour written all over it, makes your look pop like no other.
An outfit you could live in for the rest of your life...
I do hate monotony but if I had to choose - A crop top paired with a high-waist skirt, so chic and figure-flattering.
Your biggest guilty pleasure...
with dark chocolate chips
The one trend/style you would NEVER wear...
Never say never, I love experimenting with trends.
Working hard with a heart full of passion and never giving up.
Fame or Money?
A little bit of both with heart filled with peace, happiness and gratitude.
You look up to?
People who have the courage and zest to live life on their own terms and make a success of it.
The ONE thing no one knows about you?
I have a total OCD when it comes to always having things in the right place and in the right order
What is your biggest strength?
My creative bent of mind and eye for detail.
If you could be anyone for a day, who would you like to be?
Jennifer Lopez, an ultimate fashionista, risk taker, multi-tasker, achiever and a total rockstar.
How does it feel to be part of the POPxo Blog Network?
It’s a total privilege to be part of the most esteemed network of bloggers, a recognition of my hard work and talent. PopXo has been my daily dose of fashion, entertainment and handy tips for a while and I’m over the moon to be part of the fashion fraternity at PopXo.
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