1. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Victoria and I’m a full-time lifestyle blogger but I also work at a digital marketing agency. I’m lucky to be able to say that I get the opportunity to work in a job that I love, and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
2. Where’s your favourite hangout in your city?
This is hard since I love the whole city, but I would definitely have to say anywhere along Queen Street West is a favourite part of the city for me to be in.
3. How would you best describe your job?
As a blogger, I would always say that the one word to summarize my job is “busy”.
I’m always on the lookout for what’s new on the horizon, and finding ways for me to tell my take on it and to fit it into my content. I spend 50% of my time shooting content, and the other 50% editing the photos as well as planning how I’m going to tell the story.
Many people have the perception that being a blogger means lots of parties, wearing cool clothes, and getting free things. While that is true, it’s the only side of blogging that’s glamourized, and the hours spent in front of a computer working is never highlighted.
4. What is one item you must have by your side while you are doing your daily blogging and why?
The number one thing that I have to have by my side is my phone. I can do anything and everything with it. I can take photos, edit the photos, then post them to my blog or Instagram.
5. Can you walk us through a typical day of your life?
This is tough. My day usually begins at around 7 AM. I wake up and spend about 30 minutes in bed scrolling through my various social media platforms, catching up on what I’d missed while I was asleep, and replying to any comments or questions.
Then, I spend another 30 minutes or so catching up and responding to some emails while slowly waking up. By 8 AM, I’m fully awake and the first thing that I do when I get out of the bed is to make a pot of coffee. While waiting for the French press to prep the coffee, I usually go through my whole bathroom routine (brush teeth, wash face, apply makeup) and put on an outfit.
After the coffee is done, I pour one for myself and another to take to work before prepping my lunch. At this point it’s probably around 8:30, and I’m ready to sit down at my computer to answer any other urgent emails that require immediate responses. I do a bit of work, which involves editing photos, scheduling shoots, writing blog post content, etc. before I head out for my 9 to 5. I usually leave my place by 10 AM and arrive at work by 10:30.
Then, I spend my day working till about 5 PM before I meet up with either my boyfriend or a friend to shoot some content.
I don’t usually get home till about 7 PM at night, to which I like to lie down on the couch and unwind to some Netflix for about an hour before I prep dinner. When I’m done eating, it’s around 8:30/9, and then I jump back onto the computer to edit the photos that I just shot that evening.
My day typically ends with me brushing my teeth/washing my face at around 1 AM and getting into bed at 2 AM, only to restart the process again in 5 hours.
6. What do you usually do when you run out of inspiration?
The first thing that I do when I run out of inspiration is to go check out Instagram. I love scrolling through my feed to get inspired and to see what’s new and interesting.
7. Which celebrity would you compare your style to, and why?
I don’t think she would be considered your traditional celebrity, but I love Aimee Song’s style and always get inspired by her looks. I’d definitely have to say that many of my looks are inspired by her and I’d kill to have her closet.
8. What is the best fashion advice you have ever received and who gave it to you?
The best piece of advice that I’ve ever been given was to “wear what makes you feel good”. I can’t for the life of me remember who shared that tidbit of knowledge, but I’d love to share and pass it forward to everyone else!
9. What gives you the greatest sense of satisfaction as a fashion blogger?
My greatest sense of satisfaction as a fashion blogger is knowing that the industry is slowly becoming legitimized and I’ve been involved since the start. I’m so proud to see where it has gone and can’t believe that I’ve been able to take part in this creative revolution.