2threads Interview with Tickled Pink Blogger
Every girl loves a great blogger that has a great sense of style, a witty sense of humour and pictures that accompany posts that’ll leave you wanting more. This definitely is the case for Sydney girl Aley Greenblo and her blog Tickled Pink, and she chats to 2threads about all some of her favourite places to shop and what it takes to have a successful blog.
Juggling university studies, modelling and writing for her local newspaper is the norm for Sydneysider Aley and a blog felt as a natural progression to document her style. With a keen eye for fashion and a love of photography, Aley’s blog is filled with not only stylish threads, but delivers an original turnover of content for her avid readers. 2threads was lucky to speak to Aley about her favourite places to shop, her own personal style, and what’s on her current wishlist.
When and why did you decide to start a blog?
I began my blog in August 2011. I had been following a handful of blogs for about a year and can remember sitting in my law lecture thinking I should start my own. I am an avid shopper with a large wardrobe and I love mixing vintage threads with brands to create unique looks. I have grown up with a father who is in the fashion industry and am constantly surrounded by incredible clothes. Ever since I was a little girl I would go to my fathers warehouse and piece looks together for shoots and I absolutely love photography, styling and working with creative people. My blog has become an outlet for me and a place where I can channel more of my creative side. I am in my 5th year of a commerce law degree and sometimes the formulaic way of thinking feels quite limited so this is a place where I am able to express my artistic side by documenting my outfits in an online diary.
Can you name some of your fashion and style icons?
Olivia Palermo is my favourite style icon. No matter where she is going or what time of year, she always looks chic, poised and so graceful. I used to have a huge style crush on Audrey Hepburn and I know this may seem cliche but if I could swap wardrobes with anyone it would have to be the Olsen twins. I love their boho-chic, ashcan style which is quite similar to Kate Moss and Sienna Miller who I admire as well!
Is there anything on your current wish list, or something that you’re just dying to buy?
I love the Alexander Wang Marion Bag. It is the perfect size and ideal! I popped online last night to purchase it but alas… it was sold out! Don’t you just hate it when that happens? I think it may have been a sign to stop shopping!
What do you think makes a successful fashion blog?
Constantly updating and making sure you are in it for the long haul. I think that the most successful bloggers are the ones that have figured out how to balance their lives and juggle things so that they are able to frequently update their blogs with new content. It is a never-ending process and I think having a supportive creative team around you is key. I think a genuine love for fashion is important and to enjoy what you are doing. It definitely comes out in your posts. Blogging is addictive and it can be so exciting when something you post pulls in a lot of traffic or a look you love receives great feedback. I think that there are so many blogs out there and the trick is to try be as original as you can. Niche blogging makes life easier and by knowing your niche market it makes it easier to create regular content for your blog.
Is there a particular process involved when putting together an outfit?
Definitely. It is actually a longer process than most would think! Sourcing one or two main pieces to feature is the first step. Then I get in touch with my creative team and we discuss locations and accessories and themes for the shoot. The hardest part is choosing a day that suits everyone because my team and I all study full time. Last month every time we scheduled in a “shoot” day it has poured with rain and we have had to cancel. It is amazing how much organising is involved in capturing an outfit post.
Do you think your sense of style has change since you started ‘Tickled Pink’?
I used to dress in lots of natural tones but since I started Tickled Pink I have been open to all sorts of styles and have been incorporating lots of accessories into my everyday outfits. I am forever piling on the bracelets and mix and matching necklaces. My style is eclectic and really depends on my mood when I wake up. My wardrobe has a huge range of vintage and designer labels which I love mixing together. I love a boho-chic look and earthy tones with splashes of colour like orange and green.
Can you share some advice for someone starting their own blog?
Write about something you love, otherwise it is hard to show passion and if there is no passion your content may suffer. Find a topic you are excited about and give your posts a punchy title. The main thing I think is to keep your blog regular. A blog is like an online journal so keeping it updated with weekly posts is important.
All images via www.aleygreenblo.blogspot.com.au