10 Questions With…
Welcome to the second in our series of 10 Questions With…
This time, we have had the pleasure of quizzing the very lovely Chrissy of Just So Fashion…
1 – You’ve recently qualified as a stylist with TiCC – what inspired you to take this course?
I have wanted to get into personal styling for a long time. I always knew I wanted to work in fashion, one way or another. I felt I was too old to start at the bottom and do an internship and that was one of the main reasons I started my style blog so I could be a part of fashion and share my love of styling clothes. I knew with personal styling this wouldn’t be the case and I could work for myself. It was just perfect timing especially now I am a Mummy. I met Emmeline a few years ago when I won a social stylist competition she was running at SouthGate in Bath. When I found out Emmeline was doing the course I jumped to it! It was such an amazing opportunity! I knew I would learn a lot from her and get fantastic experience.
2 – You also have your own fashion blog www.justsofashion.com , when did you start and what are the biggest lessons you’ve learnt?
I started my blog in 2012 and it was the best thing I ever did. Apart from the fashion, I just love the social side to blogging, attending events and getting to meet lots of different people along the way. The biggest thing I have learnt is if you want your blog to be successful you can’t be a part timer. It’s a full on job in itself. I stopped blogging after I had my son, Sam in 2014 thinking I didn’t have time to blog and I regret stopping. If your heart is in it you can make time and I’m back now!
3 – Tell us something we wouldn’t know about you…
I went to Drama school and did an advert when I was 12 for the German washing powder called Dixan. It was filmed in Germany and was also meant for Spain and Portugal but luckily, not the UK. If you want a giggle you can find it on You-tube!
4 – If you had one wish, what would it be?
Health and Happiness for my little boy!
5 – With SS17 fast upon us, what is on your wishlist and why?
A floral wallpaper print midi dress. I just love those prints! They make me feel happy!
6 – What’s your hero buy, the one you wear and wear again?
It’s got to be Topshop Jamie jeans; I live in them in all different colours!
7 – It’s hard to believe you’ve made one but, what’s your biggest fashion faux par?
Just went through all my old photos and the worse one is a summer orange neon vest top! Looks so wrong on me, with sunburn too! Just shows you can’t always follow trends.
8 – If you could only shop in one store for the rest of 2017, which one would it be?
M&S! No, Zara! No,…Topshop! Ummmm………
9 – You’re always so lovely, positive and smiley, what motivates you each day?
That’s so sweet of you to say. I like to make the most out of everything and love having a good time. My smile is just in built in me; I guess it’s a habit. I would say before I had my little boy it was fashion and fun that got me up in the morning. Now it’s Sam!
10 – What is your life motto?
‘The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it’s all that matters.’ Audrey Hepburn
We hope you’ve loved getting to know a little more about Chrissy. You can follow her daily musing on Instagram and come and meet her at Bristol Fashion Week at The image Consulting Company pop-up lounge (outside of Boots).