This week we caught up VIP Member and Fashion Influencer, Meriel Killeen...
How long have you been blogging and what motivated you to start?
I started in April this year after I just found out I'd been furloughed and wanted a bit of a project. I'd also been spending far too much on clothes that I didnt have the room to store in a one bed flat so wanted to find a way to just re-use and re-style what I already had rather than be tempted to go out and buy more!
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
Honestly first world problems but coming up with 3 captions a day!! I post images in groups of 3 and like to inject some of my personality through each caption as my images are pretty standard - me in front of a mirror! There are some days where my brain just turns to mush trying to come up with anything witty!
Whats a typical day like for you?
I'm back at work now, so I work 9-5 through the week in a PR agency in Leeds which I absolutely love. I dont work on any fashion brands so it's nice to feel like each of my days are really varied. I shoot my fashion content on one day at the weekends so typically spend about 4 hours creating images then spend the rest of the day curled up on the sofa watching Netflix!
Finally, If you had one piece of advice to give to other aspiring influencers, what would it be?
I think the thing I've most enjoyed is engaging with other people I've 'met' through starting my account. Comparison truly is the thief of joy so eliminating that 'competition' element and just thinking of everyone else as friends there to give advice and support each other is something I've really loved.
Follow Meriel's journey on Instagram here