Today, we are interviewing Lee-Anne, and she is a 30 plus blogger. She runs a Lifestyle blog ‘Wots Her Name Again.’ She is a former party girl, Lupus survivor, Natural hair journeyer, product junkie, fashionista, and of late a smoothie junkie.
How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey?
I got into blogging a few years ago after I had graduated from University as I wanted to work in fashion.
I have had an obsession with fashion from as far back as I can recall a child would spend hours dressing up in my mother’s clothes and putting on her makeup.
Eventually, my mother was forced to run down to the local second-hand shop to buy various dresses and accessories in order to feed my passion and divert my attention from her beloved garments.
I later turned my attention to my Barbie dolls and, with the help of my mother, began designing and making garments from anything I could get my hands on, such as off-cuts from Deptford market, old clothing, paper, toilet paper, and plastic bags.
I enjoyed working with different types of textures, colors, and shapes.
While studying at University, I found that I also had a passion for Illustration and Styling and writing.
I have since taken part in various magazine shoots as well as Catwalk shows and completed various one on one personal styling briefs.
Who are your role models?
My role models are my mother, angela basset, my auntie di, and my grandmother.
Please tell us about your blog.
Since graduating from University, I worked for a well-known gifts and gadgets retailer where I developed an understanding and interest in marketing and social media, which I decided to explore further while writing for Fashions Finest and eventually starting my own blog in my spare time.
After being made redundant, I bounced around different temp jobs before landing a permanent gig with a British luxury shoe retailer (There are hints to which in my blog)
While my blog initially focused on fashion beauty as I grew up and expanded my interests, my blog grew with me to include lifestyle and healthy living. Cocktails have been replaced with smoothies (ok not totally everyone loves a cheeky cocktail right?), and the gym is the new nightclub.
The party girl is now a woman and a homeowner!
Right now, I’m loving life learning and evolving and happy to share it with you guys if you wish to read about it.
What’s your most memorable experience?
My most memorable experience is purchasing my flat.
Which social media channels work best for promoting your work?
I would say Instagram works best, where I engage with my audience.
Looking back, what’s one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
Money! I wish I was taught to respect it, I have been in debt, and I have been out of debt.
What keeps you going when things get tough?
Being optimistic and refusing to stay down.
Any message for our readers.
Keep your head up guys, this craziness will be over before we know it.