Thursday, December 12, 2013

Road of "The Equinox Fashion"

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Some people might have a negative attitude towards bloggers that this KIND OF JOB is ridiculous, why girls do that for? Why they have to dress and post on blog? And so what???

Despite the fact that some think that fashion blogger is just a hobby or something fun, for me it is my "passion"

I have been a founder, as well as fashion editor for The Equinox Fashion blog for about two years already and I can see lots of opportunity to grow in the future. People ask me a broad range of questions HOW I am going to make it but because of "trust" which makes me sitting here and sharing my road of success to you guys. Believe me nothing comes very easily yet you can do it if you put much effort in it.

I have started my blog when I was 22 years old, yes two years ago when I just resigned from being a content writer for German e-commerce company. However, I still had no idea what to do after, so I had decided to apply for being a freelance writer for online fashion magazine called "Fashion Studio Magazine" and yes I got the job. I had been a fashion assistance for magazine's founder for three months until I quited again (yes again) Just think about it 22 years old girl with a few working experience in fashion industry "What am I going to do with my life.." That's what I had asked myself for a while. Then I founded out about blogging stuff. I just surfed through the online sphere how people start or make it success with their blogs. So I have made up my mind to create my blog named as "The Equinox Fashion" 


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Featured in Made in Shoreditch


At first, I really had no clue what to do with blog, what to post, how to reach people and how to start!? Everything takes time and so do I. I remember posting about Kurt Cobain and fashion identity at the very first post then about circus inspiration fashion and etc. I wasn't that confident to post my own style or outfit of the day since I thought I wasn't pretty enough. However, I gave it a try by posting the look with my favourite street fashion item and it's started to reach people more than those posts with fashion runway or season trend. Hence, I have been sharing my street style looks and clinging to that all of the time. 

But how can I have the collaborations with brands and press? I've initiated by calling those brands myself. The reason why I called them because I wanted to do a store review and that's it. I'd done the review brands by brands, also updated my outfit of the day posts and Lookbook.nu at the same time. Just keep doing that to reach more traffic and get to know other people too. Reading every comment, replying back as much as i can since I feel grateful that they visit my blog, so I need to make some interactions not just leave those comments to be just a comment (if you know what i mean) My life's totally changed on September since I decided to send a resume to participate in London Fashion Week 2013 in London, and I was accepted so what I was waiting for!? "When the opportunity is right in front of you, just take it and take it now!" During my time in London, I also tried to reach more brands including local and international designers. And the more you do, the more you can make it. Therefore, I have received good feedback from them together with 8 brands collaborations in only two months.




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 It's not easy but it's not that hard to take it seriously too. Just remember to have your own "voice" and don't let the brands or people consume you. You need to be yourself, that's how you make the blog successful.

Hope it can be some sort of inspiration to you guys :) 

Much love ขอบคุณคะ

Also, I have just launched my ebay account for those who interest in my items (Shipping worldwide). Please feel free to check out and message me anytime at  http://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/frommyinspirationtoyourwardrobes



97 comments :

  1. It's great to read your story, Gail. Kudos to you for doing what you love. Don't let the naysayers ever tell you otherwise.

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    1. Thank you so much Emmy, and you too :)

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  2. So nice to learn when you started and how you started also you had accomplish plenty for a blogger and freelance writer awesome opportunities you pick up skills and knowledge to go on your next goal and for what I read and see your are a goal getter and that's a good thing. Thanks you and I agree its our blog or destiny and we have the talent we should not be consume with company directing we should always have control and a voice how we want things. My advice to you continue with your success in reaching your dream goal.
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    1. I know because sometimes brands or people expect "us" to do what they want and that's something we fashion bloggers have to aware of. To raise your own voice and collaborate with them not just let them take over yours. Thank you so much Jackie :)

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  3. Hello from Spain: your reflection is very inspiring. I agree with you. You have to be yourself. Congratulations on achieving your goals. Keep it up

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    1. Thank you so much Marta, keep doing about Barbie blog, I'm sure lots of us love it :)

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  4. Well congrats doll! I wish you even more success in future!

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    1. Thank you so much Marija, and you too girl :)

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  5. It is my passion, too, darling!
    Love these looks and your enthusiasm!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. Hello my friend! congrats, you have the style to go Always more up!
    Ciao ciao

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  7. Congrats. you deserve it, love your style <3

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  8. Very nice to know all this information about you. Blogging is my passion too and makes so much fun. Also to stay in contact with people all over the world
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  9. Congratulations on all your success Gail, you deserve it! <3 Really enjoyed this post, some great advice and it's always nice to know how things develop and build.

    Sophie xo soinspo

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  10. Well done for being so successful! I look forward to many more years of your blog running xx

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  11. Aaw, well done! You've clearly been putting a lot of effort in and now it's paying off! xxx

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  12. Great post, love the story and wish you best of luck in the future. Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment, looking forward in seeing you on my blog again ;)) xoxo

    New Post up…
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  13. love your post! just the inspiration i needed thanks heaps:3 i can see you've put a lot of effort into your blog and thats why its such an amazing blog!

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    1. I'm truly grateful that this post can be something to you babe :)

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  14. Yay, you go girl! This is such an inspiring post, I can really feel your passion shining through. I also love how you stay true to yourself, I think I'm the same! Love your style too doll :) Congrats on your success - so well deserved, wishing you the best for the future, Aimee xx

    The Belle Narrative

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  15. This is such an inspiring post! I think I am in the same position as you were before! I have people asking me what I want to be and I always answer with education, psychology, accountent just to give an answer. I personally would love to do something fashion / beauty related but get scared to b/c it is seen as less than other jobs! Congrats on your success and thanks for sharing with us your story!
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    1. When I was a kid I told people that I wanted to be this to be that but in the end you will be able to find what you really love to do right! Best wishes to you Mandy :)

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    2. Thanks and good luck to you! =)

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  16. Thanks for sharing your experience in blogging. I also feel grateful for every visit and comment left. Also, I love reading comments! They give me new ideas which I end up researching and then I might come up with a new post at the end of it. Just curious if you are able to make a living from blogging yet?
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    1. I think comments are really good feedback for us you know. And now I've been collaborating with brands so I have received clothes and etc. Some pay for a blog post as well. For a living now? no. But soon to make it for a living. Let say now I do it because my passion, then money comes after <3

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  17. Great words. I know the feeling. When does a person become a "fashion blogger" anyway? Posting a few photos? Being internationally recognized? It's pretty much whatever you define it to be.

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  18. Awww what a sweet read lovely. Love that you have a passion for this, keep up the great work and continue to do what you love!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  19. you're doing so great, and you'll still go far, my dear! your ambition is obvious and i'm sure all the work you've done is and will be paying off:-) xx

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    1. Thank you so much my love, I will see you very soon xx

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  20. I agree with Laura, you're doing brilliantly! Keep up the hardwork and stay passionate. :)

    Tara xo

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  21. Congratulations dear, love your job don't change nothing!

    See you xx

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  22. Thanks for sharing this Gail, it's super inspiring! ^^ I'm so happy that you've found your passion and that your blog has grown so much!
    This inspires me to keep blogging, so thank you so much!

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    1. I am glad this post inspires you babe :)

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  23. Congrats ;D

    Federica
    http://www.thecutielicious.com

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  24. Well done babes, You have inspired me a lot! Congrats to all these success. Great things are yet to come.
    Heart you.<333
    Kisses..
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    1. And you too Kim, thank you for being really supportive to my blog. I really appreciate it xx

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  25. Your blog is really amazing so I am sure you will continue getting more and more opportunities through it! Keep up the awesome work!

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    1. Thank you so much darling and you too :)

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  26. Nice to read, congratulations!



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  27. I really love this post! I'm going through something like that right now, wondering what i should do with my life, you know? Blogging here in Brazil is seem as shallow and silly, and it's a hard thing to fight... Other than that my blog takes a lot of my time, and i would love to blog full time. Any advices? ;)

    Passando para desejar um ótimo dia!
    Liz<3
    The Red Lil' Shoes Blog
    http://www.theredlilshoes.com.br/

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    1. You know blogger stuff seems to be really invisible in Bangkok, Thailand, however, if you really put your heart and passion in it, I think it always be a good drive to your goal. Just keep doing it, find what makes you happy the most. You've already had many followers from LB, so that really helpful!

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  28. Congratulations! You have a really inspirating story ;)
    xx

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  29. Congratulations for everything dear! Love your blog! :) Thank you for stopping by!

    Come back soon to visit me on The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

    Evi xoxo

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  30. How cool!

    xx, Ana Carolina.
    http://simplesglamour.blogspot.com
    Instagram e Twitter: @simplesglamour

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  31. Two years for u, how wonderful Gail :) I loved reading this post, it was personal & optimistic! I love ur determination the most!
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  32. I love your post,kisses.
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  33. keep going, you're doing well! it's an inspiration for us in Holland! love you're blog
    take a look at ours?like to follow?would be great
    greetings http://www.we-heart-fashion.com

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  34. Thanks for sharing your experience, and yes, I know you are such a hard working girl and I wish you sincerely all the success which you deserve <3

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  35. Such an inspiring post dear! You have worked hard and you deserve all the success and collaborations you gained so far and much more! It's definitely not an easy road and I love the tips you gave at the end. There are some things that we have to keep in mind and I believe you are doing a great job! Wishing you even better opportunities for the future!
    xxxx
    Stephanie
    vidathings.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. Congrats dear, it was wonderful reading about your experience and blog story.

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  37. Congrats on your success, though I know it is hard work!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  38. Congrats! Sounds like you have come such a long way! Blogging does take dedication and lots of time! Loved reading about your journey!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  39. Hi girl ! I'm really happy to hear about your story ! It isn't thathard, as you said !
    I think it also depends where you leave, some countries are more blogging oriented than others.

    Keep doing the things you like :)

    Mélo

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  40. It's so inspirational to read this, how you've come so far with your blog! I hope you'll get some amazing opportunities in the future cause you totally deserve it!

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  41. love this! here's to even more success!

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  42. Keep doing what you have been doing, you doing great, when I was younger, I worked a lot just like you, says yes to all fashion industry opportunities had comes to and offered me. Have fun with your fashion field ka nong Gail. You probably been eating a lot of Thai foods, I bet :).....Talks later ka!!!

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  43. Great photos <3
    Check out my latest outfit post :)

    Your Princess is in Another Castle

    xx Sofie

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  44. Great featurings, dear!

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  45. congrats dear for the featured and i love your leather jacket :D

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  46. Congrats, dear!! I really love so much your blog and your style!
    xoxo
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  47. this is such a great post!:) congrats sweetie!♥

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  48. As usual phenomenal post! You are a champion!
    I can see that you love what you are doing!
    Thanks for posting! I love you :-*

    Let’s Swap Postcards!


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  49. Congratulations sweetie! Very inspiring and you totally deserve this and more success! <3

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
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  50. You completely deserve this! You're such a sweet girl with a great blog. Go you for doing what you love!

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  51. this actually felt like reading my own story. I know what you mean, this is also my biggest passion. And you should be proud of yourself, cause you are doing great! And keep up with the good work and I am sure you will get even better ;) I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    xoxo

    http://thestylemaze.blogspot.com/

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  52. You deserve every success! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  53. Muchas Felicidades!! Guapa!!
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  54. Congratulations! Keep up the good work, you have so much energy and you have a long way to go. I wish more success in your goals!

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  55. i love what you post, your style, your vibe, fuck what others think. do what brings a smile on your face!

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  56. congrats ! love your blog!

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  57. Congratulations. If blogging is your passion that is what's important. For me blogging is the best part of my life and I adore it.

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  58. loved the post and loved reading it! it is just what i needed right now, some kind of reminder! And I always admire a love with attitude and ambition!
    kisses
    http://simonaroxanahuidiu.blogspot.com

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  59. Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!
    Good luck for your future career and your blog!!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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  60. For a young 'un, you've done a fair bit. You should definitely be proud of yourself. You've come a long way and with all the experience you've gained, I'm sure you will do well in the future.

    Best wishes,
    Halima
    Fashionicide // Fashion & Beauty, with a Difference
    xo

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  61. Great to read about how hard you've worked on your blog and how happy you are with where it is at, well done :)

    Away From The Blue

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  62. I'm happy for what you've done with your passion. For me, you deserved the word "fashion blogger" . Keep fabulously blogging girl :)xo

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  63. Very beautiful : styles, photos, blog !
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