This post is by Gina Joseph, social media community manager.
In this week’s Fashion & Beauty Buzz e-newsletter from Cision Navigator, we chatted with Saneeta Harris of Chic Inspector. Harris has maintained her blog for 7 years, covered New York Fashion Week for 6 years, and has appeared in JAYE magazine, StyleCaster.com, Newsfashionweek.com, and NeoBlackCinema.com.
Q: What do you like most about being a fashion editor and blogger?
A: I love being able to create my own content. To be in full control of all creative decision on ChicInspector.com is extremely fulfilling. I also love going out in the market and discovering new and emerging designers. It’s important to support and recognize those that are building a brand for themselves.
Q: How did you get started in the industry?
A: It all started reading fashion magazines consistently growing up. From there I wrote my first article that got published on Ellegirl.com and it sparked a fire in me to start a blog and write what i love and the trends i think is important for the season.
Q: What are some trends we can look for this season?
A: Graphic Print Sweaters, 3.1 Philip Lim’s Kapow Lichtenstein inspired sweater are my favorite. Color is still prominent but I’m gravitating towards the more jewel tones, emerald green, amethyst purple, red red in blazers, skirts and pants. Lastly, leopard print in accessories as shoes, bags, watches, and even sunglasses. I’m just brought some leopard flats. I’m over the plain black flats for everyday.
Q: What are some trends you’re sick of seeing?
A: There are some many trends from decades ago that’s coming back in fresh new ways and how it’s interpret is new. I think the trendy thing right now is not being trendy and going against the grain of what exactly is trendy. It’s hard to pick a trend that i’m sick, because in everyone has their own unique style of wearing it.
Q: If you had to choose one outfit to wear every day, what would it look like?
A: Any outfit from the Marc Jacobs Fall 2006 collection.
Q: Any tips for PR professionals who want to get in contact with you?
A: Be reasonable and don’t make the pitch all about you and your client.
Q: What are you PR pet peeves, or what is the strangest pitch you’ve received?
A: Major PR pet peeve, Dear (Insert Name). My strangest pitch I’ve received was a company wanting me to write about their boxing equipment. I had to pass on that.
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