We love supporting the local fashion community so when we heard about this awesome local brand and what they were doing we knew we had to share. Love This was started by Amber Lantz and Rupa Singh and their goal is to sell unique and stylish products from socially conscious brands that create “fashion for good.” They currently sell their collection at festivals, corporate campuses, and Love This Gatherings (house parties) but with the help of an Indiegogo campaign they hope to raise enough money to expand their shop to a 1969 Airstream. To learn more about them and what they are doing and to donate check out their campaign here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/love-this-airstream-shop
Blog Name: All Those Little Things
Blog URL: all-thoselittlethings.blogspot.com
Your name: Olivia Ruffin
Instagram name: @olivebarrett
Where are you located? Richmond, VA of course!
Tell us a little about yourself: I am really into fashion (obviously), music, singing and such. I am a student who has a serious chocolate chip cookie addiction and obsession with all things glittery and gold!
When did you start your blog? About a year ago, December 26th, 2013 was my blogs first birthday! I made it a little video, it was fun.
Why did you decide to start blogging? I started blogging when my friend showed me all of the fabulous blogs she followed, and I have always been in love with being both behind and in front of the camera, so I gave it a shot!
Where are your favorite places to shop in RVA? Hummm… I am a HUGE thriftaholic, so I’d say, any thrift store… I loved B-Sides, but sadly… they closed. I absolutely ADORE Rumors, they have such cool clothing! And it’s all vintage or second hand, and totally local.
Favorite blogs to read?
- Bri from The Secret Life of Bee
- Keiko from Keiko Lynn
- Elsie and Emma from A Beautiful Mess
- Olivia Shutey from Olivia Taylor La Voyageuse
How would you describe your personal style? Always evolving. I move from quirky 1950’s girly, to grungy all black, oversized coats and Doc Martin’s, to super simple and comfortable, bohoesque… the list goes on for miles. It’s always changing! But I really love that, why stick to one “style” when there are so many options to explore especially when you know that it only matters to you what you look like… I don’t feel like I need to dress to impress others, because I dress for me, what makes me happy.
What has been one of your favorite experiences blogging has lead to? Honestly, anything like this… When I can see that I actually have people looking at my blog and they want it to be published somewhere else. Like for instance, when I was asked to be a Teen Vogue fashion blogger, or a Lucky Magazine style consultant. I also just love getting comments, even if they are a simple, “cool!” or a descriptive, “wow I really like this, it reminds me of this one time when I…..” comments mean a lot to me.
If you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? I think probably just stay confident. Starting a blog can be tough, especially trying to get the word out and getting followers/viewers etc. Be creative and unafraid to try new and weird things. Honestly, while we are still staying semi-sane, the strange and unusual, yet cool and clever, spark peoples interests in taking a look! Most importantly have fun doing it! If you don’t love LOVE blogging… don’t blog, do something you really love, find your special thing.