Meet Lilyanne Nguyen – the brains and beauty behind the blog
We recently had the pleasure of getting to know Lily Nguyen, Fashion and Lifestyle blogger of the Bleed for Fashion blog. Lily is not only incredibly chic, she is also deeply honest with her audience. We admire her willingness to be extremely truthful and raw about personal experiences and challenges that she faces in her life. Read on to learn more about how Bleed For Fashion came to be, as well as where Lily finds her daily inspiration for her stylish outfits to her heartfelt blog posts.
Q. How did Bleed for Fashion start and how has it become the successful blog that it is today?
A. It all started in 2009. I created an account on Chictopia and was immediately inspired by bloggers like Rumi of Fashion Toast and Lulu of LULU AND YOUR MOM. Wanting a creative outlet of my own, eventually I decided to start my own blog. Incorporating both fashion and lifestyle content, the rest is history.
Q. What kind of tips can you offer to those who want to dabble in the world of blogging?
A. Well, I can really only speak to fashion blogging. It’s easy to fall victim to the pressure of keeping up with trends, partnerships, etc. This is why I always remind anyone interested in starting a fashion blog of their own to have an objective first. It seems like everyone and their mother has a blog these days, so you really need to work hard at staying true to yourself. In a world where we often lose ourselves in the crowd, it’s important to hold onto your individuality.
Q. If you could give your 21 year old self some advice, what would it be?
A. That’s easy; I’d tell myself to SAVE MY DAMN MONEY. I wrote a blog post about it, too.
Q. Writers block is extremely frustrating. How do you find inspiration and the motivation to keep yourself writing?
A. I experience this often, as I’m not a great writer by any means. When I need inspiration, I’ll go read a few of my favourite blogs and more than often than not, find my motivation there.
Q. Ok so your outfits are always on point (seriously, always). How do you decide to put together your stylish clothes?
A. Haha thanks! When putting together an outfit, I usually start with picking out the shoes I want to wear first, then I work my way up.
Q. What kind of apps can you not go a day without?
A. Facebook and Instagram.
Q. What are two must read novels that you’ve recently read?
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso and If I Stay by Gayle Forman.
Finish these sentences…
Fashion… is not a luxury; it’s a way of life.
When I’m stressed… I like to go for a bike ride and find a nice quiet spot to read.