Thursday, 5 September 2013

Meet... Alex Loves

It was about time we got nosey again and the next instalment of our Meet the Blogger series comes from Alex over at Alex Loves. We love her blog with it's mix of insider fashion knowledge, food reviews and she's even got us wanting to get fit with new venture Fashercise! Read on to find out more about the girl behind the blog...

 


Ok, first up who is 'Alex Loves' for those that don't already know?
I'm a 28 year old Belgian girl living in London for the past decade. I'm a freelance journalist and a blogger, and Alex Loves is about all the things I love – fashion, food, places, people – it's as simple as that. 

How long have you been blogging, and what made you want start it in the first place?
I've been blogging for nearly 4 years now. I never intended to be a blogger, but it just sort of happened. After an intense couple of years working for magazines and a luxury fashion brand, I decided to go freelance. Because I suddenly had a lot more free time, I decided to keep myself busy by starting a blog. I never really thought it would lead to anything else, or that anyone other than my mom would want to read it, but here we are 4 years later... I worked very hard and have been very lucky to be doing this professionally!


What inspires your blog posts? 
Events or places I went to, things that caught my eye, people I've met... it could be anything, really. I love the freedom a blog gives me, no one telling me what I can or can't write. 

How would you describe your style?  
I'm not really a style blogger, so I don't appear on my blog that much... I'd say my style is a little preppy, with a rock'n roll twist. I mostly wear black or dark colours, I tend to keep it very simple but always add something that pops, whether that's an accessory, a colour, a collar or shoes. Less is more! 



What three items can you not live without? 
 RayBan Wayfarers - I'm always wearing sunglasses 
Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag- The first designer bag I ever bought myself 
My iPhone - Always glued to my hand.   

What do you get up to when you're not blogging?
I think blogging is a lifestyle, you can never really turn it off! A lot of my life revolves around blogging, a lot of my friends are bloggers - I'm never really not doing blog-related things! I did start running earlier this year, but I even turned that into a blog! It was the inspiration behind my new project www.fashercise.com. 


Tell us something no one else knows about you...   
A long long time ago I was a competitive showjumper! 

And lastly, as we're just about to release our travel issue, we want to know your favourite holiday destination.  
This year I was lucky enough to visit Morocco 3 times and I must admit it's been a true revelation, as it has so many different qualities. I can't wait to explore the country further. My dream holiday would be driving across the USA, from East to West Coast.

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Paprika said...

So lucky to have gone to Morocco, I'd love to travel there. And I love what you said about the freedom a blog gives you, that's what I like most about it too (although my blog is no where near as big a deal as this one of course), it's great how I can blog about literally anything on my mindxx

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