Favorite Blog Award: Kristine
If being curvy is a sin then you should sue my next favorite blogger. She exudes the primary example of curvy girls that rules!
A fashion editor for a Cebu based site, working for a BPO company and yes a fashion blogger as well. She handles work as classy and chic as her fashion statements can be. She is one of the most invited person when it comes to Cebu events and she knows the in and outs of Cebu’s fashion and lifestyle. Ask her what is hip and not, I could guarantee she can give you a great review of it.
I came upon her blog when I was giving comments to a Cebu based blogger. We met personally in Cebu and I can say she is one of the sweetest bloggers in town. Exquisite, smiling and very friendly. She was able to squeezed in our 30-second meet up at the Walk located at IT Park Cebu. I always love to read her blogs because of how she shares her little stories in The Glamarazzi and how she gives her fashion and lifestyle news plus reviews in InStyle Cebu.
Thank you Kristine for having the time in answering the questions. I know you are very busy but you were able to find time for it.
Know her more….in my interview with her
Sweet: Can you briefly tell us about yourself?
Kristine: I’ve been a regular of Cebu for years now and loved the city so much I’m constantly finding excuses to stay longer. My idea of a good time is dressing up, putting on makeup primer and agonizing between going to clubs or having coffee with close friends instead. And I’ve never met anyone who is as self-indulgent as I am.
Sweet: How did you get into blogging?
Kristine: I can’t remember anymore why I opened a Friendster blog account in 2002! Perhaps that random tagging of surveys made my entries long enough for the readers to read it in bulletins.
Sweet: If you had to describe your blog in less than 20 words how would describe it?
Kristine: Cebu’s online resource to cebu fashion, shopping in cebu and cebu lifestyle
Sweet: How long have you been blogging?
Kristine: Since 2002 – 8 years!
Sweet: Is this a full time job?
Kristine: Not really. Half of your life will be spent getting material for your blog!
Sweet: In what category can you qualify your blog?
Kristine: InstyleCebu covers events, fashion and beauty.
Sweet: How many blogs do you have?
Kristine: Does having a tumblr count? Two only, the Glamarazzi and ISC.
Sweet: What are some of your goals this year for your blog?
Kristine: My young designer friends and I were thinking of setting up an online shop in the future – something close to PiperLime, BlueFly or Forever21′s site
Sweet: Where do you find inspiration for you outfit post?
Kristine: When you are surrounded with fashionable people (like my friends), you’d end up wanting to be fashionable, too (like my friends)
Sweet: How does your workplace look like?
Kristine: Organized with a small notepad on the left for random scrawlings and a lotion pump somewhere for trying to revive moisture ahahah. Don’t get me started on how my online desktop looks like!
Sweet: What advice would you give to new bloggers wanting to start their own blogs?
Kristine: Some bloggers write for their audience and some write for themselves. People might want to tell you to stay real but eventually, when bloggers see the bigger picture, they forget about all inhibitions, break rules and think they are way above themselves. Blog because you wanted to write and write because somehow, someone in the nookiest corners of the world, someone is taking heart what you are saying. Stop being self-entitled and always stay grounded.
Interesting Facts about Kristine
Name: Kristine Roa
Favorite Music: James Ingram, Roberta Flack, Eric Benet
Favorite Brand: Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch
Favorite Food: Crabs cooked in any dish, Pasta
Favorite Design Tool: (for sketching?) Adobe Photoshop Cs4
Favorite Website: Allure.com
Favorite Style Icon: Carrie Bradshaw (not Sarah Jessica Parker)
Favorite Designer: Ronald Enrico (Cebu) and Oscar dela Renta