It’s a Colorful Life

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My true vision is to create a space online for inspiration in photography and fashion, where I evolve as my own creative director, capable of producing content that inspires myself as well as others.

 

 

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Wearing:

Pull & Bear striped romper (similar here)

The Editor’s Market sneakers (similar here)

Uniqlo scarf (similar here)

Furla handbag (similar here)

Photography by Hee Teck Lye

 
October is nearing to an end, and needless to say, 2015 is living out its last few months. It has definitely been an educational journey this year, and with a somewhat minor transition going on with regards to my blog and business vision currently, I thought a short reflection might be in order. Bloglovin’ recently came out with a highly enlightening post for aspiring bloggers, which really caused me to take a closer look at my business venture and pick out the areas in which there was room for improvement. Personally, I have never found blogging to be a stressful vocation, and as of this moment, do not rely on it for income. (In fact, almost all of my income comes from a side job.) I find this allows me to explore and test my blog in various ways for growth, without the stresses of earning, as well as to grow and learn at my own pace as a business. My true vision is to create a space online for inspiration in photography and fashion, where I evolve as my own creative director, capable of producing content that inspires myself as well as others. Simply put, I want to create beautiful things for two purposes, to express myself and through that, to continuously refine my craft.
 
As such, I’ve decided to cut out all posts non-related to fashion and beauty, especially my recipe posts, as well as embarked on a strict schedule to update weekly. It’s only been 3 weeks since the change, but this has definitely been a move in the right direction. I feel like I am pushed to focus my energies on fashion photography, modeling and styling on a more regular basis which although challenging, is much more rewarding and has already been incredibly beneficial to my growth as a creative. So from now on, look forward to regular fashion-related posts every Wednesday, which I will do my best to keep up, and if not, at least one post per week.
 
This latest editorial was shot at the Singapore Sports Hub one windy Saturday morning, one of the kinder shoots where I wasn’t constantly squinting under the hot sun and sweating vigorously from every pore. Concept wise, it’s also a change from my usual nature or monochromatic schemes, but I couldn’t think of a more perfect spot to complement the colorful pinstripes on my Pull & Bear romper. Contrary to popular belief, I adore color. Bright, vivid colors are an instant mood lifter. They’re called happy colors for a reason. Ironically this shoot has inspired me to hunt for more colorful locales around Singapore to shoot in as opposed to my previous habit of only seeking out clean, white spaces.
 

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      Thank you so much sweetie! I’ve heard that more specialized blogs tend to gain a following quicker, so maybe cutting down and focusing is a good idea!

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    I’m trying to refocus myself and my blog a bit more too. I don’t rely on it for income but of course it would be nice to be able to in the future. I have a vision and this month I’ve been working on laying the foundation for the changes I want to make for my online space.

    -M
    http://www.violetroots.com

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      Hey Monika, that’s great! I think it’s always necessary to take a step back and reflect and then make some needed changes. That’s how we all improve and learn.

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      Haha thank you Lizzy! I love all the colors in the Sports Hub! Also lines and stripes go very well together. 😉

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