An Interview With.. A Fierce Frosting!

16 Jul

Amy is a writer, blogger, editor of British Style Bloggers (www.britishstylebloggers.org.uk), co-editor of The Ceiling(www.theceilingblog.wordpress.com) as well as a million other things! She definately encompasses what it means to be a Fierce Frosting! So I had to interview her!

Here’s what happened..

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do?
 
Hello 🙂 I’m Amy, I’m 18, I just finished my A Levels (and am now waiting (not very) patiently to find out which uni I’m in to next year!!), and I basically write whatever I can whenever I can. Sometimes, people read my stuff and publish it, which is nice. I’m a blogger who kind of hates her blog, and a website editor who is pathologically organised, and a student who spends too much on stuff she can’t afford, and… and if I say any more, you’re all going to start feeling like stalkers! 🙂

2. What inspired you to start British Style Bloggers?
 
Last summer, I was interviewed by a blogger from Romania, and I noticed a badge on her page for a site called “Romanian Style Bloggers”, and I kind of thought “I wonder if there are more of us here than there”… and then I went on holiday for three weeks and the idea never really left, so when I got back, I built a (frankly dreadful) site and sort of went from there. We’re nearly a year old now, so I’d like to think we’ve come somewhere! 🙂

3. You must be super busy with BSB, The Ceiling, your own blog and everything else! How do you keep on top of it all?
 
I have a terrible affliction called Headteacher’s Daughter Syndrome. It kind of deals with organisational issues at an early age… (haha?)

4. Have you always had an interest in writing?

Yes. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a writer. No. That’s a lie. Briefly, when I was five, I wanted to be a Princess – but once I realised the impracticality of this, I kind of got stuck on writing, and never really stopped. It’s quite annoying sometimes – carrying a notebook up mountains when I go hiking on holiday, for example, in case an idea strikes, gets a little tiresome… But mostly, I love it, and can’t imagine doing anything else. Ever.
 
5. What’s been your career highlight thus far?

Interviewing Hadley Freeman, columnist at The Guardian, for Lipstick Royalty Magazine. She’s an amazing writer, and for a very long time I practically worshipped her pages. I remember squealing when I saw her email in my inbox!
 
6. You were fashion editor of Lipstick Royalty magazine. How did you end up in that position?

Completely by accident! I came across an advert for magazine writers on Bebo Authors (would you believe?!) and asked for a position – in anything but fashion. Infamously (I say this, because in every interview I have ever done, people have asked me this question, and Rachel (LR’s editor, and a good friend of mine) must be sick to death of hearing it!), I was made fashion editor two months later. It’s hilarious really – I actually detest the fashion industry near-completely, and I hate wearing dresses more than anything else. I’m also allergic to almost all make-up and hair-product, which doesn’t help my case much, either. I look at my friends and then at myself and think “why the hell did that ever seem like a good idea?!”…
That said, I had the best two years of my life at LR, and I loved what I did more than I’d really like to admit… so… it wasn’t all bad, eh?
 
7. What was the reasoning behind starting The Ceiling?
 
Rachel Phipps (editor of LR, and co-founder and co-editor of The Ceiling) and I both have strong (opposing) political views, and during the election build-up, we argued them loudly and proudly to the extent that most people thought we hated each other (we didn’t, honest!)… but once the election was over, it seemed a shame to waste that passion on our fashion or lifestyle or arts based blogs, so we set The Ceiling up. We’ve been so busy with exams and stuff recently, though, that it’s not really had time to get off the ground… once summer’s over, we’ll start remembering to publish our columns, and things will get going – and I can’t wait!!

8. What advice would you give to aspiring bloggers, fashion or otherwise?

Absolutely! Write about what you are passionate about, and never let bad comments get you down. Both of these are errors I’ve made, and they’re things I seriously regret.
 
9. What have you got planned for the future?

Hopefully (assuming I haven’t failed my A Levels!!), a degree in English Lit and History, specialising in military history (I am the only girl on the planet with a passion for that, it seems!), and then… well, we’ll see, I guess! I’d love to go into journalism, but it’s so competitive, and it’s at least four years off, anyway, so I might as well wait and see!
 
10. Where can readers learn more about you?

www.confessionsofafashioneditor.onsugar.com and @_amyct on twitter

Lots of love..
Kat xo.

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2 Responses to “An Interview With.. A Fierce Frosting!”

  1. Luinae July 16, 2010 at 9:42 pm #

    It’s another girl on the planet with a passion for military history! I’m taking a class on that next year and I can’t wait!

    • Amy CT July 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

      YAY! Welcome to the club! 🙂 I thought I was alone!

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