Blogger Spotlight: Holier Than Now
By: Jennine Jacob

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This week’s blogger spotlight goes to the lovely Ann Colville Somma from Holier Than Now. With gorgeous collages articulating quite well visual inspiration and esoteric wit, Holier Than Now is a blog you can stop by to put your finger on that thing that you’ve been craving.

Nominated by: Le Petite Style
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Why did you start blogging?

Trend development has been part of my work/life for ages, but I end up finding so many cool things that aren’t necessarily right for a client presentation!  I wanted an outlet for my excess fashion thoughts (I have a lot!) – and I was excited to have a place to share the inspiring images and items I find during my trend travels online and in real life.   I took a hiatus from work when my son was born a year and a half ago, so I finally had time to actually start a blog.

 

What is most inspirational for you when blogging?

Sometimes my collages are inspired by an obsession that I just need to get out of my system by sharing it with the world instead of buying it -  that’s especially true of posts about vintage stuff, because if I put a link to an item on the blog I know someone else will snap it up. Usually though, the collages come from seeing patterns emerge across all of the different blogs, magazines, people on the street that I’m seeing … so it’s a bit like game.  When enough instances of the same idea happen, it’s time to do a collage about it!

Describe the type of man or woman who would love Holier Than Now…

It’s funny, I got a lot of criticism from a pro-blogger in another category about the fact that I’m a “trend blog” but I don’t explain how to interpret trends.  It really made me realize that my blog is for people that skip past how-to articles in magazines to look at the editorials – people who would sell an “it” bag on Ebay if they got one for Christmas and buy 4 great vintage bags with the money.  My blog is hopefully a place for inspiration and a bit of shopping, but I don’t try to tell you how to get dressed!  I think most of my readers could interpret the trends I post about way better than I would ever suggest – and that’s why I love them.

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Comments

  1. Daiane says:

    i love holier than now! the collages are such an inspiration. plus, the trend interpretations are always spot on!

    ann is amazing, thank you for the interview!

  2. julia says:

    Congrats on the spotlight Ann! Love your site! xo Julia

  3. violetville says:

    congrats, ann! and thanks for the interview. my response to your critic: what is a collage if not an interpretation of trends?

  4. Great spotlight! Many congrats to Ann!

  5. I agree! Ann’s blog it so beautiful and when I interviewed her in NYC she was just as lovely as her blog. Congrats Ann.

  6. Tanvi says:

    Great spotlight! Checked out her blog. It’s quite creative!

  7. Just checked out her blog and everyone is right, the collages are amazing! Congrats

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