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.
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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