Michelle wears the Cheetah sock.
Name: Michelle Madsen
Hometown: Los Angeles
Favorite Stance Style: Sheera
Why did you initially decide to start a blog?
I started falling in love with fashion shortly after my husband and I took our T-shirt and jewelry line to wholesale shows like Magic, Bread and Butter, and Agenda. I loved meeting designers and discovering new brands that were doing something unique. I was also so inspired by the energy and drive people had to express themselves through fashion. It was then that I decided I wanted to share my love and creativity in fashion through a blog.
How do you infuse creativity into your blog? What keeps it different from other blogs?
I love doing outfit posts because styling is so fun to do, but the heart of my blog is my reviews on brands, designers, stores and people that are choosing to TAKE AIM and do something they love.
Michelle in the Durango Yellow.
What's your number-one rule of personal style?
Wear what you love and be confident about it! Confidence is key because if you feel great about what you're wearing, others will too. Also, don't put yourself in a box—try new things.
In your experience, what's a common misconception about blogging?
It takes a lot more time than you would think. Scheduling time to take pictures, develop great content and network can really keep you busy!
What do you do when you aren't on the computer?
Aside from working on LOVE NAIL TREE and jewelry design, I like to stroll shopping areas for new brands and trends, work on styling projects and attend fashion events.
Michelle in the Betty Pink.
If we came to visit your house for the day, what would we do?
I live in the second story of our warehouse in downtown LA. We would take a tour of where we dream and create our line and take a cup of coffee to the roof and enjoy the beauty view of the downtown skyline. This is where I take lots of my pictures and I love that it shows me in my actual element.
What's one thing we'd never know about you unless we asked?
I started college getting a degree in physics and biology, then life took a turn and I stumbled across fashion.
Michell wearing the Sheera Blue.continue reading
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