Blogger Spotlight: We The People

We The People is a darling street style blog, featuring ordinary people in extrodinary looks from all over Australia. It's quickly become one of my favorite blogs, and the looks are so inspirational! Check out the interview I had with Jessie, the girl behind the brilliant blog!

What inspired you to start your blog, We The People?
A couple of years ago I started reading fashion blogs, and it didn't take long before I became completly addicted. I realised I was dedicating so much time to reading blogs that perhaps I should contribute to the blogging community and create my own content. I wasn't entirely sure what the focus of my blog would be, but then my boyfriend and I did a stint through South East Asia and I fell in love with photography, so street style seemed like the obvious answer.

Is there a certain something you look for when you're shooting street style?
Definitely. It's more about a personal charisma and style rather than being fashionable. Confidence and charisma translate well on camera, and for me that's what makes an interesting image.

Do you believe that people in Sydney have their own special style?
I've only been here for six weeks so I'm yet to figure that out. Compared to Wellington (where I'm from) there is a lot less layering and a lot more dresses. 

Can you tell us about any experiences you've had while shooting?
Nothing too out of the ordinary has happened while shooting, but I'm always stoked to be meeting such great people on a daily basis!

Where do you shoot? 
Anywhere and everywhere, I always have my camera with me.

Who are some of your favorite designers?
Celine (If only I could afford it!), Alexander Wang, Miu Miu, Zambesi, Karen Walker, and Acne.

What do you enjoy about Sydney Fashion Week?
I'm haven't been yet, I'm looking forward to going next year. In September I went to New Zealand Fashion Week which was very full on and a lot of fun. It's great seeing designers work come to life through such unique, conceptual shows. 

How would you describe your own personal style?
Classic, minimalist and a little bit grunge.

Do you have any advice for people who want to shoot street style?
Make sure your confident with photography before venturing out, you want to be able to take the right shot reasonably quickly to make the whole process as easy as possible for your subject. Have fun, be friendly and polite and people will reciprocate!

Check out Jessie's blog, We The People here!

1 comment :

Megan said...

Amazing dresses all around, but especially the first. I am sucker for boots and a girly dress...