An occasional series of interviews with people from the online fashion community.
Daria Werbowy Gallery, authored by Missouri-based student Megan McGeorge, is a library of all things Daria Werbowy.
Why did you start a blog about Daria?
I have been a huge fan of Daria for a few years now and originally made the blog for my own personal use. I'd been collecting her ads, covers, and editorials and wanted a digital way of knowing what I had and what I still needed to get to complete my collection. It was also just an easy way to put all of Daria's work in one place considering there wasn't one anywhere online (hence the name Daria Werbowy Gallery). I feel like I am pretty knowledgeable about Daria,and after a while I just figured I should share all of my Daria information to the rest of her fans. I have been blogging ever since.
Where are you based, and what do you do apart from blog?
I live in St. Louis, Missouri. Apart from blogging, I just finished my junior year in college and am majoring in Criminology. I have an office job during the day as well. You can usually find me hanging out with my boyfriend, best friend, or sister when I am not busy.
Where are your favorite shopping destinations - on the street and online?
When I go shopping I usually just head to my local mall and hit stores such as H&M and Forever 21. I wish I could name some cool vintage/boho shops, but I haven't really found any in St. Louis that I could say I shop at. I never shop online for clothes, I'm always afraid I won't get the right size or it just won't like right. The only clothing-related thing I have bought online was a few swimsuits from Victoria's Secret.
If you are ever in the St. Louis area, you must visit St. Louis Bread Company (also called Panera Bread in other areas). It's a very nice place to hangout and enjoy some great food.
Favorite fashion websites?
I'am always on The Fashion Spot, browsing model and magazine threads. I also like checking out Fashion Gone Rogue for any new editorials that I have missed.
Got any blogging tips?
I try to blog right when I hear new news. I like being able to say I was one of the first to post on something, you know? Many of your followers look towards you to bring them news when it happens, and when you post on something that happened a few days ago it doesn't seem to have the same effect. This doesn't pertain to many bloggers considering many blog about themselves and their own style, but when you blog about a specific person, you should be very quick in blogging. I also try to be very personable, seeing as how I am a fan of Daria's just like all of my readers. If I sound too professional or give off the vibe that I am just posting to get the news across, I don't think I would have as many followers. I am usually very excited in my posts, because after all, I am just another fan.
What's the future for fashion and the internet?
More and more people are turning towards making their own blogs to showcase their talents/styles, which is great. People get to do what they love even if they aren't professionals. I just hope we don't eventually turn to only having digital magazines or fashion shows. We need the real deal!