Oct 27, 2014

Behind the Blog {The Atelier}

She has some serious talent!


Her blog is so chic and simple!

I need this sationary in my life:)

Happy Monday everyone! I apologize for the complete lack of posts last week! It's been a while since my last "Behind the Blog" post so I'm excited to share with you this interview I did with Melissa,the blogger behind The Atelier! Not only is she a blogger, but she also owns her own online boutique (that goes by the same name) where she sells stationary and accessories...all featuring her artwork! Another fun fact that I found out is that she lives only about 30mins away from me!! I asked her a few questions about her daily life and the inspiration behind her work...enjoy!

1. Your blog and shop is called The Atelier...what is the meaning behind the name and what made you pick that?
  • The word “atelier” means studio or workshop in French (my favorite language). I chose The Atelier because, to me, it’s a beautiful word the represents the fashion, design and creative aspects of my brand.

2. When did you begin illustrating? Did you always dream of selling your work?
  • I’ve always sketched and doodled for fun, but I started illustrating as a hobby about two years ago, and the rest is history! I’ve dreamt of creating and selling my own product line for as long as I can remember – specifically stylish gifts and women’s accessories – so it’s wonderful to be doing what I love and working towards growing my business (and dream!).

3. How would you define your personal style?
  • Classic & effortless, with a twist. I love mixing feminine with masculine, high with low, and classic pieces with statement pieces.

4. Do you think your style has changed since the start of your blog?
  • My style is always evolving, but overall I’ve always kind of had a similar aesthetic. I think what I’ve learned is to simplify, invest in quality pieces, and only wear what I love and what makes me feel like the best version of my self.

5. What is your go-to outfit on a typical day?
  • On a typical fall day you’ll find me in skinny jeans, ankle booties, a jacket or blazer, a big scarf and a slouchy tee. And earrings. Always earrings.

6. If you weren't working as the owner of The Atelier what would you be doing?
  • It would have to be something creative! Like product design or creative direction at a fashion company or design firm.

7. Are there any blogs that you read regularly?
  • Yes! I love reading blogs. My recent favorites are all over the place. Lately I’m loving Ann Street Studio, Meg Biram’s blog, A Cup of Jo, Cheetah is the New Black, and A Piece of Toast.

8. Lastly, do you have any tips that you can share on starting your own business?
  • I actually dedicated an entire blog post to it! (here if you want to link) But to summarize the most important things I’ve learned are to trust your gut and take a deep breath. Nothing happens overnight, it is difficult, and sometimes frustrating, but if you work hard and believe in what you’re doing, great things will happen.

Head on over to Melissa's blog and shop!

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