For the next instalment of our Meet the Blogger… series we grilled menswear fashion student Jessica from Copper Garden. Read on to find more about the girl behind the blog…
Copper Garden is a little 5ft2 girl named Jess – or myself. I’m 22, living just outside of London and studying towards a degree in menswear design.
How long have you been blogging, and what made you want start it in the first place?
I began with YouTube at the age of 16/17 but my camera was terrible and despite doing quite well, I got embarrassed when people I knew found out (hence the video I did with fellow youtuber ‘its simply beauty’ about why you shouldn’t be embarrassed). It wasn’t until I was almost 19 that I realised I missed the community so I began a blog – again with terrible pictures. I kept it secret from everyone until my boyfriend saw blogger open on my laptop and he’s been my photographer ever since!
What inspires your blog posts?
I go to lookbook quite a bit for inspiration, there are so many amazingly dressed people around the world who post to there so its good for getting ideas – its helped me wear clothes that haven’t left my wardrobes in months or years! I do mostly post my own personal style pictures because this is what I most enjoy reading and find the most enjoyable. Its also cool to think that in a few years, I can look back and compare my style then to now.
How would you describe your style?
Quite boyish. I don’t tend to wear many feminine shapes, patterns or styles. My main outfits include trousers and an oversized top! I think my style is a mixture of Alexa Chung and the Olsens
What three items can you not live without?
My Macbook (ironic as it just broke), Canon 600d and iPhone – how typical of me! Can I say four and add a cosy jumper?
What do you get up to when you’re not blogging?
I’m normally doing uni work, seeing my friends and boyfriend, making some menswear to add to my portfolio or watching Hollyoaks. Its my guilty pleasure.
Tell us something no one else knows about you…
I absolutely love Star Wars and Harry Potter.
What other bloggers are on your reading list?
I follow a nice mix of bloggers, I love reading my feed and seeing a mixture of fashions. My current favourites are Tilly Jayne, Paige Joanna, The Fashion Wonderland, A Design Rookie and so many more. I couldn’t give you a favourite!