5 Minutes With: Alarna Grace
Meet Alarna Grace – the amazing personal stylist and image consultant who’s kicking goals in the blogger sphere. With a Bachelor of Business under her belt, Alarna created her self titled blog to inspire woman to live their best life.
No fashion, beauty, travel or lifestyle tips are off limits on her blog and lucky for us she’s shared some of her best tricks of the trade with us! Click the link below to find out more, along with what she’s loving about Referboard!
You definitely take street style to the next level! Can you tell us a bit about where your passion for fashion and style originated from?
First of all, Thank you so much! Fashion and style have always been a passion of mine. I even remember arguing with my mum about my outfit for my Kinder photo. My mum has always loved fashion and style, so much so, that she would come home from work and stay up to the early hours of the morning designing and making an outfit for work the next day. So I definitely get some of my passion from her!
I would say my passion has really grown from seeing and feeling the difference, an outfit can have on someone. I am the biggest believer in looking good makes you feel good. If I wake up in the morning and don’t make any effort with my appearance I am so unproductive and unmotivated. Putting effort into myself and my outfit in the morning makes me feel ready and confident for the day and the creativity and craftsmanship of the ever-changing fashion industry absolutely mesmerises me.
What motivated you to take the leap from a love for fashion to actually founding your styling business and blog?
There was a lot of things that contributed to me taking the leap. The major reason was, I wanted to do what I love every day and my parents have always instilled in me that I can do anything if I put my mind to it and are so supportive. Plus, my parents and many of my extended family are entrepreneurs, so I think wanting my own business is in my blood.
I love the concept of styling, you can apply it so many different ways. I can help someone feel good about themselves through styling an outfit, or work with brands to attract their ideal customers. I wanted a job/business that combined as many things I love into one. With Alarna Grace offering personal, fashion, interior, events & brand styling, I have done just that. On the blogging side of Alarna Grace, I find it so exciting. The opportunities are endless! It has been amazing to have brands reach out to me already when I am still so new to the scene. Blogging is such a creative outlet and great business to support brands I love and believe in.
What have you found to be the best thing about using your Referboard?
Referboard makes it so easy for me to share where to get the items I am wearing and loving. I can find items through the search bar or through the A to Z brand list. Once I have found the item all I have to do is click a couple of buttons and its uploaded straight to my board. Other than the ease, I love that I can link my board to my website.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to get the most out of their Referboard?
I would definitely say to link their board to their website as a shop page, it adds such a great element. The shop links that are automatically generated when you refer an item on your board are great for linking products to your blog posts. Referboard adds so much value to a blogger.
You’ve built up a few collections on Referboard, what would you say is your number one item to feel amazing?
My number one product would have to be my most recent purchase, a white C/meo Collective shirt from Fashion Bunker. I have been looking everywhere for the perfect white shirt, with a touch of interest, and this is the one! It has drawstring detail down the arms that blend into a bell sleeve. A white shirt is a must have wardrobe staple, because it is so versatile, and the added detail to this one definitely makes me feel amazing.
Can you fill us in on what we can expect to see from you for the rest of 2017?
I have so many plans and ideas! For the rest of 2017 though, I am concentrating on growing and connecting with my audience. I hope to bring lots more valuable content, through also launching my YouTube channel very soon, but most exiting of all, I will be launching my own Label, AG The Label. So make sure you are following my socials to keep up to date, on when we will be launching!
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