Sunday, 10 May 2009

Q&A with Style Queen Chanel Ward

The latest T-Shirt and Tails interview is with the fashionable blogger Chanel Ward. Chanel incredibly runs six blogs including the ever-popular Hip Candy which I highly recommend you consult on a daily basis. Read on to get a stylish insight from this bright young thing.

Q. What is it that you like about blogging?
A. The thing I like most about blogging is probably the freedom of it. It's not like working at a magazine, a blogger has full editorial control and that is quite liberating.

Q. Where do you get your inspiration for your blogs?
A. I get my inspiration from other blogs, news sites, entertainment sites, magazines, just where ever style and entertainment is being discussed.

Q. What tips would you give to any budding blogger?
Keep at it! Don't give up! When you first start out blogging, it's hard because you feel like no ones reading, but if you're continually putting out great content, then your readership will flourish.

Q. How often do you update your blogs?
A. I usually try to update my blogs daily, but it doesn't always happen if I get really busy. But it's always good to keep fresh content on your pages because that's what keeps people coming back.

Q. What publications/blogs do you most rely on?
A. Lately I've been checking "The Cut" blog, the Huffington Post,, and pretty consistently.

Q. What are your big fashion predictions for the forthcoming year?
A. My big fashion predictions? Wow. Well from what I've seen this year so far, trends haven't been so quick to fall by the wayside. Take for instance, florals, bright color, metallics were all huge trends in '08 and they've made a comeback on the '09 runways. So I think in effect, we're hanging on to what works a little longer and I think that's a good thing.

Q. Whose wardrobe would you most like to raid?
A. What a tough question! Probably designer Tracy Reese and Stevie Wonder's designer wife Kai Milla, because I know they both probably have all of their designs from the past 3 seasons in their closets, so needless to say, I would LOVE to be the owner of all of that!

Q. Who is your style icon?
A. Here lately I'd have to say Michelle Obama. Because even though her style is much more conservative than mine, I can definitely appreciate her polish. Good polish in dressing, whatever your style, is always something to aspire to!


  1. Hip Candy is the bizness!

  2. This is so cool, and i love all the pictures.