Monday, May 26, 2014

Behind the Blog: Gabby of Look Sharp Sconnie

1)   When & why did you start blogging?
Basically, not blogging stopped being an option. 
I was finishing up college, feeling fully unfulfilled, and looking to do something in which I was actually interested.

2)   What’s the greatest thing that’s come out of blogging?
Feeling like I can be myself.
I'm really open (read: immature/unprofessional) on my blog- about my life, my thoughts on the fashion world, my qualms about the industry, my social awkwardness, etc - and all the while I've made these amazing connections. It's true motivation to keep being (buzz-word alert) authentic.

3)   When you’re not blogging, what can you be found doing?
Working & socializing. I really like wine, and I like my job. Occasionally I'll pick up the guitar and pretend to write a song. I love taking pictures. I'm pretty content meeting mildly fashion-related people around town and just talking. A lot. It's a whole new world for me, and I could philosophize about clothes n' Instagram followers all day.

4)   If you were stranded on a desert island, what would be the one thing you would take with you? 
Probably my guitar. And I'd etch short essays on it with a sharpened branch.

5)   What’s the one piece of advice you would share with bloggers just starting out? 
Ignore your inhibitions. Say "whatever" out loud every time you're embarrassed or self-conscious. People think you're cool if you think you're cool. Or they don't, in which case you resort to the "whatever" thing.

6)   What’s your “can’t live without” piece in your closet, kitchen,  home etc?
Hm. Black ankle booties? Is that super boring? I just don't know what I'd wear if I didn't own them.

7)   On a Friday night, what can you be found doing?
Internet-stalking, listening to Spotify too loud for my studio-apartment neighbors, and eventually drinking wine at some woodsy/dungeony-ish bar.

8)   How do you balance blogging with a work/social life?
I don't. I used to be awesome - a post a day, but because I'm kind of obsessive about having a point to all of my blog posts, and I also can't not sleep, I'm struggling a bit. I can't tell you how many times I've fallen asleep with my laptop in my ... lap.

9)   What’s your favorite quote? Or what’s a quote that describes you?
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." Thank you, white wizard.

10) What’s your dream job if you haven’t landed it yet?
Dream dream DREAM job?? Traveling the world and writing an honest, blunt, and likely overly-wordy column about how fashion affects and is affected by different people around the world. I'd settle for video. I also kind of like talking to cameras.

11) Guilty pleasures?
Jelly beans? That's not guilty enough though, I suppose.
High School Musical?
Granny panties?
Taylor Swift?
Shall I keep going?

12)  What’s your favorite “little thing” in life?
When a guy you like says your name after a really short sentence. Summer night bonfires with alcohol. The really sugar-filled sparkly piece of watermelon. Kissing my dog in that spot right between his eyes. Conversations with kids about Disney. Mr. Darcy's monologue in the rain. 
(I cheated. So sue me ;))


  1. This is probably one of my favorite interviews to date! Gabby seems like one cool chick.

  2. Gabby ... it sounds like you and I would get along very well. I like how you truly let your personality shine through your writing.