I’m very happy to introduce, Prada-obsessed, good friend and fellow blogger Nicole Loher aka The Style Student. She not only is the epitome of the young fashionable talent that is featured on The Style Line, but she exceeds expectations with her determination and can-do attitude. I could sit here and list off all of Nicole’s accomplishments, but instead I’ll let Miss Loher take the floor. She was kind enough to find some spare time to answer these questions, so without further adue, here is the much anticipated Q&A with one truly stylish student.
How, when and why did you first become interested in fashion?
I was eight years old. My mom taught me how to sew at our kitchen table with a thread and needle. I made my first handbag. Then when I was ten, I saw a skirt that inspired me to start designing.
Why did you initially begin your blog The Style Student?
Hmm.. There was this muse of mine that had no idea she was my muse. I was being creepy and lurking her (without having a Tumblr). I thought the best way to contact her would be making one of my own. We met for the first time this past winter - she is the coolest.
What do you consider one of the hardest aspects of fashion blogging? What are the most rewarding?
I don’t really think it’s hard. My blog is the least of my worries in life - school and my personal work come first. It’s rewarding to hear from my readers how I’ve influenced them and through my blog, I’ve worked with companies and designers I would have never had a chance to originally. I love to see my parents happy and proud of me. My mom telling me she’s proud of me is the most rewarding.
What do you consider your greatest accomplishment thus far?
Professionally: being in Teen Vogue and the face of Rugby Ralph Lauren. Personally: Keeping my head on straight and not falling victim to many things I see going on around me. I like who I am and I’m proud that I’ve been able to maintain that level of genuine for so long.
What are your feelings on Tumblr vs. Blogspot in terms of effective blogging platforms?
I’ve used blogspot when working with different companies.. I like Tumblr for the community aspect. They really honed in on something most platforms never did. Blogspot is super professional, though.
Talk to us about Prada.
Prada, to me, is the epitome of chic. Everything they do has a reason and most times, it’s spot on.
What advice do you have for those looking to start a blog?
Be true to yourself and know your market. Also, if you can’t take the heat stay away from the fire.