The blogging landscape in Australia is growing, as young women start sharing their passion for dressing well, eating right and keeping active. Souri is an Australian blogger who has found success in writing about everything from her photography to her outfits and what she gets up to each day. She was kind enough to answer some questions for the Get to Know Australian Bloggers Series which I am starting in 2014.
In her own words…
I’m Souri Sengdara (pronounced ‘Suri’ like Suri Cruise). I currently reside in the stylish city, Melbourne in Australia. My blog www.fabulous-femme.com features beautiful events, fashion and wonderful photography mainly from Melbourne, Australia. I just love fashion (who doesn’t?). I love to travel and my job as wedding photographer takes me sometimes to wonderful places around the world. A great combination to create a blog.
When did you first start blogging and why?
I started on the 01/04/2013 … April fools day … just this year. I always wanted to create a platform to showcase all the beautiful photos I create. So I had to start a blog.
How did you get the following that you have? Was it a welcome accident, or did you work hard to get your blog noticed?
I was a little bit surprised by the quick uptake. I believe people just love looking at my beautiful pictures. My blog is not only about myself and my style – I love to feature other people with my beautiful photos.
What is the most popular post on your blog?
It’s pretty much all the posts about this years spring racing carnival. People look at: http://www.fabulous-femme.com/spring-racing-carnival-melbourne-2013-the-best-pictures/ to get all the links to my over 30 blog posts around the spring racing. I am proud to say that it is one of the most comprehensive coverages of the Melbourne Cup this year.
Your greatest achievement?
What is your absolute favourite topic to write about?
I just love the spring racing carnival in Melbourne. Lots of interesting people, fashion, colours …
And of course weddings. I just love everything about them …
Favourite retail stores?
Too many to list … I don’t have any preferences. I perfer a certain style. Style and quality are important to me. But sometimes I get surprised myself what I find in shops I usually don’t go to. It is important to venture out and find new things.
Do you prefer to shop online or offline?
I love online shopping for the convience – but you can’t beat the “offline” shopping experience. You can touch and feel the materials – try things.
Least favourite trend?
There is nothing specific – every fashion trend is interesting – they come and go. You can’t follow every trend. Be yourself! Dress for your own comfort and body shape.
Hashtag you will never use?
What is a Hashtag? Yes …I just recently learned more about all the “features” of social media … I am still struggling with @ & #.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Easy: I live there! Melbourne!
When I didn’t want to live there I would move away.
Best present anyone can give you?
Surprise me with a nice experience that will not kill me or scare me.
Do you have any words of advice you have for anyone wanting to start their own blog, fashion or otherwise?
Do it for fun! Do it around a topic you are passionate about and you will have success when you are dedicated and put effort in it.