Monica Beatrice Welburn is the stylish blogger behind Marie Claire’s Best Fashion Blog of 2012 The Elgin Avenue, or as Monica likes to call it T.E.A. Currently studying at Fash Pack School, we chatted to Monica to find out more about what makes her blog tick…
How long have you been blogging?
Monica: I began blogging in January 2011 so a little over two years.
What inspired you to start a blog?
Monica: I am, and have always been, fascinated with the way people put looks together. Blogging seemed like a great medium to share my own outfits and discuss fashion and shopping.
What subjects do you love blogging about?
Monica: Outfits! The way in which people put things together, stylish ladies and gents. I also love interviewing designers and fashion figures too.
What has been your highlight so far?
Monica: Oh gosh there are so many! Winning the Marie Claire fashion blog of the year award was pretty amazing. That really blew my mind.
What is your personal style?
Monica: I love colour, prints and jewellery. I would say that is probably what I am most known for. All of these things combined can look a little wild so the silhouette of an outfit is important – it can help to par back a look.
What is your favourite item in your wardrobe?
Monica: I have a HUGE wardrobe so that’s a bit tricky! I have lots of items which have special memories, which are beautiful or I simply use them a lot. My boyfriend bought me a gorgeous little chiffon yellow dress in New York though which I call my ‘buttercup dress’ – I always have a great day when I wear it.
What other blogs do you follow?
Monica: I follow a lot of style blogs, and blogs of my friends, Thankfifi, Le Petite Anglais, South Molton Style, Fashion Foie Gras, Atlantic Pacific, The Fash Pack, Abi Marvel, Cocos Tea Party… I could on and on!
Any tips for those aspiring bloggers out there starting their own blog?
Monica: Have fun with your work, it is after all a reflection of you so just allow all of your little quirks and habits to show. Oh and get in touch with other bloggers – if you have a question just ask, 99% of the time someone will be more than happy to help, we’ve all been in the same boat!