Jasmine Dowling: Blogger & Fashionista

Image Courtesy @jasminedowing 

Meet Jasmine Dowling. She is a self-proclaimed "fashion blogger/graphic designer and typographer" as documented on her popular blog, appropriately titled, Jasmine.

With the New Year already well under way, I am still in search of daily inspiration that can be found in everyday creative living--Jasmine's simplistic blogging methods are cool & refreshing as the Mimosas served at New Year's Day brunch. Take a look at The Yellow Spectacle's conversation with the blogger darling to see what makes her so successful at what she does best.

The Yellow Spectacles: Can you tell me what it takes to be a professional blogger?

Jasmine Dowing: I think it takes a strong aesthetic or visual point of view, patience, a slight amount of crazy, huge amount of coffee, no amount of sleep & a whole lot of motivation & determination.

TYS: How did you hit it so big on Instagram? You're at 83k followers!

JD: I think it comes down to two things; I really love documenting everything & I am very particular about what I like. I think the turning point is when you realize your own aesthetic or view point and run with it.

TYS: How has Instagram helped with the success of your blog, Jasmine?  

JD: The Instagram account is why I actually started my blog. I had followers asking if I had one [a blog] or if I was going to start one. So, I thought, 'why the hell not?'.
TYS: Why did you look to blogging?

JD: I have always really loved fashion & it is another reason to play dress-up.
TYS: Personally, what do you think sets your blog apart from others out there?

JD: I think it is refreshing to see someone who always doesn't look like a model wearing clothes that they love. I also have a very particular taste and not swayed by gifted items. I would never wear something that wasn't me or didn't suite my shape.

Jasmine's cool, edgy, yet modern taste just doesn't stem from her personal taste, she recently earned her Bachelor Degree in Visual Communications after studying Multimedia Design in college.  

TYS: Where do you see yourself/your blog in the next 5, 10 years?

JD: I think I would like to expand my studio into something a little larger where I could get more hands-on creating products etc. I also think that blogging would be a huge part of it though.
TYS: Advice for people wanting to do their own thang?

JD: Find your own niche. There is no point in doing something that someone else is already thriving at. You have to find what you love and what makes you stand out--then put it out there--constantly!