By MELLY LING
WHEN fashion blogger Amanda Liu first started blogging in 2007, it was mainly to rant about her daily life. But things started to change when she entered college.
Since everyone at her campus always seemed so well-dressed, Liu started to pay more attention to her personal style. She posted pictures of her outfits on her blog (sugarplumcandyfloss.blogspot.com), drawing inspiration from popular fashion blogs and magazines.
Little did she know, her outfits drew so much attention on the blog that she would eventually be featured in a Singaporean fashion magazine, as well as other online fashion websites like Tongue In Chic and Lipstiq.
Photos of her outfits uploaded to LookBook (a website that compiles “outfit of the day” shots from around the world) have even made it to the site’s feature page several times.
“When I received my first email from a fan, I was stunned, and extremely happy,” said 21-year-old Liu, who now has quite a following online. “Most of the followers on my blog come from LookBook, and one of them actually helped me get featured in that magazine in Singapore.”
These days, Liu is usually busy juggling between her studies and blogging. “It’s school during the day, and events at night; but I always make sure I put school first.”
Liu had initially hoped to either study a fashion-related course, or be an air stewardess. But because her parents weren’t keen on those ideas, she took up mass communications instead. Now, she hopes to pursue a career in fashion marketing when she graduates.
“When I start work, I know I will have very little time for anything else, but I will always make time for blogging. It has always been my passion,” she said.
Check out Amanda’s style tips on how to rock that classic LBD aka (Little Black Dress) in FIVE super neat ways!
Look 1: The Casual Rocker
There are days when Amanda feels like dressing down especially when she’s rushing for assignments. Days like that call for a casual outfit! For her casual days, she keeps it down with her favourite pair of high waisted shorts worn over her LBD and of course, her second favourite staple – leather vest – to add an edge for the whole look.
Look 2: High Street Chic
The secret behind rocking any look effortlessly is keeping it minimal. Here, Amanda keeps her look simple yet sophisticated by pairing her LBD with a striking Fuschia blazer.
Look 3: Festival Perfect!
Are you sick and tired of wearing the same old tanks and shorts to festivals? If you do, fret not as Amanda shows us how to make your festival experience all good by getting creative with your wardrobe. Here she is decked in her LBD and denim vest with her fairy-like tulle skirt – creating that whimsical yet demure look!
Look 4: Sleek and Smart
Don’t know what to wear for your official meetings? Amanda keeps her look simple yet classy with a printed blazer worn over her LBD and a pair of classic skinnys. To complete the look, she rocks her outfit with a pair of stilettos.
Look 5: Rugged
Denim on denim trend is slowly making its way into the fashion scene. Here’s her take on how she pull off a rugged denim coordinate!