Last month, we featured an exclusive interview with Bebe Zeva, one of our favorite style bloggers! Previously known solely as the ‘I Am Carles’ chick from Hipster Runoff, Bebe now runs her own style blog titled 'Fated To Be Hated' with her day-to-day looks -which are far more unique than most teenagers in the blogosphere.
How exactly did you get started in outfit blogging?
What are you planning next?
I have no idea, actually. I'd like to work more on my creative writing, like short stories and poems. It'd be great to find my voice in literature so that I can focus more on journalism.
After taking a few courses in history, journalism, and design, it'd be lovely to immerse myself completely in the fashion universe. I've got a lot to learn for now, but at some point I'd like to write about icons, collections, trends, and subcultures. The most fascinating aspect of fashion is the sociology, and that's what I'd like to specialize in.
Where did the name 'Fated To Be Hated' come from?
I think "Fated To Be Hated" is the best explanation of my entire persona. No matter where I go or what I do, I am fated to be disliked by at least one person. It's like I was cursed with some hormone that turns people off as soon as they enter my vicinity. Always been that way, since first grade when I tried to fit in with my classmates but was essentially cast aside for having been "different." I was born in Florida, not Massachusetts like the rest of 'em. That sense of having been an outcast pretty much stayed with me for the rest of my career in middle and high school. Perhaps it's a self-fulfilling prophecy; I expect to be disregarded, hence I am.
Any advice to aspiring fashion bloggers?
Before you go about picking your URL and blogger template, ask yourself ,"what makes me more special than any other fashion blogger on the internet?". Once you find a concrete answer, write it down, and inflate
it until it completely consumes your identity. Every individual needs at least one 'it-factor' that sets them apart from the riff-raff. There are hundreds of thousands of girls and guys with computers who can recognize that Abbey Lee Kershaw has great street style, but so what? And why should I read YOUR critique of the Miu Miu Spring/Summer line? Give your readers a reason to trust your opinion. Show them that your style reflects a valid understanding of aesthetics, then they'll respect your thoughts on specific subjects more than anyone else's.
Bebe Zeva can be found online through her Blog, Twitter, Tumbler, and Lookbook.
(As seen on JoonBug)