Member Spotlight · Southwest · Texas

Madison of Minnie Muse

What’s your blog name?

Minnie Muse

Where did the name come from?

My blog name, Minnie Muse, was inspired by my late grandmother (my dads mom). Her name was “Minnie” and she was the most fashionable lady. It wasn’t until after she died that I discovered all of her old vintage clothes, and adopted a modernized vintage style for my own. Since my grandmother was such an instrumental part in helping me to discover my personal style and love for Vintage I knew I had to name the blog after her and the inspiration her clothes gave me!

Where do you live?

Magnolia, Texas

Tell us more about you and your blog

Growing up I was always interested in fashion. I was probably the girl that people stared at and wondered why I was wearing such an unordinary outfit, however, that uniqueness influenced who I became. I realized that fashion was universal, but style was singular to each individual and their personality. Thus, I was inspired to create a space where I could share my love for fashion and unique perspective on vintage style with a wider audience of like-minded individuals. I wanted not only to document what I wore and why I loved it, but also to share the stories of pieces, my tips for style, my inspiration, and bit of my life. Therefore, Minnie Muse was created and I have loved the opportunities it has given me to connect with people across the country and world!

What people don’t realize about blogging is…

It is hard, time consuming, draining, and sometimes lonely. Unlike most bloggers who have “Instagram/Blogging Husbands,” a full team of creatives, or a personal photographer, on Minnie Muse it is just “me myself and I,” a “one woman show” (most of the time) and it can be tiresome. I often say that running my blog is a part time job I don’t get paid for, because after styling outfits, taking pictures, editing shoots, writing posts, linking pieces, editing videos, and running social channels your day is nearly gone. As a “one woman show” I can loose my inspiration and creativity because going out to shoot is such work (with a tripod and self timer) and many of my ideas are not feasible without an actual photographer. Not to mention that my family doesn’t always understand how important blogging is to me or what blogging entails, so at times I feel misunderstood and my passions seem unappreciated. However, I have learned to work around my odd blogging style and stretch myself, as well as embrace being the “odd” girl setting a timer and running into frame as people walk by staring at me.

What’s been your most memorable moment as a blogger?

The time one of my flat lays from Instagram that featured a spring “InStyle” magazine was actually featured in the next issue of In Style!

Instagram or Twitter?

Instagram

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

What is your guilty pleasure?

A glass of wine, chocolate ice cream and a British TV show!

What’s one product you can’t live without?

Mascara and Lipstick!

What’s your most memorable trip or vacation?

Visiting New York for the first time in January of 2018 with my best friend! It was my first time out of the state my myself and first time EVER on a plane. It was an amazing adventure and I can’t wait to go back!

What’s been your favorite post you’ve worked on?

This post has to be one of my favorites, one, because I can’t believe I actually took these pictures with a tripod, and two, because I captured the magic of Paris (without actually being in Europe). I love that the pictures tell a story that only clothes could.  It further affirms my ideas that fashion has a language only it can tell!

We love our apps, which ones do you swear by for your business?

A Color Story! I love the filters and use it to edit all my photos for Instagram.

Who do you love to follow on social media?

Rebecca of  A Clothes Horse. I am constantly inspired by her classic and novelty fashion, her mystical and magical shoots. Plus her red hair, and her ability to story tell through pictures.

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