Introducing Alexa Curtis!
Alexa Curtis, is a 15 year old model and style blogger of A Life In The Fashion Lane,with a very bright future in the fashion industry.Alexa is from Connecticut but she’s become a NYC based model quickly, when she’s not modeling she’s establishing her position as a social media manager as well. Alexa is very goal oriented and her determination is inspiring, she‘s so driven at such a young age. I admire her drive and how she is ready to tackle the industry, lets find out how she maintains such confidence throughout her journey!
The Eye: Putting yourself out there in the blogging world can be intimidating, where does your drive to blog come from?
Alexa: I definitely didn’t start with the confidence I have now, haha. After doing this for a while (over 2 years) I’ve gained confidence and a place in the industry, so that definitely made a huge impact. The more drive you have, the more likely you are to succeed, and drive makes a huge difference because people see it and are more likely to give you the time of day. I don’t compare myself to people like the Man Repeller or Kelly Cutrone, but I give myself credit for how far I’ve come.
The Eye: Would you say blogging has any effect on your confidence?
Alexa: Completely. That’s one of the main reasons I’m switching from public school to online school. Coming from a really small town with little interest in fashion, I constantly felt sheltered and like I should conform to how society wants me to be, but I’m the opposite. There have been times when I wanted to shut everything off and stop working, but at the end of the day I’m proud of myself and who I am. Especially when there is so much competition from other bloggers and industry professionals, it’s easy to feel like you’re at the bottom of the crowd, but that’s a life lesson that takes time to get over.
The Eye: What would you tell a blogger who’s beginning to feel insecure about her pictures?
Alexa: It’s completely normal. Don’t ever compare yourself to someone else or allow other people to put you down. Be proud of who you are and don’t look at your insecurities, but instead how amazing you are. Blogging isn’t an easy industry, and continuing to blog and make a name for yourself is a challenge in itself that shows confidence and pride.
The Eye: What advice would you give a blogger that continues to compare their work to everyone else’s?
Alexa: I used to do this quite often and still find myself doing it, but it’s an inevitable trait we all have that takes time to overcome. If you’re really insecure of your blog and pictures, see what you like about the blogs that make you feel that way and how you can model your blog after theirs. Don’t lose your ideas and concept, but it’s never a bad idea to be inspired by other successful people and gain ideas from their success.
The Eye: Name a blogger, actress, musician etc. who’s confidence you admire and why?
Alexa: Miley Cyrus and Emma Watson. They are both not afraid of fashion which is inspiring, but both girls could care less about what other people think and wouldn’t let themselves feel embarrassed with the choices they make.
The Eye: Any advice for staying motivated with blogging?
Alexa:On the days that you don’t have the motivation or inspiration to post, don’t, and the days that you do, let those be your best days. It’s easy to slip into a habit of getting lazy and not wanting to post (etc) but if this is your passion you have to prove yourself. Anna Wintour didn’t go from an intern to the editor of Vogue in a week.
The Eye: Where can we see more of you?
Alexa: You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram as
My blog www.alifeinthefashionlane.com or on Lucky Mag, Loren’s World, and several other publications :)
Thank you Alexa for sharing your experiences and tips. Be sure to check out Alexa’s blog and watch out for her blossoming modeling career!