Introducing Little Miss Violet
I am happy to introduce Carla Violet from Macau,China she is the blogger of Little Miss Violet. I love Carla’s style and how she truly uses her blog like a journal. I find myself gravitating to her outfits and the posts under her pictures, she’s definitely got a knack for photo to content balance. Welcome Little Miss Violet as she shares both her style and blogging experiences!
The Eye: Would you say blogging has any effect on your confidence?
Carla: Yes, it definitely boosted my confidence a lot, especially with my physical appearance. Although I have to say that didn’t happen overnight. I have always disliked my imperfections, but eventually, through blogging I was able to overcome them and accept my flaws.
The Eye: What would you tell a blogger who’s beginning to feel insecure about her pictures?
Carla Violet: We all start out like that. I mean, as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. Even the most successful bloggers out there started with not-so-good looking pictures. And even if they didn’t, some of them hire professional photographers to have perfect looking pictures; some just have the cash to invest in expensive cameras to achieve high quality images. Unfortunately, not everyone can do that.The most important thing is patience and lots of effort, as long as you dress well and people can see that, they’ll appreciate you more than the picture itself. Eventually, you’ll be able to achieve the photos you want. I know for sure because I’ve been there.
The Eye: Were you afraid to begin blogging, or was it something you dove straight into?
Carla: I can’t say I was afraid, and I also can’t say I drove straight into it. It was more of an exploration for me; I tried it because I wanted to express my thoughts and share my hobbies with others, and then overtime I’ve come to love doing it.
The Eye: Where do you get your drive to blog?
Carla: I guess it’s everything around me. Ultimately it’s my passion for fashion and dressing up; I always have a reason to dress up because of it. Then there’s my boyfriend, Pierre. He’s very supportive and is always the one encouraging me and pushing me - he’s my shopping partner, he’s my go-to person whenever I don’t know what to wear, he takes my photos; I mean, my blog is a collaborative effort between us because without him, I won’t be able to blog at all. Lastly, there’s a lot of people who are very supportive of my blog; friends, close friends, and even people that I don’t know personally give a lot of positive feedback. All these drive me to continue and further improve myself and my blog.
*The Eye side-note, collaborating with someone on a blog is an excellent idea 2x the effort and fun!*
The Eye: What advice would you give a blogger that continues to compare their work to everyone else’s?
Carla: I think that if you always compare your work with others, it will only lead to so much negativity, like insecurity, dissatisfaction, self-pity. Eventually, you will never be satisfied of your own work and you won’t be able to appreciate yourself. I used to do that and I was always insecure. But when I realized that I’ll never be able to be what they are, I stopped and decided to focus on myself. That’s when I started to appreciate what I have, what I am, and I became more confident with myself.
The Eye: Would you ever consider blogging professionally and if so how would you go about it?
Carla: If given a chance, yes I would. I’d like to do what successful bloggers are doing like attending fashion shows and previews, getting paid for a blog post or appearance, brand collaborations, all that. But there’s no possibility of that happening here since Macau has no market for bloggers. I might have to move to another country to fulfill that dream.
The Eye: Name a blogger,actress,musician etc. who’s confidence you admire and why?
Carla: Demi Lovato. I think she’s an inspiration because despite getting bullied and going through depression when she was younger, she was able to overcome all those and be the person that she wants to be. Look at her now, she’s successful and more confident than ever.
The Eye: Where can we see more of you?