We chat to blogger, freelance journalist and student Scarlett Dixon about fashion, social media and her future plans
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At the age of 21 Scarlett’s got a lot on her plate. In the middle of completing her Multi-Media Journalism degree she decided to set up her own blog to practice her craft. Due to her tight writing, professional photography, unique style, and of course, hard work, Scarlett’s blog ‘Scarlett London’ evolved into a showcase of fashion and lifestyle articles that has propelled her into the fashion media spotlight. She’s sat front row at London Fashion Week, interviewed the cast of Made in Chelsea, and organised various blogging network events.
With her determination and talent, Scarlett’s just at the beginning of her successful career, and we catch up with her to see what she’s been up to, as well as her tips and tricks on fashion and style.
- 1 How was 2015? Any major highlights?
- 2 What song have you got on repeat at the moment?
- 3 What’s the most important thing about a guy’s style to you?
- 4 What fashion advice do you have for a man?
- 5 What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?
- 6 1 tip to grow your Instagram account
- 7 Worst dating experience you’ve had?
- 8 Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?
- 9 Any major plans for the rest of 2016?
How was 2015? Any major highlights?
My 2015 was amazing, such a life changing year for me in so many ways. I hosted two large scale events (as I also run blogger and influencer networking events alongside my blog), really kick-started my blog by working with lots of amazing brands and I underwent a procedure that gave me so much confidence. There were low points – as I’m sure with any year, but in terms of my career and confidence, it was amazing.
What song have you got on repeat at the moment?
Sorry to say it but Justin Bieber has some amazing songs at the moment! Love Yourself (Chris Meid) remix is really good!
What’s the most important thing about a guy’s style to you?
That he is comfortable in it. I don’t like it when guys follow a trend just to fit in – and as a result spend the entire day feeling uncomfortable – and looking uncomfortable. You don’t have to have a completely unique style in order to stand out. Confidence is a massive thing.
What fashion advice do you have for a man?
Pick and wear whatever you enjoy wearing. Obviously it’s lovely to dress up occasionally (as with womenswear) but finding some comfortable casual clothes for everyday wear is great.
What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?
Ugg boots. I just don’t get it.
1 tip to grow your Instagram account
Be consistent. In the beginning I was reluctant to stick to a ‘theme’, a piece of advice that lots of Insta experts gave – because I felt it was too edited, and that my blog was something more ‘real’. However, I have realised that Instagram is all about the visuals and although you have to stay true to yourself, your passions and your style, it is also key to making it look aesthetically pleasing.
Stick to a few colours – white is always a good option as it looks very clean – and keep your eye out for anything interesting that fits with it. Of course, share the things you love – but try and keep it within your own niche house style.
Worst dating experience you’ve had?
I’ve been lucky in the sense I haven’t really had any bad dating experiences. I tend not to meet with someone unless I feel I know we’re on the same wavelength, which rules out any massive disasters. I did however, take my best friend and my brother on my first ‘date’ with my current boyfriend, which he thought was hilarious in hindsight, but it probably sounds weird from an outsiders perspective. We ended up having the best night and it was far less intimidating than a formal dinner date.
Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?
My boyfriend David Mitchell
Any major plans for the rest of 2016?
I have something rather exciting in the pipeline, which I can’t talk too much about right now – but it’s on screen, and completely out of my comfort zone, which is always nerve-wracking but fun. I graduate University officially (fingers crossed) this year, which means from May onwards – I can really focus on my blog full time and work to create something I’m really proud of.
I’m a complete perfectionist so I’m not sure I’ll ever be 100% happy with a post or a feature, but working to make sure that every piece of content that goes out is as good as it can be, offering something interesting and new to readers, is what I aim to do.