Interview with Amy Roiland From Blog A Fashion Nerd
Hello Loves, Im so happy to be blogging this interview. Amy Is one of my top favorite fashion bloggers and she inspires me soooo much. I was sooo happy when she agreed to be interviewed. I can really relate to Amy as a person and also to her style because she likes to mix the old with the new and she only wears what she loves like me! So here it is, I'm sure you guys are going to love her as much as I do.
Los Angeles, CA
I am a Fashion Blogger and CEO Founder of a new Fashion Social Networking app called FashionTap. All my hobbies mainly include fashion, such as creating an app, making and designing clothes and designing shoes. One day I plan to have my very own shoe line.
What makes your style “different”? I love mixing old with new for my style, I love adding old vintage pieces to modern day outfits to give it a twist. I also don't follow any fashion rules or fades, I love making up styles and fashion trends. I love wearing knee high socks and collared dresses most.
Describe your style. I am a mix between really girly and really boyish. I love wearing denim overalls and ankle booties and a blazer and somedays I love dressing up in dresses and knee high socks. I love playing around with everything I can and expressing my style in many different ways. I am very 60s for the most part but like I said I love to mix modern with vintage.
How do you relate your style to others? I never do really. I feel like I am way different than most bloggers. I relate most to Alexa Chung when it comes to style.
Is style important ? Yes very important, it embodies who you are as a person. Everyone expresses themselves differently through style. Style is internal , fashion is ever changing.
is fashion important ? Fashion is very important. hint why I named my app FashionTap. Fashion brings everyone together or tares them apart, however you want to look at things.
Who is your favorite designer or brand? My favorite brand at the moment would have to be Miss Patina. This brand really knows how to bring back 1960s looks with a modern day twist. I am obsessed with their collars and prints. I am also obsessed with their pants and coats!
Who is your biggest fashion inspiration? Alexa Chung of course, she's incredible. She embodies both sides of the fashion style coin, girly and boyish. I relate big time.
What piece in your closet could you not live without? My big amazing faux fur coat. I love it, I feel super 70s when I wear it and I wear it a lot. I love wearing it with tall heels and skinny jeans or a cute collar button up dress.
What is your go to lazy outfit, like what do you wear when you don’t even want to get ready? This hardly ever happens because I LOVE to dress up every single day. I usually change around 5-6 times a day just for fun. But if I had to say my go to would be my cotton on grey sweatpants and my batman t shirt with my big giant scarf and my Sam Edelman booties and maybe throw on my Members Only leather jacket.
What is your go to outfit for when you don't know where you are going? Same as above.
What is your favorite era if you have one ? 1965 of course. This is the best time in fashion hands down. This is when fashion was still 60s but moving more towards that 70s feel. I LOVED IT
What would you say your fashion philosophy is? (what fashion means to you) Always have fun with fashion, never take it too seriously and always play.
Describe your style with two words: Quirky and vintage
What piece of clothing or accessory do you think every woman should have? A big pair of sunnies, Jackie O style!
What is your number one fashion advice? HAVE FUN FUN FUN FUN with fashion, never hold back, play a lot. By playing with your style you will really find what suits you best.
What is your style advice for someone who is still developing their style? Play as much as you can with different styles to see what really fits you most and what you feel best in.
What do you think is the most important thing in ones appearance for example; shoes, hair, clothes, handbag, attitude, etc. Accessories are the most important thing, this really brings out an entire outfit. The perfect pair of sunnies or a hat can make that outfit complete in my opinion.
what makes YOU different ? I am SUPER loud and crazy, most people don't see this side of me on my blog. If you go to @alien_souls you can see this loud wild child come to life! HAHA
Dream job? My job now, being CEO of FashionTap APP and running the entire company from start to finish. Helping every single blogger get paid 100% commission through my app and helping designers, PR firms, retailers find those bloggers.
Please tell us about FashionTap: FashionTap is a new fashion social network where users can tag their entire outfits onto the photos on their stream. Once tagged people can come along and tap those photos and go to the products to buy, if they buy the user gets 100% revenue shares we take no cuts. I as a blogger developed this entire network from every single perspective of the fashion world. I made this app from a PR stand point because there is no where to find bloggers on one social platform ranked. I made this for bloggers because there is no IMDB like spot for bloggers to be found and to make commission the easy way. I made this app SUPER easy to use so everyone can have a great time and connect.
where do you see FashionTap and yourself in five years? In five years FashionTap will be self-sustaining and be able to fund me into designing my very own shoe line. Along this journey I hope to help out every single person in the fashion world.
What is your life philosophy ? Be nice to every single person you meet no matter what. There is no point of being an asshole, no point AT ALL. be nice nice nice nice nice. What goes around comes around. I am here to help everyone out and Ive created something I make NO money on at all. Ive created with the love of fashion in my heart.
What could you not live without? My boyfriend and my dog Noonie @nooniethedog
Dream vacation? Japan of course!
Favorite song right now? A pop 60s song by Chantel Goya I can't think of it...
Favorite artist? LYKKE LI
Favorite quote? "You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it".
If you could change one thing in the world, what would you change? Girls being so mean and so competitive and insecure with each other in the blogging world.. Really scares me a lot. Girls have blocked me out of no where and when I call them out they say you're trying to steal my clients.. I am like actually no I was trying to help you and create an entire social platform to help you you! And I was also planning on inviting them to my fun amazing mansion launch event in March... oh well... Make friends be nice always, being mean won't get you anywhere in life...
What is your opinion on the state of the earth and how we treat it? eek... it's a scary and wasteful time...
There is a quote that says “every person is here for reason, everyone has a purpose”; what would you say is your purpose? This is 100% true... I finally found my purpose and it was in my face my entire life... I kept doing the acting thing and nothing was moving forward. I would sit in acting class and stare at every single persons fashion in class. Fashion was always there and always in my face. The moment I started blogging for serious is the moment I excelled so fast. I have 25k followers in no time and I've worked for every single one of them. I've made some huge connections with amazing big brands all by myself. So many doors have opened for me because I went with what the universe was showing me.. Open your eyes and the universe will show you what you need to do in your life. Go for it!
Why are we here? To share love and help one another.
What are your hobbies? designing clothes for myself and eventually for everyone else. @royceroiland
What keeps you sane? my boyfriend keeps me sane. He is so calming and normal and really helps me come back to reality when I get dramatic. The fashion world is cut throat and mean sometimes... It's hard to deal with.
Favorite book? Girl Boss by Sophia Amoruso My number 1 inspiration in life.
Favorite food? Scallops and good veggie stir fry
Favorite animal? A Raccoon!!!!!
Favorite color? Teal
What/who inspires you? Sophia Amoruso inspires me, she's a kick ass chick. She started from the bottom and is now at the very top. She's a smart business women who I admire and I hope to be like soon.
If you would be granted an hour to speak to anyone that has ever lived, who would it be? Anna Wintour would be a dream to meet, she's incredible.
If you could go back and give your 13 year old self a piece of advice what would it be? Follow fashion and start blogging ASAP and never quit.
DONT EVER QUIT, GO GO GO GO GO and always go.