27 April 2015

Interview With Riikkii From Iridescent Noire

Hello Riikkii! A big warm welcome to Through A Cat's Eyes. Can you tell everyone a little bit about you and your blog, Iridescent Noire?        
Hi everyone! First of all, thanks for interviewing me on your lovely blog. I'm Riikkii, a lifestyle and fashion blogger. I only recently started my blog and I'm really enjoying it so far. I post anything that's related to fashion, style, photography, etc. I use my blog as a platform for creativity. It's basically an online moodboard (sort of!).

When did you start blogging and what motivated you to do so? 
I am really interested in fashion and I have been for a while now. To be honest, I didn't really read any fashion or style blogs until I started my blog. I've known about blogging for a really long time now so it was really just about time I was to start my own!

What and who inspires you with blogging?   
My blog is a place where I can write a share anything that inspires me. I am always on Pinterest looking for inspirations, patterns and almost anything inspirational. I think my life everyday can also influence the way I write and the topics I write about. I also post blogger 'how tos' and tips to help bloggers. They are inspired by what I was confused with when I started my first ever blog back in 2013.

The design of your blog is gorgeous, how did you learn web-design?      
Thank you! I'm really glad you like it. I learnt it by looking for tutorials online. When I started my first blog back in 2013 (I won't really mention it!) I had no design skills whatsoever. I had no idea what to do or how to do it. Luckily, I learnt pretty fast and began to design my blogs a little better. 

What would you say are the most important things to consider when designing a blog or website?      
Definitely think about what your overall design is going to look like. You have to have an idea about what colours you like, patterns, your layout, etc. Another thing to think about is usability. If I cant navigate or find the comment link, I'll probably leave and not bother. It sounds harsh, I know. But most people are like that.

What do you think makes a good blog/blogger?
If you are yourself in your posts, it will definitely show. I think blogging is something in which there are no rules for. If you want to post 3 times a week, great! If you want to post every single day, perfect! Just do what you want to do, it is your blog after all!

Check out Iridescent Noire here!

5 April 2015

D.I.Y Mood-Board

A while ago, a friend gave me a mirror she didn't want anymore and for the past few months, it's just been sitting on the floor next to my piano with absolutely no use. I'll sometimes use it when I'm doing my hair or something if I'm too lazy to stand up but apart from that, it was going to waste. Yesterday, I decided to get all Pinterest-y and make it into a mood-board when I was marathoning Gossip Girl and I'm actually really happy with the results. I scoured my Pinterest (which is wonderful, by the way) for some of my favourite photos and printed them off, then cut up some different wrapping papers and then just blu-tacked them all to the mirror. It took a few attempts to get the layout right but I love the way it turned out. It's kinda like a physical Pinterest board. 

When I was choosing the photos, I picked ones that inspired me and ones that reflect the overall aesthetic that I'm loving at the moment. Hannah Murray had to make an appearance, as well as Xavier Dolan. There had to be a photo of Copenhagen somewhere, and I needed to have at least one photo by the amazing Fanny Latour-Lambert. Because I used blu-tack, I can easily change the photos as my tastes and style changes but for now, it really reflects what I'm inspired by. What do you think? Do you have a mood-board?

Lots of love, 
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