Hello my fellow readers,
I am incredibly happy to be sharing this post with you at this current moment because as you could tell from the title, Fashion Caption turned three years old! It’s such a grandiose event in my life because it’s my creation, my little baby that I have been constantly growing and developing in the past three years. To me, it is quite insane how fast time flies, however, time flies when you’re having fun, right?
Fashion Caption was a spontaneous idea born on June 26, 2013, on the same day as I finished my first year of high school. At the time, I was not satisfied with the school I was going to, thus I transferred out of it, signifying a new beginning for me. This new beginning was not just taking place in my education, but also, in my personal life.
Since I was eleven, I have dreamt of working as a fashion journalist, and to me, a blog seemed like a good idea. I wasn’t sure how to operate a blog, how to grow and develop it, and how to control it, but I was willing to jump into this idea and witness where it might lead me. Prior to Fashion Caption, I would always start some sorts of blogs yet, because I never knew how to operate them, I would just give them up and leave them hanging in the virtual space. My father thought that the same thing would occur with Fashion Caption: “I bet you’re going to leave this blog two days after you make it.” I was so tempted to see where this idea of mine can go, and with that comment from my father, I became even more determined to actually pursue the idea of a blog.
The timing was perfect; it was the summer of 2013, I had no job to work at, no community service to partake in, and my close friend, who happened to like photography, was staying in town for a month, so I was attempting to make a schedule and make it all work. I was not sure how to even write a post and publish it, but I was willing to spend my days and nights learning to do it.
My first ever post, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was shot by my father near Tiffany’s, and it included three photos and no text. I thought it would be creative if I added a black-and-white filter on one of the photos and publish it just like that. It was a very simple, not 2016 version of a blog post, however, it was a small start. Over that summer, I was capable of shooting seven posts, which all lacked text and quality photography. Besides, the clothing ensembles were not poorly composed; they were just not complete looks. There was no final touch or final piece to any outfit; it felt as if a whole puzzle has just been put together yet, you’re missing one center piece.
Over time, the blog has developed, as well as the layout, the design, and other technical aspects, such as camera equipment. I began working at the age 15 in order to earn more money that were used as investments into the blog. Clothing choices, on the same token, were also improving and being invested in, and I was constantly creating actual looks rather than just “outfits.” For the first time, I actually felt as if my blog was becoming an actual blog.
Fashion Caption will most likely never stop improving because I never settle. I am constantly attempting to come up with ideas that would make my blog stand out and reflect who I am not just as a person, but also as a blogger. I am continuously looking for various ways that would produce a product that will be different, creative, maybe even slightly editorial. Fashion Caption has been heading into that direction with not just the help of my determination, but also with the help of my close friend and photographer, Vanessa Flores. Vanessa and I are always constructing schedules which will work around our daily obligations in order to find time to shoot for the next post. It can get tough, especially when both of you were high school and now college students, but, it is definitely worth it at the end.
Fashion Caption will continue its existence. It is my child, my three years of diligent work planted into one website, and it is my creative outlet and a form of self-expression. Disregarding how difficult it can get sometimes in terms of having a writer’s block or a creative block, or even how Vanessa’s schedule might not correspond to mine, I will always put my first and last effort into this blog. Thank you, my fellow readers, for being on this journey with me for the past three years, and stay tuned for more to come…
Photography by Vanessa Flores.
Outfit Details: Dress-Zara (Similar Here & Here), Ballet Flats-Amazon (Similar Here), Crossbody bag-Kate Spade, Earrings-Forever 21 (Similar Here), Bracelet-A gift (Similar Here, Here, & Here), Sunglasses-Kenneth Cole (Similar Here & Here).
Thank you for reading, and stay tuned 😉
Sophia for Fashion Caption.