December 27, 2010

An interview with Kaelah of Little Chief Honeybee

Today we have a lovely interview with Kaelah of Little Chief Honeybee. Kaelah runs an amazing blog, a sweet Etsy store, and is a momma to the two cutest pups you've ever seen.

Say hello to Kaelah:



1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

-Well, let's see here… I'm Kaelah Bee and I blog over at Little Chief Honeybee! I'm a 22 year old recent college graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. I've spent the past 4 years getting a degree in graphic design with no real intention of persuing it. I spent the past two summers working as the art intern at BUST magazine while living in New York City and it was a whirlwind of adventure. But for now I'm stationed in a sweet little town just south of Nashville where I share a quaint green home with my boyfriend, Mike, and our two silly girls (Georgia Sue, our English Bulldog and Pipkin LaRue our Frech Bulldog!). I'm a heavily tattooed bartender with cotton candy pink hair that collects vintage cameras and is obsessed with Great White sharks… I feel like the most insane girl alive sometimes!


2. What got you interested in blogging, and how long have you been blogging for?

-I've had some form of online blog since I was 14 (Hey LiveJournal and Xanga!). I poured my heart into some of those old LJs and I still sneak back to read them every so often. I even met my very best friend via LJ and we're so incredibly close to be so far away (but that makes it so much better when I do get to see her!) I started my blogspot in May 2009 when I was embarking on my solo adventure of moving to New York City to work at BUST. It was a way for family and friends to keep up with my shenanigans while being 1000 miles away. It's just kept growing ever since!



3. Can you tell us about your style?

-To put it simply: I'm very very girly. That's usually not what people expect when they see a bright haired girl with facial piercings and an abundance of tattoos, but I only own one pair of jeans (and you'll never see them on the blog because I only wear them when bartending!). Every single day I'm in a dress (usually floral print), a ruffled cardigan, tights and flats. Also sporting a headband. Maybe it's a bit mundane and expected, but I feel like I've finally refined my style enough to know what works for me. I don't feel good in jeans and even though I've been asked by blog readers in the past to "branch out", I say why fix something that isn't broken?! I feel my absolute best when sporting a sweet dress and colorful tights. And don't even get me started on my lack of coordination in heels! I really just like being able to show that heavily modified girls can be classy, too.


4. You seem to have a true love for dresses. What do you like about them so much, and why do you prefer them over jeans?

-There's just something undeniably uplifting about dresses. I feel like no matter what kind of dress you wear, you look put together and dressed up! I'm a firm believer in dressing up for absolutely no special reason. They make me feel whimsical and carefree and just… feminine! I feel like jeans can look so great on so many people, but they just don't flatter my body style. When you've got a big ol' booty like me, you don't always want to walk around looking like a fresh picked pear! Dresses help balance out my body by being flouncy at the hips but accentuating a smaller bust and waist. I think it's just a matter of proportions.

5. What are your favorite trends for winter?

-I've never been a good cold weather dresser. I'm guilty of wearing flip flops well through December (with snow on the ground) and "forgetting" my jacket at home, but this year I've really started to embrace the look of layers. I try to stay away from looking too chunky or frumpy, but a skirted peacoat and circle scarves of all colors have been my winter staples thus far! Oh, and warm colored tights! Maroon and mustard are seeing me through the new year!


6. When you're not busy blogging, working, and being a momma to two cute pups, what can you be found doing?

-Phew! You talk like that leaves time for anything! Haha kidding! Well now that I've graduated, I spend my weekdays crafting, wasting too much time on the internet, secretly planning our move out of state for 2011 and daydreaming about my own little retail shop in the future. I also spend an obscene amount of time with the pups at the bark park and getting tattooed.


7. With regards to fashion, what do you draw inspiration from?

-I'm so inspired by other bloggers out there and just people in "real life"… No one in particular really but I just don't find high fashion designers or runway shows to be particularly inspiring. I really do love looking at the lookbooks of smaller shops and brands, but I'd rather peruse my Google Reader than open a fashion magazine.

8. If you had to pick one outfit to wear the rest of your life, what would it look like?

-That's a tough one… I have such wanderlust to move so I guess it'd depend on where we were living. If it were a colder climate, probably one of my most recent outfits: a floral Urban dress, maroon tights, belt cinched at waist, black ruffle flats, a cardigan and I'd top it off with a circle scarf and navy skirted peacoat from H&M!

9. You seem to have a great love for colored tights and cute headbands (a girl after my own heart). What are your current favorite accessories? Also, I know that some people struggle with accessorizing (me included), so how do you decide on what accessories to wear?

-I honestly rarely accessorize aside from a headband or scarf. I have ears stretched to an inch so I can find some gorgeous plugs to coordinate with (right now I'm wearing an incredible amethyst pair Mike got me for Christmas!). I tend to stay away from costume jewelry like rings, bracelets and necklaces just because I feel like my tattoos are the biggest (and best, in my opinion!) accessory that I could have! I think anything else piled on top of them might just be distracting and "too much".

10. Do you have any advice for aspiring fashion bloggers? What about someone that is new to blogging?

-I think the past ladies have hit it spot on: devote time to it, nurture your blog like a baby, take great pictures, and most importantly: DON'T watch your followers or traffic like a pot of water waiting to boil. Followers will come when you have interesting, original content on your blog. It's definitely quality over quantity. Obsessing over wanting followers, free things, sponsors, etc, will just hinder you. Blog because you are passionate about something! Find something that makes you unique and run with it.

Thank you so much Kaelah for doing this interview with me! Don't forget to check out Kaelah's lovely blog!

-Chelsea

3 comments:

  1. Her hair is awesome!!! I love the photos! And her style!

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  2. What a lovely interview I enjoyed reading the part where she talks about getting inspiration from other bloggers -- that is so true happens to me all the time too :)
    great pictures!!
    Her hair is beyond amazing :)
    xoxo
    Olivia

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