Wednesday, February 4, 2015

#WCW: FASHION BLOGGER, BRENDA CHUINKAM

Hello people. It's Wednesday..and this is my first WCW post. If you don't know what WCW means please [get out from under the rock dot com  and (lol)]  check out my first post of the month here.

And the first #WCW post goes to Fashion blogger,  Brenda Chuinkam 



Here is the 411 on the Life of this Fashion Blogger!!

When did you start blogging?
 I started actively blogging in 2012, although my very first post was probably in 2011 but it was just me ranting about putting on weight easily and missing my mom. 


Why? 
My blog started off as a platform to vent about y weight issues and later on turned into a fashion blog after lots of people would tell me how they loved how I dressed. 
I blog for the young woman trying to make it while looking fashionable, the young woman on a budget!
Blogging allows me to show my fashionable side while providing what I hope is inspiration to other women like me. I also like to talk about my fitness journey occasionally as this seems to provide motivation to others seeking to lose weight. I used to be a 230 pound student so I know a thing or 2 about realistic portion control and exercise.

What are your affiliations outside of blogging world? 
I currently serve as chief stylist for mega African marketplace, https://zuvaa.com/ and am in charge of their stylist program and blogger affiliation program. I strive to ensure that the pictures used on our site are a great representation of the products in order to optimize sales. I also helps scout for prospective vendors. Apart from Zuvaa, I serve as ambassador to other sites such as choies.comsheinside.com and Tehilah designs. Partnering with brands I admire and are a reflection of what I stand for (affordable, trendy fashion) is a huge bonus!



Advice/tips for new (fashion) bloggers? 
I think anyone wanting to start a fashion blog or those who recently started one must first ensure they have come up with a catchy name, ensure they can post often and also post good quality photos. They must also try to come up with something that would make them stand out as well as recognizable. Everyone has a blog now so depending on how far you wish to take the blog, there is a need to stand out. Humans are visual creatures with short attention spans so make that work to your advantage-starting with using social media platforms such as Instagram which are perfect for the short attention span human beings!
I actually have a video with more very useful tips here: The Dos of Fashion Blogging



 What would you love to see in the Camer Blogging Community?? 
I am honestly proud of the Camer blogging community from what I see on Facebook. The mixer which took place Douala was a great initiative! I would like to see Cameroonian bloggers do features and collaborations with more brands out of their comfort zone in order to spread their popularity across races and ethnic groups. Think outside of Cameroon! I have collaborated with Daniel Wellington watches, a Swiss watch brand, although I am well-known for my love of Ankara and prints. 


It will be nice to see our bloggers do their own thing and follow the pack [-everyone is getting free wigs and weaves]!Camer bloggers could try and promote designers back home with immense talent -note the key word here being "talent". I emphasize this because the designing world is getting saturated and we can't have even 2 people doing the same thing. 

Finally, I would also like to see the more established bloggers, shout-out our new and up and coming brothers and sisters[-like you Yefon! Haha] 

Where? 



Thanks for this interview Brenda! You are one busy lady.Now i need some collabos ehh..lol
She is also one of my 'blogging mentors' in a way..She made me join instagram. Apparently that's where you get all the collaborations with designers..and for me it is a great source of pics on the "411" of the entertainment world. I finally figured out  "Emoji" because of her...haha!



She is one of my fashion bloggers for outfit inspiration. Check out her various social media pages and get inspired by her style. Thumbs up Brenda & keep flying the 237 flag high!

Y.M.
IRepCamer



17 comments:

  1. I would like to see Cameroonian bloggers do features and collaborations with more brands out of their comfort zone in order to spread their popularity across races and ethnic groups. Think outside of Cameroon! I have collaborated with Daniel Wellington watches, a Swiss watch brand, although I am well-known for my love of Ankara and prints.

    I second this point..

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    1. Thanks for comment. I agree with that as well!

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  2. Thanks so much for the feature sister Yef! Lol

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    1. You are welcome.Keep flying the flag high!

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  3. I love your WCW! You couldnt have chosen a better person to have a crush on! Brenda's style is so cute and I love her African outfits!!

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    1. You can say that again! I have done copy paste a few times..lol

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  4. This was quite an interesting interview.I love Brenda's style.She keeps it simple but always stands out.Yefon, thanks for always keeping the 237 flag flying up high.The sky is the limit.Thanks to the hotjem as well for profiteing from Yefon Hahaha! Dont kill me please ;)

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    1. The hotjem its Tia so tempo

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    2. hahaha...Tia..you are your sis..I no di comment sef!! Thanks for the compliments..Y'all keep doing what you do!The hustling is getting real by the day.

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  5. Excellent blog awesome points on collaboration always a great and inspirational read

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    1. Thanks Kwe!! Collaboration is key...

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  6. great interview ! Brenda is Awesome, she also pushed me to get more serious with my blog and I did ,so did the opportunities follow (Like my first interview with an african stylevitae). I agree on the promotion of Cameroon talent, something I plan on doing when I go back home but for those of us in the diaspora this collabos will not be easy. Great work!

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    1. *an african fashion magazine
      *these collabos
      lol excuse my typos

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    2. lol..na small oh.wow Cheryl...You are my blogger discovery for the week. Thanks for the comment. Agreed. It may not be easy for those in the diaspora but more and more designers at home see the need to collab with bloggers regardless of location. Let's just say where there is a will there is a way!! Love your blog!!

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  7. As usual well done Yef! Pics look great. I go read article after work before my boss catch me.

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