In a world where our news feeds are over flowing with negativity, hate speech, and online bullying, it’s become more important than ever to foster an online community that inspires, encourages, and lifts each other up. It is our ultimate pleasure to introduce you to this month’s Fashionista Fave, Raeann, who has created this very space.
Say hello to one of our faves, Denver fashion blogger, Raeann (more popularly known as Rae Everyday ). This 23-year-old curve model with Wilhelmina Modeling Agency has created an online community where she inspires her readers to follow their dreams, express themselves freely, and encourages them to feel comfortable in their own skin. Raeann also shares coveted fashion tips and the latest and greatest in beauty buzz.
We caught up with this fashionista to get the inside scoop behind her incredible success on Instagram, her own personal style and what inspired her to start blogging.
Let’s start from the beginning. What made you start your own blog?
I realized the blogging world was missing influencers who were in between straight size and plus size. I loved looking to fashion bloggers for style inspiration, but I couldn’t find anyone my size who was blogging. I thought there must be other women out there searching for style inspiration and tips on how to dress a curvy figure so Rae Everyday was born. I think that we live in a world where everyone obsesses over size 0 models. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with that, but it is important to recognize that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and it’s important to me that curvy girls have a fashion inspiration to look up to.
How would you describe your individual style?
Simple and sophisticated. Having simplistic staples in your closet makes it way easier to create trendy outfits. It’s completely okay to wear a plain black tee and dress it up with a necklace. You don’t need to be super over the top in order to have a good sense of style.
How would you describe your audience, fans, and followers? Why do you think they are so loyal to you?
I think I’ve created a great community where women can be free to be themselves and find inspiration on fashion and beauty trends. Like I said before, I think I have been able to show women and girls that being curvy is okay and I want them to feel confident in their own skin.
What do you think the secret to your success on Instagram is?
It is all about creating high-quality content on a consistent basis. If you are creating beautiful content people will want to follow you! If you’re looking to expand your blog or Instagram following, picture quality and layout is key. Keeping a consistent vibe throughout your channels makes scrolling through your feed esthetically pleasing and gives you your own online brand.
What’s the one wardrobe essential you can’t live without?
A leather jacket. You can wear it with anything! It’s definitely the perfect way to spice up an outfit.
When you can’t find anything to wear, what’s your go-to outfit?
Black jeans, a simple tee shirt and a leather jacket (can you tell I really love my leather jackets)?
Your blog aesthetic is beautiful. Who takes the majority of your photos?
I work with a photographer named Alicia Lewin. She is incredible! You can find her here: http://www.alicialewinphotography.com/
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Chase after your dreams and don’t listen to the critics! Being in the public eye can be challenging at times. There is always someone that is going to critique you. Don’t listen to them! Do what makes you happy and makes you feel confident. Life shouldn’t be about pleasing others, it should be about pleasing yourself and inspiring those who share your same vibe.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned that you want to pass on to all the budding fashion bloggers out there?
Stay true to yourself. We are all put on this earth with a unique story to tell so embrace who you are and what makes you different.
One thing about me that may surprise people is…
I’m 5’11” tall
Favorite way to spend the day in Denver…
My ideal day in Denver would be a hike with my dog, Angus, then maybe a little shopping and some drinks outside with friends!
My all time favorite style icon is…
Ashley Graham. She has so much confidence and is such an inspiration to me and to her followers!
Thanks so much to Raeann for sharing her story with us! Make sure to go check her out and give her a follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/raeannlangas/ We hope her story encourages you to dream big and gives you the confidence to start your own blog or Instagram channel.