For those who aren't familiar with Blair Fowler, or Juicystar07, she is a beauty guru on YouTube, Seventeen magazine Beauty Smartie, youngest make-up artist to work at New York Fashion Week, and much more. And last week I got the opportunity to ask her a few questions about YouTube, fashion, and Serena Van Der Woodsen from Gossip Girl.
I know you've probably been asked this question so many times but a lot of my readers wonder how you started making YouTube videos?
My sister, Elle, started her YouTube videos in the summer of 2008 and kept telling me how much fun it was. That Christmas I was given a webcam and began to really focus on my channel. I have been loving it ever since!
What was it like when you met your first subscriber in real life? Was it a bit surreal or were you totally chill about it?
I did not even realize I had met a subscriber the first time it happened! We were both at the MAC counter the day of the Hello Kitty collection launch and in awe at all the products. We started chatting, but it wasn't until later that I received an email saying she was too embarrassed to tell me at the counter about how much she loved my videos.
The first time a subscriber came up to me, and announced herself as an actual subscriber, was very surreal. When she asked to take a picture, I did not know what to do- I said "with who"?
What is your favorite makeup brand? What are your must-have makeup products?
I have a lot of favorite make-up brands. My all time favorites are MAC, NYX, Laura Mercier and Urban Decay. My must have make-up products are Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, Nars Powder Foundation, and Maybelline Falsies Mascara.
What are your top tips for girls who are still starting/experimenting with makeup?4. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE…and don't be afraid to try new things.
I know that you went to NYC fashion week. What was it like being the youngest makeup artist working in the tents and what was it like making your runway debut?
NYC Fashion Week was an event I never thought that I would experience and I definitely soaked in every moment. My runway debut at the Pete Wentz Clandestine show was one of the most 'nerve racking' and 'heart pounding' moments of my life.
I love that you can celebrate outer beauty with makeup and fashion but I love it even more that you promote self-confidence and inner beauty to your subscirbers. Is it hard to stay confident and sane in the world of hateful comments from faceless people on the Internet? And what tips do you have for my readers who might experience poor self esteem or bullies in their real lives?
There was a time when I used to allow the hateful comments to really affect me, but to be honest it no longer even phases me. This type of hate exists in everyday life and I really think that my readers should keep their heads up, trying their hardest to move forward because things will always get better.
And as this is a fashion blog, here are a few style questions. How would you describe your style in three words or less?
In three words, my style is: Trendy, Feminine and Edgy
Ever have a style moment that you look back on and wonder what you were thinking?
Uh…Hello! Wearing a flower girl dress to my first grade class- I have never lived it down.
If you could have any celebrity's closet, whose would it be?
I heard Victoria Beckham has a one million dollar handbag collection…that would be nice! I would also like to raid Selena Gomez’s closest, I love her classic style.
I know from watching your videos that you are a complete movie and TV buff. Who is your favorite fashionista on TV or the big screen?
Blake Lively as Serena Van Der Woodsen on Gossip Girl.
Check out Blair's main YouTube channel for beauty/fashion videos. Also don't forget to check out her second channel for more personal vlogs.
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