I had the pleasure of interviewing the beautiful Tala Samman, Author of www.myfashdiary.com. Tala started blogging while at University in London, sharing her fashion ideas & inspirations, hence her blog name. Tala is known for her remarkable style and fashion sense, amongst many other things. I, for one admire & absolutely love her style♥
I started over 6 years ago – I was a student at the London College of Fashion, my mother was the face of Nina Ricci for the Middle East and I just wanted a platform to share my fashion diary with friends that actually cared about Fashion – hence the name!
Tell us about your proudest achievement?
I’ve been lucky to work with brands that I grew up admiring and inspiring women.
What are the challenges you face of being an Influencer?
You are sometimes treated like a product – whereas a human is nothing near to a product and brands tend to forget that.
What are the rewards?
Getting to meet women that are loyal readers, and have been inspired from reading something I’ve posted/talked about.
What do you find the most frustrating?
It’s definitely been a journey evolving something I was doing purely as a hobby, to a full time job.
Who is you biggest role model and why?
I look up to my parents, as well as women in business like Natalie Massenet, Sophia Amoruso and Marissa Meyer to name a few.
Who is your style icon? And why?
Olivia Palermo always looks perfect and polished – even if she’s wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
How do you describe your personal style?
I don’t like putting my style into a box. I’m constantly inspired so I like to put it under eclectic.
How did you get into DJ-ing? Is it a hobby or a possible future career?I took a few classes in Vinyl a few years ago and decided to study it on the side – people probably don’t know I’ve been studying the technicalities for a year now. Music has always been a part of my life that I don’t share on the blog, as I’m a pure Rnb fan – and it just wouldn’t work with myfashdiary’s style, ha!
How do you balance between family, friends & blogging?
I prioritize my time and I’m quite organized so I make sure I’m working hard, spending time with family and catching up with friends.
Tell us something no one knows about Tala Samman?
In my other life, I probably would have been a teacher. I spent summers as an assistant teacher at my aunt’s school and I love kids.
What are your plans for the future?
Loving what I do, and evolving along the way.
Finally take us through a day in Tala’s life..
No day is ever the same because I love what I do!
You can follow Tala on her instagram account @myfashdiary You can also visit her blog www.myfashdiary.com