I had the pleasure of interviewing the beautiful Tala Samman, Author of 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♥ 

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How did you get into blogging?

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!

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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!
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You can follow Tala on her instagram account @myfashdiary You can also visit her blog


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