First An Artist, Then A Blogger – Meet Josephine
Josephine inspires us to look back into our roots and find the connection in our present. A girl enjoying her life and sharing it on internet- is what describes her the best. She simply does and share what makes her happy- from fashion blogging to film making, and not to forget her love for noodles.
Tell us something about yourself
“Creativity is my specialty and has always been steering the wheels in my life. I love exploring, discovering new places and experimenting with new things. Fashion’s pretty much a part of my DNA. I’m passionate, joyous, determined and a little too into noodles. Who am I? I’m Josephine Lalruatsangi a.k.a Jossie Lrs, blogger atNATIVEASE.blogspot.com.”
According to you, what are the best fashion trends that you like to carry? Also, as you’re a blogger, do you also create your own trend and style? If yes, what are they?
“I will never have enough black boots but honestly, it doesn’t matter much to me if something is in or out. The purpose of trends for me, is to remind me of how much I love a particular style that I didn’t pay attention to or had forgotten that I loved. After all, all trends are essentially just renewed styles from the past.”
“As for the creating trends/ style question, I don’t know if this is an actual trend but I have always loved to pair ankle boots and dresses together. It gives a casual vibe to the look while adding a little more toughness and it’s a combo I keep going back to.”
What’s the story behind your blog’s title?
“Whenever I’m back at home, I have this habit of people- watching. And every time I do that, the thing I recognize almost instantly is that the people in Aizawl have such an ease to dressing up fashionably. And I realized that that was where my love for fashion grew from – not from magazines or movies but from my native land and I wanted fashion blog that spoke about that in a way and that was how NATIVEASE was born.”
How would you describe your style?
“I like to experiment with my style and there have been hysterically huge flops and pleasant surprises but there is some element of sweetness that keeps creeping into the way I dress, no matter what. So, I guess my style is girly in its core but I don’t intend to fixate just on it. I am always open to trying new things.”
Who inspires your wardrobe and why?
“Everyone and everything. It could be from magazines, my mood that day, music. That’s what so great about the world today. With the internet, and the reality we live in all at the same time- information, inspiration is endless.”
What are your favourite blogs and why?
“Classisinternal and Fashiononymous (now zoesuen.com) amongst so many others. I follow bloggers not only because I like their styles but also because of the kind of people they are. I’ve always admired people with an excessive passion and drive and these two bloggers represent that to me, whilst always staying true to their own styles.”
Any advice for anyone who wants to start his/her own blog?
“Always stay true to yourself. I know it’s a cliché but it’s a cliché for a reason. And start now, be fearless and success will reach you as long as you love what you’re doing. I think that as long as you follow your intuition and do whatever brings life to your eyes, there’s absolutely no way your life won’t bring you to the things you’ve always dreamt about.”
What are the best aspects of running your own blog?
“I’ve always been someone really inclined to the arts. Any type of art besides dancing. I couldn’t dance to save my own life. I’ve meddled into painting, music, writing, fashion, short film making, even debating and that’s where my blog came along. It’s perfect that there’s an outlet for someone like me to share whatever the hell I like. It holds no boundaries; no set rules to define how something has to be. And on top of that, knowing that people are interested in what I have to say, show or do, feels really rewarding.
What are the hardest aspect?
“The hardest part of it may be to balance everything all out and remaining consistent. There are some months I am just more inspired than others but there’s this urge to always want to grow and be better than the last time.”
What are your favourite places to shop?
“I simply enjoy thrifting for little trinkets and have a weakness for vintage stores. Don’t get me wrong, I love high street brands just as much as the girl next door but there is just something about having unique pieces that just gives me utter satisfaction.”
Are there any trends you’re inspired by this season?
“Off the shoulder anything. Exposed collars have an allure and a little bit of vulnerability with just enough of mystery.”
What clothing items will you say is timeless?
“Plain white T-shirts and blue jeans will never go out of style.”
What trend form the past would you like to a make comeback?
“Wrap around tops.”
Who are your favourite designers?
“Dolce and Gabanna, Jason Wu are two amongst a never ending list.”
What do you do when you’re not blogging?
“Trying to convince people to listen to podcasts, binge watching TV shows, catching up with my best friend, craving some kind of food, exploring new places, and rediscovering my love for this blogger or that photographer and stalking them to the end of their feeds.”
To know more fashion experiments from Josephine, follow here :
Blog – nativease.blogspot.com
Instagram – @jossie_lrs
Snapchat – josephinelrs