Fashion Blogger Q&A: Alyssa Garrison of Random Acts of Pastel
Torontonian Alyssa Garrison’s blog, Random Acts of Pastel, is a candy-coloured wonderland of gorgeous outfits, pastel hair and great beauty product reviews. Random Acts of Pastel has garnered so much attention that it was recently named one of the top 10 Toronto fashion blogs by BlogTO.
We were thrilled to talk with Alyssa about her sugar-sweet sense of style and the inspiration behind her blog.
Pink Martini: What made you decide to start a blog?
Alyssa Garrison: I had graduated journalism school but didn’t want to work at a magazine or newspaper where content is dictated by advertiser funding. I decided blogging could be a fun way to bring my dreamy, glittery world to life, so I got myself a camera and a domain and started writing.
PM: What advice do you have for aspiring fashion bloggers?
AG: Settle on an idea that truly reflects who you naturally are, and start writing. A mentor of mine once told me that if you want to be a writer, you need to be reading and writing all the time, and I think the same goes for blogging. I really live my blog, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
PM: Who do you think are the three most fashionable celebrities, current or past?
AG: Edie Sedgwick, Katy Perry, and [Parisian singer-songwriter] Petite Meller. All three have a signature look, and took/take risks.
PM: Which movies or TV shows inspire your sense of style?
AG: I’m not big on T.V. but I love movies… Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola would have to be my number one as far as inspiration goes. So much pastel!