Hi everyone! Thank you for having me here ? My name is Tabitha, I’m a fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger from Bali, Indonesia. I’m an accounting graduate, but now I’m working as an Influencer and also modelling in Bali.
How did your interest in beauty and fashion start?
I always loved beauty and fashion since I was a kid, and it grows even more when I was a teenager, but I still couldn’t share my ideas or thoughts back then. Then, after graduate from University, there’s a lot of social media platform showing up, I feel so grateful for that and use them to share my passion that has long been buried.
What inspired you to start Heels and Beyond, and why the name?
It all began from when I was sharing my daily outfit pictures on social media, when the “ootd” phenomenon was started. What I wore that day, I will capture and share it on my social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter). But, as time goes by, I feel like it’s not enough, you know, I feel like I needed a bigger platform than these. So, I started my blog, Heels and Beyond in 2014 which is dedicated to bring any inspiration look whether it’s casual, glamour, party or formal.
The name of “Heels and Beyond” was actually because I love to wear heels a lot, and because it used to be a fashion blog, I thought people will get the message directly from the “Heels” word. And for the “Beyond” I wanted to emphasize that it’s not limited to just fashion, I also want to share a little bit about what I experience and learn. Basically, it represent a girl’s world which is infinite and endless to many things.
A year later after I published it, I started to receive a lot of offer for collaboration and invitations to many important events in Bali. The requests also came a lot from beauty and lifestyle brands so I expanded my blog field/categories to fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog.
How will you describe your fashion style?
Sophisticated, sexy and constantly evolving. I always love a style that makes a statement, especially when it accentuates a woman’s body, that embraces my feminine side. Sexy yet still classy, and constantly evolving means you’re ready to change and open to new trends. What’s most important to me above all is I stay true to be myself.
Have you witnessed a fashion disaster before?
Yes, I have. But I think style is also a preference of each individual, as long as you comfortable with it, just go for it.
Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t had the time to do so?
I really want to work on my YouTube channel, but I haven’t had time because I’m so overwhelmed with my Instagram work right now.
If you could collaborate with anyone past or present, who will it be?
I always adore Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain design, it will be such a dream come true if I could collaborate with him. And also Michelle Phan, she’s such a big influence and inspiration in my life.
What do you not get about guys?
Their selective hearing. They have some issues with listening unless it’s some sensitive topic, they would listen and give full attention to you.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Tabitha. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
To me, sexy is when someone is confident and comfortable with themselves, it’s all about attitude.
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