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Feisty Fashion Feature // Mattie James of Mattieologie

June 21, 2013

Once in a while you come across a blogger that gets it right, each and every time. The outfits are perfect, the images are perfect, the branding is perfect…I felt that way when I came across Mattie’s blog for the first time. She knows how to put together a great post, and I love her for it. Mattie is so good at what she does! And she’s not stuffy or bitchy about it (follow her on Twitter! She’s a hoot!) If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading Mattieologie before, I’m so happy I have the pleasure of introducing you =)

feisty fashion feature - mattie james of mattieologie

Tell us a bit about your blog and why you started blogging.

My blog is Mattieologie.com, and it’s where I live what I love. It’s a personal style diary where I relate what’s going on in my life with what I’m wearing. Blogging was sort of an accident. It was really an escape from my retail management gig at the time. It was on Blogger with the blogspot domain for a year or so. I only treated it as a hobby. When I won Miss Liberia USA in 2009, I decided to take it more seriously and bought the domain and started blogging consistently.

feisty fashion feature - mattie james of mattieologie
feisty fashion feature - mattie james of mattieologie

What are 5 fashion items (clothes, shoes, accessories, etc.) that describe your personal style? 

A classic pump. Works with just about any look.
A strappy dressy sandal. So sleek and sexy.
A little black dress. This goes without saying.
A statement accessory. It could be chandelier earrings or a bib necklace. So long it POPS.
A scarf. It adds dimension and works for any season depending on the material. I’ve never been afraid to turn it into a turban either.
 
With these 5 alone, I could give you a handful of looks. 
feisty fashion feature - mattie james of mattieologie
feisty fashion feature - mattie james of mattieologie



What’s your go-to hairstyle?
  

I’m all about protective styles especially now that it’s summer. I literally haven’t put heat on my hair in about a year. I’ve been doing a full sew in. It’s easy for me especially with my hectic schedule plus I’ve been fortunate to work with hair companies who have gifted me hair for review.

 
feisty fashion feature - mattie james of mattieologie
feisty fashion feature - mattie james of mattieologie

 

 
How do you feel about the presence of Black style bloggers (too many, not enough, etc.)
  

I think it’s awesome. It’s necessary because we make up a demographic who has a lot of buying power and has a relevant voice in digital media. I mean Twitter alone proves that point. That was the entire point of me starting Style Bloggers of Color. To highlight those bloggers who were diverse but still relevant in fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogging. There will never be too many Black style bloggers because we’re already the minority – not only in race but in the blogosphere, period. 

feisty fashion feature - mattie james of mattieologie

 

Tell us anything else you think we should know.
  
I’m so excited about the relaunch of both Atlanta Style Bloggers & Style Bloggers of Color. Starting a blogging community is a lot of work but I wanted to make sure I was doing it right. It’s for the benefit of the blogger, not me. So stay tuned for the relaunch of both communities. And in exciting news, the Style Bloggers of Color conference is in Miami [this year]. We can’t wait to release the details on that as well.
 
feisty fashion feature - mattie james of mattieologie

 

 
Mattie is fancy. I love fancy. Get more of Mattie on Mattieologie!
 
 

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