TODAY’S North Coast Blogger has something that I think any successful blogger, writer, artist or creative needs in bucketloads: Passion. It takes passion (and guts) to put yourself out there into the world and each time you press publish on your blog; add your byline to a story or exhibit your art it is a leap of courage.
Mel Carrero blogs her own way. From the first time you see her blog’s name, The Chubby Fashionista, you know you’re in for a unique experience. She is a self-taught photographer who started a blog about a passion and then had the confidence to exhibit her work and go on to build a career from styling and photographing for fashion labels and promoting her hometown: Lismore. The result is a distinctly nostalgic, laid-back North Coast style that showcases what Mel loves most about this region: Its diversity of people.
Here is the story of Mel Carrero’s blogging journey:
My name is Mel Carrero. I’m a marketing manager / stylist on the side and my blog is called The Chubby Fashionista. I reside in the under-rated and quaint Lismore.
Right now, I am excited about a few things. I got to work in my “real” job on a magazine which I probably wouldn’t have been able to pull off without my blog. I’ve been working with some local labels on their look-book shoots, and I am just going to dive heaps into the styling side of the blog as much as possible.
In the near future I plan on revamping the look of the blog again. I have been super-lucky that since I started the blog I have been able to hold an exhibition of my styling and photography work, which got a lot of media coverage; I have my own fashion page in the local rag, The Northern Rivers Echo, and have had some pics published in some online and print magazines!