I have written many texts of different natures during past six years, but writing the very first blog post proves to be the most difficult one. I’m not one of those who could say they’ve been writing for as long as they can remember. There was one really distinct, memorable and unexplainable moment in my life when writing became an evident answer to the question which I hadn’t yet asked myself back then: what am I passionate about? What do I want to do? As there was actually one activity that I had been doing for as long as I could remember, which was flipping the pages of fashion magazines, there were no doubts initially about what I could write. Two hours of frenetic research and self-immersion in photographs, collection reviews, which were supposed to help sort out my own thoughts and that’s how my article about Chanel mules was born. I was overwhelmed to find out how much pleasure it gave to me. I was fourteen.
It’s been 6 years since that moment and writing has become a very big part of my life. Probably the biggest one, actually. My first articles appeared in an independent fashion blog called fmag.lt (which, unfortunately, doesn’t exist anymore), later I spent two summers doing internship in L’Officiel Lithuania and IQ. The Economist Lithuania, where I broadened my horizons and wrote articles not only about fashion, but culture or traveling as well. I continue to contribute to L’Officiel and I’m very happy to see my progress. In addition, now I’m part of the biggest Lithuanian magazines, such as Lamu Slenis (Llamas’ Valley) and IKONA, and I can affirm that fashion aside, I’ve started covering many topics, such as lifestyle, design, art, culture and traveling which are just as equally fascinating. In my opinion, writing is ultimately about telling stories, creating something beautiful and insightful out of raw material.
But why start writing a blog now?
For several reasons. Firstly, living and studying in Paris is the greatest inspiration and greatest cure for the moments when creativity seems to be at the very lowest. I wouldn’t exaggerate by saying Paris completely changed my life. Everyday, the city suggests new stories, which sometimes cross all the journalistic boundaries and it’s a pity they don’t get told. Secondly, studying history and various its aspects has enormously expanded the zone of my interest and it’s great to have a medium for experimentation. And finally, I’ll be very happy to share my journey of story telling step by step. I hope you’ll enjoy it too!