Hello, I’m Lauren, from London and this is my little space on the internet.
I started this blog over 5 years ago now and it’s grown from something which I did in my spare time into something much more exciting. If you want to find out a little more about me, have a read below:
If your name is Lauren, Why is your blog called Elle Bloggs?
This is the question I get asked all the time and I accept that it’s a pretty valid one. When I first started this blog, I was really shy about sharing it with anyone so I wrote anonymously and I didn’t want to have my name or picture on here.
When I was trying to think up a blog name I went for Elle – as in the letter ‘L’ which stands for Lauren and the Bloggs part comes from the fact that I blog (obviously!) and secondly it’s a play on the generic term ‘Joe Bloggs’. I thought it was quite clever but I think that’s just me!
What shall I call you then?
I’m not particularly precious about what you call me. Just not Loz. I really hate Loz.
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in West London, where I still live but I also spend some of my time up in Liverpool where my boyfriend Tom is from.
Why did you start this blog?
I remember seeing LLY MLRS in a Company magazine feature when I was at Uni and falling in love with the whole idea of fashion and style blogs so I decided to start my own.
I quickly found fashion and beauty wasn’t really my niche and I just wanted to talk about food all the time so it evolved from there really. I started off with pictures of my dinner, to restaurant reviews and more recently recipe posts.
What topics do you cover?
I’ve covered a whole range of topics on this blog. When I first started out I dabbled in beauty and fashion but i found that the thing which most interested me to talk about was food. I’m always eating out so it made sense to document those meals and gradually food has become the dominent theme of the blog. It’s not restrictive though, I like to think of this as a lifestyle blog with elements of food, fitness, fashion and whatever I’ve been getting up to.
What camera do you use?
Up un till December 2015, I used a Sony A500. From December onwards, I’ve been using an Olympus Pen EPL-7 with a 45mm lens.
I’m a PR/Brand, can I contact you?
Of course! I’ve worked with lots of different brands so if you look after someone/something which you think would appeal to my readers, drop me a line at: ellebloggs [at] yahoo [dot] com