Friday, February 22, 2013

So, the most exciting thing happened. I'm featured on Haute Visual as February's Fashionista of the Month!! eeeep! February has been an amazing month so far. I won the new iPad on AMP RADIO last week, yup that's right - AMP RADIO! And now? A fashion blogging feature on an amazing fashion website that connects brands with influencers. Wanna read my interview? Of course you do! Here's a little teaser. :)

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Haute Visual’s February Fashionista of the Month is Joann Doan, also known as Jo, from her blog, Love Fashion | Live Life. She is a coffee addicted, shoe obsessed, Marketing Expert by day and Fashion Blogger by night. For those of you who know her, she has a comfortable, casual, and chic style with a fun smile and personality. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and is currently getting her MBA in Marketing Management. We love to see beautiful women with a strong education and keen sense of style, all while helping the community at the same time.

What does fashion mean to you? I believe that fashion and style are different but go hand in hand together. Fashion is what designers provide you at every fashion show every season. What you do with their amazing designs represents your personal style. Fashion is a creative outlet that gives people the opportunity to express themselves as individuals. Fashion gives people the chance to stand out from the crowd. Fashion for me is my passion and my personality. As I go through different phases of my life, my fashion and style change accordingly to match that. It’s an ever changing and evolving process.

What made you start your blog? I named my blog Love Fashion | Live Life because it’s a pretty accurate description of me and my life. I love fashion and I like to live my life to the fullest. I started my blog when I was going through a career change and finally had the time to invest in something that expressed my likes/dislikes in fashion. I wanted to create a personal fashion diary that not only shared my personal style but also showcased my life adventures. I also felt that I have a practical, yet trendy sense of style and fashion tips that I wanted to share with others. And so, the blogging began.

What do you do when you’re not blogging or working? Go on life adventures, kiss my bf, try being a foodie then think about joining a gym. Advice for other bloggers or fashion business owners? Other fashion bloggers: keep doing what you love. The market isn’t saturated. Anyone can blog but it takes a little something special to incorporate their personality and love into it.

They asked me to list some Haute items and they put it in a collage for me:

1. Manolo Blanik Hangisi Jeweled Pump – classic must have
2. Balenciaga by Nicolas Bhesquiere Gold Rings – a ring party to die for
3. Clear Clutch – my next DIY project
4. Celine – must have luggage bag
5. Chloe perfume – my signature scent
6. Jeffrey Campbell Soiree – clear shoes without being a stripper
7. Schutz Akshya Sandal – purchasing as we speak
8. Valentino Rock Stud Pump – saving for these beauties
9. Beetlejuice Pants – who doesn’t want beetlejuice pants?! They’re happeningggg!

Check out Jo’s Blog: www.lovefashionlivelife.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/princessjoaner
Twitter: www.twitter.com/joanndoan
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/joann-doan/17/403/70/
Instagram: @joanndoan

You can read the full feature here.

Thank you Haute Visual for the honor of being this month's Fashionista.

Fashionista out!
xx -jo

Twitter/Instagram: @joanndoan


  1. Awesome picks!!!! Especially love the Blue Manolo's....I wore them on my wedding day. I posted some wedding day detail pics on my blog.