Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tattered Addictions

This week the Tatter Tales are excited to present our first photoshoot to our readers.  We asked Addicted To The Hype 's very own Chang Mee Vang to model pieces from our own wardrobe and she graciously accepted!  During the shoot we got down to the nitty gritty and asked the young entrepreneur about her website (which she co operates with sidekick Chris Lee) along with questions regarding her own personal style.  She gave us the inside scoop on what people can expect from her and ATTH in the near future.  For those of you who don't know, Addicted To The Hype is an online magazine that was created in 2009 by two Minnesotan serial bloggers stimulated by their passion for fashion, music, and other miscellaneous interests.  Needless to say, the shoot succeeded our expectations and we'd like to give special recognition to ATTH for working with us and look forward to doing it again!

Q: What inspired you and Chris to start this blog?
A: When we intially started the blog, it was just something we used to post songs we liked and pictures of good fashion finds 'cause that's something we have both always been really into.  As time went on, we decided to get more serious about it and that's how we came up with the concept of the website. It was inspired by one of our favorite websites - Hypebeast which is also an online magazine.  They don't have womens clothing though so we wanted to do something that featured that. 

Q: Where do you guys get inspiration for the content of your blog?
A: We honestly just post anything that we like.  We don't limit ourselves to just fashion.  We also do a lot of posts with music and other things that we enjoy. 

Q: What blogs do you follow?
A: The main blogs we follow are hypebeast, highsnobiety, and popbee.com.  They're all great online magazines that give us good inspiration for our blog.

Q: What projects are Addicted currently working on?
A: We're covering Minnesota Fashion Week in hopes to bring light to local designers and artists. We've also got a list of interviews with local designers NSOD and Check Your Six on our agenda. 

Q: How would you describe your own personal style?
A: If you saw me on a daily basis, you'd know that I'm a jeans and a tee kind of girl.  Comfy jeans are key to my everyday outfits. I am, however, currently obsessed with combat boots and knee high socks. 

Q: Where do you shop?
A: H&M and Urban Outfitters are the main stores I shop at.  I'd like to shop more at Thrift stores, but I haven't had any good opportunities to do so lately. 

Q: What do you wish to accomplish with your website?
A: We really just want to connect with locals.  We want to be the source for great music and fashion and market them as well.

Prepping for the shoot

Silence and Noise Teal Blazer, Forever 21 bodycon dress and H&M Feather necklace

Urban Outfitters Blue Moto Jacket,  H&M Harem print pants, H&M tie up shirt, Heartbreaker pumps

Old Navy Chain necklace, H&M Crop Top

Express paisley print dress, Motojacket - Marshalls
Material Girl Faux Fur Vest, Vintage Blouse, Marshalls Leather-like leggings, Lola Heels, Bohemian Necklace - Target

Lola Moto Vest, Mickey Mouse Retro sweater - Urban Outfitters, Black tights & jean shorts - CMV, Target Combat Boots

 Nordstrom Faux Fur Coat, H&M Vneck Jersey Dress

Thats a wrap!

Thanks to all of our readers for chiming in to read this week's post.  Again, we'd like to give a special and gratifying 'thank you' to the Addicted To The Hype team for showing the girls of Tatter Tales copious love and admiration.  Much eminence to the MN populace supporting their locals!  Stay tuned for our upcoming post that will be up later this week, which may or may not include a music video featuring ourselves.  You'll just have to check back and see :)