Riffraff has recently decided to start a tumblr! It’s so much fun to get inspo from all over the place! There’s a girl in my sorority named Emma Blair who has THE COOLEST tumblr of all time. She has close to 30,000 followers and so I loved getting the chance to pick her brain and get some tips about becoming #famous.
Kynzee: tell us a little about yourself…
Emma: My name is Emma Blair and I am originally from Flower Mound, TX. I now attend the University of Arkansas and I am studying Advertising / Public Relations and Communications. On campus, I’m involved in my sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha, and I am an intern for the Arkansas Athletic Street Team. My favorite things to do are get way too into intramural sports, journal, take pictures of my friends, and blog. My favorite things are John Mayer, traveling, and intentional conversation. When I grow up I want to be an event coordinator, but my back up plan is to be a professional coffee drinker.
K: how did you get so tumblr famous?!
E: I made my tumblr when I was either a freshman or sophomore in high school, and I have no idea what my original URL was. My friend helped me make the blog and showed me how to use it because I was not at all tech savvy. I actually gained a lot of followers after posting pictures with my boyfriend, now ex. (Hope you’re doing well Luke!!) I would also answer a lot of questions people would send in, regarding to things such as relationships, school, stress, and clothes. Nowadays I’ll answer questions occasionally, but I generally just reblog pictures, quotes, and songs. I like Tumblr because it can be whatever you make it, and it’s a great creative outlet.
K: what’s the best thing you’ve ever posted on tumblr?
E: You know I’m not really sure. I post a lot of things, depending on how I’m feeling, what’s going on in my life, and how busy I am. When I post something I get notifications about what is being “reblogged” and right now a popular thing blowing up my feed is a few sentences I posted last semester saying, “Do you ever realize how badly you’re going to miss a moment while you’re living it? Like wow, these are the good days. I am here and I am happy and I feel alive.” It obviously wasn’t around finals season when I wrote that… LOL. Tumblr is a cool way to express yourself in a way that other social medias can’t. I like being able to write posts as well as post pictures.”
K: if you could say one thing to your fans, what would it be?
E: I don’t think I necessarily have “fans,” but to the people who like what I like I would say hey you got good taste and I wish we could be real life pals. Don’t be fooled by the Internet, anyone can look like they have the perfect life online. I think tumblr is my favorite because my blog isn’t anything that I’m not. It’s a collection of quotes, artwork, fashion, music, and pictures that I like. I guess it’s pretty real and deep for something online, and I think that’s pretty cool.
K: what’s your favorite #riffrafflove find?
E: My favorite #riffrafflove find would have to be my boyfriend jeans. I bought them last semester and they are my ultimate go-to pair of jeans. They are comfortable and every time I wear them I get compliments. I can wear them when I’m going out or I can wear them when I’m hitting up a coffee shop to study, it’s like the best of both worlds!
Emma got the chance to swing by our HQ and pick out some outfits that are all online this week!
Her favorite boyfriend jeans ^^^ and the Friday + Saturday: hello vacay tee!
Gentle Fawn: flight romper – grey orchid, wrap battle leather necklace in black and a bandana for fun!
Balloon festival dress and munchkin strappy heels
You can find emma’s tumblr at http://foreverrwanderlust.tumblr.com & our tumblr at http://riffraffhq.tumblr.com
Interview by Kynzee Smith, Spring ’16 Creative Intern