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June 16, 2011

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Hello world!

I’m actually writing a blog post! Well, I guess I better start with the introductions. Hi, my name’s Aryanny and I’m in my mid-twenties. (No, I’m not revealing my real age) I was born in Singapore but grew up in Europe mainly in Sweden. (Hej till alla mina läsare i Sverige!) Unfortunately, I can only read and write Swedish but can’t converse in it. Bizarre I know! I moved to Australia when I was in my early teens and have been here ever since. I work in the retail sector where I play with make-up, jewellery and accessories all day. (yay!) My main interests are shopping for make-up and anything beauty related. I have more makeup than I know what to do with it. I also read. A lot. I read one book a week. Actually that’s a lie; I haven’t done so in the last month. The last book I read was some random book about a vampire. And no it was not Twilight, even though I am obsessed with it.

People who are close to me would describe me as being old-fashioned at heart. I use expressions like “gosh” and “oh dear” when I hear or see something shocking or strange.  I do prefer old things over new and am quite conservative when it comes to my personal style. I am thinking of posting a couple of pictures as proof of this. My likes; anything pretty and shiny. My dislikes; people in food courts who don’t return their trays and rubbish to the disposal areas. Seriously. Gosh (!), I can’t really think of anything more to say about myself. Hopefully that will give you SOME idea of what I am like.

So why did I start a blog? Well, partly because of peer pressure from my blogger friends, and I mean that in a good way. It was also because I wanted to get back into writing on a regular basis. Most people don’t know this about me, but I started a diary when I was seven and kept one, right up until I was eighteen. Since then, life and work came in the way, so diary writing eventually stopped. But I am now hoping to get back right into it with blogs!

Now on to the blog name. I decided to go with the name Styleouture as I wanted my blog name to be play on words and couldn’t come up with anything that was too long or short, but need it to just have a nice ring to it but still obviously remain original. Whoa, was that the longest sentence ever!? No one told me it would be so hard to make up a name! After three hours of painstakingly stalking the Internet making sure no one else had picked what I wanted, Styleouture was born!

I picked Styleouture, it being obviously a mesh of two words, style and couture. “Style”, as everyone has SOME sort of style, whether it be something quirky, eccentric, comfortable or just plain Jane. Which of course there is nothing wrong with this. This also does not refer to fashion in itself, but personality wise and the way a person views the world and everything around him or her. Couture refers to individuality, that spark that makes you, you. Again, it has nothing to do with anything materialistic.

The reason I chose those words, is, I do have a huge interest in anything to do with fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food. Food have now become stylish apparently. Hello, how popular have macaroons become in the last 12 months!?

I have still not decided where I want to take this blog in terms of directions and goals. People might say, “well why would you want to start something, if you don’t even know where it’s going?” Well that’s the most exciting part everyone! I’m very much go-with-flow kinda person, and I do what FEELS right, rather than what COULD be right. I think my main purpose at the moment is to make new friends and hopefully reach out to people in a global sense, sharing the same interests as me. After all, isn’t that what the online world is all about?

At this point in time, I am categorising this blog to be a “lifestyle” blog. It would just be stories of my thoughts on everything I find beautiful, important, funny or just plain randomness. But since I’m a shopping and food junkie, most posts would probably make up these two elements.

As this will be my first public blog, I’m yet to consider how personal I want to make it. This means I might not blog about my close family and friends, my personal or working life. But this might change of course, once I find myself settled into this whole blogging world.

I should think about concluding this post. SO, I am open to ANY tips, hints and advice on what you guys would love to see on this blog. I am a sponge, give me any advice you can give me and I will absorb it all! But also please be nice, I am human and have feelings. I am still unsure how often I am going to post, but for now, I think I will post once a week until I can get the hang of it and of course be comfortable with putting my thoughts out there for the whole world to see. I would also hate to feel like this would turn into a chore or because I “have to”. I want this blog to be fun!

I would like to give special mentions to some friends who told me to start a blog as there is a fantastic community of bloggers out there, to be a part of. Tara from Keeping Up With Me for relentlessly pushing me in the last 6 months to start a blog! I finally got here! You can relax now, haha!

And also to my best friend Tammerly from Pink Diva Beauty Spot for actually being there from day one and didn’t think weird of me for being obsessed with beauty and makeup and randomly went to see her at work, nearly 5 years ago! Guess what guys, me and Tammerly actually met through MySpace, does anyone remember that site!?

So I hope you will join in my journey to be a part of “everything that’s beautiful.”



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  1. Great post! I am so happy to see you blogging. I know how much you enjoy reading blogs. You are very much a part of the blogging community on twitter too- so we are very happy to see you with your own blog. Once you start to get into a regular routine you will find you’ll post faster and will find your own little style with pictures. I also think it’s great you are aiming to make it a lifestyle blog. I love blogs that have mixed posts, makes them more interesting for me.
    Congratulations on your first post. Looking forward to reading more and more!

    • Thank you Tara! I think I just need to find my niche then hopefully it will be full steam ahead! I’m really excited! It wasn’t hard writing it, just putting it out there! 🙂

  2. Yay for your blog!

    Looking forward to your upcoming posts 🙂

  3. I’m so glad to see you’ve taken this step, I promise you will make more friends and learn more about yourself than you could have ever imagined. I started off like you not really sure what to write about and not posting very often but once I got going I couldn’t stop. I find it very relaxing after a hard day at work to take some pictures, play with makeup and then write about it. Congratulations Aryanny, can’t wait to read more of your work!

    • I’m glad that I’m not the only one who had those thoughts. It’s definitely daunting taking the first step! But SO glad I did. 🙂

  4. Yay! So glad you started.
    Nice post – learnt a lot about you. 🙂 Can’t wait for more!

  5. Hoorah!!! Welcome to the blog world hehe 😀 great introductory post!

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