If you follow me on social media, you probably know I spend a lot of time with Elle. I also brought on Elle as my brand manager to help out a bit with The Champagne Edit back in October!
Elle’s basically been my sounding board for blogging (and really in life if we’re being honest). I bounce every single idea off of her, I add her to every single brand partnership email, and I bank on her to let me know when I’m slipping behind on Instagram, deadlines, etc. That’s why she’s my brand manager. Elle and I met through blogging, so I knew she was creative and liked to write. I wanted to introduce her on the blog so that we can prepare you guys for the newest series, Elle’s Edit. I want this space to reach everyone, whether you’re a blogger or not. Bringing in Elle’s perspective will definitely help with that!
Tell The Champagne Edit readers a bit about yourself!
Hey everyone! My name is Elle and I’m really excited to connect with you all on Elle’s Edit. A couple of months ago Dana asked me to become her brand manager, and be a little more involved on helping her with her blog. Outside of The Champagne Edit, I have a full time job as an analyst at a major CPG company. Essentially that means I look at numbers all day and help brands grow at their retail stores and online. I was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and went to a Jesuit College in PA where I majored in Marketing and Management. After college, I moved to Minneapolis, MN and worked for a major retailer (hint: you go into this store for milk and end up spending $500 and not getting milk) and then ended up moving back to the east coast. In April, I will hit my 2 year anniversary of living in NYC and couldn’t be happier!
Some fun facts about me: I am a massive sports fan, watching trash TV is my guilty pleasure (Bachelor, Summer House, Vanderpump Rules, you name it, I’m watching), I’m an only child, I love Veuve just as much as Dana, ice cream is my favorite food ever, and I have MAJOR sidewalk rage (if you live in any city you know what I mean).
How did you get into blogs?
To be honest, I have no clue! I started reading blogs my sophomore year of college (2011/2012) so right around the time they started gaining momentum. I’ve always really been into fashion (I worked at J.Crew during the summer months of college) and would look online for articles about the latest trends. What I found when looking at those articles was that they weren’t speaking to me and I found a hard time relating to them. Long story short (aka I don’t remember what happened), reading blogs soon became part of my every day routine.
You used to have a blog. How did you start that and how did you know it was time to end it?
What are you most looking forward to with Elle’s Edit?
Writing again! I miss being able to have an outlet to share my thoughts or ideas. Luckily I still am active on Twitter and I still do just that but I still miss sitting at my computer and putting together a blog post.
As a typical blog reader, what is your favorite thing about reading blogs?
I love learning about the person behind the blog post. Same with people on Instagram, I love when people get personable with us and share bits and pieces (not everything) about their life! As I mentioned above, blogs allow me to fully relate with someone and their message they are putting out there. I still read blogs every single morning around 7am when I am eating my breakfast and watching the news (you can call me a mom, that’s fine, I’ve accepted it). Every blogger who I follow has something different to say and bring a new perspective to the blogging world..and that is what makes this community so cool.
What type of content are you going to bring to The Champagne Edit?
I know for a fact you guys are going to love Elle as much as I do! I can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for The Champagne Edit and Elle’s Edit!