fashion spotlight

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
My name is Sharon Wu and I am half Singaporean, half Chinese. I graduated from UCSD with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, and moved to Los Angeles after graduation to pursue modeling for two years after being offered an agency contract. From there, I discovered my love for fashion and decided to share my style with the world through my blog, Style Lullaby! Outside of blogging, you can find me as the style editor for the growing MITH Magazine.

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If you could sneak into anyone’s closet whose would you peek at?
This one’s tough because I love all sorts of different styles but if I had to pick one at the moment it’d be Jessica Ricks of Hapa Time’s closet! I love how she styles affordable clothing and makes everything look so amazing. I was never a fan of Charlotte Russe until I saw how beautifully she styled their pieces! I feel like I can relate to her as a blogger more so than the other bloggers I follow because I also am a fan of great style on a budget!

What style rule do you always follow?
Coco Chanel’s rule: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.”

I am a strong advocate of minimalism but also love accessorizing because it can really add to an outfit. However, sometimes it can get too distracting to have so many things going on, so I like to stand by this rule to keep my looks balanced.

What is your favorite quote?
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough.” ~Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

This one is so relatable to most creative individuals, including myself! I am a huge dreamer and believe that with time, hard work, and determination, anyone can make their dreams come true – whether it be big or small. The only thing holding people back from achieving them sometimes is fear or giving up too soon. Like anyone else out there, I have my own life doubts occasionally but that’s part of the ride! So always dream big J

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What inspired your blog?
My brother actually encouraged me to start my blog after I started modelling to share and document my style. He thought it’d be a brilliant idea because I also love to write and my boyfriend is a photographer (Instagram husband role immediately filled!). It started out as a fun hobby, but over time, it has grown to also include topics such as beauty tips, lifestyle, and even a bit of personal stuff!

Three things that are always in your purse?
Wallet, lip gloss, and gum or mints.

Where do you find inspiration for blog posts?
I get some inspiration from some of my favorite bloggers on Instagram, but more importantly, I go with my gut feeling on what styles look best on me and what flatters my body type! Another great source of inspiration is lookbooks for brands I love such as Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. If I had to describe my style in 1-2 words, it’d be boho-chic.

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Best style advice you’ve ever given or received?
Just be yourself! Trends will always be in and out, and ultimately, you should wear what makes you feel most comfortable and confident, even if it means going against or not following a current trend.

What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is everywhere and is more definitive, while style is more personal and unique to each person.

In your opinion, what separates a great blog from an unsuccessful blog?
Consistency, consistency, consistency! Great photos and a nice personality help too J

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