Today, I'm excited to be featuring Joy Oelen, fashion photographer and blogger over at Fashion Gamble. When I stumbled upon Joy's blog about a month ago, I immediately fell in love with her easy, fashion-forward and un-fussed style. Joy recently finished an apprenticeship as a fashion photographer which took her to fashion weeks in London, Paris, and Zurich. Her blog is full of behind-the-scenes access, awesome fashion recommendations and my favorite, outfit posts of Joy!
Joy was kind enough to answer some questions for me. Read below to learn more about her job, her personal style and her love of London!What is your profession? I did an apprenticeship as photographer and now I am pursuing further education in Film or Graphic design.
How did you get started? I wasn’t into photography until I started the apprenticeship, but now I am so happy I have the skill. And through photography I got to fashion, which is the reason I blog.
Describe your personal style. I guess I would say kind of undone, very simple and down to basics with a love for interesting details and tailoring.
Some one that is natural and feels good in her/his skin and makes you smile when you look at them.
Who do you dress for? Oh I love dressing up, and I’ll definitely use every occasion I can for that. I mean it’s not like I can wear 15 cm heels for work. So I dress up when I go out with friends, go to a party or any event. Sometimes even to just to go to the store next door.
If you could splurge on one thing right now, what would it be? Nothing I can think of right now.
What are your 3 favorite or most treasured pieces in your closet? Steve Madden Shoes, Sam Edelman Lorissa, and my camera (that’s in my closet too)
I would go for my camel ankle boots, black jeans, simple white shirt, my chic Zara coat and black and white striped bag that a friend once gave me.
What is the most memorable city you ever traveled to and why was it so memorable? London!
I went to my first fashion week there and even after going to Paris and Berlin, London is and will stay my favorite! All the photographers and people I meet, all the celebs I saw, the amazing street styles and the shoes you can get in London! Amazing! I just love this city!
What is the best thing you ever ate and why did it taste so good? There are so many things I love to eat. I could never choose just one. I love the Burrito at the Mexican Restaurant in my city and I also love eating pancakes for breakfast (though I hardly do).