Well rather than post a rant about the "spring forward" and losing an hour's sleep, I'm going to introduce you to the bloggers behind a blog that I've been following for some time. I happen to love purses, clutches, all bags in general really and the blogspace Bagpoor keeps me updated with all the latest trends. I know you're dying to check out this blog, but get to know the creators of Bagpoor, before you head on over to their site.
I'd like to introduce you to Michael St. James & Nina Sky of Bagpoor
How did the two of you meet and what made you decide to start a blog together?
We met at the University of Virginia and we've always had a strong interest in handbags. Michael St. James interned for a popular bag blog for two years so the progression was natural.
How did you think of the name bag poor and how long has it been up and running?
We almost got evicted in college and had to ask our parents to bail us out AGAIN! They staged an all out intervention. I think they thought we were spending our money on drugs or something. We finally had to break down and tell them that we were bag poor and spending so much cash on designer bags that we couldn't afford basic living expenses. Of course, we had to use the term for our blog. Bagpoor.com has been up and running for 9 months.
Tell us a bit about your blog....
Bag Poor is a term used to describe a person who spends a large proportion of her total income on bags. Bag poor individuals are short of cash for discretionary items and tend to have trouble meeting other financial obligations like mortgage and vehicle payments, but we don't care because we look fierce rocking the latest "it" bags.
Is this your first attempt at blogging?
Yes and hopefully it will be the last...lol! It's very time consuming and we couldn't imagine managing additional blogs without more contributors.
Now as a fellow blogger who works full-time and has many other commitments, what do you two do do for a living?
Michael St. James is a stylist and personal shopper. Nina Styles works for a non-profit organization that provides full scholarships for talented high school seniors.
I happen to be a huge fan of bagpoor! What would you say is your 'absolute fave' post?
Nina Styles - Michael's Ode to Wendy Williams (http://www.bagpoor.com/2010/02/ode-to-wendy-williams.html)
Michael St. James - RIP Alexander McQueen (http://www.bagpoor.com/2010/02/rip-alexander-mcqueen.html)
Describe your personal fashion style.
Michael St. James wears classic pieces that will stand the test of time. Nina Styles is edgy, casual, and chic.
What steps have you taken to promote your blog?
We regularly leave comments on blogs we love and try to show link loving whenever we can in the hope that others will do the same.
What future plans do you have for bagpoor?
We're just having fun and trying not to take it too seriously. Whatever happens...happens!
What advice do you have for bloggers starting out?
Blog about something you LOVE!
Now if you're intrigued people, have a 'thang' for bags, then Click HERE to visit the blog - Bagpoor