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#AMA Ask Me Anything I am an Introverted, Style Whore with a promiscuous desire for Fashion and overcoming Depression.

Veronica Rashell Henderson
Jan 12, 2018

Fashion has been a big influence in my life since I was a young girl. I launched my fashion blog in October 2017 and it has been a great experience sharing my fashion tips and tricks. Fashion is my self-expression to the world of how I feel and it allows me to tell a story. I have been able to gradually overcome my depression and lack of confidence through my fashion blog. My blog and therapy allowed me to be able to learn the importance of overcoming depression and how to cope. Fashion is my outlet and my life saver. I would like to provide the world with my fashion advice and how I am overcoming depression.

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What are you currently following in the fashion industry?

Jan 17, 6:12AM EST0

Must self-control and self-expression be opposing forces?

Jan 16, 5:24AM EST0

What are some tips for a girl to look good?

Jan 13, 3:06PM EST0

Some girls or women think they can only look good if they are showing alot of skin, or their dress is skin tight and short, or they have to be showing some type of asset. This is not necessary! I am not judging those who prefer these types of clothes at all because I will put on a fitting dress with the quickness, depending on what the occasion is. However, in order for a girl or woman to look good is to be confident. Confidence is the sexiest and most beautiful look on a women. When it comes to clothing, along with confidence, natural makeup, neat hairdo, a wardrobe that makes that girl or woman feel good. Be yourself, but wear Confidence. 

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Jan 13, 3:16PM EST0

What is a fashion for you, comfort or styling?

Jan 13, 2:26PM EST0

Fashion for me is both. I do think there is a difference between fashion and style. Fashion is art and self expressive, but to me it is about what is trending and hot at the moment. Style is also art and comfort, but one's own personal creativity with clothing. Style has no boundaries or conformities. It is a descriptive expression of ones personal feelings and personality. You can have comfort in both style and fashion, depending on how you create your wardrobe.

Jan 13, 2:31PM EST0

What was the central challenging aspect of starting your blog?

Jan 13, 12:45PM EST0

Overcoming the fear of failing and believing in myself and writing interesting content. These were my biggest challenges before I started my blog. I procrastinated for three years and pushed the idea of launching a blog to the side, but it was always in my mind and would never go away. After I got diagnosed with depression and starting therapy, I gradually started believing that I could do it, but then it still took 8 months after i started therapy to launch my blog. I still have anxiety about my writing content, but I am glad I finally faced my fear. I can say that blogging is challenging, but I love it. Its my outlet.

Jan 13, 1:29PM EST0

Do you dress in a certain way to express your personality to others?

Jan 13, 12:16PM EST0

No, I actually dress based on how I feel and not primarily to show my personality to others. I think they will begin to understand my personality by my style and getting to know me. I try to tell a story with my clothing because I am not very open and comfortable with expressing feelings verbally, sometimes. My wardrobe says alot. I know that may sound a bit weird and you wonder how will others understand how I am feelling, but if you get to know me you will understand.

Jan 13, 12:28PM EST0

What life or job experience do you believe has helped you in the blogging /fashion world the most?

Jan 13, 5:01AM EST0

My last job I was a manager and it has helped me better understand how to manage my up and coming business and brand. I was able to learn how to delegate, which is important when you have a business. Most importantly, I was able to motivate, encourage and see my employees grow, which was the best part of my job. I didn't learn anything fashion related, but what I did learn will assist me when my business flourishes.

Jan 13, 12:25PM EST0

What are some style tips for rocker chic fashion?

Jan 12, 10:33PM EST0

I love the edgy, rocker chick look. I would say leather pants wit details, like zippers or patterned leather. Pattern leather brings a chic feel to a rocker chicks outfit. A band tee or just a graphic, text, or printed tees. Leather booties, boots, or heels are great for a rocker chick. Of course, a leather jacket not only in black, but red. For a rocker chic feminine look I would go for a pencil black leather patent skirt, leather booties with fishnets, and a printed, graphic tee or hoodie, accessorized with jewelry. When I am feeling like my rocker self, these are the types of styes I go for. Don't forget about a leather beret or fidel hat.

Jan 13, 12:23PM EST0

What do you think about photography as a form of self-expression? What are some examples of self-expressionist photographers?

Jan 12, 6:26PM EST0

I think photography is a great way of self expression. Anyone that is creative through different forms of art is a self expression to me. Photograhpy is a form of art and I feel photographers become inspired by what they see and try to capture it. They speak through their photography. An example to me, woud be a photographer capturing a photo of a beautiful scenery and maybe that pic is you expressing how you feel about your life. There is a reason why photographers capture moments and pics of people, places and things. It is there outlet and self expression. 

Jan 12, 6:48PM EST0

You can also follow me on twitter: @simplystatuesqu

Jan 12, 6:00PM EST0

How do I improve my expression skills?

Jan 12, 5:32PM EST0

How do you express yourself? The best way to improve how you express yourself is basically opening up and being vulnerable. I am not saying you have to just blurt out how you feel to any and everyone because you don't want to come across as a high strung individual. I say go out and try something new that you never have before that will allow you to express yourself. For instance, in order for me to open up I became apart of Toastmasters, which is a club that allows you to express yourself and helps you with public speaking. This helped me because I was dealing with depression and had a fear of public speaking. I was able to open up without being judged. You can find Toastmasters in your community or it is sometimes offered at your place of work.

Jan 12, 5:38PM EST0

Or you can write down your feelings by keeping a journal. A journal is a great way to become expressive so that way when you are verbally expressing yourself you know what to say and how to say it.

Jan 12, 5:40PM EST0

You can follow me on Insta and FB @simplystatuesque

My fashion blog site is: www.simplystatuesque.com 

You can shop my fashion tees and sweatshirts on my blog: www.simplystatuesque.com/shop

You can also get the details on where I purchase all of my looks on Style Hub Daily by clicking the link : https://tinyurl.com/y9n475cb

I was diagnosed with depression and I am creating an line called Apostrophe'Me Apparel to promote mental health and women empowerment. I am raising funds through Kick Starter to raise funds to purchase inventory, marketing and fund Empowerment and Mental Health seminars. If you could please click the link and support by donating to this important cause I would greatly appreciate it. You can check out the Apostrophe'Me Apparel on @iamanapostrophe and purchase merchandise on teespring.com/stores/apostropheme-apparel 

All products are 10% off and proceeds go to funding the Apostrophe'Me Apparel line.

Jan 12, 5:32PM EST0

Hello Everyone! Thank you for your interest in my FashionAMA. I hope I am able to answer all of your questions and provide you with some great style advice. I appreciate you taking time to spend with me today.

Jan 12, 5:02PM EST0

How do you develop a dream wardrobe that expresses your inner soul?

Jan 12, 4:17PM EST0

Hello Kristy. I think it depends on what your style is and what you like. What you can do is take someone in your life that has great style or a celebrity style that you admire and go from there. It doesn't necessarily have to be exactly how that person's style is, but  you can feed off their style and make it your own. Or you can just go with your gut, because style and fashion is effortless and there is not right, or wrong way to your style.

Jan 12, 5:06PM EST0

Do you have a particular style that represents you?

Jan 12, 3:42PM EST0

If I had to pick a certain style that represents me overall, it would be streetstyle. I like being able to pair different articles of clothing together, whether it's a dress with jeans, socks with strappy heels, or a thigh high boots underneath extreme distressed jeans. 

Jan 12, 4:09PM EST0
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What is the right point of self-expression?

Jan 12, 9:09AM EST0

When verbally expressing yourself it can be risky because it depends on your state of mind at the time, whether you are angry or sad. I don't think there is one right way of expressing yourself, but as I said before the best self expression is done creatively. It is an outlet for you and it allows others to see you another side of you that they never knew about. 

Jan 12, 5:43PM EST0

Does fashion allow people to express their individuality or does it force people to conform to it?

Jan 12, 8:50AM EST0

Fashion can be conformed, but style is ones individuality. I believe that there should not be rules in fashion and you can become conformed to it if you don't have your own style and vision. Style cannot be taught. Fashion can become conformed when it comes to one's religious beliefs. Whoever those individuals are that go by "fashion rules" they become conformed. You shouldn't be conformed, unless it is due to religious beliefs. Be your own person.

Jan 12, 5:46PM EST0
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When beginning your blog, what was your intention? Was it merely a creative outlet or did you have hopes of growing it into the business it has become?

Jan 12, 5:22AM EST0

It was initially a creative outlet because I was dealing with severe depression. Since I launched my blog, I do look at it now as my business. I created a t-shirt line and get affiliate offers from different brands. It allows me to network and meet other individuals around the world. 

Jan 12, 5:48PM EST0
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Are you a full-time blogger or do you have other supplement income?

Jan 12, 5:09AM EST0

Currently, I am a full time blogger. I left my job in early December due because my job became overwhelming over the years and I lost interest. I knew for the past two years that it was not what I was supposed to do. I had major fear and lack of self confidence before I launched my blog. I kept telling myself I wasn't capable of launching a blog or I would compare myself to other bloggers. Finally, one day I was driving to work and had an epiphany. I went in that day and quit. I am glad I made that decision. It was the best decision I have ever made.

Jan 12, 5:52PM EST0
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How do I express my sincere, real self?

Jan 11, 4:43PM EST0

I believe everyone expresses themselves in different ways and there is no right way to express who you are. I do believe that your real sincere expression is best revealed through one's creativity, whether it is through fashion, photogrophy, writing, dancing, etc.  Creative expression allows other's to better understand who you are and get to see that there is more to you than what they know.

Jan 12, 4:20PM EST0
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