My name is Lauren Pfieffer and I'm the blogger behind Someone Like You. I started this blog in 2009 as a sophomore in high school because I needed an outlet for self expression and to document my personal style. Six years later, the essence of this blog is still the same for me. It's a place where I candidly talk about my life's triumphs and trials, as well as, showing my ever evolving style. I was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from Kent State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising and a minor in Fashion Media. I'm a recent transplant to Brooklyn, New York, and commute into the city for my job.
Where does your blog title come from? Is it a nod to the Adele song? One might thing so, but actually no! Someone Like You is a novel written by Sarah Dessen and it was my favorite at the time when I created this blog at 16. The novel's underlying theme really struck a cord with me and I loved the representation of the title in relation to my own life/self.
Who takes your photos? I do actually! I've always taken them with a self timer on my camera and a tripod.
What kind of camera do you use? Currently I shoot with a Canon Rebel T3 and a 50mm 1.8 lens.
Do you edit your photos? I do some color and brightness tweaking with Adobe photoshop on my photos, so yes!
How tall are you? I am just under 5'3.
Where do you draw inspiration from? I get a lot of ideas for color palettes and the feel of an outfit from nature. Since I live in Ohio, I'm heavily influenced by the distinctive seasons we have here. Also, living in Italy for four months really changed how I view style and dress personally. I look to a lot of European fashion bloggers.
What can you do with a degree in fashion? A lot more than you would think. There are hundreds of jobs that you can look into that utilize a fashion degree. Common ones are buyers, visual merchandisers, social media managers, PR managers, product developers, fashion assistants, event planning, and working in publishing.
How can I get an internship in fashion? Apply, apply, apply and then apply some more. Never give up on your search and also always keep checking back in with the firms that you apply to. Be persistent.