BTC got to chat with fashion and identity blogger, Jamerly De La Cruz to learn more about her journey as a writer and fashionista!
Jamerly is the face, founder and writer behind ManeAttire! Jamerly and I met at Skidmore College, where I graduated and where Jamerly will be entering her senior year this fall! Go girl!
Jamerly and I weren't super close in college, as we were a few years apart, but her style and quiet, genuine spirit always caught my eye. I truly have enjoyed watching her grow as a beautiful young lady and creative. I remember first meeting her and thinking she was shy, but during our few years together at Skidmore I saw her boldly come into herself with both style and confidence. She started to model with photographer friends and share her writing. To see her now launching look books, fantastic writing from the heart, build social media presence and partnerships has been SO inspiring.
I don't remember how the conversation started, but a few months ago Jamerly and I were talking and it came up in conversation that we both wanted to do a collaborative project and interview each other. Jamerly had already launched her blog mane-attire.com, and I was prepping for the launch of mine (thanks for visiting btw!) We planned to follow up once the summer started and make it happen. And here we are now!
Last month Jamerly and I met for an interview and photoshoot downtown in the Lower East Side! We had such an amazing time catching up and experimenting. Even met some encouraging strangers who were interested in our work! Also can I just say how BEAUTIFUL of a model she is! Literally every photo was perfect!
I'm so excited to finally be launching this project that's been in the works for months now!
This is PART ONE of a three part series!
Part one (today) will include my interview and photography of Jamerly
Part two (next week) will include Jamerly's interview and photography of me
Part Three (next next week) will include extra outtakes and photography from our shoot
Let's get started! Read how Jamerly is LIVING LIFE BEYOND THE CLOUDS below!