Blogger Spotlight: Lina Aurora Fortunato from Fashionista Smile

This time the spotlight goes to Lina Aurora, the creator behind this blog "Fashionista Smile", she talks about beauty tricks, fashion and lifestyle from a frugal point of view, and gives insights on developing and managing a blog, while encouraging you to be creative.

Hi Lina, could you start by telling us a bit about yourself?
Hey everyone! My name is Lina Aurora Fortunato. I love shopping, beauty products, blogging, and traveling.

Can you tell us about your blog, and what inspired you to start it?
I decided to create Fashionista Smile, after so many requests from my firends and family about fashion, beauty and style tips I now blog about everything from beauty product reviews to the latest lifestyle trends. 

How would you describe your own personal style?
My style depends on the occasion, I can be casual and at the same time elegant. It is possible to be elegant with a pair of pants, a dressy top and a blazer, I usually set the tone depending on the shoes I match to the outfit, casual shoes and elegant shoes give a different tone to the same blazer.

Where do you tend to buy your clothes, and why?
Some of my favorite stores are Sisley, United Colors of Benetton and H&M, they have such cute clothes at amazing prices. I also love buy online on Zalando.

What would you spend a lot of money on?
A good handbag or a good pair of shoes is something I would spend a little more.

Where do you find the inspiration for your blog posts?
My blog posts are based off of my day to day life. If I am going on a trip I will share what I am packing. My favorite type of post is to write I reviews because they share what I am loving.

How do you balance being creative with the rest of your life?
The best way is to set a list of priorities. In some seasons, writing is a bigger priority, when it is fashion week for example. I just have to make sure my priorities aren’t out of whack and that I don’t end up putting writing above things like self care, my family, and time spent with my friends and my parish.

What is the biggest challenge about fashion blogging?
The hardest thing about blogging is finding an audience that comes back regulating to your blog. It has been really rewarding to watch my blog grow to the place it’s at now

What do you love most about blogging?
To go along with that I love getting to know my readers. I am thankful for everyone who checks out my blog, but I am especially thankful to the people who take time out to leave a comment on the socials. I love interacting with my readers.

How many times a week do you post?
I try to post three times a week, sometimes more and sometimes less depending on my work schedule.

Where do you see your blog in the next five years?
In the next five years I would love to continue blogging. I hope that my blog continues to grow and evolve.

(Courtesy Fashionista Smile - Press Office)