GINA KNIGHT, 29, PR rep and natural belle blogger.
HER BLOG: HAIRSPIRATION.BLOGSPOT.COM
‘My blog features natural hair, my own personal journey, as well as accessible fashion and beauty.’
WHY A BLOG?
‘I started Natural Belle in response to the lack of positive images about the natural beauty of black women. I felt bombarded by images of the ideal, more European aesthetic shown in the media and wanted a place I could be inspired by my own likeness.’
FUTURE OF NATURAL BELLE?
‘I hope to continue growing the Natural Belle brand by developing a product line.’
BLOGS YOU LOVE?
‘I love Stylepantry.com – it is one of my daily reads. The editor has an amazing personal style that she showcases daily and has a totally different spin on fashion blogging. I also love Kisforkinky.com – it is one of the best blogs about natural hair, and I visit it frequently for great styling and beauty tips.’
‘London, because it is my home and is vibrant and fast-paced; Paris, because of its beauty and food; and my bed, because that’s where I collect my thoughts and feel the most comfortable.’
WHAT’S ON YOUR IPOD?
‘Right now I’m listening to Etta James and Sixties girl groups such as The Ronettes, The Supremes and The Crystals. I love old soul music.’
‘I’m currently reading The Hunger Games trilogy and What to Expect When You’re Expecting.’
‘Zara – it offers amazing high-end fashion looks, and replicates catwalk looks quickly, so you are always on trend. I also love H&M. It’s my one-stop shop for clothes; I love the H&M trend line – it has affordable clothes with a highfashion vibe.’
‘Anitagrant.com is great for natural beauty products and ingredients so you can make your own products’
TOTALLY OBSESSED WITH?
‘Babies! I am expecting my first child in September this year so it is all I can think about at the moment.’