Better Know a Blogger: The Little Fashionisto
You love Sea of Shoes’ kick-ass heels, you covet Fashion Toast’s wardrobe and Susie Bubble continually provides you with style inspirations but where do you get your menswear fix? If you are looking for a mixture of sophisticated styling mixed with trendy pieces, then look no further than M’c Kenneth Licon of The Little Fashionisto. The Vancouver native, who attributes his moniker to wearing a size 5 men’s shoe and size XXS in clothing, inspires his faithful readers with meticulously put-together outfits. Shorts, blazers and unexpected pops of color are his fashion weapons of choice. Société Perrier caught up with the lil’ street style dynamo.
How did you get started in the blogosphere?
M’c Kenneth Licon: I started back in high school. It used to be just some random stories about school and life in general but things changed when I graduated. I had more time to devote to fashion and blogging and it went from there. It got a lot of good feedback so I continued and readers seemed to be very interested. My growing passion for multimedia and photography, fused with my long love for fashion and clothing, allowed me to discover a new playground, an outlet for me to sharpen my skills and knowledge for the craft.
What do readers get from your site they can't get on other sites?
My honest and unique personal take on fashion and styling. I don’t necessarily follow trends and I don’t do “must-have pieces” for this season. I follow what I believe in and I go for it full-heartedly. Most of the time, my readers like my point of view.
It has been mentioned, and I’m just repeating it now, that my readers love imagery and photography. They get a wide variety of that on my blog; decent photography, great concept, and awesome execution. Also, readers like my do-it-yourself (DIY) blog posts, menswear/grooming tutorials and styling tips and tricks.
My blog has become a source of inspiration for many, not only for men, but also for women. Not to mention the funky, humble, fun and talented persona behind the blog.
Which of your posts are you most proud of and why?
I don’t think I could ever pick one. I love all my posts equally and they inform me of that given moment and given time. They are all bookmarks of my life, and I wouldn’t pick on over another because they all molded me to become who I am now.
Have there been any benefits to blogging, either professionally or personally?
There has been a lot. Besides exclusive VIP invites to fabulous events not only in the city but also abroad and free meals or drinks at times, I have had the chance to work with many different talented people all over the world. I also got to wear and showcase products and garments from designers from Toronto, NYC, London, and Italy. I also have had the chance to appear in few print publications and online fashion magazines around the globe, including GQ Italia, The Cut blog of New York Magazine, Nylon Korea and recently been featured on Lookbook.nu as the Beyond The Hypeinterviewee for the month of May 2011.
Personally, it verified a lot of things I knew about fashion. It gave me a stronger confidence and shield to block out all the negativity I encounter every once in a while. It gave me strength to inspire more people with my stories.
What’s the best part of being the Little Fashionisto?
Knowing that somewhere out there, thousands of miles away, I inspire people. I love the (fan) e-mails I get every day and most of all, Little Fashionisto is a very good, legit excuse for me to dress up everyday and take photo of myself alone in public ("What are you doing and why are you so dressed up?? " — "Oh, I have a fashion blog where I post my daily outfits, lol.")
When I am not blogging I like to….
Hang out with my friends, sit in a café, read magazine or books or just talk and catch up. I also love to stroll and discover my city over and over again with my camera. I also like to play music so when I’m not too busy, you’ll see me tapping tunes on my keyboard.