Glamour Kills x SamiiRyan!
We recently got to hangout with blogger and jewelry designer Samii Ryan at our offices in NYC. With her growing success, we were curious to hear how she got started in the fashion world and her future plans. Read what she had to say!:
-How you first got into blogging and how your career has grown.
I first started blogging when I was in middle school with my Xanga account. Back then I used to pretty much host an online personal journal online, until my family started to read it and I had to delete the account. Writing down my life and experiences is almost therapy to me. I started my blog on Buzznet around 2-3 years ago. I was doing a lot of beauty tutorials and some outfit posts. Buzznet is so amazing to work with they have gotten me so many amazing campaigns such as; Smashbox, TooFaced, RedBull, Chapstick, Carrie (The movie), Young & Reckless, Glamour Kills and SOO many more! I am so honored and grateful to be apart of there super blogger team. I also worked with Seventeen Magazine for a year as a part of their Style Council, and actually won the “Best Style Council Member”. I used to write daily blogs featuring outfits, trends and even attended NYFW for them! Hanna Beth and I decided to start an East Coast | West Coast personal style blog in February 2013, after our 2nd trip as official WWDMagic bloggers. We both have super unique looks and our audience really loves to grab some style inspiration from our everyday outfit posts! My career in blogging has been AMAZING and I am so excited for the future and all the fabulous projects I have coming up!
-Talk about your jewelry line and future plans.
I started By Samii Ryan right when I graduated High School in 2009. I originally had an Etsy website and started to sell my feather fascinator headbands and earrings. Then after finally getting a running website we started sending out care packages to fashion setters, musicians and celebrities. My line really took off when Ke$ha started to wear my feathers, as well as Victoria Justice! I even designed Victoria Justice’s accessory merchandise for her tour! After getting my pieces on a couple huge names my line soon got picked up by Nordstrom Department Stores Nationwide and even got into Von Maur and a couple boutiques! The sky is the limit for By Samii Ryan. Since creating feathers I have migrated into more fine jewelry including; bangles, rings, earrings, necklaces and more. Every time I put out a line it get’s more and more exciting to see how the customers love my creations. My one goal in this life is to help people feel confident and beautiful in themselves. Accessories can dress up any outfit, they can even dress up your attitude and confidence!
In the future I am going to have By Samii Ryan in more department stores nationwide. Just wait and see!
What its like to be an independent gal running your own brand.
Owning my own Small Business is challenging at times, especially when you have to figure it all out for yourself. From the beginning I have had no investors, no business partners and no degree. I took 2 years in Community College for Communication Studies and dropped out as soon as I got my first Nordstrom order. I pretty much taught myself how to run a business and what I needed to do to succeed. Now till this day I still do my quarterly taxes on my own! Being a business woman is amazing and makes me feel so confident and independent. As an Aries, I am a very determination and strong minded woman and I know whatever I want to achieve will happen! So ask, believe, receive! If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough!
Checkout Samii’s sites below!
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