Jeniese Hosey of the fashion blog The Jenesaisquoi is having a moment — her moment, her time to shine.
The past several months have been quite eventful for her. Last fall she was featured on the cover of Redbook magazine as one of the winners of the publication’s Real Women Style Awards. She’s been featured on Essence.com and in People’s StyleWatch. She landed a brand campaign with Catherines, which included a fun, fashion-filled trip to New Orleans. And she was even recently featured on a billboard for Macy’s in Times Square in New York City!
Jeniese is indeed a perfect example of what being a boss lady blogger is all about and that’s why she’s the See Jane Write member of the month for May.
How long have you been blogging and how did you get into it?
I started blogging the first go around in 2010. For most of my life I wanted to work in fashion, but I didn’t know how to start. I found a community of bloggers and just started my own blog.
How have you remained consistent and committed all these years?
Well, I haven’t. I stopped blogging for two years when I got my Master’s degree. It was too hard to be committed to both. I started again in 2013 and set out to learn more about blogging. The overall goal was to learn how to be consistent and successful. I am 100 percent committed to fashion; being passionate about your subject helps a lot.
With there being so many blogs out there, especially fashion blogs, what do you do to stand out?
This one is so tough, because I don’t know if I do anything specifically to stand out. Hopefully, my true love of fashion is obvious to my readers. I feel like clothes are a form of art and I want my reader to fall in love with their wardrobe. My biggest goal is to show my reader that they can wear anything that they want to, as long as they want to.
You’ve been getting so much attention lately — Redbook, Catherines, Macy’s and the list goes on. What’s your secret? How have all these great opportunities come about?
Honestly, there is no one secret. I take any opportunities that feel right for my brand, I focus on good content that gives brands a good idea of what I will create for them. Being positive! You never know what opportunities having a great attitude will create for you!
What do you love most about being a part of See Jane Write?
There are no words for how much I love my fellow Janes! So many inspiring women who provide me with endless support on a daily basis. Having a tribe that includes the Janes makes the journey worth it!
Send your nominations for See Jane Write Member of the Month to firstname.lastname@example.org.