As I mentioned in a previous post, I wanted to reinvigorate the Saturday Spotlight by focusing more on the businesses and bloggers and allow them to tell you firsthand what makes them worth reading. Today, I am proud to present the first entry in the rebooted series: Scarlet’s Letter. Named one of the five blogs to watch for 2014 by the Lingerie Addict, Scarlet’s Letter is a lingerie and fashion centric blog which showcases everything from full-bust favorites to hand-made Etsy brands. Before I severely lapsed on the Saturday Spotlight front, Amber’s blog is one I had really wanted to share with you, and I am so glad I now have that opportunity.
The blogger behind the curtain: Hi! My name is Amber, and I run the lingerie blog Scarlet’s Letter. I’m in my early 30s, and have been blogging since I was a teenager…when “blogs” were called “online journals”! I’ve also been an active actress in stage theater since I was 10 years old, and I love to sing and dance. I’m also a total beauty addict, and a collector of antiquarian books. I speak French, and I’m currently writing my first novel which I hope to have published sometime in 2015. Oh, and I also love love love lingerie. Obviously
Scarlet’s Letter according to Amber: Scarlet’s Letter aims to showcase intimates for both lingerie novices and addicts alike, with a focus on full bust, handmade, and luxury brands.
What made you decide to start Scarlet’s Letter? What did you hope to accomplish? Do you feel like you are making progress?
I’ve been blogging for around 15 years off and on, before blogging was really as popular as it is now. Though I’d had blogs over the years, they were more personal based, and I’d never had a blog that focused on fashion and something that I really enjoyed and reviewed. By starting my blog, I was hoping to share my opinions on beautiful lingerie and hoped to help readers along the way with suggestions and honest reviews. Scarlet’s Letter has only been around for nearly 2 years, so I do feel like I am making progress, but would love to take the blog further.
What mistakes have you made in the past?
Well, I didn’t learn about proper bra fit until my very late 20’s, so when I first started writing about lingerie on my blog had misconceptions about bra sizing and fit, and was a total bra size newbie when I began. I had been wearing the wrong bra size nearly my whole life, but after learning through the lingerie community and bra fit blogs and lingerie bra fit retailers, I found that I was wearing a cup size 4 sizes too small for me!
What are you plans for the future? How do you hope to achieve them?
As for the blog, I’d love to add more features and more interactive posts, as well as continuing to add new topics. I recently began collaborating with my blogger BFF Tiah from the lingerie blog The Daily Knicker, and I’m hoping to expand the blog and hope to add better photography to my reviews in 2015.
In what ways does your blog stand out from the crowd?
In the lingerie blogging world, we’re lucky to have bloggers of many bust sizes, including full bust. Besides adding my voice to the list of full bust lingerie bloggers, I try to create content that is fun. I truly think that to enjoy blogging you need to have fun and really like whatever you’re blogging about, so I make sure to have fun in whatever I do on Scarlet’s Letter. Some of my most popular features include my Inspired By storyboards, The Geeky Fan Girl’s Guide to Lingerie series, as well as my newer series Let’s Talk About Sets, Baby! [Read more…]