Whether you are in your twenties (like me!) your thirties or beyond, my aim is to help empower you to find the most fulfilling direction in your beautiful, uniquely you, life. And have FUN along the way.
The Elgin Avenue covers topics which I feel add up to an all round lovely & inspired lifestyle.
With a background in fashion journalism, I write about what I know – personal style, shopping & beauty. I also share lessons I have learnt along the way – about leading a balanced life (or trying to!), how to style your home & things I have discovered about being a full time blogger & business owner.
I am excited to be on this journey together!
I think you’ll enjoy The Elgin Avenue if . . .
> You prefer a smile to a pout.
> You look after your body. But ❤️ a margarita.
> You want to live a happy, healthy, girl boss life . . . & simultaneously binge on Netflix.
> You sometimes get a bit stuck in life. (Hey, we all do!)
> Because remember, you get lucky in life too!
> Attempting to wear your ‘occasion clothes’, for any given day, is a serious concern.
> As is styling out your yoga leggings. Especially when not attending yoga.
Essentially The Elgin Avenue is about perfectly imperfect life, styled up.
I hope you’ll enjoy perusing our content.
Drop me a line any time, I’d love to hear from you!
Keep reading to learn a little more about me . . .
If you’ve read all the way to down here, you’ll know already that I’m a full time blogger and business owner.
Also, if you’ve read to here, you’ve got some serious internet patience, so thank you!
I live in the English countryside with my boyfriend Oli. Up until two years ago I lived in West London; you can read about my experience leaving the city for the countryside, it was a big decision that I am very glad I made.
And before you think I’ve left the big city lights behind, I still work often in London, and love the city very much.
Oli’s a business owner himself, working as a private hair stylist. He also lends his talent to The Elgin Avenue as my outfit post photographer.
I am a graduate of the London College of Fashion, where I studied Fashion Journalism & Broadcasting. I started The Elgin Avenue in my first year of University, and took a deep breath (and a leap of courage!) when I graduated, to work full time on the blog.
I’ve also worked in TV, both in front of the camera and in production. And, like so many fashion kids, I’ve interned here there and everywhere to gain the experience I have today.
As of January 2016, The Elgin Avenue is five years old – we just celebrated our latest mile stone. This blog has grown up with me! What was once the personal style blog of a twenty year old student, is now the lifestyle blog of a twenty six year old business owner, independent everygirl, figuring life out with a little more knowledge and experience under her belt.
Over the years The Elgin Avenue has worked with some amazing brands, all of which I truly believe in and love. Here’s a roundup of some of them >
Anthropologie, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, Hunter Boots, Next, L’Oréal, Levis, LK Bennett & Accessorize . . . amongst others.
I feel extremely lucky to work on something I love every single day, with the people that I do, with an audience including yourselves.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me and the blog, the fact that you spend your valuable time on The Elgin Avenue means more to me in real life than internet-words permit me to say.
I’d love to get to know you across The Elgin Avenue’s social channels – you can Tweet me, follow on Instagram and Pinterest, or drop me a line. I’ll always get back to you when and where I can. You can also sign up to The Elgin Exclusive newsletter 💌.
Love, Monica x
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