As I have always said, “It never hurts to ask?”
When I launched TexasMadre people began to ask me a lot of questions regarding my journey. Below are the top FAQS.
……You ask and you shall receive!
How/Why did you begin blogging?
TexasMadre was born or should I say reinvented in 2017. I have a background in Marketing/PR and finished my daily career on the online side of things prior to having my four children. I used to blog daily as a way to share my experiences and favorite things, but let that simmer down as my kids became my priority. Now that they are back in school (almost full-time), I am finding time for myself again. That translates into TexasMadre.
If you know me, you that I have always loved fashion and have spent countless hours finding what works best for me and my body type. Let’s face it, I am not model thin, but that does not mean that trendy clothes will not work for the everyday woman. I have always had people asking about my sense of style and TexasMadre is an extension of my style as it relates to fashion, home, life, and travel.
Thank you for taking time to support me and allowing me a platform to share my life and hopefully inspire others to be REAL and have fun along the way!
Who is your team at TexasMadre?
So glad you asked! My team is comprised of my family! Yep, you read that right. Family is important to me and luckily I have a very talented group of family members to help me along the way. Moral support, love, and business acumen: The hubs! Creative direction is handled by my uber talented mom. She is a former model and designer by trade. Yea me! Hair/Make-up are handled by the hairdressers in my family and my mom. You are only as strong and successful as the people you surround yourself with in life.
Do you buy everything you wear?
The short answer to this question is yes. The long answer is a lot of what I showcase is a staple in my closet. I always keep a foundation of core items to help me transition through the seasons and trends. I am also a partner with several brands which affords me the ability to purchase new products to share with you.
Where do you find the time to run TexasMadre?
TexasMadre is a labor of love. I am very busy these days between school, extracurricular activities, keeping up with mi casa, and tending to my fur babies. A typical day consists of planning outfits and shoots. Most shoots are done when the kids are in school and on the weekends when I have an extra hand or two. In the evenings I build my posts and schedule the sharing of that content. Busy busy busy. A lot of work, but a ton of fun and very rewarding. The best feedback I received was when an acquaintance told me she bought something I showcased. What a great feeling to be able to inspire others!
What platforms do you work on?
Great question. You can shop my looks via LIKEtoKNOW.it and SHOPSTYLE. Both are interactive platforms that provide clickable links. If you are registered @LIKEtoKNOW.it you will receive a direct email or you can shop the screenshot or ‘like’ a photo for product details in the new app available in the app store. Follow me LTK@TexasMadre . You can also shop the tab above too. SHOPSTYLE can be shopped through various widgets in my blog posts, the shop tab above, or SS@TexasMadre.
Do you collaborate?
I am so glad you asked! Yes, I love to work with brands, products, and companies. Send me an email at Vanessa@texasmadre.com to discuss details, rates, and provide your campaign packet. Media kit available upon request.