Hello and welcome to my little space on the internet which I call fashionxfairytale! This is the page where you can know a little more about me and my blog so let's get started and I encourage you to read on.
My name is Jacquelyn Michelle but on my blog I use the name Jackie which everyone I know calls me and I think now that I'm older I use it more often than when I was a kid. The Michelle is actually not my last name but my middle name and for privacy reasons I seldom give my real full name. But I thought Jackie Michelle was a cool name to use for my blog. I grew in California and was born and raised there so you would consider me a Cali girl at heart and a more specifically a SoCal native. I'm half American, half Filipino and a fourth Portuguese with some European in there too. My dad is American and my mother is Filipino.
I started college in the Philippines when I was 16 after moving there because of my parents. I have a degree in Communication and Media Studies and planning on continuing my studies either by getting a degree photography or graphic design. During the move I fell homesick and since my parents weren't with me for two years I gained a substantial amount of weight. But I am happy in my own skin and I've learned to accept that curves are not to be ashamed of. Being a plus-sized fashion blogger has taught me that and I hope that I can help someone out by showing it is okay to be who you are.
If you didn't know I do ballet and tap dance. I started when I was 3 and stopped when I was 16 due to moving but went back into it when I was 20. I am now taking ballet at Ballet Philippines and did an internship there over the summer in 2013. Besides blogging, ballet is a hobby I love and plan to continue.
My favorite color is pink, I love watching TV shows in bed with my covers over me and I am in love with beauty things. I'm really simple but my fashion sense is very girly and classic but also I love comfy and cute. I wear bows in my hair and I'm naturally curly and a brunette. I have a Bichon Frise named Angel and love snuggling with her. I really don't know what else to say but if you want to know more about me or if your curious about anything you can contact me on twitter @fashxfairytale and I would be happy to be a friend.
Fashionxfairytale started in June 2011 just before I was going into my second year of college. If you ask me why I started this blog my serious answer will be I don’t know. I have been blogging since maybe the age of 15 on different platforms like Livejournal and once I grew out of it I transferred to Blogger. The name fashionxfairytale came up out of the blue when I was creating my blog name. It was like magic that it came to me because I am so indecisive and will take forever to make up my mind but when ‘fashionfairytale’ popped into my head I thought it was perfect. I added the ‘x’ for a space and that is how the name fashionxfairytale came to be. My original plan was to have a theme to match the name and the post of that might be up but I’m not really sure. I wanted to do a fairytale/royalty theme since I love fairytales and Disney and I’m obsessed with anything to do with princesses and queens so at the time I thought it was fitting. Though, I was still unsure of the content I was going to post I did want to document my college experience and that was the original content I was planning on doing. So basically I was starting a personal lifestyle blog to be an online diary and it turned a 360 and suddenly I was posting about beauty and fashion. My first post though was a haul about school supplies I just bought before classes resumed a week later. I realize a little while later when I did get more into reading beauty and fashion blogs that it was a haul post I did and several months later I went back to change the title.
After getting involved into the beauty blogging world I decided to change my content of the blog. I start writing about some fashion designs I liked and then I posted about a beauty product I liked and there I realized that I had just figured out where this was going. Since the name was fashionxfairytale I wanted to do outfit posts and then it would be perfect and match my name. I was self-conscious at the time and being an overweight fashion blogger wasn’t my thing and I didn’t know many so I just didn’t want to. I think I posted a few after a few girls on twitter told me to not be ashamed but I was still having thoughts about it. I finally found a happy medium but throughout the few years I started this blog my content has changed as have I so maybe it will always progress and for the better I hope. All throughout college no one knew I had a blog and no one knew this side of me. I didn’t tell anyone and I tried my hardest for no one to find out but at the end of my last year I become comfortable with all of this. My classmates still don’t know probably but with others like my family I was more open. I actually lost a little weight from going to ballet class every other day and began accepting myself and letting my true colors out. I started opening up and embraced blogging. It was my favorite thing to do and even through the rough patches my life faced during my college years this blog was an escape and I’m thankful it got me through that.
I told my dad about my blog and he loved it and is supporting me every step of the way. He doesn’t read my blog that much as it doesn’t interest him but whatever I am going through he encourages me to write posts and take pictures for my blog and when I feel down about something I don’t like either my outfit post or my photography he encourages me all the way. My mom still doesn’t understand as she doesn’t get technology and I don’t blame her but my dad gets it and does anything to help and support me and this blog. So I dedicate this page to him for putting up with all my beauty and fashion talk and everything in between.
If you are reading this than thank you because you have made this journey the best thing to happen during my dark years so for you lovely readers I thank you for taking your time to read this page, my content and just supporting my blog altogether.