Blogger Spotlight: All Eyes on Jen Hsieh
We love a good throwback Blowfish story and the one told by long-standing customer and all-time favorite blogger, Jen Hsieh, is one of our favorites. Dating back to 2009, the 26 year old New Yorker recalls a crush on her first pair of red flats that she just had to get her hands on. Jen’s been a part of the Blowfish family for awhile now, and we were lucky enough to start working with her before she became a well-known influencer with over 11k followers on Instagram! Now, nearly eight years later, we sit down with Jen for our Blogger Spotlight interview.
Jen lives in Astoria, Queens with her “floofy cat, Bubba, and a bad case of wanderlust.” You will most likely find her “planning her next trip, slurping down a bowl of ramen, or devouring a plate of buffalo wings.”
Learn more about Jen in our Blogger Spotlight below…
- Why did you become an fashion blogger & how long have you been blogging?
The reason I got into fashion to begin with was due to my best friend from high school. We went our separate ways for college and our sophomore year she recommended starting a fashion blog together to stay in-touch (this was in 2009). She eventually moved on since she got super busy but I stuck with it year after year after year.
- How would you describe your style?
Casual, comfortable, and simple. I tend to not overcomplicate my looks with accessories, and instead opt for one statement piece per look.
- What’s the last thing you were obsessed with?
Grace + Frankie is one of the best shows of all time and nothing gives me more good feels! 10/10. Would watch again. And again. And again.
- Do you have another job or is blogging a full time thing?
I work full time at Etsy on their Design team as a Sr. Project and Production Manager. Blogging is purely a side passion that I work on during my off-hours.
- If you were an animal, what would you be?
I’m a perfect mix of a howler monkey and Snorlax (the Pokemon) if I’m being truly honest with myself.
- What is your favorite social platform to use?
It’s gotta be Instagram. Surprise, surprise! I’m not the best writer so anything that allows me to focus on the visuals and only churn out short-form copy has my vote.
- How long have you been wearing Blowfish Malibu shoes?
Since 2009. I remember having such a crush on the Silla Flats and then I finally got my hands on them in red!
- Do you have an all-time favorite Blowfish Malibu style?
It’s gotta be theCrawler Sneakers most recently, but a special shout out to my Jackie Boots from 2011.
- What’s your dream destination?
Next up on my list is sailing around Thailand. Someone take me, please?
- What’s your motto?
F_ck sh_t up.
Thanks Jen! We will catch up with you soon!
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