Our handsome blogger of the month is Frank Cronin. He’s smart stylish and taken (Sorry Ladies!) The Blush Works got the chance to get to know more about Frank. Read on to see what he had to say! (Follow Frank on Instagram @fashionable_frank and check out his blog for everything related to men’s fashion and style www.fashionablefrank.com)
BW: Tell Us about yourself.
Frank Cronin: My name is Frank. I’m a fashion addict! When I’m not researching or working in fashion I like to go to the gym. I’m a sports fanatic! My favourite sport is soccer/football. My favourite team are Juventus. My footballing idol was legendary Juve captain Alessandro Del Piero! I also love travelling and exploring new countries and cultures!
BW:What made you get into blogging? Is it something you always wanted to do?
FC:I never really thought about blogging that much. I’ve had an interest in fashion for as long as I can remember! I never thought I would write about fashion. In fact I never dreamed people would actually read what I wrote either. I have discovered a flair for something I love and I never knew I possessed it!
My interest in blogging started when I joined Instagram. I started posting my daily outfits but I felt the pictures didn’t do the outfits justice. They say a picture speaks a thousand words but in my case I wanted to talk about how the outfits were constructed, the inspiration behind the choices, where I bought the clothes and the colour flow etc it was then I realised I wanted to write about fashion and become a fashion blogger!
BW:Who or what Inspires you?
FC:My mum! Simply put she’s the best inspiration in the world! I’d be lost without her. She’s been brilliant to me. My aunt has been superb to me too. My girlfriend is also a fantastic inspiration. She’s always encouraging me and for that I am incredibly grateful! I’ve so much to be thankful for! As for what inspires me, I strive to always do a good job and be proud of it. No matter what I do! I’m a optimistic person so the future inspires me. Work hard now and reap the rewards later!
BW: One person you would like to work with and Why?
FC:David Beckham! I think he is incredible! He’s such a great role model. He’s into fitness, cares about how he looks and is a dedicated family man as well as having a successful business. Obviously from a fashion point of view he would be amazing to work with. To focus on just is doing him an injustice. I think he would be fascinating person to meet and talk with. I would learn so much about fashion, business, fitness and football etc the list is endless! I would also like to work with my footballing idol Alessandro Del Piero! He’s an icon. So guys if you are reading this then don’t hesitate to contact me!
BW:Three fashion must haves for men.
FC: This is a difficult question given the changing trends in menswear. So I’ll focus on the recurring themes of my most of outfits.
1) The Blazer
The blazer is my favourite item of clothing! Its such a versatile piece. If you want a smart look the blazer facilities this. For a more casual look roll up the sleeves and lift up the collar and you’ve got a great casual look. Every man must have a blazer!
2) Black Leather Jacket
A black leather jacket is something every man should own. It will completely transform your wardrobe! The options are endless. A black leather jacket is your ultimate go to off duty look!
3) White Adidas Superstar Trainers
I’m loving my white Adidas superstar trainers. They look great with almost everything in my wardrobe in particular a leather jacket! They also look good with a casual blazer however a bit more thought and consideration is required who constructing an outfit for it. Every man should own a pair of these!
BW:Advice for upcoming bloggers specially men.
FC: BELIEF! Belief in yourself and what you represent are absolutely paramount! The initial start up phase will be difficult and in some cases disheartening but keep plugging away at it. Keep marketing your blog as best you can. You shouldn’t be shy about it. It’s okay to be obsessed with blogging as you are striving to better yourself and what you represent! Don’t hesitate to contact me either I’ll try to help if I can!