Fashion photography is a complex art, one which not everyone can master. It requires focus, precise eye for details and extremely sharp vision. Not to mention the hours that go into the styling of the perfect set. So how come if it’s so hard to master, there are people whose photos look effortlessly stunning? Is it something you’re born with or something you learn?
Coming across visually stimulating imagery that provokes thought is rare these days, mostly because many are trying to please the crowd in the eternal quest for more followers. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled across Alison K. Saylor’s profile on Instagram. For lack of better words, I was stunned. I mean, here was a girl whose every single photo had a thread of familiarity in terms of composition, but none of them looked anything alike. There was something about her pictures that draw me instantly like a moth to a flame. They weren’t boring, they just had this sensibility that was so mesmerizingly beautiful that today whenever I see something similar, I call it the Alison effect.
In the days that followed I started checking her account almost every single day and by the end of the week, I knew I had to have her as Bastet Noir’s next cool face. What can I say, I was hooked. So today, the 20 year old student of fashion merchandising, who’s currently living in Nashville, Tennessee, the place of so many amazing musicians, tells her story exclusively for Bastet Noir. I guess dreams do come true after all.
BASTET NOIR: Who is Alison Saylor?
AS: Alison Saylor is a 20 year old style blogger and fashion enthusiast.
BASTET NOIR: How would you describe your personal style?
AS: I would describe my personal style as versatile. I never have a certain look to me. I like to mix things and wear whatever I feel that day.
BASTET NOIR: Instagram or Pinterest?
AS: Pinterest — because I can find so many inspiring images. It’s also a great resource for me, being a fashion student.
BASTET NOIR: Favorite places
AS: My favorite place is Nashville, TN (where I live currently). Nashville is so fun, the people are so nice and it’s growing SO much. My other favorite is New York City. It has the best vibe to it and you can be whoever you want to be there, which I love.
BASTET NOIR: Favorite Insta faces
BASTET NOIR: Things you can’t live without…
AS: I cannot live without high waisted denim or my lipgloss.
BASTET NOIR: What’s in your bastetnoir.com shopping cart?
There’s something about this girl that’s so relatable that almost feels like she’s your bff, even if she’s living thousands of miles away. Her Instagram account is one of the few I check constantly every single day and still can’t get enough of. What can I say, she inspires me that much and not just because of her pure aesthetic, but her unparalleled ability to lure me in her story, making me feel like I’m a part of it.
We love strong, confident and self reliant women, so if you think you got what it takes, send us an email with your Instagram account and the story you’d like to share and you might just become Bastet Noir’s next cool face.
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