boohooMAN meet Joel Mcloughlin

We caught up with Joel Mcloughlin aka Gallucks to talk about his life as a fashion blogger.

What inspired you to start blogging?

I got inspired by other blogs that I used to read when I was at college like Katelovesme and Style Bubble, I just started my own blog and it's taken around 5/6 years to get to where I am today!

 How would you describe your blogging style?

My blogging style is purely about my outfits, 100% personal content, inspired by design, fashion, art and architecture. 

 What did you do before blogging?

I worked for the Net-A-Porter group as a product stylist. 

What was your first fashion based job?

My first fashion based job was as an assistant stylist for Rikki Finlay, I worked with her on clients like boy bands, tv shows (including the X-Factor) and music videos.

Who did you enjoy styling most whilst working as assistant stylist at the X-Factor?

Probably Luke Friend and Rough Copy because their styles were not mainstream and I loved that.

 What made you go into blogging full time?

It sort of became a part time job early 2015 and It got a bit much for me to be working at Net-a-porter and doing my blog at the same time - I wanted to dedicate more time to my blog, Instagram and YouTube channel so I did! It was the best decision I ever made.

 Who are your fashion influences?

My fashion influences are all my friends, designers, brands etc. I don't have one set influence, it changes all the time!

1. Shot by Tom Buck 2. Shot by Joey Style London 3. Shot By Tom Buck

 Who/What are your influences with your day to day outfits?

Whatever is clean and comfortable! aha I generally have one piece that I want to wear that day and then build my outfit around that.

 Who’s your favourite musical artist right now?

Probably have to say Mura Masa or Jack Garratt.

 What’s the coolest moment of your blogging career to date?

The coolest moment? I really don't know! It would probably just be everything  from all the amazing brands that I've been able to work with and all the events/experiences that I've been able to do through my blog. 

 You’ve traveled quite a lot… where is your favourite place to go to and why?

My favourite place that I've been to would have to be Seoul in South Korea - it was like living in the future and it was awesome. 

 When you take photos for your blog or Instagram do you use a camera or your phone?

A mixture of both! If it's for Instagram then it's probably my phone but I also use my Canon 700d to shoot for my blog - I also work with a lot of photographers who all have different cameras too!

 Do you use any filters or programs to edit your images?

I use afterlight and snapseed on my phone to edit images and on my laptop I use Photoshop to change the lighting etc. 

 When you’re not blogging what are you doing?

Writing emails, editing a blog post, eating food or filming/editing my YouTube videos. 

 Any final words of advice for the budding bloggers out there?

Just keep it up! If you want to start a blog, just start it and post quality content regularly, try and improve on every previous post!  - that's the best piece of advice I can give you. 

 Thanks again to Joel for letting us pick your blogging brain.

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