We love a good northern soul here at ROR, and boy have we found a gooden' with one of our fave Mancunian girls; Samio! Samio is not only a beautiful model, blogger and globe trotter, she is also, as we say up here 'a right laugh'. With her infectious smile, great sense of humour and her amazing trademark afro; she's an absolute pleasure to be around. So, she was naturally our choice for June's blogger of the month!
For those who haven’t seen you before, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I'm Samio and I'm a model and blogger from Manchester.
Why did you start your blog?
I initially started my blog as a creative outlet between modelling full time. I enjoy modelling but I wanted to create a space where I was making the rules and getting to have my own creative input. As a model you don't often get the chance to do that, as you're more of a tool to help create someone else's vision. My blog gave me a space where I could use my creativity. I get to be the creative director, writer, editor AND model.
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Describe yourself in 3 words...
Silly Honest Spontaneous
Who is your celeb style icon?
Gwen Stefani. Although our style is quite different, I always think she looks awesome and I've just always had a love for that woman since her No Doubt days.
Who do you stalk on IG?
My friend Onyi (one of the awesome friends I mentioned meeting through blogging), she consistently posts these amazing images and I'm in awe of her photography skills. I can never keep up with all the content she puts out and sometimes I need to have a good stalk, double tapping all her images!
Fave Instagram account?
Biggest Style ‘no no’?
Ugg boots.Unless they are for round the house or taking out the bins. Otherwise, sorry, I just don't understand.
Fave Trend This Season?
Is the raw hem thing still a tend? I'm a bit rubbish with trends, I tend to just wear the same things on repeat, thinking up different ways to style them. But I have a pair of jeans that I lived in for a while and wanted to give them a refresh, so I cut off the hem, then voila, on trend jeans without having to make a purchase.
Make Up Product You Can’t Live Without?
The Eyeko Brow Gel. FAVE MAKEUP PRODUCT EVER.
Fave holiday destination?
Las Vegas probably...or Barcelona...Or Lisbon! Can I say all three?
Fave Song Right Now?
I'm torn between The Last Shadow Puppets - Sweet Dreams TN and Kendrick Lamar - Pride. I mostly play those two songs on repeat.
Never presume. It's not really a quote but it's something I often tell myself to make sure I ask questions or find things out, rather than just presuming.
You can read Samio's blog here - www.samio.co.uk or follow on her IG at @samiorenelda