Wednesday Q&A: Charissa Cowart

Meet Charissa Cowart, media personality and editor of the fabulous blog, Fashion Trend Spotting. Charissa has worked as on-air Internet/Tech reporter for local FOX News and is currently a Social Media Specialist at eBillme and on-air host at StartupsLIVE.tv. She has a passion for fashion and specializes in revealing the latest fashion trends from around the world. What’s a trendspotter, you ask? I know just who to ask…

Q: What is ‘fashion trendspotting’?

A: It’s basically what the title states – spotting trends in today’s fashion industry

Q: Tell us a little about current handbag trends.

A: Handbag trends right now are all about the two extremes! Go big or go tiny. What’s IN right now are oversized bags that make you look like you’re heading to NYC for a week, a small suitcase if you will. On the other hand, very small clutches are so hot right now! So choose your weapon… err I mean handbag wisely! Bigger than life bags mean you can fit it all in, but it might not be fun to carry.

Q: What is your personal purse style?

A: Well, I have three necessary qualities in a purse. Anything large enough to carry an extra pair of shoes – “just in case!” Anything PINK! And I must, must have a bag that helps me with my lack of organization. Do you have anything that falls in all three categories Handbag Heaven? J

Q: What’s in your purse, always?

A: I always have my Merle Norman pressed powder, e.l.f. lip gloss and hand lotion.

Q: What advice would you give someone struggling with which handbag to choose?

A: Buy them both! Seriously. If you are struggling between two bags, and both purses are on sale or in your price range – buy them both! One will certainly wear down and then you will have a second on hand to step in the lead role.

On the other hand, if you are looking at two bags of the same color, take a minute, close your eyes and think about that outfit you were already planning to carry it with first. And decide which purse would look best with it.

And if that doesn’t work…  buy the least expensive one ;)

Q: Tell us about your blog. What do you hope to accomplish with it?

A: The goal of my blog, Fashion Trend Spotting, is to help teach my viewers how to spot trends, not necessarily on the runway or in top named magazines, but rather in everyday people. In the end, I want to help people see that anyone can be fashionable. Wear what highlights your characteristics, not what highlights the characteristics of other people.

I have a passion for fashion and networking with others on a level that allows me to get to know them and understand their passions. I want Fashion Trend Spotting to be the home for that.

Q: Is there anything else you’re dying to share?

A: Yes… Please – chat with me (aka follow me) on Twitter! @CharissaCowart

Bonus! The lovely Miss Cowart is hosting a fantasticly fun Handbag Heaven giveaway on her blog. Don’t miss it!

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  • Reply Gracelyn October 28, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks for introducing us to the lovely Miss Cowart & Fashion Trend Spotting!!

  • Reply Charissa Cowart October 29, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Gracelyn thanks for the comment! I hope you enjoy Fashion Trend Spotting and I hope you entered the contest :)

    Thank you Handbag Heaven for partnering with me on this giveaway! It’s wonderful!

    -Charissa Cowart-
    Fashion Trend Spotting

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