With the number of fashion icons and bloggers growing with the help of social media, underdog users are taking us by surprise with new content for their followers to enjoy. In the west coast scene, where fashion and Instagram go hand in hand, Koda (@kodaslife_) has his image steadily landing in the spotlight with the help of his style and his music. LumiScript caught a glimpse of this young icon through KoreLimited LA’s Instagram, sporting their apparel. From there, we had the pleasure of interviewing, so that his followers – current and future – might have a new insight past Instagram.
There are a lot of fashion bloggers nowadays. What do you think is the biggest challenge in terms of boosting your audience when there’s a lot of rising competition?
I would have to say the hardest part or the biggest challenge when boosting your audience is the boosting part you have maintain a certain thing people like to keep your audience attention so they can show their friends about you.
Do you have a fashion icon celebrity and/or on Instagram?
Fashion icons: Victoria Loi (@victorialoi), @emilytheghoul, @ellenvlora, @flamcis, @marycake, @zachchoi, @kidkoji, @iamkareno, Jenn Im (@imjennim), Sophia Chang (@sophiachang)
Through your experience so far, what have been the most rewarding experiences you’ve had?
Through my experience being a fashion blogger, my biggest achievement is my supporters. I love them so much, and each and every little comment makes me happy. I’m very thankful for them (and also the free clothing, at times).
You’re also a musician. Is there a particular subject you find yourself writing about?
With music, I’ve always been into it since I was little, and I started writing songs since I was 13. I’m 19 now; a style that really fits me well is deep or about love because I feel I can put my passion and feelings into music.
Do you think that sound and image change with popularity over time?
Yes and no. I believe it changes because your audience changes, and most people are heavily influenced by the things that they hear or see and want to be like the next person because that’s what’s hot at the moment. I’ve changed my style many times.
For your music, who do you want your audience to be?
I would love to work towards a positive environment and just good vibes – mainly 16 and up.
What is your long term goal fashion and music wise?
My long term fashion goal is to just dress nice all the time and turn heads while walking down the street. I love compliments ️
What do you think is the biggest misconception with online fashion icons?
I feel there is a lot of ego and arrogance in the fashion industry.
Is there a motto you live by?
My motto is pretty simple; it’s just to be yourself. That’s all you have in the end.
What is something you want your audience to know about you?
I want my audience to know they are very special to me, and I love them with all of my heart. #kobruhs look out for new music soon and follow my ig kodaslife_.
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