Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Geek Girls Gab with Melificent

Meli is another one of my instant Instagram friends!  I found her while searching the Her Universe hashtag "Flaunt Your World", she had the most adorable pic of her in the 10th Doctor dress!  Dressed as 10?  You are already my FAVE!  Then I checked out her blog and we have SO MUCH in common!  I am so happy to share her with you & I cannot wait to meet this awesome nerdy girlie at SDCC this July!
Meli runs a geeky fashion/lifestyle blog, Melificent.com, out of Miami, FL where she lives with her husband and two adorable Boston Terriers. She also just recently launched a YouTube channel, The Fangirl Diaries, with her best friend, Elsie, where they aim to change the perception of the term, "fangirl," all while sipping on themed fandom cocktails. She loves live music, the beach, meeting new people, crafting, bright colors & anything sparkly.

The Nerdy Girlie:  What is your 1st nerd memory?
Meli:  I noticed at a very early age that I was "into" things a little more than the average child. My first memory of nerding out over something was in Kindergarten when I became hooked on the original My Little Pony. My mom would record every episode (on VHS, of course) so that I could have it ready to watch when I would come back from school and my grandfather would buy me a new pony every week. It's weird, I know, but I remember feeling a sense of serenity and pure happiness as I would watch the show or look at my Pony collection. I guess I never really grew out of that. I enjoy the escape from my frequently hectic life that all my fandoms provide me.
{EW was BOTH of our 1st crushes!}
The Nerdy Girlie:  How and why did you start blogging?
Meli:  I started "blogging" (and I use that term loosely) when I was about 18 using a site called Livejournal. It was basically an online diary where you could give certain people access to see your posts by searching via interests/location/etc. I became kind of obsessed with sharing my life on the Internet (filtered, of course) and through it was able to meet some amazing people from around the entire world that I call some of my closest friends today. Once Livejournal lost its steam, I decided to open a more traditional blog. It first started very personal what-did-I-do today and then morphed more into a fashion blog after I decided to do a 30-day #ootd challenge. The rest, is history!

The Nerdy Girlie:  YOUR favorite blog?
Meli:  My longest standing blog crush has been Gala Darling. I absolutely love her style, self-confidence and positivity, which she labels Radical Self Love. She has such a lust for life and captures her own in such a beautiful way. She also runs the immensely popular Blogcademy, which is a workshop that helps whip your blog into shape, with two other amazing bloggers, Rock 'n Roll Bride and Nubby Twiglet!

The Nerdy Girlie:  What is your favorite thing/things to nerd out about?
Meli:  Oh man. This is a long list! I'd say my biggest fandoms are LOST, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, The Hunger Games, Sherlock and Hannibal. I'm also completely obsessed with British culture. I've been lucky enough to go to the UK twice, and can say with absolute certainty that I would move to London in a heartbeat.

The Nerdy Girlie:  Any tips for San Diego Comic Con?
Meli:  Yes! Contrary to what you may believe, it's pretty easy to run into some of your favorite celebrities while at SDCC. And surprisingly, all it takes is hanging out in hotel lobbies! If you grab a drink at the hotel bar and sit around relaxing, you are bound to run into a familiar face or 15. The best hotels are The Hard Rock and The Hilton San Diego Bayfront. Specifically at the Hilton, celebrities are ushered to their transport after panels. One year while innocently trying to get cell reception in between panels, I noticed I was surrounded by the casts of The Vampire Diaries and the now defunct, V. The following year, I purposely went through the Hilton lobby to see who I could spot and discovered the cast of The Big Bang Theory! It's a little hidden treasure. :)
The Nerdy Girlie:  Girlie things you love?
Meli:  I live for a day at the salon! I'm always changing my hair color - it's like therapy. I am currently in love with my My Little Pony inspired ombre! I also collect nail polish and do at-home manicures weekly. It helps foster my creative side, even though I can get a little frustrated (bed creases are the devil!).  I adore makeup, but am terrible at applying it! I wish that kept me from buying a ton though. ;)
Meeting at SDCC 2014!

You can find this amazing nerdy girlie blogging up a storm in THE cutest ootd at Melificent and on Twitter @SoMelificent.


Meli said...

Squee! Heart you lady. Our similarities really are a little bit out of control - can't wait to finally meet next month. Woohoo! :)


So excited girl!!! xo

Nerd Burger said...

I have been watching the fangirl diaries on YouTube!!! I love those girls. So rad to see she has a blog as well. So many cute outfits on there. Can't wait to read all the posts.


YAY Cazz, so glad, she is an awesome nerd girl, like you :) xo

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