ABOUT ME

H E L L O, I'm Shelly.  I have grown up in AZ, been through my brief cowgirl stages, and traveled all around the state; it's what I know, it's part of who I am, thus the name.  My dream is to one day work in the fashion industry, move to a bigger city, and work as hard as I can until I make a name for myself.  Day by day, I am one step closer to my dream.  On my downtime, I love going to movies (scary ones are my favorite), traveling to new places, hanging out with friends, designing fashion, going to concerts, eating homemade tacos, dreaming of Disneyland, and of course shopping!  I would describe my style as trendy and adventurous.  I love trying new things.  I'm still young, constantly evolving, and growing as a person, so it only make sense that my style is too. ✌

FAQs
Where are you currently located? I am currently living in Prescott, AZ. 

How long have you been blogging? I have been blogging since April 1, 2013. I did not mean for my blog-iversary to be April Fools, but it does make it easy to remember. 

What inspired you to start your blog? My two first loves were fashion and The Beatles. My mom has been capturing images of me styling and modeling outfits since I was 5-years old. She was a huge encouragement. I grew up in a small, conservative town where people didn't often take fashion risks or draw attention to themselves, so I started my blog after graduating high school. I always dreamt of working in the fashion industry and wearing all different kinds of clothes. Blogging was my way to connect to the vast world of fashion from my remote hometown and express myself through clothing and inspire others to do the same. I craved a creative outlet and blogging was the answer. 

Who is your photographer? I have studied photography, and the majority of the time, I set up the lighting, choose the location, explain the concept or image I'm hoping to capture, and ask whoever is with me (my family members, parents, friends, etc.) to press the button. I always love collaborating with photographers and giving credit when I do.  If you are a photographer that is interested in collaborating, email me at arizonagirlblog@gmail.com :)

What camera and lens do you use? The camera I use is a Nikon D3200 with a 50mm lens.  I edit my photos using Adobe Creative Suite.

Biography
Shelly Stuckman created and founded the fashion blog Arizona Girl in 2013 as a creative outlet to inspire young women to be bold and express themselves through fashion.  She has collaborated with over 150 companies, including brands like Coach, Free People, adidas NEO Label, and Hollister.  Shelly has been featured in Marie Claire, Cowgirl Magazine, People’s Choice Fashion FOMO, Lucky Magazine, and Seventeen.com.  While managing her blog, she obtained an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design from Yavapai College, where she received Art Student of the Year for 2015. She then continued her studies at Northern Arizona University and obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communications with an emphasis in Graphic Design. Shelly graduated with the highest honor of summa cum laude in May of 2017.

Shelly has won some awesome contests and awards. She has traveled to Montreal, Canada, with Garage clothing for the Osheaga Music Festival, to Beverly Hills, California, with Teen Vogue to attend the Young Hollywood event, to Las Vegas, Nevada, with 1 Oak Nightclub to meet Khloe Kardashian, and to Miami, Florida, with adidas NEO Label to model/style for their summer 2015 campaign. 

Contact
arizonagirlblog@gmail.com

Awards & Honors
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from NAU 2017
Show Me Your Mumu Social Media Intern Summer 2016
WeHeartIt/Hollister Summer-Ready Countdown Winner 2015
Yavapai College Outstanding Student in Art 2015

Past and Present Collaborators


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4 comments:

  1. Hey Shelly!
    I would also love to pick your brain about all the amazing things you've done!
    You just sound like the raddest chick ever!
    Kelsey x

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    1. Kelsey, anytime. Drop me an email at ArizonaGirlBlog@gmail.com :)

      Xoxo, Shelly

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