The Moptop

by Tonya Smith
  1. Tell us about the The Moptop.

    The Moptop is my fashion blog that I started my senior year of high school after stumbling upon Free People. I was so inspired by their website and blog that I decided to make one of my own!

  2. The name is so interesting! How did you come up with it?

    I’m a huge fan of The Beatles and my hair is always kind of messy and curly, so I thought The Moptop would be the perfect name!

  3. How long have you been blogging for? Do you blog full time?

    I started my blog December of 2010. I blog as often as I can with school and work. I hope to someday blog full time.

  4. We love your long, dark hair. How easy is it to maintain your easy-going look?

    Thanks! My hair is naturally curly so I think that helps some. But I curl the top pieces that are kind of flat. I don’t brush my hair too often, which sounds weird but I think this helps is stay kind of messy and wavy.

  5. What brought you to the world of blogging?

    It was definitely seeing Free People’s blog and discovering all these people with blogs too. I never knew this was a thing, but I was so inspired by there creativity and outfits that I wanted to be a part of it.

  6. "I feel as though people really appreciate reading authentic blogs, it's more interesting. And also, have fun!"— Tonya Smith
  7. Who are a few of your favorite designers?

    I don’t really follow high fashion too religiously, which I should probably start doing. But I am always wowed by Anna Sui and Dolce and Gabbana.

  8. What inspires your personal style on a daily basis?

    My style icon, Alexa Chung, is always a great inspiration for me. As well as icons of the 60s such as Anna Karina and Bob Dylan. I love the classic styles of the past.

  9. What blogs do you frequent?

    Flashes of Style is one of my favorites, I’ve been following Bonnie’s blog for a long time and I love how consistent she is with her style and vintage aesthetic. I also love Natalie Off Duty and Kelli Murray.

  10. If you could replace your whole wardrobe with one pieces from one designer, who would it be?

    That’s a hard one. Can I just replace my whole wardrobe with Alexa Chung’s closet? :)

  11. Gray or grey?


  12. What is it that makes your blog unique and different from others?

    I really try to pick backgrounds that work with my outfit. I try to pick different locations rather than just always standing in front of the same wall or space. It’s almost like a photo shoot every time I take photos for my blog, I really want to work with the feel/vibe of the outfit.

  13. Who takes your photos? And what camera do you use? Do you have any tips for taking great photos?

    I usually take the photos myself with my tripod. I have a Canon Rebel t2i and I’m hoping to get a new lens soon! My advice would be just take your time, photography takes practice!

  14. If you could offer one piece of advice to aspiring bloggers, what would it be?

    Obviously, first and for most, be true to yourself! I feel as though people really appreciate reading authentic blogs, it’s more interesting. And also, have fun! Try not and take it too seriously all the time… I need to work on that one too!