A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
Bonjour et bienvenue! Je m’appelle Erica, or E, a fiery 20-somethin’-year-old brought to you by overpriced coffee and a soft contour. I’m a girl in the tech industry with a love for adventure, good sushi, and making a statement in outlandish shoes.
Height: 5’3″ / 160cm
Apparel: US S / size 2-4 (depending on brand)
Shoes: size 6
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU BLOG FULL-TIME?
I actually do not! I work in programmatic marketing for a large tech company.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I was born and raised in New Jersey but currently live in New York City.
WHAT IS YOUR ETHNICITY?
I am Taiwanese 🇹🇼 I’m the first in my family to be born out of the country and in the United States!
WHAT CAMERA DO YOU USE?
I use a mix of my iPhone 7 and my Canon EOS Rebel T7i with a 18-55mm lens.
WHO TAKES YOUR PHOTOS?
All my photos are taken by some of my very patient best friends/roommates!
WHY IS THERE A CHERRY EMOJI ON ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT NAMES?
Cherries are red (rouge) and my favorite fruit! The word itself also looks and sounds a lot like chérie, meaning darling, which is what I call my readers.
THE STORY OF BOUGE & ROUGE
With a strong passion for writing and expression, I’ve always loved writing stories. Unfortunately, I often grew frustrated or bored with my plots and eventually found myself constantly in a writer’s block. A month before my senior year of college, I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to create a personal blog. The purpose behind it was to give myself a space to write whatever I’m passionate about in the moment in hopes of falling in love with writing again.
After graduation, I relaunched B&R into a lifestyle, fashion, and beauty blog because I realized that I loved sharing my knowledge and experiences to help or inspire others. I found that I connected with some of the most important people in my life through something as simple as teaching them how to do a smokey eye to something as big as prepping for interviews together. With the relaunch, I focused the blog on different topics. But, I made sure to kept a personal blog section and a section for all things art related to stay true to the origins of B&R and my love for expression.
As of July 2017, my new goal for this blog is to share my adventures through my 20s in hopes of inspiring someone to also push past personal obstacles and achieve their goals. Everyone tends to get a little lost figuring life out in these years of our lives, so why not enjoy the ride and grow together?
My inspiration for the name of this blog stems from:
- Bouge: living to your fullest even when there are constraints
- Rouge: the color red (in French) which resembles fortune, boldness, passion, and love
Pop a bottle and enjoy, mes chéries!