Cincy Chic: What is Oh Wize One?
Laura Wize, Founder of Oh Wize One: Oh Wize One is a life and style blog.
Cincy Chic: What inspired you to launch the blog?
Wize: My love of writing and style inspired Oh Wize One. I wanted style to feel achievable and accessible, style isn’t a privilege, it’s a choice. Women and their style are so multidimensional I wanted to shed light on how intelligence and fashion go hand in hand. I am a poet, a spoken word artist and my last name is actually Wize so my friends from time to time would call me “The Wize One” so when it was time to name my blog it seemed fitting.
Cincy Chic: Is there anyone who helps you with the posts?
Wize: I am a one woman shop right now. I do call in favors from my friends to proofread my work before I publish a post, it’s always nice to have second set of eyes. Blogging is very time consuming, it takes a lot to make the finished product look effortless. I create the content, I style the looks and I run my social media. The only thing I can’t take credit for is photographing my style looks, my daughter is my photographer.
Cincy Chic: When did you launch Oh Wize One?
Wize: I launched in March 2015.
Cincy Chic: What types of topics do you cover on the blog?
Wize: I cover fashion, DIY projects and I also talk about issues affecting women. I like to think that my blog is the place where fashion and feminism have fun. What you wear and how you think about yourself as a woman go hand in hand. Style is so undeniable because when you look good you feel good and when you feel good you want to look good. I also have a secret agenda to change the perception that the Midwest isn’t fashionable.
Cincy Chic: What do you enjoy most about running Oh Wize One?
Wize: The conversations that I get to have with women. I love that I get to interact online with women from all over the world. It’s really rewarding when someone tells me that they were inspired to take a risk because of something I suggested and that can be anything from adding leopard print to your wardrobe or breaking up your boyfriend.
Cincy Chic: What’s been your favorite post thus far on the blog?
Wize: I wrote a post on “How A Crop Top Ruined My Relationship” that is my favorite post. I felt like I really encompassed how style affects your everyday life. Sometimes just having the confidence to get dressed is the first step to moving in the right direction.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for Oh Wize One?
Wize: I really want to expand the conversation on style and collaborate with other stylish ladies in Cincinnati.