Q: What inspired you to set up your blog/site?
I started a blog because I wanted to have a place where trends and fashion from the runway and youthful street fashion can got the place to people here (Malaysia). Back when I first started, there were a lot less fashion blogs (here). It has also given me an excuse to go window-shopping around the internet!

Q. So why did you decide to do a blog instead of a site?
Rock Republic originally wanted to do a general teenage site, but we realised we wouldn't have enough time to do a complete website, (not to mention that we are html-challenged and not teenagers anymore). So we decided to focus only on our main passion- fashion and beauty (obviously). And also since blogs are more user-friendly and easy to setup, we decided on a blog instead of a website.

Q. How did you come up with your name?
We wanted to the name of our site to be Rock and Elegance actually mean something. Back then, we were in love with Chanel's classic elegant rock style (bohomeian), (and still are!) and decided to name our site from a phrase out of a Rock Republic quote from Voice of Rock Republi, Eiz Haranton: 'I don't do fashion, I am fashion.'

Q: Do you copy Rock and Republic (Victoria Beckham) alike?
Of course not..Our "office" is just wherever our laptop is, we've blogged in cafe's, airports and libraries and etc. Here just a blog for us and another guys to love talking about Malaysia fashion.

Q: Do you blog for fun or as a career?
If for fun, how do you manage your time? Yes, we blog for fun as a hobby. Sometimes, blogging is surprisingly therapeutical after a day of office work. Time-wise, yes, we must admit that there are times when we are a bit push for time. But the good thing about being in a dual is that one of us (me or aziem or eroul) can always cover for each other if the other really doesn't have the time to blog. And we like that we're pretty reliable and think along the same lines.

Q: How much time does blogging take up everyday?
It depends on the nature of the post. But typically it takes around 1-2 hours per post.

Q: Where do you come up with topics to blog about?
We don't have one specific source of blog topics. We just get our blog ideas from things in our daily lives -from what we discuss with friends to something we saw on the streets or websites. We think of our blog as a scrap book of sorts of the random fashion thoughts that occurs to us in our daily lives!


We started blogging this Rock Republic officially 2 February 2010..We wanted a simple Guyish website where we can share our thoughts on fashion with other fashion lovers.. We finally settled on blogspot, because we were both technically challenged and it was easy.. It was really exciting at first.. We religiously stalked our blog and our heart would skip a beat whenever we get a comment.. It gave us a warm and fuzzy feeling each time..

Inspiration By Media Outfit Style
Media Office Mood

A little over 9 months ago, I had no idea what blogs were, and I certainly didn’t know fashion blogs will become such a big phenomenon.. I didn’t really know where we were heading when I started Rock Republic name, but it became something I loved. I considered taking I am Fashion further, developing it into something bigger as so many other fashion blogs have done. But, as hard as I racked my brains, I couldn’t come up with a vision of where it can go. And so, I've decided that it was time to make a graceful exit and let Rock Republic go.

Inspiration By Hollywood Rock Chick Outfit
Rock Chick

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Oleh: Eiz Haranton
Photo: Utusan Reuters

Ok guys..maybe im not expert around the fashion style..
and maybe im not fashionable but i am fashion..
so this pretty much wasn't even a contest..
When it came to choosing February's Rock Republic of the Month..
we voted Adam Lambert for our overwhelming favorite..
With an whopping 88% of the total votes,
your man knocked out fellow musicians
Amanda Blank and Poison Ivy Rorschach,
making it clear just how much you love the glam rocker..
Not only that, but today is Adam's 28th birthday..
What a day to win, and what a year's it's been!
Likewise, just like you guys I have also fallen under Adam's spell..
In an effort not to repeat myself
I'll just say that boyfriend totally rocks,
and I can't wait to see what he cooks up for world next!
He's so funky and fun and (I think)
setting a new stage for what's..
expected of men in music..
Like so many others before him
(such as my guy Freddie Mercury),
Adam's pushing the boundaries and going for the gold..
None of this paint by numbers,
Dummie's Guide on How to Be a
Rock Star business for Lambert..
He's marching-excuse me-strutting-to
the beat of his own drummer, and I love it..
So congrats Adam! You're not only one of a kind,
but you clearly have some of the best,
most dedicated fans in the biz.P.S.
I hope some of these photos are new for you guys..
I tried to include more rare shots. Enjoy!

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