Frequently Asked Questions

When did you start your blog?
I started Simply Shantel in December of 2014, after working on and off in social media for several years. I always knew I wanted to have my own space and launch my personal brand – I just needed to summon the courage to do it.

What camera do you use for your blog pictures?
If I’m not working with a professional photographer, I’ll use my Canon Rebel T4i with a mix of my 18-55mm (kit) lens, Canon 50mm f/1.8 or my Sony RX100M III (Amazing for vlogging too!)

What’s your preferred editing software?
If my pictures are edited by a professional photographer, most likely it’s Adobe Photoshop, when I edit them myself I use Adobe Lightroom

What is your ethnicity?
I was born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and both my parents were born in Jamaica, (Kingston and Spanish Town, respectively).

Where do you get your inspiration?
I pull inspiration from everywhere (I know, sounds lame/tired), but it’s 100% completely true. Everywhere meaning, my travels (Dubai, France, London etc.), vintage clothing, magazine pulls, colours (red, monochrome looks etc.), textures (cashmere, tweed, brocade etc.). Street style and over-the-top glamorous looks on the world’s stylish is also a source as well!


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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!