Husen Amaliyawala

Husen Amaliyawala

Hi, My name is Husen Amaliyawala, i am a blogger, my most viewed blog is -> What is Computer?

I never, ever, ever imagined in 2011 when I was perusing Go Daddy and registering the domain that some day when someone asked what I did for a living (for a living!) that my response would be, “I’m a blogger.”  For one, when I first moved out to LA to begin my career in fashion in 2006, like a lot of people, I wasn’t at all familiar with blogs.  Secondly, coming from the world of celebrity styling where I started, blogging didn’t seem legitimate. What I mean is that it wasn’t respected by people in the industry that I was in.  Few people who worked in fashion could fathom how it might take off or imagine how one might be able to make a 6 or 7 figure income from it. However, neither of those things stopped me from purchasing that domain that day or making really bad content and posting it there for like 17 people to see for the next several months. I did it while in between styling jobs or would post what I was working on for styling jobs, but the underlying thread was that I loved it and it stirred a creative part of my brain that styling didn’t and I really, really liked this no-rules-wild-west-frontier side of fashion. But I would never have told anyone that back in 2011.  I actually distinctly remember being at a party and Aaron telling someone I had started a blog and nearly spilling my wine in an effort to stop him from spilling the URL.  It was counter-intuitive, I know, but I still wasn’t sure what I was doing exactly with my little corner of the internet and certainly wasn’t ready to tell someone, “I was a blogger”.  I had gone to school for fashion, had loved it for as long as I could remember, and had been able to make a living doing very “legitimate” fashion jobs.  I was even slightly offended when fashion bloggers, purveyors of their own outfits, started using the term “stylist”.  I had spent the last few years of my life shlepping garment bags and learning the ins and outs of studio service departments all over the city to earn that title ...