TenEighty have dived into the depths of YouTube to find the next generation of stars for our first official shortlist. The ten selected creators have less than 15 thousand subscribers and we believe they deserve more. Here comes YouTube’s next big beauty guru, Lois Lillian!
TenEighty’s Lucy Evenden nominated Lois, and complimented her taste in fashion. “Lois Lillian is ON IT. Her style channel was recommended to me by a mutual friend and her combination of regular, aesthetically pleasing videos and a great fashion sense has kept me subscribed for almost two years. I love seeing friendly faces in my sub box and she is definitely one of them.”
TenEighty UK: When did you first start making YouTube videos and who/what inspired you to do it?
Lois Lillian: I made my first ever video two years ago now. I was watching lots of different girls on YouTube making fashion and beauty videos and I wanted to get involved too, it always looked like so much fun.
T: What was the first YouTube video you remember watching?
L: Before I even understood that people had channels and that there were whole communities of YouTubers out there, I used to watch funny videos like Lucas Cruikshank and Charlie McDonnell! I can’t quite remember the exact video I first ever watched though.
T: Which video of your own are you proudest of, and how did you go about making it?
L: I think my Brow Routine video is one of my videos that I like the best just because of the visuals really!
T: If you could go back to when you first started making YouTube videos, what advice would you give yourself?
L: I would say to relax a bit more, don’t be afraid to mess up and just be yourself.
T: What are your opinions on the YouTube community?
L: I think the YouTube community is great. It’s lots of fun, but I can also see how it can be hard for people starting out on YouTube to actually get noticed sometimes, just because there are so many people creating now (which isn’t a bad thing). But I think if you find our own voice and you find your own unique quality that people will see that!
T: If you could collaborate with one other big YouTuber, who would it be and what type of video would you make?
L: I would love to collab with Dan Howell and Phil Lester purely because their videos never fail to make me laugh. I’d love to play Sims with them!
T: If you were CEO of YouTube for a day, what one big change would you implement to the website?
L: I’m not really sure to be honest! Maybe a page where they feature all sorts of different creators that they feel need more recognition and they deserve to be shared with everyone!
T: What do you predict will be the next ‘big trend’ on YouTube?
L: Again, I’m not 100% sure, but I really hope fashion film that’s less about labels and more about the art form will come to the spotlight on YouTube. A bit like SHOWStudio.
T: Where do you see yourself and YouTube in ten years time?
L: In ten years time I think a lot will have changed, maybe videos won’t be the current thing anymore! Maybe everything will be holographic and 3D?! I will be nearly 30 in ten years time and I really hope I will have achieved some goals in a career in fashion.
T: Which video from the last 10 years of YouTube do you believe sums up the platform at its finest?
L: I think that Charlie McDonnell’s video How to be English is so great, it’s super simple and really ‘homemade’ looking. Before the days of HD quality video with beautiful ‘blurry’ backgrounds.
There are so many amazingly filmed and edited videos on YouTube, but I feel that the whole point of YouTube is that anyone can be a creator and most people do it from their bedrooms! That’s the beauty of the platform. Plus, being English myself, I love any kind of English humour.
Keep checking TenEighty throughout this week to find out who else is on our shortlist. Alternatively, if you’re feeling inspired to start making your own videos, check out some of the following articles:
- 6 Reasons You Should Start Making Videos
- PJ Liguori’s Guide To Getting Creative
- 5 Top Vlogging Tips
- Charlie McDonnell’s Guide To Rebranding Your Content
- TenEighty’s Guide To Joining A Network