Are you ready for a new interview? Today we meet Federica, the italian blogger of Le FreakS.
Hi Federica, tell us a little bit about yourself (who you are/what you do/where you’re from, etc.).
My name is Federica and I’m a 21 years old girl from Rome. I’m studing Journalism at the university and I dream to become a journalist or a writer. I would like to work in the world of fashion, but I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do in my life. I’ve been working with children for years and I’m actually writing about fashion on a local magazine.
How would you define your style?
My style mostly depends on my mood: I would say that I’ve got two opposite souls, a feminine and bon ton one, and a male and rock one. I try to mix them up, changing the combination day by day.
What inspired you to start a style blog? What motivates you to keep blogging?
When I started blogging, I didn’t know what a “fashion blog” was. I wanted to share my opinions about fashion and style, writing articles as exercise for my future job.
Then I started to follow some popular fashion blogs and I decided to get into this world.
How did you choose the name of your blog?
During the Sixties, the word “freak” was related to an anticonformist behavior, and that’s just what I am…I chose this name for my blog because I think it’s easy to remember and it evocates the willing to be different that is inside each person. And after all, Freak can mean Free, sometimes.
Who/what inspires you?
I’m always inspired by the past: I love Sixties and Seventies, I always look at old pictures and videos. I’m in love with the Beatles, and I think their the biggest inspiration in my life!
Moreover, I spend a lot of time blogging and searching news on the web…I try to combine the past with the modern, giving a vintage appearence to what I wear.
What are your favourite pieces in your wardrobe?
I rarely wear pants, so my favourite pieces are some vintage skirts and two blouses the my grandma gave me last year.
What is your top fashion tip?
Wear what you can wear! I think the mistake of a lot of people is that they wear what doesn’t fit them good…
Everyone has to find what is good for himself/herself, trying to chose pieces to look better, not worse.
What advice do you have for new bloggers or people considering starting a blog?
Starting a blog is a hard work: you have to post often, to know everything about the latest trends, to write interesting articles and to get in touch with your followers!
What importance do social networks have for you?
Social networks are really important for every blogger, because they help you to reach a lot of people and to get in touch with them.
What is your favourite thing to do when not blogging?
I love reading good books, listening to music, playing my guitar or just going out with friends, to do some shopping together!
How would you describe fashion in the city where you live?
I think that Rome is underestimated…When you think about fashion in Italy, you look at Milan: I hope in future we will be able to prove that Rome can be good as well!
What message do you hope to send to your readers?
Just be yourself, you can change, of course everybody do growing up…But don’t forget who you are, what you like and which are the priorities into your life.
Do you find Federica’s style inspiring? Let us know in the comments!
Here are some Federica’s tips for shopping on Giglio.com: