In this series, we’ve been interviewing some of our favorite fashion bloggers around the world, today our featured blogger is Erika of My Free Choice.
Erika, tell us a little bit about yourself (who you are/what you do/where you’re from, etc.).
I have 27 years and I live near Milan. I work in the banking world that is a world completely different than fashion.
I’m a sunny person, I like traveling, reading, sewing and photography.
How would you define your style?
I have a style highly variable and therefore it is difficult to define my style because it is influenced by trends and on my mood.
What inspired you to start a style blog? What motivates you to keep blogging?
I opened the blog by accident a year ago, partly out of curiosity to the new bloggers world, a little
encouragement for the people who know me and to show what I love.
How did you choose the name of your blog?
My free choice means freedom of choice in fact, here in my online space I can
freely choose what to show, perhaps without the constraints of fashion or thoughts of others.
What was the best comment you ever received from a reader?
There is not a comment more beautiful than another … each one helps to understand where to improve
and what is most appreciated, they give you all the grit to keep going!
Who/what inspires you?
There is a particular model from which I draw inspiration, but I wear what I like.
There are many factors that influence my style because I read fashion magazines, follow blogs that I love
or maybe the look is decided simply by starting just bought an accessory.
What are your favourite pieces in your wardrobe?
My red Celine boston bag but even though I love every single piece of my wardrobe.
What is your top fashion tip?
Anything that is glittery and a fluffy sweaters.
What advice do you have for new bloggers or people considering starting a blog?
Have perseverance and commitment to put in what you do.
What importance do social networks have for you?
Too much. For a blogger social networks are essential, both in terms of contacts,
both for upgrades, almost all the brands in the industry operate online.
Your first thought in the morning?
I hope not to miss the train! (For going to work)
What is your favourite thing to do when not blogging?
Listening to music, watch movies and create clothes.
For you, what is the world’s most fashionable city?
New York, definitely.
How would you describe fashion in the city where you live?
Well, I think that Italy, for centuries, from the very beginning has had this incredible sense of style.
It can be seen in Renaissance paintings, the way people dressed, their clothes, the art they communicate.
When I think of Made in Italy, the first thing that comes to mind is the quality, the quality of fabrics,
the quality of tailoring, the quality of production.
In Milan, the style is very chic, sophisticated pity that people do not dare to do more with colors.
Do you find Erika’s style inspiring? Let us know in the comments!
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