We’re starting something new with the new year; each month we’ll be featuring one of our favorite local fashion bloggers. For January we chose the always fabulous Chanel of Chanel Craves to be our Blogger of the Month.
-What made you decide to be a fashion blogger?
A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon a fashion blog. I had no clue fashion blogs existed. I became obsessed with them not only for a daily dose of inspiration, but as an outlet to share my love of fashion. Over time I noticed that there were very few bloggers from the south, and none that I knew of from Baton Rouge. That motivated me to start my own blog “Chanel Craves” in 2010 as a way to express my personal style.
-How would you define your style?
Classically girly with an edgy twist. I like to mix feminine and edgy pieces together to create a look that’s polished, but effortlessly done.
– What are some of your favorite blogs (local and not)?
A local favorite of mine is Swank Heights. Other blogs I go to for inspiration are Atlantic-Pacific, This Time Tomorrow, and Brooklyn Blonde.
– Where do you shop?
I definitely like to mix it up, and pull pieces from a variety of places. I shop at high and low end stores. I tend to go to higher end stores for classic pieces that never go out of style, which I don’t mind splurging on. For trendier pieces that may go out of the style the next season, I shop at more affordable stores like Forever 21, H&M, and Zara. One of a kind pieces that you won’t see anyone else wearing…..vintage stores. My favorite local vintage store is Time Warp in Baton Rouge.
– Do you have any advice for people who want to get into fashion blogging, or are just starting out?
Be yourself. Let your personality set you apart from the rest.
– What do you think is unique or most interesting about the Southern fashion scene?
The fashion scene in the south is evolving. Our fashion is influencing others from across the country and events are emerging that were never here before. People are starting to pay attention.