International blogger extraordinaire Chiara Ferragni and Steve Madden paired up this season to design an effortlessly chic collection tailored for ‘round-the-clock wear. Chiara, better known as The Blonde Salad, incorporated sexy stiletto cut-outs, peep-toe booties, and lux slip-on sneakers to create a picture-perfect collection for the girl on-the-go. Whether you're strutting down the streets of NYC or jet-setting to Rome- The Blonde Salad's limited-edition capsule collection will get you through all of life’s expected and unexpected adventures. We caught up with Chiara and found out what inspires the timeless beauty’s first class flair.
What is your name and where are you from?
Chiara, from Italy.
What is your occupation?
Not an easy question for me… I started from being a blogger four years ago and now I'm so glad to be able to express myself. I also do some modeling and designing; I’m always facing new challenges.
What do you love about your job?
I do really love travelling. The more I travel, the more I feel I nourish my soul.
Describe your style in 3 words
Natural, laidback and shabby-chic.
What do you think about when you put an outfit together?
I always start with a particular piece I really feel like to wear on that day (most of the times it's a pair of shoes)... then I just follow my mood, and my agenda for the day.
What is your style mantra?
Always be yourself.
What is your favorite shoe from the Blonde Salad x SM collab?
I love them all… but if I had to pick one, I'd rather go for the Gold slip-ons
What do you think defines a style icon?
Somebody with a strong personality who can strongly, effortlessly and characteristically express herself through what she wears beyond any sense of time.
Who are your personal style icons?
Kate Moss, Brigitte Bardot and my mum!
What's an iconic piece that every girl should have in her wardrobe?
A black leather jacket and, of course, a pair of The Blonde Salad x Steve Madden shoes!
Fill in the blank:
Everyone should wear more hats.
I’m secretly addicted to Instagram.
My guilty pleasure is pizza.
My number one rule is always dream.
I try not to drink too much coffee.
I can’t live without love.
Never give up.
When I first wake up, I check my phone.
A typical day includes a selfie.
Right before I go to bed, I think about my beloved.