Daily Style Phile: Chiara Ferragni, The Blonde Salad

by Christina Makoyawo · May 10, 2011

    If you were ever to pass Chiara Ferragni on the street, you would be convinced that she was a model. Aside from her growing lists of projects, her blog is the main motherboard of information about her life, fashion and style choices.

    Her blog, TheBlondeSalad, has been a favorite for a couple years. Charismatic and photogenic, if you have yet to hear about her in the U.S., this Italian blogger is sure to become your favorite.

    The Bio:

    24 years old

    From Milan, Italy

    Her popularity grew from her immense Flickr following.

    Currently in law school.

    Her Story:

    She explains that her blog was named "The Blonde Salad" because this blog is gonna be a salad of myself. The ingredients will be those which have always characterized me: fashion, photography, travel and lifestyle." Which it is because Chiara fully allows her readers in on the daily happenings going on in her life. Other than her large following being due to Flickr, her daily looks on Lookbook.Nu aided in her blog's popularity. Her blog photos look more like those from a high-luxury look book at times than those from a regular blogger. Thanks to her boyfriend Richie who takes majority of the photos of her. Her style, on any given basis, will feature brands like Miu Miu, Balenciaga, YSL, Zara, Burberry, Valentino, Hermes, Missoni and McQueen. Viewing her blog, which she updates every morning, she's like a walking Net-a-Porter catologue.

    Blogging Career:

    Aside from her successful and budding blogging career, she's a full-time law student and designer. Her projects vary from blogger collaborations with MANGO, United Colors of Benetton, BlogLovin' and LuisaViaRoma to her own shoe-line, named after herself. Her F/W collection consists of ankle boots made of soft leather or suede in a wide range of colors. The bone-like heel, mottled with darker shades, and the selected materials are very chic and the ultimate European look. Not to be overlooked, she walked in the Alberta Ferretti F/W runway show in Italy.

    Why We Should Stay Tuned

    She's been featured on several print and online publications, varying from Vogue Italia, Elle Italia, Italian newspapers, NYMag.com, Glamour Italy, Germany, Poland & Mexico, MarieClaire and Vogue.com just to name a few. Her shoe-line is growing in Italy and could begin to gain a following in the States in the upcoming months with exposure from her many NY-based style features. With the growing popularity of blogging as a business, this blonde salad may soon be on the cover of a publication near you!