Iâ€™m excited to introduce to you this fantastically chic person, Taghrid, because not only is she one of Chictopiaâ€™s style icons but an established blogger in the greater fashion community. Sheâ€™s very cool and her style is definitely worth emulating. Check out her blog for future inspiration!
We’d like to start off knowing a little bit about you. Can you tell us your name, age, hometown, etcâ€¦
Taghrid Chaaban, 21, Los Angeles
Why and when did you start blogging?
I began blogging in April 08 after lurking for many many months on some of my favorite blogs. I was always looking for places to get inspiration and eventually I decided to start contributing.
What are you favorite and least favorite things about blogging?
My favorite thing about blogging is the people. I am so happy that I have been able to make friends with the sweetest and best dressed girls all over the world (literally). I also really enjoy doing it. My least favorite thing about it is definitely my shrinking bank account.
What is your fashion inspiration?
Anything can be an inspiration to me, whether it’s a person, magazine, or even a shoe!
*Who would you consider your personal style icons? *
Jane Birkin, Mary Kate Olsen, and Blondie are among many of my personal style icons.
How would you describe your style?
Girlie with sprinkles of fetish-y accessories.
If you could only get your wardrobe from one store, what would it be?
Nordstrom, my favorite!
Apart from fashion what are your other interests?
I am a giant art junkie. I literally drag any friend who is free to random art shows, to wander around and just drool. One of my indicators of success in life is to have a giant collection of beautiful paintings and photos, so whenever I have nothing to do I find new artists to obsess about. I can sit and read poems all day, and I really enjoy watching bad reality TV. Also, I secretly really enjoy school, and I am currently working on getting some law school to accept me for 2010. Cross your fingers for me!
What advice do you have for people wanting to start their own blog?
Don’t worry about anyone else’s opinions, or what anyone else is doing, and try to network with others as much as possible. There’s really a lot to gain in the blogosphere not just in terms of popularity but true friendships and a chance to really learn a lot about yourself.
What do you consider the biggest fashion faux pas?
Uggs, ed hardy, and victoria’s secret “pink” sweatpants outside the house. Horrifying.
If you could have any career, fashion or non-fashion related, what would it be?
I really want to practice law. But I’ve always dreamed of working at Bergdorf’s or Saks as a top dog buyer/merchandiser. And, someday I want to own/run a hotel. I’m really not good at answering these questions, all my answers are 5 billion parts!