2018/02/10

OH PARIS, PARIS - GIRLS TALK WITH CHLOE MASON


As I told you in my previous post already, I got to ask Chloe from Divina Fashion some questions while getting a much-needed coffee on a rainy day in Paris. We decided that we would make sort of an interview feature out of our collaboration, so if you're interested in reading what kind of questions she asked me and what I answered, make sure to head over to her blog.

How did you get into blogging?


I was inspired by one of the "year abroad" blogs I was reading in my second year of university and wanted to create one for my year abroad. Since I’m interested in fashion, I wanted to bring that element into my blog, too.

What is your best advice for newcomer bloggers?

It’s a lot of work! You have to be consistent and disciplined to stand out from the crowd because the blogging world is quite saturated. It was hard starting out because I had to think about what content I wanted to create, what kind of brand I wanted to be and most importantly, how I could be myself nonetheless.

Who’s your favourite blogger?

Hmmm, I have so many! I would say Ensemble of Elan for Fashion, and I'm Just A Girl for Lifestyle and Blogging.


If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I’d probably live in Paris to be fair, or New York. It’s the ultimate dream. 

What do you like most about Paris?

I love the food! I’m a huge foodie. All the ingredients here are so fresh and there’s barely anything that’s processed. Fast food isn’t even that popular, I think. I love the fact that you can get luxury gourmet food at an affordable price here. French people are so relaxed and they know how to indulge in the little things in life. Like having a glass of wine by the Seine, a picnic at Champs de Mars in front of the Eiffel Tower and indulging in some charcuterie - the Parisians definitely know how to simply enjoy life! 

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? 

In 10 years I see myself as a founder of a brand that would help women feel beautiful, confident and empowered - whatever that may be, or even if it was to create my own consulting company, then that’s a real dream of mine. I also want to start a family at some point and settle down with someone.


What does your go-to-makeup consist of? What is your favourite product?

I definitely use a lot of products from L’OrĂ©al. They never let me down, and you can still feel like you’re using high-end makeup. I use their eyeliner and eyebrow pencil which is always a must when I’m going outside the door since I never leave my house without my eyebrows done. Also, their Infallible setting powder is honestly INFALLIBLE. Lastly, I would say the Maybelline Eye-Roll Illuminator Concealer has to be one of my favourites for sure!

What is your favourite brand? 

My favourite brand would probably be Balmain. I think Olivier Rousteing is doing such a fantastic job at managing the brand, and I feel that the women that wear Balmain clothes in his campaigns are always shown as powerful and sexy.
I also love Dior: the style is so subtle, yet so classic. The Christian Dior Museum that I went to was absolutely breathtaking. I’ve never seen anything like that in my life. It makes you realise that there’s so much beauty in simplicity.


What’s the difference between style and fashion?

Fashion for me is what’s in or trendy. It’s what everyone "should" be wearing; it's sort of like the social code for our time. For example, a lot of the fashion that we’re seeing now is based on the 1990s. All of the 90s items are making a huge comeback - just look at the tiny vintage sunglasses. 
Style, however, is a personal matter. Style is about the individual and its attitude. It’s enhancing your personality and showing to the world who you truly are. It’s about choosing what to wear based on how you’re feeling and how the clothes make you feel.

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