The Interrogator with The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni

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In 2009, LA-based Chiara Ferragni launched her now infamous blog, The Blonde Salad. Just ahead of the trend, the site quickly became one of the most successful, and its casual but well styled images would soon send Ferrangi all over the world, traveling the fashion circuit and posing on international covers for Grazia, In Style, and more. Mixing sneakers with Celine, she has perfected the art the high/low, crafting outfits that are both immediately aspirational and accessible. In the midst of New York Fashion Week, we sat down to chat with one of the internet’s most fashionable young women about drinking tea with Cleopatra, the importance of being yourself, and why every day should have an extra six hours attached to it. Herewith, the Interrogator.

Place of residence:

Los Angeles, California

Current occupation:

Trying to get the best from the opportunities life constantly gives me, living a dream as model, web influencer, and creative director of my own shoe line.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I just want to be serene, and I would love that people close to me would be happy. I like big families, too. And dogs.

Quote to live by:

“Love fiercely (and don’t forget to stop along the way to take photos).”

First job you ever had:

I started as a simple girl posting my pictures on the web while I was studying at the university and then… magic happened!

Least favorite part of your day:

Going to bed. I wish that a day could have 30 hours at least!

Windows down, the song you’re playing is:

“Magic Man” by HEART

Three guilty pleasures:

Liquorice, shoes, and Italy.

If you had to watch one movie on repeat for eternity, what would it be?

Forrest Gump

You have a million dollars to spend on art, you buy…

A Matisse, for sure!

You have a night on the town with your favorite style icon. Who is it and where do you go?

I have a lots of favorite style icons. I would love to have a mint tea with Cleopatra.

The perfect New York City day means a stop at _______ for lunch and _______ for a drink:

Oh my, oh my. Sushi Samba on 5th Avenue is always great and I like to drink in the hotel I normally stay at with my colleagues and friends. I feel so cozy.

Style ethos:

Being yourself.

Plane, train, or automobile for a road trip?

Car all the time.

What IS your favorite road trip?

USA coast-to-coast! I loved it. I would love to do it again.

Personal travel ethos:

Less is more.

Drink of choice:

Moscow Mule or a glass of Pinot Grigio.

Beach house or tree house:

Tree house!

Where was the best meal you ever had and what was it?

My mom’s spaghetti! The best ever.

What is the best news you ever received?

I receive great news daily and I am very thankful and grateful for that.

Who or what is largely overrated? Explain.

Stupidity and ignorance. Racism. C’mon guys, we are in 2015.

Briefly describe the best concert you have ever gone to.

Lana del Rey, Hollywood. I really appreciate her art.

Where do you go for inspiration, peace of mind?

This is why I moved there.

Photo via The Blonde Salad.

Jenny Bahn

Jenny Bahn

Jenny Bahn is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, specializing in music, fashion, the arts, and culture, both high and low. Her work has been featured in Cereal, Lenny Letter, and more.