Fashionchalet – a Fearless Fashionista to the blogging world

This fearless fashionista, I’d  like to introduce to everyone in South Africa lives in Miami.  She not only has her own, well known fashion blog, but a certain style that earns her many followers from all over the world.

If you know anything about the fashion-blogging world,  then you will surely know all about the super stylish and super sweet Fashionchalet (aka- Erika Marie). Thanks to the Chictopia community, I’ve had the privialge of meeting and getting to know Erika so I had to ask her a few questions and uncover what makes her a fearless fashionista.


1.What made you want to start a fashion blog?
I always enjoyed taking photos of what I was wearing but wanted a place to share them with others, and to receive feedback on them. Blogging was the perfect place for that, and I have made many new friends along the way, a true bonus!!

2.How would you describe your style?
I am all over the place, to be honest. I have not been able to pigeon-hole myself into one look, but why do that when there are so many options out there? I may want to be feminine and classic one day; then grungy the next. I can be a little tomboy at times (that’s when the “skater” and “surfer” girl part of me comes out best; in jeans and casual sneakers) but I do love a great fitted dress and sexy heels with a cool clutch, too.

3 .Whose style do you admire ?
Always in a constant rotation, but lately I’ve been finding myself gravitating towards Alexa Chung, Nicky Hilton, Mischa Barton and Alexis Bledel.

4. Name your 5 all time favourite fashion items?

  1. Skinny jeans
  2. Platform sandals
  3. Wedges
  4. Oversize clutches and
  5. Casual cardigans.

5 What is the best thing you have learnt from having a fashion blog?
That experimenting is the best way to find what works for you, and you get to have a lot of fun along the way. Making new friends, and sharing those same interests with each other!

6.Who takes your amazing pictures and do people recognize you in public?
I had/have a photographer who helps me out on occasion, or else I rely on family, friends or simply; myself and a tripod/timer combo. ;).  I got stopped at Starbucks by fans twice and at a CVS once. Sometimes I notice girls look my way and do a double-take, I can’t help but to wonder if they’ve seen my blog? I get all shy though… lol 🙂

Erika  Marie  not only has her own personal fashion blog but you can also  find her on Chictopia, Lookbook, Tumblr and Twitter.  As you can see by the pictures and her blog , this girl has an amazing sense of style which definately makes her one of The Fearless Fashionistas !


StyleScoop’s former Fearless Fashionista, Jasna Zellerhoff has an obsession with coffee, sushi, wine farms, fashion magazines, cosmos, collecting accessories and decorating. Check out her blog or view her archive on StyleScoop for more.

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  1. August 25, 2009 / 5:42 am

    I love her blog! 🙂

  2. August 26, 2009 / 3:50 am

    Thank you, Jasna! So lovely!! =)


  3. August 26, 2009 / 11:01 pm

    Great interview, dear! And such a great pick! She’s got a great style! 🙂

  4. August 27, 2009 / 5:53 pm

    Great feature/interview babe, everything looks amazing… of course! And Erika is such a doll, I just love her. xxx

  5. August 27, 2009 / 11:42 pm

    awesome job girl…. i enjoyed reading it and great picks of photos…. loveeeeee!!! xoox