25 May 2012

Blogger Style | Ria

Name: Ria Michelle

Location: Miami

If your style had a slogan what would it be? 
I do what I want.

What made you decide to start a blog? When I was a kid, the internet was new and exciting and I wanted to have an outlet to be creative and independent. I was gifted my own domain from my first host back in the days of personal blogging and I learned web design, enough to be a professional web designer for a little bit.

Who or what inspires your style?
I'm inspired by my friends, moods, music, my life and things I come into contact with. I buy for my web store Filthy Magic, so my style is pretty random so I take inspiration from everywhere. It's something that is hard to pin down for me. I always find it difficult to answer questions like that. Especially, the "who" is your style icon question.

What is your most coveted piece in your wardrobe? My Alexander Wang booties, I mean they're impossible to walk in for longer than an hour but they're beautiful and I got them for $75.

Were you stylish in high school? I guess that's debatable...I was goth in high school. I'd say I was stylish just to an edgier degree but if you ask my mom she'd say I looked horrible. Haha.

What spring/summer trends are your craving for? The typical stuff, lots of neon, orange and floral. I've been wearing a lot of orange lately, it all started with this great pair of MIA wedges I received.

Trend setter or trend breaker? Somewhere in between I guess. I'm not actively trying to follow trends aside from my wanting neon's but sometimes it just works out that way like with the orange. I dress in what I like and what looks good on me. I'm not gonna go crazy for something or feel like I need to participate in everything just because someone dictates that it's cool. I like to do my own thing.

What are some of your favorite fashion websites, magazines, or books? I love Fashion Gone Rogue for looking at editorials and stuff. Oracle Fox is one of my favorite blogs. Amanda commented on my blog recently and I was pretty happy about that since I frequent hers a lot. I get a lot of magazines in the mail, I'm kind of a mag hoarder. At the moment, I love Teen Vogue, V, Lula, RUSSH, Marie Claire. I have an entire bookshelf for magazines and it's full. So I started stacking them on my side desk in my office as well haha. I don't have time to read much these days. I'm currently reading I Am A Cat, the Walking Dead Comics at a ridiculously slow pace. I started Hunger Games and didn't make it past the first two pages yet so I'm still reading that as well oops.

Where would you like to see your blog go in the future? In the future, I'd love to work with more brands. I love collaborating with brands I love and wear it's just the coolest feeling to share a mutual connection with something you feel connected to. I do styling now but I'd like to do more styling as well.

Doesn't Ria reminds you of Zoe Kravitz or is it just me? 

You can see more of Ria on riamichelle.com!   


  1. She does give me a Zoe Kravitz vibe.

    Nice interview.


  2. Thanks so much for the interview! I really appreciate it. Such a compliment to be compared to Zoe Kravitz. :)

  3. She's so fierce yet so adorable! 

    Enjoyed the interview!

    Cheers xx

  4. Thanks esha! Haven't had a convo in a while, we need to play catch up. 

  5. Your so welcome! It was my pleasure. 


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