Ria Michelle is a Miami girl whose style packs a punch – usually in the form of a bright, bold lip! We love her playful mix of 90s grunge and beachy bohemian, giving us a fresh breath of summer air that we sure need in the winter months. We had a chance to catch up with her a midst NYFW madness, which if you follow Ria on Instagram, you’ll know she was lucky enough to attend!
JC: How would you describe your style?
Ria: My style is adaptable. I dress for my mood but it’s usually bold, moody and playful.
Ria: This is my 4th season of NYFW. My favorite part was taking it easy actually and just enjoying New York and my bloggers who were in town. It’s a great time to connect with people you know from online and build real world relationships. My favorite show was definitely Herve Leger which was surprising for me but I absolutely want so much of what they presented.
Ria: Living in Miami has definitely influenced my style. I used to wear a lot of black and not much color being from up north and a former “goth” haha. Now I play so much with color. Of course the climate has me in crop tops and loose flowy pieces a lot so I like to play with proportions to keep that interesting.
JC: What are 3 things you never leave the house without?
Ria: My iphone, lipstick, a backup lipstick hahaha.
Ria: I love the 90s. For Halloween last year I dressed up as Dionne. I sat for 12 hours to get braids, got green contacts the works. I feel like I’ve been permanently stuck in the 90s ever since. I definitely don’t want it to go anywhere. I want bindi’s as a fashion accessory to go away. For real, for real.
JC: What are your favorite pair of JCs?
Ria: My favorite JC’s are the Potions…maybe they were my first pair…it’s been so long I can’t remember but I’m looking to buy a backup pair because mine are falling apart.
Ria: It’s been said but be authentic. Don’t start a blog to be famous, get free stuff etc. People will see through you.
Thanks to Ria for taking the time to talk with us, and for more updates, follow her on Twitter!