“You know, you’re going to have a big problem if you ever decide to go brunette, right?” we haphazardly joked to Chiara Ferragni (a.k.a. The Blonde Salad). While many are familiar with Ferragni’s daily doings—she updates her blog constantly and Instagrams every step she takes—we were fortunate to steal her away for a few hours to play dress up...oh, and get to know the girl. Did you know she’s got five tattoos? “Each of them has a special meaning: one of them is a poem to a friend of mine, one is for my two sisters, one is for my boyfriend...” Her favorite? “A sentence written on the back of my arm, from my favorite song, "Best of You" by Foo Fighters.” Didn’t see that one coming—you?
And while we’re all quite familiar with her cutesy-named blog (it’s up there with Cupcakes and Cashmere), this girl on the not-so-dark-side is also currently studying for her international law degree—so don’t you dare mistake her for a…we’re not even going to say it. We learned a little about some of her collaborations with the likes of Burberry (wait ‘til you see the gems we found in her suitcase!), Louis Vuitton and Dior. And it’s safe to say there is definitely brains behind the beauty.
Ferragni welcomed us into her room at The Standard Hotel during the chaos of Fashion Week and changed from one sartortial showstopper to the next: an MSGM dress, a bubblegum pink Moschino Cheap & Chic frock to even kicking cool and casual in a simple American Apparel tank top…with an Herve Leger cap to top it all off, of course.