Shoppalu Style with Niki Blasina

Personal Style Blogs are a dime a dozen these days, but what makes a great Style Blogger? We caught up with one of our favorite Style Bloggers, Niki Blasina of A Haute Mess to learn more about her, her blog and how it all began.

Niki currently resides in Vancouver, Canada, where she started her blog at the end of 2009. She formerly worked in PR, but is now blogging fulltime, as well as contributing a weekly column for MTV FORA. While some bloggers take themselves quite seriously, Niki takes a different approach at fashion. “Fashion is supposed to be fun,” she says. “I started by just being myself and then the blog developed from there.

On her personal style, Niki says it’s “Fun. Lots of color, print and comfortable; I don’t wear things I’m not comfortable in, excluding footwear. My style is shameless.

We asked Niki for some of her “favorites” and here’s what she said:

Favorite designers?
Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Thakoon, Mary Katrantzou and Elizabeth & James.

Favorite colors?
Tangerine Tango, Aubergine, Cobalt, Coral and Neon. Just kidding with the pretentious color names, but I really do like those colors.

Favorite stores?
Shopbop, Net-a-Porter. I basically shop online only. Oh and ASOS, Topshop and Zara – I like my fast fashion. I’m not above it!

As a fun test of her style expertise, we teamed up with Shoppalu and sent Niki their Printed Fishtail skirt. The challenge: show you, our readers how to style the skirt 3 different ways.

I tried to make looks for different occasions, like blazer and mini for evening, versus the other two looks, which are more daytime,” she says. Looking pretty haute, if you ask us!

Check out Niki’s looks (and humor) below and be sure to shop the skirt and more on shoppalu.com!

Photo Credit: Ted Brookes

  • amy

    love her!