Conversations with Fashionista Chris Han
With its third season in Los Angeles, LA fashion week launched its influencer program which included prominent men and women from the Los Angeles community. Chris Han, a local style blogger is here to tell you about her blog, personal style, and other tips and tricks to being a blogger and influencer.
Tell us about your style blog?
My blog (www.chrishanxoxo.com) shares wardrobe tips and beauty guide with international audience. My goal is to help women to discover their own personal styles and feel their beauty inside and out. Attending fashion weeks, I am bringing the latest trend from runway to street to make it wearable and versatile looks and make audience look great everyday. This style blog also shares my fashion week experience with like-minded people – highly educated, urban dwelling, social media-inspired women.
Who is your biggest inspiration when it comes to your personal style?
My mother. From an apparel manufacturer to a designer, she is always the fashion icon, who influenced me since I was little. Her early style was toward romantic Parisian and later she fell in love with classic silhouettes. I was very conservative about what I wore. My mother encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone to go bold and to try something new.
Boho-chic is my favorite. Boho chic is an unconventional fashion between bohemian and urban chicness. Opening my wardrobe, I have lots of floral dresses, oversized shirts, ripped jeans and rompers. I just can’t have enough of these.
What rules do you break when it comes to style and fashion?
I don’t believe in “less is more”. For street style, “more is more” if all the items I wear coordinate with each other well. Layered pieces with lavish amount of accessories are more wearable and fashionable. Mix-and-match with lace, velvet and suede is always a fun thing to do.
Where do you shop in LA?
Shopping is almost my job. For shopping fashion items, there is nothing I don’t like about LA. Most fast fashion and designer brands have stores within a few miles from West Hollywood. Melrose Ave. and Robertson Blvd. are my all-time favorite. A lot of my favorite boutiques are now available online. I recently bought a lot from Revolve and Gilt.
Favorite place to travel?
Italy. I can’t help loving the romantic Florence, magnificent Rome, stylish Milan and mysterious Venice. I travelled to these amazing cities a few years ago and it will be my honeymoon destination next year.
Any upcoming projects we should keep an eye out for?
Coming from Shanghai Fashion Week, I notice that independent designers from China and other Asian countries are very interested in the US market. A lot are looking at LAFW like Ms. Cindy Zhang from this season. LAFW will be a perfect place for these Asian designers to debut in the US.
What advice do you have for upcoming bloggers?
Every single blogger is unique. Don’t try to be someone else. Such uniqueness would attract different audience so basically there is no rule. Looking for your own style is the first thing to do and then play with it to the fullest. For example, I personally like to wear one-piece dresses and jumpers, particularly boho-chic and Parisian styles. People who like such style would follow me on my social media channels. I am trying to bring value to the audience with strong relevance and consistency of style.