Meet Chantal, the lovely creator of the blog Cocorosa. Now a New Yorker, she moved to the Big Apple by way of the Netherlands. This Dutch damsel is effortlessly chic, pairing light, feminine neutrals with body-con lace dresses and black leather. She looks as at home photographed in a wooded glen as she does on a busy street, and it’s her versatility that makes her style so inspiring. When you read her interview, you’ll be surprised to find out her non-fashion related aspirations (think saving Bambi!). Catch a glimpse of her perfect namesake dress and Chantal’s oh-so-Cocorosa ModCloth picks.
Are you from NY originally? How do you think location influences your style?
I’m originally from a small European city and moved to New York for my first job right after college. In New York, you can really find anything and look grunge or shabby chic one day, and go totally glam on 5-inch heels the next day. I think my style always adapts to where I am and how I feel.
When you’re not blogging, what are your other hobbies? Do you have a day job, or do you blog full-time?
Right now, I’m freelancing as a trend forecaster and blogging full time, but I would love to find a full-time job where I can travel a lot and work more towards styling, art direction, and photo shoots. I love photography, traveling (I really want to see the whole world), watching movies, and you can always find me sketching or drawing.
What style blogs do you follow?
I love The Cherry Blossom Girl, Pandora, Le Blog de Sushi, and the Stylorectic to name a few.
Who are your style icons? What else inspires your sense of style?
I love Kate Moss, Twiggy, and my mother’s style from before I was born. I can really look for hours at her old photos, it’s very ’70s bohemian and she looked a bit like Jane Birkin. I always find inspiration in movies and art, too.
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Getting my cat to sort of listen to me!
If you had to wear one favorite outfit for a week, what would it be?
Something very comfortable and flowy, layered knits or jersey and probably grey or pastel.
What would your dream date be like?
Hmmm, something very simple and outdoors, a picnic in the park or at a lake, a bottle of wine on a quiet beach looking to the stars.
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be and what would you eat?
Pythagoras, mostly, because of his “teachings/speech” in “The Metamorphoses” by Ovid and his contributions to philosophy, and I guess it would be a Greek salad.
Do you have any secret dreams for the future?
Haha, my biggest dream has always been to be a park ranger. I always secretly dream of becoming an animal vet and doing volunteer work.
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