Posted by: Verónica Maya
We recently got to catch with Barcelona based fashion blogger Elizabeth, whose love for fashion and keen sense of style is clearly captured in each and everyone of her posts. A blog full of fashion & beauty tips, trends and Barcelona’s most romantic venues. We are addicted. Please meet Elisabeth, the wonderful blogger from BarnaChic!
A: Tell us a bit about why you created BarnaChic?
BC: BarnaChic was born after good friends of mine insisted I start a project of my own. As a child I loved the whole world of fashion – catwalks and designers – along with my daily ritual of flipping through magazines and documenting this world of fashion and trends. October 2012 I decided to start this adventure. Zero regrets. And I encourage all those who have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to turn your hobby into something more to go for it!
A: And Barcelona?
BC: I chose to write about Barcelona to address a specific target and focus on a specific topic. Besides being my hometown, Barcelona is such a cosmopolitan capital full of glam and touches upon so many artistic industries, including fashion.
A: How would you describe the style of your blog? Where do you pull inspiration?
BC: BarnaChic follows a very clear and simple style featuring the current trends, beauty tips, charming shops and the countless charismatic venues including bars, restaurants, terraces and hotels that Barcelona has to offer. In short, I aim to provide a digital window to all those who want to know more about fashion and trends of the Catalan capital.
It’s a blog inspired by everyday life and in what makes this city come to life, its street style. In combination with my personal style and my passion for writing I pamper each post with continuous enthusiasm in the hopes of growing as a fashion blogger.
A: Agorique is a major independent fashion fan, so we want to know: Which is BarnaChic’s emerging designer to follow?
BC: At 080 Barcelona I found that there were certainly some interesting and distinguishable collections, however and unfortunately, many Barcelona emerging designers aren’t necessarily featured in these high profiled events and really their collections are beautiful.
I couldn’t pin point one designer in particular, there are a number of them that I think are fantastic and are one’s to watch!
A: You cover a ton of events, what’s the quintessential fashion event for anyone interested in this world?
BC: One of the cornerstones of the fashion blogging world and as editor is discovering new brands, meeting influencers and going deeper into the sector than your average every day exposure. In the case of BarnaChic, 080 Barcelona fashion shows and trade events at The Brandery are critical to understand and visualize the fashion landscape in Barcelona.
A: Let’s talk about what you’re wearing this summer, what trends are you highlighting?
BC: Denim, bright colors and pastels. But each season has its own essence with its different concepts and I think the best part about that is the mixing and matching between seasons for countless day-to-day looks. Welcome diversity into our closets!
A: How would you describe your own style?
BC: My own style … hard to say. I’m guided depending on the occasion, but comfort and elegance is my main priority. I try to combine must-have pieces of the season with wardrobe basics like jeans and white t-shirt.
A: You never leave the house without ….
BC: I never leave home without my Bimba & Lola makeup case! You never know where you’re going to end the day, and a touch of color can provide a completely different look.
A: Let’s talk about past and future, what were your best projects and what new surprises are in store BarnaChic readers?
BC: To continue growing I definitely need patience, effort and enthusiasm which I think are the basic tools to conquer the present and the future of BarnaChic. It’s also important to be optimistic and have a very open mind and share the wealth of knowledge! We live in the era of networking!
Also I’m currently working on highlighting more designers. They struggle every day to gain a foothold in an industry that is always growing.