Since I moved to New York from Miami this past winter, it’s been hard to keep up with the Florida lifestyle! Luckily, I found Love DaDa, a fashion blog by Floridian fashionista Heather Hogrefe! Her looks are super chic and fun and totally represent the Miami vibe that I miss SO much! Heather is always traveling but luckily I got a hold of her for a quick blogger feature on Lady Code 🙂
Occupation: registered nurse (part-time model and blogger)
Fragrance: Lancôme La Vie Est Belle
Food: Chicken Parmesan
Book: 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Movie: Moulin Rouge
Tell us about your career: I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UCF. I thereafter worked in PCU for 2 years before working as a travel nurse for 2 years. I have pursued a few modeling opportunities the past 2 years as well, which has only allowed me to do nursing part-time (I have a very flexible schedule thanks to working for a nursing agency).
Describe Love Dada: Love Dada is a fashion blog (soon to include beauty and lifestyle as well), that is dedicated to inspiring women to achieve a style they can be confident in through showcasing some of the latest trends; brand reviews; and style guides.
What inspired you to create your blog? I have always had a love and for fashion and writing, and wanted to create a blog that was sexy and stylish, but also very classy. I feel like a sexy edge has been left out of many fashion and style blogs, something we all want to exemplify from time to time. I also want to gear my blog toward everyone, regardless of size or background (something I plan to achieve more of in the near future!)
Where do you find your fashion inspiration from? I find my fashion inspiration in many places! I look to everywhere from online sources (other bloggers, Instagram, etc.), to the fashion magazines and celebrity style. I also get inspired from the culture of places I travel to.
Which beauty product are you currently obsessing over? Like many others, I am definitely obsessing over the matte liquid lipsticks right now (the one by Anastasia Beverly Hills is one of my favorites!)
What is your go-to beauty look (smokey eye, red lip, etc)? My current go-to beauty look is a brown smoky eye, contoured look, with a nude lip.
What projects do you have going on at the moment? I have some exciting up and coming collaborations with some awesome brands coming up. My collaborations are going to include a couple of great beauty brands too (something I’ve been wanting to include in my blog)
What is one beauty product you can’t live without? I can’t live without my mascara! I love trying every new mascara that comes out (or so it seems), and am obsessed with long, glammy eyelashes!
We know you’re a super busy girl! How do you stay so glam while you travel? I keep my makeup products organized in separate makeup bag “categories”, like “natural look makeup”, “night looks”, “favorites”. I also keep a ready supply of those little plastic travel containers, so that I can always bring some of my favorite products.
What is the best advice you ever received: Don’t ever quit, just think about how much you want to prove those that doubt you wrong (advice from my mom)
Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now? I’d like to grow my blog a considerable amount, to where I can manage it full time. I would love to have my own “blogger line” within a reputable brand as well.
Who is your role model and why? Jessica Alba. I think it’s very admirable and inspirational how she’s managed to go from “sex symbol” to serious Hollywood actress and business woman over the year, and still look fabulous doing it.
Anything else you would like to share with Lady Code and its readers? I have some awesome upcoming giveaways so please be sure to visit my blog, and check back for updates on the latest give-away
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