Ria Michelle, Worldly Fashionista

Ria Michelle is blogging from the Maldives: "We've been spending our time on a 24-hour champagne diet, spa days, and pool and beach-side hangs."

Wearing blue butterfly shades, a black swimsuit, and loose printed pants courtesy of the clothing brand Pitusa, she's pictured on the dock of her over-water villa.

In a few days, she'll leave for Dubai, where she'll celebrate her 27th birthday. Eventually, she'll return to Miami — but only for a brief time. "I've been spending a lot of the year in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, and London," she explains.


Ria Michelle

It's pretty good to be Ria Michelle. The attractive fashion blogger — who favors bold lipstick and styles her long black hair in soft waves — was born in Trinidad and Tobago. She came to the United States when she was 7 years old and started her first blog, a personal diary, as a teenager. Her website evolved into a modeling portfolio and, ultimately, a fashion blog.

Today, she writes photo-heavy posts; uploads videos to YouTube; styles for print, special events, and film; shares her Instagram photos with thousands of followers; and offers image consultations to those who want to reinvent their wardrobe. She also has an online web boutique where she sells clothing that's emblematic of her own fashion: leopard wedges, skull bracelets, and blue velvet dresses.

Her main business is the blog, which features pictures of her modeling clothes sent to her by boutiques and designers. But Ria Michelle has greater ambitions. "I'd love to be traveling more and have a few employees for my online boutique so I can find more time to style," she says.

Thanks to: Fox House Boutique

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