This week we had the pleasure to chat with twenty-seven year-old Montreal native Robyn Chalmers, the gal behind fashionista514. Having started her blog in an effort to infuse her life with a touch of creativity (during times of heavy-paperwork employment), it’s management and associations quickly allowed her to develop her passion into a full-time career. We asked her a few questions on inspiration and creativity, here is what she had to say!
Robyn is a girl like any other trying to find balance, grow compassion laced with love, and discipline herself into something spectacular.
When did you start your blog fashionista 514 ?
It’s been over four years now, so 2009.
What is your favorite creative outlet?
I love posting on my blog and drawing inspiration from the web (everything is accessible). Sitting down and drawing, broiling enormous gourmet organic meals, and snapping pictures with old school film also does it for me.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
Iron-willed individuals. I get a real rush when I hear someone defend themselves intelligently. I’ve realized as I’ve gotten older that following social “rules” very rarely get you anywhere you actually want to be.
What does living beautifully mean to you?
Living beautifully means taking care of yourself and the ones you love. It means assuming responsibility and sacrificing impulsive “fixes” in pursuit of the bigger picture. Nurturing family and real friends is sacred, and I’m a strong believer in safeguarding loyalty and innocence. A clear conscious, moral maturity, and keeping things clean also define leading a beautiful lifestyle.