Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 8 years, the name Chiara Ferragni might sound familiar. The Italian blogger first made a name for herself with her blog “The Blonde Salad” in 2009. Things have escalated quickly for this fashionista ever since, she’s been in the cover of the most luxurious and important magazines and has made very smart decisions that not only gave her a fortune and 9.2 million followers on Instagram, but also worldwide recognition as a designer and business woman.
Chiara has proven to be a complete Girl Boss, so it only seems appropriate to celebrate her success and kick-ass-ness just after her 30th birthday (and engagement announcement).
Don’t be afraid to make a fool of yourself
Don’t you assume she would leave her personality behind jut because she’s living on the fast lane. Even though Chiara shares her life with millions of people every day, she’s not afraid to giggle or jump around, even if she’s wearing a custom-made Valentino.
Make smart decisions
Do you imagine yourself sharing a business with your ex-boyfriend? Well, this girl does. Her now ex-boo started “The Blonde Salad” with Chiara when they where just high school sweethearts. They might not love each other anymore, but business is business. Pretty smart decision for a multi-million dollar company.
Before you earn money, you have to spend it
Part of being a kick-as gal is knowing how to spend your money. In the Harvard Business School case study about The Blonde Salad, Chiara mentions that she had to pay to actually be able to attend fashion shows, fast forward and she gets paid to attend all kinds of events. Spend your money wisely kids 😉
Get shit done
One day in Milan, New York the next, Paris after that. That’s the life of a very busy and successful girl, and even though we only see the pretty fashion week pictures on Instagram, this girl attends many meetings monthly to keep up with her brand (which is actually herself), her shoe line and lifestyle website. You know, #TheBlondeSaladNeverStops
Embrace your body
“She’s skinny, of course she loos good in everything”, well yes you’re right, her body was pretty much made for haute couture garments, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t insecure, in fact, she might probably be more insecure than all of us. Millions of followers see her pictures every day and not all of them leave nice comments, and that brings us to the next point…
Take care of your body
I don’t know what her life is really like, but from what she puts out there for the world to see, I can tell that clean eating is part of her lifestyle. Happy body, happy mind.
Don’t assume things, research instead
This could be applied to a billion subjects, and the takeaway is always the same. Regarding Chiara, most people think she’s just a “lucky rich girl from Italy”, what you don’t know is that she graduated from business school and has been deeply thinking her every move ever since. She did get lucky, but her success is definitely not a coincidence.
Are you ready to be a Girl Boss?