Chiara Ferragni

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Chiara Ferragni
Chiara Ferragni - Giorgio Armani Show - Milan Fashion Week - 23 Sept. 2013.jpg
Ferragni at the 2013 Milan Fashion Week
Born (1987-05-07) 7 May 1987 (age 31)
Cremona, Italy
Partner(s) Fedez
Children 1
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Agency TBS Crew
Website www.theblondesalad.com

Chiara Ferragni (Italian pronunciation: [ˈkjaːra ferˈraɲɲi]; born 7 May 1987) is an Italian fashion businessperson. She is an influencer who has collaborated with fashion and beauty brands such as Tod's and Pantene[1][2] via her blog The Blonde Salad.[3] In September 2017, Ferragni was ranked first in the Forbes list of the most powerful fashion influencers.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

Chiara Ferragni was born on 7 May 1987 in Cremona to Marco Ferragni, a Lombard dentist,[5] and Marina Di Guardo, a writer born in North Italy of Sicilian origin.[6]

Career[edit]

Ferragni started her fashion blog in October 2009.[7] In March 2011, New York introduced her as "One of the biggest breakout street-style stars of the year".[8] In December 2011, Ferragni was profiled as the Blogger Of The Moment in Teen Vogue, while still a law student at Bocconi University .[9] She has not obtained her University degree.[10] By that time Ferragni's blog had reached more than one million unique visitors and 12 million views per month.[7] By 2013, Ferragni had won various blogger of the year recognitions.[7] In December 2013, she published an Italian language eBook, under The Blonde Salad.[11]

Ferragni modelled for Guess in a November 2013 shoot that was subsequently marketed as an ad campaign.[12] In December 2013 she collaborated with Steve Madden to design a 9-shoe collection for Spring 2014.[13]

Her television credits include the Italian TRL Awards as a presenter, and a guest appearance on the Italian variety show Chiambretti Night.[7] Ferragni walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in conjunction with the premiere of We Have a Pope (then titled Habemus Papam).[7] She also appeared on Project Runway as a guest judge during season 13 in August 2014.[14]

Her business ventures grossed about $8 million (mostly from her Chiara Ferragni Collection footwear) in 2014.[15] In January 2015, Ferragni's blog and shoe line, Chiara Ferragni Collection, became a case study at Harvard Business School.[16] In March, Ferragni was selected for the cover of the April 2015 Vogue España, making her the first fashion blogger to appear on any Vogue cover.[17] Since then she has appeared on over 50 fashion magazines covers. Pantene in January 2016 announced Ferragni as its new global ambassador.[18] Mattel Inc. created in September 2016 a Barbie version of Chiara Ferragni, one wearing a white T-shirt, black leather jacket, jeans and Chiara Ferragni Collection shoes and the other wearing a Chanel total look.[19]

As of 31 July 2017, Ferragni had 10 million followers on Instagram. Because of her broad following, she was able to earn about $12,000 for a sponsored post to Instagram.[20]

In 2017, Ferragni was chosen to design costumes for the 4th edition of intimissimi on ice.[21][22] On 26 July 2017, Ferragni opened her first Chiara Ferragni Collection store in Milan.[23] In May 2018, Footwear News named Ferragni one of "the most influential moms in the fashion industry.[24]

Awards and honors[edit]

On 7 September 2014, she won a Bloglovin' Award for the third consecutive year for her blog.[25] Her blog was named the Best Personal Style blog.[26]

Since 2013 she has been listed in Business of Fashion 500 most influential fashion people.[27] In 2015, Ferragni won the Bloglovin' Award Blogger of the Year.[28] In 2015 Ferragni was listed in the Forbes 30 Under 30.[29]

Personal life[edit]

Chiara got engaged to Italian rapper and producer Federico Lucia, known as Fedez, on May 6, 2017, during his concert in Verona, Italy; the concert and proposal were broadcast live on the Italian radio and TV channel RTL 102.5.[30][31] She and Fedez have one son together, Leone (born March 19, 2018).[32] They live in Los Angeles, California.[33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Blonde Salad's Chiara Ferragni is Pantene's new Global Ambassador". 
  2. ^ "CHIARA FERRAGNI REDESIGNS TWO ICONIC ACCESSORIES FOR A LUXURY ITALIAN LABEL". 
  3. ^ Vince, Jessica (2013-12-10). "From Blogger To Model: The Blonde Salad Lands Guess' Christmas Campaign". Grazia. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  4. ^ "Forbes Top Influencers: Instagram 'It' Girl Chiara Ferragni On Building A Fashion Empire".  2017/09/26
  5. ^ Fiamma Sanò (1 February 2015). "Così è nato il fenomeno Ferragni". Grazia. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  6. ^ "Best Selling Author Marina Di Guardo Talks To Durtti About Her Latest Book And Who Is The Boss In Her Kitchen". Durtti. March 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-09. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Steve Madden Partners with Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad to Create Limited Edition Collection for Spring 2014". PR Newswire. 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  8. ^ Cowles, Charlotte (2011-03-25). "Slideshow: The Week in Street Style". New York. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  9. ^ Frankfort, Lauren (December 2011). "Blogger Of The Moment: The Blonde Salad". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  10. ^ "10 domande a chiara ferragni, influencer e global ambassador pantene". Gioia!. 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2017-11-26. 
  11. ^ "The Blonde Salad". Amazon.com. 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  12. ^ Ferragni, Chiara (2013-12-04). "Guess holiday campaign: behind the scenes". The Blonde Salad. Retrieved 2013-12-12. 
  13. ^ "STYLE CRUSH". Retrieved 2017-10-12. 
  14. ^ Lubitz, Rachel (2014-08-27). "TV highlights: 'Project Runway' hosts an unconventional wedding dress challenge". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  15. ^ Strugatz, Rachel (2014-09-09). "The Blonde Salad's Chiara Ferragni Talks Fifth Anniversary and Footwear Launch". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  16. ^ Keinan, Anat, Kristina Maslauskaite, Sandrine Crener, and Vincent Dessain, "The Blonde Salad.", "Harvard Business School Case 515-074", January 2015
  17. ^ Horniacek, Julia (2015-03-17). "Chiara Ferragni Is The First Blogger to Cover 'Vogue,' Gigi Hadid Takes Miami". Fashionista.com. Retrieved 2015-03-18. 
  18. ^ Fashion Canada (2016-01-26). "@FashionCanada status update". Twitter. Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  19. ^ Maxine Eggenberger. "FROM BLOGGER TO BARBIE: THE WORLD'S FIRST FASHION BLOGGER BARBIE". www.look.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-09. 
  20. ^ "The highest-paid Instagram influencers, including one star who gets £14,000 per post". The Daily Telegraph. July 19, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2018. 
  21. ^ FashionNetwork.com. "Chiara Ferragni to design costumes for Intimissimi on Ice show". FashionNetwork.com. Retrieved 2017-09-28. 
  22. ^ Sortino, Massimiliano (June 15, 2017). "Chiara Ferragni creative designer Intimissimi on Ice 2017". Vogue.it. Retrieved September 28, 2017. 
  23. ^ FashionNetwork.com. "Italian fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni opens first store in Milan". FashionNetwork.com. Retrieved 2017-10-31. 
  24. ^ Adducci, Jennie Bell,Shannon (2018-05-10). "3 West Coast Influencers Who Make Motherhood Look Chic". Footwear News. Retrieved 2018-05-11. 
  25. ^ Ximénez, Mario (2014-09-08). "Chiara Ferragni, Olivia Palermo y Gary Pepper triunfan en los Bloglovin Awards". Vogue Espana. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  26. ^ Schmidt, Chantelle (2014-09-08). "Aussie Blog Wins Best Photography At 2014 Bloglovin Awards". The Fashion Spot. Retrieved 2014-09-08. 
  27. ^ "BoF500". Retrieved 2017-10-30. 
  28. ^ "Blogger Winners Announced At The Bloglovin' Awards 2015 During NYFW Presented By H&M". Fashion Times. 2015-09-15. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  29. ^ "2015 30 Under 30: Art & Style". Forbes. Retrieved 2015-01-06. 
  30. ^ "Fedez dedicated a song to Chiara Ferragni to propose the blogger May 6, 2017 Arena di Verona Verona, Italy". 
  31. ^ Saltalamacchia, di Stefania (2016-09-26). "Fedez e il cuore per Chiara Ferragni". Vanity Fair (in Italian). Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  32. ^ https://www.harpersbazaar.com.au/celebrity/chiara-ferragni-welcomes-first-child-16040
  33. ^ "Strolling around like a cool mum". The Blonde Salad. Retrieved 2018-05-11. 

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