Monday, June 18, 2012

Meet Ariella

Ariella is the creator and editor of Fashion with a Story, we met via Twitter during one of Boston STEPPS weekly twitter chats for young adults (Tuesdays at 8pm EST). 

Briefly introduce yourself. How many children do you have? How old were they when you had them?

Have you ever heard of 'The Little Mermaid'? Well, supposedly that is where my name originated from 'Ariel' became 'Ariella'. By the age of 19, I was a mother to the two beautiful children I have today! Ezlaryah was born on July 14, 2008 and, Eciason April 4, 2010. Though, there are days I have six children. Yes, SIX! Can you imagine little me tagging along six children? Along with being the best mother in the world to my children, I am a Stylist, aspiring Fashion Designer and Boutique Owner! Which will be opening this month! I am very excited so, be sure to look out for it!

Why do you blog?Starting my blog, Fashion With a Story, I want to share my life experiences as a young mother and fashion dreams with inspiration! Prove that anything is possible, no matter your circumstances. A heart that is true and selfless can conquer anything! Look forward to Style Tips, Frugal Fashion, Mommy Favorites and Beauty Essentials! I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I absolutely love sharing it! Follow my journey and let's see where it takes me! Your love and support would truly mean the world to me. It's a different kind of blog, Fashion with a Story!

Do you feel you being from Hawai’i gives your fashion sense more diversity?LOVE this question! Yes, I definitely do! In Hawai'i, I grew up with 'Aloha' attire. Living there, I do not think I would be caught dead wearing it unless it was for Hula! But, missing home and ideas constantly being created within me, growing up with this style and fashion allows me to expand my creativity and diversity in styling and fashion designs!   

I saw that you had the opportunity to meet Tia Mowry, how was that?
Yes, I did! She was absolutely gorgeous and her son Cree ADORABLE! Almost made me want another baby. But, if that does happen it's not happening anytime soon! Tia was incredible! You never know what to expect when you meet a celebrity. She was sweet, genuine and precise! She had a little, tiny bit of 'Diva' in her. But, incredibly NICE! I must have gave her three hugs each encounter I had with her! If you are expecting mommy, get her book 'Oh, Baby' it is the best pregnancy guide book you can have! I wish I had it when I was pregnant!

What do you hope to accomplish by the end of this year?
By the end of this year, I hope to FIRST take my family on a small vacation. It is way over due! Remember, family always comes first! SECOND, build my Styling Portfolio. THIRD, retain clientele for my Online Boutique. FOURTH, build followers on my blog, Fashion with a Story. FIFTH, work and/or attend New York Fashion Week! SIXTH, make my Fashion Designs come to LIFE! SEVENTH, make a difference in every individual’s life I meet and encounter!  

If you want to learn more about Ariella and her blog head over to Fashion with a Story. Ariella has great budget conscious segments where she shows people how to dress stylish without emptying your back account. Ariella will be sharing her types and advice with Teen Mom NYC as well as our fashion contributor!