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Ria Michelle

Meet the Trinidadian fashion blogger who knows Miami like the back of her hand

Ria Michelle knows a thing or two about Miami (seriously, Guess once named her the authority on Miami fashion), and luckily she’s more than willing to share that knowledge with the rest of us. As a super-talented multi-hyphenate, she works as a writer, stylist, model, photographer and content creator for a whole slew of brands, but the main focus is always on her namesake blog. “Readers are a fan of my voice and perspective,” she says. But they’re also fans of her personal style, which reflects a mix of her Trinidadian roots and Miami’s inspirational art scene. So much so that she recently launched an online boutique where followers can purchase the exact styles she wears online.

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On how she started blogging about fashion. “I’ve been creating websites since I was a teenager and have always had a presence on the internet. At some point I grew bored with just writing online and discovered fashion blogging, which let me fully embrace my creativity. I’ve been doing it ever since.”

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On the one makeup tip she can’t live without. “Always do your eyebrows. Even if you’re not wearing any makeup, it really helps define your face.”

On her perfect day in Miami. “I would grab breakfast poolside or beachside at one of my favorite hotels like 1 Hotel, Como or Edition, and then lounge with drinks by the pool or beach. Riding bikes around South Beach is always a fun activity. As the night winds down I like heading off the beach into Wynwood to check out the new murals.”

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On something no one knows about her. “I’m a super nerd. I’m always ready when a new Star Wars or Marvel movie comes out. I even collect the figures and toys.”