UTRECHT – Hey everyone! I’m Charesa Chote and I can proudly say that I am one of the founders of Chama Fashion! I’m seventeen years old and study International Communication and Media in The Netherlands. I consider myself a style blogger, lover of art and film, a visionary and my dream is to change the world. That’s why I live by the famous quote of Gandhi that says “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
Everyone has this wonderful fantasy about living in Holland but trust me, it’s nothing special. But I have to admit that I love living in the neighborhood where I grew up in. My style is definitely not influenced by anything in my city. The funny thing is that I have never seen a stylish person walking around in my town except for my brother. I would say that I am ‘heavily’ influenced by music and other cities in the world. I have visited places from all around the globe so I love to get inspired by anything around me. If I want to get inspired, I listen to my favorite artists and that sets me in the mood to be creative and think of outfits to photograph. Lets not forget about Tumblr.
This also counts as one of my main inspiration sources. I love to scroll through my dashboard every once in a while to enrich my mind with beautiful quotes and pictures. Tumblr is so great because you are exposed to the whole world, you can soak up all this information and wisdom from there and take it with you on your own journey.
My personal style is very diverse but I tend to stick to that office slash “I’m a president” look. I love a classy and chic outfit. I am a sucker for blouses, long coats, suits, all black outfits and high heels. But from time to time – I’m all about that 90’s style. This is when I pull out my Timberlands, crop tops and baggy jeans out of my closet.
The diversity of my style reminds me of New York. This city is simply the center of the universe. When you are in NYC, you are exposed to so many cultures and people. I’ve been there once and I will visit the big apple again this year. And I’m already planning to move there as soon as I finish with University. The reason why I love New York so much is because this city represents my style and mindset. Planning to live there is only one plan that is on my list. I always felt that my vision was bigger than the bigger picture and I can’t wait to show the world what I have in store. Even if I don’t end up running the oval office I will somehow leave a positive mark on this world. Let me end this by sharing one of my favorite quotes that will hopefully inspire you to pursue your dream.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find why.” – Mark Twain
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