Dani from Mermaid Waves: Chicago’s Fashionista

I cannot even begin to express how excited I am to have interviewed Dani. You may know her from her personal style blog, Mermaid Waves. This girl has a lot going for her and I was shocked to find out she is younger than me! Dani’s outfits have been featured on numerous sites like Nylon, Refinery 29, and Teen Vogue, just to name a few. Serious goals; am I right?

5 Simple Facts about Dani 1. She is a ballet dancer 2. She loves arts & crafts and coloring! 3. She drinks about a gallon of tea a day 4. She loves the Kardashians like her own family 5. She’s obsessed with food: She follows more food Instagram accounts than fashion
Q: Why did you start blogging? A: I started blogging because I was in love with so many bloggers but didn’t feel like there were any I could relate to when I was a 15-year old girl, so I started my own!
Q: What inspires you in life? A: I’m inspired by so much! I’m lucky to go to an art school so I’m constantly inspired by my peers, I’m inspired by people walking down the street, and by everyday things like food.
Q: Who are your style crushes? A: My style crushes are the Olsen Twins, Chiara Ferragni, Kendall Jenner, and Alexa Chung.

Q: Do you have any specific goals for the rest of the year? A: This year I’m graduating high school, so basically surviving the rest of senior year in one piece and choosing my next destination!
Q: Who takes your street style photos? A: My momma takes all my street style photos! She is seriously the best and most supportive.
Q: What would you say is your most unique trait? A: I’m an extremely passionate and confident person in everything I do, and I think that’s really hard to find!

Q: If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be? A: Be unapologetically you. 
Q: What’s your go-to outfit? A: A button up and boyfriend jeans with a blanket scarf and Chelsea boots.
Q: What keeps you motivated? A: My love for fashion and clothes and my followers keep me motivated. I always want to do more not only for me but for the people who look to me as an inspiration.
Interviewing Dani of Mermaid Waves was so much fun! I loved hearing all her answers because she is definitely a role model in the fashion world for me and many others. Big shout out to Dani for taking the time to answer my questions!

I encourage you to check out more of Dani’s amazing style on her blog. You can also find Dani here:InstagramTwitter BlogLovin’
At Just Gigi, we pride ourselves on unfiltered interviews with real young women! If you know someone who would enjoy and benefit from being interviewed by Just Gigi Fashion, email us! Stay tuned for interviews every Monday!

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  1. November 18, 2015 / 5:06 am

    Great interview, she seems so sweet! Also, beautiful blog, girl! So elegant.

  2. November 19, 2015 / 2:25 am

    She is very sweet! And thank you so much, Vakre!

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