- Tell us about your beautiful self. Who is Mekaila?
Hi! I am 22 and I live in California! I am interested in anything and everything fashion related.
I am also a dedicated vegan, working to promote strictly vegan-friendly products. I love love love to laugh and have fun. I’m all about family, friends, and fashion! I find inspiration in the everyday and strive to live in the moment. Both my style & personality reflect just that!
- If we asked you to describe your style in 3 words, what would those 3 words be?
Fresh, Timeless, Effortless
- Your website/blog is due to launch soon! What can we expect at mbymekaila.com?
Yes! Its been a long time coming, and I could not be more excited about the launch. Mbymekaila.comis a style platform where you will find fun fashion and lifestyle related articles, created by yours truly! Expect a chic, simple, and easy-to-navigate site. Readers will get to know more about me, my life, and my style. Mbymekaila.comis my personal style diary!
- What inspired you to start blogging?
I’ve been styling my friends and family since I can remember. I’ve always dreamed of starting a blog, and loved ones have consistently encouraged me to create one. After about a year of planning and strategizing, I am finally putting myself out there and launching!
- I love all your photos on Instagram! How do you do it!? Who takes your photos?
Thank you! I am very lucky to have the most loving, supportive, and creative boyfriend who doubles as my photographer.
- When did you fall in love with fashion and why?
I fell in love with fashion at a young age. I’m a very low-key person, but I’ve always been incredibly outspoken when it comes to fashion! I’ve been involved in the arts throughout my entire life, growing up an avid dancer and fervent Vogue reader. I’ve always felt a pull towards the fashion industry. Fashion feeds my soul!
- What are your future goals?
I am currently in my final few months of undergrad. After graduation, I plan on pursuing an M.A. in Strategic Public Relations. I am working towards a professional career in fashion PR.
- If you could give the women reading this one piece of advice, what would it be?
Stay true to you! As totally cheesy as this sounds, it’s a motto I live by. I feel that social pressures often push and pull on our individuality. Being yourself is one of the most difficult things to do these days. You are beautiful, you are confident, you are you! Don’t change for anyone or anything.
- Give us an idea about a typical day in the life of Mekaila.
Everyday is different, but I’m up pretty early most days! When time allows, I run down the street to my local beach or fit in a quick workout. I’ve found that these things guarantee a great rest of the day. Before heading out, I grab a cup of coffee or caffeinated tea. I spend the rest of the day in class, or studying on/around campus. Don’t get me wrong- there are some days I devote to loungewear and Netflix, but I’m typically on the go. Weekends are dedicated to work and play!
- Head to our online store and tell me what your favourite item is at the moment and why!
The Tash Dress! It is so light, fun, and flirty! I am in love with the leg slit. This dress is the ideal Spring look. Looking forward to styling it when it arrives at my house next week!
- Why do you love being a part of Blush Babes?
I love being a part of such a stylish network, full of hardworking and inspirational women. The fact that fashion blogging has brought so many diverse and unique women together is just incredible. It is amazing to have babes to turn to when I’m in need of support and advice! I could not be more proud to be a part of the Blush Babes squad.