Alkaline + Chrome is a fashion and lifestyle blog that was launched on November 1st, 2014. The name Alkaline + Chrome, while slightly geeky, is a name that really resonates with my style and my aesthetics. Alkaline is used to describe certain elements, which are the most basic and simple ones. Chrome is a metal which is gray, extremely hard, and metallic. While these two words may seem irrelevant to fashion, my style is simple and minimalistic, while still containing sharp, surprising and sometimes shiny elements. In other words, Alkaline + Chrome.
Alkaline + Chrome has been in development for quite a few months now, and it has been a nagging idea in the back of my mind for almost a year. Previous to doing this, I wrote another blog, Teen Fashion From Suburbia, but I felt the need to move on as my style and my ideas changed and grew. I am so immensely grateful for all the experience and support I got on that blog, and I’m looking forward to watching this blog grow and evolve over the coming years.
As for me personally, I am a young blogger with dreams of working on the business side of the fashion industry in marketing or public relations. For as long as I have loved fashion, I have aspired to be Kelly Cutrone, been inspired by Anna Wintour, (semi-obsessively) read Fashiontoast, and stared at the creations of Proenza Schouler, Cushnie et Ochs, and Alexander Wang for hours on end. I frequent Instagrammable cafes and restaurants in New York City, I attempt to keep my shopping addiction in control, and I avoid crocs like the plague. I mix H&M with Elie Tahari and Converse, I have no shame in dressing for comfort instead of style, and I love that my own sense of style is always evolving.