Meet Charmaine. Her friends have given her the very fitting nickname of “thrift whisperer” and it’s no surprise when she’s been quoted saying, “Throw me in any thrift shop in the most obscure place and I will find a gem. Promise!” Charmaine prefers to have fun with fashion and never takes it too seriously. She thinks personal style is a great way to express who you really are, who you’re looking to become or just how you feel that day!
Name: Charmaine J. Daudu | Charm or Charmsie
Home base: Toronto, Canada – though currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia
Current occupation: Apparel Agency Marketing Director, Tee Designer & Vlogger
My glasses collection consists of ___ pairs of frames: 3 prescription and about 5 fun frames.
Glasses are an amazing accessory because: They are a great way to look really intelligent. Just kidding, I think they are a fun way to add versatility and personality to your look.
A tip on picking out the perfect pair of frames is: Make sure you ask someone that knows you well, many frames may look good on your face but they should match your personality I think.
I chose this pair of glasses because I love animal print and I’ve seen a lot of leopard frames but rarely zebra print so I had to have them!
My favourite online source for style inspiration is: WhoWhatWear.com and Harpers Bazaar.
The best way to organize a closet is: You lost me at organize!
Buying the same piece of clothing in multiple colours, yay or nay? I think it’s great for people that don’t enjoy shopping, I am quite content with looking for more pieces so nay for me.
I do 99% of my shopping online, the exception would be thrift shopping in which case any old Value Village or Goodwill works for me!
My favourite fashion trend of the moment is: Palm tree prints I’m seeing on runways and in major retail chains for Spring 2014 – my family is from the Caribbean so it warms my heart a bit!
I would describe my personal style as: Eclectic
If I could be stuck in an elevator with anyone, it would be: Probably my husband, he might be the only person that could calm me down – slightly claustrophobic!
A social media platform or app that I can’t get enough of is: Instagram, I’m very visual and people watching is a hobby of mine lol.
My current style muse is: Jenna Lyons, Nicole Richie & Rihanna
My favourite fashion blogger is: Anna Dello Russo, I love her unapologetic sense of style – you can tell that she wears what she wants and doesn’t dress for others.
Favourite city to go shopping is: New York