Meet Charesa and Manon

Name: Charesa Chote

Age: 16

Location: The Netherlands

Schooling: I am a International Communication and Media student.


Cloth username: chamafashion

Name: Manon Wientjes

Age: 17 years old

Location: The Netherlands

Schooling: Aviation student


Cloth username: chamafashion

ClothHow did you two meet

C & M: We met in Highschool. We started talking and shortly after that we became good friends! That was about 5 years ago and now we are running a fashion blog together!

Cloth: Being some of younger bloggers out there and garnering some success, what advice do you have to someone who is just starting out with their blog?

Charesa: Do it with passion or don’t do it at all. Do not make money or fame your goal, you won’t achieve it. You should blog because you love it. I am still learning myself so I can’t guarantee you that what I did works for you. But what I can say is that you have to stay focussed and stay on your grind. You have to work hard because there is no such thing as an overnight success. Whenever something doesn’t go as planned, I remind myself that I can not always win. It is extremely important to put your heart and soul into your work. That will make you successful. 

ManonJust relax and think about what you want to teach with your blog. When you don't feel comfortable with something: don't do it. It's your own blog and you choose what you post up there. Write about something that interest you and do it with love, when you want a blog because you want to be famous you're not doing it right. Trust me you only want to do things that makes you truly happy. Please don't force things. 

Cloth: Charesa, what item of your clothing has the best origin story?

CharesaThis is actually a pretty funny story! In 2012 I went on a vacation to New York City. I was really excited and I packed lots of cute outfits. When I arrived at the airport I realized that I forgot my suitcase! The first thing what I did when I landed in NYC was to drop my stuff at my hotel and go on a shopping spree! Luckily my hotel was on Times Square so I had immediate access to clothing shops! I bought a lot of clothes at Forever 21 and I still have some of them. Whenever I wear them I get reminded of what happened in NYC! 

ClothManon, in terms of travel, what are three cities you would love to travel to and why?

Manon: I would love it to travel to Reykjavik (Iceland), Kiruna (Sweden), Plitvice (Croatia). Mainly because the nature there is absolutely amazing, and I love it to travel where the nature is extraordinary beautiful. Just google Plitvice and you are in heaven. And why wouldn’t I want to visit heaven?

Cloth: What are your plans for the future in terms of profession, for the both of you?

Charesa: My dream is to become successful in the fashion industry! I would love to continue blogging and photographing! And it would be amazing to write for a fashion magazine! 

ManonRight now I'm in my first year of Aviation. After this year I have to choose between Operations or Engineering. I don't know what I'm going to choose yet, but I wish that I'm working in the aviation branche when I'm older. And maybe combine it with something fashion related, but you never know how everything turns out..