Giovanna Mariela is the founder of Boho Market, a free spirited blog started in 2010 that celebrates fashion, design, and creativity around the world. The name came from her love of all things bohemian and was inspired by what she found at flea markets and vintage stores. Her posts are a collection of the best boho-inspired fashion, interior decor, and her own outfit ideas. We recently caught up with her for a quick Q&A:
What prompted you to decide to start writing your blog?
I’ve always loved writing, so I thought why not sharing the things I love in a place where I can fully express myself and talk about things I find inspiring? So creating a blog was perfect for that idea. I did it and it has been a wonderful experience!. Blogging has become an important part of my life now and since my blog has a very unique style, I had the opportunity to meet people who share the same vision, that’s one of the highlights of blogging.
What keeps you motivated to write and put together styles day in and day out?
My motivation comes from different sources one of them is the bohemian (boho-chic) style which has been my trademark since I started my blog. As a fashion designer, I find motivation in my work, it makes me jump out of bed with a smile on my face everyday.
Where Do You Get Your Fashion Inspiration?
I find my fashion inspiration in many things, especially nature. I think nature is an endless source of inspiration, and I always try to find a moment during the day to be surrounded by it. The colors of trees, the shape of a leaf, a bird, they all inspire me and make my day. Inspiration can be pretty much anywhere so it’s essential to keep the eyes wide open.
How Do You Pick The Right Jewelry For An Outfit?
When I pick up jewelry for an outfit, I try to play with the color palette, fabric, and details of the clothing I’m wearing. For example, if I have a colorful outfit or a bold print then the jewelry has to complement in a way that the most important piece, in this case, the dress, stands out.
If I’m wearing a solid colored dress then I can totally play with jewelry even better. Now, my personal style is more boho oriented so I wear jewelry with all my outfits and I even do layering using skinny chains and bracelets. I love layering jewelry or wearing a statement necklace with my outfits. As a fashion designer, I think jewelry and accessories in general make any outfit much more interesting. So when I design a collection, I always keep in mind the whole ensemble including the accessories.
How Would You Describe Your Personal Style?
Colors and interesting textiles are the key elements in my outfits. I embrace the beauty and richness of the bohemian style but keeping it stylish and elegant. That doesn’t mean I don’t wear basics or neutral colors, I think the key is balance, if I wear a bold printed top, the skirt has to have a solid color that complements that top. I also love taking risks with unexpected details like accessories.
Dog Or Cat?
I love animals in general, but I’m definitely a dog person.
Any other websites you would recommend to our readers to follow?
Thanks Giovanna for taking the time to answer a few of our questions! If you would like to find out more about Boho Market, check out her blog and social media here: