Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m Nipa and this is my story:
I grew up in Hong Kong, a city full of embroidered silk clothing, pure gold jewelry, and designer accessories. It was also a hub for fast fashion and emerging designers. Somewhere between those luxury boutiques and cheap street markets, I fell in love with fashion.
East To West (And Back East Again)
I moved to U.C. Berkeley for college where I developed an appreciation for natural beauty, wellness, and investment clothing. After getting my degree in Economics, I headed to New York, to study design at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
In New York (and later, Toronto) I found my dream career as a product manager for various fashion companies. I spent my workday analyzing trends and directing the design and production teams to create clothing that fit our client’s needs.
Fashion To Farm
Then life took a major turn. Over the next 15 months, I got engaged, moved to my fiance’s town, organized our multi-cultural wedding, adopted a dog, started a handcrafted stationery business, and gave birth to the first of our kids. I put fashion on the back burner over the next 15 years to raise our three kids, help my husband build his business, and renovate our farmhouse.
And Back To Fashion Again
A few years ago, (when our kids started school and became much more independent) my mom friends started asking me to help them invest in their style again. I started this blog to share some of the skills I learned from my years as a product manager. My husband came up with the name fashionipa (fash-uhn-ee-puh) a play on the words fashionista and my name, Nipa (nee-puh).
How I Help You
I shop every day, so you don’t have to. You’ll find my favorite fashion finds on Pinterest. (I also pin products and posts on natural beauty, wellness, and rustic home decor.)
I’ll teach you how to put your outfits together, by mixing old with new. You can see my latest purchases and outfit inspiration on Instagram.
I analyze fashion trends and weed out the fads. You’ll find product suggestions, shopping tips, and
My goal is to help you build a closet of clothing and accessories that are versatile, beautiful pieces that you’ll covet for years. If you are looking for effortless but curated style, simplicity with a sprinkle of dazzling, then join me.
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