If you don’t already follow Helen Chik then get ready for serious Insta envy. She’s the Sydney-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger you need to get to know. We caught up with her to chat dream travel destinations, spirit animals and celebrity wannabe wives…
Tell us about yourself…
A self-confessed book nerd, former slave to the corporate world and now full time hooligan. I want to cross off at least two new countries I’ve never been to each year for the rest of my life and have always dreamt about starting up my own online business.
What is your favourite destination you have travelled to?
Bolivia and Peru. The Inca Trail and Salt Flats are places that everyone should visit at least once in their lives.
If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Right now it would be Costa Rica or anywhere in Central America.
If you could choose anyone to go in holiday with, who would it be?
Oh well the boring answer would be my partner BUT if we’re being really wishful then I would love to travel with Robert Downey Junior.
Describe yourself in five words…
Spontaneous, colourful, weird, animated and determined.
What are you working on at the moment?
Working on planning my content for my upcoming trip to Hong Kong.
What’s on the agenda for 2016?
I made the leap recently to quit my job in finance to pursue a full time career in content creation and plan on turning up the heat on all my projects that I have only had time to dream about. Travel is high priority but also focusing on my role with GRAZIA Australia.
Who is your guilty pleasure most played?
Anything Justin Bieber. Haha.
What’s the last thing you listened to?
Ja Rule – Clap Back
What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?
Ludacris – Move B*tch.
What’s your spirit animal?
The Loch Ness monster.
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
I LOVE Samira Wiley @whododatlikedat from OITNB.
What makes you laugh?
Any funny dog or cat videos; my partner and I have this thing with tagging each other in every funny/cute dog video.
What’s your secret addiction?
I am addicted to stationery. I have so many notebooks that I never write in.
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
What would be your superhero power?
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Went to the gym for a workout.
Tell us something weird about yourself
I have the worst sleeping habits to the point that my partner calls me the Loch Ness Monster – snoring, sleep talking, sleep walking – you name it.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Black leather jacket
What items do you make sure you pack on tour?
A good pair of ripped jeans, leather jacket, denim cut offs and versatile clutch.
Who is your style icon and why?
I was lucky enough to meet Erin Wasson last year and I have always loved her style. It’s always so casual with a hint of rock, which I just adore and she is just beautiful in person.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
Instagram is my go to and trolling through all my favourite fashion accounts.
What best describes your style on stage?
Out of the box, colourful and non-conventional.
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
Bomber jackets for sure, they’re easy to wear and hella chic.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Leather or denim? Denim
Tattoos or no tattoos? No tattoos
Heels or flats? I guess sneakers count as flats right?
Red lips or nude lips? Nude
Instagram or Twitter? Instagram for sure. Twitter remains a mystery to me.
Kylie or Kendall? Neither.
Rock or rap? Rap
Rihanna or Beyoncé? Rihanna
Festivals or clubs? Clubs
Ibiza or Vegas? Vegas (only because I haven’t done Ibiza yet)
Music or food? Food.
Beach or pool? Beach
Dogs or cats? DOGS!!
Nights out or nights in? Nights in.
Gold or silver? Gold
Maxi or mini? Maxi
Wanna know more? Follow Helen on Instagram @helenchikx
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