Kerry native Erika Fox is a sparkling, flame-haired beauty; an effortless, modern girl with a quintessential twist. Her unique style has us devoted to her blog, Retro Flame, as well as her Instagram, a place to get a glimpse of her inspiring outfit posts, the latest fashion shows she’s attending, along with all the wonderful happenings in her daily life. Retro Flame is gaining a substantial following day by day, from both Irish and international readers, and she is now the go-to girl for all things upcycling, retro and vintage.
Erika spent a summer interning with the fabulous Whitney Port, working alongside the top creatives of The New York Times Magazine, and just recently dedicated three months to fast-paced and contemporary leading online media site Refinery29.com. “Yeah, it was a pretty amazing experience, and believe it or not, sometimes I think it’s actually easier to do better over there. They’re more open to giving you opportunities. If they see you’re a hard worker and you want it, they’ll give you a chance.” You could say Erika got lucky, but she’s a potent lady. She set up her creative and fashion-forward blog two years ago, which she uses as a visual diary to enable her to share her creativity and inspiration with her readers. Although Erika is devoted to fashion, she wants more than just a blog – she wants a business. “I just completed my commerce and marketing degree. Fashion is what I love, but you need the business mind to complement it.” A lover of vintage and all things retro, her style varies from day to day.
Find out more about what makes Erika tick and what’s next in store for her in the November issue of IMAGE Magazine, out now.