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This Week's #FF - Niki Blasina from A Haute Mess



Name: Niki Blasina
Occupation(s): PR and Social Media professional via Social Chair PR, fashion blogger (ahautemess.ca) & contributor to MTV FORA and The Huffington Post Canada.
Who is your role model: My parents are my role models. They both have careers that they love and are very successful at but have always managed to find balance and put our family first.
What do you like most about your job: My freedom. Since I wear many hats and do many different things, I appreciate being able to make my own schedule. I’ve definitely learned the importance of effective time management!
Daily ritual: Wake up. Press snooze 1000 times. Get up. Wish I had an IV drip of coffee. Drink coffee and check e-mail. After that, every day is different but I always manage to paparazzi my dog. And shower.
The most rewarding part of my job is: Being my own boss. But it’s also the most stressful part of my job!

Niki at the Michael Kors SS12 at NYFW

What has been your biggest strength that’s helped you succeed in your industry? Perseverance.
Memorable celebrity encounter/interview: I met Tim Gunn in New York at an event during Fashion Week last season. He was super nice and really friendly. This season at NYFW I met Matthew Settle (aka Rufus Humphrey on Gossip Girl) and we had a sexy encounter. And when I say that I mean I walked past him and said, “excuse me” really timidly so I could get to my seat. No big deal.
Favourite quote: “Keep your heels, head and standards high”
Describe your personal style: Shameless (I don’t care if people think I look crazy), comfortable (excluding footwear, of course) and fun!
Dream vacation spot? I would love to go to Africa for a safari trip. And of course, any vacation that involves sunshine, crystal clear water and a beautiful sandy beach is a dream.
What is your favourite thing to take pictures of? My dog. Although I don’t think he shares my enthusiasm.


What has been your favourite event to attend? The entire past season of Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week this September was amazing. I had such a great time all week!
Favourite Vancouver Restaurant: Burgoo. I’ve actually had dreams about their grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.
What is your biggest indulgence? Bad TV. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t keep up with the Kardashians and The Real Housewives of Everywhere.
If there was more time in the day you would: Read or sleep. And probably update my blog more.
Favourite social network: Twitter


Favourite Blog: A Haute Mess, duhhhh! Just kidding. I love MTV FORA, MTV Style, Refinery 29, The Cut and Lainey Gossip.
Where do you go for good ideas? Outside to walk my dog. I do my best thinking when I’m getting fresh air, moving around and away from technological distractions.
Last song you downloaded: Lonely Island feat. Akon – I Just Had Sex. Not kidding. And I can’t stop singing it.
What is the most challenging thing you have ever done? Putting myself out there by starting a blog, but I’m definitely glad that I did because it has enabled to do so many cool things that I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. Also, quitting my last job to start my own company. It’s still challenging every single day but the skills I’m acquiring as an entrepreneur are invaluable.
What are you obsessed with right now? PRIVÉ. It’s a flash sales site (like Hautelook or Gilt Group) and it offers up to 70% off designer brands. The great thing about it is it’s based in Montreal so us Canadians finally have a site that won’t break the bank for shipping and duty, yay!


CountDown Events would like to thank Niki for being our feature this week! Be sure to follow Niki on twitter @AHauteMess and check out her blog here!

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