Corri McFadden is the fashion-loving blogger at Glitter and Bubbles, a blog about her adventures in style with her two-year-old (going on 13) daughter, Zelda. The owner and founder of Chicago designer fashion destination, with an Instagram to covet, we admit to having a major girl crush on her. We talk height, entrepreneurship and mini-mes with this month’s muse…
LTS: Corri, we can’t get enough of Glitter and Bubbles, tell us more about your daughter Zelda.
CMF: ‘Everything is fun with her. Trips to the grocery store, getting ice cream, exploring the city, traveling, you name it! It's amazing to see everything through a child's eyes again. Zelda loves expressing herself through her clothes.'
LTS: So she’s a mini fashionista – do you have a favorite shoot of the two of you?
CMF: 'Yes! My favorite shoot of us is our morning at the Farmer's Market!'
LTS: How does your business eDrop-off, how did you come up with it and how does it work?
CMF: 'eDrop-Off specializes in the resale of authentic designer handbags, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and accessories. I came up with the idea in late 2003 during my Senior year in college. I was fearless and determined and I missed my college graduation to attend a national eBay conference. I opened my first location October 1, 2004. Now, with over a decade of experience, eDrop-Off has tailored our numerous services to fit the needs of our clients and customers. We offer everything from complimentary nationwide pickup to free in-home consultations to personal shopping, eDrop-Off takes all the work out of buying and selling luxury merchandise. We even made our TV debut as the luxury consignment company in its own reality series on VH1, House of Consignment.'
LTS: That’s amazing! What is the best piece you’ve come across?
CMF: 'One of my favorite items that I’ve sold was a Chanel book clutch.'
LTS: So have you always been a lover of fashion and style? At what age did you become a lover of fashion and style?: When did you know fashion would play a part in your career path?
CMF: 'At 15, after I emerged out of my No Fear t-shirt and Nike jersey short phase, my love for fashion began. Then, during my sophomore year in College, I changed my major to fashion design and never looked back.'
LTS: And what would you say your biggest accomplishment is?
CMF: 'Zelda of course! As well as my business, I started from the ground up, self-funded, and still rocking after 13 years. Oh, and being mentioned in Forbes last week was cool!'
Being tall is a blessing.
LTS: So how did you come to meet Long Tall Sally?
CMF: 'I was on the hunt for the perfect black trouser pant, which we all know is Hard to find. I stumbled upon the TTYA x Long Tall Sally collab and fell in love with almost every piece. I snagged the suspender trousers which have become a favorite in my wardrobe and are constantly in heavy rotation. That was the beginning of the love affair!'
LTS: Have you found challenges dressing for your height?
CMF: 'Yes, growing up finding pants that were long enough was always a battle. Tops were always a little too short and my arms were always a little too long for to fit properly.'
LTS: Do you have any style advice for tall girls?
CMF: 'Yes. Never try to force something to work. If it feels too short it probably looks too short. I’m always looking for pieces that elongate my silhouette.'
LTS: What piece are you currently wearing on repeat?
CMF: My LTS joggers. They are seriously the most perfect sweatpant I have ever owned! They can easily be dressed up or down and have the perfect distressed wash. I just wore them on our way to Jamaica! #airportstyle
LTS: What three words describe your style?
CMF: Black. Leather. And black.