On our latest interview series, we chat to Jade Vanriel, YouTuber and homeowner at the age of 23 about why she became a YouTuber, what luxury fashion items she is currently lusting after and why she is looking forward to the Cashmere App launch!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and why you started your YouTube channel?
I started my Youtube channel 2 years ago as a means to express my creativity. I was working in the legal sector at the time and watching YouTube was my escape from every day life. When I started, I really didn’t know what ‘my thing’ was until I bought my first property last year. I realised I was educating people about property and personal finance just by sharing my own experience and so I ran with it. I speak at events, have recently been working with Giff Gaff money, sharing tips on buying a home. I’ve also been sharing my home transformation journey and have started working on interior clients’ homes.
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I’m really shy. Really. Most people think you have to be really confident to be a blogger or speaker but honestly, fake it till you make it!
How would you describe your style?
I would say my style is quite unpredictable. Overall, it’s smart casual, lady-like and classy with a pop of colour or texture here and there. However, I would also say I’m working on affording my true (expensive) style ha!
Where do you shop for clothes and accessories on a normal basis?
Zara is usually my go-to however I have been loving the new H&M range; it’s quite lux and always on trend. I also love ASOS for those last minute buys and TK Maxx for little one-off accessories.
What’s the go-to fashion item in your close that never fails to complete your outfit?
A white shirt! Well I have so many and they never fail me.
If you were given £1m to spend on clothes/accessories, what luxury stores would you splurge that cash on?
Chanel is the first place I would visit, Acne for a some good leather jackets, Gucci, Dior, Valentino, Saint Laurent for everything… I would probably stop there and try to buy a property with the rest!
What is one item of clothing you won’t be caught dead wearing?
I used to say kitten heels, but I’ve actually seen some cute ones recently so maybe those see-through dresses people wear with their underwear on show.
Where do you look for style inspiration?
These days I get a lot of inspiration from YouTubers I follow. I also get inspiration from Instagram style pages and just browsing websites.
If you had to own one person’s wardrobe, whose would it be, and why?
I would probably own Rihanna’s. She can do no wrong in my eyes. I love her classy and feminine looks as well as her relaxed vibes. She is a trendsetter!
You have an unlimited budget to host your dream party and you can invite anyone in the world. Except friends and family, who would be your top 3 on that guest list and why?
Again Rihanna, because she would get the party started and look great in photos. Tiffany Haddish – she is hilarious and Justine Skye, I think we would click.
What luxury items are you currently lusting after right now?
Finally, what is the most exciting thing for you about the Cashmere App?
The timing is perfect for me. I’ve spent most of my adult life saving for my property and then furnishing and decorating it, and I’m now ready to treat myself and fill my wardrobe room with beautiful things without feeling guilty.
To find out more about Jade, check out her YouTube page and follow her on Instagram and Twitter @jadevanrielx
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