Chriselle Lim is a stylist, Digital Influencer and an inspiration for women all over the world.
By Bárbara Perino
Photography courtesy of Chriselle Lim
Chriselle founded her blog The Chriselle Factor and launched her YouTube channel to chronicle her daily musings and personal style and to help women discover their true beauty. She started off her fashion career as a wardrobe stylist and is now one of the most influential tastemakers on the web.
LEMON Magazine [LEMON]: It’s so nice to interview you! What are you up to at the moment?
Chriselle Lim [C.L.]: Finally putting my two girls down for bed and catching up with some work while face masking!
[LEMON]: Where are you currently?
C.L.: Los Angeles, California
[LEMON]: Our magazine is proudly influenced by mums like you! Tell us a bit of what changed when you became a mum?
C.L.: I was still the same person on the outside – I loved fashion, beauty, travelling, and so on… But on the inside, I became a different person. My purpose and reason for being completely changed. That is how my company Bumo was born. I was frustrated with the lack of options working moms had once they became a mother and decided to create a system that would enable parents, especially mothers, to stay in the workforce and continue their career while they are an awesome present parent. Bumo is all about integrations – work and parenting don’t have to be a binary decision anymore… they can co-exist, and we believe that the future of family is all about integration.
[LEMON]: How old are your girls?
C.L.: They are 6 and 3 years old.
[LEMON]: What’s the biggest challenge of being a mum?
C.L.: Allowing your kids to experience all the hard emotions – sadness, anger, fear, etc. It’s easy to just coddle them and protect them, but sometimes the best thing you can do is let them experience these things on their own so they can build their confidence and strength. Let them fall, but instead of you picking them up, teach them how they can pick themselves back up.
LEMON: Do you have any favourite kids brands?
C.L.: There’s so many cool brands out there for kids. Zara kids is always reliable but there are other cute brands such as Hart+Land for cute pjs and basics, Lovely Littles has some cute stuff, and I also love the subscription programme Dopple! For kids’ accessories, my go to is In Favor Of.
LEMON: And you, do you have any favourite brands?
C.L.: This is a hard question for me as I have A LOT of favourite brands and cool new brands pop up every day. I really love to wear Isabel Marrant, The Frankie Shop, Victoria Beckham…
LEMON: How would you describe your style?
C.L.: Classic and timeless with an edge.
LEMON: What’s your top teachings to your girls? That you would like for them to take into their adult life.
C.L.: Never silence your truth – always use your voice to speak up, even if it’s scary. To be brave and always lean into your fear!
LEMON: What do you think of when you think of lemons?
C.L.: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! When life throws you a curveball, know that you will come out of it stronger, wiser and better than you could ever have imagined!
Skirt or shorts? Skirt
City or beach? Beach
Lemon or peach? Lemon
Dinner with the gals or the hubbie? Dinner with the gals
QUESTIONS FOR THE GIRLS
Blue or pink? Pink
Dress or trousers? Trousers
Playing indoors or outdoors? Outdoors
Chocolate or strawberries? Chocolate