Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Monaco, and this blog is the product of my life experiences over the past 23 years. Born to an Italian father and a Canadian mother in Ottawa, Canada, I have been fortunate to live and explore many parts of the world over the last two decades. My adoration for fashion and everything pretty has been a part of me ever since I was a little girl, and it has continued to flourish ever since those early days. While I take note of trends and what’s on the runway every season, the greatest contributors to my personal style are derived from street style photos taken from Paris, Stockholm, Milan, and Tokyo, in addition to the moods and whimsical inspirations I feel at the beginning of each new day.
Upon moving to Montreal in 2009 to begin studies at McGill Univeristy, I began the great pleasure of getting to know one of the most culturally rich cities in the world. By the summer of 2010, wearing gorgeous clothes was no longer sufficient to satisfy my love of fashion and clothes, so I created “Semplicemente Sarah” (which later became “I Bleed Fashion” in July 2011) in order to connect with other bloggers.
In 2014, I made the decision to leave Canada and pursue my true passion in life – fashion – by relocating to Paris to pursue a master’s degree in International Luxury Management at L’Institut Français de la Mode (IFM). I currently divide my time between London and Paris.
Since the creation of “I Bleed Fashion”, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with several notable bloggers in Montreal, taken part in Montreal, Toronto, and New York Fashion Weeks, and joined notable blogging organizations including Fohr Card, RewardStyle, Lucky Community, and SSENSE‘s Affiliate Program .