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WCW: Merbabe Edition with Dani Mikaela

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It’s WCW, which means we’re crushing—hard. On fearless, independent women with a certain “je ne sais quoi” who push boundaries and turn heads at the very same time.

Meet Dani Mikaela, the Founder of Mermaid Waves
Why we’re crushing: Dani is ballet dancer and blogger who is unapologetically herself, inspiring others to take risks both in fashion and in life. Plus, she’s a total merbabe.

Tell us about Mermaid Waves!
Mermaid Waves is a fashion and lifestyle blog for young, confident, and cool ladies!
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
My favorite thing about my "job" is that I get to do a little bit of everything I love.  I'm a professional dancer, a social media manager, and on top of that, I run Mermaid Waves!
What does it mean to be a modern day merbabe?
Being a modern day merbabe means being authentically "you" and living life with confidence.  It's all about how you carry and see yourself.
How do you start your day?
I start my day with a cup of green tea and a bowl of oatmeal, then I usually head to ballet or cycling class.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is good food. It's definitely no secret, but I am all about good food and the Kardashians. I could watch KUWTK 24/7.

What would you say to your 16-year-old self?
Get ready because big things are coming your way babygirl!
How do you describe your personal style?
I would describe my personal style as trendy, street style chic.
What’s always in your fridge?
My fridge is always filled with tons of fruits and veggies.
What would be the title of your autobiography?
Haute Mess
How can people get in touch with you?
Follow me on Instagram (@mermaidwaves) and/or Snapchat (@danimikay)! I'm always reading and answering my DMs! I love talking to my merbabes.
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