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Chandamheer Stacker first won us over with the name of her blog: Pancake Stacker. Mmmm, pancakes. The Marina resident also charmed us with her girly-girl style that can transform into tomboy chic with out batting a false eyelash. Then we found out she combines her fashionable looks with foodie escapades on her frequently-updated site, and now we're hooked. We wanted to know more about this prolific blogger who somehow also manages to work full time as the social media coordinator at ipsy, beauty powerhouse Michelle Phan's monthly product subscription startup.
So we asked! Keep reading below to find out how Chanda solves style dilemmas, where she loves to shop in San Francisco, and the really weird thing she can do with her elbows.
What makes you blog?
"I've always had a love for writing, photography, food, and fashion. My blog is a space where I can blend the four and continue to explore and refine my passions. I blog to share what I love. Connecting with others who love the same thing is what I call 'syrup on the stack'—it just makes it that much better!"
Who takes your photos?
"It varies—I have so many talented friends who are photographers who generously donate their time to work with me. Friends who go out with me on the weekends also know that I might bug them to snap a photo of me while we're out, ha!"
Tell us something about yourself we would have never guessed.
"I don't really like pancakes. Justttt kidding! I love them. Hmm... the most interesting fun fact I can share is that I can lick my elbows. I learned about this hidden talent when I was maybe 8 I saw an ad that said, 'Bet you can't lick your elbows,' and said to myself, 'I bet I can!' So I did. Not sure if that makes me cool...or weird."
You're at work, and you get an email inviting you to a fabulous, dressed-up affair. You're wearing ripped jeans and loafers and don't have time to go home and change. What's your strategy?
"So, call me casual, but ripped jeans and loafers sounds like my typical event uniform. To fancy up, all I need is some red lipstick and false eyelashes, and I'm ready to go! If you go and own it, no one will think twice."
How would you describe your sartorial personality and which Bay Area store best matches it?
"I'd say I'm cheeky, urban glam (if that's a thing?). I often dress up my casual flats, beanies, and witty tees with my version of 'glam' makeup and hair and accessories. Having said that, the Bay Area store that best embodies my vibe is a cross between SF's own Benefit Cosmetics (for its cheeky beauty, of course) and True (my secret spot for the cutest San Francisco street wear)."
If you had to sacrifice one, what would it be: lipstick, mascara or brow pencil/gel?
"Brow pencil—I'm lucky to have fuller brows, so this would be the easiest for me to skip."
In five years I hope to be [fill in the blank].
"...in a place I love, doing what I love, with the people I love around me."