a person’s spirit; style; flair: Danah loves adding extra panache to her everyday style.
backwards of ‘blastoff’; the launching of a rocket -— or something -— under its own power.
My name is Danah, the writer and stylist behind Panache Offblast, coming to you from Minneapolis, MN. I’ve previously lived in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, and I’m originally from Michigan. My interest in writing began at quite a young age with short stories, poems and proses, and my love for fashion has always remained a natural constant for me ever since my mama introduced me to the high-fashion industry and everyday dress-up. In 2010, I created Panache Offblast as a creative outlet, combining these two interests in hopes of inspiring others through my words and style.
I chose the name Panache Offblast on a whim. In its earlier days, my blog mainly centered around various aspects of the fashion world — hence the word “Panache” — and “Offblast” is simply blastoff backwards. Panache Offblast = to blast off with style (learn more about the start of my blog’s journey here). I clearly like play on words. Today on Panache Offblast, I share posts relating to fashion — my personal style, inspiration and what I’m lusting after; beauty — hair, makeup and skincare; and lifestyle — life reflections, self care, art and home finds.
I’ve been referred to as a fashion chameleon, as my personal aesthetic varies depending on my mood and the occasion — I love finding inspiration in both the field and my surroundings. There is just so much to be marveled by in life. I find myself at my best and most creative when driven by happiness, the heart and mind and the ways I can incorporate positivity into my life, which is where the self care series ties into my blog. I hope to inspire you to continue to bring out a better version of yourself and find the spark in the little things in life.
When I’m not working on my blog, I love to read, write creatively, bake and cook, be in nature/outside in general, make things, travel and spend time with my cat family.
Wherever you are in the world, I hope you’ll stay awhile. If you’d like to get in touch with me, please click here. I’d love to hear from you.