Mimi: I was 14 at the time. A model scout just gave me his card on the street and, although I was suspicious of it, I decided to go to do a test shooting taking a friend with me. That’s how I first entered the model industry and through this I came into contact with many aspiring new designers – I’ve found them to be a great inspiration for me and quickly noticed that I wanted to do more than just wear the clothes that people would put me into. So I started planning my own coordinates, I knew that I couldn’t sew at all and neither had the materials but I could use the pieces I already have in my wardrobe. That’s how I first started my lookbook account as well. 🙂
N: What do you want your readers to take away from your blog?
M: I think the most important message I want people to take from my blog is that you’re at your best when just being yourself and doing things that you’re passionate about. Basically just follow your dreams and don’t believe anyone if they tell you you can’t do it.
N: How would you describe your personal style?
M: I would say it’s a little bit of everything actually, though, I’m mostly into minimal & edgy styles lately. Looks that are clean, yet, unique looking.
N: What is a typical day like in the life of Mimi?
M: Oh, it really depends – I’m on a gap year (before starting university next fall) at the moment so I’m spending a lot of my time doing day trips, following up with my favorite shows on netflix or planning adventures.
N: Where do you get your inspiration from and who are some of your favourite designers?
M: Like I’ve said before, my biggest inspiration were probably the new designers that I’ve met being a model, unfortunately I never got to work with the really famous designers – that would have been too awesome.
My favourite designer is definitely Rick Owens, I absolutely love the cuts and the edginess about his fashion.
I also love Yohji Yamamoto and Alexander Wang, oh, and let’s not forget Kenzo!
N: Who takes your photos and what camera do you use?
M: It’s usually my friends, mostly my best friend Benny, who take them for me, though I also took some of them myself using the self-timer – that didn’t work very well though..
Surprisingly we often just use my iPhone 5s for it, although I’m planning on using my Camera (Panasonic Lumix DMC-G) a little more in the future!
N: What are you looking forward to most this Christmas?
M: I am going to travel to Australia for a work & travel program on the first of December. I’m looking forward to it a lot but I suppose it will be an unusual Christmas for me without my family and friends this time.
N: What tips would you give to an aspiring fashion blogger?
M: Remember when I said that I want people to take from my blog that they should just be passionate about what they do?
It’s just that way with fashion, too – if you wear something you actually don’t really like or feel comfortable in, you’re eventually going to reflect it in your vibes and people are going to notice.
If you want people to notice you as a fashion blogger, I think the best way to achieve that would be by standing out from the crowd, be it an overall unique look or just crazy outfits. It also helps if you acknowledge other fashion bloggers and stay up-to-date with their posts Admiring others never harmed anyone and they might also draw more audience to your posts if their followers notice them like or comment on your blog.
Thank you so much Mimi for this interview!
Read my previous interview here.
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