5 MINUTES WITH…MONIKH| May 6, 2016
If you love that effortless Parisian vibe (who doesn’t?) then Monikh is one fashion blogger you’re gonna wanna follow. Her minimal style is on point and her Insta has us scrolling for days. We caught up with her to chat blogging as a career and how to get that perfect OOTD photo…
How did you get into blogging?
I got into fashion blogging through my previous job as a Personal Shopper. I would do shoots for Topshop on my style and I had all these beautiful images and wanted a platform to display them.
What does a day in the life of you look like?
I normally make sure I always have a breakfast meeting booked in so I’m up and ready to start the day as if I had a 9-5. Its easy when you work from home to get into the ‘Oh I can’t be bothered to put makeup on today, Ill just work on the laptop in my PJs today’ – Oh course I’ve had a couple of those days…. But ideally I’ll be out the house from 8am and will have a couple of meetings back to back. I’ll also try to meet up with a blogger friend and shoot in the afternoon or will take detail shots back in the flat. Ill probably be on my laptop editing till around 7pm then its time for a run, dinner, and chilled time with my boyfriend.
What’s your ultimate styling tip?
Keep to simple!
Who do you look to for inspiration?
I love real effortless bloggers like Lucy Williams and Camille Charriere.
What’s the most surreal moment of your blogging career so far?
Probably going to Dallas at the beginning of April with the top 200 bloggers of the World. Oh and a feature in Elle India on the cool kids of London.
Any advice for anyone looking to start out?
Be yourself. Try not get into the trap of mimicking other bloggers. Individuality is key.
What’s your secret to Instagram success?
Be different. Creating content that is unique to you and your style is key.
How do you shoot the perfect OOTD?
The perfect OOTH for me will look natural, have the perfect lighting and will be busy but minimal – contradicting myself I know but if you look at my Instagram your’ll understand.
Selfies, OOTD, flat-lays…which photos are sure to get loads of likes?
A full length OOTD does the best for me, people like to see the whole look!
Whose account gives you major Insta envy?
@OracleFoxBlog – those backgrounds!
What do you do to edit your photos?
Very little, natural looking photos are the best
Do you have a fave filter?
I don’t use filters
What’s your last Insta photo that got loads of love?
A full OOTD of me at a party in Dallas, wearing a silk dress and silk jacket – super minimal.
Who should we be following?
There are so many amazing bloggers, but I seem to be drawn to the Australians at the moment. Their accounts are super refreshing.
What’s the last thing you screenshotted?
An outfit I needed from an Australian company when I couldn’t sleep in the middle of the night. Fashion doesn’t sleep.
What’s your fave emoji?
I love the sea-wave emoji, its just cool.
What’s your advice to anyone who wants their Insta to look as good as yours?
Keep it consistent, find a theme and stick to it.
Wanna know more? Follow Monikh on Instagram @Monikh
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