Straight from the East Coast – be it NYC or Miami – comes Madame Roldtz! Madame was awesome enough to answer a few questions about her great style and wonderful photography! If you’re looking for another awesome and amazing person to follow (and we know you are!) make sure to follow her. She’s awesome!
When did you begin your blog and what made you decide to start one?
I started my blog a little over a year ago while I was going through a really dark time. I had just broken up with a long-time boyfriend among other things and my therapist at the time told me I should get a hobby. Two weeks later I went and saw her and told her I started a fashion blog. She was a bit surprised and was like “well, most women would go and take up yoga or something but hen hey good for you” lol. That’s how the blog started and I’m glad I did it every single day.
Have you always had a passion for style and fashion?
OMG… Always! Most of the people who knew me in my childhood / adolescence wouldn’t even be surprised I went this way. I’ve always been really creative with a ridiculous penchant for fashion, poetry, art, music… So yes, definitely!
Who are you inspired by?
It’s more a matter of what rather than who in my case. I’m very observant and innocently allow the circumstances around me to play a major role in everything that I do. It helps me stay true and authentic to myself. For example, if you take a look at my Instagram all the pictures have a dark, black vibe behind them and my life is no different. It wouldn’t be me to have a big smile on all the time, laying on a bed of roses in every pic because that’s not my reality. Truthfully, most of the time I’m in a bubble fighting depression and anxiety.
Your photos are amazing! They have such a cool look to them. What camera do you use, and what do you use to edit your photos?
Well my pictures are professionally taken by some really talented photographers I get to work with on a regular basis. But for any lifestyle shots, I take them myself with either my iPhone or my canon eos 6D camera. I use VSCOCAM, Facetune, and Afterlight to edit them if need be.
How did you grow your large Instagram following? You have over 40k highly engaged followers. That’s quite an accomplishment!
I guess it is! Depends on who’s looking but it’s all about interesting content and engagement with fellow Instagrammers. I like other people’s posts and comment every so often and in return I get seen by not only them but their followers as well. Also, the use of hashtags is not to be underestimated.
How do you avoid awkward poses while shooting? You seem so natural in all your shots!
Oh, there are awkward poses, trust me, they just don’t get posted. Lol.
Who is your favorite brand/designer? Do you own any of their designs?
It’s no secret by now that I have a deep love for Christian Louboutin. And yes, I have a growing collection of Louboutins from shoes to nail polish to lipsticks. They’ve just come out with perfumes! I need to get that too ☺.
What outfit have you worn that most represents your fashion style?
It was my birthday outfit from earlier this year: Just a bomber jacket over a loose shirt, some ripped jeans and a pair of Louboutin pumps. Simple, edgy, feminine, with a luxurious touch. Totally my style.
How do you stay up to date with the latest fashion and beauty trends?
Social Media!!!! No seriously. I’d be lying if I said otherwise. It’s ALL online (sadly) LOL .
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? 10 years?
Right now, I’m on a plane from NYC to Miami and it’s quite uncomfortable so anywhere else would work just fine. Maybe home on my couch actually. Ugh that sounds really nice. I miss my couch. Back to your question, I don’t quite know. I don’t like thinking that far ahead. Right now all I’m worried about is what I’m having for dinner tonight. But wherever I find myself in 5 or 10 years I hope there’s WiFi and that my dog Lilly is right there with me.