You Will Never Stop Improving Yourself – A Chat with Monique Romanowski
BERLIN, GERMANY - JANUARY 26: Monique Romanowski wearing wearing a white knit Macro Polo, a black PVC jacket and sleather skirt Mango, a Saint Laurent clutch and copped denim jeans and heels on January 26, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Christian Vierig/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Monique Romanowski
Germany brings us our next Expert! Working in HR by day and managing her site in her off time. Her site has great fashion, beauty and lifestyle content. We were so happy to learn more about her and how she approaches her style. Take a read, visit her site and Instagram! She’s well worth a follow!
When did you launch MOD by Monique and what made you decide to get into fashion blogging?
I started my blog by the end of 2014 but I have been blogging regularly since the beginning of 2015. Since I am into fashion when I was a little child (I mostly grew up within a Benetton store back in the late 80ies/90ies) it was only a matter of time to start something special with fashion. As I am also a passionate writer and journalist it was the perfect combination for me! A personal diary with fashion inspiration!
Have you always had a passion for style and fashion?
Yes. As you can read above I have a big obsession for fashion since I was little. You can leave me alone in a room full of clothes for days. I would have enough to do, believe me! 😉
Who is your fashion icon?
Well there is certainly not the ONE fashion icon. It is furthermore a combination of different women like Iris Apfel, Katherine Hepburn, Christiane Arp and Victoria Beckham and of course a great mix of street styles I see every day.
What are some of the latest fashion trends you love?
I am totally addicted to everything with stripes and volants. But I am also a big lover of the new athleisure trends. I love mixing sport clothes with high-end pieces and great jewelry.
What are some the latest fashion trends you can NOT stand?
If there is one thing I cannot stand then over knees. I know a lot of you guys love them but for me it is no option and I am just tired of seeing hundreds of Over knee Instagram posts.
What are your top three tips for looking “put together” in a hurry?
A great coat is always a good choice. When it comes to spring just grab a trench coat. Then take your favorite pair of jeans and black heels. You will look absolutely fabulous within 3 minutes, believe me.
What beauty products can’t you live without?
I need my lipsticks. I just can’t live without them. Normally you will find me wearing red lipstick. On some days I also wear nude lips but these days are not my best (I am just doing this to regenerate my lips in-between) and I feel so naked. Can’t wait to go home and hide on these days 😀
What daily tools and platforms do you use in your blogging routine, for research, promotion, sharing and other?
I always get a lot of inspiration on the streets. But of course I am also getting my input through Instagram and Pinterest. These platforms are the most important ones for me!
How long did it take you to grow your following?
From the beginning till now. It is an ongoing progress. You will never stop improving yourself.
What are your goals for 2017?
Being the next Blog Superstar 😉 no I am just kidding. I think it should be very important to show that there will be a change within the blogging industry. Authenticity will be more important than your reach. Brands have to learn that reach is not everything. It is even more about finding the right blogger for the particular brand and target group. This is what it’s all about. Inspiring others! This is why I started my blog.