We chat to the inspirational blogger Anouska about her successes and plans for 2016.
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In our Best of the Web series we bring you exclusive interviews with some of the most admired and inspired fashion creatives from around the world. This week we’re talking to Anouska, a truly talented blogger and vlogger who provides on-going inspiration and advice to her many fans.
With nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, it's clear that Anouska’s passion for style and travel has reached out to many people worldwide. We managed to catch up with her to find out what she finds stylish in a man and how she become such a renowned name with the blogosphere.
Can you tell us a little bit about what you do and when you got into it?
I'm a digital influencer blogging/vlogging about my personal style, travels, photography, influences, dreams and aspirations. I started my blog nearly five years ago out of curiosity, as a place to share my photography and what was on my mind. It quickly took off and all of a sudden people all over the world were coming to my little corner of the internet. I'm still bemused by it!
How was 2015 for you? Any major highlights?
2015 was an incredible year. I travelled more than I ever have, met some incredible people, fellow bloggers, YouTubers, PR's and everyone in between. My favourite thing about my job, apart from the travel aspect, is meeting new people!
What song have you got on repeat at the moment?
I'm terrible for liking a song and listening to it about 250,000 times and then never being able to listen to it again. Right now my song of the moment is "Do you wanna funk" by Patrick Cowley. I think I was born in the wrong decade because I can never get enough of 80s music!
What fashion advice do you have for a man?
My fashion advice for a man would be - get yourself two good pairs of shoes, at least one great fitted suit (the fit is the most important!) and you'll always look put together. But really, it's all about confidence. But I do think a well-fitted suit helps with that.
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be?
If I could go back in time and give myself one piece of advice it would be "Don't worry so much about what others think, it really doesn't matter"
1 tip to grow your Instagram account?
Theme. Theme theme theme. It's all about the theme!
What’s the one thing you never want to see a guy wearing?
An ill-fitting suit.
Any major plans for 2016?
This year is all about travel. My best friend and I will be travelling around South East Asia and around the West Coast of America in 5 weeks’ time for three months... I'm nervous but so excited! I can't wait to take a million photos and vlog about it. I'm just curious as to how I'll be able to handle sparse internet access ; )
What is your one guilty pleasure?
Nutella is my biggest guilty pleasure. I can eat half a jar with nothing but a big spoon in one sitting with no hesitation.
Who’s the most stylish man on the planet for you right now?
On the planet?! That's a tough one... If I was a man I think I would love to have Daniel Stevens wardrobe, he always looks so well put together.
Now if I was to say who I think is the most stylish, someone who puts clothes together in such a beautiful and creative way - it would have to be Toni Tran of the blog Fashitects.com. Watching his style evolve is amazing, his use of fabrics and textures is just gorgeous. He is one to watch!