50 Questions with Be Parisien’s Mónica Miquélez

The first thing you notice about lifestyle blogger and influencer Mónica Miquélez’s Be Parisien Instagram feed is the endless arrival of epic wardrobe pieces – from the perfect bold knit to boots of every colour persuasion. That, and a flawless curation of images fit for any magazine editorial. Yes, Be Parisien has become our latest style destination and one we can’t get enough of.

Here, we track Mónica down for our latest Fast 50, chatting to her about everything from reaching 100K IG followers to having strangers take pictures of her…

Missed the last articles in the 50 Questions series? Click the links to read interviews with Livelyus’ Gisy Balasch, Justin Savage, and Bookonin‘s Naomi-Jane Adams.

1. Best beauty product of all time? Pore Professional from Benefit
2. Five beauty products you can’t live without? My all times favourite Nars foundation, my mascara, my moisturiser from Clinique, my Hoola Bronzer from Benefit and Sephora masks
3. Hair “done” or messy? MESSY
4. Favourite fragrance? I am always changing and my favourite right now is Celebrate Now from Escada
5. Favourite item of clothing? Can’t take only one – bags and shoes 🙂
6. Favourite fashion brand? Super difficult question – Zara and Reformation
7. Gym or exercising outdoors? Exercising outdoors, I hate gyms
8. Healthy eating or treating yourself? Both are super important
9. Can you cook? Yes!! Of course. I love cooking and I love eating too 🙂
10. Favourite food to indulge in? Pasta / pizza – Italian food in general

11. First thing you pick from the mini-bar? Chocolate bars
12. Best place to eat out? This is super difficult. I love Italian restaurants in general and sushi places too
13. Happiest moment? On the beach with the love of my life
14. Saddest moment? When you come back from an amazing trip on the beach
15. Blog or YouTube? Blog, but I am a Youtuber lover too
16. Iphone or camera? Camera
17. Type of camera? Olympus Pen – I love this camera
18. Facetune or untouched? Facetune
19. Lightroom or VSCO? Always with Lightroom. I have created my own presets on Lightroom and I am super happy with the results
20. Favourite filter? My own filters – with a touch of orange and pink

21. Favourite way to edit pics? I love the pics with high temperature and saturation
22. 9-5 job or full-time influencer? Full-time right now and super happy to achieve this goal
23. How did you first get your start in Instablogging? I started with Instagram as a hobby 🙂
24. How much time goes into a normal picture found on your Instagram account? It could be 5-6 hours. It is a lot of work that begins with the clothing and place selection for shooting…
25. What’s your top Instagram tip? Always be yourself! Don’t try to copy others
26. Who takes your pics? My boyfriend
27. Career highlight since being an influencer? When I got 100K followers on Instagram! I couldn’t believe it
28. Career lowlight since being an influencer? Some negative comments from haters
29. Best campaign you’ve ever worked on? With Kiehl’s – it’s the one I enjoyed the most
30. Worst thing that’s happened to you on a photo shoot? Worst thing is when people stand in front of you and look at you in a fixed way as if they are watching a TV show and start taking pictures and recording you

31. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? Bags and shoes I love so much
32. Last thing you googled? Tips for NY. I am traveling this June for the first time and I am super excited
33. Favourite film? ‘The Notebook’
34. Favourite book? ‘The Girl on the Train’
35. Favourite song? ‘Daughters’ – John Mayer (live in LA)
36. Living in the city or living by the beach? Living in the city and going to the beach as much as possible
37. Favourite travel destination? Formentera, California, Maldives
38. Most Instagram-worthy spot? Rue de L’université in Paris with the perfect Eiffel Tower views
39. Top three essentials to pack when traveling? Makeup, camera, and my hats
40. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? Quiet dinner with friends

41. Partner or single? Partner
42. Siblings? Yes! One brother
43. What city are you currently living in? Madrid
44. Celebrity crush? Ryan Gosling
45. Pets? Yes!! My baby dog Pipa – she is a Pomeranian
46. What is your best asset? I am always positive
47. Biggest misconception about you and your job? About me – that I am French (I am Spanish). And about my job – that we are always enjoying travelling etc when it is also a hard job like any others
48. Top five Instagram accounts to follow? @carajourdan, @meglegs, @emilyvartianian, @matildajerf, @valentinamarzullo
49. Favourite quote you live by? “Follow your dreams”
50. Top career tip? Never give up

All images: Be Parisien | Click here to visit Be Parisien’s blog Réve Le Moon

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