50 Questions with Russian influencer Emira Bugerra

One of the fastest growing young Instagram bloggers in Russia, model and style influencer Emira Bugerra has been quickly working her way up the ranks of IG to gather a following of over 115K – a move that has seen her work with global brands such as L’Oréal, Frends, and Fashionnova.  

Born in Tunis, Tunisia in 1996, Emira grew up with her family in Russia and started modelling at the age of 15 years. But it wasn’t until after graduating from the Peoples’ Friendship University in Moscow with a degree in Communication & PR majoring in advertising and public relations that Emira decided to combine her love for fashion photography with her modelling work to launch her self-named blog, Emira Bugerra. Now, the blog and Instagram have become her full-time career.

Taken by Emira’s dark-yet-chic style, we decided to pull her aside to find out a little more about her life behind the feed…

Missed the last articles in the 50 Questions series? Click the links to read interviews with Jaime XieAretha La GalletaJayde Archives‘ Jayde Scukovic, and Kelly Hill.

1. Best beauty product of all time? CHANEL LE VOLUME DE CHANEL
2. Five beauty products you can’t live without? Lucas Papaw lip balm, L’Oreal Source Oil, Diorskin Nude Luminizer, Lipstick Burberry Kisses, Jojoba Oil
3. Hair “done” or messy? Done
4. Favourite fragrance? Dior J’adore
5. Favourite item of clothing? Dress
6. Favourite fashion brand? Dior
7. Gym or exercising outdoors? Exercising outdoors
8. Healthy eating or treating yourself? Healthy eating
9. Can you cook? I can cook, but I don’t often do it
10. Favourite food to indulge in? Shrimp spaghetti

11. First thing you pick from the mini-bar? Lemonade
12. Best place to eat out? I love picnics in nature
13. Happiest moment? With my family
14. Saddest moment? When I am alone for a long time
15. Blog or YouTube? Blog
16. Iphone or camera? Camera
17. Type of camera? Canon
18. Facetune or untouched? Untouched
19. Lightroom or VSCO? Lightroom
20. Favourite filter? I don’t use a filter

21. Favourite way to edit pics? More contrast, less light
22. 9-5 job or full-time influencer? Full-time influencer
23. How did you first get your start in Instablogging? I started Instablogging with my model work
24. How much time goes into a normal picture found on your Instagram account? Always different timing depending on the complexity of the photo – sometimes it can take 4 hours
25. What’s your top Instagram tip? To be natural
26. Who takes your pics? My photographer or friends
27. Career highlight since being an influencer? I am happy when I have the opportunity to meet new people and work on new projects
28. Career lowlight since being an influencer? No weekends or free time
29. Best campaign you’ve ever worked on? Campaign for By Kilian
30. Worst thing that’s happened to you on a photo shoot? When my photographer lost his flash drive

31. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? Things from the new collection of designers
32. Last thing you googled? Site Vogue
33. Favourite film? ‘Pride and Prejudice’
34. Favourite book? Can’t single out one of the many
35. Favourite song? I listen to different music
36. Living in the city or living by the beach? In the city
37. Favourite travel destination? Hong Kong and Seoul
38. Most Instagram-worthy spot? Milan
39. Top three essentials to pack when traveling? Comfortable shoes, favourite hat, roomy bag
40. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? Dinner with friends

41. Partner or single? Single
42. Siblings? Younger brother
43. What city are you currently living in? Moscow
44. Celebrity/influencer crush? Rihanna
45. Pets? I love animals, especially rabbits and dogs
46. What is your best asset? I am very shy and strict on myself
47. Biggest misconception about you and your job? People think that bloggers do not do anything and receive rewards not deserved – but believe me, real blogging is work
48. Top five Instagram accounts to follow? @sincerelyjules @notyourstandard @micahgianneli @camilacoelho @rocky_barnes
49. Favourite quote you live by? The Bible
50. Top career tip? Always believe in your dreams and never give up.

All images: Emira Bugerra

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