Diving into the world of style blogging in 2010, Milan-based influencer Valentina Marzullo is now bringing a certain execution to the Gram that raises the bar to an almost impossible high. With looks that exude Cindy Crawford-esque qualities and a feed that takes on a magazine editorial individuality with each post – Valentina comes from a breed of Instablogger that is redefining the industry.
Here, Valentina joins us for our latest Fast 50 where she chats everything from working with Vanity Fair and Burberry to her top career tip…
1. Best beauty product of all time? La Mer Moisturizing Cream
2. Five beauty products you can’t live without? Touch éclat by YSL, La Mer serum, Dior foundation, Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil, and Benefit Browvo! Conditioning Primer
3. Hair “done” or messy? Both
4. Makeup or no makeup? I am obsessed with makeup!
5. Favourite fragrance? Right now? Shalimar by Guerlain
6. Favourite item of clothing? Blazer
7. Favourite fashion brand? Obsessed with Gucci right now
8. Sneakers or heels? Sneakers
9. Gym or exercising outdoors? I’m too lazy but I prefer the gym
10. Yoga or running? Pilates
11. Healthy eating or treating yourself? Treating myself
12. Can you cook? I almost never cook, I’m not good at cooking!
13. Favourite food? Pizza, of course
14. Favourite drink? Coke and iced tea
15. Best place to eat out? I love the restaurant in front of the Louvre in Paris
16. Happiest moment? When I’m in LA
17. Saddest moment? When I leave my family
18. Instagram or Snapchat? Instagram!
19. Blog or YouTube? Blog
20. Iphone or camera? Camera
21. Type of camera? Nikon
22. Facetune or untouched? Photoshop
23. Lightroom or VSCO? Lightroom
24. Favourite filter? Lightroom again!
25. Favourite way to edit pics? My boyfriend takes care of it
26. 9-5 job or full-time influencer? Full-time influencer
27. How did you first get your start in Instablogging? 2010 only with my blog www.thechicattitude.com
28. How much time goes into a normal picture found on your Instagram account? It depends about the photo!
29. What’s your top Instagram tip? Create a story
30. Who takes your pics? My partner only – he is a photographer and he works with me
31. Career highlight since being an influencer? Always on the go
32. Career lowlight since being an influencer? More stress less relax
33. Best campaign you’ve ever worked on? Oh they are different! The best one? I love the campaign for Burberry’s new scent and Vanity Fair
34. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? I do not know! Every day I am lucky to receive beautiful gifts. The first thing that comes to my mind? A pair of shoes from Dolce & Gabbana
35. Last thing you googled? ‘How is the weather tomorrow?’
36. Favourite film? “The Notebook”
37. Favourite book? Nicholas Sparks novels
38. Favourite song? There’s too many for every mood! ‘Young and beautiful’ by Lana del Rey is one of my faves
39. Favourite band? Maroon 5
40. Living in the city or living by the beach? By the beach all life
41. Favourite travel destination? LA
42. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? Quiet dinner with friends!
43. Partner or single? Partner
44. Siblings? Yes! I have a beautiful 21yo sister who lives in Rome
45. What city are you currently living in? I live in Milan!
46. Celebrity crush? Emily Ratajkovski and Olivia Culpo
47. Pets? Nope
48. Top five Instagram accounts to follow? My fave are: @gypsea_lust / @iamgalla / @camilacoelho / @taylorcutfilms / @kristinabazan
49. Favourite quote you live by? “Keep going, remember why you started”
50. Top career tip? Create yourself
All images: @valentinamarzullo