Stunning looks? Tick. Enviable wardrobe? Tick. Getting to work with your bestfriend, identical twin sister, and clothes swapper every single day? Tick, tick, tick. It’s no wonder the gorgeous Bec and Marissa Karagiorgos decided to call their blog Twice Blessed.
Launching the blog in December 2013, creating Twice Blessed just made sense for the twins – who had already long been involved in the fashion world. With a Bachelor of Business Marketing between them, the two also worked in retail for over seven years for Australian designers – with Bec going on to work as a Digital Marketing Manager for a fashion PR company (managing accounts for brands such as Tony Bianco, Decjuba and Olga Berg).
Fast-forward three years, and Bec and Marissa are now full-time influencers – creating curated content for their 104K followers on Instagram. Renowned for their minimalistic yet versatile style, Husskie decided the girls were the perfect candidates for this week’s Fast 50. Here we question them on everything from how they edit their images to dream campaigns…
1. Best beauty product of all time? By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Lumi-Serum
2. Five beauty products you can’t live without? La Mer Creme De La Mer Moisturiser, Laura Mercier Radiance Primer, Clarisonic Brush, NARS Laguna Liquid Bronzer, MAC Highlighter Powder
3. Hair “done” or messy? Messy
4. Blondes or brunettes? Brunettes!
5. Make-up or no make-up? The ‘no-makeup’ makeup 😉
6. Statement eye or statement lip? Definitely a statement lip!
7. Favourite fragrance? Marissa: Escada Moonlight / Bec: Giorgio Armani Si
8. Fake tan or no tan? We’re Greek, so always a tan (natural or fake!)
9. Favourite item of clothing? Marissa: Camilla and Marc Balmain inspired Blazer / Bec: Bassike boyfriend blazer
10. Favourite fashion brand? Marissa: Camilla and Marc / Bec: Bassike
11. Sneakers or heels? It depends, but when styling an outfit we don’t feel complete without heels!
12. Dress or jeans? Jeans
13. Gym or exercising outdoors? Both!
14. Yoga or running? Neither! We love Pilates 🙂
15. Healthy eating or treating yourself? A healthy balance for sure. Why not have both?
16. Can you cook? Yes!
17. Favourite food? Mexican or Greek
18. Favourite drink? Some good old H2o
19. Best place to eat out? Cloud Nine (Asian infusion)
20. Happiest moment? Quitting our jobs and going full-time on the blog
21. Saddest moment? Splitting up when I (Marissa) moved to London and left Bec in Melbourne… devastating
22. Instagram or Snapchat? Instagram
23. Blog or YouTube? Both! We are on both platforms 🙂
24. Iphone or camera? Camera
25. Type of camera? Canon 5D Mark III for shooting & Olympus PEN for Vlogs/Video
26. VSCO cam or Snapseed? Neither! We edit all our images on Photoshop
27. Facetune or untouched? Always untouched
28. Shooting on-the-go or location scouting? Location scouting! We’re very curated with our page, so need to maintain that with thought-out locations
29. 9-5 job or full-time influencer? Full-time influencer!
30. Most exciting moment since being an influencer? Going to NYFW in 2016! Amazing
31. Most terrifying moment since being an influencer? Going month-to-month not knowing how much we could/can earn. Quite scary
32. Best campaign you’ve ever worked on? Can never narrow it down to just one. We’ve been so blessed to work with some amazing people around the world on some really cool projects
33. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? A trip to Port Douglas for 7 days!
34. Favourite film? Emperors New Groove
35. Favourite book? The Bible 😉
36. Favourite song? Faith – George Michael (R.I.P)
37. Favourite band? Queen, 5ive or Hillsong
38. Living in the city or living by the beach? City girls
39. Summer or winter? Summer for the heat, winter for the dressing
40. Ocean or swimming pool? Swimming pool
41. Favourite travel destination? Greek Islands or London
42. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? Dinner with friends
43. Partner or single? Both in long-term relationships
44. Siblings? Just us two 🙂
45. What city are you currently living in? Melbourne
46. Celebrity girl crush? Christine Centenera or Miroslava Duma! They both literally slay life
47. Celebrity boy crush? Hmm…. good question! Probably Jake Gyllenhaal (because… obviously!)
48. Pets? None at the moment (had an amazing kitty for 15 years)
49. Top five Instagram accounts to follow? @5inchandup @songofstyle @marianna_hewitt @chrisellelim @lifeofjinkie
50. Favourite quote you live by? “Be like bamboo. Bend, but never break.”
All images: @TwiceBlessed