A Day in the Life: Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger Fifi Newberry
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Meet Fifi Newberry, fashion influencer, model and founder of lifestyle blog fifislookingglass.org, writing about all things fashion, health and beauty

 

 FIFI NEWBERRY: @fifinewberry

Featured accessories: Moscow Shopper, Madrid Tech Handbag, El Salvador Clutch, El Salvador Handbag, El Salvador Crossbody

 

 

Fifi shows us how the Moscow shopper is the ultimate statement ladies piece for any occasion and profession and talks to us about her life and career.

 

How/when did you get scouted to be a model?

I got scouted in a pretty strange way, my best friends, brother took pictures of us for his LCF (London College of Fashion) photography project and he ended up putting my picture on his business card. He started contacting agencies and gave his business card to somebody at Models1 and they asked for my email, I guess the rest is history. 

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What is your greatest achievement in your modelling career?

Shooting with Ellen Von Unwerth was an absolute dream come true. 

Have you faced any challenges in your career?

I have a very strong stance on not wearing fur which can often be difficult when working with high fashion clients. There have been occasions where I have had to tell clients I won't wear their clothes because they have decided to adorn their pieces with fur. I think having strong ethical views like this can be tricky in the fashion/modelling industry, but in my opinion, it’s really important to stay true to your values. I also love that a lot of big companies like Gucci and Michael Kors are now going "fur free" It’s a huge step for the fashion industry. 

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What inspired you to start a fashion & lifestyle blog?

I started my blog as a way to keep in touch with my family and friends while I was modelling in New York and I totally fell in love with writing, from there my style of blogging has evolved and I have morphed into a fashion blogger. 

What is your must have fashion accessory?

I love a good hat, my current favourites are my baker boy cap and a cute beret. They work so well at jazzing up a boring outfit and also hiding some pretty epic bad hair days. 

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What does your typical day look like?

I start by waking up and checking my social media, I reply to comments and interact with any posts I missed while I was sleeping. I then get out of bed and check my emails and if it’s a day where I have a blog post going live I push that live and share across my social channels. After that it’s time to take my doggy for a walk, this is my favourite part of my day, I switch my phone onto do not disturb and spend some time just enjoying the walk without distraction. Then, I might head out to meetings, castings or to shoot content for my blog posts, if I have a free day I will take myself to cafe to write.

Tell us a joke

What do you call a camel with three humps?... Pregnant... This is a joke from my four-year-old nephew and it makes me laugh every time he tells it. 

What is your favourite spot in London

I absolutely adore the Southbank, it’s such a vibrant and fun part of London no matter what time of year it is. 

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Favourite holiday memory as a child?

I grew up in the countryside and my family had ponies, on Christmas day my mum used to dress them up in tinsel and reindeer antlers for a festive ride. It still makes me smile to think about how much effort my mum put into making the holidays magical for us. 

This holiday I am grateful for…

My family and friends. I love them so much, its be a tough year so I'm thankful for each and every one of them. Also mince pies, because they're just the best festive snack. 

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Until next time