She's a personal shopper, stylist, fashion and lifestyle blogger. 24 year old Moldovan blogger Mariana Nichifor is based in Moscow, Russia, now for about 4 years. We discovered her, cause her photographer, Alexander Plonsky, posted some photos, he took for her blog "The Kingdomstyle", in Streetfashion MagZZine's Facebook group. So we decided to contact her and were lucky to get an interview with her about her blog and her experiences in fashion and blogging.
I am Mariana Nichifor, a fashion, art, books and writing consumer. Blogging is my latest and the most strenuous passion. I am twenty-four years old. I was born in Republic of Moldova, a small country, but a lovely one. I have been living in Moscow for almost 4 years. Althought I studied the International Humanitarian Law, the fashion industry was always a part of me. Blogging is also a part of me, I like so much what I am doing and strive to do the best. “The Kingdomstyle”, I can say, was born 3 moths ago and it means style, beauty, fashion and travellings. The next year I am going to apply for a Mastery degree in Fashion History and Theory.
Describe how did you first get into blogging?
Before starting the blog I bone up on a subject. It is a long way, I follow other fashion blogs, magazines and even movies about fashion. I have another blog where I write my memories and that’s why it was a little bit easy from the technical side.
What inspired you to start your blog?
In general, fashion, art, life in big cities and travellings inspired me to start my blog. In addition to that I would like to say this is such area you can work wherever you want and you can be your own boss.
Who has impacted you most in blogging and how?
My parents blessed me with something very important and I am very thankful to them. These gifts are independence and freedom, thus I am not influenced by anybody. I can make my choices, all the more in blogging. I wanted to start a blog. So I started it.
Did you have any professional help or did you created the blog yourself?
Nobody helped me professionally to create my blog. I did the work myself. All I create is due to my great team. They are: Alexander Plonsky, the fashion photographer, the make-up artists and my best friend, Galina Gudumac.
What was the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
The most challenging moment in my blogging journey was a photosession in rain that lasted a lot. At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week I forgot all the invitations at home and they were the invitations for the fashion shows. There are several moments but they can only amuse us, not challenge in any case.
Can you tell me about few sources from where you get products for review on your site?
As a rule, I work with designers. I had a wonderful cooperation with Paulina FAbrro. At the moment I am in touch with Modify, Arhipova.Moscow, Varvara Andreeva, Ana Pryakhina. I'm going to work with accessories designers from Moscow.
Can you name some of your favourite bloggers and explain why they are your favourites?
I hold thesartorialist.com, cocorosa.com, garancedore.com in high regard for the style, finesse and freedom they deal with life style and fashion in general.
Have you met anyone interesting/famous on your blogging journey?
I think my blog isn’t famous, it’s just part of me and for everyone us fame has a different meaning.
What is the biggest difference in your life post-blogging?
In real life I am mostly without make-up, but on the blog I have always make-up. In my life post-blogging I don’t wear high heeled. Moscow is a big city and high heeled footwear can be sometimes uncomfortable.
Is blogging your profession or just a hobby?
Blogging is just one of my hobbies. Despite this I apply great effort, because of my family life. My family members support me in every situation. I owe everything to my family, especially my mother. She gifted me great intellectual powers.
I have been inspired enormously by the popular British actress and model, Audrey Hepburn, through the role in the film 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'.
Who takes the majority of your photos?
I can say I am a lucky person, because I met the photographer Alexander Plonsky and all my pictures are taken by him. He is very talented.
What would you say that is the biggest challenge about fashion blogging?
The biggest challenge about fashion blogging is the fierce competition and customers. Sometimes, uninformed designer don’t realize that blogging is an important tool in promoting their business. The blog is one of the newest tools of marketing, very effective.
How would you describe your personal style and is there a person who is a fashion inspiration to you?
I can’t say I have a single style. My favorite is casual style, but I enjoy wearing grunge, baroc boho chic or minimalist style. I like so much Rachel Zoe, her relaxed style, fringes and fluffy dresses.
What would you say that is the greatest satisfaction of being a fashion blogger? (Invitations to fashion events, interaction with people, gifts, etc.)
Invitations to fashion shows are my greatest satisfaction being a fashion blogger. Besides, I meet a lot of smart people.
Thank you for your exciting interview. It was a pleasure for me.
We like to thank you Mariana and will follow your interesting blog also in the future.