Check our interview with popular fashion, beauty, travel and lifestyle NYC blogger Natalia Levsina.
Natalia’s popular blog AllBuenoThings.com has partnered with Banana Republic, Blood&Honey, Walter Baker, Ona Chan, TheShoppingBag & many more!
Hi Natalia, please tell us a little about you?
I am originally from a small Eastern European country- Moldova, and 3.5 years ago decided to move to NYC, to pursue my dream. Right away after I moved I created my blog AllBuenoThings.com, and started my Instagram. Back then I had no idea, that one day I’ll be a full-time blogger.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Courageous, driven, self-confident
Who is your biggest supporter?
My family is my biggest support, they are the ones who always believed in me, and gave my an opportunity to do what I love. Also I started my blog with my best friend, we are still partners, and she is the one who never let me quit, even when I feel unmotivated and uninspired.
Best advice ever given?
Never listen to what other people think, and just follow your dreams.
When and how did you started as an influencer and blogger on Social media?
As I said I started my blogger career 3 and a half years ago, when I moved to NYC. Everything was so new and exciting for me, so I was just sharing it through my Instagram, and never thought that I will be able to make a living through it.
What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion is the best way to express myself, my vision and the way of life. I am dreaming to start my own fashion line one day, and already have some ideas for it.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers?
I’ve been always loving Victoria Beckham, she has an amazing sense of fashion and style. Also I admire her as a woman, who was able to create a successful business and happy family.
How would you explain your fashion style and what items in your closet can you not be without.
I would say that my style is a little bit edgy and casual. And I am obsessed with different blazers, have so many of them and can’t stop purchasing. Cant even imagine my style and my closet without blazers.
Biggest beauty inspiration? Why?
I would say Adriana Lima, she is my favorite beauty idol, so natural, alive and beautiful.
Now on the Traveling side, we know you love traveling. Tell us your Top 3 countries to travel?
1 Greece- back in 2008 I had my internship in Greece, and had a chance to live there for 3 months, it’s been an unforgettable experience, and I fell in love with it’s culture, nature and cuisine.
2 United Arab Emirates- it’s just unbelievable how fast this country is growing. When I was there, I had a feeling that I got into the future.
3 Italy- such a beautiful country with very rich history.
And which countries or cities are still on your bucket list?
I am dying to go to Morocco, Cappadocia and Singapore.
Which place that you have visited do you think changed you in a particular way, maybe motivation or see a different reality, etc?
Definitely NYC changed me a lot, this city is my biggest motivation and inspiration. I remember how 9 years ago I visited NYC for the first time and fell in love with this city, since then I was sure that this city will be my home.
Who is your favorite Actor/Actress? And why?
Julia Roberts, I love every movie with her, and she is a very versatile actress, who can play every role.
3 things you can’t leave your house without?
Phone (can’t spend even 30 min without it), power bank (my phone always dies during the day), credit card.
What music do you like?
I am listening all types of music, besides rock.
How’s a typical day in your life?
Every morning right after I open my eyes, I check my emails and Instagram, only then I have a breakfast. Usually I have photo shootings 3 times a week, and events to attend almost every day, and in between of this I reply to emails, edit pictures, submit content for approval, scout for the new places to shoot and pitch the brands. I try to find time Â to workout, at least 2-3 times a week. So basically I have no days off, cause on weekends I like to shoot and edit pictures as well.
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Late breakfast, workout, strolling around the city with some pictures taken, nice brunch with friends, sunset in Dumbo with Manhattan view and then movies (kinda boring) lol
What is your favorite healthy food?
I looooove acai bowls, and lately started to love matcha.
And your favorite cheat food?
Truffled French fries (my mouth is watering right now)
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
Haven’t been on a date for a while. So it’s a tough question, but I guess the deal breaker would be if a guy is checking his phone all the time. It means he is bored or not interested in me.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Coco Chanel, I read a lot of books about her, and admire this strong woman.
Do you support any charities?
I support a dog shelter in my homeland.
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
Now I am working on a very exciting project: Blogger Spot – The Cellar Soho- a workspace for influencers and media creators. Hopefully it’s going to be open within the next to month. And I believe that in 5 years we gonna have more locations.
What do you think of Social Media?
I think that Social Media made our rhythm of life even faster, now we want to find out about all the news, releases and so on right away. Also thanks to social media a lot of business and travel destinations can grow and develop. The only problem is that a lot of people compare themselves and their lives with the perfect picture that they see on social media. But its important to believe, that it is just a picture, and everyone has their ups and downs,
Where we can follow you?
21 Buttons, where I link all my outfits my username is @natalialevsina as well.
Quote: Just keep hustling until your haters ask if you’re hiring
Song: Joe Dassin- et si tu n’existais pas
Movie: Pretty Woman
Travel Destination: Greece
Sports Team: ManCity