Meet Maristella – the next blog superstar
Maristella Gonzalez is H&M and Bloglovin’s Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year.
Five finalists were chosen by H&M, Bloglovin’ and Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, but the rest was up to the people. And the people wanted Maristella Gonzalez. The Panama-based blogger behind A Constellation was awarded with ”Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year” at the Bloglovin’ Awards, recently held in New York.
H&M Magazine and photographer Adam Katz caught up with Maristella the day after the gala, to shoot her in some of the season’s best H&M styles.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE WINNER OF BLOGLOVIN’S BREAKTHROUGH FASHION BLOGGER?
”It feels surreal!!! I’m so, so happy! All throughout the night of the awards and since then, I swear my face hurts from smiling so much. I’m so thankful to everyone who voted and overwhelmed by the support of everyone. It’s definitely a night I will never forget.”
WHAT DOES THIS COMPETITION MEAN FOR YOU?
”It means I’m definitely doing something right. I’ve been working so hard on my blog for the past year and a half, trying to get my work out there, to get noticed so that it can become my job and hopefully a platform for more things. This competition means an opportunity, the opportunity I’ve been working for, to take my blog to a broader audience.”
I see myself taking A Constellation to another level. I have big dreams for my blog and its brand.
WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?
”My style is dynamic, I don’t think it’s one particular way or another because I’m constantly inspired by so many things around me and I like to experiment with what I’m wearing. But I do think what ties it all in, no matter what, is a mix of masculine or tailored details with feminine touches.”
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS FROM NOW?
”Honestly, I rarely think so far ahead! But I see myself taking A Constellationto another level. I have big dreams for my blog and its brand. I would love to explore ways to merge it with product development and design. I also love print and editorial design and I would like to explore that as well. In 10 years, I also hope to have one or two kids and maybe be able to divide my time between Panama and some other city like Los Angeles or New York… Maybe even Paris!”
WHAT IS YOUR BEST BEAUTY TIP?
”Definitely a healthy, balanced diet. What you eat and drink reflects so much on your skin, hair, nails and even teeth. The rest is just icing on the cake.”
IF YOU ONLY COULD BUY ONE PIECE THIS AUTUMN, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
”A pair of red suede boots. I’m a little obsessed with red right now and I need some red shoes in my life.”