10 things you need to know about Margaux Zanetti

10 things you need to know about Margaux Zanetti

January 26, 2017

After braving Toronto's gross January weather, we arrived at Margaux Zanetti's warm and cute uptown apartment. Margaux is a full-time university student, freelance writer, content creator, and Toronto lifestyle blogger. We have loved following her  Instagram, and blog, so we jumped at the chance to meet in person!

Here are 10 thing you need to know about Margaux Zanetti

What sparked her love for fashion and blogging...

I’ve always been interested in Fashion; when I was younger I used to have a fashion sketchbook. My sister, mom, and I would also watch What Not To Wear religiously. Since I don’t study fashion in school, blogging gave me the opportunity to write about it and share this passion of mine with others.

My favourite aspect of blogging is meeting likeminded people. I’ve met some of my best friends on Instagram because we all have similar passions and hobbies!

How she deals with pressures…

One of the biggest challenges that I face is motivation; it usually comes and goes in waves. The tough thing is that I am my own boss and I decide just how much work I want to put into my blog. I’m still in school, so I have to juggle that with blogging and doing freelance graphic design. To get myself motivated again, I figure out why I’m stuck, make a list of things to do, and then work on those at my own pace.

It’s also super easy to get discouraged by comparing myself to others. “Why didn’t this brand reach out to me to collaborate?”; “Why isn’t my account growing as much as _______?”… When I get into this cycle, I need to remind myself that I’m super successful for my age and everything that I’ve been through; I would’ve never dreamed that I would be where I am today.

Wearing the Lena Silk Top in natural 

How she creates her great wardrobe…

When I was a teen, I remember having some coloured items in my closet (red pants, yup…), but my style and morals have evolved a lot throughout the years. I stopped shopping at some of the big fast fashion retailers like H&M, Zara, and Forever 21. Now, I focus on pieces that I really need in my closet, and that can be paired with my other clothes. It’s a lot easier to pair neutrals together and get a good use out of my pieces that way.

What she thinks about sustainability…

This is a tough one because I feel like there are different layers to sustainable fashion. A piece should be high quality, made in an ethical environment, and add long-term value to your your wardrobe. I think that if people in our society just picked one of these to focus on, there would be a big change in the fashion industry.

 

Wearing the Isabella Silk Top in black

That special piece in her wardrobe…

Honestly, I have a couple favourite pieces and they’re my sleeping t-shirts. One of them is a Toronto Raptor’s tee that I got for my 8th/2nd birthday (I’m born on leap year!); my mom had paid to get “Happy birthday Margaux!” put on the big screen during the game. The Raptor mascot and cheerleaders came and gave me the t-shirt and a certificate. I also walked up the stairs of the CN tower with my sister and mom 3 times, and every time they would give you a t-shirt and write how long it took to climb up the stairs. The t-shirts are all pretty old, but I still get good use out of them and love the memories associated with the pieces.

Her muse…

My role model/muse is Estée Lalonde; she’s a Canadian YouTuber who lives in London, England. In the past couple of years, she’s evolved from a beauty blogger, to an unapologetic girl boss. She just seems super humble and nice; I see a lot of myself in her. She also uses her platform to talk about important issues such as feminism. If I could achieve her level of success, I would want to be as humble and relatable as her.

Margaux is wearing the Lena Silk Tank in Red

Wearing the Lena Silk Tank in red

What she’s really passionate about…

Currently, I’ve been really passionate about consumerism. People in our society feel the need to buy new things and expect that it’ll make them feel better, but it doesn’t, so they buy even more stuff that they don’t need. I recently went through my whole apartment and saw how many things I accumulated over 4 years, and I didn’t need half of it. People need to take a step back when they’re shopping and think about whether they really need that item and will use it. At the end of the day, if it’s not useful, it will be a waste of money and take up unnecessary space. Our society tells us that new, more, or trendy = happy, but accumulating more things will just be overwhelming. You need to step back and look at what you want in life to really be able to achieve happiness.

And, I’m also extremely passionate about feminism. Always :) 

About being a woman in 2017…

I think that us women are realizing just how strong we are, and we’re letting the whole world know. This is a time when women are really standing up for each other and making their voices heard. There are so many women in Toronto doing amazing things and it helps motivate me to realize my own dreams.

Where she sees fashion heading…

I’m hoping that the future of fashion is an appreciation for quality over quantity. Fast fashion causes so much pollution and is creating unethical working environments for hundreds of thousands of people. I hope that people start buying from local brands because big retailers have enough money; it’s time to support people who really want to make a difference.

 

Thanks Margaux! :)



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