Meet Mary: There’s ‘Definitely’ Something About Her
Kept a beady eye on our social channels this summer? Then you’ve probably noticed a certain Swiss Instagrammer popping up here and there. Tall, dark hair, nearly always wears the kinda’ vintage hat you’ve been scouring the flea markets for since, like, forever. Yeah, that’s her! Mary, FYI, and there’s definitely something about her.
Last month, we had the absolute plesh’ of shooting Mary in some of her fave NC summer pieces, and since then, the queen of cat-eye shades has only gone and breezed past the 100k mark on Instagram (just something she does in her spare time, mind). So we thought we’d catch up with her again, and get the full 411 on all things Mary L Jean, including where the rest of summer’s taken her, her tips for up-and-coming instagrammers, and why she’s decided not to pursue a fulltime career in blogging…
NC – So what brings you to the UK this summer?
Mary – I’m here for a language course to improve my English in preparation for an exam I need to take in order to become a teacher.
NC – Is teaching something you’ve always wanted to do?
Mary – Yes! When I was a kid. I taught maths to my younger brothers and showed them how to write. I even set them homework and organised exams – I really enjoyed it! Lol
NC – How will you still find time for blogging?
Mary – I’ve still been at school these last few years and so have been blogging during my free time at the weekends and stuff. So I guess I’ll just continue to do that and see how it works out.
NC – Any reason why you’re not pursuing blogging as a full-time career?
Mary – Taking pictures and creating cool creative content is one of my favourite hobbies. I want to continue to look forward to it every day without becoming financially dependent on it 🙂
NC – Any tips for budding instagrammers?
Mary – Stick to what you think is cool and show your followers your personal ideas and creativity.
NC – What do you think the future is for so-called digital influencers?
Mary – I honestly have no idea, but I think for now, companies benefit a lot by introducing their products through digital influencers. I believe this trend will continue for quite a while yet.
NC – Right, onto fashion. What styles are you loving this season?
Mary – Fanny packs!!!
NC – Haha! Any in particular spring to mind?
Mary – I just got a red Gucci fanny pack that I’m basically wearing 24/7.
NC – And finally… what’s next for Mary L Jean?
Mary – I’ll travel as much as I possibly can, and of course continue to create content for my blog and social accounts… and then I’ll probably have to slow down a little bit and focus on my studies.
Check out Mary’s ootd-packed blog, Laces & Places, here, and if, unlike her, you are considering a career in blogging, then you might wanna check out our interview from a couple of weeks ago with insta-guru and fulltime blogger, Yanin Namasonthi.