50 Questions with style influencer Aretha La Galleta

While completing her degree in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication at the Abat Oliba CEU University in Barcelona, Spain in 2013, Aretha La Galleta decided to launch her lifestyle blog and Instagram as a way of chronicling her fashion trends. Five and a half years later, and the Aretha La Galleta Instablog has gone on to attract over 330K+ followers all keen to tune into Aretha’s fashion and travel pursuits.

A free spirit, keen photographer, and lover of travel we thought Aretha made the perfect candidate for our last Fast 50 of 2018. Here, she opens up to us about everything from her top Instagram tip to biggest misconceptions…

Missed the last articles in the 50 Questions series? Click the links to read interviews with Jayde Archives‘ Jayde Scukovic, Kelly Hill, and Salty Luxe.

1. Age? 26
2. Best beauty product of all time? Hydration mask
3. Five beauty products you can’t live without? Hydration mask from Caudalie, Gisou oil for my hair, black nail polish, lip balm and my perfume
4. Hair “done” or messy? Always messy
5. Favourite fragrance? VIP by Carolina Herrera
6. Favourite item of clothing? Boots
7. Favourite fashion brand? Isabel Marant
8. Weight? 60kg
9. Gym or exercising outdoors? Gym with friends
10. Healthy eating or treating yourself? Both

11. Can you cook? I love to cook. My best meal is spaghetti carbonara
12. Favourite food to indulge in? Pizza, cheese or pasta
13. First thing you pick from the mini-bar? Nuts or a Kitkat
14. Best place to eat out? I don’t care about the place if I have the right company…
15. Happiest moment? With friends
16. Saddest moment? I keep it for myself
17. Blog or YouTube? YouTube
18. Iphone or camera? Iphone
19. Type of camera? Polaroid
20. Facetune or untouched? Untouched

21. Lightroom or VSCO? Both
22. Favourite filter? My own one mixed with a vintage one
23. Favourite way to edit pics? Low saturation and vintage filter
24. 9-5 job or full-time influencer? Full-time me
25. How did you first get your start in Instablogging? When I was at university, I started posting my fashion looks
26. How much time goes into a normal picture found on your Instagram account? It depends on the light, but normally no more than 10 minutes
27. What’s your top Instagram tip? Be yourself and be real
28. Who takes your pics? Normally my sister who works with me, but also my friends
29. Best campaign you’ve ever worked on? An online series for an important brand in Spain, El Corte Ingles
30. Worst thing that’s happened to you on a photo shoot? Nothing I can remember

31. The best gift you’ve ever received as an influencer? Travel experiences
32. Last thing you googled? A song
33. Favourite film? ‘Braveheart’
34. Favourite book? ‘AMALA (Siempre) Libre’ by Atticus
35. Favourite song? ‘Dog Days are Over’ – Florence and the Machine
36. Living in the city or living by the beach? Always by the beach
37. Favourite travel destination? Wherever with the right company
38. Most Instagram-worthy spot? Cappadocia
39. Top three essentials to pack when traveling? Helmets, camera, and a book
40. Going out clubbing or quiet dinner with friends? Quiet dinner with friends which ends in a little party 😛

41. Partner or single? Partner
42. Siblings? She’s my life…
43. What city are you currently living in? Barcelona, specifically in Gavà, a town nearby the sea
44. Celebrity/influencer crush? Rihanna
45. Pets? Forever!
46. What is your best asset? I am not shameful and I’m tolerant
47. Biggest misconception about you and your job? People sometimes forget that we are people too
48. Top five Instagram accounts to follow? @queenofjetlags @tezza @thefashionfraction @nationalgeographic @ my mum
49. Favourite quote you live by? Hakuna matata
50. Top career tip? Be happy with what you do, always.

All images: Aretha La Galetta

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  1. Rini says:

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