Maria from Fashion Fazer
My name is Maria Gallifuoco, but most people know me as Mez. I am 25 and own a digital marketing company called, Mezoose Creative, an online store called Byrd Holland and a lifestyle blog called FashionFazer. I try everything in my power not to use the term 'entrepreneur', but I am a little addicted to the combination of creativity, innovation and business in life.
How did you first get into fashion and blogging?
When I was at university studying psychology I had to undergo a treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, which I was diagnosed with when I was 18. This was a weekly treatment which made me really ill for two days or so and a lot of time on my hands for escapism. I was craving a creative outlet from my science heavy studies and fashion has always been an incredibly important part of my life and culture in general. Italians take their fashion very seriously! In the time time since it's inception I've discovered my love of photography and now the blog covers multiple topics such as fashion, photography, food, interior decorating and beauty.
Where are some of your favourite places to shop?
I'm not a huge fan of offline shopping, I prefer to browse and budget un-pressured from the comfort of my own home. For vintage and pre-loved online, I love La Petite Mademoiselle and Nasty Gal. For jewellery I'm going to be a bit bias and say Byrd Holland- if only for the fact that my passion is jewellery and accessories. For clothes I regularly visit Net-a-Porter, ASOS, Topshop and River Island. If I must shop offline, then I'll visit the Corner Store in Paddington and Cotton On for affordable additions to my wardrobe.
Which bloggers do you look up to and why?
Oh, I could be here forever! Caitlin from Roost- A Simple Life, Olivia Rae, Zoe Foster, Mandy from Oracle Fox, Matt & Julie from Tiger in a Jar and Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper.
Natalie from Lucy & The Runaways wants to know: If you were planning your next escape from your life, where would you go, who would you bring, and what would you bring. And why?
I would go to Boston, I would bring my main man; Paul, and I would bring my laptop, my camera and some amazing clothes!
I would like to know what their next steps are in regards to fashion and career.