Interview with Vera Von Monika (@vera.von.monika)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I didn’t really plan my career in Fashion even though I always had an interest in the industry. My first meeting with Fashion took place in London at Vivienne Westwood store, there I got offered a chance to get in the Fashion world. 

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Back in 2011, I got placed in 2nd in the Worldwide Model Awards by Fashion TV. I’ve also been Ambassador for the major event in Iberia about beauty, Expocosmetica. Besides those achievements that took me far, reaching even the Japanese market, that’s not easy for many and I’m recognized there working with several brands and bands. I’ve constantly invited to several events about Pop culture as well as events focused on Japanese culture considering my fame in Japan that can be seen on my own verified blog in this so difficult market. However, my most interesting story could be the fact that thanks to my Influence I became a Sports and Lifestyle journalist, I’ve always shown the knowledge in this, to be more specific in Motorsport and had the leverage to be on the field.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

I’m often asked how to be successful as I am and my main tip is to stay true to yourself and your dreams, be unique, don’t try to be like someone else. You’ve to dare to be unique in a world full of trends so later you’re remembered for being different.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

Vivienne Westwood is the person that I’m grateful for. She has been a great inspiration since my teenage days and the person that took me into the industry. It all got started with an unplanned meeting at her store in London. 

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I’ve used my success in many ways helping great causes! I’m an active Greenpeace member, a fundraiser, and speaker for WHO as well as the United Nations. I often post on my social media accounts about this to bring awareness to people’s lives. Recently, I’ve been involved in helping health care, hospitals, and a lot more in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic. I’ve been active in the fundraiser for the United Nations Foundation.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“You just can’t let life happen to you, you have to make life happen.”

I believe we make our own luck and success thus we make life happen. As I mentioned before I dared to use my Influence to work as a Sports Journalist. It was a bold move, I gave up my privilege of being guest at World Rally Championship for actually doing something bigger like going on the field and interact with the drivers and all staff but in a more productive way. My great story in this movie was interviewing Ott Tanak, the WRC Champion. I didn’t plan that interview, I decided it during one of the morning stages and then headed to Service Park with an improvised interview that came out as fruitful. 

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

It’s easy to find me on Social Media by Vera Von Monika. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, IMDb amongst others. Also, my verified Line blog!