It Guys: Blake Steven
Alongside all those travel pics, you’ll find nonstop street style coverage. Blake is world renowned for putting the freshest, most modern twists on traditional menswear staples. Engaging and unique, Blake is a pro at capturing all of the hottest spots while showcasing his seemingly effortless and sexy sense of style.
UNICO 20º87º – RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO
Describe your blog/ social channels?
My blog and social channels revolve around fashion, lifestyle and travel. I use my pages to express myself through my photography and fashion.
What makes your blog and social channel so unique and the ultimate go-to for all the latest trends?
My blogs and social channels are very personable. I feel I have a connection with the people that follow me. I do a lot of live streams to engage with all those who take the time out of their day to look at my page.
What inspired you to create a blog? How did you begin?
I realized that I could share my passions with other people through instagram. I didn’t start it to necessarily get a career from it but it turned out that way. It gave me a different creative outlet at a time when I was working 6 days a week on my audio engineering degree.
What has been your greatest achievement or “ah-ha!” moment with your blog/ social channels?
My greatest achievement was to obtain an O1 visa and move to America through my IG. It had always been my dream to move to LA and I was able to achieve it by the time I was 23. Just thinking about it makes me really happy.
What elements do you think create an engaging IG feed?
The key ingredient to an engaging IG feed is personality. It doesn’t matter what you do but if you have a personality then followers will gravitate towards you. Also, use the same theme all the time for consistency.
Any favorite bloggers you personally love to follow?
In 3 words: How would you describe your personal style?
Blake: Raw, Modern and Classic.
What types of posts do you think create the most engagement?
Funnily enough, photos of me having food across the table from the camera do the best haha.
What you’re looking forward to wearing most this Summer season?
I can’t wait to wear a print short sleeve shirt, skinny black jeans and a pair of chelseas. It’s classic but timeless.
What item can’t you live without when traveling?
I can’t travel without my Beats Studio headphones. It allows me to escape the hassles of traveling.
Any Summer plans?
I am traveling throughout Europe and hopefully heading across to Japan for the first time. I can’t wait.
What is your ultimate go-to hair, grooming or skincare product?
Baxters Clay Pomade is my go-to.
Favorite App on your phone.
Most used filter?
My most used filter rn is C6 on VSCO. I love the tones it gives any photo.
Most played song on itunes/spotify?
Slide (Ft. Frank Ocean & Migos) by Calvin Harris
What is your current indulgence?
Currently binging through House of Cards.
Favorite way to end the day.
I love to make music on my mac at the end of the day. I’m normally producing music until 4/5am most nights.
What did you love the most about the UNICO 20º87º Hotel Riviera Maya?
I loved that the hotel was all inclusive and how the staff were very friendly and polite. Furthermore, the outdoor hot tub on the balcony was amazing. Being in there at 2am when it was so quiet will be a moment I’ll never forget. Loved every second.
Top 3 Things on your Bucket List.
– Visit Japan.
– Run the New York Marathon
– Visit Machu Picchu
What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects we can be on the lookout for?
I wish I could tell you but I have something amazing in the works. I am very excited 🙂
What’s one thing you would like your fans to know about you?
I love them and it’s solely because of them that I am in the position I am in. I will forever be grateful.
What did you love most about the Modeliste Mode Around the Globe Getaway?
I loved being there with new people I hadn’t met before. I have gained friends for life.