Mode Around the Globe: Madison Grace
Photographed by LISA RICHOV
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When did you start your career as a content creator/social media influencer?
I started when I was 20 and I’m currently 26 years old. I was in Tulum, Mexico on vacation with my family and I was just in a beautiful location and I just made the decision then that this is what I wanted to do and started posting photos on that trip specifically in a certain way. I knew I loved to travel and I loved fashion so it seemed a good fit.
Do you have any advice for young women who are hoping to pursue a career as a content creator/social media influencer? Is there anything you wish you knew before?
This is a really good question because the industry has changed in a lot of ways. I feel it’s harder now to get traction, but not impossible. You just need to work hard and be consistent with your content. Do most of the work yourself (editing and photography) or work with another content creator to help with taking photos and you can help them in return. Another option is to try and collaborate with new photographers who are just getting started and help them get recognized by giving them credit. Also, sometimes you just need to use a tripod and get skilled at taking your own photos. You just don’t want to spend a lot when you’re just getting started. Actually even afterwards you want to always try and keep your costs down as much as you can because after all it is a business.
What has been your favorite part about 2022?
Like every year there are always highlights, but this year was especially fun going to Israel for a very close friend’s wedding. I went with 6 of my friends and it was an amazing trip! We visited the Dead Sea and so many other cool places. I also attended the Rise Festival in Las Vegas. It’s one of my favorite festivals! I actually also went with my family to Vegas too and we all had a blast, it was amazing!
What is your favorite thing about the holiday season?
Everything! The shopping for gifts, decorating, the food and just spending time with family and friends.
What was the highlight of your time in New York with Modeliste? Any funny stories you would like to share?
My highlight would be that it was a great group of girls. I love these trips because I always walk away making some new friends. Also, the Hamptons are pretty cool too.
Do you have any resolutions you would like to share for 2023?
I start off with a few but when I’m not exactly keeping them I kind of feel guilty, so this year I don’t really have any specific ones. I’m just going to try and do my best.
Choose one place in the world you have always wanted to visit but haven’t
There are so many places but Greece, Portugal or Japan would be nice. Hopefully in 2023!