Sophia Smith Modeliste Influencer Getaway to Tanzania
20 Questions with Sophia Smith
Sophia Smith exemplifies a chic lifestyle through her Instagram and a million followers who are intrigued by it. Whether in Paris, London, Africa, Dubai, Los Angeles, or somewhere else on the globe – Sophia proves there’s always a way to stay fabulous after long days of travel.
How would you describe your personal brand?
What are three words that describe you?
Loyal, Self- assured and easy-going.
I also asked my sister to describe me in three words … she said “Particular, thoughtful and creative with an attention to detail”
What inspired you to become an influencer and what is now your favourite part of being one now?
I studied fashion business at college & university; during this time I did a work experience project at a PR & marketing agency in London. They began to represent me after I graduated in 2015, which is where my journey as an influencer began. I have met and worked alongside so many wonderful people and have visited parts of the world I could have only dreamt of.
How would you describe your stay at the Four Seasons Serengeti Lodge?
What were you looking forward to most when coming onto this trip?
Seeing all the beautiful animals of course!!! I also knew some of the girls well before going on the trip, so I was super excited to see them as we are from different parts of the world and it’s not always easy to see each other.
What was your favourite part about the trip?
It’s hard to pick just one as there were many from start to finish! Just waking up and seeing that view from my bedroom every morning was the most surreal experience. The first night we attempted to learn some of the African dance moves with the maasai’s and danced the night away in the rain, which was hilarious. We also had the most amazing dinner in the middle of nowhere; it was like something from a movie, although we spent most of the dinner screaming as there was lots of wildlife around, it was still so much fun and the food was delicious!!
What would you say is your spirit animal and why?
I did an online test of what my spirit animal would be and it said a wolf, “The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite for freedom” I’m not sure how accurate that is but I’ll go with it!!
What is something you learned about Africa during your stay?
How beautiful the world really is!
What is something you always travel with?
Sunglasses & face cream.
Do you have a beauty ritual?
Early bedtime! & I sleep with an eye mask on too.
What is your favourite fashion trend at the moment?
Finding the most sustainable, timeless pieces.
How do you stay up to date with beauty, fashion brands, and trends?
Currently via Instagram.
What is your favourite accessory to wear daily?
Earrings, usually a small hoop.
What is something you would like to say to your fans?
Love you all and thank you for all the support always x
Are you working on any exciting projects?
What goal do you want to fulfill this year?
To raise more awareness for the Wild at Heart foundation. They fund and support dog rescue and adoption projects all over the world. It’s such a wonderful charity.
3 things you’d like to check off on your Bucket List.
The list is definitely getting shorter as a safari was one of them!
– Learn another language, I’ve been saying this for a couple of years so I must get the ball rolling with this soon!
– Go to Egypt to see the pyramids
– Take a ride in a gondola
Where do you wish to travel next?
Would love to go to Rome or Capri
What advice would you give to someone who is going to Africa for their first time?
Try to capture as much as you can but also just enjoy taking it all in! It’s hard not to get your phone out and constantly take photos but just sitting back and really enjoying your surroundings is priceless.
What inspired you to work with Modeliste Magazine?
I did my first trip with Modeliste 2 years ago and had such lovely memories from working with them. Shooting this editorial with them in Serengeti was a no brainer!!