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The Next Big Fashion IT-Girls



This is where all the next big fashion IT Girls Are

If you are looking for new fashion, beauty and style ideas, look no further than the most influential fashion and beauty curators, style enthusiasts and bloggers of 2016. Hand-selected by Modeliste for our latest Influencer trip, we whisked them away to the pristine beaches and vibrant atmosphere of Puerto Vallarta. These hip, chic and oh so unique girls cultivate and transcend the hottest trends, complete with exquisite creativity, an insightful lens and an inspirational flair.

Special thanks to the Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway

Meet the 4 girls you need to follow now.

Teni Panosian

How did you get the name for the blog?
I’m a really indecisive person and I cannot hone in on something to save my life. Like, if I’m deciding on a name or what to wear, but I think I got the name way before I started the blog. It was five years ago, and at the time I was studying brand strategy and marketing and everything in my head was all about how to market a product properly and make a memorable name so that’s how it came about. I was in school on how to market yourself correctly so Miss Maven was memorable. Maven is a buzzword, and it definitely encompassed what I wanted to do. It was just one of those moments where I actually didn’t go through dozens and dozens of names. I just found it, and I was done.

How would you describe your blog?
My blog started out as strictly beauty but with the rise of social media and my presence on YouTube, I think that people really want to see more diverse content- like more of my life. At first, I really wanted to make it into an online magazine, very professional, but more and more I saw that people wanted to see my personal style and my personal taste, so it kind of transitioned into something a little more casual. For instance, when I hosted dinner for my friend and then showed how I did the tablescape, or what I wore to an event, my fitness routine and what I’m listening to at the gym. It’s more of a peek into my life now and not just strictly beauty.

Tell us about your YouTube channel.

Same thing, it started out as beauty only, which I think got me my following, but I think as people evolve they want to see change too because they’re growing up with you. Especially with Instagram, me posting photos of what I’m wearing or people asking me how I decorated my house. Fashion, specifically was one thing I was particularly careful about, because I didn’t want to be that “beauty girl” who didn’t know anything about fashion. It’s such a specific thing, and there are so many people out there who are so good at it and committed to being a fashion expert, so I sort of just positioned myself as ‘This is my personal style, this isn’t the right way, this isn’t the wrong way, this is just what I’m wearing.” I think the response is getting more favorites than my beauty stuff. So, I like how much more diversified the content is now.

Do you have a favorite tutorial?
I think my Turks and Caicos travel diary is my favorite. I love doing travel diaries. They are so much more dynamic than just a typical to tutorial. It’s kind of like a motion picture where you really get to get creative with the editing and tell a story
as opposed to here’s an instructional video from A-Z which can become a little stale, but the Turks and Caicos was definitely my favorite.

What is your most asked about beauty question?
It’s brows 100%. Brows are one of the things I get asked about the most. Also hair- mine used to be Ombre so it was really dry and damaged but now it’s my natural color again and it’s getting to be shiny again. So people are asking about that and how I get that.

What would you say makes your blogging style so unique?

In the blogging world, it’s kind of easy to fall in line with what everyone is doing just because there is a style. I just try not to get sucked into that. I really try not to read other blogs or look at other accounts because I don’t want to ever think that subconsciously I am copying someone else’s style. So I just kind of let whatever inspiration I have dictate what content I put out there. Whether it looks like blogger content or not, I just go with it. Because otherwise you end up in a sea of the same.

How do you get the inspiration for your posts?
I just think about the questions people ask me and what I think is useful for people. Before, it was a lot of product reviews, but I didn’t really find that helpful for anyone so then it’s like “what is it that we do day-to-day that’s going to benefit someone.” Someone who an on-the-go mom who only has 5 minutes to get ready in the morning. It’s kind of necessity that drives my content.

How do you interact and engage with your audience?
I reply to comments all the time. If you’re going to take the time to watch my comment or read it, I’m going to write back. My audience knows I definitely go back and read everything. And I do giveaways so I go back and say “thank you” to them and obviously I wish I could give something to everyone but I can’t so it’s just my way of showing appreciation to them. If they weren’t reading and watching, I wouldn’t have a career.

Do you have any tips for capturing snap?
Snapchat is interesting because I think that the funny moments of your day, that’s what people want to see. Like if something random happens, like my dog staring at the pool swan and barking at it because it’s moving, that’s like a moment. That’s just one of those things that you’re by yourself at your house and you wish you could laugh with someone about it, but you’re alone so you’re like “I’m just going to snap this.” It’s just those moments that people wouldn’t otherwise see. It’s your raw life.

How would you describe your personal style?
My personal style is quite simple. You won’t see me accessorizing a lot. If I’m going to make a statement, it’s still going to be with something understated- simple but bold.

What are the top 3 things on your bucket list?
I would like to go to India. I had a friend go there and she said it’s like an life altering experience but you kind of have to be emotionally ready to go. I want to go and do some work there and not just vacation. I think it’s important to go to other parts of the world and see how people are living. But in general, I just want to travel more. I want to save all the dogs in the world. Using my influence to raise awareness about spaying and neutering. I want to go to Capitol Hill and change some laws that have to do with animals because they’re just not strict enough. I guess the last one is get married because that scares me a lot so that would be like getting over a fear and accomplishing something cool.

What are your beauty product obsessions?
I need a good eyebrow pencil. Sometimes I don’t really put anything on my face and it will just be my eyebrows really polished up. The one that I’m using right now is by Hourglass, it’s called the Arch Brow sculpting pencil and I really like it. I just like a nice light-wear foundation but not foundation-more like a BB Cream. One that I like right now is the Nars Velvet Matte Skin Tint. It’s so good, very lightweight but it gives you a good amount of coverage. Also, there’s a lip oil by Hourglass that I wore this morning and it looks like a gloss but it’s a lip treatment. Also there’s a product my Jouer it’s called the Luminizing Highlighter. I like liquid highlighters more than powders because they blend in with your skin more and look more natural.

What was your latest beauty splurge?
It was a highlight compact by Tom Ford. The color is called Moonlight. You swirl a darker color and lighter color and it’s like glowy veil over your skin.

What’s one of your biggest beauty tips?
I think cleansing is so important because we all want good skin and the first step is keeping it clean. I know a lot of people just use wipes to take off their makeup at the end of the night and they call it, but that’s not enough. So, I would say take a few extra minutes to take all that extra makeup off. There’s one product by Skinmedica that’s very good and gentle. I think it’s called the gentle cleanser.

What are you looking forward to most in Summer?
I’m looking forward to just being in a bathing suit and going to the beach. It’s so much more about layback style than the rest of the year.

Do you have any funny beauty moments that you look back on and think what was I thinking?
There was a period of time where I really laid on the blush and did full strip lashes and a full smoky eye, and it was just so much. Now I’m just so easy.

What do you always carry in your handbag?
I have a hand sanitizer in my bag. A lip balm, I love the one by Jack Black. It’s their lemon Shea Butter lip balm. And sunglasses. I really like Dida. I have so many of their sunglasses.

What has been your favorite travel destination?
Turks and Caicos. It was definitely experience there. The people were really nice, I learned a lot there.

How do you keep in shape?
I have a trainer that I see two or three times a week. She’s a power lifter, so I need her because I can’t weight lift by myself and you can really hurt yourself if you weight lift without a professional. It’s funny because I just did a hair tutorial the other day and people noticed my toned arms. I hate cardio but I love weight lifting.

What’s next for you?
I think a little bit of a shift in content. I would really like to go into more narrative style work just more meaningful content that will be more motivating for people as opposed to just giving beauty tips and making people feel beautiful. Just give people the ammo to do what they love to do.

What has been your favorite part of this trip in Puerto Vallarta?
I love just how nice everybody is here. In the entire community I haven’t met one person who has been rude or mean. I think the culture here is very welcoming, just kind and laid back. No one is high strung and everyone’s just having a good time.

If you could say anything to your fans what would you say?
Thank you! It’s going to be a ride from here so stay tuned.


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