Daphné Moreau is a dynamic, positive and passionate 30-year-old Parisian influencer. She has been editor of the fashion and lifestyle blog Mode & The City since 2007, which is a source of inspiration for many French women who are fans of fashion, beauty, lifestyle, food and well-being. Daphne loves autumn, Scottish, Instagram, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movies, Christmas, New York, Pinterest, Harry Potter, F.R.I.E.N.N.D.S and tea. FIV is pleased to present its exclusive fall interview with Daphne Moreau from Paris.
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Interview Daphné Moreau
FIV: Hello Daphne ! How are you? How are you? FIV Magazine is delighted to conduct an exclusive fall interview with you. How did you get the urge to create your blog? Can you describe your universe to us for our international readers who do not yet know you?
Daphne: Hello ! I launched my blog fashion, beauty & lifestyle fashion & The City in June 2007, more than 12 years ago! There were still very few blogs at the time, especially in France. I was already reading some Anglo-Saxon blogs and I wanted to do it on my own. It was a rather spontaneous and almost naive process at the time! I never imagined that this environment would evolve so much and that the blog would become my main activity a few years later!
FIV: As an influencer, you often have the opportunity to work with companies. What is essential for you when you agree to cooperate with a brand?
Daphne: I only work with brands that are in line with my editorial line and that I am proud to support. It is essential for me that the brands I work with are close to my universe and my values. I would never talk about a brand or product that I do not recommend 100% because the trust my community has in me is the most precious thing in my eyes!
Top 3 of the best autumnal Parisian teas and tea rooms
FIV: FIV Magazine could see on your blog and instagram account that you were a great tea lover. What are your 3 favourite autumn teas?
Daphne: Indeed I love tea, it is so comforting, especially at this season. I particularly like Earl Grey, Citrus Rooïbos and Almond Tea !
FIV: As a Parisian, what are your favorite Parisian tea shops to drink teas in autumn?
Daphne: Angelina and Ladurée are great classics that I really like. The teatime of the Meurice is also quite exceptional in a grandiose setting !
Autumn look by Daphne Moreau
FIV: Fashion is one of your main passions and you usually share your daily clothes on your blog. If you had to describe your favorite look for this Fall/Winter season, what would it look like?
Daphne: Without hesitation a pretty shirt, jeans, blazer and a pair of ballerinas or moccasins, all in pretty shimmering colours like camel, beige, brown or rust !
Activities & tips to stay positive in the fall
FIV: Autumn is one of your favourite seasons, yet it is a quite depressing season for many of us as it marks the end of summer and the arrival of winter. What activities do you like to do during this season?
Daphne: I have always been deeply comforted by autumn ! In this season I love to walk in the parks or in the forest to enjoy the pretty colours and the very special light of this season. I am also a big fan of cocooning and nothing beats a Saturday afternoon under a plaid with tea at home in front of a good romantic comedy (preferably with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan). I also have a lot of friends over dinner or brunch at home: autumn is the season for conviviality!
FIV: We all know that the blogging profession is not always easy and requires a lot of time and dedication. How do you always be positive and think positive? Do you have any tips or quotes that help you be positive?
Daphne: I have always been able to see the glass half full rather than half empty;) I am passionate about personal development and it helps me a lot to step back from life and enjoy everyday life. There are so many reasons to be happy/se when you decide to focus on the positive !
Fall beauty and care routine
FIV: What is your beauty routine in autumn? Which beauty products do you recommend?
Daphne: After summer and sun, it is all the more important to take care of your skin. In autumn I rely on hydration with a good cream and moisturizing masks regularly. I recently discovered the brands Biovive, La Canopée and Hellobody which make very good products (with good compositions). I have also been a fan of the Caudalie brand for years!