By Gina Gargiulo
After graduating the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2015, Yasmin Elzomor was ready to take her Advertising and Marketing Communications degree to the next level. At just 22-years-old, she is dominating the fashion, beauty and social world with her exhilarating experiences. Born and raised in Forest Hills, this girl knows her way around New York City and she shared with Blush the sensational lifestyle she truly lives.
Q: Tell us, where did you start and where are you now in your career path?
A: I actually started off modeling when I was the age of 17, and it’s something that I love doing and will always enjoy doing. I’m currently signed with Bicoastal Model Management in NYC, and it’s been an absolute pleasure working with them. As much as I love modeling, I felt like I wanted to do more than just look pretty in front of a camera. I’ve always had this idea of wanting to start my own blog and be my own boss. I love the concept of taking aesthetic photos and inspiring others to do what they love.
Q: What is your favorite experience you’ve encountered so for?
A: I must say my favorite experience was working with a web designer to make my blog come to life. It was when it all started, the first step of my creative journey!
Q: How long have you been blogging for?
A: I’ve been blogging since June 2016, so it hasn’t been all that long, but I enjoy it so much that it feels as if I’ve been doing it my whole life.
Q: What is your favorite topic to blog about?
A. I like blogging about everything, from my outfit of the day to my favorite little coffee shops. I do however tend to love blogging more about fashion only because I like to show off my expertise in that field!
Q: Has anyone or anything inspired you along the way?
A: I follow so many amazing bloggers (both domestic and international) on Instagram and that’s my daily dose of inspiration. I love seeing the unique content each and every one of them creates. It’s so refreshing to see how much creativity there is all over the globe.
Q: Can you tell us a little about your blog you created?
A: My blog http://www.yasminelzomor.com/ has a little bit of everything, so it’s really a jack of all trades. Want to know how to dress for a special event? Want to know where the best restaurants are located? Want to know how to make your own healthy morning smoothie? You’ll find it all on my blog. It’s called YASEL by Yasmin Elzomor and it has a very minimal and clean look to it.
Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring students who want to start their own blog?
A: JUST DO IT. Seriously, you won’t get anywhere by procrastinating and trying to figure out how to make the “perfect blog posts.” When I first started, I was a little afraid to just jump in and I always wanted all my posts to be “perfect,” but I then realized that I can’t expect to start off that way immediately. Instead, work your way up slowly and steady and you’ll be surprised at how far you’ll get.
Q. What would you like to accomplish in the future?
A. I want to accomplish a lot and a few of those things include creating my own brand, networking with positive like-minded people, and being an inspiration to others, but the number one thing I truly want to accomplish is happiness. I want to be able to wake up every morning and do what I love. To me, that’s the meaning of true success.
Editor’s Note: A huge thank you to my dearest friend Yas for sharing her story and great inspiration with everyone. Make sure to follow her aesthetic lifestyle on Instagram for more updates! @yasminelzomor