10 QUESTIONS WITH BECCA, @BECCABECZTEN

10 QUESTIONS WITH BECCA, @BECCABECZTEN

If you already follow Becca, you might find that my description of her aesthetic falls a little short of reality. Dripping in gold tones, it speaks to a paradise filled with endless sunshine (mostly as the photos are taken in Singapore or Bali) and features the most covetable dresses from the most trending labels. As for the girl herself, she’s humble and incredibly focused – if influencers ever had a reputation for being fame hunters, this isn’t your girl. Read on to find out more about the Singaporean blogger that fills our feed with editorial imagery and wanderlust. And makes me wish I didn’t eat as much gnocchi for lunch.

1. How did you first get into blogging?

I first got into blogging around a year or two ago! It was a place where I could be radically creative and put things into editorial-like layouts which is my hobby.  

2. Where do you find your inspiration?
 
I know that saying I get my inspiration from everywhere is the politically correct answer but for the most parts, travel and Pinterest! Just being in a new place and seeing a myriad of different cultures and colours keeps me starry-eyed.
 
3. Your aesthetic is so strong and consistent, what advice would you give to others looking to achieve their own?
 
Aw, you’re too kind! In all honesty, my aesthetic is a constant work in progress. I think the best advice I’d give is for one to truly give themselves a chance to be who they really wanted to be. I find it a struggle and also a cliche to say, “aye, stay true to yourself” [but] at one point when Instagram was all about the white feed, I thought my aesthetic couldn’t fit in so I tried to mould myself into the minimalistic style which frankly isn’t who I am. It’s a work in progress to fully realise your potential and what makes you feel most alive.
 
4. Do you have any blogging philosophies or principles that you live by?
 
With blogging philosophies, I hardly ever draw the line and I typically go with whatever comes to mind! That aside, the quote I’ve always lived by is ‘she believed she could so she did’. In a society where girls are still denied chances or are still fighting for our well-deserved rights, having girls who believe that they can be anything they want to be is undeniably important. This sets as an example that remind girls to never stop fighting for their dreams. The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately, ain’t it?
 
5. What do you most wish for in your local influencer scene? 
 
That’s a good question! I think one thing for sure is to have a community that seeks to lift each other up, rather than seeing it all as a game of numbers and competition. And for people to give credit where it’s due. As a designer and full time creative, it’s almost ridiculous to see people ripping off someone else’s work and use it as their own, simply because they’re the more ‘popular’ one. I mean, that’s not cool.
 
6. You’re very selective about which brands you work with, how do you choose your partnerships?
 
For a start, I choose brands that respect and value my work. Most brands look at your follower count, to put it bluntly. There will be brands who look to grow with you, treat you with utmost respect and shower you with endless support. These are the keepers. These brands will also understand your aesthetic and art direction. Partnerships often end up as friendships and that’s something I’m always thankful for!
 
7. Where is your favourite place to shoot in Singapore and why?
 
 Botanical Gardens! HAHA. It is the place closest to a tropical paradise and there are endless corners that are insanely photogenic. Your girl can’t say no to lush greeneries and succulents so, Botanics is definitely a favourite of mine.
 
8. What would you most like to say to your 16 year old self?
 
The things you’ve prayed and strived for will work together and become your reality. You will get there, I promise.
 
9. What’s your favourite place that you’ve travelled to so far, and where would you most like to go next?
 
B A L I! I absolutely adore Bali! It feels like home for the soul, really. Greece, Kenya and Morocco’s definitely at the top of my list. Iceland too!
 
10. What can we expect to see on your blog and Instagram in the next few months? 
 
Well, I don’t want to make empty promises! HAHA. I’m starting a travel blog and that’s something I’m crazy excited about!
 
 I just started my YouTube channel not too long ago but I am definitely working on some fashion and travel content that I can’t wait to share. No big plans for travelling at the moment! Oh well – the best trips are made on impulse and that’s usually how I am.

Beccabeczten Bali

 

Floral illustration Beccabeczten The Haute Heel illustrated

Check out more of Becca on her Instagram