The biggest thank you to Naluda Magazine for this fun interview.
Award-winning blogger and lifestyle, travel, and beauty expert, Ingrid Levin, is the creator and founder of the new, sleek, glamorous and high-end blog, INGRID MADISON AVE. The cutting-edge, thought provoking blog features Ingrid’s real life insights, and girl-to-girl advice on love, sex, luxury life/travel, beauty and technology for every woman of every age.
The blog empowers, inspires and enlightens women to live the best and happiest life possible by sharing her tips and tricks to help those achieve their goals when it comes to sex, dating and relationships.
Determined to live her life to the fullest, Ingrid hopes her posts will help her readers better themselves psychologically and spiritually.
Please tell us a little about you?
I am a former model turned lifestyle blogger happily living in New York.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Lover of life
What’s your background?
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. My mother is Colombian and my father is French.
Who is your biggest supporter?
Artist and best friend Ekatherina Savtchenko
When did you get into fashion/travel and blogging?
My whole life has been about fashion and travel. However, this year I decided to share my experiences with the world through my blog.
When and why did you created your blog “INGRID MADISON AVE”?
I created IngridMadisonAve in May, 2016. For years, I kept a detailed list of all things travel, therapy sessions, good and bad dating experiences as well as beauty tips. Everyone I would meet always wanted me to share my list with them, so it made sense to start a blog.
How often do you update your site?
What travel or beauty tips can you share with us for 2018?
Croatia and Greece is the rage right now. Definitely visit in the summer.
In 2018 it’s all about drugstore beauty products. Drugstores have stepped up their beauty game and now you can spend less than $20.00 and have a solid product.
What did you learn from your biggest failure? (if any)
Self-care, without it you cannot be of service to others.
Who are some of your favorite models and designers, and why?
Natalia Vodianova aka Supernova, she has the ultimate rags to riches story. Her relentless vision to give back to society is awe-inspiring.
Veruschka von Lehndorff, in her prime she was a hardworking woman with values. She never allowed the modeling world to convert her into abourgeois.
Diane von Fürstenberg, she lives a fearless life with elegance and grace. The timeless wrap dresses are everything.
Alice and Olivia, founder Stacey Bendet, empowered women by not making them look masculine when she designed the low-rise slim fitting pants. I love her feminine approach to design clothing that combines sexy yet whimsical sophistication.
What does fashion mean to you?
Expression of oneself, you can be as eccentric as you want, or timeless beauty in a matter of minutes. Fashion is art in motion.
What is your own definition of happiness?
Good health and living in a space of appreciation and gratitude
Who is your biggest beauty inspiration?
Who was your role model as a child?
Jacky Kennedy Onassis
What are your makeup bag staples when traveling?
Fenty foundation, Bobbi Brown, eye corrector, Stellar eye concealer, Aquaphor Lip Balm, l’Occine hand cream (shea butter), Avene sunscreen cream, spf 50, Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing wipes and Yves Saint Laurent nude lipstick
How did you stay fit?
I walk over 2 miles a day with a mix of Pilates and yoga 3-4 times a week, eat 80% raw food (fruits and uncooked vegetables) and 20% protein
What is your favorite healthy food?
Kale, avocado and quinoa salad
And your favorite cheat food?
Bagels and lox
In five years from now, where do you see yourself and your career?
Having an affordable and natural beauty skin care company
What music do you like?
Buddha bar lounge sounds, euro dance, hip hop and Latin music
What would be a deal breaker on a first date?
Cheapness in any form
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Oprah Winfrey, she is a real survivor. I look up to her and admire her for her tenacity and compassion.
Do you support any charity?
Yes, Michelle Tidor Kids Foundation for Haitian children, the foundation funds school for orphans and children.
3 things you can’t leave home without?
What is your idea of a perfect Sunday?
Lazy crazy day in bed reading
What do you think of social media?
It’s an engaging and powerful tool for entrepreneurs to take control of their brand. Lately, I began to follow inspirational people like Tony Robbins. It allows me to feed my mind with positive and enriching quotes for the day.
Where we can follow you?
Favorite food: Lebanese
Song: Sofi Tukker, Matador
Travel destination: Tough question as I like to go to different places depending on the season. St. Bart’s in the winter, St. Tropez, Monaco, Cannes in spring, Sardinia, Capri, Amalfi Coast, and Mykonos in the summer
Celebrity Crush: Bradley Cooper
Restaurant: Cipriani downtown, NYC
Actor/Actress: Scarlett Johansson
Quote: “When you know better you do better” by Maya Angelou
Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Book: The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor
Movie: Notebook, I am a sucker for romantic movies
Photo Credit: Benjo Arwas