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Mikkel Weiss Interview

On his lifestyle blog, Mikkel Weiss covers everything from travel, to food, to music, to fashion. The Danish 20-year-old dreams of working with high-profile fashion houses, and with his exquisite taste and hard-working attitude, those dreams may be well within his reach.

Who are you?

My name is Mikkel Weiss and I’m a 20-year-old creative mind from Denmark.

What do you do?

I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger. I cover everything from my favorite tunes at the moment, to a lunch with my best friends, and of course a lot of outfit of the day posts.

In general, I just try to give my readers a little glimpse into my everyday life through my camera lens.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a little city outside Copenhagen with my family.

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When did you take your first big risk in life?

I think one of the biggest risks I have taken was last year when my good friend and I decided to travel to Australia for five months without booking anything except the plane ticket from Copenhagen to Brisbane.

It was definitely one of my best decisions ever. The whole adventure was amazing! I saw the most beautiful places and experienced something new everyday. You can see pictures of the trip on my blog.

Why have you persisted with the path you’re currently on?

When I was very young I always knew that I wanted to be some kind of creative. But it was confusing because I couldn’t sing, I couldn’t paint or draw, and I am the worst dancer in the world.

So when I got my first camera, I developed a passion for photography which later evolved into my blog.

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Who is someone you’d love to work with?

I am a big dreamer and one of my biggest dreams is of course to work with one of the fashion houses, for example Yves Saint Laurent, Burberry, or Versace.

Who are a few people in your field who have influenced you?

When I started my Lookbook some years ago, I discovered Adam Gallagher whose blog I have been following ever since. Andreas Wijk is a Swedish blogger whose style I have been inspired by forever now.

Kristina Bazan’s blog is amazing, but it is her boyfriend’s photography that makes me come back. It is really a goal of mine to one day have pictures with the same quality on my blog.

I think these three blogs are my main inspiration.

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Where do you spend most of your free time?

It really depends on what kind of week I have had. If it’s been a hectic and stressful week, you can be very certain to find me in bed watching a TV show while eating some kind of junk.

Otherwise, Copenhagen is a great city to get lost in with your friends while finding new hidden cafes and shops.

What do you think is your biggest success so far?

Success is hard to define I guess. But for me the creation of my blog is my biggest success. Success for me is to do something you love everyday.

Written by Carolyn Buszynski

Carolyn is a McGill University graduate currently living and working in Toronto.