United by Instagram, fashion, and a love for food, this long-distance friendship is goals for all of us. Scroll on to read our exclusive interview with Marie and Coralie to learn how they use social media to stay connected in different cities.
WHERE DO YOU CALL HOME?
Marie: Düsseldorf in Germany.
Coralie: I come from Lausanne, located in the French-speaking region of Switzerland.
WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR FRIENDSHIP?
Marie: We were classmates in college and met through the 4 year Lausanne Hotel Management programme. I met Coralie during the first week as we got paired during one of the projects in class, and now we are the closest of friends!
WHAT LED YOU TO START A FASHION INSTAGRAM TOGETHER?
Marie: The great thing about both fashion and Instagram is that you can use them to express yourself. They’re a mirror of your personality. I like to follow new trends and to select items that fit my taste. Instagram was at first just a way for me to distract myself. I then decided to turn it into something accessible to everyone.
Coralie: I was not a big fan of Instagram before starting this project. When Marie told me about her idea, I thought it would be fun to do this together. I then developed a real passion for capturing memories and sharing inspiring moments of my life with the Instagram community. This Instagram account that we share is about sharing stories and captures of our everyday lives and friendship.
WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR INSTAGRAM SHOTS?
Marie: I find inspiration when I am cooking, baking, buying new things, going to cafés, etc. I also like to skim magazines and walk around my house/garden while thinking about the setup for our next picture.
Coralie: Most of my inspiration comes from what I am doing at the moment. Of course it does require some planning to make the shots look good, but I do try to make a point of staying natural and not overdoing it by creating unlikely situations.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
Marie: I have a very classic style and I love the basics in my wardrobe. For example, an oversized white shirt is a must have. I combine my classic pieces with unique items, such as brightly coloured accessories.
Coralie: My style represents who I am and cannot be defined in one word. I adapt my style to different moments, seasons, feelings. Some days I can be girly, bohemian, vintage, elegant,… Oh! and I am a big fan of anything lacy!
WHAT SONGS ARE ON YOUR CURRENT PLAYLIST?
Marie: OK (feat James Blunt) – Robin Schulz; Despacito (Luis Fonsi)
Coralie: I watch a series called Gypsy and fell in love with their playlist, just to name a few: Charlotte Gainsbourg – Hey Joe; Malcom McLaren – Carmen (L’oiseau rebelle); Patti Smith – We Three
DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY WITH EACH OTHER.
Marie: Waking up and going for a run in nature. Then having breakfast with delicious, healthy and beautiful food. In the afternoon we love to relax; could be in a park, at home, or in a café. We brainstorm for our Instagram and just talk like girls love to do.
Coralie: Since we finished our studies, we have been living in different cities. So when we get together, we try to do as much as possible in the little time we have. Our ritual is to try new breakfast places, go jogging or for a bike tour, have a picnic, chat A LOT, walk around the city, and cook dinner together.
IF YOU COULD TRAVEL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?
Marie: My favorite spot on Earth is California. I’ve been there three times already, and I am a happier person when I’m there. The great thing about California is that you have so much variety; there is the beach, great cities, nature, vineyards, etc.
Coralie: I love to combine travel with culture and activities and to be honest, I would love to go hiking in Armenia and discover the history of the beautiful country.
To see more of how Marie and Coralie are doing long distance friendship right, follow their Instagram @summervibes_soma and blog www.summervibessoma.com