Sparks Are Flying For Our July Babe

Say hello to our sparkling July Babe, social influencer Blanca Gutierrez. The self proclaimed "free spirit" has made her mark on the social media scene by sharing her life with over 28,000 instagram followers. So what makes this babe unique from other social influencers? Not only are Blanca's posts engaging, relatable, and filled with great LA coffee recommendations, but they are also GENUINE. This babe has a real passion for inspiring her audience to go out and explore the world around them. As she told us,"Boring days don’t exist unless you make them boring."  Blanca shares everything from her latest skin care routine, where to grab the best taco, to her favorite coffee shops. Her unique presence even landed her a spread in Coachella Magazine! Get it girl. So what are you waiting for? 

CHECK OUT HER INTERVIEW! 

How/When did you start blogging via instagram?

I would like to say about a year and a half ago. It was just something that happened randomly. I started getting so many features on social media pages, magazines, and came to the realization that it wouldn’t hurt to try something new and fun.

When did you decide to do it full-time?

Once I started being offered campaigns with influencers, I decided to give it a try. I started making money off of posting on social media, so that was a great start. I also noticed the influence I was having on people which motivated me even more to continue on with it

What have been your favorite brands you have reviewed/promoted?

I honestly have had a great experience with every brand I’ve modeled and promoted for. Modeling for American Apparel was a great experience and very fun. It helped me get out of my comfort zone and taught me how to engage with people. Most importantly, it taught me how to be content with myself and who I am. I’ve also collaborated with brands like Victoria Emerson design as well as LOLE activewear; both providing me with positive feedback and great product, which is what I look for in brands. It’s always great to engage with brands who live to influence others and take delight in their work.

When you’re not blogging, what are you doing?

I am either working on design, catching up on emails at a coffee shop that fits my mood, reading, hanging out with friends and going on spontaneous adventures, photo shoots, yoga, going on a hike, thrifting, visiting local art galleries, or taking a spontaneous road trip to the desert to visit my family ( I can get a little homesick). There’s always something to do and that’s something I would influence people to do - to take on an adventure and explore what is around them. Boring days don’t exist unless you make them boring.

What is your ultimate career goal for the future?

My ultimate career goal is to travel for a living, partner up with bigger brands, and blog about every single one of my adventures that can somewhat influence people at a point. There is so much out there in the world that still needs to be discovered.

What has been the biggest reward and biggest challenge of maintaining a social presence?

The biggest reward has been influencing others! Meeting new people who have the same mindset as mine and being able to create something positive has been a blessing. I don’t really think there is a big challenge in this due to the fact that I enjoy what I do. Although, it CAN take up a lot of your time. It takes time and dedication, but as for me, it’s always best to stay busy rather than not doing anything with your time

What would you define as a “Babe with Coffee” ?

A “Babe with Coffee” is not only a babe with her coffee, but a female living up to her standards and inspiring her surroundings. Usually when you go out to grab a coffee, you tend to do it because you enjoy the taste or are accompanied by great people. These “great” people meet up with you for a reason and that is because they enjoy you for YOU. A babe is out there making a difference, empowering others around her (including herself), and creating a positive impact to those around her. She lives a both a confidential and influential life!

Thank you for being our Babe, Blanca! xx

"Live to inspire others. Be true to yourself and to your audience. Don’t try to live up to society’s standards. Know your worth and know that you can make a difference out there. Lastly, never give up on your goals. Work hard to achieve your aspirations and you best believe that you will succeed at it."
Age: 21 // Occupation: Visual merchandising and design // Favorite coffee shop: Verve Coffee in West Hollywood // Order: iced americano

Age: 21 // Occupation: Visual merchandising and design // Favorite coffee shop: Verve Coffee in West Hollywood // Order: iced americano