Q. Why is your blog called Basil and Vogue?
A. When I started this blog during sixth form I wanted it to be based on both fashion and food- my favourite herb is basil (I put it in almost anything lol), and Vogue because well… it’s the basis of the fashion world. But since then, I’ve shifted the focus of this blog to be more food orientated but I kept the name for convenience and it’s grown on me now!
Q. How long have you been Vegan for?
A. I’ve been following a predominantly plant-based diet since a was a child as my mum always encouraged me to have a healthy diet, but I became pescetarian after I got back from Thailand in 2016 and slowly turned Vegan in 2018. It’s been a slow transition and has been tricky at times (saying ‘no’ to chocolate has been tough, but I’ve discovered a love for dark chocolate now so it’s all good!) but I feel this lifestyle works for me as I feel a lot healthier now.
Q. Where are you based?
A. My base is in North London as this is where my family home is, but I go to University of Leeds where I am studying for my degree (Food Science and Nutrition). I’m in my final year (4th year as I did an industrial placement at Mondelēz International) now so who knows where I’ll be once I graduate!
Q. How old are you?
A. 22 and lovin’ it
Q. Is your hair naturally curly?
A. Yes it is but I use quite a lot of hair products to tame it and you can read about that here
Q. Where are you from?
I’m from North-West London. In terms of ethnicity- I’m British but have a Cypriot background.