A blend between food, fashion & art, Mariana Ramos of @matcha.mar takes us behind the scenes as we discuss her creative process, personal style and more. Explore the full interview and view her edit with the Play Illuminate below:



What's your favorite time of day, and why?

I love the morning, especially a slow morning with a black coffee, a book and a good background playlist to start the day. 


Making time for yourself is important. How do you like to recharge?

As weird as it sounds, I truly enjoy going out for a drive by myself. I put on a good playlist and get a cold bubble tea to enjoy the ride. 


Where do you find inspiration?

I find inspiration in my everyday life by appreciating the simplicity of the ordinary, as well as with random thoughts that flash through my head, especially during nighttime.


We really admire the way you conceptualize your content, what inspires this process?

The process comes from any idea or feeling I want to transmit, then I develop it to its maximum potential for impactful and creative photos that captures anyones attention. I believe a simple idea can create anything extraordinary. 


Work-related or not, if you could do anything forever, what would it be?

Be grateful for any adversity. 


What advice do you have for your younger self?

I would tell myself: “Slow Down” <3<3