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We’ve sent some great holiday gifts to the best style bloggers you haven’t heard about yet. We chose the first one ourselves, and she chose the next one, who chose the next one, and so on—five MeDusa bags found a home with five inspiring women.

The 5x5 Project is intended to discover fresh and intriguing writers, to renew our Instagram feed and give a voice to intelligent and funny women with interesting aesthetic outlooks. What Instagram does best is offer a momentary escape to faraway, beautiful places. We decided to find new bloggers, photographers, stylists, and Instagram personas we’d never heard about and let them take us someplace new. The rules were simple: five bags, five days, five photos.

Each writer chose who to deliver a gift to, and this next person took the lead. Each of them chose their own concept, be it a series or standalone photos, and had a chance to talk about herself and her unique point of view. We relinquished all control over how our bags were presented. It was totally up to them.

Each blogger was asked the same five questions:

1. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

2. What’s the last video that made you click “play”?

3. Coffee or beer?

4. What’s the last account you started following on Instagram?

5. What holiday gift would you like to receive?

The first blogger, chosen by us, is Maria Vernik:

https://www.instagram.com/scorttariusstyle/

http://scorttarius-style.blogspot.co.il/

“Umm… I’m twenty-nine years old. I live in Haifa but work in Tel Aviv at the Taiwanese Embassy (I work at the culture department and can even chat in Chinese).
I love photography, fashion, and Scandinavian design and am mildly obsessed with the colors white, gray, and black, as is evident in my blog and Instagram account (even my two cats are those colors, but that was just a happy accident).”

 

1. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

I have to admit, the first thing I do in the morning is turn off the alarm clock and check my Instagram feed.


2. What’s the last video that made you click “play”?

Hard to say… I’m addicted to YouTube so I must have clicked on one of the videos there. At the moment I can only recall the amazing clips from Alexa Chung’s “The Future of Fashion” on the British Vogue channel. Highly recommended!

3. Coffee or beer? Coffee, obviously!

4. What’s the last account you started following on Instagram? @tlvstreet—amazing street fashion photography from all over the world by Israeli photographer Asaf Liberfrund.

5. What holiday gift would you like to receive?

I wouldn’t say no to a vacation in New York City. Or maybe in the Maldives…

Maria is an amazing and accurate voice, that is a true pleasure to follow, we love her work and we love her pictures for this project that tells her day routine with her Paris bag. now you can follow too! 

Maria chose  Karen Tal:

https://www.instagram.com/forrealbykaren/

http://forrealbykaren.wix.com/forreal

“I’m Karen Tal, twenty-four years old. By day I study Behavioral Science and work two jobs. By night, I’m a fashion blogger. My passions are traveling around the world, eating junk food, and watching the Kardashians to give my brain a break from the madness that is my life. I’ve been in a relationship for six and a half years. We recently moved to
Tel Aviv and now I take a lot more walks (preparing my body for the summer).”

1. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

I’m one of those people who set the alarm for 45 minutes before I actually need to wake up, hit the snooze button, spend a little time on my phone and then only get out of bed ten minutes before I have to leave the house.

2. What’s the last video that made you click “play”?

I listen to the Tal and Aviad morning radio show through their app. I’m their number one fan.

3. Coffee or beer? Coffee, coffee, coffee!

4. What’s the last account you started following on Instagram? @betches.

5. What holiday gift would you like to receive?

A vacation in Greece, on an island with little white houses, clear water, and lots of good food. Thanks!

Karen is a very modern blogger, full of chic and style, its pure fashion love, and her work feels like a stylish magazine. her pictures for this project are very international, Instagram look with the exact attitude our envelope clutch needed! she is amazing! now go and enjoy all this good yourself:)

Karen chose Moran Apter:

https://www.instagram.com/moranapter/

“My name is Moran Apter. I’m twenty-eight years old and currently live in Givataim, as everyone can tell from my Instagram account—Givataim, city of beauty and sunshine. I spent the past year working as the house Stylist for the Golf Group, and now I’m doing all sorts of cool things.”

1. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

I admit, the first thing I do is check my Instagram… it helps me wake up, get out of bed, and start my day.

2. What’s the last video that made you click “play”?

Nathan Goshen’s new song, “This is Ours.”

3. Coffee or beer?

Beer, naturally… I might be ruining my image, but I don’t drink coffee at all. I just don’t like it.

4. What’s the last account you started following on Instagram? @thefashionmedley

5. What holiday gift would you like to receive?

A vacation in Zanzibar. Right now. Thank you!

Moran is a very unique voice, she creates beautiful pics on her Instagram as beautiful as the fashion production she is making the styling for, she can talk chic and coolness as easy Sunday morning...:) in her work for 5x5 project she made every day mark with our black mini, real party in each pic! follow her for a better feed:) 

Moran chose Liat Shpiegel:

https://www.instagram.com/liatzsh/

http://liatshpiegel.wix.com/dresstoimpress

“My name is Liat, from Tel Aviv, twenty-six years old. I’ve always loved fashion and photography, and this year I decided to invest in this love and live it to the fullest! There’s always room for progress and improvement. In the meantime, I’m enjoying every moment of it!”

1. What’s the first thing you do in the morning? Turn off the alarm and go on Instagram.

2. What’s the last video that made you click “play”?

The reality cooking show Game of Chefs. I love it.

3. Coffee or beer? Coffee, totally.

4. What’s the last account you started following on Instagram? @Yarins_boutique

5. What holiday gift would you like to receive? A plane ticket to New York City.

Liat is very up to date blogger, Instagram creator and the best trend advisor, she is full of humor, style and chic, and shows the best TLV in the best way! its a pure fun to see her work and her photos for our project show exactly this- fun, style and chic! 

Liat chose Maayan Trudel:

https://www.instagram.com/maayantrudel/

“I’m Maayan Trudel (or as some people call me, Strudel), twenty-seven years old, originally from Pardess Hannah, but I live in Tel Aviv and it feels like I was born here. I’m a partner at the MarketMe marketing firm which serves clients in the lifestyle industry. My job is really just an excuse to spend all day on Instagram.”

1. What’s the first thing you do in the morning?

Play with my phone, obviously. I visit Instagram first, but I can’t get out of bed before I also check out Snapchat and Facebook.

2. What’s the last video that made you click “play”? Matt Simons – Catch and Release.

3. Coffee or beer? There’s no way I can choose. Coffee in the morning, beer at night.

4. What’s the last account you started following on Instagram? @squarepad

5. What holiday gift would you like to receive?

Unlimited gift certificates, worth plenty of money, for whatever stores I want. I’ll take it from there.

Maayan know about Instagram, and she can definitely a genius storyteller! she has it all- the tattoos, the attitude and the gift of creating perfect shoots! a true IT girl, that we are happy have our Billie bag now! follow her to stay update and enjoy the beautiful story she is creating!

OUr 5 superheros, 5 brilliant creators, 5 strong women, we LOVE you and your work for us, it was a pleasure to know and work with each and every one of you! keep doing what you do best, tell your story, show your point of view and the rest will follow.