Updated: Jul 25, 2019
Who's that girl? Kimmy's that girl! She's new to the Jacksonville area and has been turning heads with her amazing fashion sense and demure disposition. Kimmy is a force to be reckoned with! From Seventeen magazine to L'Oreal cosmetics, she knows a thing or two about the fashion and beauty industry and on her lifestyle blog, she shares those passions with us. We are excited to introduce to you, our July Hive Spotlight, Kimberly Gomez of Naturally Kimmy!
1.) What is your brand (name, website, channel, etc.) and what inspired you to start it?
Naturally Kimmy. After blogging for Seventeen Magazine in high school and interning my freshman year of college for a fashion blogger, I fell in love with the space and the idea of having my own slice of the web to share with the world. A space where I could share my stories, favorite things, and also showcase my creativity. Naturally Kimmy was born as an online diary and has evolved like I have since then.
2.) With so many lifestyle bloggers and content creators out there now a days, how are you able to stand out from others within your niche?
For me, authenticity and representing my Latina culture are the true essence of my niche. Given the growing saturation of the influencer industry, authenticity is key. No one can compete with who you are and ensuring you stay true to yourself is a niche in its own way.
3.) What do you love most about being a blogger?
The best part about being a blogger? Sharing your story and networking with other like minded girl bosses. Blogging for me is a creative outlet but also opens up a world of opportunities - whether that be growing this passion into a business or using my platform to empower other women like myself.
4.) I know you're fairly new to the Jacksonville area. How has the adjustment been for you and your blog?
I am! It has been quite the adjustment but so amazing. Coming from living in New York, the hustle and bustle of the city is no more and I am able to truly enjoy my down time in the sun all year round. This move was life changing more than I can ever explain and it has been the best decision for my blog. Previously, I worked in influencer marketing for the biggest cosmetic company in the world and moving away from that world to focus on my own passions has been the greatest gift.
5.) What are a few fun facts about you that people may not know from following your blog or Instagram?
A few fun facts...I was featured in Seventeen Magazine in high school (what a dream!) and won a competition on Twitter. After studying abroad in Italy, I decided I didn’t want to leave Italy and got a job as an au pair for a lovely family in Verona - one of the best summers of my life! I am multilingual - Spanish is my first language, English comes running second, I have a degree in French, and picked up Italian while living in Italy (although mostly conversational and I’m definitely more versed in food).
6.) How can you be contacted? What are all of you social media handles?
Email and Instagram!