Setting the mood with Diana Avel

Setting the mood with Diana Avel

Diana captivates us with her alluring dark feminine style in our latest Beauty Journal. The evocative nature of her content creation leaves us eagerly anticipating her next move.

Firstly, we were so excited to have you! We're so intrigued by your style, and love what we see on your TikTok. We've got to find out more –including your favourite self-care and beauty routines!

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

I usually start my morning with a 20 minute debrief of my dreams with my boyfriend. They're often very odd/interesting and sometimes even a little psychic.

What are you listening to right now?

Lana Del Rey's new album: "Did you know that there's a tunnel under Ocean Blvd"

What makes TikTok different from other social media platforms and how do you stay motivated to create content you love?

TikTok is definitely less curated and more spontaneous/authentic. I think staying motivated is pretty easy when your niche is the thing you're most passionate about ❤︎

What are you working on right now?

I've been working on something really exciting in the fashion space for a few months now but I don't think I can spill what it is just yet!

You have such a dark feminine style that we are obsessed with, who are a few people you look too for fashion inspiration?

I don't really look to people for fashion inspiration, especially people in the industry because it's easy to fall into the trap of subconsciously recreating outfits and no one wants to get accused of copying. For the past year and a bit I've been keeping up with runway shows on the Vogue Runway app while also studying archive collections.

We love your signature makeup look, what are 3 beauty products you just can't live without?

• Hourglass phantom glossy balm in rise • MAC lip pencil in whirl • YSL brown mascara • Bonus: Base camp stainless steel gua sha

What era in fashion/makeup do you resonate with the most?

A mix of late 90's/2000's.

What do you take on “carry on” when you do an international flight?

• A little skincare/essential makeup pouch • A book which I never and up reading • Headphones.

Having a busy lifestyle, how do you practice self-care?

Whenever I go I force myself to put away all blue light devices an hour before bed, if I don't do that I won't be able to sleep ad will look tired on camera the next day. I also made sure to have a hot cup of spearmint tea every night, no exceptions!
Follow Diana on Tiktok at @dianaaaavel