Victoria Rafaeli: A Style Star is Born
By Katie Jackson
Photographed by Danielle Margherite
Victoria Rafaeli has certainly taken the blogosphere by storm. Launching her fashion blog “Victoria’s Vision” a mere three months ago, the professional photographer and former Big Brother Season 16 contestant has already accumulated hundreds of thousands of loyal readers eagerly awaiting her next post.
For Rafaeli, style was always a passion, but with the exposure of Big Brother, Rafaeli was given a platform to launch one of the most successful fashion blogs in Miami, and in the country.
After leaving Big Brother, Rafaeli received numerous letters from fans asking about her style. “They would ask me about specific outfits they took pictures of while I was on the show, and how they can recreate the look based on their body type,” says Rafaeli. After receiving such a large amount of style inquiries, Rafaeli decided to create a place where all of her fans could go and learn how to mimic her personal style. “I knew I had to share my passion and vision of fashion with the world and I welcomed ‘Victoria’s Vision!’”
Three months later, Rafaeli’s blog became a bona fide brand. With beautifully curated personal style and beauty posts, as well as the occasional inside look at Miami’s premier lifestyle scene, it’s clearly evident why Rafaeli is such a hot commodity. But Rafaeli attributes every bit of her success to her readers. “I feel so blessed to have such loyal fans and supportive followers on social media. I’m happy that I get to share my passion with them every single day and am so thankful to see they appreciate what I do! They really keep me going every day.”
Apart from blogging, Rafaeli also runs her own successful photography company, Victoria Rafaeli Photography, where she takes professional photographs for weddings and formal portraits. Starting the company at just 19 years old, Rafaeli adores creating lasting memories for her clients. “Capturing laughter, tears of happiness, or just pure love, that’s my job! And to see the joy on my clients’ faces when they see that image, that feeling is everything!”
When she isn’t working, Rafaeli enjoys shopping and people watching in Miami Beach. “I personally love going to Lincoln Road to see all of the beautiful tourists who arrive here from all over the world,” says Rafaeli. “They really do inspire me to shop and I enjoy being surrounded by so many people from different cultures.” Rafaeli also likes to hangout in Brickell. “It’s always a fun place to mingle and get inspired by young professionals in different fields.”
With the future of “Victoria’s Vision” looking very promising, readers can expect to see posts on Rafaeli’s favorite spring and summer trends, including head-to-toe white looks and backless maxi dresses. “A maxi is so timeless and comfortable, yet looks so chic,” says Rafaeli. Miami readers can also look forward to attending events hosted by Rafaeli during this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. “I’ll be making fabulous announcements as the summer season approaches.”
Visit Victoria’s Vision at VictoriaRafaeliOfficial.com