Influencer Ebba Zingmark
Ebba Zingmark is from a lovely town in the north of Sweden called Umeå, but she’s since a few months back based between Gothenburg, where she studies, and Berlin, where her partner and a load of work awaits. She is a student, model and with a 135k followers on Instagram, it’s safe to say that she’s also a social influencer.
How long has your blog been up and running and how did you start?
I've been blogging since I was 14- almost for 7 years now! It actually started out as a photography blog, I used to borrow (steal) moms compact camera to take close up pictures of flowers, my dogs or cheesy pics of sunsets.
How does one become as successful as yourself?
I think success is something subjective- I think every person has to define what success means to him/herself. To some people I might be successful, to some not. I think the key to whatever success I have is that I'm so ambitious and curious- I'm always so curious about what's waiting around the corner that I'm always motivated to work a little harder to get there and find out what it is. Which in a way ends up being a positive circle- the more you work the more positive things will be waiting. I also think that a lack of ability to compromise with my personality/style has helped me a lot, and forced me to be unique and somehow get a more personal relation to my readers.
You’re based between Gothenburg and Berlin, what brought you to Germany?
It was a combination of a lot of things! I wanted to get away from my little hometown in the north of Sweden, and I really liked the atmosphere, the music and the people in Berlin.
How would you describe the typical Swedish style/fashion?
Minimal, forward, trend-sensitive.
Do you have any style icons?
Yes and no! No specific person, but all the people around me.
Do you have any guilty pleasures?
Haha who doesn't? I'm addicted to Pepsi Max, watching workout videos on YouTube without actually working out, following really bad reality TV shows like "Paradise Hotel". My list of guilty pleasures is long.
What are the best things with being from Sweden?
There are many obvious reasons: Sweden is a very progressive country with a good welfare system and a high standard of living that gives us a lot of advantages in life. I've always felt safe and have never had to worry about my health or economical situation. All these things are pretty easy to take for granted, sometimes it's important to remind yourself about that.
As a Swede who's traveling to different countries every other week, I've also noticed that I almost always get positive reactions when telling people abroad about where I'm from. I think people around the world have a generally very positive image of us swedes.
Also, I think the Swedish society raise you to get a nice mind-set. We tend to be humble, we value equality and we have a great sense for sarcasm. We also grow up with a great love for nature and fresh air, plus we have a really funny royal family, haha.
How do you like to spend your weekends?
Taking long walks in the fresh air, dancing to good music for hours with my friends, having long sleep-ins with my boyfriend and spending a little extra time on cooking good food.
Do you have any exciting plans for the rest of the year?
I don't know! I'm in some kind of limbo between Gothenburg and Berlin at the moment, I'm just not sure about where to spend my coming months. I'm studying in Gothenburg, where I have a nice little apartment and an amazing group of friends, but at the same time I've got a boyfriend and more work-opportunities waiting in Berlin. Right now I'm a bit confused about everything, but all I know is that I want to be able to spend as much time as possible in Berlin, Gothenburg AND Umeå, and that's very exciting too.
Visit Ebba’s blog at www.ebbazingmark.com or follow her on Instagram @ebbazingmark