Today we’re interviewing the Instagram Icon Ticija Hax, talking fashion, modeling and everything fairytale. She tells us about life behind the camera, living the life…read on to unlock the secret world of Ticija…
Hi Ticija Hax, can you tell us a little about yourself please, where you live and what you like doing?
I lived in a few different places, but mainly live inside my own head, which annoys people a lot! As for the job, I work full time as a content writer and also do write a lot of my own stuff on the side as well. Then there is this Instagram thing that came out of nowhere, but I extremely enjoy it! Love it all equally, to be honest, but in reality, that means that I have to rely on 3 hours of sleep and a looooot of caffeine to manage it all!
Your name Ticija Hax – does it have a special meaning?
That is such a good question, people always comment on how unusual my name is, but never ask about the meaning behind it. Yes, it actually does have a meaning, but only two people know what it is, and I’m very precious about keeping it that way. Even though I’m not superstitious at all, I believe that the name gives me a lot of strength.
Your Instagram (IG) reads: Fairytale believer. Hopeless romantic. House mouse -What does that say about you and why?
I think it’s just the way I am really! I understand that this world can often be rough, even cruel to the best of people. I’m not the one for believing that we all get what we deserve in the end, but I somehow still can’t shake the feeling that love conquers all and that even in the worst of times, things can make sense if you have the right person beside you.
House mouse is mainly a joke me and my mum have because ever since I was a kid, I preferred spending time at home, rather than going out and playing with other kids. She called me house mouse, and it stuck.
Have you always been a model and is that what inspired you to start your IG account?
I used to be a model and I spent a lot of my teenage years modeling, although I didn’t really like it. I can almost say I regret it, because it simply wasn’t my thing, I couldn’t fit into that world. If I’m being honest, I actually don’t enjoy being in front of a camera AT ALL! I love to do Instagram because it allows me to be creative, put outfits together, search for locations, create a story, mood, write captions, organize my feed, edit photos and most of all – connect with people. Being in front of a camera is the last thing I enjoy on that list. On any list, to be fair! I’m too insecure, even though people are very supportive and nice about it on my platform.
How do you find inspiration for your IG photos?
As with everything else in my life, I just wing it! I shoot 90% of my photos on weekends. It goes a little something like this: I pick 3-4 outfits in the morning, pack them all up, go out with the person who takes my photographs, we walk around until something sparks inspiration. Then we take a couple of shots and move on, searching for the next location. Sometimes I’m even too lazy to find a proper place to change my clothes, so I just do it in my car or on some isolated street corner. Behind the scenes of Instagram pictures are for sure not as glamorous as the final product, in my case at least!
Have you got a blog as well?
I don’t have a blog, but would really love to have one! I just don’t know how to fit it into my schedule. Oh, YouTube channel would be another thing on the list. Yup, currently trying to figure out how to make days 72 hours long, I’ll let you know if I figure it out!
Do you have any lifestyle advice or any guidelines for life that make you happy?
I never force myself to be happy, I think happiness is a gift. You can only do so much to better your life, the rest is just chance and luck, I find. Sometimes I’m just over everything, and I feel completely lost, but it’s OK! I let myself be. Whenever I feel happy, I then truly and fully appreciate it and enjoy every second of it! We all go through different phases, I say let’s embrace that fact!
What are your ambitions in life?
To find my place in this world and do the best I can to make it mean something!
Your page is amazing. You clearly have a lot of confidence. What would you say is the key to confidence for any young women out there?
Thank you so much, that is such a huge compliment! I’m glad it comes across that way, however, I’m probably the least confident person, both on Instagram and in real life. However, I’ve learned to accept that I’m awkward, I sometimes say strange things, I don’t easily fit in anywhere, but there are still people in my life who appreciate me for who I am. It’s just about finding those people, it’s all that matters.
Where do you find all of your amazing fashion choices that we see you wearing on your IG?
Everywhere! I love mixing high end and high street pieces and anything can inspire me really! I do love following trends, but only in the sense that I like looking what’s currently in style and then picking out the pieces that I like from it. I’m never gonna wear something that I don’t truly love, just because everyone else does! On the other hand, I’m never gonna hate something, just because I see it everywhere. I simply wear what my little heart feels like wearing that day.
Thank you Ticija!
If you’d like to follow Ticija you can on IG here.