EXCLUSIVE: Maddi Bragg Talks Streamys Nom, Fan Moments, & MORE!


October 1, 2016

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Photo via @maddibragg
We talked to Streamys-nominated fashion guru, Maddi Bragg, to get the inside scoop on all that she’s been up to! She dished on what it feels like to be nominated, working on her app re-launch, social media and so, SO much more! Check out her Q&A below and don’t forget to follow Maddi on Twitter and Instagram! Tune into the 6th Annual Streamy Awards ceremony on October 4, 2016; it will be also be simultaneously live-streamed on the official Streamy Awards YouTube channelat 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT!


Congrats on the Streamys nom! Where were you/what was your reaction when you found out about it?
Thank you! I was sitting on my couch, and I got a tweet notification. I was really excited! It’s my second year being nominated in the Fashion category!

If you win, how do you plan on celebrating?
Honestly, I’ll probably go out for sushi.

Tell us about what you’ve been up to lately! What should fans be expecting from the rest of the year?
I’ve been travelling a lot, which is exciting and fun. I loved going to New York and London Fashion weeks! I’ve also been working on my vlogs and app re-launch.

What’s been the highlight of 2016 for you?
Probably going to NY Fashion week and being able to sit front row at some amazing shows, like Jonathan Simkhai and VFiles.

Do you have any memorable fan encounters/stories that you can share?
A few years ago I made a video about how I dealt with grief after I lost my dad, and at Beautycon NY last year a girl told me that she had also lost her dad and my video had helped her a lot. Just to hear it in person from someone was really cool, and it made me cry!

Currently, what’s the most-played song on your iTunes?
Probably a song from Frank Ocean’s new album – “Self Control” or “White Ferrari”

What’s the best way for a fan to get your attention on social media?
Saying something funny! I love getting funny tweets, like reactions to my videos or pictures. When fans make a funny meme or something it always makes me laugh! All my followers are so funny, which is good since I’m not funny and they really make up for it.

Do you have any current obsessions? (Ex: books/movies/tv shows)
Currently obsessed with Narcos on Netflix. And pop tarts! Favorite snack.

What’s something you’re still hoping to cross off your bucket list this year?
Getting a credit card, and a new car!

What are some career goals you’re hoping to achieve in 2017?
I’m hoping to travel even more! I also want to continue working with cool brands, and keep working hard on my channel and my app.

What are some of your current must-have beauty/skincare products?
Definitely the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation and the Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base.

What’s your day-to-day makeup look?
A lot of the time I don’t wear makeup, but when I do, I’ve been going pretty natural. I focus on my face makeup and my eyebrows since I have eyelash extensions, so I don’t need really any eye makeup.

What advice would you give to girls who are just starting out with makeup? Who are some of your fave YouTubers to watch?
Have fun! Figure out what you like. You’re always going to look back and think “what was I thinking!” When I first started wearing makeup I just used mascara, then I went through a phase of so much black eyeliner that I looked like a raccoon! So funny. But seriously, don’t worry about what people think. If you want to wear purple lipstick, totally go for it!

I love the male beauty bloggers like Patrick Star, Jeffree Star, and Manny MUA. I’m either watching full-on makeup tutorials or family bloggers like the Sacconejolys.

How would you describe your personal style? Fave stores to shop at?
I love to shop at Reformation and Nasty Gal, those kinds of stores. Some days I’m really casual, jeans and a t-shirt or shorts and a crop top, but sometimes I like to wear a dress and heel boots… depends on my mood! Usually comfortable, but cute.

If you could raid any celeb’s closet, whose would it be?
Kylie Jenner, for sure!

Special message for your fans?
Thank you for sticking with me for so many years, for continuing to support me and watching my videos! You guys are the best.

Netflix or Hulu? Netflix
Sleeping In or Getting an early start? Lately, getting an early start, but that’s so not like me.
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Twitter or Instagram? Instagram
Texting or Calling? Calling