We had the good fortune of connecting with MC Rosenfeld-Mercier and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi MC, what’s your definition for success?
Success can be interpreted differently and in so many ways. Success can be measured in ways as financially, emotionally or just being able to achieve certain goals and ambitions an individual may have. For me, when I was younger, I always thought that being successful is by being rich, famous and powerful but as I grew older and experienced different and very impactful experiences in my life that helped me shape my individuality; then I realized that for me: success is having stability. I don’t have to be rich nor famous but as long as I find contentment and happiness in what I have or what I do (as cliche as it may sound) then I know that I am successful in so many ways that no amount of money can buy or words can describe.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I go by my brand name, The Parisian Panda which is primarily a fashion blog. What sets me apart from the rest is that I believe I am truly the epitome of a “modern renaissance woman” as I have a knack not only for fashion but the arts and entertainment world as well. While most fashion bloggers showcase fashion topics and subjects in general, I like to mix my content not only with fashion editorials but also with singing, dancing performances, short film productions led by me and other creative individuals. Before delving in the fashion blogging world, my passion is really within music and performing so I use those talent to enhance and differentiate my content from the rest of the fashion bloggers out there. I am also known by my followers to love pandas which I try to incorporate creatively in my blog and social media content. In addition, I am a “panda philanthropist” and a proud “panda partner” for Pandas International, which is a non-profit organization that ensures the preservation of the endangered Giant Panda. The journey to where I am now was not easy and very challenging. Along the way, some have doubted, while others believed in me yet I always went for what I believed in and have always taken calculated risks in most projects that I do that really paid off. I would not trade my experiences that led me to chose what I do and who I am now. Lastly, if there is one thing that I want the world to know about my brand and story is that if a “panda” like me was able to do these wonderful, creative things and projects then anyone can do it as long as they surround themselves with positive people and put in hard work and dedication to their craft!
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I have been spending more time back home in NYC than in Miami but if I have to provide a tips and must-do’s in The Magic City is to visit not only South Beach which Miami is known for but I would provide them a rather different lens of Miami. Visit Key Biscayne (Crandon Beach Park) is one of my favorite, peaceful havens as it is less crowdy than South Beach. Visit Viscaya Museum and Gardens as it is truly a gem to just walk around and take nice pictures of the garden. Also, check out Miami Art District as there are so many street arts that one can be fascinated about. There are so many bars and restaurants that one can check out as well in the area and top three restaurants I would recommend them to check out are: Novikov in Downtown Miami, Drunken Dragon in South Beach and Osaka in Brickell. Lastly, a good South Beach hotel to check out is Faena and Edition Hotel for its ambiance, vibe and atmosphere.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My success and happiness in what I do would not be possible with the people who have always believed in me throughout the years. Primarily, my parents and family who have been supportive of me with all the endeavors and creative projects I always embark myself into. My lifelong friends who are always there for me to lend a helping hand when I need it and who have just been really loyal from the get-go and lastly, my social media followers because without them, I would not have the audience and my platform would be meaningless.