This morning I checked out the Xmas Pop up Store next to the Christmas Market in Brussels.
The Pop-up store is really cute, I really love the idea of it!
There, you will be able to find some party outfits for Xmas/New Years but also all kinds of accessories and upstair I heard you can accessorize yoursefl, take a picture of it and post it right away on your Twitter/Facebook account!
The Pop Up Store opened today at 12, and will be open EVERY DAY (besides December 25th) from 10 to 21 (22 on fridays and 18 saturday/sunday) for the next tree weeks!!
Don’t forget to check it out after a tour at the Xmas Market!
Last Thursday I attended the Blog Works, a really great seminar organised by Marie Maitre and Stéphanie Duval
The point here isn’t to tell you in details what I learned that day, but I will tell you instead some talks that brought me to some reflexion, and some tips I got from inspiring speakers!
One of the first things that hitted me, when we started talking about all the bloggers there are today, and how many of them are teenager… Wait a second, when I look at those blogs I definitly don’t get it.
How those teenage girls can afford shopping that much? I mean I remember myself at their age, of course I was going shopping once in a while, and of course all my money was spent on clothes, but I could never afford what they buy, or how often they shop!
And I can not believe there is such a big amount of wealthy families around the globe… Anyway, that was one of the thought that wen trough my mind during the first talk.
The second thing that went trough my mind was the all « Indenpendency of Bloggers » thing. How to stay independend and stick to how we really are when we get so much stuff for free?
Should I post because I got a cupcake and a glass of Champagne? (Definitly inspired by Alex Loves‘ sentence: « Don’t just blog because someone gave you a cupcake« )
Should I wear this and write about it because someone gave it to me, even though I would normally never wear this?
Should I go to this store opening, even though I don’t like the brand, but who knows, we might get goody bags?
(Blogger Alex Loves – the most inspiring speaker to me!)
I think those questions went trough so many bloggers mind, but with time we learn how to act with brands and PR. I try to select the events I want to go to: because I like the brand, the idea behind it or sometimes just because I like/respect the person who organised a big event.
But I remember, at the beginning of my blog I would just jump on every event I was invited to, and take a billion pictures,…
I would also write about stuff I got, even though it wasn’t my cup of tea…
But these are things we learn along the way, and it seems very magical at first, but the final point is to have a personnal point of view, stay true to how we are, because that was what our readers liked in the first place!
Another thing popped into my mind when they said « become close to your readers ». Well that’s a thought I liked, but I’m close to be the shyest person on earth! So if you ever see me, come and talk to me, because I LOVE meeting you guys! And I love hearing your thoughts and encouragement about the blog!
Just some questions to you, do you think I post often enough?
And what kind of post do you want to see more? (Outfits, Hotspots, Inspiration, Shopping Ideas,…)
And to finish this post, my outfit of that day!
(BIG YAYY because I know it doesn’t happen really often – working on it!-)
So remember I told you about a Arte Shooting I did with Kim and Afrodite a few weeks back? (I talked about it mainly on my Twitter and Facebook page), well it aired yesterday afternoon!
It will be online for a week, to watch you just have to click HERE
Vous vous rappelez du shooting que j’ai fait pour Arte avec Kim et Afrodite il y a quelques semaines? (J’en ai parlé surtout sur mon Twitter et ma page Facebook), et bien c’est passé hier après-midi à la télé!
Le reportage sera d’ailleurs en ligne pendant une semaine, cliquez ICI pour le voir
So I have to say it was pretty wierd seeing myself on television (first time that it happens to me!) But at the same time I was pleased because I expected to be much worse than what it actually looks!
Je dois dire que c’était vraiment bizarre de me voir à la télévision (et c’était la première fois que ça m’arrivais…) Mais en même temps, j’étais assez contente de ce ça donnais, je m’attendais à bien pire (de ce que j’ai pu voir dans le passé lors d’interview filmée!)
I also think I replied in a smart way to their question, because they’re was a trick!
They actually told us that it was going to be a reportage about us, and the fact that girls have fun shopping.
Also the fact that since we love fashion a lot and that we have blogs, we might enjoy it a little more than some people.
But look how THAT tourn out, we actually look like freaks that can not live without shopping and buying new stuff…. Wait a minute, that’s not what I signed for!
Je pense avoir répondu de manière intélligente à leurs question, car il y’avait un piège!
Ils nous ont dit que ça allait être un reportage sur nous, et le fait que nous nous amusions en faisans du shopping.
Et aussi le fait que puisque nous sommes fan de mode, nous apprécions probablement faire du shopping encore plus que certaine personnes.
Malheureusement ce n’est pas exactement ce qui a été montré! On ressemble plus à des folles (ou presque), légèrement écervelée qui ne savent pas vivre sans shopping… Attendez, ce n’est absolument pas ce pour quoi j’avais accepté d’être dans le reportage!
I’ve had times in my life when I couldn’t go shopping for a few months… hey I’m still alive! And I actually don’t go shopping that often, but of course it is clearly something that I enjoy!
Ca m’est arrivé dans ma vie de parfois ne pas pouvoir faire du shopping pendant de longues périodes… et pourtant regardez je suis toujours en vie! Et finalement, je ne suis pas si dingue de shopping, au final j’en fait relativement rarement, même si biensur c’est une activitée que j’apprécie!
What do you think of this situation, of television turning stories around to make it look like they want to?
Et vous qu’en pensez vous, le fait que la télévision tourne souvent les histoires comme eux l’entendent…?
Just want to add that I was very glad to be part of this anyway!
I’ve known her blog for a while now, but I’ve come to love her style more and more.
I’m at the point that I want ALL OF HER CLOTHES!!
She’s a true inspiration to me, sadly I’m not quite skinny as she is.
Oh, and first on the list of her clothes, is THAT shirt
Worn the way she does, of course!