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You Probably Shouldn’t Wear Heels While Longboarding At Dusk
Upon finding out that Superblogger Caroline Blomst decided to collaborate with my favourite “WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE?!” megabrand, Deichmann, I had a pre-emptive shoegasm. All contributing factors suggested a classy little coterie of must-have heels were on their way.
As you can see, the reality has exceeded expectations.
Today marks the launch of the Deichmann x Caroline Blomst collaboration and the final result – seven pairs of striking shoes (including a pair of aztec-print loafers and street-style ready trainers) – is the Steal of all Shoe Steals, ranging from just £17.99 to £27.99.
Having been lucky enough to get my paws on a pair of the chic silver-heeled peep toe courts and lace-uppered peep-toes a few weeks before their official launch, I have truly been living in them since they arrived.
Excessively, some might say…
Presenting: a very guilty collection of snaps from The Life of a Shoe Addict*.
You Probably Shouldn’t Wear Heels While Taking a Bath
You Probably Shouldn’t Wear Heels While Driving Your Friend’s Bentley
Frette’s furnishings tend to transform the private residences and top hotels of the world into unforgettable aesthetic spaces. If there’s a ‘special effort’ kind of theme you’re going for on a cosy night in with yourself or a loved one, surrounding yourself with the brand’s prettiest little pieces makes for an excellent start.
They’ve furnished the Orient Express, after all. That’s good enough for even the most discerning blanket companion.
A lot of my lovely blog-creating readers tend to send me questions about blogger events. What do I wear? How do I act?; the list of questions is fairly repetitive and a list I’m sure more and more of you will be wondering as you get into blogging.
In hopes of being super helpful, I thought I would share a few of my personal tips to make the most out of blogger events with you fellow blogger babes.
So, here it is:
Your First Blogger Event: A Guide
1. Be social!
Different kinds of people react to social events in a variety of ways. While the life of the party will always be smiling and want to talk to everyone, it isn’t unusual for a lot of men and women to feel spurts of anxiety when having to interact with new people – especially if you struggle with ‘small talk’.
While I’ve always been a very social person, I did feel like a small fry when I started attending blogger and media events a few years ago. It was a shock to be greeted by the faces of journalists that had inspired me (Hilary Alexander, to name names) and CEOs of some of my favourite brands.
All you need to remember is that if you’ve been invited somewhere, you’ve been invited for a reason. You are likely to be surrounded by those who not only have similar interests, but have the drive and passion that has got you where you are. Make friends!
2. Familiarize yourself with the policies!
The physical or digital invitations will usually answer any question you may have, but PRs will be more than happy to clarify anything you’re unsure of. I personally feel it is fair to ask to bring a plus-one if the event seems appropriate and it would make you feel more at ease, but I would never do so if it was at a cost or inconvenience to the event. RSVP by requested dates, show up at the right time, and let the good times roll.
I know, I know, no-one wants a photo of themselves making out with a cupcake all over the interwebs, but only the truly heinous event photographers will snap you in the act. Blogger events are often catered with nibbles, sweet treats, and impossible-to-eat canapes. No-one cares what you’re eating, so treat yourself to a macaron or ten if you desire it. (Insider insight? I have known PRs to be bollocked over ‘wasting’ budget on food at parties where everyone pretends they’re on a juice diet. You’re simply helping the greater good by eating.)
4. Dress like yourself!
Unless the event has a specific dress code, don’t let an outfit choice become an issue for you. I have a heels-hating blogger friend who would carry a pair of stilettos around until she got to an event. For a year. Because she thought that’s what everyone expected. She is now much happier (and, as a result, sticks around at events for longer) in her faux snakeskin loafers.
She is a reformed nutjob. Don’t be a nutjob.
Learn about new products, meet new bloggers, support new brands, take beautiful photos, tweet, Instagram, drink brightly-coloured cocktails, and shake your bum around when you’ve had one too many. Blogger and media events have made for some of the best times I’ve had in the past few years. I hope they do for you, too!
If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to e-mail or tweet me.
Case in point: an unplanned ode to Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘A Woman Is a Woman‘ (or ‘Une Femme Est Une Femme’ if we’re speaking Frenglish). Godard’s films are – as I’m sure you know – like paintings in motion. With such a lasting visual connection, all it takes is a pair of coloured tights to take me to the streets of Paris in 1961. Poor Manfriend.
What I Wore:
Faux leather satchel bag from AccessoryO
Blue sweater from Clements Ribeiro (similar here)
Handmade floral skort (similar here)
Burgundy tights (similar here)
Stone leather ballet pumps from New Look
Knit turban (similar here)
POSTED IN: a woman is a woman, fashion blog, jean luc godard, une femme est une femme, what i wore
Ladies, gentlemen, and shoe wearers of an undisclosed sex: the shoe blog is back. For those who have recently started reading the blog, I should explain: She Said Shoes has been my passion project for quite a few years. Though it fell by the wayside after the heavens opened and started to send an abundance (overabundance!) of work my way, I have now set time aside to share my daily shoe lust discoveries with you once again.