November 17, 2011 § 13 Comments
This morning I just realized how lucky I am. First, I got another package from ASOS with something I purchased a couple days ago, and then there was the sweetest letter you can imagine. My friend Saray from Barcelona is also a blogger and illustrator, besides being amazing and gorgeous, and she just thought about me and sent me a special drawing.
Do you recognize me?
Check out Saray’s work here and start following her!
November 16, 2011 § 1 Comment
If you are a good follower, you must have noticed that there has been some hazzle going on here. The blog is being completely re-done on my own host and domain, but it takes its time. All I can say is the moment you expect it the least, Mar|Adam will have changed completely; header, theme, and everything included in between. All this thanks to the magic of Michiel, who’s basically doing everything for me!
Keep tuned if you don’t want to miss a thing…
November 11, 2011 § 7 Comments
you might have noticed that the blog/my twitter have been a little quite lately with very few updates. Well, now you’ll know why. It’s been crazy hectic at the Fashiolista HQ lately; not only PRess Days, our own Feedback Friday session with bloggers, we were nominated -and won!- the Accenture Award 2011 yesterday and so many more exciting little things I can’t tell you about! Due to that, I’ve been focusing on work instead of Social Media friends.
And keep tuned in here!!! A giveaway, item of the week, and outfit posts (I know how much you’ve asked them!) coming up in the weekend!
November 9, 2011 § 35 Comments
Rise to fame
8 AM in the morning. I turn my laptop on and I check my e-mail while I open Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin’ on different tabs. Let’s start with Facebook; I remember the time it used to be me and my friends posting embarrassing photos of the weekend. Now it’s all about liking brands’ pages to win je-ne-sais-quoi and trying to figure out what’s the real name behind The Fashion Toast (Rumi what?). I mean, I am even subscribed to Jessica Alba’s feed.
Twitter is no different. Re-tweet and win, check my last outfit post, enter my giveaway. Nobody talks about friends and family anymore. Luckily enough, sometimes I get to see people’s pets.
Back to Bloglovin’. 8.20 AM. 155 unread posts. Some bloggers updated their blog three times while I was sleeping. It was just a 4 hours (Spanish) nap. Most common updates: outfit of the day, Sunday inspiration, Diary of the week, Versace x H&M. You know, the usual.
The point is, I check hundreds of blogs on a daily basis, mostly because of my job, second because I have little to no life. I don’t even know the name of my favorite bloggers. Sometimes I can’t remember, sometimes it’s just Sarah. With so many blogs around, we better do something big to get noticed, otherwise we’re just a bunch of casual updates that 50 people a day come across, very randomly.
But, what makes a blog a blogger to remember? For the people starting out, it’s just long skinny legs, designer bags and pictures taken by, at least, photography students. Or personal assistants, it all depends on your page views.
If I have 200+ posts on my daily read queue I expect them to be at least entertaining. If I want to see beautiful girls in beautiful clothes I better buy myself some VOGUE. If I want to see girls advertising products, I can reach them after the late hour shows. I want something that makes me remember them. Oh yeah, it’s Hanneli Mustaparta.
I want shy girls that become superwomen behind a freaking Macbook at Starbucks, a la Carrie -yes, I had to add some cliche. I want something that makes me wonder what’s the face behind the blog, where does all this come from and why.
What moves you?
November 6, 2011 § 13 Comments
Better late than never
Here is what I have been up to these past two weeks! A little overdose of Ohana, but I can’t really help it! Sushi with Joyce, a new pair of sunglasses, Starbucks (obvious) overdose, on the look for a new Lomo camera, Bo‘s birthday cake, a lot of Fashiolista action including a lovely Feedback meeting with users… What can I say. Never a dull moment.