• What camera do you use?
– All of the photos on the blog are taken with Fujifilm FinePix HS20 EXR bridge camera. Instagram shots are usually taken with that camera too or my Sony Xperia S 12mp camera.
• What software do you use for editing your photos?
– I use Photoshop CS6 and usually just play around with contrast, colors and use curves. Sometimes I use actions too. For Instagram snaps, I use VSCO app and, if needed, Photoshop for color correction.
• Who takes your photos?
– If I’m not in the photo, I was the one taking it. I usually have my mom or my boyfriend take my photos. When no one’s around, I just use a tripod.
• What did you study?
– I studied Textile and Fashion design and have obtained a Bachelor of Design diploma.
• English is not your first language?! How did you learn to write in English so well?
– No matter how good something is, I think there’s always room for improvement. My dad is an English professor, my mom is an English and French professor, so I’ve been learning it pretty much my whole life. I also speak a bit of French and am in the process of learning Dutch. I love learning new languages and hope to one day speak as many as I can.
• Where do you get your clothes from?
– I love thrifting and second hand stores are my passion. I also “steal” a lot of clothes from my mom, since her taste is impeccable. However, I don’t like to limit myself and will buy anything I like, no matter in which store it’s being sold. In my experience, you can always find a hidden gem in the most unlikely place.
• Where do you find inspiration for your posts? Do you have fashion icons?
– I try not to have them and stay as organic as possible. I have to admit I quite like Nicole Richie’s take on boho-chic, the Olsen twins’ whimsical simplicity and Edie Sedgwick 60’s minimal, kind of futuristic style. 90s are the decade I draw a lot of inspiration from too. I’m mostly inspired by architecture, art, runway shows, videos and movies that I like. Or just the vibe I get off of things.
• How would you describe your personal style?
– I tend to not limit and categorize myself in anything I do, as it’s no good for creativity. If I have to, I’d say it’s very eclectic and diverse, but still very detail focused. If you need any help, advice, tips on how to develop your personal style, check out my “How to find your style” post.
• How do you get your hair so white?
– You can read all about it in my “How to bleach hair” guide!
• Do you accept gifts, sponsorships and other types of collaborations?
– I am opened to any kind of collaboration with fellow bloggers, brands and media, as long as it’s something I can see myself supporting 100%. I carefully choose which gifts I accept and think about whether they fit my personal style and blog standards. Those items will usually be marked with a “*” symbol or mentioned as gifted throughout the article. When a post is sponsored and/or affiliated with a brand, it will be specified as such in a very clear way. Remember that even if something is paid for or gifted, all opinions stated are always mine and not influenced by anything or anyone.
• Why didn’t you publish my comment?
– If your comment is not published, it could be because:
1. It was rude – Yes, everyone has the right to dislike something and that can be conveyed in a nice, polite way. However, cursing, insulting and being rude in general will get you nowhere and no attention to those type of comments will be paid. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of constructive criticism, than I suggest it’s not worth leaving a comment on the site as it will most likely be disregarded. Please understand that MoiMinnie is a hate-free zone and that negativity is not welcome.
2. It was spam – Not much to explain here. Every comment with suspicious links is marked as spam and will get deleted right away.
3. It contained a bunch of links – I love being able to connect with people, say thanks for expressing your thoughts on my posts and I have nothing against leaving a link to your blog/ website in your comment. However, please understand that the comment section is not an advertising space. If I visit your blog, I will find your other social media linked there, there is no need for cluttering. Distinguish yourself with your words, not with unnecessary heavy linking.