Pictures taken with the Olympus PEN E-PL7
Two weeks ago, I have spent my weekend in London to attend the Vogue Festival 2015 and was able to listen to very interesting talks from professionals of the fashion industry as you might have seen on my Instagram (@alexacarolinthiele) already. With me for the whole festival was my companion the Olympus PEN E-PL7. I almost couldn’t believe how many compliments I got even just because of its design. My white model with precious leather details was a total eye-catcher and attention magnet. The camera is super easy and enjoyable to handle and comes with many practical and fun features like the rotating/tilting display that allows you to have full control of the frame, no matter what angle you are shooting from. But there is one outstanding feature that makes this camera irreplaceable for me – thanks to the implemented wifi I can send all my pictures directly to my mobile to share them with you – for example on Instagram or Facebook.
I love to see how people you normally only know through magazines etc speak, gesture and articulate in real life. That’s why I was so excited to hear the announced speakers like Quentin Jones, Charlotte Olympia, Olivier Rousteing or Alexa Chung. The talks I attended were called “I Did It”, “Can You Dress For Success”, “Fashion, Parties and All-Out Glam” and “How To Make It Big In British Fashion“. It fascinates me again and again how people seem to have outgoing or shy personalities but when you hear them speak in reality their first impression totally changes and it turns to be the contrary – sometimes in a positive and sometimes in a rather disappointing way. So honestly, I was pleasantly surprised how open and relaxed the conversation between Balmain’s designer Olivier Rousteing and British it girl Alexa Chung was. I could have listened for hours. You can get a little insight of this talk here.
The talk I personally got the most out of was “I Did It” where young entrepreneurs explained how they built up their own businesses and gave advice for those who are interested in starting their own. One quote from designer Henry Holland is still on my mind “If you have that passion, it doesn’t matter if you only have the evenings to get it done.“ And that’s exactly what keeps me motivated. Do what you love and don’t neglect following your dreams just because of your “normal” full-time job. See it as a chance to have a regular income that gives you the freedom and peace of mind to be daring and see how successful your ideas can be. In my case it’s my blog. I’m so happy about getting to know so many different people and I’m learning so much every day. Sometimes I feel like a sponge that wants to absorb as much as it can and that’s how I act. Even though I wish to have more time to let Sancarolin.com grow faster, I’m in the lucky position to say that I turned my passion into my daily business and both of my jobs fulfill me. So even if May just started I’m already counting the days to September to go to New York City for my main job and for bringing my own little business one step further – www.sancarolin.com.