Do I really need another blog?

I always scoffed at the idea of having more than one blog, I mean seriously those kinds of people have way too much time on their hands. Not me, never, but here I am the blogger with now two blogs. It has become perfectly clear to me that my photographs needs its own cyberspace. In fact I love my own photographs so much that I want them in your home, so I am granting any interested party the option to have them printed on canvas for a reasonable amount of cash money. Without further adieu I hereby introduce http://shaheenalinksphotography.wordpress.com/ , the website is up but not running at full steam yet.

After a rather unfortunate incident where I saw one of my photographs used on another website, I decided to remove most of my photographs from my current blog. Some images will be edited to include a watermark with MY NAME. Try stealing my shit now bitches!

fashion, Life, travel

Pop Ya Collar – Interview with La Muse

Oh, for the love of Blog!

You’ll notice on my blogroll that I have a link to Pop Ya Collar and as any habitual bloggee or blogger knows there are just certain blogs that you find you must read daily. This one happens to be one of the first blogs I started reading as well as being the inspiration for my own.  La Muse is all about keeping us abreast with urban street fashion as well current and past trends. When she is not busy blogging she is working for one of SA’s biggest fashion retailers as the ladieswear denim buyer and recently had the opportunity to interview Bryanboy when he was visiting Cape Town. The lovely thing about this inspirational blogger is that she works one floor up from me. And despite me gushing like a Bieber fan on Prozac La Muse agreed that I could interview her.

1. How and when did you start blogging and why do you call yourself La Muse?

I started blogging 2 years ago, and I called myself La Muse for fun. My boyfriend (now fiancé) used to call me The Muse on his blog 2oceansvibe so it kind of stuck.

2. It seems you do a lot of research before you post anything? How do you find the time to post everyday?

I am addicted to blogging. I am passionate about it so writing every night after work is no bother to me at all.

3. How do you think you differentiate yourself from other fashion bloggers?

I try to have original content where ever possible.

4. Does fashion blogging bring you any other career opportunities?

Yes, if you have many readers and you get your name out there other opportunities do come.

5. What has been your greatest achievement?

I have 15 000 unique readers a month and for me that is a big achievement.

6. What motivates/inspires you?

Everything inspires me, I have my camera with me all the time as every passing moment could bring about a chance to capture something inspiring and that you want to write about, especially when it comes to fashion. If I see a pair of shoes someone is wearing I take a photograph.

7. You went from lingerie buyer to jeanswear buyer, was it a big adjustment for you?

Yes, in the beginning I had no knowledge of denim so I had to start from scratch. I have spent a lot of time with suppliers and technologists , I am still learning every day and enjoying every minute of it.

8. What do you love/hate most about your job?

Being around creative people all day! Hate that I cannot blog all the time.

9. Describe your personal style.

My style has changed over the years, I use to be very fashion forward, always wearing the must have item, but now I tend to buy more timeless items with a few very trendy things in-between.

10. Any must haves or recent splurges?

Anything orange – Loving all things orange at the moment.

11. You travel a lot, what’s your favourite country to shop in? Would you want to settle down there?

I love France ! We go to the South of France every year and I love shopping at the vintage and antique markets!

12. What 5 staple pieces should every girl have in her wardrobe?

A kaftan, moccasins, Haviannas flip-flops, panama hat and something from Chanel.

13. Favourite store/designer or fashion icon?

I love the store Cos overseas and I also love Afraid Of Mice in Town – Vintage store selling second-hand brands like Chanel and Marc Jacobs. Fashion Icon would be Audrey Hepburn.

14. What’s in your handbag right now and what do you never leave home without?

I don’t leave home without camera, iPhone and iPad.

15. What’s your goals for the future, you have achieved so much already?

I would like to have my own clothing line one day.

16. What other passions do you have other than fashion?

I love painting fashion Illustrations.


10 things I have learnt this week

1. It is still possible to feel real joy upon discovering something new

2. Cousins are your first real friends in this world

3. Standing in front of the classroom at 29 is just as scary as it was in high school

4. I am happy if my blog brings joy to people – even if it is only a handful

5. My oily t-zone is the bane of my existence – I’m not supposed to be getting pimples at this age

6. To blog is to do – one has to experience new things to have a constant source of writing material

7. Plinky prompt is great for writer’s block

8. I’ve been living under a rock all these years but am glad that I finally discovered the writer Paulo Coelho

9. I always thought autumn was my favorite season turns out I miss summer, sandals, shorts and maxi dresses

10. The people in your life don’t know you as well as they think they do

TV series

It’s raining men especially when you’re LOST

I have a confession and ladies I’m not sure if I must be proud or disappointed in all of you but after posting pics of Werewolf Joe my site stats increased dramatically and I got so many views I went to little blogger heaven.

So because I’m now drunk and high on views I thought I’d post you all a little treat for the weekend. Below is the reason why I watched the tv series LOST. Of course if asked directly I will say I thought it was an original story with a great cast and will mention nothing about glazed eyes and limted brain capacity.

JOSH HOLLOWAY AKA SAWYER and MATTHEW FOX AKA JACK……SIGH………who cares about the hatch, the others, the polar bears or that silly black cloud that kills people in the jungle when you have these beauties all to yourself stranded on a sinister deserted island. And if they taken there’s always Boone Carlyle or Desmond Hume, neither of them are shabby either.

fashion, languages

The scent of obsession

I found a blog by Nicoletta Reggio called The scent of obsession and I’ve got to admit style comes naturally to these Italians. Beautiful pictures and beautiful clothes. Added bonus: I am able to practise my Italian and get my daily fashion fix, it doesn’t get any better than that. Posted some of her pics below but check out her blog over here for loads more.




Rookie mistake

As I’m all new to the world of blogging I think I made a rookie mistake. I started blogging like crazy, 3, 4 posts a day. What was I thinking? Have I never heard of quality over quantity?

But I feel like I have so much to say so. And whoever I am subjecting to the mundane drab of my life I apologise profusely. I promise I’ll get better, please be patient.

However I do hope you are enjoying it and finding it entertaining and informative enough.

Ok, now let me be cos  I’ve still got 3 posts I need to publish.