We have taken Miriam and lovely baby Chloe-Sofia for a stroll in the park. What a wonderful afternoon we had! Shooting two gorgeous ladies and chit-chatting makes small pleasures in life even more enjoyable.
Here is the result of the shooting and of our chat! Read her answers below.
We would like to know you a bit better and understand what you stand for and what inspiration we can get from your blog.
Les Toiles: A penguin walks through that door right now wearing a sombrero. What does he say and why is he here?
Currently Wearing: He says: Hola, ¿qué tal?He just came from Antarctica and needs a drink:
LT: Seriously now : Why, how and when did you start to run a blog?
CW: I started in 2014. I had been planning to start a blog for some time. Then I moved in with my boyfriend (now my husband). We moved out of Geneva and had this beautiful countryside and lake just in front of our house. It felt like the right time to start blogging. Maybe because living outside the city is quieter and I needed to do something. Why did I start blogging? Because I love fashion and style. At the same time I wanted to write about my feelings and spiritual development. You can enjoy dressing up and meditate. It is not mutually exclusive. Just don’t identify yourself with the material stuff too much.
LT: What are your long-term motivations for your blog?
CW: To grow it into legitimate business.
LT: What do you worry about, and why? (in general)
CW: I worry about number of followers on social media. But that is only when I compare myself to other bloggers. Which is a waste of time as each and every one of us has different style, life and background.So I am working on learning not to compare myself to others.
Oh but :
LT: You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What colour would you be and why?
CW: Blue. I like deep blue. It is calming and as versatile as black without having that depressive effect.
LT: What was the last gift you gave someone?
CW: A kiss to my husband and my daughter- this morning.
And from material things – my pregnancy clothes to my pregnant friend- this afternoon.
LT: How do you mix your everyday job and your passion for blogging? Does
one job influence the other?
CW: No. I don’t work in fashion or media. So my daily job is completely different to the blogging world.
LT: You recently became a mum. Can you tell us if and how becoming a parent changed your blogging life?
CW: I have less time, I have to prioritize better and use the small amount of “me” time that I have to writing, social media, coming up with styling ideas and taking photos with my photographer. And I have to use makeup when we take photos because I don’t sleep enough.
LT: If you woke up and had 2,000 unread emails and could only answer 300 of them, how would you choose which ones to answer?
CW: I would answer the last 300 emails that I received.
Now seriously let’s find out more about you.
LT: Who are your favorite designers and why?
CW: The Row love their designs, the tailoring is flawless. Chanel (Karl Lagerfeld) because it is classic. Duro Olowu I love African prints.
LT: What are your main inspirations?
CW: I find inspiration everywhere – from African prints to classic designs like Chanel tweed dresses and Diane von Furstenberg’s wrap dresses.
LT: What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?
CW: A friend told me that she met my double in Geneva. I hope I will meet her once to see how similar we are.
LT: We finish the interview and you step outside the office and find a lottery ticket that ends up winning CHF 10 million. What would you do?
CW: I would travel around the world, start a charity to help young unprivileged kids get education and a chance to have a better life. I would microfinance small businesses in developing world. Besides my husband, I would share the money with my parents and my sister.
Miriam wears the dress from Ginger Mary– it is a South African fashion brand. It was given to her by a friend from Zimbabwe who lives in South Africa now. The leather jacket is more than 34 years old, if you can believe it! Miriam’s husband’s mom bought it for him in some exclusive store in Spain when he was 12 years old, and Miriam wears it now herself because it is too small for him.
Miriam’s daughter wears a beanie from Tallis. It is a Swiss fashion brand that specialises in accessories from ethical fur (such as reclaimed or vintage fur). The pom pom and the cashmere are from recycled cashmere sweaters and fur. Tallis is based in Geneva.