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Blogger Interview: Olivia from Brussels made a winning combination mixing her two biggest passions!

When I saw Olivia’s blog for the first time, I felt like a part of a fairy tale. Her photos are adorable and she really has a stylish eye. Olivia Poncelet is sharing her story with us, and I am sure that you will like that classy, romantic and feminine point of view on fashion that this extraordinary girl is sharing on her interesting blog!

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When did you start blogging and how did you come to the idea?
I started my blog in April 2014, after my studies of advertising (art direction).
I’ve always loved images and fashion and spent a lot of time looking at fashion blogs and magazines when I was a teenager.
I always knew that one day, I would launch my own blog.

Who is your style icon? Why?
I love the style and universe of Sara Escudero from Collage Vintage. So feminine and always elegant.
Her looks, pictures, and locations are just like paradise!

How do you describe your personal style? What are your inspirations?
I would describe my style as classy, romantic and feminine.
I love feathers, velvet, linen, tulle, and lace. I’m a fan of pastel colors, especially pink, golden and grey.
I take inspiration from fashion shows, weddings (I’m also a wedding photographer) and spend a lot of time-saving pictures I love on Instagram.

What are the essential pieces you must have in your closet?
A pink blazer, a sequin top, high heels, a ruffled white dress, big earrings and a beautiful handbag to make every look stylish.

How often do you post? How do you come up with post ideas?
On Instagram, every day and on my blog, 3 times a week.

About the ideas for posts, I start with an item of clothing and imagine a story around it. Of course, I also make sure I follow the briefing of the brand when it’s a collaboration.
Or, when I see an inspiring location, I create a look which would match it.

What would you describe the biggest challenge in fashion blogging?
To publish pictures every single day, without exception, and a quality content interesting for my followers.
A real challenge when you live in Belgium, where it rains so often !!!

What is the greatest satisfaction of being a fashion blogger?
Thanks to my blog, I met people I would never cross the way, saw incredible places and lived unforgettable experiences.
For example, a collaboration with the Sofitel in Bora Bora was magical!
But the most important to me: to make my passion my job.

A fashion rule you never break?
I would never mix dresses and pants. Or socks and sandals.

What do you splurge on?
I splurge a lot on travel.
I love discovering new places, other cultures and I find it very nourishing for my blog. And it’s always a pleasure for photography!
The experiences and memories of these trips will last forever so I think it’s a good investment 😉

From your point of view, what is the notable trend for the upcoming season?
For Spring/Summer 2018, we will see a lot of trench coats, feathers, sparkles, and transparencies.
I think I will also love the lavender trend.

Do you make money from your blog? Any advice for others?

Yes, in addition to the items I receive, I make money with the articles and photos I publish, by collaborating with brands I like.
According to me, you have to be very patient, perseverant and work on your blog every day (even on holidays!).
And being perfectionist and passionate is a must 🙂

What has been your most successful blog post till now and what was it about?
I think it’s the collaboration I did with Mya Bay jewels, I had a lot of reactions on this post.
It was a winter look, I paired the rosé rings with a pink fluffy coat.
A soft light, very girly and dreamy!

How do you see your blog in 5 years?
In the future, I want to continue to work on my blog, as a real company!
I want to grow my community every day because I love sharing pictures and see other people’s reactions.

Is there anything that you want to share with us which was not included in the list?
I’m kind of obsessed with my blog, I think about it every minute and even dream about it!
Favorites:
Designer – Elie Saab
Fashion Brand- Hard to pick only one, MiuMiu!
Color- pink
Quote – « Life is a party, dress like it! », Audrey Hepburn
How can people connect with you?
Website: http://oliviaponcelet.com/
Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/oliviaponcelet
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Olivia-Poncelet-659145584133301/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/oliviaponcelet/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oliviaponcelet/

Olivia, thank you very much. It was a pleasure talking to you! Keep up with that great work and we will surely continue to follow you!

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