“Walking on high heels, soaking up life”

Shine!

It comes with my profession not only to run in heels (kind of a self-chosen duty), but to run to a lot of events too. Red carpets are my second home and any opportunity to shine at some fancy party my guilty pleasure. I almost always bring my camera, to cover the glitz and glam, imagining I’ll take the perfect picture - only to find that most of the time I don’t feel like it.

Not because of the awkwardness of kneeling on the floor somewhere in an evening gown to fiddle with your self-timer (in front of a full audience.. been there, done that), or asking another guest to take the picture. It's because most of those events don’t feel real. And by real I mean that you feel relaxed, totally yourself - and not only part of the "see and be seen" game, the fake kisses and the superficial conversations. Well, all about shining baby, dig it!

Nothing like the VBAT (biggest design agency in Amsterdam) event I attended recently. No red carpet, nor the über-fancy setting, plus serving (no offence, dear VBAT): warm booze. But the welcome was as warm as the wine, and within no time I found myself not in one, but many inspiring conversations, creative chit chat, and (most importantly) loads of laughter. Needless to say, they had to wipe me out as one of the last guests. And YES! At some point I knelt on the floor AND fumbled with my camera. It just felt real. How nice.

xxx

Today's shoes are Chloé