Shoutout to Vivaia official, an eco – friendly footwear brand whose mission and story I discovered recently…each Vivaia pair of shoes is made of 6 plastic water bottles. When you purchase a Vivaia pair of shoes, you prevent six plastic bottles from breaking into millions of microplastics and harming marine life. And the shoes turn out to be super chic and the most comfortable I have ever worn. You must see and touch them by yourself!
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I am not an interior designer, or have I studied design. But I do believe that making a gallery wall with pictures helps me to understand what I can do with my photos in the future. I’d like, for instance, to see my photos printed and hang them on my wall one day.
So far, I created 3 gallery walls in my little appartment, and through this process, I learnt a few things that I would like to share with you.
- First of all, think of where in your apartment you can create a gallery wall. Where would a gallery wall look good? Do you have an empty wall in your apartment?
- Take your time and choose the prints carefully. No need to rush through the selection. Ideally ask help from a friend (someone with a good taste). It’s also more fun to choose the prints with a friend, than choose them alone.
- I think it would be best if you choose prints of different dimensions. That was the mistake I did the first time. I placed an order of prints of the same dimensions and I realized that this was actually a mistake when I started putting the posters on the wall. I couldn’t create a gallery wall, when all the prints had the same size.
- The first time I made a gallery wall, I had envisioned the gallery in my mind. Unfortunately it turned out that what I had envisioned, didn’t look good on the wall. Most probably your gallery wall won’t look good immediately. But don’t let this dishearten you. Take the time to think what’s wrong, what you can do to improve ,and change the position of the posters until you are happy with the final result.
The posters on this wall are:
Naked lines no2 / Ink print no2 / Camera / Black shirt / Sun hat shade / Paris no7
I teamed up with Desenio to give you a discount code: The code is “SILIA” and it gives you 30% off prints* on all of Desenio websites between the 23rd-25th of March.
*Except on frames and on handpicked-/collaboration/personalised posters”.
In collaboration with Desenio
Once again, I immersed myself in the Parisian scene (if you are following along on Instagram, you probably know it already) for the third time this year, to be more exact. And I only took the essentials with me: a laptop, my mobile phone, and the TwistGrip, my new photography gadget. The goal was to create beautiful visual contents during my visit in Paris that I could then publish on The Viennese Girl blog and on my social media. So I only packed my essential photography stuff that I couldn’t do without and left for Paris.
Since this blog is all about photography, a personal web page where I share my photos with you, I thought you might be interested to get a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of how I capture photos. There are several techniques that I use to take my photos. In this blog post I am referring to the photos I take with my smart phone.
This year, Manfrotto launched the TwistGrip, a clamp that grips around your phone and helps you improve your shots with your smart phone. Since I am a sucker for all kinds of photography gears, I always welcome the opportunity to explore new photography products. I love to try and play with them and see what they can do for me and how can they help me improve my photography skills and knowledge. I am glad that Manfrotto sent me the TwistGrip to check out during my trip to Paris.
There is no way to attach your smart phone directly to a tripod. However, you can do so by simply using the TwistGrip, exactly as you would with your camera. So, what does the TwistGrip do? It helps you to produce more steady videos, avoid noise in dark places, and ensure outstanding photography quality. The TwistGrip is compatible with other different photography accessories and can also be attached to an LED light.
Those two shots of mine (shot1, shot 2) were taken with my smartphone, the TwistGrip, and my tripod. Both shots were quite challenging because of the bad lighting conditions. The first shot was taken inside the bar of my hotel in Paris (it was very dark) and second shot was taken during the sunset. But the TwistGrip, together with the tripod did the job. I am happy about that and addicted enough to have it with me every time I want to be sure that I don’t miss a great photographic moment. ♥
Photos: Tony Gigov
My interview with AIESEC took place last week at Vienna University of Economics and Business in the second district. I cannot deny my happiness when AIESEC, an international organization which promotes mobility around the world and leadership by offering internships to students, contacted me and asked me to be interviewed by them.
I am so glad to be part of AIESEC, the world’s largest student-run non-profit organization because I have always perceived The Viennese Girl as a girl that has an international spirit and The Viennese Girl blog not only as an online platform for showing fashion outfits but also as a blog that supports values like encouraging people to follow their dreams. If you want to see the whole interview, please click here and don’t forget to check their internship programs and AIESEC page on Facebook. Who knows? You might be the next entrepreneurial leader.
Thank you Mohamed Kassem for that interesting meeting and many thanks to Tony Gigov for the wonderful photos.
Those who follow The Viennese Girl blog might have noticed the changes we’ve made lately on the blog. Those are small but significant changes for me, as a founder and editor of this Vienna blog. Those are changes I‘ve been wanting to have for such a long time. The problem is that I have had no idea about anything that concerns coding but my friend Ioanna has! We found some free time and sat down and discussed what would work better for The Viennese Girl blog, how can we make it look better, and how can it be more user friendly. Thanks to Ioanna, those significant changes on the appearance of the blog were implemented and I am now more glad than before to have a blog that looks exactly the way I want. At the end of every meeting with Ioanna, I was joking to her: one day I will hire you as my secretary…But seriously, I am glad to have my friend Ioanna on board, who contributes to the blog with her valuable technical knowledge. She is a savvy IT girl.
We are working constantly to improve what we love, The Viennese Girl blog. A photography blog, a visual diary of Silia, who likes to discover beautiful things on a daily basis in Vienna, even when it’s cold and rainy outside. I hope you like the changes we’ve made, too.
This photo was taken at Burgring 1 cafe.♥