An interview with Caroline Receveur| October 25, 2016
Tell us how the collaboration with Missguided came about…
Missguided contacted me a few months back with an idea to collaborate on a capsule collection. I was already a big fan of Missguided and loved the idea of creating my own collection, so I didn’t hesitate for a second!
How did you choose the product?
I chose the clothes based on my own tastes, on the fabrics that feel the most comfortable to wear, and paying attention to those little details that make all the difference.
What kind of girl did you have in mind when collaborating on the collection?
A girl like me J Someone who is active and has to feel comfortable in their clothes, but still wants to be chic and have that piece that others don’t have.
How would you describe the collection?
It’s very feminine and designed to make you feel good. I’ve introduced various styles within the collection: casual, sexy, cosy…
What are your favourite pieces and why?
The fur coat! For me that is THE thing to have in your wardrobe this winter. And the lilac jumper-dress is sooo comfy, and the colour just stunning.
Where would you wear some of the key pieces from the collection?
This collection has a piece for every occasion, whether you are going to the office, on a night out or just chilling with your girlfriends…
What do you love most about being a blogger?
Being my own boss and letting my imagination run free. This job is really empowering in so many ways, I’ve met lots of beautiful people through my blog, travelled a lot, and had many good professional opportunities.
What opportunities has being a blogger opened up for you?
I’ve worked with very famous brands, walked up the steps of the Cannes Film Festival, and right now I’m also in Strictly Come Dancing in France!
How would you describe your own style?
For me, it’s mainly about feeling good in what I wear. I’m always fairly casual but I like to make it look different with just one statement piece or accessory, and I always stay feminine.
What’s your go-to outfit for a night out?
Skinny jeans, stilettos and a well-cut cut silk blouse with a nice neckline. Add a few jewels and a beautiful clutch bag.
If there were 8 days in a week, what would you do with the extra day?
I would work! 7 days already seem like not enough time to do everything I have to do so I would work on my projects even more. And I’d also start meditating and learning to cope with stress!
What 5 things can’t you live without?
My loved ones, my dog, my phone, my laptop and a good wifi connection
Who’s your main style inspiration?
The blogger Negin Mirsalehi, I love her style
Biggest girl crush?
What’s your jam RN?
Let me love you by Justin Bieber et Dj Snake
Can you tell us a bit about what your job is all about?
I’m a blogger and a business woman. I have a brand of herbal tea called Wandertea, which I manage day to day with the rest of my team. We are trying to make it evolve and grow, and it’s fascinating. I also manage my blog and my own image by collaborating with various brands (fashion, lifestyle, travel), that’s another more personal aspect of my job which I really love.
What does a normal day look like for you?
I get up fairly early, about 07:30 am, I walk my dog then it’s straight on the computer and sort through my emails. I can have various meetings for work during the day (for Wantertea or for my blog), or do some exercise. At the moment, I’m busy dancing 5 hours a day every day for Strictly Come Dancing.
What are the biggest challenges being a blogger?
Being true to yourself and to your community. You get a lot of proposals from many different brands on a daily basis, it’s important to know when to say no and to not lose yourself in it. It’s also a full time job, 24/7, so you sometimes need to cut off and take time for yourself, your friends and your loved ones.
Do you have any advice for those wanting to become a full-time blogger?
Once more, be yourself! And really give it everything. This job requires a lot of work and serious commitment.
What’s the best place you’ve ever travelled to and why?
It might be a little cliché but I’ve had a big crush on London. This city makes me happy and I feel like I really belong there.