Saturday, 27 February 2021

Interview with Fashion Designer Karleen Eberle

Hi There..... Are you ready for another Fashion Designer interview?

I sure hope so, but first I have some more questions for you. Have you ever been on a motorcycle? Do you like motorcycle gear?

I have never been on a motorcycle ride, but I have been on the back of a scooter when I was a young girl. One of my closest friends had a scooter, and she once asked me to go with her. I was terrified, but I didn't want her to think I didn't trust her, so I agreed. 😟

We had only driven 2 streets when she halted. Hey, she said, you need to lean over with me when we take turns. I looked at her puzzled, thinking what on earth is she talking about. Then she explained that when she takes a curve, we both have to lean to the same side. 😊

It was daunting at first, but before I knew it, I was having fun. There was one thing I knew for certain, and that was that there was no way I would tell my mom and dad about my first ride. She agreed to keep it a secret because she knew my parents would freak out if they knew. It wasn't like me to keep secrets from them, but sometimes you just have to for your own good. 😏

But maybe I should introduce you to the star on my blog post for today. Karleen Eberle is the 35-year-old Fashion Designer and CEO of Raven Rova, a business in women’s motorcycle gear. 😎


What kind of work do you do, or what are you studying to be? 

I empower women through fashion. Women come to Raven Rova for gear that makes them look and feel powerful. 

Is fashion important to you? Why? 

Yes. Our clothing is our armor, it gives us confidence and a sense of self. Empowering women to be their best selves is the fuel to my fire. With motorcycle gear, I am literally giving my clients a life-changing piece. 

What are your successes and how did you achieve them?

Surviving and healing from a motorcycle crash in 2019 have been major. Two days after our crowdfunding campaign launched, I was in a hit-and-run accident. 

I had a fractured vertebra and was in a neck brace for 2 months. I was ready to give up. The community of women riders kept Raven Rova going with their support. 

Is the name of the Brand important to you when you buy clothing?

My decision is motivated by the brand ethos and quality; not purely the name. I am a loyal brand enthusiast for athletic performance clothing. I also trust certain brands for lingerie or high-quality leather materials. 

Describe your personal style of clothing?

Quality over quantity. Either all black or bold colors with a healthy dose of gorgeous prints. You can never have too many accessories. I also design and dye textiles, which I wear often. 


How did you find your personal style? Do you have a signature look?  

Having lived in NYC, LA, SF, and Oakland, I have been influenced by many cultures. A woman of color dressed in monochrome from head to toe is the most beautiful, bold statement to me. These women inspire me with their confident bearing and poise. 

Vibrant colors or slinky black are my signatures. I’m tall and play off my height with high-waisted pants, belts, and balanced proportions. 

Do you have an influence on other people’s clothing style?

I think so; I help people style and customize their clothes to accentuate their bodies. My friends do this for me too. So, I believe it’s a cyclical influence. 

What are in your eyes the best trends at the moment?

Day dresses at home are brilliant. In love with the tie-dye trend! Coordinated masks, of course! 

What are in your eyes the worst trends at the moment?

cropped jeans. 
sweat pants in public.  

What kind of fashion advice would you give us?

Be yourself. Learn to dress YOUR body. Don’t compare yourself or your body to other people or models. Learn to take your measurements and ask for help sizing your clothes. That number on the tag does not matter. How it fits, how you feel- that matters. 

Who is your style icon and why?

Stevie Nicks. She has the most unique sense of style. Rhianna. Constantly reinventing herself. They both are feminine and powerful without apology. 

Is there something else you would like to share with us?

Take fashion risks! You’ve got one life, put on that daring piece in your closet any day of the week. 
What have you got to lose? 


They were also chosen as Best Motorcycle Gear For Full-Figured Women For The 2020 Season by Web Bike World. 😍

If you like this kind of blog post, you may like reading my other Fashion Designer Interviews. 





I also found a few jewelry designers to feature on my blog, so keep your eyes peeled. πŸ˜€

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Where To Find Some Cool Gifts For Women - Fashion Gift Guide with 17 items

Hi There..... Would you like me to share some cool gifts for women? Are you in for another gift guide? 

I was thinking, why not share a gift guide more regularly instead of only on the Holidays? Since this is a fashion and lifestyle blog, I thought, for now, I would limit it to just cool gifts for women. 80% of my readers are women, so I don't think most of you will mind. πŸ˜„

Although, men can benefit from this kind of gift guide too when they are on the lookout for a neat gift for their girlfriend, fiancé, or wife. However, some women have wives too, so they are twice as lucky. They can choose a gift for themselves and for their girlfriend, fiancé, or wife. Then again, these women could have daughters for all I know, so that could be a third lucky strike. What more could you want. A granddaughter, perhaps? 😏

I was considering mixing it up with beauty gift guides because most women love beauty products too. I know lifestyle can include a lot of other things, but I still have to share my interviews and reviews with you too, and there are already a lot of interviews waiting for me to share on my blog. However, if you have the feeling that there is something missing on my blog, just let me know. I am always open to suggestions. 😍

I know, enough nagging, time to show you those gifts I selected for you this week. That reminds me of when I was a young girl, I used to be very talkative. My dad once asked me to shut up for 5 minutes. He promised me I would get 5 Belgian francs if I succeeded. What do you think happened? I didn't get the 5 francs because I just couldn't stay quiet that long. πŸ˜‚

BABEYOND Plus Size 1920s Art Deco Fringed Sequin Dress $45.99 - $49.99



Great Gatsby dresses and gowns defied the social conventions of the time when corsets and restrictive Victorian gowns were the norms.

The flapper style represented freedom, enjoyment, and fun.

These dresses come in rich dark colors embellished with shiny stones and sequins to add the shimmering effect.

Even today, these style ideas are still at play in gowns for the red carpet, updated to adapt to the times, but if you look closely, there’s still that 1920s sparkle to them.

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HEEL PROTECTORS: (3 SIZES - CLEAR) $20.00



Sinking into grass is a real thing, and it's the worst. We've all been there - you're at an outdoor event and your heels just sink straight into the ground with every step.

What's worse, your expensive shoes end up getting completely damaged from the grass, mud, or dirt (bricks, cobblestones, or wooden decks, too). What is the solution? 

We are. Solemates heel protectors:

Prevent high heels from sinking into the grass
Protect shoes on cobblestones, bricks, grates, and wooden decks
Prevent damage to antique floors and woven carpets
Preserve shoes
Perfect for weddings, outdoor events, and everyday use
Reusable
Patented design
Meant to be snug. Order down if unsure of size.
Made in USA

LUXURMAN LOVE QUOTES: STERLING SILVER HEART SHAPE DIAMOND KEY NECKLACE $99.00


https://www.itshot.com/luxurman-love-quotes-sterling-silver-heart-shape-diamond-key-necklace

At ItsHot, you can always count on two things: outstanding service and an unbeatable product selection. We have been in constant operation for many years now, and in that time, we have earned a reputation for dependability. 

Our clients come to us from all over the world because they know they can count on us to follow through on our promises and to continually live up to the higher standards that we have set for ourselves. We pride ourselves on our work, and we will go to great lengths to ensure that our customers are satisfied.

Luxurman Love Quotes Collection: cute sterling silver diamond key pendant for women by Luxurman features a detailed design of heart-shaped key and is decorated with a genuine diamond and includes an adjustable 16-18 inch sterling silver chain. 

Mindful Breathing Necklace $64.50



This beautiful natural crystal necklace is the pinnacle of form and function. Besides its stunning beauty, it functions as a wearable wellness tool that can significantly improve your body and mind.

To use the necklace as a mindful breathing tool, simply take a deep breath, hold the tip of the crystal to your lips and exhale. The crystal contains a hidden air-channel that is specially designed to slow your exhale and return you to a more natural breathing rhythm. This process will soothe your mind and help regulate the nervous system.

This necklace comes in four different options of natural crystals: amethyst, rose quartz, white jade or black obsidian. Each crystal is 100% naturally sourced and hand-polished with love.

FAID EXCUSES UNISEX FLEECE PULLOVER (WITH BACK DESIGN) $48,00



Our mission is to bring the issues of mental health to light, remove the stigma, and create a dialogue that leads to healing. It starts with a conversation that seeks understanding and validation. We are all likely to experience classic mental health symptoms at some point in our lives-especially now in these trying times.

Rock a classic pullover silhouette with a ribbed crew neck, long sleeve cuffs, and a flat hem. Layer it up or wear it on its own for a contemporary streetwear look. With the soft fleece inside and comfortable fit, it will become your favorite everyday sweatshirt.

• 100% cotton face
• 65% cotton, 35% polyester
• Charcoal Heather is 60% cotton, 40% polyester
• Tightly knit 3-end fleece 
• Side-seamed
• Double-needle stitched rib collar, cuffs, and hem

Crossbody Phone Case Necklace - Beach (Woven Red) $28.95



Keebos comes with an easily adjustable cord. You can choose the perfect size based on how you’d like to style it: classic crossbody or as an edgy phone necklace case!

The premium cord is made with a strong, reinforced core, so you never have to worry about it tearing apart. The smooth, luxurious feel of the plush fibers is comfortable even on sensitive skin. The cord is connected to two strong connector rings that keep your phone safe at all times, and it's 54 inches long. 

Card Pocket/ Wallet: On those days when you really need only your phone, a credit card, and an ID, use the convenient card pocket on the Keebos’ rear side. The pocket is sealable and oriented sideways, so your cards are 100% secure. 

Finger Grip Loop: On the Keebos cardholder, you’ll also find an elastic strap carefully crafted to help you grip your smartphone. This is especially useful for bigger phones, which are tricky to hold in one hand when taking photos or typing.

Durable Case: Keebos’ 4-corner bumper protection absorbs shocks and impacts to your phone. The case even features a unique, 3mm raised lip to protect your front screen and camera. 

LaaTeeDa Women’s Golf Pants $79.95



Slim Fitted, Pull-On Design With Zipper Front Mock Pockets and Real Back Pockets - Dark Grey Plaid

These timeless fitted pants are perfect for swinging a golf club and will transition easily into casual wear after your game. You will appreciate the comfort of these stretchy, wide waistband and higher-waisted pull-on golf pants. Stylish mock front zip pockets and deep back pockets boost a flattering placement and a place to tuck in a ball marker or scorecard. Belt loops to clip on your divot repair tool or hold your LaaTeeDa Belt in place (not included with pants but available separately).

The darker grey plaid fabric is a slightly heavier weight, softer Cotton, Nylon, Polyester, Spandex blend. When combined with cotton, spandex makes a perfect fabric for clothing that is soft to touch and durable.

Couple undies - Pineapple (women €10.60 - men €12.24)



we are two soulmates who want to break the faded stereotypes and light up the world for you and your loved ones.

Our paired clothing is an original gift not only for your precious halves.

We produce with love in the Czech Republic heart of Europe. We are a family business; we do everything together and we enjoy it.

For everyone who:

Loves happy designs
Loves cuts that fits perfectly
Loves sustainable product made in Europe
Loves cotton (95% cotton and 5% Spandex)
Just LOVE your girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or hubby or just want to make yourself happy

SANDEY GLOVES WITH PHONE E-TIP TOUCH $31


Icewear is a leading Icelandic manufacturer and retailer of wool products, souvenirs, and outdoor gear. Designed to suit the unpredictable weather of the Icelandic climate and unique landscape, everyone should have a chance to enjoy the outdoors by being warm and well.  

Icewear’s story begins in the village of Hvammstangi in North Iceland, as a small wool factory called DrΓ­fa.

Operating with a staff of 30 people, the company produces woolen sweaters and other garments in traditional Icelandic patterns, selling them to retailers throughout the country.

Under the slogan, “be warm be well,” much of the trade in traditional knitwear at this time focuses on the tourist market, through resellers.

We design our collection for people who love to be outdoors. We’ve got you covered – from technical jackets guaranteed to protect you in extreme conditions to comfortable woolen sweaters perfect for putting on after the sun goes down. While our designers work hard to create pieces that are in line with the latest trends and colors, we’ve made it our mission to ensure quality controls are robust, our customer service is unbeatable and our prices are competitive.

ATC 3/4 Cargo Legging $99.00



We fundamentally believe women not only have a deep desire to connect in relationships but also have a great gift for it. We’re relational connoisseurs. We have a unique way of connecting—of affecting lives. And we believe this drives not only our success in life but also our fulfillment.

Cabi was created through the belief that when we’re in a relationship with each other, we’re better—whether doing life together, simply helping each other explore our personal style or building businesses alongside each other. We believe connection helps women step into a place of greater confidence; add in a killer outfit and we can get ready for the day feeling like our truest selves, able to bring our greatest contributions to others and the world.

Simply put, we believe clothes can change lives.

As the name suggests, the ATC ¾ Cargo Legging comes in a three-quarter length for spring. It has a skinny leg shape with a wide waistband to hug you in all the right places. Cargo pockets adorn the legs with matte black snaps to ensure your belongings stay safe when you’re on the go.

Black
Fitted shape, wide waistband, cargo snap pockets
Sleek ponte
XS-XL

Original No-Tie Lacing System $ 9.99



Long-Lasting Elastic Laces
Xpand Laces are made with zero-memory elastic rubber, which ensures a consistent, comfortable fit throughout your day and during your workouts. Xpand Laces work on all types of shoes and boots as you simply trim off the excess ends.

Lace Anchor Clips
Our patented Lace Anchors secure your laces in place through any intense activities, while maintaining an amazingly comfortable fit.

Each pack completes one pair of shoes
2 elastic laces (52 inches - trim to fit)
4 Lace Anchors
4 End Clips

EVERYDAY TOTE $50.00



This ultra-spacious Canvas Tote Handbag can effortlessly carry everything you need when you're headed out for the day. With double top handles and an adjustable strap, you'll get a comfortable carrying position whether or not you go hands-free. 

It also features an exterior front pocket and interior zippered compartments to stash your essentials, all within a zippered closure for security and easy access. Whether you're headed to work, the gym, or a weekend getaway, this canvas bag is the perfect choice for toting your essentials on the go.

PRODUCT DETAILS
Perfect weekend getaway bag
Effortlessly carry everything you need
3 color options
Size: 20" X 17"

Bikini Underwear $20.00



Bikini underwear specially designed to flatter any shape. Just enough cheekiness for everyday wear with zero slippage so you’ll stay comfortable no matter what your day holds. This soft and durable hemp bikini is so breathable, you might just forget you’re wearing panties!

53% hemp / 44% organic cotton / 3% spandex
Soft, flexible waistband sits comfortably at the hip
Protects your privates, naturally

Hemp is naturally anti-bacterial, killing off any bacteria fungus, or molds. Hemp also has UV protection at the highest rate of UPF 50+.

Hemp is the world's strongest natural fiber, making it last a super long time. It wears in and not out and gets softer with every wash.

Super breathable material with increased airflow helps wick away moisture quick and keeps you super comfortable, naturally.

Hemp is the world's most sustainable fabric. Hemp plants grow super fast, use no pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides and improve soil health.

WATERPROOF! New Skinnies Bikini Tummy Tuck $19.95



Skinnies are made to help you feel best in your own skin. They are worn by Celebrities, Princesses, Soccer Moms, and everyone in between. We all have little areas where we would like a lift, or a tuck, and short of surgery there were just no solutions. So, this is a simple, easy way to help you feel comfortable and give you the freedom to wear whatever you want, whenever you want. 

We want to eliminate that feeling of being self-conscious about your body. When you feel good in your own skin, it's easy to forget about yourself, and help others. "We lift you, so you can lift them." 

Our patented design lifts and tucks the excess skin into a center pocket where it can rest all day without feeling pinched. In doing so, it makes your skin appear tight and firm. We have helped hundreds of thousands of women around the world, and I hope we help you, too. 

WATERPROOF! Get the tight, flat tummy you once had with the Skinnies Bikini Tuck. Pulls extra skin down and hides under bikini bottom. (NOT RECOMMENDED FOR MORE THAN 2 INCHES OF LOOSE SKIN). This is not a tissue mover, as are our other product, the Skinnies Tummy Lifts. For more than a slight tuck, please purchase the Skinnies Tummy Lift, instead. The Tummy Tuck pulls extra skin down, tightening excess tummy skin located under the belly button, and hides discreetly under your bikini bottoms or pants so that the midriff (midsection) can be exposed. They are waterproof and will last all day until removed. Follow application instructions exactly so that the excess skin will fold into our patented "no pinch" zone for comfortable all-day wear.

ZIPPER MINI - COMPACT ZIP WALLET $64



CARRY EVERYTHING: carry up to 20 cards, cash, coins, Keys & more inside a compact design that fits perfectly in your palm.

ZIP SAFE: Safe closure with a secure zip to protect your valuable items.

MILITARY GRADE RFID: The Zipper is lined with special signal-blocking material to safeguard against credit card skimming & data theft.

PREMIUM QUALITY: The Zipper is made from 100% full-grain leather and meticulously stitched to perfection by South Asian craftsmen.

Icybag with Gel Pack $18.00



Icybag is a cosmetic bag with a cool twist - it's fully insulated and includes a freezer gel pack to keep your items cool!

 Hot weather and sun used to be the worst enemy to many beauty, health, and snack items, but not anymore.

 Just freeze the gel pack and you're ready to go! Your items will stay cool for hours!

Great for lip balm, makeup, snacks, sun protection products, medications, and more!

 With style and proven effectiveness to keep your products cool and protected - even during summer's most sweltering days - Icybag will be your new sidekick! 

Beachside. Poolside. On the go. On the plane. On the golf course. Outdoor events. Icybag will be chillin' by your side! 

Awarded Best Toiletry Bag by Inc. Magazine! 
Take the heat in stride with Icybag by your side!
Custom Gel Pack Included!
Available in 3 colors: Turquoise/Black - Pink/Tan - Black

That's the end of the gift guide for today, but as I told you in the beginning there will be others soon. All these lovely gifts are under $100.

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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Sunday, 21 February 2021

Interview with Fashion Influencer Pauline Grossen

Hi There..... Are you ready for another Instagram Influencer Interview? 

Yes, I found a second influencer to star on my blog, so you will just have to be. This is a Fashion and Lifestyle blog for a reason. It's not about cats and dogs, even though they are incredibly cute, but it's mostly about Women's fashion. Besides, what's not to like about women's fashion. 😎

I have some more questions for you. Do you write? Do you often wonder what on earth you are going to write about?

I do because I am not really the most organized blogger. A lot of bloggers have a few posts ready to hit the publish button. Sadly enough, that's not me. Although these Instagram Influencer interviews are easier for me, I sometimes wish it was me. Well, no use crying over spilled milk, or in this case, the milk is yet to be spilled. 😁

My mind can get cloudy when my pain levels are too high, like yesterday for instance. That's why I postponed my blog post to today. Those are the times that I regret not having a blog post ready to hit my publish button, but nothing I can do about it. 

Oh right, there is, I could start piling up a few for those just in case moments. It wouldn't be the worst idea. Let me know if you hate me for not having anything ready, because that may give me the push I need to make that glorious pile, or not, who knows. 😳

Not that it happens that often, that I differ from my schedule. In an average week, I write the biggest part of my blog post a day or two before I publish. Now that I think of it, I suppose that means I am not totally unorganized. Good thing that I don't write to make a living out of it. I am one of those crazy people that do it just for fun. 😍

I can only hope that you get that vibe too when you read my blog posts. Today's an Interview with Fashion Influencer and Blogger, Pauline Grossen. She will be 25 in August and has over 100.000 followers on Instagram. She also has a few 10.000's on TikTok and YouTube. Let's hear what she has to
say. 😊

Do you have a day job? Full-time or Part-time?

I am a full-time content creator. This means I work daily on my blog www.afashiontaste.com and my social media channels. It involves a lot of email writing, online meetings, contracts, administration, planning, creativity, content creation itself, editing, posting,... 

How many hours do you spend on Instagram on average?

I think about 3 hours daily. Of course, I have to respond to a lot of messages, which I absolutely love doing, and then there’s posting as well. I like to interact with the people commenting and liking my posts, so it always takes me some time!

Is fashion important to you? Why? 

I think fashion is important to express myself. I love playing with colors, fits, and styles. It makes me feel confident and happy!

What are your successes and how did you achieve them?

I think my biggest success has been persisting and quality. I’ve been blogging and taking pictures for social media for almost 10 years. It all started with my modeling career as a kid, and because of posting every day and sharing quality content, I think people love my account. I also show a lot of my behind the scenes and things about my personal life, like building our house and our puppy Olso 🐢

Is the name of the Brand important to you when you buy clothing?

For me, it’s more the style and vision behind a brand that counts. I also try to shop more locally!

Describe your personal style of clothing?

I think my style is more casual chic. I enjoy being comfortable but still look put together. I also love to bring some extra color into an outfit. I think "comfy colorful chic" sounds best 😊

How did you find your personal style? Do you have a signature look? 

My look really depends on how I feel, and that reflects my own personal style. It evolved a lot, of course, during the years and it keeps evolving. That’s the beauty of having a personal style. 

Do you have an influence on other people’s clothing style?

I guess I do! Many people like my color combo’s and style so I may point a few people in the ‘right’ direction 😊

What are in your eyes the best trends at the moment?

I love the pastel prints for this spring/summer season. It’s so fresh and looks good on everyone. I’m also a big fan of the high boots!

What are in your eyes the worst trends at the moment?

I don’t think there are "bad trends" I feel like everyone just has to wear what they want. And for me, for instance, yellow doesn't compliment my face. So that’s a trend color that doesn’t work for me.

What kind of fashion advice would you give us?

Always mix and match and try to show your personality. Fashion is supposed to be FUN, so make it fun! Don’t be scared to let your outfit reflect the way you feel!

Who is your style icon and why?

I love Tessa Barton’s style (tezza on IG). She is edgy, always chic and put together, yet colorful! Very close to my style.

Is there something else you would like to share with us?

Keep Positive 😊
@afashiontaste on other social media platforms


I just love the style of her clothing and pictures. Thank you, Pauline, for taking the time to answer my questions. 😍

If you liked this, you might also like my previous Instagram Influencer Interview 
https://seadbeady.blogspot.com/2021/02/interview-with-fashion-influencer-dima.html

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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