Saturday, 27 March 2021

Interview with Fashion Designer Mercedes Gonzalez

Hi There..... Don’t you think it’s a long time overdue I published another Fashion Designer interview? How about I give you some inside knowledge of the Fashion industry today?

Yes? I couldn’t agree with you more. No? Too bad, because there's a Fashion Designer Interview on the menu today. 😜

I know I am a mean girl. Self-knowledge is the key to wisdom, and since I have known this for a while, you can imagine how wise I have become. 😁

Sometimes, though, I feel as if I am the most stupid person on this planet. Maybe I am, and I only assume to be wise. Who will tell? You perhaps? 😨

I can be a real absent-minded professor sometimes. Thinking I am going to do something and then I get up, my brain goes blank, and I don’t remember what it was I was planning to do. Or asking my husband if he needs something from the supermarket. Then I get there and take home all kinds of things I don’t need, but forget the one thing I required. 😄

I used to have the same problem with cleaning. Before we moved here 4 years ago, we had a house with our living room, kitchen downstairs. On the first floor, 2 bedrooms, and one more bedroom on the second floor. 😊

I remember starting in the kitchen, for instance, then thinking this belongs in the bedroom. As I went to the bedroom, there would always be something that needed my attention. I would end up cleaning things all around the house but never got an entire room done. 😳

There must be more people like me. I can’t believe, or better, refuse to believe I am the only absent-minded professor. 😏

I wonder if Mercedes Gonzalez is like me? Probably not because she is the 52-year-old Director and Fashion Designer for Proof of Concept. 😊

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

I work as a fashion industry strategist and I own a boutique and brand. 

Is fashion important to you? Why? 

LOL, it’s how I make a living. 

What are your successes and how did you achieve them?

I have been in the business for about 30 years. My retail store and brand have both been profitable since they started. I have been successful because I don’t listen to business advice. 

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

I love everything Prada even named 2 of my dogs after the brand. 

Describe your personal style of clothing? 

It all depends on my mood. It doesn’t fit one style. 


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

On the bargain rack. 

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

I influence over 100 million dollars in OTB (the budgets retailers have).

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

You can look at my social media @mercedesgpc I just posted something today. 

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

Dressing down for work. 

What kind of fashion advice would you give us?

I only give advice on how to make money on fashion, not on what to wear. Ugly sells. 😊 #notjoking 

Who is your style icon and why?

Diana Vreeland, she wasn’t a pretty girl but had personal style. 

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

I also am an author of a fashion book called Chronicles of a fashion buyer.  

You should really check out her Instagram shop. She has a lot of cool Tees and very cute shirts. Thank you, Mercedes for taking the time to answer my questions. 😍


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

Renata (Seadbeady)

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Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Review about the Jouwbox - Special Edition - Take Care Of Yourself with Natural Products by Ekoplaza - Drinks

Hi There..... Do you like to take care of yourself? Do you like natural products? Are you a drinker, perhaps? 

Haha, just joking, the question is, are you a coffee or tea drinker? Today all revolves around natural products for drinking. Isn’t it the most enjoyable way to take care of yourself? Sipping a nice cool or hot drink can make you feel completely relaxed, right? 😎

Ah, I am such a picky person regarding drinks. The only things I drink a lot are plain water, green tea, and fruit tea. Once a day I also drink half of a small bottle of fruit juice. I am not at all fan of coffee, and not from alcoholic beverages either. Hard to believe, right? 😏

My dad didn’t quite understand that. When we became teenagers, he wanted his 3 daughters to learn to drink beer for starters. I think it was a Stella we first tasted. Yuck, nope, way too bitter, so not my cup of tea. 😵

My sisters liked it, so why not me, what was wrong with me? Perhaps it was just the question of finding the right drink for me. He would always be in a good mood when he found something new that he thought I would like. I tasted all kinds of white wine, red, rose. 😝

He would say, perhaps you should taste this red wine then, you will like it, I am sure. He would always smile, happy he had found the right drink this time. Nothing was further from the truth. 😩

Ah, he said, I know, maybe you are more a fan of stronger drinks like whisky or cognac. Oh my, I remember the taste of cognac in my mouth as if it was yesterday. I couldn’t help spitting it out as soon as I tasted it. So disgusting, yuck. Crazy, I know, that's just me, a crazy old spitting woman. 😁

After a few years of having tasted almost anything from alcoholic beverages out there, he gave up. For the longest time, I thought I was the only person in the world that doesn't like alcohol. Maybe there really was something wrong with me. 😱

What time is it? Ah yes, time to talk a bit more about those natural products from my JouwBox. Some drinks in particular.

1. CLEO’S - BLOSSOM LOVE THEE


So what does their website say about this tea? Blossom Love is a delicious green tea with jasmine and elderflower. The lavender and elderflower complete the bouquet so that you can enjoy this soft, floral tea intensely. The ingredients are 100% organic and you can drink this tea any time of the day to relax.
Honest tea selected with care and produced sustainably. At Cleos, we know where, how and by whom our tea is made. In this way, we not only guarantee tea of the highest quality, but we also contribute to a better world. Reasonable prices, equal opportunities for men and women, and a sustainable and organic production process, that's our aim.



I am a sucker for a good cause and that's why I am going to say that I love this tea. Haha, no, no worries, I am really giving my honest opinion, but I truly am a huge fan of this tea. 😍

Normally I drink my green tea with a half spoon of honey and some lemon juice. This tea was excellent already, and with my honey and lemon, it was just perfect for me. One of the best green teas I have ever tried. I swear that it's the truth, nothing but the whole truth. 😋

2. DR. MARTINS - IJSKOFFIE COCONUT CAPPUCINO


So what does their website say about this coffee drink? Do you like aromatic coffee? With a lot of milk? Does it have to be 100% vegan? With a hint of coconut? Do you like innovative packaging made from responsibly produced raw materials?

Here comes your special cappuccino: With fine coconut milk and strong coffee. From Arabica beans. 100% organic from carefully selected plantations. Guaranteed without genetic engineering. All that's left now is ... Shake well and enjoy - at home or on the go!


I already told you I don't like coffee, so I gave this one to my husband. Sorry to say, he didn't like it. You could taste coffee in it, but it was quite bland, he said. Could be a question of taste, of course, because he likes his coffee pretty strong. 😞

3. FRANKLY JUICE - ORGANIC GINGER SHOT


What does their website say about this ginger shot? A refreshing and medium-strength, high-quality ginger shot that improves and strengthens your immune system. It is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and it will give you an instant boost! 100% organic and cold-pressed, no additives, just a natural good taste.

Contains only natural sugar from the cold-pressed ingredients.
Anti-inflammatory, immune-enhancing, and rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
We work with organic farmers who supply us with their 2nd sort of fruit and vegetables for the production of our delicious Frankly ginger shots.


I was afraid to taste this ginger shot because it scared me it would be way too spicy and wouldn't taste very nice. When I tried it, I can't say the flavor was great, but it wasn't bad at all. Even more so, I can easily imagine that lots of people will like it. It tasted somewhat like a slightly sour apple juice, but a little spicier. The taste lingered on my tongue for a few hours, though. 😅

That's it for today, my lovely readers. If you are curious about my first review of this new JouwBox, check out this blog post https://seadbeady.blogspot.com/2021/03/review-about-jouwbox-special-edition.html

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

Renata (Seadbeady)

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