How I get inspired 

I’ve always been afraid of starting a blog, just because I thought I would never stick with it.

Now it’s been almost 10 months and I honestly have been so inspired to wake up and write.  Ideas come from a lot of places but let me share how.

Be your own google

Sometimes you are looking for something on google and you don’t find it. Well hires the solution, write it. Do your research and write exactly what you have been looking for. Chances are someone else has been looking for the same thing.

Look around

Check magazines, blogs, pintrest, instagram… for whats trending. There’s nothing wrong with getting inspired by others. Just remember there is a fine line between inspired and copied. Always give it your own spin, make it yours.

What do you need to hear

Sometimes the cold hard truth is what you should write about. Things that are hard to share. It’s not always easy to write a blogpost honestly I’ve cried when writing blogposts and there’s nothing wrong with it. Tell people the things you should hear or the things you wish you knew.

 

 

 

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How I became a catwalk model

Life’s been crazy. Okay maybe i’ve gone made you can decide 😀

These past weeks have been such an amazing experience. So let me share what I’ve actually been doing.

Modeling

Oooo yes, I’m a real model now. Let me explain how I got there because this is quit a story. I should be making a story time on this, maybe soon for youtube…

So I was walking with my family on the street and complaining because I wanted to eat vegan and they wanted to go to another part of town.

So me being the grumpy ass hole I can be when I’m hungry, dragging my feet and making a face I imagine a murderer makes. We walk around the block and all of a sudden I don’t know why but I just feel like showing of my jacket.

I’m walking feeling myself and two amazing looking women walk towards me and my mum. Yvon (instagram @yvoirederosen) and Cerina (instagram @derosencerina) run out of a restaurant and are explaining themselves. And my dad being himself is like “we aren’t buying anything”. And they start to explain and talk about the fashion show. I quickly got a card and a location for the next morning.

The next morning my mum drags me out of bad with a big smile on her face and she’s like, you are going love. I was not prepared in any way but let’s just say I had my starbucks and lots of nerves.

This was THE day I learned to walk in stilettos and the rest is history. Just kidding the truth is I died I’m not a natural. I was in pain!

But now I can actually call myself a pro.

Subscribe for all of the sexy stuff that goes on backstage 😀

I will be sharing the crazy the awkward and the friends I made along the way.

XOXO Lisa

instagram & snapchat @lisawinckelmans

twitter @winckelmanslisa

 

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5 things before you start blogging 

A lot of people ask me how I started my blog and what it’s really like. When they hear about all the fun stuff like working with brands and going to events, they want to start a blog. 

But getting into blogging for the right resonance is very important. So hire are my tips and things to consider.

#1 this is a job!

Posing in clothes and just saying you like them won’t cut it. Every single blog that has a couple of 100 followers has someone sitting behind it all the time. Editing, working and being active on social media. 

#2 social media 

Social media is one of the biggest traffic drivers to your blog. Social media isn’t something you can update once or twice a week. You should be busy every day! 

#3 do it because you love it 

If you don’t love blogging you will quit. That’s the truth. Lots of people start blogs because they think of the free stuff, but if you aren’t passionate, you won’t put in the hours.

#4 be consistenct 

Post regularly on all networks!  Don’t just leave an account black just because. 

#5 you always have something to share 

Even if you think your life is boring, trust me there’s something interesting going on. Everyone is good or passionate about something. 

Tell me how you feel about blogging.

XOXO Lisa 

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Instagram @lisawinckelmans 

Twitter @winckelmanslisa

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How to deal with perfectionism 

People talk about all the good thinks it has to offer. But arguably this is one of my worst personality traits.

The overwhelming feeling of never being satisfied with your own work is very hard to deal with.  

Hire us how I started coping and got more relaxed 

Take distance of your work 

The end result doesn’t define you or your self worth. Your work is not the image you are putting out of yourself. Just because people don’t love it doesn’t mean it’s not good. It’s a learning experience. 

Don’t judge yourself different then others 

A couple of days ago my friend asked me if I would say the same, hurtful things about myself if it was about him. My answer was no. So why do this to myself? 

My point is you are just as worthy as anyone els!

Be realistic 

You aren’t superwoman even if Alicia Keys said so. You can’t have it all. How much we all want it. Some things we can do and some things we aren’t good at. There is nothing wrong with that! 

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Rik Wouters &The private utopia 

The creepy obsessions and optimism of Rik Wouters brought to life with disigner fashion. This is the new execution on MoMu. Now here’s the what where and was it worth it?

What? 

A bland of art and fashion. 

The colourful painting from Rik Wouters compliment the new peaces from Belgiums finest disigners. 

You get to stalk the life the pain and most importantly, the wardrobes.K

You can get a sneak peak on what’s coming and what we can all be expecting to see this fall and winter 

Where 

You can see this expedition in the fashion museum in Antwerp.

You can visit the execution from 

ANDRESS 

Nationalestraat 28

2000 Antwerpen

OPENING TIMES 

17.9.16 > 26.2.17

There open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm

Is it worth it?

Yes, it’s a very interesting exebituon. It shows how you can make negatives into positives!

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How to make a flatlay 

Finally I feel fit to explain y’all how to make a flatlay. It’s one of the most rewarding photography skills for instagram and I’ll show you exectly how to do it!

Tell a story 

When I look at your flatlay I should know what you are doing. Are you reading, painting, doing your makeup…. Share it! Take out all the products you are using.

The serfous

Choose the serfous according to make your products stand out. If your products are light make them pop by using a dark background. If you don’t really want the product to be in the front and center. You can use a light serfous. Opposite this works too of course.

It’s always easiest to chose a flat serfous, even grass, floors… will work.

The style 

Minimal 

You can make a minimal flatlay. In this flatlay you will use as little products as possible. Empty spaces are a must to nail this one!


Maximum 

Get as much as you can in the frame. Try to use products with different sizes to get a depth of feel. Use every ich you can. Make it interesting.

4. Visibility 

Make every product you are showing visable to get your point across. This is good lighting and a good camera. Honestly the lighting is more important then the camera. 

I’ve been using an iPhone 5 to take pictures for a long time. I actually started my blog with my iPhone 5. But I learned to understand lighting and taking picture here are my tips

  • No direct sunlight 
  • No artificial light 
  • Make your flatlay buy the window
  • Different angles
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Beauty is in your head

Sorry to tell you but Beaty isn’t what other people like.

Yes I promis I’m not crazy. Okay mybe I am but I have a valid point. 

When I started my Instagram account I tried my hardest to follow the big bloggers. But I noticed ever one of these people was unique. 

They weren’t coke cutter perfect. They where themselves.

Think of people like Gigi Hadid. A couple of years ago she wouldn’t have been a model because she redefined beauty. 

And honestly it’s not being pretty that gets you all the way, its persistence. 

If you work hard and stay presistent you will get there, just look at me. I’m far far away from pretty or perfect. But I work hard and that’s what gets me there.  I know I’m not the biggest and most amazing blogger out there but I’m not doing to bad for myself. 

So remember guys beauty is in the brain, not in the mirror 

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That time I was a total bitch 

I’ve been having a tough time lately. I’m in this big blown out of proportion fight with my best friend and honestly I was a bitch. 


Let me explain 

We’ve had s difficult past and I’m challenged when it comes to forgiving someone’s mistakes. We have had our problems in the past trust me, a little more that usual. 

But I always keep going back because we make etch other happy. But sometimes the past just comes keeping in.


What happened 

A small comment just got me so freaking mad, I started seeing the past and how much I was heart. I kept going at it and I kept going back with arguments of the past and I realised, I’m not giving chances.

We all say we are forcing Sometimes we just aren’t 

And I felt like I had to share this just because I am so much into empowerment and accepting yourself and others. I feel like even if you have the best intentions in the world you need to stop and look at yourself.
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iPhone 7 update

As the iPhone release is getting a lot closer we know a lot more about the next iPhone.

Models

There are going to be 2 new iPhones. Most likely it will be an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus. We won’t be seeing a 3de model. The iPhone 7 pro is not happening.

Design

We know exactly what the iPhone will look like. The antenna bands will move down. In my opinion this is a very welcome change. The camera will still be protruding out of the phone. Witch isn’t en issue once you put a case on the phone.

For the colour, all you guys that got a rose gold iPhone. You are in luck you can keep buying the iPhone. By the way this colour is more pink than rose gold.

Specs

We will be seeing a new and faster processor witch isn’t a surprise because Apple does need some stats for there graph in the keynote. Just saying.

We might be seeing wireless charging on the next iPhones. On the leaked phone shell I have seen there are some smart connectors witch can indicate to wireless charging.

The camera is my favorite part about the iPhone.  The camera will see an upgrade. The only thing that will change however is the camera in low light. The rest won’t change dramatically on the iPhone 7 but the 7 plus will receive a revamp.

De headphone jack will be removed witch isn’t a secret anymore but the good news is that this will leave room for a bigger battery.

 

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iPhone 7 update

As the iPhone release is getting a lot closer we know a lot more about the next iPhone.

Models

There are going to be 2 new iPhones. Most likely it will be an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus. We won’t be seeing a 3de model. The iPhone 7 pro is not happening.

Design

We know exactly what the iPhone will look like. The antenna bands will move down. In my opinion this is a very welcome change. The camera will still be protruding out of the phone. Witch isn’t en issue once you put a case on the phone.

For the colour, all you guys that got a rose gold iPhone. You are in luck you can keep buying the iPhone. By the way this colour is more pink than rose gold.

Specs

We will be seeing a new and faster processor witch isn’t a surprise because Apple does need some stats for there graph in the keynote. Just saying.

We might be seeing wireless charging on the next iPhones. On the leaked phone shell I have seen there are some smart connectors witch can indicate to wireless charging.

The camera is my favorite part about the iPhone.  The camera will see an upgrade. The only thing that will change however is the camera in low light. The rest won’t change dramatically on the iPhone 7 but the 7 plus will receive a revamp.

De headphone jack will be removed witch isn’t a secret anymore but the good news is that this will leave room for a bigger battery.

 

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How to cut your bathroom time in half (for all you late girls)

Yes we all find ourself late to, kind of everything…  Especially us girls. We want to go in the bathroom and walk out looking like models. Not like I do BTW. But I’ve found THE way to actually not be late to, lets be real EVERYTHING.

Don’t do your hair

Do it at night. Don’t start doing your hair in the morning. it will take literally for ever. Instead tie your hair in a bun on top of your head and wrap a silk scarf around it. This will avoid tangles and keep your hear perfect for the next day. Plus this will actually increase hair growth.

Right now i just use an old silk scarf from my mum to get the job done. Even one from the thrift store will do. This really doesn’t have to be fancy.

Take a picture of your outfit

If you are loving a outfit take a picture of it. in that way you have options when you lack inspiration. For the girls who love to stay in bed until the last minute this is gold!

And when your at it, put it on instagram. And follow me @lisawinckelmans if you haven’t already (shameless self-promotion…)

In the shower

For all you people with those dirty minds out there. Take a chill pill. I’m not talking about that.

In the shower you can actually wash your face and brush your teeth.

Think about it, it’s water it will work just as well. Instead of singing the entire Taylor Swift album (yes you don’t pretend I do it too) this will be helpful.

Pump it up

The best way to be aware of time without stress is with music. Create a playlist that is about 20 minutes long and try to be ready when the playlist is finished. This has been amazing for me, I found it one of the most helpful things ever!

If you have any tips. Please share them in the comments. And don’t forget to share this post with all your friends who are late to everything 😉

You can follow me on social media to never miss the crazy train…

Instagram: @lisawinckelmans

Twitter: @winckelmanslisa

Snapchat @lisawinckelmans

XOXO Lisa

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How to set up a bedroom under €300 (excluding bed and chandelier)

Setting up a complete bedroom can be a big task, especially if you are saving for collage like I am. And yes my room costs less then my shoos, not going to lie. But they where on sale and they where Chanel.

Back to the topic of the day, how the hell did I get everything to be so cheap. I’ll explain it step by step.

1. what do you need.

Make a list of everything you need in function of the objects you already have. Like if you have a lot of books you need a bookcase. If you have more shoos than books, get a shelf for your books instead of the bookcase.

2. Buying according to what you have

Check the items you own.

Ask yourself these questions:

What do I have?

How much of it do I have?

Are there more things I want to add to my collection?

This way the furniture will be big enough.

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3. Plan your shopping trip.

Everything I have in my room is from IKEA. IKEA is know to be a cheap store but all the small bits and bobs can give you a heart attack on the checkout line. So I planned exactly what I was going to buy online 2 days in advance.

Day 1

I picked what my heart desired as we all do. Even if its not needed.

Day 2

I went true the list again. Checking for cheaper and smarter options to fit my needs. Sometimes you can find almost the same item for a fraction of the price. IKEA always has promotions you just need to check for them. For example a laundry basket. You can get it for €20 or for €3, you just need to check

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4. Leave the credit card at home

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money just leave your card at home and take cash. This was one of the best things I did. You can’t spend what you don’t have.

Happy shopping 🙂

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