I have a confession to make: I have a crush, a blogger crush. My “victim” is Natalia, a blogger from Slovakia, currently living and studying in London. Having a very unique and distinctive style her images immediately grabbed my attention in the midst of the blogger crowd. Natalia started originally as an Instagram visual blogger (Natinstablog) – having already more than 21,000 followers she is now also writing on her blog/webshop, where apart from her London stories you can get your paws on her coolest accessories and cloth (www.natinstablog.com).
A while ago I went to a fashion event (Off the Hook Magazine feat. The Huge London), where I spotted a familiar face. I wasn’t entirely sure that it was Natalia, I mean what were the odds, right. I got super-excited, so I came up with a plan: I will go and say ‘hi’ to her. Yes, that was THE plan. The whole plan. Now, first of all, I had never met her before; second I’m terrible in small talk and approaching new people. I know my plan was a bit shaky, to put it in a friendly way, as other than saying ‘hi’ my follow up line was ‘Are you Natalia?’. But, that was it. If she said ‘no’, then I guess I would have apologized, but if she said ‘yes’, then what? Plus, according to her images she looked like a super-cool person, who I did not really expect to give a damn about me, especially intruding her time in such a lame way.
We are obviously not in the same blogger class – I mean, she is kind of hard-core, while I’m more just a vanilla. We have different style (at least on the surface, as my imaginary me does a lot like her). And even though we share the same religion which most important dogma includes the ‘NO BRA’ policy (whenever applicable), I couldn’t possibly approach her saying: ‘Hi, are you Natalia? I don’t wear bra either…. Would have been a suicide.
Long story short, here’s what happened: I drank a whole bottle of Corona to gain some courage, and while mentally rehearsing my line I walked towards her. It were just a few steps I had to take, but I managed to hyperventilate anyway. Mind you it was uber-loud music playing and she was with someone, so I had to lean over pretty close to make her hear my speech. Now, you can imagine how awkward that must have been – a stranger coming up to you and trying to get as close as she can. Anyway, it turned out it WAS her, and I’m still alive, so it wasn’t such a disaster after all. To be honest I could not hear nor understand much of what she was saying – again, because of the loud music, plus my brain shut down from the trauma I caused myself. But what I do remember is that she was incredibly and surprisingly nice and friendly.
We had a quick chat, after which I returned to my darling with a victory grin on my face, immediately ordering another Corona to sooth my nerves. I was pleased with my mission, and happy to have the chance of meeting Natalia (who turned out to be a really super-cool person). Now it’s your turn to check her out, here are some links to follow and click on:
Natalia on Facebook – The Way We Rock
Natalia on Instagram – Natinstablog
Natalia’s blog & webshop – www.natinstablog.com