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Happy Birthday Fashion Happens!

Happy birthday too meee, happy bir.. actually I’m a bit too late there. Last week I was reading a blog post on fashion walk in Brussels and Rafaela had written about her blog’s first birthday and thought what a great idea! I went on to my first blog domain to check the exact date I started and it turns out that was last month, oops! Never mind, still a nice idea to do a small recap of the past year.

I started my blog after one of my friends had suggested it, to start with I wasn’t sure about the idea, did I have enough writing skills to write a blog people would actually like to read? But then I thought if you don’t give it a try, you’ll never know. And that’s where it all started.

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Like Rafaela, growing up I always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and took up sewing at school in pursue of my dream job. But sadly somehow my parents, unintentionally, put me off this idea saying the only job I would find doing the sewing classes at school, would be in a factory sewing knickers like in Coronation Street. So after this year I changed school and did something completely different, which ironically, didn’t do me any favours job wise either :p

My passion for fashion (word play unintentional) didn’t start until I left school. I decided I didn’t want to be the same as all the other girls, but wanted my own style. But don’t get me wrong I have always loved shopping and used to save up on all my money to go on shopping sprees, my step dad loved calling me a fashion victim.

Thinking up a name was something that kept me busy for a few days. My friend Niki came over to help me brainstorm on the first day, but the name Fashion Happens didn’t come to me until a few days later. My step dad always used to say shit happens and that sort of true but so does fashion, it happens! The next day I set up a blog on blogspot and so history was made.

And here we are over a year later. A few months back I bought my own domain, I couldn’t stand the url saying .blogspot! and thought it would be easier to remember.
I’m a bit camera shy so I don’t really post all to many outfit posts, so I’m not sure I can still call myself a fashion blogger and in the meantime I have started posting more and more about my own life, something I have enjoyed doing quite a lot.

I’m looking forward to the next year of blogging and hopefully the many years after that. I have so many great ideas and can’t wait to realize them.
in the meantime here are 5 things you didn’t know about me:
-In Belgium you can’t just go ahead and start a business, you need to pass an exam first so I’m currently studying for that
-I have two gorgeous step children aged 6 and 8
-My real name is Charlotte, Charly is just a nickname
-I used to be vegetarian, five years to be exact
-I’m deathly afraid of worms and slugs

4 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Fashion Happens!

  1. That is so exciting you have had your blog for a year now!! What an accomplishment. I’v almost had mine up for 2 months and it can be tough work. Before I started my blog, I thought about how blogs must be so easy–something you can do in no time. But I was completely wrong. It takes lot of work to blog so good for you!! I also went through the same struggle of coming up with a name. It took me over a month but its so fun once you figure it out. Great post! Keep them coming! :)

    –Sam

    http://www.BesosFromAmerica.com

  2. Happy belated first blogaversary Charly! It’s great to know you better. I was a vegatarian for many year but I got sick that I had to stop. I’m looking foward to see more posts from you :)

    xx

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