April 26, 2012

YOU QUESTION, I ANSWER

I WISH I HAD SOMETHING USEFULL TO SAY, but i don’t. so why not do a little Q&A today! ask a question in this post, really anything, and i will answer here asap. let’s get going! xx.

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  1. Apr 26 2012

    I’m really curious about how you live! I mean like, what is your style in decoration?

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  2. Sabrina H.
    Apr 26 2012

    What´s the name of the polish your wore here http://www.comeovertothedarksidewehavecandy.com/2012/01/todays-details.html ? Could you show us your polish collection?:)
    Hope you have a wonderfull day.

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Ah, I believe that’s my dark blue one from Rimmel. The colour is called Blue Vogue!

      I will take a picture of all my polishes when I get home tonight and post it in this post! XX

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      • Sabrina H.
        Apr 26 2012

        Awesome. Can´t wait :)

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  3. Apr 26 2012

    I love your style so much! Really your blog is one of my favorite!
    xx
    tina
    http://wherecanifindthe.blogspot.com

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Thanks, Tina! Such a huge compliment!

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  4. Apr 26 2012

    What is your favorite location to live – what was the most beautiful spot you visited on one of your trips!

    Love your Q&A always interesting to read and to learn more about people…

    CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN GIVEAWAY

    Van – PureGlam.tv / Bloglovin / New Facebook-Page

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    • Apr 26 2012

      That’s a hard question! I’m actually really a family person and i would not want to be far from my family. So i would never move from my city. But if I would have to choose I think I would go for NYC.

      The most beautiful spot I’ve ever visited was also in NYC. It was my first time there and the bf and I went on a boattrip to the Statue of Liberty. On the way there we got to see the skyline of New York and wow it’s was amazing. The feeling that I had while being on the boat, with the sun on my head, the wind in my hair and having that view was something that I’ve never experienced in my life.

      XX

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  5. Apr 26 2012

    Hi,

    I really love your blog and your style. Do you have any useful tips and tricks for a beginner who would like to start a blog?

    Thanks in advance.

    Agnes

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Hi Agnes, thanks! I would say try to comment as many as you can on other blogs. That way you leave a trace with your blog link all over the web! So it’s the perfect way to get your blog out there!

      And just have fun in blogging! XX

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  6. Apr 26 2012

    Leuke post meid!

    How do you see yourself in 5 years?

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Thanks, chick!

      O, I actually always hate it when someone ask me that question. Ha ha! Just because I never know how to anwser that. I have absolutely no idea how I see myself in 5 years!

      In 5 years I’m 32, so I don’t want to think about that ;) Haha, no kidding. I just have no anwser to that. I already have everything in life. A good job, an amazing hobby (blogging), great people around me, a house, I’m just good at the moment and I’m more of a person who takes what ever life is throwing at me. XX

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  7. Danielle
    Apr 26 2012

    Hey, I absolutely love your site and your style, I’d really like it if you could help with the problem I’m having!
    I’m based in Australia and have been searching for a winter coat with no luck. Could u recommend a good online store? I’m after a nice warm coat, maybe wool or leather and something a bit quirky – everything I’ve seem just looks like a business coat!
    Any suggestions would be appreciated :)
    D xoxo

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  8. Apr 26 2012

    What do you do for a living, Cindy? Only blogging or did you study something?

    Love your style x

    http://paintmeinthelandscape.blogspot.com/

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Hi Laura,

      I have a full time job at a film distribution company (which is in the family) And next to my job I also receive an income with the advertising that is running on my blog. It feels kind of like I have two full time jobs haha!

      XX

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  9. Apr 26 2012

    Where do you get your inspiration from?

    You always looks so flawless, even in a simple and basic outfit.

    http://style-chameleon.blogspot.com/

    FIRST DUTCH VOGUE GIVEAWAY!

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    • Apr 26 2012

      My question exactly :) I get insipred among others by your outfits, it would be nice to know who is your inspiration :)

      Have a good day,

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      • Apr 26 2012

        That’s amazing to hear, Lily!

        To name a few: Christine Centenera, Emmanuelle Alt, Bloggers: Elin Kling , Style Heroine and Summerlisten!

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Thanks Sharon!

      I really get inspired by runway looks from designers such as Isabel Marant, Balmain and Alexander Wang. But also from streetstyle photos from fashion editors and bloggers.

      XX!

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  10. Apr 26 2012

    Leuk om dit eens te doen ipv een look (die overigens erg leuk zijn!)

    xo

    http://www.ilsedaniellemartina.blogspot.com
    !

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  11. Apr 26 2012

    Where is the beautiful leopard belt from???? :P And what is your ethnic background? you look spanish to me :)

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    • Apr 26 2012

      It’s from New Yorker and was only 1 euro haha!

      No, I’m not Spanish! My boyfriend is though ;)

      I’m Dutch but I do have a little Indonesian blood in me. (from my fathers side)

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  12. Janny
    Apr 26 2012

    What do you think are the basic wardrobe essentials every women should have?

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    • Apr 26 2012

      I’m really a pants, jacket, tee and high heels person. So I would say:

      Great fitted black skinny jeans
      Leather biker jacket
      High heels (sandals and ankle)
      Basic tee’s in black, grey and white

      And to finish it a great shopper bag!

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  13. Janny
    Apr 26 2012

    What, according to you, are the basic wardrobe essentials every woman should have in her closet?

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  14. Apr 26 2012

    Is your hair all yours or do you wear tresses? I love it anyway!!!

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Thanks! No, It’s all mine! It is a living nightmare every morning when I have to brush it..

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  15. Apr 26 2012

    Well somebody already asked it, but I’m also very curious what you do for a living. School? Full-time blogging? Work? (if so, what kind of work?)

    And how do you combine all the activities that come with being a blogger (pr events, fashion week etc.) with your work/school?
    Cause I find it hard to combine my work with the events and all.

    xo Madeleine
    http://www.madstyling.com

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Hi Madeleine,

      I have a full time job at a film distribution company (which is in the family) And next to my job I also receive an income with the advertising that is running on my blog. So it feels kind of like I have two full time jobs haha!

      And yes, I also find it really hard to combine. I do have the advantage that I work with my family and we really try to balance the two. They know how much I love blogging and all the amazing opportunities I get. So if I need to be abroad for an event or fashionweek or I have a cool project to work on I can get some days off for it. But I do have to make choices, but that way you will select better and only do the stuff that you really love! And apparently you don’t need to be everywhere to become a succesfull blogger!

      XX

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  16. Apr 26 2012

    Leke post! Alle vragen die ik had staan al hierboven dus ben benieuwd :D

    http://Www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

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  17. Apr 26 2012

    That’s a cool idea!!
    When and how you blog begin to start? Begin to be really famous?

    http://www.addict-to-twins.blogspot.com

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Thanks, Anouk!

      After a year of blogging my blog really started to receive a lot of traffic as well national as international! That came as a big surprise to me, I had no idea until my bf told me the traffic numbers!

      In my second year of blogging I suddenly received a lot of emails from brands, pr people, etc to work with me. And I don’t know, after that my blog just kept on becoming bigger! I never expect that to happen!

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  18. Apr 26 2012

    This question already has been asked, but I’m very curious as well about what you do next to blogging. I thought you mentioned you set up your own company, could you tell us a little bit more about what you do and how you combine it? :)

    http://manonheine.wordpress.com

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Next to blogging I work for a filmdistribution company that is in the family – it’s a full time job and I already work for them for 10 years now!

      I do have my own company called COTTDS, but that’s just for the blog because I have income with my blog (through advertising)

      Because my job is in the family they really give me space to blog and take days off whenever I need to be somewhere for my blog. But I do have to be selective, since i do have to work some times haha. It only makes me focus on the really cool projects and events and that is just fine by me!

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      • Apr 27 2012

        Thank you for answering! It was great to read all the questions and the answers, great way to get to know the blogger behind the blog :)

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  19. Apr 26 2012

    I’ve actually been wanting to ask this for ages… How do you usually style your hair? I really like how it looks!
    chimericalperfection.blogspot.com

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Thanks Erin!

      My hair, it’s a nightmare. Haha! But what I usually do is brush it up.

      Part your hair at the center, running from the middle of your forehead to the base of your head. Use a fine-toothed comb to part your hair neatly. (I always make 3 parts, which makes 6 hair locks). Than use a brush to brush up your hair from your head to the middle of your hair. Spray some hair spray in it and go to the next part and repeat. After I did the 6 hair locks I brush my hair (the normal way) but not too much because you don’t want to brush everything straight again. And voila, there is your volume.

      I only use some hairspray, sometimes dust powder and some serum.

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  20. sandra
    Apr 26 2012

    Me encanta tu estilo, y me gusta la propuesta de que te hagamos preguntas,muchas de las que me gustaria saber ya te las han hecho ,tambien me gustaria saber cuanto mides.Muchas gracias

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    • Apr 26 2012

      I also wanted to ask you how tall are you? :)

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    • Apr 26 2012

      My bf had to translate your question for me haha but thank you and I’m 1.69!

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      • Apr 26 2012

        1.69 ?!? Really? I thought you were much taller!

        Good job with Q&A . It’s nice to know the person behind the blog.

        Groetjes,

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        • Apr 26 2012

          Haha, yes really! It’s the high heels that make the change!

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  21. Apr 26 2012

    Hi, thank you for inviting me to comment.
    I like your color choices.
    How do you feel about bright colors? For example, would you wear a red shirt? (and no pyjamas don’t count…)

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  22. Apr 26 2012

    Heb je misschien nog tips voor m’n blog? :)

    XO,
    Minyi

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Hi Minyi,

      Je blog ziet er al hartstikke goed uit! Leuke mix van persoonlijk en mode heb je op je blog staan! Ik kan je eigenlijk als enige tip meegeven om proberen je foto’s groter te laten weergeven op je blog. Zo kan je alle details nog beter zien!

      Succes met je blog! X

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  23. Daphne
    Apr 26 2012

    Love your style!
    What did you study?

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    • Apr 26 2012

      I studied Social work for Residential Institutions, Community Development and Child and Youth Welfare Work for two years but I did not finish this study. It was just not me.

      I end up taking a job at the family business because I felt a little lost on which study to start and I’ve been working there ever since (for 10 years now) XX

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  24. Apr 26 2012

    well maybe it´s a silly question but what kind of foundation do you use and what are your favourite beauty products?

    xo

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  25. Apr 26 2012

    Hi chick.

    Aller eerst vind ik dat je een te gekke stijl heb.
    Mooi vrouwelijke details die je erin verwerkt…Je blog is daar en tegen stijlvol en inspirerend..

    Een leuk nieuw item, dat je vragen van bloggers beantwoordt.
    Kan jij mij misschien iets meer vertellen/uitleggen over advertenties op je blogs plaatsen, is dit gemakkelijk en is het betrouwbaar en het geld dat je eraan verdient wordt dat op je bankrekening.gestoord…

    Succes met je onwijze leuke blog..X
    Groetjes Annemieke

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Hi Annemiek,

      I will anwser your question in English, just in case that there is someone else who have the same question..

      My advertising is runned by a company who recruits advertisers for my blog. I don’t have to do anything for it. They make sure that there are running campaigns on my blog and in return they receive a certain percentage of the income I make with those ads.

      This is for me the easiest and reliable way.

      In the past I’ve also had ads via Google Ads and Zanox and they both are also really reliable!

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  26. Apr 26 2012

    Hope you are fine and everything goes well!??? ;-)

    best

    Christian

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    • Apr 26 2012

      I’m super fine! Thank you for asking ;) How are you, Christian? When are you coming to Amsterdam again? :D X

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  27. Boyfriend
    Apr 26 2012

    Hi,

    My girl has à birthday coming up and i want to get her some jewellery.

    I was thinking of buying her à necklace from tiffany’s in Amsterdam.

    She really loves silver. Do you have any good tips for jewellery?

    Thanx

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    • Apr 26 2012

      How nice of you!

      I always buy my jewelry from the online store: http://www.fashionology.nl/ (it’s a Dutch online store)
      They have the most amazing stuff, everything is silver and a little more edgy.

      My favourites are definitely the rings!

      Good luck!

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  28. Milda
    Apr 26 2012

    Hey,

    just curious, which jean size are you wearing ? :)

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Hi Milda

      I have a size 36 – jeans size: 26 (sometimes 25)

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  29. Apr 26 2012

    Nice idea with theQ&A post:) How do you keep fit, you look so slim:)))

    http://www.mymoodmyday.com

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Glad you guys like it!

      Mmm, I work out every week. I try to do a 40 minutes work out twice a week!

      And that’s all!

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      • Milda
        Apr 26 2012

        and how are you working out then? :) you look pretty :)

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        • Apr 26 2012

          Thanks!! I work out on a crosstrainer, so just a 40 minutes of fitness! And in the summer I like to run!

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  30. anny
    Apr 26 2012

    first of all: your blog is amazing! everything is combined perfectly. I love the fact that you got YOUR style and how you always find the perfect clothes for that style.

    iI know i’ts a tricky question but when I read about your height I was a little surprised because you always look very tall on your pics ;) now I was wondering what your weight is? I think you look perfekt!

    thx for being my inspiration.

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Thanks Anny!

      Haha, yes I have just an average height! I think I look taller because I have very skinny legs and long legs! And I of course always wear high heels!

      I weight around 54 kilos! X

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  31. Apr 26 2012

    I would LOVE to see you in a skirt! anytime soon ? :)

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Haha, I just realized that I don’t ever wear skirts! I don’t even know why that is! I’m just not really the skirts/dresses type of girl. But I will do an outfit with a skirt as soon as the weather is up for it! It wil be a challenge haha!

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  32. Lea
    Apr 26 2012

    Hello you :)
    I would like to ask you what you’re doing at your freetime? What are your hobbies?
    XX from Germany

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Hi Lea, my hobbies! Well, blogging is a hobby that pretty much takes up all of my time haha! But next to my work and blogging I love to just hang out with my bf, family and friends. Go shopping, seeing different cities, having lunch, drinks and dinner with my loved ones. And I try to spend as much time as I can with my little English bulldog! XX

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  33. Apr 26 2012

    Wat leuk! De vragen die ik had, heb je al beantwoord hier boven!=)

    XX0

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  34. Hello
    Apr 26 2012

    what is your boyfriend like? is he spanish?

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Yes, he is Spanish! He was born in Amsterdam though, just like me. But both his parents are from Spain. What else do you want to know? =D

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  35. Mary
    Apr 26 2012

    You are absolutely perfect !Your blog and your style iso minimal.Keep on the good work!

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  36. Malou
    Apr 26 2012

    I actually have a few questions, but I think I should start by saying I adore your style, from your perfect intended-messy hair to your love for high heels (and especially booties, I’ve noticed?)

    1. How did you generate so much traffic to your blog?
    2. How do you feel about prints? Prints on any piece actually, blazers, trousers, shoes… And how do you think you should style them?
    3. How do you feel about Man Repelling? (The Leandra Medine way, haha.)
    4. How do you keep slim? You have amazing legs!
    5. If there was one collection that could be entirely yours, which one would it be?

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  37. Vita
    Apr 26 2012

    You’re very beautiful and I really like your blog! I have one maybe personal question. What was your childhood like? And what were you dreaming about all the time?

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    • Apr 27 2012

      Thank you, Vita!

      My childhood was a really good one. I have good memories of it. I come from a really warm family, I grew up with a two years older siser who now is one of my dearest friends. And I believe that we always have been close. Especially the Holidays and the vacations we had are sharp in my memory!

      I’m still a dreamer, I always love to just think and dream when I’m about to go to sleep or when I’m in the car. And just think about my next move in life!

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  38. Apr 26 2012

    have you already been in NYC? So yes, what reason did you have to be there. So no, do you want to go to NYC?

    love your blog! You are a big model for me!

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  39. Andrea
    Apr 26 2012

    Hi Cindy! I love your style! I wanted to ask you how you feel about the sandals in winter trend, which is becoming increasingly popular (but not here in South America). Thanks!

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Hi Andrea,

      Thank you so much! Sandals in winter trend? I have no idea! Is that a trend? Haha! Or do you mean that girls just wear sandals even though it’s way too cold? I’m all for that. It’s ashame to not wear those beautiful heels for such a long time! No pain, no gain ;) X

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      • Andrea
        Apr 26 2012

        Haha, thanks for your reply. Yes, I meant that, I also love to wear them year-round.

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  40. Apr 26 2012

    Haha, fire away, Malou!

    1. I don’t know how or why. I just blog for fun and I think that is what shows to my readers!

    2. I love prints! Especially leopard and snake prints! You can see me wearing print on print here: http://www.comeovertothedarksidewehavecandy.com/2012/03/03112012.html and here is a look with my army printed trousers: http://www.comeovertothedarksidewehavecandy.com/2012/04/04092012.html

    3. Let me first say that I love Leandra! Her blog is fantastic and she is really an inspiration for me!

    How I feel about Man Repelling? It’s so true that certain trends are really man repelling. But I wear just what ever I like even though some will not understand it or think it’s awfull. But I don’t dress to be man repelling on purpose though haha

    4. Ah, thanks! I try to do a 40 minutes work out two times a week. But that’s all! I’ve never been on a diet or anything. I try to keep my breakfast and lunch healthy every day so I won’t have to hold in on all the snacks during the rest of the day!

    5. That’s a hard question! I love everything Alexander Wang, so I would probably go for a Wang collection!

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  41. Anna
    Apr 26 2012

    First of all, I wanted to say I adore your style in everything! It is amazing I found out about you and your blog. Guess, we have got the same taste in clothes and colours. But moving on to the questions…

    Will you do a tour of your bedroom or any other room (your whole make up collection)?

    And what are your thoughts on Clinique?

    And what music do you listen to?

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Thank you so much, Anna!

      I will definitely take some photos soon of my other rooms! I’m actually planning to completely re-decorating my bedroom so when it’s finished I will show it on the blog!

      And I will show you a photo of my complete make up collection tomorrow – so stay tuned ;)

      Unfortunately I’ve never used any products of Clinique. I’m allergic for facial products :S Sorry I can’t help you out!

      I love music from: Lauryn Hill, India Arie, Robin Thicke, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Adele, Bruno Mars, Frank Ocean, etc! I don’t have a typical genre that i only listen to I guess!

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  42. sandra
    Apr 26 2012

    Me gustaría saber cuantas prendas puedes llegar a comprar en un mes,y si todos tus pantalones tienen el tiro bajo.Gracias

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    • Apr 27 2012

      Hi Sandra, I definitely prefer the low fitted jeans. I don’t think high jeans look good on my figure! Xx

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  43. Anna
    Apr 26 2012

    What subjects were you good at at school? What were you favourites?

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Hi Anna, good question! It feels like ages since I went to school! I already work for 10 years now. I have to think about that one, what was my favourite and where was I good in…

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  44. Apr 26 2012

    WOW! It’s great reading all the Qs and As you’ve done so far, Cindy.

    As for me, I just want to know if you have any favourite online stores? And where do you do your shopping most of the time? Is there a certain store you always visit?

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Glad you like it, Emmy!!

      I have so many favourite online stores, to name a few: Zara, Shopbop, ASOS, Topshop, Mytheresa, The Corner, COS, Net a porter, The Outnet, Mango and many many more!

      The stores that I always visit when I go shopping are: ZARA, H&M (for the Trend section) and COS!

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  45. Apr 26 2012

    I really like your blog! I just discovered recently and it has been among my favorites. Your style is impeccable – urban and very stylish. I’d love to have your closet and your figure!

    How do you get advertising on your blog? Do companies contact you on their own?

    http://www.azrakun.com

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    • Apr 27 2012

      Thank you so much!

      My advertising is runned by a company who recruits advertisers for my blog. I don’t have to do anything for it. They make sure that there are running campaigns on my blog and in return they receive a certain percentage of the income I make with those ads.

      It’s for me the perfect solution because I don’t have the time or the experience to arrange that myself!

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  46. Apr 26 2012

    I absolutely ADORE your style and blog. I started mine about a year ago and am always looking for feedback. Do you ever offer feedback to others on their blog?

    Jen
    http://www.commecoco.com

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    • May 2 2012

      Hi Jen, well what’s there to say? Your blog is already amazing! So I can’t give you any feedback besides that! Keep up the good work!! X

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  47. Apr 26 2012

    What camera and lens are you using?

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    • Apr 27 2012

      I’m using a Nikon D90 with a 50mm 1:1.4 lens on it!

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  48. Sofie
    Apr 26 2012

    Hi Cindy,

    I really love your blog and I also follow you on twitter, you are a great inspiration for me. I have the following question for you: when I visit some other blogs (e.g. Caroline’s mode, The Sartorialist: http://images.thesartorialist.com/thumbnails/2012/03/22512BlkLeatherskt_6603Web.jpg) the pictures the best pcitures often feature someone with a cigarette. Now I don’t normally smoke and I don’t know if you do or not (and that is really not important), but would you use a cigarette to get a better picture?

    Sofie

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    • Apr 27 2012

      Hi Sofie, thank you so much!

      Ah, the cigarettes! It looks so cool on the shots, I’ve seen it a couple of times before as well! But, no I don’t think I would use a cigarette to get a better picture. I’m a non smoker and my blog is about my personal view on fashion. So it would not be me on the picture anymore if I would have a cigarette in my hand! XX

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  49. Anna
    Apr 26 2012

    Can’t wait for the whole make up collection ;) Thank you for answering!

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  50. Apr 26 2012

    Hi Cindy, thanks so much for offering us the opportunity to ask you questions here.

    I love your blog and think you have the coolest style!You are such a great inspiration to me!

    I was wondering what is your favorite online store and I this question might be difficult: which item in your wardrobe is your all time favorite?

    xx Kayin
    http://www.logomania.nl

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    • Apr 26 2012

      Whoops just noticed that you just answered the question about the online store. Please ignore that one! :)

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    • Apr 27 2012

      Hi Kayin,

      You’re welcome, I’m just glad everyone liked the idea!

      That’s one tough question haha! I think I have to go with an item that I’ve been loving for a really long time and that is my leather biker jacket from ZARA: http://www.comeovertothedarksidewehavecandy.com/2012/03/03282012.html I have it for almost 5 years now and I’ve been wearing it year after year regularly and the older it gets the more beautiful it gets!

      It’s I think the one item in my closet that I can’t go without!

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  51. Apr 26 2012

    Hi!

    Love your blog… it is true inspiration for me!

    I would like to ask what is the favorite place you have ever visited and why (sorry if that has been asked before)?

    http://www.rng-fashion.blogspot.com/

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    • Apr 27 2012

      Hi Roula,

      Thank you so much!

      I have so many favorite places all over the world, but Barcelona is something that I have really good memories of.

      My bf and I just went on a few dates before I had to leave for my vacation to Greece, when I got back my bf was away on a vacation to Barcelona. By the time he was leaving back to Holland I went to Barcelona for a week with my best friend (which was a coincidence – we both already booked are tickets before we were dating) But we did had one day before he was leaving to meet up in Barcelona! We hadn’t seen each other for two weeks, we only had a couple of dates but in Barcelona we just felt 100% sure about each other and had an amzing day together. And now we are together for almost 5 years!

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      • Apr 27 2012

        I am from Greece!!! Where exactly did you go? Did you like it?
        Btw, your story about Barcelona is realy sweet!

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        • May 2 2012

          Haha, thanks! i was in Crete! Where do you live? XX

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          • May 3 2012

            I am from Athens, but I live in Thessaloniki the last 10 years now, cause I met my husband here…
            Crete is a beautiful island… next time visit Santorini and Mykonos for sure…!

  52. Apr 26 2012

    Hi Cindy! Vind jouw stijl echt super! Je inspireert! Ik wilde graag weten wat voor tips je hebt voor beginnende bloggers (helaas kon ik niet bij de Grazia masterclass zijn laatst) en wat voor tips je specifiek voor mijn blog hebt? Ben erg benieuwd naar jouw mening!

    X Petra

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    • May 2 2012

      Hi Petra,

      Ahw, super jammer dat je er niet bij kon zijn!

      Mijn tips voor beginnende bloggers is:

      Laat veel comments achter bij andere bloggers, op die manier laat je als het ware een spoor op het web achter met jouw bloglink.

      Laat je zien wie je bent. Persoonlijke stijlblogs zijn juist zo succesvol omdat deze zo toegangelijk zijn!

      Blog regelmatig. Zorg dat je volgers terug blijven komen voor meer en dat ze niet de interesse verliezen.

      Zorg dat je blog te volgen is met GFC, bloglovin, social media, etc. Verlaagt de drempel om weer terug te komen op je blog!

      En probeer je foto’s van goede en mooie kwaliteit te maken. Maak detail foto’s. Probeer af te wisselen met je poses. Dmv photoshop kan je je foto’s ook zeker dat beetje extra te geven.

      Ik heb als enige tip voor jouw blog om je foto’s groter te publiceren op je blog. Dat spreekt nog meer dan kleinere foto’s en dan kan je ook alle details beter zien!

      Maar verder ben je al erg goed bezig! Dus ik zou zeggen heb geduld en heb er plezier in dan komt de rest allemaal van zelf wel! xx

      Reply
  53. Lil
    Apr 26 2012

    Helloo! Can you recommend any heels for beginners?

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  54. The River
    Apr 27 2012

    I have a question. How do you afford this lifestyle. You holiday everywhere, you buy expensive designer clothes, you go out, you have time to blog, you own your own house i presume. How does one afford this I wonder. Where I am from, and working two jobs, it is impossible to have this standard of lifestyle.

    Reply
    • May 2 2012

      Hi! Thank you for your question! Where are you from? I look much younger than I am, but I’m already 27 years old. I have a full time job, my bf with who I live with too. And besides that I also have an income with my blog! XX

      Reply
  55. T.Linh
    Apr 27 2012

    How do you keep your body fit? You look so skinny and stunning!

    Where’s that shelf system of your closet from? I always wanted something like that, where I can see all my clothes and shoes, without missing anything in a hidden corner. :) Could you also tell me, how much it was?

    Where have you already been to? Do you enjoy traveling?

    Here in the city where I live, I often get asked why I like reading blogs and that it is a waste of time… did you ever get weird questions about blogging or why you blog at the age of 25+? (Some people still have a conservative view and think that 20- somethings should raise a family and so on….)

    last question:
    What are your favorite shops and how often do you go shopping? Once in a while and then really a lot or only sometimes, but then stuff that is more pricey? :)

    Reply
    • May 2 2012

      Thanks!

      I keep fit by working out twice a week. A 40 minutes work out on a cross trainer and that’s it!

      The closet system is from IKEA! (Stolmen) and it was about 1000 – 1200 when I bought it and I did bought some new parts for it. So I would probably say that the entire system like mine will be around 1500 euros but def not higher!

      I love traveling! I especially enjoy city trips! The last 5 years I’ve been to the USA (NYC, L.A., Las Vegas), France (Paris), Italy (Venice, Milan, Florence), Greece, UK (London), Spain (Barcelona, La Coruna), Germany (Berlin) and I’m sure I’m forgetting some places! Ah! Like my last vacation to Curacao haha!

      Where are you from? I actually never get questions like that! Everyone thinks it’s amazing and here the age for starting your own family is around end 20 – begin 30. So I still have time haha!

      My favourite shop is ZARA. I can shop at ZARA every week haha! And I like to shop once in a while at online shops like MyTheresa, Shopbop, Net a Porter.

      XX!

      Reply
  56. Apr 27 2012

    simple chic!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

    Reply
  57. sandra
    Apr 27 2012

    Cindy solo tengo halagos para ti, aparte de ser monísima me pareces una chica encantadora y muy amable por contestar a todas nuestras preguntas no todos harían lo mismo, soy una fiel seguidora tuya y lo seguiré siendo.GRACIAS

    Reply
    • May 2 2012

      Thank you so much, Sandra! That is really, really, sweet of you to say!!! XX

      Reply
  58. Elisabeth
    Apr 27 2012

    Hey Cindy,
    I really really love your blog and your style. It is a real inspiration for me.

    You mentioned above that you are allergic on facial products. How do you usally clean your face and which kind of moisturizer do you use?

    How do you treat your hair – which kind of shampoo and so on do you use?

    Thanks!
    Looking forward to a new post.

    Reply
    • May 2 2012

      Hi Elisabeth,

      Thank you so much! That’s really sweet of you to say!

      Yeah, it’s really frustrating but I can only use products that don’t have alcohol in it. Products that have no extra’s in it. But to be sure I rather just clean my skin with water. And I only use Nivea soft for my skin.

      I actually don’t take really good care for my hair. But it looks healthy because I never dye it I think. The shampoo I use is from John Frieda!

      X

      Reply
  59. Apr 27 2012

    Ah echt heerlijke post! Heb alle vragen en antwoorden met veel plezier gelezen:)
    Keep up the good work with your blog! It’s really good to see you holding on to your own style.

    Liefs,
    Nadine
    http://myclassicwardrobe.blogspot.com

    ps je staat in mijn lijstje met favoriete blogs (eigenlijk al sinds mijn eerste blog ooit (2 blogs terug en circa 4 jaar geleden hihi)

    Reply
    • May 2 2012

      Wat super leuk om te horen, Nadine!!

      Reply
  60. First of all, I want to say that you’re one of my favourite bloggers, and I follow you from the start. I like you becaouse you kept your style from the begining but you didn’t becme boring, or like other bloggers (when they became famose) start to experiment too much and that doesn’t turn out very well. I want to ask you
    1. how did you get the name of your blog?
    2. What program do you use for editing your pics (I saw in your answers that we have the same nikon)?
    3. Do you read soem blogs about interiors, or some magasines? I really like your apartment (I mean the pics you have shown us), and I can’t wait to see the others :) I even sow that we have some the same things in our homes :)

    Could you give me permission to blog about your place when you show us some more pics? :)

    Best regards,
    Rafaela
    http://interior-junkie.blogspot.com/

    Reply
    • May 2 2012

      Hi Rafaela,

      Aw, thank you so much! That means a lot!

      I got the name when I googled on ‘quotes Candy’ (candy is how my best friends always call me for fun) and I stumbled on this quote ‘Come over to the dark side we have Candy’ and me with wearing always black and dark clothes I thought it was perfect for my blog name!

      I use Photoshop, iPhoto and iPad/iPhone apps like Luminance!

      I actually read only one blog about interior and that is: http://www.planete-deco.fr and I also like to see the interior inspiration on Song of Style’s blog. I just checked out your blog and it’s really amazing! I already see some nice inspiration pictures for my own place!!

      Which things do you also have in your house? :)
      And of course you are more than welcome to use my photos! XX

      Reply
      • Thank you for visiting my blog! I really like this link you gave me for interior design blog. I’ve never heard of that blog so thank you!

        I think I spotted muuto vase, and some ikee things! Also, dalfred chairs are on my must to buy list, but I don’t even have a space to put it somewhere :(

        And nice story behind your blog name :)

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  61. Apr 27 2012

    i remember i had your blog saved on my google reader from a few years back and then i lost all the blogs I had saved. I’m so happy I found your blog again!

    I just wanted to ask, do you find it difficult to wear heels at your height? I’m 1.66m and when I wear heels I feel very giant-ish in Sydney. Hahha, sorry for the random question :)

    xx
    karen

    http://www.thechicndamned.blogspot.com

    Reply
    • May 2 2012

      Hi Karen, that’s so funny! Glad to have you back! Haha! O, really? The people here in Holland are quite tall, so me with my 1.69 is not even that tall! Really cool that you live in Sydney by the way!! XX

      Reply
  62. Apr 27 2012

    How you find the perfect style for you?

    I love your blog! :)
    xx
    biskvittka.blogspot.com

    Reply
    • May 2 2012

      Hi Marina,

      Thanks! I think you just figure it out the older you get. You get more aware of what you really like, in what kind of items or style you feel your best in and what really suits you. It’s just a matter of time I think! Just try and experiment a lot until you find it! XX

      Reply
      • May 5 2012

        Thanks for answer me!

        xx
        biskvittka.blogspot.com

        Reply
  63. Melanie
    Apr 29 2012

    Hi Cindy.

    I know i am late with my question so please only answer if you have the time.
    I see you have an English Bulldog, so do i!
    I just wondered how old he is and what he’s like??
    Mine is only 10 months old, he is beautiful but very stubborn.
    Also, pleeease can we see a recent picture of him.

    Thank you!!

    Mel xx

    Reply
  64. Apr 29 2012

    You are such an inspiration
    http://www.diamond-soltitaires.blogspot.com

    shyla x

    Reply
  65. Apr 30 2012

    I just love your sense of style! How long did it take for you to build you wardrobe?

    Reply
    • May 2 2012

      Thanks! Mmm, I have no idea! But I don’t think I own a lot of items that are older than 6 years! … I’m not sure though! Haha!

      Reply
  66. Apr 30 2012

    Hi Cindy, I follow you since the very beginning, what a crush when I discovered you and your style. It’s always a pleasure to follow you here (especially because I stopped mine, too much work, no time for shopping or photos… :-(

    I have one question I wanted to ask you for a while, thank you to give us the opportunity in your Q&A: what do you do as a a living? Are you working in fashion or something? Maybe you said it in one article…!

    All the best! Keep going with your blog, I love it!
    Fashion kisses from Paris :D

    Reply
    • May 2 2012

      Hi dear, that is such a shame that you had to quit your blog!

      Of course, no problem! I’m working full time for a film distribution company at the marketing department. It’s a family business, so luckily we can really find balance between the two. I already work there for 10 years now ! So, no nothing in fashion haha! XX

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  67. May 3 2012

    Hi Cindy,
    First of all I would like to congratulate you with your amazing blog and style and how far you’ve come! A few years ago I always used to wear dark clothes, I still love black, however nowadays I wear a lot of colours and prints. Your blog was in my top 5, and still is, to follow blogs. I love it! I have started blogging myself since 2 months ago but I am still very new at this, however I really enjoy doing it! Unfortunately I didn’t get invited to grazia’s masterclass so I am more then happy to be able to ask you something this way!
    I was wondering If you had some time of you could give me some feedback on my blog on how to improve it. I could really use your professional view!
    Keep on going, I’ll keep following! Ps. so cute your boyfriend is spanish and you have indonesian blood ;-) My boyfriend is half indonesian and I am half spanish, how funny is that!
    ow and another question; how much budget do you spend monthly on an average?
    xoxo lorena

    Reply
    • May 10 2012

      Thank you so much, Lorena!

      I’ve just checked out your blog and I think it’s already a perfect blog! It’s really shows who you are and the articles are good too. The only thing that you could maybe work on is the quality of your photos. Try to get better quality. It looks like you use your iPhone right? You can make really good pictures with that camera. Maybe if you try to not move at all during taking the photos and try to use the focus option (by pressing on the screen when you are taking a photo) That way your photos will even look better! And you can also get a lot of cool apps to improve your iPhone photos! Good luck! XX

      Reply
      • May 14 2012

        Thank you for taking time to give mee fedback, really appreciate it! Yes they are my with my Iphone since I have nobody to take pictures. But i’ll try your tips and look for apps. Thank you again, keep posting, cause I love it all!

        xoxo lorena

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  68. Lotty
    May 6 2012

    He Cindy,
    Ik ben veel te laat zie ik, maar misschien wil je toch nog reageren :-)
    Hoe krijg je zo’n mooie slag in je haar? Dat valt me steeds op, naast alle mooie kleding die je draagt. Mijn haar is van nature super stijl, dat beetje slag dat er in zit nadat ik het in een knot heb gedragen, zakt er met 2 minuten weer uit. Hoe krijg jij het voor elkaar om het er zo mooi uit te laten zien? Thanks and keep up the good work :)

    Reply
    • May 10 2012

      Hi Lotty,

      Die slag in mijn haar krijg ik dus ook door mijn haar in een snelle knot te dragen! Ik heb ook heel veel laagjes in mijn haren dus ik denk dat het daardoor ook wel wat langer blijft zitten.

      Maar wat echt helpt is wanneer ik mijn haar net heb gewassen en het dan met handdoek droog haar (dus nog redelijk nat) in een slordige knot draag. En dat laat ik vaak gewoon een paar uur zo zitten en met de loop van de dag ga ik dan pas mijn haar uitborstelen en dan zitten er een slag in die ik er echt met geen mogelijkheid meer uit krijg haha!

      Maar ja als je die uurtjes niet hebt kan je ook wanneer je je haar
      gewassen hebt het helemaal droog föhnen. Vervolgens doe je wat mousse in je haar. Knotje erin. Dan wat haarspray erover heen en vaak ga k ook nog een keer extra föhnen ook al zit de knot erin. Na een half uurtje of 20 minuten haal ik de knot eruit, weer wat haarspray, beetje touperen en dan zou je echt een behoorlijke slag moeten hebben!

      Hoe langer je iig die knot er in houdt hoe meer kans dat het ook niet uitzakt. Je kan ook 2 knotjes doen (dus je haar in een middenscheiding), dat deed ik ook heel vaak wanneer ik echt een flinke slag wilde hebben.

      Hoop dat het lukt! XX

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  69. Charlotte
    May 9 2012

    Hi Cindy !

    First, I really really love your blog, I visit it everyday and your style is really amazing. Your such an inspiration to me :D

    I just wondered, wich size is your wonderful Muuba leather jacket ? I’m thinking about ordering it now but do you need to take a size larger to have the same oversize effect that you have when you wear it ?

    xoxo
    Charlotte

    Reply
    • May 10 2012

      Hi Charlotte,

      Thank you so much!!

      I have the Muubaa leather jacket in a size UK 6. It’s already a boyfriend fit so you don’t need to order it in a size larger, just your normall size! It’s a really really cool jacket!

      XX!!

      Reply
      • Charlotte
        May 18 2012

        Hi Cindy!
        Thank you so much for your fast reply ! I finally ordered the jacket and I really love it! Can’t wait to see your next outfits post (really love yesterday’s one, casual perfection ;D), and have a nice trip in Berlin !

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  70. Jul 16 2012

    This was amazing! Really enjoyed reading it even a couple of months later! I just started my blog and you are the perfect inspiration! i love everything about your blog and i’m completely obsessed with your style! Thanks for keeping it so real! Can’t wait for another question/ answer, would love to get some feedbacks! xx

    Hélène
    http://WWW.LNLOOKBOOK.COM

    Reply
  71. Sep 4 2012

    i am addicted to your blog and style! even tho youre so famous, youre so nice and down to earth!

    Reply

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