LA VEINE: SARTORIAL INTERVIEWS - THECOLUMNBORATORSS

April 09, 2017

SARTORIAL INTERVIEWS - THECOLUMNBORATORSS

Better late than never, am I right? The Sartorial Interviews are back and this time we have not only one, but two stylish guests to answer a few questions. Kiki and Tarik are the bloggers behind thecolumnboratorss, a platform where they share pictures and content related to their personal style, the trends they've been loving and the trips they make around the world. Do you want to know more about them? Just keep on reading.

Antes tarde que nunca, não é verdade? As Sartorial Interviews estão de volta e desta vez tenho não um, mas dois convidados cheios de estilo e preparados para responder a umas quantas perguntas. A Kiki e o Tarik são os bloggers por detrás do site thecolumnboratorss, uma plataforma onde partilham fotos e conteúdo relacionados com estilo, tendências e viagens. Querem saber mais sobre eles? Continuem a ler.
So first of all, tell us a bit more about yourselves. Our names are Kiki and Tarik and we are two 20 year olds from a very beautiful small greek island called Rodos. We travel very often to get inspiration for our blog and we're constantly trying to do creative things. We both hate boredom and we're also a little workaholic. We've been loving fashion since we were little kids. Our daily routines would drive you crazy!

When did you too meet and how did the idea of creating a blog together come up? We met each other about 8 years ago in high school. Even during those "high school years" our top interest was style and the fashion industry, and yeah, we have spent a lot of Sundays scrolling at net-a-porter instead of studying. But the idea or creating a blog came up when we finished school and we had all the time to devote ourselves to it 100%.

You always take the most beautiful, crisp pictures. Do you have any tips for bloggers like myself, who are just now starting to take their own? We work a lot on our blog and Instagram photos and there is more to those pictures than just a beautiful moment. We're constantly planning our shoots for Instagram in order to create a unique and inspirational post, and the thing that has helped us the most is our desperate need to get better. When we first started out we used to take all the photos from an iPhone4, then we got a not very expensive dslr Canon camera and now we use an even better one, a Nikon. But we believe that the most important thing is the excellent chemistry between us; if you want to take the best pictures, you have to feel comfortable with the photographer.

Tarik, I know how you love your vintage pieces. What's your absolute favorite place in Greece to buy second-hand? It’s true, I love vintage! Unfortunately the vintage market in Greece is not that big, so I usually buy my vintage pieces during our trips. You can find amazing vintage stores in Rome and Paris, which is not very common in Greece.

Kiki, you have an incredible collection of shoes. It's time to  pick only one pair for the rest of your life. Which one is going to be? Oh that’s tough! Ok, well, I would pick my Chanel pearl mules from the Metiers d’art 2016 collection; that pair is so chic, elegant and so Chanel!

Where do you find inspiration when it's time to get dressed? We get a lot of inspiration from instagram and traveling. Yeah, our inspiration board is basically Instagram, because you can see so many things from so many people there. Not only style and fashion, but so many other things that can give you the best ideas. The other day we saw a pic with an ice cream, and loved the color combination so much that created an outfit with those colors afterwards. So Instagram is definitely our best inspirational tool, and then traveling.

You have a vast selection of designer pieces. Do you follow a decision-making process before investing, or is it something more impulsive? Well it’s more about what we are into at the moment spontaneously, not necessarily according to the trends. We are also lovers of vintage treasures and classic, iconic pieces.

How is the blogging scene in Greece? Do you feel like there are a lot of greek brands trying to reach out? The standards here in Greece are not so high, although there are some very good bloggers with stunning aesthetics. As for the brands, generally they hesitate to properly collaborate and work with bloggers but of course there still are those few who happily do that.

And finally, what's the next step for thecolumnboratorss? We're really glad that you asked this question! Lately we've been thinking about creating our own collection of clothes and accessories and God knows what else... We really want our audience to be able to shop our style, create amazing outfits and feel inspired. But above all, thecolumnboratorss will continue to be a style blog and hopefully an inspirational online destination filled with good vibes for it's readers!
All pictures are from thecolumnboratorss; the editing is by me.
Antes de mais, contem-nos um bocadinho acerca de vocês. Os nossos nomes são Kiki e Tarik, estamos na casa dos vinte anos e vivemos numa ilha grega pequenina chamada Rodos. Viajamos com muita frequência à procura de inspiração para o nosso blog e estamos sempre a tentar fazer coisas inovadoras e criativas. Odiamos sentir-nos aborrecidos e somos ligeiramente workaholic. Adoramos moda desde miúdos. As nossas rotinas diárias deixariam a maioria das pessoas doidas!

Quando é que se conheceram e como surgiu a ideia de criarem um blog em conjunto? Conhecemo-nos há oito anos atrás, no secundário. Já nessa altura o nosso maior interesse era a indústria da moda e sim, passamos muitos Domingos no net-a-porter em vez de estarmos a estudar! Mas a ideia de criar o blog surgiu quando acabámos a escola e tínhamos todo o tempo disponível para nos dedicarmos ao projeto a 100%.

Vocês tiram sempre fotos fantásticas. Têm algumas dicas para bloggers que, tal como eu, estão só agora a começar a tirar as suas? Nós trabalhamos imenso nas fotos para o nosso blog e instagram, e a verdade é que é preciso muito mais que um momento bonito para criar uma boa imagem. Planeamos constantemente as nossas sessões fotográficas de modo a criar posts únicos e inspiradores, e o que mais nos ajudou até agora foi a nossa vontade de sermos sempre melhores. Quando começámos a tirar fotos usávamos um iPhone4, depois mudámos para uma Canon dslr e agora temos uma Nikon bastante melhor. Mas acreditamos que a coisa mais importante é a química entre nós; se querem tirar as melhores fotografias, é preciso sentirem-se completamente confortáveis com o fotógrafo.

Tarik, sei que adoras peças vintage. Qual é o teu local favorito para comprar em segunda mão na Grécia? É verdade, adoro vintage! Infelizmente esse mercado na Grécia não é muito grande, por isso geralmente compro peças em segunda mão durante as nossas viagens. Em Roma ou em Paris há lojas vintage incríveis, algo que não é comum por aqui.

Kiki, tens uma coleção de sapatos incrível. Está na altura de escolheres um par para usares o resto da tua vida. Qual vai ser? Oh, isso é difícil! Ok, bem, acho que vou escolher o meu par de mules com pérolas da Chanel, da coleção Metiers d'art de 2016; aquele par é tão chique, tão elegante e tão Chanel...!

Onde encontram inspiração para os vossos guarda-roupas? Muita da inspiração vem do instagram e das viagens que fazemos. Yep, o nosso moodboard é basicamente o instagram, porque podemos ver tantas coisas de tantas pessoas por lá. E não só relacionadas com estilo e moda! No outro dia vimos a foto de um gelado, e adoramos tanto a combinação de cores que criámos um outfit com essa mesma palete. Por isso, sim, o instagram é a nossa maior fonte de inspiração e as viagens vêm logo de seguida.

Vocês têm uma vasta seleção de peças de designer. Costumam seguir um processo de pensamento que vos ajuda a decidir antes de investirem, ou é algo mais impulsivo? Bem, é mais segundo aquilo que nos interessa no momento de forma espontânea, não necessariamente relacionado com tendências. Também adoramos os tesouros vintage e as peças mais clássicas e icónicas.

Como é a situação a nível de bloggers na Grécia? Sentem que existem muitas marcas gregas a tentarem colaborar? Os standards aqui não são tão altos, embora existam alguns excelentes bloggers com estética impecável. No que toca a marcas, geralmente hesitam em trabalhar com bloggers mas existem umas quantas que estão facilmente dispostas a fazê-lo.

E finalmente, quais são os planos para o futuro do thecolumnboratorss? Ainda bem que perguntas! Ultimamente temos pensado em criar a nossa própria coleção de roupas e acessórios... Queremos muito que os nossos leitores possam comprar as nossas peças, que criem outfits incríveis e que se sintam inspirados. Mas acima de tudo, thecolumnboratorss vai continuar a ser um blog de estilo e, esperemos nós, um destino online repleto de inspiração e boas vibes!
Todas as fotos são do thecolumnboratorss; a edição foi feita por mim.
Did you knew Kiki and Tarik before? What are your thoughts on this interview?
Já conheciam esta dupla? O que acharam da entrevista?

70 comments:

  1. Gostei do post!

    Beijinhos,
    Inês
    http://www.indiglitz.pt

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  2. obrigada pelo comentário <3
    por acaso ainda não os conhecia, mas adorei a entrevista e vou já dar uma vista de olhos no trabalho deles :D

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  3. Incredible interview and pics!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  4. Great post!xx
    Have a great day!

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

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  5. When will someone take time to interview me? Just kidding. I enjoyed reading this one. Also, I got another bloggers to follow. Thanks for sharing!

    Xeph | engineerxeph.com

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  6. Such gorgeous images! Instagram will forever be a huge source of outfit inspo for me too!

    xx

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  7. interesting!
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  8. Interesting interview :) I didn't know their site before.

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  9. Great interview :-) Have a nice Sunday :-)

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  10. Adorei a entrevista, muito boas mesmo!
    Muitos parabéns.
    Beijinhos :)
    https://dailyvlife.blogspot.pt/

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  11. I loved reading this interviewing learning about new bloggers I'm yet to hear of! Great job hun xx

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  12. Por acaso não os conhecia, mas vou aproveitar para ir dar uma espreitadela no trabalho deles!

    THE PINK ELEPHANT SHOE // SORTEIO DE CABAZ DE PRIMAVERA //

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  13. Wow, Kiki and Tarik are such a great duo! They have amazing sense of fashion and I must say Kiki's style is almost perfect! Glad to know more about them here, thanks for the nice post :)

    xoxo,

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  14. Não os conhecia, mas vou já visitar o blog!

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  15. Really nice reading :)

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  16. Não os conhecia e gostei imenso de ler a entrevista! Obrigada por partilhares connosco pessoas inspiradoras!
    beijinhos
    http://direitoporlinhastortas-id.blogspot.com/

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  17. It's the first time I'm hearing of this blog, Marta. Thanks for the heads up, and great interview:) So great that they've known each other for that long!

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  18. Thanks for sharing this interview!!

    xoxo,
    Meredith

    https://blog.nobasisinreality.com/amara-resort-getaway/

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  19. Wow, they are really interesting!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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  20. Such an awesome interview babe!! Love reading an insight into poeple's blogging career!! Love love it!! xxx Ashley www.missgunner.com

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  21. Não conhecia mas gostei bastante da entrevista :)
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  22. This is a fantastic interview! I'd never heard of them before, but I'm definitely following their blog. Everything looks gorgeous!

    Amber - amberelb.com

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  23. This is such an awesome post! Have a great new week. :)
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  24. Great interview and pictures!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  25. Então experimenta os séruns da Caudalie!
    São ótimos :D

    Não os conhecia mas dei adorei o blog :o


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  26. Anonymous4/10/2017

    Hi, thank you for the interesting interview :).

    Caterina
    www.parfimo.it

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  27. Greece seems ro be like Germany when it comes to blogging, Brands don't really work with bloggers in great shape or form, only a few understood how blogs work.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  28. Que conjugação de fotos brutal :3
    Não os conhecia, e ou já conhecer haha

    Beijinhos, Pirilampos
    www.pirilamposemarte.com

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  29. Não os conhecia. Gostei imenso da entrevista :)

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  30. I love how they combine fashion and travel in such an unique way; they make a brilliant creative pairing - that's for certain!

    aglassofice.com
    x

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  31. This is new to me. Thanks for introducing them.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  32. Great interview! :)

    ❤️ ALYSSA // STYLE VANITY ❤️

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  33. Não os conhecia, adorei ler a entrevista, está fantástica! :)
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  34. Love the Gucci mules!

    ANOUK

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  35. Adorei verdadeiramente a entrevista Marty! Muito bem escrita, como sempre, dá gosto ler as tuas publicações *-*

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  36. Such a great interview. It's so cool to learn more about bloggers.
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

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  37. Não conhecia, aproveitando pra visitar o blog!
    Bem legal a entrevista.
    bjs http://diadebrilho.com

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  38. Great interview, I especially loved his thoughts on taking better Instagram photos!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  39. What a great interview, girlie! I agree with Kiki, when you feel comfortable with your photographer, it definitely makes all the difference in the way the photos turn out and you can see in one's facial and body expressions if they're comfortable or not, which definitely sets the tone for the photo. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  40. Meu deus! Eu não os conhecia e fui atrás para ver mais fotos. Que entrevista booooooa! Eu queria muito encontrar alguém que fosse tipo eles, a gente ter as mesmas paixões e fazer algo juntos akuhudukahduks seria muito demais.

    bjs, Carol | Espilotríssimo
    www.carolespilotro.com

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  41. This is such an inspirational post! I love hearing their answers, especially on their advice for Instagram photos. Lovely post :)
    Julia || Julia in Bluhm

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  42. Amazing blog post and great photos.
    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent post and thank you for the comments!!
    MyLyfeMyStory

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  43. Thanks for sharing this really cool and inspiring interview! Love the collages by the way <3

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
    www.dresscape.com

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  44. No, I've actually never heard of Kiki and Tarik before but that was an excellent interview. Love the questions and answers as well. Thanks for sharing!

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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  45. I've never heard of Kiki and Tarik, but I love this interview!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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  46. Oh this makes me wish I could go back to my early twenties and travel a bit more, plus wishing I started my blog back then too =P

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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  47. wow! her style is beyond amazing!

    www.prettyinleather.net

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  48. Great post, I very like it :)fantastic combination :)

    new post
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  49. I loved reading this post! The photos are so stunning too! x

    www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk

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  50. Novidade para mim..e achei lindo o casaco (última foto)

    Beijinhosss
    Blog Resenhas da Pâm

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  51. Love you in that corset belt, such a babe

    NEW POST | Instagram | Blogger Tools

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  52. Wow são mesmo estilosos! A Kiki é tão linda *.*
    The Fancy Cats

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  53. Não conhecia mas são tão giros, cheios de estilo :)

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  54. amazing post
    kiss
    admaiorasemper.website

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  55. Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. No los conocía, pero me gusta su estilo.
    Asesora de Imagen & Personal Shopper http://elsecretodemistercloset.com

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  57. So fun, I love how you put together these photos.

    x, C
    Je M'appelle Chanel

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  58. Such a cool interview. :) That's so crazy that you guys started a blog together many years back and have been able to devote and keep up with it. :) I definitely love your artsy vision with your blog.

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  59. Such an interesting and lovely interview. Major feels about Greece now as it's one of the most beautiful countries in my mind. Also, best of luck to both of them with their future plans! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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  60. Great pictures!! I love the outfit you are wearing. You look stunning!
    Steal4Style.com

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  61. This is such an interesting interview!


    http://www.thequinoxfashion.com

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  62. Great post!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com
    https://www.instagram.com/doratoubanaki/?hl=en

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  63. Great post and wonderful photos <3

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  64. Gostei muito do post.

    www.sinclairandserena.tk

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