BloggersMag (b|m) team is very excited to introduce you to our new City Blogger, Fashion Accessories Blogger, Caroline Topperman of Style on the Side. Caroline has an amazing eye for accessories and enjoys from Vancouver, BC, Canada. She enjoys traveling and discovering new places, like her great eye for beauty products. And get this: she speaks three languages! Wow, we love this city blogger and we’re pretty sure you will too! Tell us what you think in the comments!
“I admire strong individuals who have many accomplishments and I think that she’s beautiful!”
Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Do you speak any languages?
English, Polish, and French fluently.
Top 3 places you’ve traveled to?
Paris (of course), Spain, (I have a tie here: Figueras because that’s where Dali was born and Cordoba just because I loved it), and Morocco.
BM: Tell our followers what you blog about
CT: Mostly accessories (including home accessories) but I also love to include what I call Lifestyle posts. These might be coffee shop reviews, store reviews or really they can be about anything that I find wonderful and am dying to share with the world.
BM: What inspires your blog posts?
CT: My ideas come to me almost everywhere [I go], which is why I always carry around my notebook and camera. My blog comes together on my trusty couch with my feet up on my coffee table.
BM: Why do you blog?
CT: I started [blogging] because I needed a creative outlet. My mom wanted me to be a journalist; instead I went to film school and got a degree in screenwriting. Then I abandoned writing for many years. After taking a social media course I finally found my voice and decided that I really wanted to return to this first love of combining images and words. After that everything just fell into place.
BM: When did you start blogging?
CT: It has actually been less than a year. My blog officially started sometime in June 2012 but it really came together in September so I’m using that as my official start date.
BM: Who is your Celeb Style Crush, why?
CT: This one is hard because I don’t really have one. I’ve never actually been one to obsess about a ‘personality’. There are many people I admire. When I was still dancing, Karen Kain would have definitely been my pick. Now I really love Isabella Rossellini. I admire strong individuals who have many accomplishments and I think that she’s beautiful!
BM: If you could have a super power, what would it be?
CT: I would love to fly. When I was little I used to have these dreams where I would jump off a mountain and just soar through the sky, I’d love to truly experience that feeling.
BM: What is your closet staple?
CT: A black v-neck t-shirt. I can wear it with everything and dress it up or down as needed.
BM: What is your favorite beauty product?
CT: My favorite… really? I don’t know if I can answer that. Okay I’m going to have to cheat on this answer just a little bit. The first thing that comes to mind is a great lipstick: red in winter, pink in summer. Recently, however, I’ve been using Caudalie Beauty Elixir first thing in the morning and it has become something I look forward to everyday. It’s so refreshing and really wakes me up. I also find that my skin responds to it really well.
BM: If you were stuck on an island and you had to keep three things with you, what would you have and why?
CT: Assuming that I have fresh water and access to food….A journal and pen to record my experiences (maybe I’ll be the next Robinson Crusoe), some sunscreen, and my iPod with a solar panel as I always need some great music around.
BM: What are your favorite style tips?
CT: First, keep it simple. Classic is always best but definitely make it your own. Find that special accessory you absolutely love, it will make any outfit look that much more special.
Second, don’t chase every single new trend. Instead, be selective and figure out what really suits you and your body. Take your time picking out the pieces (be it clothing or accessories) that you know will last.
Thank you Caroline for being such a great sport and allowing us to get to know you, we thoroughly enjoyed having you as our City Blogger!