Last Tuesday I headed down to London with a friend to attend the Super Blogger Masterclass organized by Cosmopolitan Magazine. It was a very full day, starting with a half day at work, a train trip down to London and a Museum visit before we headed to the British Library Conference Center to attend the main event of the day.
As soon as we arrived at King’s Cross, we headed to the Wellcome Trust, to see what was going on there. We ended up seeing a wonderful exhibition: Souzou – Outsider Art from Japan. Outsider Art is the English equivalent to Art Brut, a genre made by people outside of the established art world – often institutionalized or children. I was unable to take photos of the exhibition but I can tell you that it was extremely inspiring. You can find more details here.
The day was quite miserable – the rain had a nagging presence for the majority of the day, it was lucky we didn’t have to leave Euston Road at all. We stopped on the way back to the Library to snap a couple of photos of what I was wearing for the day:
I decided I should wear something comfortable for the day and I didn’t regret it – I knew I’d be walking for a bit and that the weather wasn’t going to be forgiving so layering was necessary. It would appear that Spring only lasted for 2 days and I spent them in bed recovering from the op! Now, for the details – Dress– Suncoo, Bag – I don’t remember, both via TK Maxx, Leopard Coat – Topshop, Gold Shoes – Office, both via Ebay, Cardigan – Vintage, Headband – H&M, Plastic Bag – I bought what seems to be an interesting book on Outsider Art at the museum.
There were around 200 people attending the event. There was a good mix of ages and most likely types of blogs too. I wasn’t the oldest person on there, these events sometimes make me feel old.
The panel. You can find more details on the speakers on the Cosmopolitan website here. I have to say I enjoyed the event a lot. It’s always good when you learn new things that you can apply as well as confirm a few things I am doing right. Of course there’s also things that I am doing wrong but I’ve been polishing them out little by little, or so I hope. In the end I got to say hello to Kat Williams of Rock ‘n’ roll Bride as well as Andreas Poulos and Dom Smales. All very nice and available people.
As one of the things we were told is very healthy to do is to collaborate with other bloggers and create a community, so I am linking this up to Patti’s Visible Monday.