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Cosmo Super Blogger Masterclass

May 20, 2013

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.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Melanie May 20, 2013 at 07:52

    I love outsider art – sometimes more than insider art. You look gorgeous, and I’m glad to see you back on your feet. The Cosmo event looks like a big success. I’m happy to say I’ll be a more regular visitor now that I have upgraded my browser.

  • Reply Patti @ NotDeadYet Style May 20, 2013 at 12:52

    Love your look for a gloomy day! Thanks for sharing your look and blogger pics with Visible Monday, always lovely to see you : >

  • Reply Loulou May 20, 2013 at 12:55

    This sounds like it was a great event to attend. I’ve never been to a blogger event although I would love to. Seems that they just aren’t held here in Toronto.

    I like your outfit. Comfy and cute.

    Here’s hoping your weather smartens up soon!

  • Reply SACRAMENTO May 20, 2013 at 15:17

    I would have loved to share this experience with you, so much Sara.
    You are dressed pretty, quirky and confortable, so PERFECT.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • Reply Clare May 20, 2013 at 21:10

    I wanted to see Souzou but I haven’t got there yet, the Wellcome collection always has something great on. Love your coat!

  • Reply Connie* May 21, 2013 at 02:17

    Oh you look so healthy. Yay! I would love to go to a blogging conference. So much to learn. I would definitely be the oldest there!

  • Reply Señora Allnut May 21, 2013 at 07:23

    glad you’ve enjoyed that event, it’s always interesting to meet with bloggers and have some new tips about blogging!
    beijinhos

  • Reply Paula May 21, 2013 at 15:54

    You are certainly cheery for a not-so cheery day! You look adorable!

    Master Blogging? Sounds intriguing! Please share more!

  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen May 21, 2013 at 19:43

    Great exhibition … did a little digging and found a link to more detail on it, if anyone is interested.
    http://www.wellcomecollection.org/whats-on/exhibitions/souzou.aspx

    What a cool conference … know you gained oodles of info and expertise. You’re already pretty great at it.
    And, your outfit is cute, casual and put together to have a whole day looking good. Lovely.
    Thanks for posting all!

  • Reply pastcaring May 22, 2013 at 16:55

    Lovely outfit, Sara – if you sometimes feel old at these blogger events, there’s no hope for me!
    Glad you enjoyed it anyway, though I must admit to being curious as to what “blogging experts” consider to be the right or the wrong way to blog – I thought our blogs were personal and how we do them was up to us? I guess it depends on your motives for blogging. Let us know what they said, I’m intrigued (though it might annoy me!) xxx

  • Reply Andrea Deal May 23, 2013 at 21:59

    Cute outfit! I’m glad to know you had a good time 🙂
    xox

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