Oyster #99: Caroline Blomst
"I don't really like to plan. I'm really the girl in the moment."
Swedish blogger Caroline Blomst has an enviable life as a street-style star. She gets to travel the world with her boyfriend, write off shopping as work, and take pictures of her outfits for her blog, Caroline's Mode — basically she's a modern day Cher from Clueless (without the revolving wardrobe).
Emily Royal: How often do you take photos?
Caroline Blomst: All the time; the camera is always there. We [Blomst and her partner, Daniel] brought five cameras with us to Australia — and we travelled light this time! You need an extra camera in case... a camera for this, a camera for that. The job is always with me. I don't really 'go home' from work — the work is me. It's more a lifestyle, or it becomes a lifestyle. It's good, but it's also bad — you can never feel like you're totally relaxed.
Apart from your camera, what's one thing you can't live without when you're travelling?
If you could only use one thing for the rest of your life — your camera or your computer — which would it be?
The computer. I can always get by with the built-in webcam!
What other blogs do you read?
I try not to read blogs, because I get so influenced by them and I want to stay clear from the influences because I want my blog to be me. But I do look at a big Swedish blog called Kisses. I also like to look at The Selby and also The Coveteur ... I also look at some friends' blogs, just to see what they've been up to, but no big blogs.
Who is your favourite woman in the world?
My mum! Because of all the love that she gives me. It gives you good ground to stand on. She's very cute and fun. She shares the same interests as me, like fashion, but she didn't work in fashion. I also have brothers and they influence me a lot, of course, but not with fashion — more with computers.
If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Listening to just one song for the rest of my life would drive me crazy!
If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life what would it be?
What do you think you'll be doing in a couple of years?
I don't really like to plan. I'm really the girl in the moment. I don't really know where blogging is going to be in two years, because the internet is such a fast media. You can never predict... I could never predict. Maybe I will be still blogging, but maybe in a different kind of way. But hopefully I'll be doing pretty much the same kind of thing.
Caroline is the international face of Rekorderlig Cider, who flew her to Sydney in April 2012 to exhibit her street-style photography.