INTO my world: Inspirations

I’ve been invited by online magazine INTO Passion to share my inspirations. So, here they are, for your perusal as well:)

I run my own PR consultancy, representing lifestyle brands and celebrities, and in my free time I travel and take pictures. In fact, I take pictures all the time. I fell out of love with photography for a few years, having gotten upset with digital cameras. Yet since I cracked the technicalities behind the digital SLR camera, with a little help from a friend and professional photographer, I have it on me wherever I go (I use Canon EOS 100D 50mm/1.8 lens) – unless I go out in the evening and it doesn’t fit into my clutch, in which case I switch on to my iPhone. After all, a day without a post on the Instagram is a day lost.

Magda_Bulera_Payne_MarseilleTaking a selfie in Marseille, France – for a dedicated post click here.

Instagram

I try to avoid the thought that I am addicted to Instagram, though I think I am. I check Instagram after my morning yoga session and I check it again at the end of the day. I love browsing over cool pictures, am interested in other people’s perception of the world, and I like sharing my own photographic discoveries. On the professional level, I look at Instagram as an interesting phenomenon – it is a reflection of current trends.

Stylist

British lifestyle weekly. I read it on my iPad. Every week it inspires me with new things. I like Stylist for everything – their covers, the layout, the language they use and the topics they cover. I appreciate their fresh take on fashion. A must read every Tuesday.

London

My second home. I worked in London, I met my husband in London, I go there for the London fix – the theaters, shopping, exhibitions. I love the rhythm of this city, I have my trails there, favorite restaurants. At the moment I love living in Warsaw and coming over to London, although I’d love to share my time equally between the two cities. I get attached to people, not places, so this scenario is quite possible. Magda_Bulera_Payne_London Strolling through the streets of London, UK – for a dedicated post click here.

He is Dapper

Blog I co-run with my husband. He is the protagonist and the writer, I take photographs. We work on the blog together. It’s a testing ground – we’re creating a new brand, so it is only natural that we clash creatively but we always find a way to reach understanding. It is a very inspiring journey. The blog is also a place on the internet where men’s fashion is presented on the back of short stories. It is worth checking out. Do have a look.

Coffee

I drink coffee for pleasure. It is the only thing I missed during our recent holiday in Sri Lanka. You can’t get a decently brewed coffee over there. It is definitely a tea-making country (I brought back a year’s allowance of Ceylon tea). I drink my coffee once a day, after breakfast, with rice milk and a blend of spices (cinnamon, cardamom, ginger etc.). It is my little daily ritual.

Magda_Bulera_Payne_Sri LankaA leisurely ride in Bentota, Sri Lanka – for a dedicated post click here.

Yoga

I have practiced ashtanga yoga for 10 years now. I do it more or less intensively but I always find my way back to yoga. It keeps me healthy and it keeps me sane. Sometimes it helps me reach a zen state of mind.

Books

I always read something, usually a few books at a time, on different topics. At the moment I’m reading Elsa Schiaparelli. A biography by Meryl Secrest, Operation Mincemeat by Ben Macintyre and Włosi. Życie to teatr (The Italians. Life is a theater) by Maciej Brzozowski. I recommend all three – for fashion, thriller and Italy fans, respectively.

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To read the Polish version – please click here.

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