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Do you see something different? Something new?
I feel like when you go to the hairdresser and you hope that your boyfriend tells you something. Or at least that he notice something.
Well, things here are changing. I closed a chapter of my life, and I started a new one.
Sometimes things change with us, sometimes we change because of things that are around us… and sometimes these things can’t keep up with us.
Meet Kiki, my new chapter.
I change the name of the blog from Fashion Dupes to Kiki Tales. But who is this Kiki?
Bukowski will help me with this:
“There’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
[…] there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too clever, I only let him out
at night sometimes
when everybody’s asleep.
I say, I know that you’re there,
so don’t be
This blue bird is Kiki and Fashion Dupes became his cage.
When I opened the blog I created a wood for let her fly, but during the years the bird is change… she grew up. This wood became a forest at her eyes, the branches were tangled and she couldn’t fly as she wanted.
There was always a branch that stopped her. From the joy of have a garden at the stress of the limits. Add also the fear of go away from home and start a new adventure.
Will I find the same trees? Will I burn trying to reach the horizon?
But Kiki was always there and grew up with her request of space and freedom.
From when is hard to answer at the question:”What do you want to be when you grow up?”
From when don’t we believe anymore in our dreams and in the possibility of escape the routine and change our life?
And how is difficult to do upstream choices? Say yes when everyone say no? And change you life?
Yeah, every choice made a change in your life, I know that, but sometimes we only survive with the options that hurts us less.
I know, I am young, and I will find so many obstacles, but these years were difficult… And Kiki was there. Also in the darkest times she was there.
So I decided to stop. And once again to let Kiki choose the way.
Changing the name of the blog is my first step for a new life.
Why Kiki Tales?
Now that you met Kiki you have to know why I chose this name.
Kiki was the name with my grandfather call me.
Tales because in my blog I told my stories and share my experiences with my passions.
When I was at the kindergarten I liked to bring a chair, sit up and tell a story at the other kids, that were seated around me. I don’t know why and how I did that, but the teacher were very happy to take a pause.
That chair in the years became first a forum, then in my photos on Flickr and at least in my blog. I am here, ready to tell you a story. If you want you can sit and listen… well read.
The story of the new logo.
I am a Graphic Designer, but this is sometimes very complicated… because I am the designer and the client at the same time.
I wanted a versatile logo, that could represent me.
I think that you probably imagine a bird, because of the Kiki’s story… and you see a ship.
This is because I wanted something bigger, that could bring Kiki, you and the intere blog to a new destination.
So here the pink pirate galleon, with the water of my lake.
And now some curiosity:
1. I always wear a pirate ring, in my left hand. This is a gift of my grandfather, made from a my draw.
2. I love pirates and the sail world. Maybe also because my surname is Colombo.
3. On the Lake Maggiore, where I live, there were the pirates.
4. When I was doing these change on my blog, in the Italian television there was the Pirates of Caribbean saga. Destiny?
Love – Dream – Explore
Every pirate has is motto, I have three. They are: Love, Dream e Explore.
These words represent for me what brings me to do new discovery, traveling in real or virtual live, through the contents of the blog.
Love: because at the base of everything for me there is love! A deep love that become a passion. Without love and passions the life has no sense for me.
Dream: because the passions make me fly and dream. And I am sure that dreams are necessary for become the protagonist of our story.
Explore: because has you know I love discover new things, and then share them with you here.
These three words made me more sure about the ship of the logo.
As said Jack Sparrow:”Wherever we want to go, we go. That’s what a ship is, you know. It’s not just a keel and a hull and sails; that’s what a ship needs. Not what a ship is. What the Black Pearl really is, is freedom.”
And I want to brig you with me, on my ship, to explore new worlds, new trends, and chat in front of
a glass of rum a cup of coffee.
Which are the news?
Even if Fashion Dupes was related to fashion and beauty I stated to talk also about other things. So now I can finally do that with freedom, with out have the fear of be too much off topic.
You should expect more travel, tech and lifestyle posts.
I would like to share also my experiences with videos, also thanks to my YouTube channel.
Now the blog is in two languages divided in two different view: all in English or all in Italian. :)
There are also other treasures on my map… but we will find the one by one, together.