#FRIENDSHIP #LOVE #WHENGIRLSBONDTOGETHER #AMSTERDAM

Hey blackies,

today it will be very emotional and very intense because I got some question in about love, friendship, and the story behind our (Nici's and mine) bonding together.

So here it is, the second part of


this time on a Thursday.

If you missed out the first part just click here.

Also first of all I just saw that the post about the tour in Amsterdam was the most beloved post for this year!
INCREDIBLE! You loved it a lot and it makes so proud that one of the most recent posts shooted up into the top 5 of all time posts.

If you missed the Amsterdam post just click here.

I did not expect that it will be so successful and it is amazing to see this.

Thank you so much for this gift to us.

So let's go with the Q&A session.

Q: Are you currently in a relationship and what does love mean to you?

A: First of all I have to say that every month I have an emotional period which is like for 5 or 6 days, I think every girl has this, right? Mine is always around the 15th of a month, so I am just starting to be emotional again, and this is also the reason why there are a lot of # in the header which are about love and friendship. To answer the question above is not as easy as I thought since I always wanted to do business, and for me business is business, nothing else, and my private life should still be private. But again I am emotional so maybe it is the right time to talk about love.
Yes I am in a relationship right now, and it is not a secret anymore I guess that this person is a girl. We met two years ago, I still was at the University and she was the one who did our exercise sessions for the MBA. During those sessions we did not talk a lot and I was in another relationship during this time. But when I saw her I had a feeling. Do you know this feeling when you meet someone and you know that your current partner is not the right one? I had this feeling with her.
One year later we met again. In our office we do classes as well, either trainings or soft-skill developments. She was the trainer in one of those classes. I saw her and I immediately approached her. She changed so much guys, you have no idea. During the time at the University she was just a simple person, no make up and no knowledge how to dress. But when I saw her again one year later, she was hot. Literally hot. She had beautiful dark hair, red lipstick, a black dress and she was incredibly sexy. So I talked to her. The training in our office was about to finish and I always help the guys who did the training to clean up the meeting room. Ha ha it was still in the old office, omg! So I went to her into the room to help her. While cleaning up the flip chart I grabbed her hand and I kissed her.
The rest will still be a secret.
However, since this day, since May 25, 2016 we are together. She is still giving some training session here at BIB and it is still incredible that nothing changed since this moment between us.
She is my sunshine, my love, and my everything. I mean it. And yes she loves leather leggings as much as I do, just as a side note.

Wow, long story but it was a lot to tell you, sorry for the long reply.

Next Q is about the meaning of friendship and how I would describe the relationship between Nici and me?

A: Friendship is something really important to me. I am having barely contact with my parents so the people I am dealing with every day have a special meaning to me.
The friendship between Nici and me is something special. We bond together no matter what. I mean I gave you a little inside only in the first part (link above) but there is many more to tell you. Nici means a lot to me. For example I had a really tough time during the summer, I was barely active online and our business had to go through some things. She was always saying we can do it, we have great ideas for the second half of 2017 and above, during the talk about the Amsterdam post you can see just a very small scope of what I am talking about. Nici always said we can do it, together we can do it all, together we are a dream team. I was down guys, I did not want to continue and I was about to sell my shareholdings during the shareholder meeting in Paris last month. Nici said don't do it. I have a vision to continue the business with you Cat, she wanted to continue, either with me or without me. We had to go threw so many things and right now I am very happy to have her by my side. She was right with her words and believes. This woman is my rock at BIB. This woman is more than a managing partner and shareholder, she is the girl I bond with.

Q: What kind of music do you like?

A: He he finally a Q which is not going so deep into my soul, just kidding cause I like those Q. I love techno, and electro. For example every time I am writting a post here on BIB, there is always a little bit of minimal techno in the background. I like it, it helps me to be productive. If you go down two blocks down the street there is also a nice little bar, playing some techno and it is perfect to go there after work. That is nice, but I also like love songs and rock.

Q: What is your favorite city?
OMG this is hard, well not really. It is Miami for sure where I am going once or if time allows twice a year, for example I will go there by the end of October again.
Than I like Paris a lot, and London is also a great city.

I think this was one of the longest posts I ever did. And it was also a lot to read for you, but this why we have a blog, right? It is because you can write about stuff and things you like, and obviously you guys like it.

Thanks again for all the support and love.
I wish you wonderfull nice day, enjoy the time and do whatever you feel like to do.

Thanks for reading and this was Catie, signing out for today. See you soon again.

Be safe, be classy, be an artist.

#QA - Questions and answers (round one for this week)

Hello blackies,

I was just watching some videos on YouTube and there were a couple of Q&A videos on so I thought I am gonna go threw all the emails which I still haven't read yet and I will do a Q&A on my side right now, so let's do a Sunday Talking on a Tuesday. Is that weird? I don't think so. So let's get started.



Q: Hi Caty, I really love your blog and especially the leather leggings pics on Instagram and Twitter. Is Caty actually your real name or is it just a nickname?

A: That is actually a really good question. Well first of all thanks so much for the comment about my pics, really appreciated. My real name is a secret, but for the real fans and lovers I will just say my first, because all the world knows me as Caty Wayne, which is fine for me. Caty is just a nickname if you will replace Caty with Roksana, than you have my real full name: Roksana Wayne.

Q: Hi Cat, thanks for the awesome pictures. What is actually your dream job?

A: My dream is the one I am doing right now and I am really happy and thankful that Nici called me once in while and she said that she had have this vision of working together with me and a model and photographer. And so here I am doing what I am best in doing.

Q: Where did you and Nici meet and how come you are doing a serious business together?

A: Thanks for raising this question. We met a shooting of myself. So I was just doing that shooting and she was there because of promotional stuff and I was looking at her a couple of times. She approached me and she said that I am acting really good in front of the camera. And I said thanks so much. She was also asking me if I have an experience behind the cam and I just said yes I do, because I love the art of photography and that why I jumped from the back to front and likewise, depending on the time manner and issue. This how we started to talk and than she said if I want to do some promotional stuff for BIB, and I did, and this is how it all started. Than she sadly became, and I really happy that she is doing great and will come back to the blog soon, and we have huge plans for the end of 2017 together. But I am not going into details yet. Just stay around, follow us on the social media, we are very very active at Twitter and Instagram and you won't miss anything anymore. This was a very long answer but with good news and purpose.

Q from (THE SUN): Hello Caty, thanks for the recent interview and thanks so much for being open-minded and reaching out to contact us again for the interview. We like the new design behind the posts a lot and there was one thing missing during the interview. Maybe we can catch on that through email right now. So please give us a short brief about the concept behind the headings.

A: The time has come just a couple of weeks ago that Nici and I decided to make BIB more colorful, the world of presentation on the blog and online is really colorful and on my side I thought about splashes. We found quickly the agreement to try something new leading into a header concept that none of the other blogs have. So it turned out to be something like this. (See the intro pic of the post above). We like to do things which are out of mainstream and I think that BIB found a really good way of realization though.

All right blackies, these have been just a bench of questions which I have not answered yet. If time allows I will do another round probably on Thursday or Friday if I am too much busy.
About the header of the blog and the reason why we changed from numbers into the # style will be answered soon in a special post. Just wait for it. Have a great day guys, and see you soon.

Be safe, be classy, be an artist.

#PARIS - PART 2

Hello my dearest blackie and welcome to a series which means so much to me.
Today and tomorrow I'll be showing you our brand new 4k ultra hd portfolio with the best shoots in Paris.
Nici went there for the holiday and semi annual shareholder meeting and she took her camera with her and she was able to shoot this photo set during and after the meeting. This was also the introduction of the second half of the year with a new mode in shoots. 
Black Is Black will be doing 4k from now on only.
Enjoy the series, and don't forget to like, love, and share those posts and photos.
Be safe, be classy, be an artist.
 
 
 











 

#PARIS Part 1

Hello my dearest blackie and welcome to a series which means so much to me.

Today and tomorrow I'll be showing you our brand new 4k ultra hd portfolio with the best shoots in Paris.

Nici went there for the holiday and semi annual shareholder meeting and she took her camera with her and she was able to shoot this photo set during and after the meeting. This was also the introduction of the second half of the year with a new mode in shoots. 

Black Is Black will be doing 4k from now on only.

Enjoy the series, and don't forget to like, love, and share those posts and photos.

Be safe, be classy, be an artist.














#OurNewOffice - #RoomTour

Hello blackies and welcome to that very special post today on the blog of your favorite photography blog BIB.

To be honest, I was very absent during the past two month, and this has two reasons at all. First of all I moved into a new house outside of New York near Flashing Meadows, and it was a long time that I was searching for that house. I will introduce that house to you very soon, but right now there is still a lot chaos in there and a lot of things still need to be fixed, before I can get out my cam and shoot it.

The second reason is that BIB got a


YEAH and this why I am blogging today because I want to do a room tour with you and show you, where the team and me will be working from tomorrow on.

The new address is in the middle of Manhattan down town, near the central park.

We have an exclusive elevator (see right site) and the lobby has two new seats made of leather and a wonderful old school design and lamp.

In general the whole look of the office is in that color, you'll see later on.

APESTER is highlighted, what is Apester you might ask now?
If so simply follow me on Instagram, because it is a secret for now, but very soon I will announce what it is about only on my Instagram channel.

Lets go to the right where we will enter the new main hall of the office.


That is the office. I mean WOW really that is ours now? YES :) it is. We have sunlight in the middle of the office, that was it what was really important for me, because I love sunlight and I need it, because it makes me feel warm and happy.

On the left side in the first pic we have our little coffee and relax area (second pic on the right side) and on the right side there is our conference room (left side second picture). I will show you the conference room.


It looks like a children room with colored chairs and walls. I wanted to have this because I love a colorful conference room, which is not held in this typical office style with black and white interior. This one is floor short meetings, talking and having fun with the most amazing team ever.

But of course we also have a huge conference room.


Video telephone calls can be done here and here we will do the most important decisions of the next releases of the MAG.

A room plan is a must as well for security guidelines.

That is the floor downstairs, but now let's get up and see where the team will be working.




In the second pic you can the work stations.

But now let's come to my highlight of the new office. Nici's and my new private room.

The room for the Queens of Black Is Black. It looks like a palace, I love it so much and it is absolutely incredible. We have a purple carpet, my favorite, a desk for ourselves, a sofa for the guests and team, where they can sit and talk to us, painting made by myself, and of course windows for the sunlight.

It is incredible, and I am sure here we will have a lot of fun and here we will be super creative and do new bigger and better BIB in the future, still of course all of us in leather leggings and leather pants.

It is so awesome and we invested a lot, so we need to work hard not to close this super stylish and super cool office soon, just kidding. It is my home already, my castle, my perfect working place.

And this is it, the new office. Hope you liked the very special post and room tour, and I wish you a wonderful day, and don't forget always to go for your dreams and they will come true like ours about the new office.

Be safe, be classy, be an artist.

#ChineseValentinesDay




Happy Chinese's Valentines Day everyone.
Do you actually know the background of that day?

If not I'd like to tell you about it. There are a lot of stories about it but this one is my favorite.
Chinese Valentine's Day is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. A love story for this day is about the 7th daughter of Emperor of Heaven and an orphaned cowherd. The Emperor separated them. The 7th daughter was forced to move to the star Vega and the cowherd moved to the star Altair. They are allowed to meet only once a year on the day of 7th day of 7th lunar month.

The story began from the good-looking poor orphaned boy living with his elder brother and sister-in-law. After his parents past away, his brother inherited the house and the land. The boy owned an old ox. He needed to work on the farm's field with the ox everyday. So he was called a cowherd. His daily life was just like in a Cinderella story.
The 7th daughter of Emperor is good at handcrafting, especially weaving clothing. So she was called a Weaving Maid. The Emperor likes her skill to weave clouds and rainbows to beautify the world.

The ox was actually an immortal from the Heaven. He made mistakes in the Heaven and was punished as an ox in the Earth. One day, the ox suddenly said to the cowherd, "You are a nice person. If you want to get married, go to the brook and your wish will be come true." The cowherd went to the brook and saw all 7 pretty daughters of Emperor came down from Heaven and took a bath in there. Fascinated by the youngest and also the most beautiful one, he took away her fairy clothes secretly. The other six fairies went away after bath. The youngest couldn't fly back without her fairy clothes. Then the cowherd appeared and told her that he would not return her clothes unless she promised to be his wife. After a little hesitation and with a mixture of shyness and eagerness, she agreed to the request from this handsome man. So they married and had two children two years later.

One day, the old ox was dying and told the cowherd that he should keep his hide for emergency purpose.
The Emperor found the sky's not that beautiful as before without the 7th daughter weaving clouds and rainbows. He wanted his daughter's grandmother to find the missing daughter and to bring her back. While the 7th princess was flying to the Heaven with her grandmother, the cowboy wore the ox hide, took his children in two bamboo baskets with his wife's old fairy clothes and chased after his wife in the sky. The grandmother made a milky way in the sky with her hairpin, which kept them separated. The 7th princess was moved to the star Vega (The swooping - Eagle) in the Lyra (Harp) constellation. And the cowherd with his two children stayed in the star Altair (Flying one) in the Aquila (Eagle) constellation. The star of Vega is also known as the Weaving Maid Star and the star of Altair is as the Cowherd Star in China.

Magpies were moved by their true love and many of them gathered and formed a bridge for the couple to meet in the evening of the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, which is the day the Emperor allowed them to meet once a year.
They said that it's hard to find a magpie on Chinese Valentine's Day in China, because all magpies fly to make the bridge for the Weaving Maid and Cowherd. The one thing to prove that is the feathers on the head of the magpies are much lesser after the Chinese Valentine's Day. If the night Chinese Valentine's Day rains, the rain are the tears of the Weaving Maid and Cowherd.

Spreading some love for you guys, have a wonderful Sunday.








Be safe, be classy, be an artist.