#AMSTERDAM

Hello blackies,

yes it is me, Catie, still on the blog.
I am sorry for being absent for the past few weeks but I was on festival tour (like Tomorrowland, Nature One, and Untold). It was an amazing time. Great music, DJs, and drinks. I was able to handshake Armin Van Buuren, Ferry Corsten and Carl Cox.
More about a festival review soon. So stay tuned. It will be an amazing experience sharing and a festival tour guide is included as well, just so that you are about to go on a festival soon.

This time I was also able to visit Amsterdam, and I wanted to share some photos with you.
 Here is a little short portfolio of live shoots in Amsterdam, with a little edit afterwards.

I took some photos from the Amsterdam Canal, the Fountain Leidseplein Amsterdam, and the Reguliersgracht Corner.

Enjot the photos and have an amazing Sunday.

Be safe, be classy, be an artist. Your truly Catie, and expect some updates on my Instagram as well soon, since I was very inactive on SOCME as well in the past few month.





 

#106 - SUNDAY TALKIN'

Hello and welcome to a new post kitties and since it is the last day of the week I am saying welcome to this week's


As you can on the home page already we have a new. After more than one and a half years I thought it is time for something and it is time to say good bye to the magnificent leather leggings logos. I wanted to go more into this kind of logo since they are black and colorful. We have an awesome letter catalogue created and we will use them to point out special events on the blog like Sunday Talkin', formerly Sunday Talking.

But this not totally a goodbye for us and the crew when it comes up to leather leggings, because this is still the dress code in the office. One of my editors asked me this week Cat, why do we still have to wear leather leggings and the guys at least leather jogger since it is summer time right now and it is hot outside. I said it is the item BIB stands for since the beginning, Nici and I am addicted to leather leggings, we never made a secret out of it and we will go on since Clients got used that as well.

I was asking myself after that: am I a bad person that I am sticking to what I love or to what BIB stands for?
At the end of the day and also after talking to Nici about it I think I am not. It is just the way it is and there is nothing wrong with it. Always follow your triggers you are passionated with and always keep them, they are an identifier for yourself and for what you love.

The re-branding and the talk about this were the main highlights during this week. Besides that we are working on the 10th edition of the mag, which is like a milestone in the history of BIB. I will show you the cover next week, but I guess it will not be a big surprise for you (talking about a new logo and so your fantasy is up now).

This is post  number 106. This is a post about Sunday talkin and so here I am just saying what was in my mind and what I wanted to tell you guys. You love this series, so here we go.

After the talk with my editor I was looking for a poem about leather leggings and I really found one, made by Carl Sandburg:

LEATHER LEGGINGS

THEY have taken the ball of earth
and made it a little thing.

They were held to the land and horses;
they were held to the little seas.
They have changed and shaped and welded;
they have broken the old tools and made
new ones; they are ranging the white
scarves of cloudland; they are bumping
the sunken bells of the Carthaginians
and Phœnicians:
they are handling
the strongest sea
as a thing to be handled.

The earth was a call that mocked;
it is belted with wires and meshed with
steel; from Pittsburg to Vladivostok is
an iron ride on a moving house; from
Jerusalem to Tokyo is a reckoned span;
and they talk at night in the storm and
salt, the wind and the war.

They have counted the miles to the Sun
and Canopus; they have weighed a small
blue star that comes in the southeast
corner of the sky on a foretold errand.

We shall search the sea again.
We shall search the stars again.
There are no bars across the way.
There is no end to the plan and the clue,
the hunt and the thirst.
The motors are drumming, the leather leggings
and the leather coats wait:
Under the sea
and out to the stars
we go.  

I could not believe that someone was writing about leather leggings in poem style but of course the meaning of they is different here. But sharing does not harm anyone.

I love the poem and again it makes me feel happy to have a passion for them. Dressing up in leather leggings is awesome, put on the leather crop top and leather gloves with heels and the perfect outfit for me is done.

I am happy about the way it is and I am happy that it is Sunday again and that I was talking about it again.
Thanks for reading, be safe, be classy, be an artist.


#105 - SUNDAY TALKING & STOCKSNAP

Hello kitties and welcome to a new blog post on BIB... and the rest you know already.

Just joking around a bit, I have had a great weekend so far and so I wanted to tell you a bit about my thoughts and what is going on right on in my life.

BIB also joined STOCKSNAP with a small portfolio with and about the magical sites of the wood.

Here we go.





The Universe Law is impartial. It will give you anything you believe. It will throw you garbage or roses depending on the energy you put in. You are the one in charge, and you must accept that and stand alone. If you think God is coming down to fix things for you, forget it. God is out playing golf The wisest men follow their own direction.

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true.


You may have to work for it, however. If you do not do it excellently, do not do it at all. Because if it is not excellent, it will not be profitable or fun, and if you are not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world.He who has begun his task has half done it.

Whoever I am and whatever I am doing, some kind excellence is within my reach. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity.

Successful people act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. Quit now, you will never make it. If you disregard this advice, you will be halfway there.

You may have to work for it, however. If you do not do it excellently, do not do it at all. Because if it is not excellent, it will not be profitable or fun, and if you are not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world.He who has begun his task has half done it. 


Whoever I am and whatever I am doing, some kind excellence is within my reach. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. 

Successful people act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. Quit now, you will never make it. If you disregard this advice, you will be halfway there.
 

 


These are some of the things which I am telling to myself every day and since I do so, it helps me a lot to understand myself and why I am like who I am but also to understand the world a little bit more and better.

This is something new for me, Catie, a girl who takes some moments to talk about things which are not daily business, but I take my time, usually on a Sunday like this where I just do some Sunday talking.

Thanks a lot for reading and have a lovely day.


#104 - SUNDAY TALKING





Dreams and what you love.

You may have to work for it, however. If you do not do it excellently, do not do it at all. Because if it is not excellent, it will not be profitable or fun, and if you are not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. He who has begun his task has half done it. 
 
Whoever I am and whatever I am doing, some kind excellence is within my reach. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity.


Successful people act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. Quit now, you will never make it. If you disregard this advice, you will be halfway there.

I met a lot people in the past years since I joined Black Is Black as CEO who said I am just there because of money and travelling around the world. I am not. These people are either not able to appreciate my business or they want to tell a different story, which I am not willing to listen to.

I took some weeks off, left my blog on my left, on the other day on my right. This is over. I am here because I love what I am loving to do every day.

The limits in my world have been that I have listened to too many people around me. I was like a rock, being there without feelings and emotions, but this is not me, this is not Catie. I am girl full of passion and power in what I am doing.

So from now on I will push through and I will be back with full heart and emotions for my work, for my business, and for everyone who is good enoug to appreciate the hard work what I am doing every day.

I want to face what I have to face evey day, and I know I can be better again, not just like average. I told myself, Catie the coffee break is over. And at the end of the year I can look back at what I acieved in 2017 and I know that I can proud of the results.

I am hoping for good times, the bad times have to be over now.

I am here, I am Catie, I am Miss Black Is Black.

I am alive, I want to enjoy my life, and gifts which I get every day.

Let's go, all together Blackies, let's go, let's do it. 

Thanks for your continous support online, especially on Instagram and thanks for all the love and trust you gave to me in the past, ad you surely will. 

Photography is my life, is my love, and is my passion. United all together let's go on with what we love.

Be safe, be classy, be an artist.

Have a great Sunday.

#103 - MALDIVES

Hello and welcome to a new blog post.
 
I know it has been awhile already since I was blogging but I was travelling around the world. I went to the Maldives Island e.g. and I was just relaxing, but I also had some personnel shootings. 

I was happy to go there, but this time I was alone. The time to create the summer portfolio for the MAG in September was really important for me this time, I wanted to focus on the photos as much as possible and I wanted to give them my own touch. Why it was also important for me and why I took some time off also and the reason of being passive in the past few weeks, also on the social media channel will be answered at the weekend. Just stay tuned, but be sure I will explain.

So for today's post I will show you the pics from the Maldives Islands. It was great, awesome beaches, sunset which made me speechless and super nice staff and people in the resort where I stayed. I stayed at the Kanuhura Resort and yes I know some of you will say again: Miss Super Rich again, she has money, that is what counts for her. Yeah I know those comments, and I will talk about them at the weekend.

Here we go with the photos and enjoy them a lot. These shoots were made with passion and love.

Be safe, be classy, be an artist.




















#102 - BURN FIRE BURN

Hello and welcome to a new blog post blackies. 

In today's post I wanted to show you some shoot we did with the element using fire.

Enjoy it, have a great sunday, and be safe, be classy, be an artist.