Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Interview with Mafalda - Sailorettes Love Rock 'n Roll blog

We are very happy to have an interview with another blogger -

Mafalda writer of 'Sailourettes Love Rock 'n Roll' blog!

Q. So tell us a little bit about yourself and your blog

My name is Mafalda and I'm 21, one year away from graduating from Portuguese & English Language, Literature and Culture undergraduate course. I created Sailorettes, Love & Rock n' Roll just two months ago (17th of May!) and it has a bit of all the things I love, being directed to a young and restless alternative & vintage audience who loves the past but lives towards the future. I update it 2-3 times a week with either sporadic art, party, travel features and giveaways or weekly spotlight interviews to cater to a more diverse audience and keep my followers interested!

Q. Where in the world are you based?

I live in Lisbon, Portugal for the school year, and stay with my family in the Algarve on my holidays providing me the chance to write about different places. I'm currently in London, for academic reasons so it's yet another place to write on!

Q. What made you start your blog?

After a great friend created her portuguese blog on retro & vintage lifestyles (http://backtothepast.blogs.sapo.pt) which she unfortunately doesn't have the oportunity to update as much as I do mine I thought why not? It was only a heartbeat away and I had nothing to lose, only to gain - experience, better writing, new acquaintances. It has had an astonishing success so far, so I am very pleased and thankful!

Q. What has been your favourite piece to feature so far?

Hard question! I love all the businesses I feature (otherwise wouldn't) and they are all so unique in their own way that I'm at a loss trying to pick... I can say that my first feature, on Little Miss Delicious' was a very special one since she was the first to believe in me and the blog enough to contribute at the time and is even donating a strawberry necklace for me to give away when I reach 500 Twitter followers (I'm still on the 100s mark so you can still begin to follow and who knows win it?)

Q. How do people/shops get featured on your blog?
I am actually quite open to suggestions as to features! I have proposed them to many of my favourite shops and people but some of them have found me and initiated contact so it works both ways. If you'd like to be featured, all you need to do is email me at sailorettesloverocknroll@gmail.com and, case I think you fit the website's standard and theme, I'll forward you the questions and necessary information.

Q. Who or what is your inspiration?

My first and foremost inspiration into starting any project and pursuing my dreams are my parents, who have always showed me I can reach any goal through hard work and self-confidence. In blogging, I can quote Kat from http://www.rocknrollbride.com/, Jessica from http://www.chronicallyvintage.com/ and Gemma from http://www.retrochick.co.uk/ - they are all great ladies who have become landmarks in their blogging niche and whom I admire for their hard work, writing quality, creativity and all around awesomeness!

Q. Do you have any upcoming plans or features for your blog?

Yes, actually I am already working on partnerships to create accessories and maybe even limited clothing items based on my image and branding, as well as blog parties and events so as long as www.sailorettes.com is online it will never be paid, but there will always be alternative ways to provide offline experiences and products. If I am able to make a living off it someday, I can only say I'd be absolutely delighted to although it's not the primary reason I'm developing the project for - I'm just trying to fill in a gap I myself found as a reader!

You can find 'Sailorettes Love Rock 'n Roll' http://www.sailorettes.com/


  1. Thank you so much for the interview hunny! I really enjoyed it, and am now a google follower. I also added you to my favourite blogs list <3 xxx

  2. What a lovely interview!

    Thanks for mentioning little ole' me :o) I'm flattered!