Let’s start this off right, I think it’s only polite that I introduce myself!
For those who don’t know me (yet) my name is Sara. For those who do, I know you’re laughing at me. Stop.
I am 25 and currently living in Adelaide, South Australia. I say currently because as you will soon find out I have a bit of a gypsy heart. I move around a lot. More on that later…
Why Noir et Blanc?
Firstly, I’m sure you’re wondering how I came up with such a name. ‘Noir et Blanc’ is French and translates to “Black and White.” If you don’t follow me on Instagram, it might not make sense just yet, now is your chance to click that follow button! So…why? Visually, per my instagram feed, I love black and white images. I think its easy to take beautiful photos in colour. It’s easy to find beauty in bright, colourful things. But to me, it can also be distracting. I once read a great quote by photographer Elliott Erwitt. He said “Colour is descriptive, Black and White is interpretive.” Now, I’m not a photographer and I do LOVE colour (I’m not gloomy, I promise!) But I find so much beauty in black and white. It captures the subject without the glitz and adornment of colour. It speaks simply and more direct to the viewer or reader. And I suppose, from a writer’s standpoint, that’s what I aim to achieve here. Nothing over the top, no ‘Outfit of the Day’ posts standing in front of a $100,000 car holding a $5000 bag here! Just real and honest writing about all the topics you can relate to. You know, things you’re thinking but I’ll say it for you… I have your back!
Don’t worry, there will be plenty of fun too! I have so many exciting things coming up in the next 12 months I can’t wait to share with you all. Travelling – LOTS of travelling. Plenty of new experiences I’ll share and work my way through in blog form for your entertainment and my sanity! Making moves and good tunes – always! Along the way I’ll update you with everything I’m loving from music and movies to products and neat finds. I’ll feature posts on style, travel, hot tips and of course – shameless selfies across the world.
I thought about starting this blog for quite some time. I wondered if people still read blogs? Are we too impatient these days and is that why there’s a surge in Instagram domination and immediate connection? Then I thought… I am a writer. I’m not a model, I don’t drink protein shakes, I am not a photographer… I am a writer. I am also a singer – I’ll let you into that world, eventually, too. This space is as much for me as I want it to be for you. It helps me make sense of how I feel about things, WHEN I’m feeling them. It might help you make sense of some things too. So… here we are.
The rest of 2018 looks as though it will finish here in Adelaide but 2019 is sure to be one hell of a ride. I say that every new year but this time I know it will be! With 3 months of the year left, I have so much to catch you up on and lots to plan with you as we venture into another year around the sun. One I hope will be our best yet and all will be documented here.
My promise to you is this – honesty. Noir et Blanc is about writing what’s REAL. Dark and light. Sure, I’ll share with you when I’m feeling a new song or find a new product I love or post photos when I’ve landed somewhere breathtakingly beautiful. But unlike our instagram feeds, I won’t just feature the highlights. This is where you can you can feel safe and say to yourself “Oh…It’s not just me.” When I talked myself out of and then back into starting a blog, that was my motivation. I needed a social media experience that wasn’t plastic and filtered and perfect.
I have so many ideas on great blog posts to get us started. So I’ll leave this loonnggggg ‘Welcome’ here and get around to finishing those off for you.
I hope you’ll fall in love with Noir et Blanc and everything it represents. It’s my new little baby and I can’t wait to see where it might go. Don’t forget to follow this blog and my instagram page here.
Until next time, I love you!