“The Secret of Great Style is to Feel Good in What You Wear” – Ines De La Fressange
Hi, welcome to Elbe Couture House.
My experience and observation of fashion are, we do not wear loud numbers in our routine life. They come in handy oonce in a while away from our busy schedule. Otherwise, we all look for our own style that defines our personality.
The most common factor among women style and choices are the elegance and regality of the outfit. An outfit that says, “You are talking to a Lady“. That’s where the idea of Elbe Couture came – to bring the elegance from different labels under one roof. The Elbe is determined to bring that timeless beauty to your wardrobe.
Born out of the passion for regal fashion, Elbe Couture House is dedicated to Elegance.
Elbe Couture is the start of that regal elegance. I am not an expert. I am a newcomer to many things fashion and style. Since starting the Elbe, every day I am learning new things about fashion and style. Skincare and Beauty routine is something I am trying to learn every day via this blog. I love sharing what I learn because I know while there are fantastic and amazing ladies out there who are self-made experts in these fields, there are also some like me to whom this world of fashion, style and makeup is a daunting phenomenon.
Few common questions, that I have received a few times:
Why did you start the Elbe? What is your muse or inspiration behind the Elbe?
Almost a decade ago, I started creating those Pinterest pictures where you will see a dress paired with different accessories. At that time it was a once in while thing. I would look at a dress somewhere, download it and keep it on my computer. After a few days or sometimes weeks found a picture of shoes or earrings that I would think, “oh! they will look great with so and so dress” and put those two pictures together in one. Fast forward 10 years and in 2017 I started doing it for my royal blog. And in 2018 I decided to dedicate a separate blog for all those pictures.
Also, ECH is a platform that gives me an opportunity to learn new things every day and I can share those new lessons with many women who are just like me learning about style, skincare and beauty routine.
Why did you name your blog the Elbe?
There is no specific reason for naming my Blog ‘Elbe’. A long time ago, I read about historical rivers, Elbe – one of the major rivers of Central Europe was one of them. It rises in the Krkonoše Mountains of the northern Czech Republic before traversing much of Bohemia and Germany then flows into the North Sea at Cuxhaven. I liked its name, it remained in my mind. So while Christening new blog, it again showed its presence in my thought process and without thinking twice I chose the Elbe. It was totally a spur of the moment decision.
Why do we never see your face on any of the pics?
The Elbe is not about me or how do I look in those outfits, It’s about style and style is a personal choice. I just want ladies out there to look at the outfits I put together and imagine their own selves in that outfit instead of seeing someone else’s face. It’s all about imagination.
My Blog is like a book. The best thing about books is, they let your imagination go wild. There is no pre-conceived visual to restrict your imagination. You see a dress, not a person wearing a dress. So you can imagine your own self in that dress very easily.
Putting my face on it will turn it into visual that I believe is going to restrict your own creativity and imagination like movies where the character is always restricted by the face of the actor playing the character.
Do you get paid to post the dresses, shoes and accessories on your blog?
Sometimes yes. If it is a paid post then you will see #ad or #sponsored in the post tags. But most of the time, I do not get paid to post any product on my blog or social media. I only endorse those products that I have faith in or I have personally used.
I participate in the affiliate marketing program. So if you decide to buy anything given on my blog, I may earn a small amount of commission without costing any extra penny to you. The commission I receive from the Merchant, DOES NOT affect your purchase cost at all as the price for your product will always be the same whether you buy that product via my blog or not. Most of the revenue is reinvested in the maintenance of this website i.e. URL and Web Server space, themes, plugins, performance upgrades, security upgrades etc. I have a full disclaimer about my earning from the blog here on this page.
Are you a Fashion Designer or Graduate?
No, I am not. I am a Computer Science professional and have no fashion/style professional or educational qualification. Whatever I put on the blog is part of my own choices, likes and dislikes.
Is the Elbe your full-time job?
No, it is not. Even though I may earn a small chunk from the Elbe, but it is not my full-time bread and butter source. I have another full-time job.
How many people are behind the Elbe or Is there a team behind the Elbe?
It is being run by yours truly with the family support. For the time being, I do not have any hired team or professional working for me or Elbe.
I have seen Royal pictures on your Instagram, are you a Royal follower?
Yes, I am. I have been following the British Royal Family since my teen years. I am also huge Queen Letizia admirer. I love Queen Letizia and Duchess of Cambridge’s style. Check out my royal blog Regalfille.
How do you design outfit pictures? Do you use any specific tool?
I use few Adobe Creative Cloud products i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator to modify and design outfit pictures. Sometimes, I use a few Video and GIF-making apps.
Is Elbe Couture House is registered or trademarked?
Yes, Elbe Couture House is a registered blog with its own trademark that is displayed on its pictures usually. I design all the outfit collages on my own. If you share them then do give the credit as it takes a lot of time and effort to create those collages.
I saw Elbe Couture Man on Instagram. Is it part of Elbe Couture House?
If you have any question that is not answered here, let me know.
Xo, Mysterious Blogger