31.8.11

Pilger Bags Feature + Giveaway!

Meet Silvia Pilger, owner of the fabulous online shop Pilger Bags.  She stocks tons of gorgeous camera bags for men and women exclusively available outside of the United States.  Be sure to check out her blog She Lives on Rose Street for glimpses into her beautiful life and interviews of other photographers with sneak peeks into their camera bags!


It has been a very busy year, I've learned a lot and had fun to. It was and is also very inspiring to be in contact with my customers. I share their love for taking great pictures and when we are talking (on and off line) about camera bags we also talk about photography after a few moments.
My day job is very different of what I do for my business: I work as a journalist for a television programme on Dutch national television. I work mainly on the breaking news stories.
I'm still not married to my boyfriend who is a radio geek who loves to talk about good music a lot. We have two small children and live in the Dutch Media Capital in the center of Holland. Wherever I go, I always bring my camera with me.
I love to blog; blogging is a great way to share your finds, idea's and stories and interact with your readers from around the World. I love the way my blog is designed...By Moorea Seal!!


1. What inspired you to start an online store carrying unique camera bags?
Just before the summer vacation last year, I was looking for a new camera bag. Here in the Netherlands there are only very boring black and grey camera bags, that do a good job, but lack style and look bad on a nice dress. I didn't like what I could buy here in The Netherlands, and found so many stylish bags overseas. Then I've had this great AHA-moment about starting my own online business and bring all those lovely and functional bags to the Netherlands and Europe! After a few months I was able to open my online shop with a broad range of camera bags from the US, Canada and Latvia.

2. You seem like such a fabulous business woman and mother. How do you juggle family with your career?
Juggling is sometimes the right expression. There are so many things that I love doing. My work is very important to me, my family is most important.. Most of my work for my online store is done after my boyfriend and children are in bed. I'm lucky that I don't need a lot of sleep. It would be better if I would go out more often to run only I don't have the time, this is not an excuse but an understatement!
I'm very lucky and happy that I have the opportunity to do what I'm passionate about and to have this wonderful spouse that supports me. He's the one that has cooked a meal when I'm home from work and he brings the parcels with the camera bags to the post office for me. We are a great team! 

3. What do you like to photograph?
I love to capture special moments between people and show their friendship. And I like looking for little details to photograph.

4. Do you have any words of wisdom for women interested in starting their own business?
Try to find your niche, something that you're good and passionate about. I'm an early adaptor of internet shopping, social media and photography and now I'm selling camera bags.
And it’s also very important be prepared to work hard and take good care of your customers / clients.


One lucky reader has the opportunity to win a beautiful Black Licorice camera strap cover from Pilger Bags!

TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY:
1st Entry:  visit Pilger Bags and leave a comment here letting me know which bag you like best.
2nd Entry:  follow her blog and leave a second comment here letting me know.
3rd Entry:  tweet about this giveaway and leave a 3rd comment here.
4th Entry:  follow my blog on bloglovin and leave a 4th comment here letting me know.

This giveaway runs from August 31st to Sept 5th.

36 comments:

Lily Beltain said...

Ooh, I've been to her site before, and wished so hard I had more money.
I love THEIT The Bossi Bag as it would be such a great one to take on nights out without letting on you have your camera stashed in there!

Lily Beltain said...

I follow your blog too!

Ruzu said...

wow the bags looks vey pretty :O nice work

I follow your blog :D

Hanner said...

Oh loving the Kelly Moore Classic in Lavender!

Kasey said...

I love the Poppy bag, especially with that gorgeous til lining! And I follow you :)

Anna @ Margo and Betty said...

Love love love the Ketti Handbags Artichoke Heart bag. So fun!

http://pilgerbags.nl/index.php/women/ketti-handbags-artichokeheart.html

Colleen said...

I love the Kelly Moore B-Hobo bag!

Colleen said...

And I just started following her blog! :)

VibrantGrace said...

Oh, I love this giveaway! I really love the Bossi Bag. So classic and chic! Of course, I was also very tempted by the Ketti Poppy bag, but I think Bossi would be my ultimate choice.

VibrantGrace said...

Following her blog!

VibrantGrace said...

And I'm following your blog on bloglovin! (And my fingers are crossed!)

ashleyTIA said...

Uh! So many gorgeous bags. I think my favorite is the Kelly Moore | Mimi Lavender bag. Lovely! :)

Evan and Brighid said...

Love the artichoke bag!

Tracy said...

Kelly Moore Classic in lavender! Follower :)

nova said...

I like the Kelly Moore Juju in Teal. Pretty and so many pockets.
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nova said...

Oh, and I follow you on bloglovin'. :)

Heather said...

Such an amazing giveaway! Its a hard choice but I think I love the Kelly Moore | Mimi Lavendel bag the best. They are all so gorgeous!

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Heather said...

I'm following her blog :)

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Rachell said...

Okay, that Poppy Bag is calling my name!

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Rachell said...

Following her blog, so cute!

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thedemuremuse.com said...

These bags are GORGEOUS! I'm definitely going to add the Kelly Moore bad in Grey to my wishlist!

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Je suis une monstre said...

Hello! Oh I LOVE these bags, they are delicious. My favourite is Kelly Moore-B Hobo in canary. I think this would be a lovely little home for my camera, and the colour is so exciting! Katie. xxx
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Je suis une monstre said...

I'm following Rose Street's gorgeous blog as well now :) Thanks for introducing me to it! Katie xxx
jesuisunemonstre@gmail.com

Je suis une monstre said...

I have twitted :) I am @lamonstre on twitter. Katie xxx
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Je suis une monstre said...

Moorea, I'm following you on bloglovin'! :) In fact, you're the first person I'm following, I just signed up - and so glad I did, nice one! Katie. xxx
jesuisunemonstre@gmail.com

Megan Frock said...

ok i like the kelly moore in grey, and the kelti handbag in backgammon and hound! i couldn't choose one! i am now following her blog and have been following you on bloglovin already! also, i dont have twitter but i posted this post on facebook? hope thats ok because i sure would like to win that camera strap cover!

sorayalovescoffee said...

oh my! i lurve the ketti handbags, i cant even pick which design i like best!

sorayalovescoffee said...

also i follow you on bloglovin

amanduhhhhh said...

I love the pink Epiphanie Clover bag!!

Hadassah said...

Essas bolsas são adoráveis! Queria cada uma delas :D

These bags are adorable! I wanted each of them, lol

mandyface said...

The Kelly Moore Mimi Grey is my fave but there's so many beauties to choose from!

mandyface said...

And I'm following her lovely blog!

katie ann fitzpatrick said...

Kelly Moore Boy Bag | Mosterd... Is it bad that i love the man bags?!

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