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Portugal, Oporto: MODtissimo Fashion Fair

Leaving the Sunny Brussels

I fly to Oporto (picture above, Brussels seen from above and picture below 2, what brightness)! What did you plan for your Valentine’s Day? I am invited to the 49th edition of MODtissimo, the fashion fair of the Portugese textile new trends that held at Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (below, photos 3 & 4: program and mannequins of one of the fair exhibitors). 

At Brussels airport, hostesses offer Neuhaus chocolates (photo 1 below). Nice! When I arrive in Porto late in the afternoon, the sky is mixed. Time to drop off my things at the hotel and a pouring rain. Very quickly, I turn back: no, I won’t cross on foot the famous Dom Luis I bridge! 


Fashion Fair On a Human Scale

The next day, in the shuttle to the Francisco Sa Carneiro airport, I chat with a German Buyer specialized in children’s fashion. The great novelty of this 49th edition MODtissimo is the Mini-Mi space dedicated to the world of the child.

MODtissimo by Manuel Serrão, The Director :


Innovation and Technology

In the departure hall of the Porto airport, the fair is divided into two distinct spaces. Next to their respective entrances, there is a presentation of the Portugese textile’s new trends: themes, colors and materials. I found really interesting the iTechStyle part with innovative textiles for sport and household linen. And the biodegradable buttons … 


The Aims

As Paulo Vaz, Director General of ATP – Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal / Textile and Clothing Association of Portugal, explains: one of the aims of the Portuguese textile industry is the sustainable development with materials and processes that respect the environment. Another aim: the Portuguese textile industry moves mid-market and upmarket, with the emphasis on the local design.


Back to the hotel: I have a free hour before the dinner with the organizers and press. Sportive walk with my Buyer friend (3000 footsteps at a fast pace, lol!) in the hotel’s neigbourhood. A short stop at Casa da Musica that closes (stunning architecture by Rem Koolhaas, click here for the interview). Then a lovely dinner in a fish restaurant in Matosinhos, followed by a drink at the hotel bar.

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MODtissimo & ATP


Many thanks to the team of MODtissimo and Salome for this beautiful invitation. As always, these are my opinions.

I Tested the Acer Customer Service

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“Forced” Digital Detox 

My computer broke down after two years of idyllic common life (lol). Panic! Since this summer, following the “almost imposed” update on Windows 10, I’ve noticed that my faithful Aspire V15 Nitro Black was slower, accumulating the bugs. But I patiently dealt with it.  

Some applications jumped, others like Paint disappeared. Then, nothing: a black screen, no way to restart it. After a long weekend to read and apply a thousand protocols to try to restart it, still nothing! A few days later, I get in ypoch with the after-sales service, based in the Netherlands. I am relieved to learn that my device is still under warranty. 

A nice efficient person checks with me different ways to restart my laptop that refuses to function. The problem seems serious and I have to send it to Acer. The company sends me by the mail, stickers to put on my package, for the sending by UPS (pre-paid by Acer). Two possibilities for the withdrawal of the package: UPS picks it up at home, or I can leave the package at one of the UPS collection points. 

My tip: take different pictures of your laptop and some once packed. Do not forget to add the plug in. When the Acer After-Sales Service the package received, they send me an email. Less than a week later, I was getting my laptop repaired! Throughout the process, I received emails to keep me informed of each step. 

You can’t imagine HOW HAPPY I was to find my work buddy-tool, all beautiful clean! We, the human beings, tend to humanize technology. Accompanied by a mail entitled “Your Intervention Report”, detailing the repairs made in a clear and concise language. Great!  

The following week, I received a call from Acer to evaluate my satisfaction (from1 to 10) regarding the intervention and the service. I gave an overall rating of 10! This is not a sponsored post! I just want to share yhe good surprise with you and the customer service of Acer Netherlands! THANK YOU Acer! 

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.




Acer: Aspire V15 Nitro Black & Other New Products

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Amazing Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black

Recently I was invited to the party hosted by Acer to discover their new products: laptops, tablets and smartphones, real Ali Baba barracks (lol)!

Although I arrived a little late (I have a reputation to keep, lol), I attended the presentation of the new laptops. Many exciting choices for everyone: like for example, some with “removable” screens rotate etc …

But when I took over the Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black (photos above and below), I immediately recognized the object of my high-tech desire as a geek, a photographer and a digital nomad (lololol !).

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Nomadic and Super Efficient

Powerful Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor. A chic nomadic device able to accommodate heavy image editing software: a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics card.

Lightweight notebook with a 15.6-inch 1,920-by-1,080-resolution screen! Let me dream of the Aspire V17 Nitro Black! 

Last pictue post: top right edge photo, the Liquid Jade new smartphone I will review soon. Since my first smartphone, the Acer CloudMobile S500, I became hooked! Bottom left side photo: another new design which I really like, a kind of a lovely gadget, the Iconia Tab Windows 8 W 8.1. An input range at reasonable prices. 

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Photos : Mademoiselle Le K – copyright 2014, tous droits réservés.

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