I've been tagged by the amazing XS (have you seen her pics?) to answer a few Q's:
Describe your personal style.
(I left this question to last, as I found it the hardest to answer. It seems so hard putting this ‘down on paper’, or more accurately, up on cyberspace, as it seems so definitive and final…)
My personal style has always been eclectic (I love a bit of everything), and I vacillate between minimalism and maximalism. I used to be very experimental, and had a 'Carrie' (SJP in SATC) approach to fashion. However, in recent years, I have found that most of the time I sit somewhere in the middle, my outfits are much more subdued and dressed down (and boring), as I seem to have conformed to my surroundings (no one seems to dress up where I live, nor in the circles I move in) and lifestyle (no longer heading out every weekend to clubs and parties). I am drawn to pieces that have something unique about it, be it the fabric (love textiles, which is probably why Dries Van Noten & Akira Isogawa are my favourite designers), or cut, an interesting/unexpected detail or a different take on something mundane (eg. Stella McCartney's silk Ging Gang Goolie bomber jacket). My favourite looks are draped, oriental and nautical.
Sorry about the long-winded response!
Favourite purchase of all time?
Ooh! This is a tough one (tic toc tic toc)…probably my Chloe large brown leather bracelet bag, the leather is so incredibly soft…I still can’t stop touching it when I have it with me.
My Akira Isogawa wedding dress (the main picture above, and more pictures if you click on the words)
What’s your beauty routine?
On a very good day (I'm very lazy with my skin): cleanse (morning: Dermalogical Microfoliant, night: SKII cleansing oil to remove makeup), SKII Facial Treatment Essence and Dermalogica Skin Smoothing cream (a smidgen of this moisturiser as it is rich, so I get value for money, haha). I really must find an eye cream (I should have started using this well over 10 years ago, so if anyone has a recommendation, please feel free to share, I have very bad dark undereye circles…)
"Blogs who receive this award are "exceedingly charming," says its authors. The award is a fine one because it focuses not on the glory and fanfare of blogging, but in the PROXIMITY to one another through this online-world. "This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award."
Hrose (if anyone fits the above, it definitely is her, I always look forward to her lovely/long comments, and hope she's having an absolute blast in Paris, where she's currently visiting, am so envious!) only passed it onto one person (me) instead of eight, and I may do the same, if that's ok:
Susanna-Cole of Girlmeets NYC (her beautiful words never cease to inspire me)
i.d. also passed this cute Lemonade Award to me:
I'm going to cheat and stop at five, and give both to:
1. Primoeza (newly found blog, and I love it)
2. H of Candid Cool (one of the first blogs I ever read, and I absolutely love her style and blog)
3. XS (also newfound blog, and I am in absolute awe of her amazing outfit pictures. When I grow up, I wanna take pictures just like that...
4. Mathilde from Notes on Becoming Fearless (haha, yet another newfound blog, but I love her style, her talent for making gorgeous, beautiful & ingenious creations, and her blog)
5. Sunniva of Style Spot (no introductions required)
Thank you all so much who gave me these lovely awards, you are all too kind!
PS. The formatting is driving me nuts (I keep correcting it, but it stubbornly returns to 'crazy' settings', sorry about that guys!)