sharing the love (part 1)

I’ve had this blog for quite some time now, and in its earliest incarnation on Blogger, it was just a place for me to talk about what happened in my day. It was basically a repository of all the ramblings of my teenage self. Years after I’d left it dormant, I resurrected it into what it is today. I wish I blogged more often, but it’s still gratifying to know that somewhere out there, people are actually chancing upon my blog and enjoying reading it. And even though I started this mostly for myself, it’s great to feel like part of a community.

And today, I’ve received some love from a few cool girls who nominated me for a Liebster Award! The award is designed to help bloggers gain recognition and support from other bloggers, whether they be newbies or veterans. I want to thank Emily of No Repeats or Hesitations and Anna of All Chanel Girls for nominating me!

Liebster Award

The Rules

♥︎  You have to link back to the person that nominated you.
♥︎  You must answer all 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
♥︎  After completing these questions you must nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers and give them 11 questions of your choice.
♥︎  You must not nominate the person who nominated you.
♥︎  You must let your nominees know that they have been nominated and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it.

Since I received the nomination from two people, I have 2 sets of 11 questions to answer! So, I’ve decided to combine them all on this one post. This is actually quite fun and reminds me of my younger years when we used to pass notebooks around with questions in them that we had to answer. It could be anything as silly as “What’s your favorite color Skittle?” or something as serious as “What would you like to be when you grow up?” Sometimes asking yourself those random questions makes you more aware of yourself. Anyway, let’s get right on to the answers!

My Answers

Who are your role models/icons?
I know this sounds really cheesy, but I would have to say my parents. To me, they are the perfect models of kindness, humility, hard work, and love. They now have 31 years of marriage under their belt but are still prone to making googly eyes with each other. They put a lot of younger, newer couples to shame! *laughs* Each successful at what they do, they always remind me to do my very best, keep curious and to never stop learning.

What is your star sign/do you fit under the typical description of your star sign?
I’m a Sagittarius and we are supposed to be the passionate free spirits of the zodiac signs. Always thirsty for knowledge and adventure, we tend to love traveling and new experiences. And while we are generally gregarious and extroverted, we may also have the tendency to be impatient. I would have to say I pretty much fit the bill. Although I would never have thought myself an extrovert in my younger years, I’ve found more and more that I really do enjoy going out and being in good company (but I still enjoy and love my alone time  too!)

Where would you love to travel to in the next 10 years?
The next 10 years? That is a lot of time, I would probably list too many places down, but here are the ones that are definitely on the radar! Bali, Indonesia (which will be stricken off the list when my good friend Yessa gets married there in September 2015!) Machu Picchu. I mean, who doesn’t want to go there? And… Seoul, South Korea, because I’ve been watching too many Korean dramas and have to visit what seems to be the land of infinite cute coffee shops!

Who are your favorite designers?
This could be a trick question because when I hear the word “designers”, I think not only of fashion designers but of designers in different creative fields. If I had a favorite graphic design studio, it might have to be Anagrama from Mexico. A favorite fashion designer would probably be Alexander Wang.

Stripes or plaid?
I would have to go with plaids! There are so many more variations of plaid patterns so it never gets old.

What do you never leave the house without?
My keys, wallet and my iPhone.

What is your favorite part about blogging?
Being able to express myself and reading other people’s blogs and getting to know them little by little through each entry.

If you could swap lives with someone, who would it be and why?
I think I would like to swap lives with President Obama, but only for a day! I just want to feel how it is to have the responsibility for the whole country and partially the world on your shoulders! I say only for a day because I don’t want to screw anything up, I am far from being qualified, of course! *laughs*

What are your favorite magazines/newspapers?
I really like the layout of Harper’s Bazaar and InStyle UK. I love buying Monocle magazines too, but it takes me forever to get through all that material! Well worth the money though, it’s a great way to become more of a global citizen.

Which Instagram accounts are you obsessed with?
Most recently I’ve been loving the posts from @aguynamedpatrick.  He’s always going off someplace cool, all over America too.

What is your favorite type of accessory?
Necklaces. They’re the easiest to change and can spice up even a plain white tee easily. But… if shoes are considered accessories then shoes take first place!

Favourite models?
Recently I’ve been liking Liu Wen! She can go from being very sexy and elegant to tomboyish and casual.

If you could only wear one type of footwear for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Oxfords.

If you could pick one designer to design your wedding dress, who would it be?
Maybe Jason Wu! His silhouettes and details are always interesting.

Instagram or Facebook?
Instagram by far. It’s the first thing I check in the morning before I even roll out of bed.

Favourite fashion photographer?
Is it embarrassing to say I don’t have one because I don’t know enough about them? I do love the photography on Hermes’ advertising though. And a little research says Nathaniel Goldberg and Eric Valli are responsible for a few of the campaigns that I liked. Nathaniel Goldberg has done perhaps the last 4 campaigns for Hermes and regularly does work for magazines. On the other hand, Eric Valli apparently has a couple of Oscars under his belt, and is a photographer for National Geographic! Very cool!

Your perfect weekend outfit?
A relaxed striped tee, skinny jeans and Superga sneakers. Just chill and no frills.

If you weren’t blogging, what would you be doing?
Watching shows on Hulu and Netflix, designing, or reading books/magazines, dreaming up a DIY project

Lipstick or lipgloss?
Lipstick.

Favourite fashion week?
Since I’m currently in New York, I’ll be biased and say New York!

Describe your style in one word.
Ever-changing.

My Nominees

And here are the people I’d like to nominate! These were some blogs I enjoyed when I was browsing for nominees. It’s always fun to find new people to follow. I know some of these people might already have more than 200 followers, but it won’t hurt to add more! Time to share the love!

  1. Love, Kathleen
  2. Red Velvet London
  3. Little Bennet
  4. The Pace Blog
  5. Look at the World Around You
  6. Twenty-something Simple
  7. The Intrepid Blondist
  8. Neutral Insider
  9. My Online Wardrobe
  10. Molly Lodge
  11. Vogavoe

My Questions

  1. What are the 3 places you’d like to visit next?
  2.  Which Instagram accounts are you obsessed with?
  3. If you could wear one type of footwear for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  4. What wouldn’t you want to be caught dead wearing?
  5. What is your favorite city in the world and why?
  6. What’s the last book you read and what did you like about it?
  7. What’s your perfect weekend outfit?
  8. If you could buy any watch in the world, what would it be?
  9. What did you want to be when you were younger and what do you do now? Do they match?
  10. What’s your favorite kind of flower?
  11. What’s your most favorite item of clothing in your closet? It could be an accessory too!

I’m looking forward to reading your answers as well!

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One thought on “sharing the love (part 1)

  1. Thank you so much for the nomination! I’m excited to answer these questions and nominate other bloggers. Also, really glad that this allowed me to stumble upon your blog…loving it!
    Best of luck with everything! 🙂

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