A few days ago Candy from the fashion culture blog, Candy Says sent me a tweet letting me know she nominated me for a Liebster Award. While it's always a treasure to be nominated for anything, I must admit I had to find out exactly what it entailed. Turned out, it's a two fold award. It's a great way for people to find out more about the person behind the blog nominated by answering a set of questions and in turn to for bloggers to introduce other bloggers to their readers. Such a sweet, fun idea. So here goes, these are the questions I was asked.
Q. If you could go into one shop and have anything and everything you wanted for free, which shop would it be?
A. Any vintage shop in and around Soho in NYC. Ohhh, the luxuries you'd find.
Q. Which mascara do you use?
A. Dior Show---once you try it, you will never use another brand again.
Q. Which fashion house would you most like to work for.
A. Stella McCartney, she has a killer eye for clean lines----and maybe I could get her father so sing me "Let it Be"
Q. Who influences your style?
A. I wouldn't say I have style, but if I had to pick one person who always is on her game, it's Alexa Chung.
Q. What would you typically wear on a first date?
A. For the unmarried, I would recommend a flowy blouse, black coated skinny's and pointy heels with your best shade of lipstick.
Q. Eyes or lips; or are you one of those brave people who emphasize both?
A. Lips every time, see above.
Q. Do you have something hanging in your wardrobe that you've never worn?
A. Yes, a skin tight grey Narciso Rodriquez dress that left nothing to the imagination. Never worn because I decided I want to leave a lot to the imagination. That's the best part.
Q. Do you have a favorite pair of shoes?
A. No. I never discriminate against my shoes.
Q. What cheers you up when you are sad?
A. My husband's laugh. I wish you could hear it, it's a good one.
Q. If you won a holiday for two, who would take you with you and where would you go?
A. Easy peesy. My husband, Zermatt---we'd have ice wine at the top of the Swiss Alps with a killer view of the Italian Alps. Best place in the world.
Q. What's your favorite thing about blogging?
A. Meeting wonderfully, creative and kind people I don't believe I would have otherwise met outside of these channels.
Now for blogs I'm coveting, I nominate you:
Here are my questions:
What do you love most about your life?
Dog or Cat lover?
East Coaster or West Coaster?
What would you say to President Obama if you ran into him at Starbucks tomorrow?
What is your "go to" uniform?
Jimmy Kimmel or Jimmy Fallon?
Favorite city in the world?
If you had a trust fund to give to only one charity for the rest of your life, which one would it be?
*photo of Kate Arends via