Liebster Award

thisischichi liebster awardIn the past couple of days I’ve recieved the Liebster award twice from Street or Chic and The Chic Times Magazine. Firstly thank you to both these bloggers and also a little thanks to twitter as this is an example of the many opportunities it has opened up to my blog and I. If you’re not familiar with the Liebster award it is one focused on bringing attention to the smaller, newer and ‘up and coming’ blogs by only giving eligibility to those bloggers with under 200 twitter followers. It involves answering 11 questions, nominating 11 bloggers and writing them a new set of questions. I’ll be answering the questions from both bloggers.

What inspired you to start your blog?
The idea for a blog came from Pose Blog and Its on with Allegra and from that point forward having a blog just seemed like an outlet for one of my main interests. It does annoy me slightly that there are so many girls out there starting a blog just for press samples i.e. ‘freebies’ or for internet fame. In my opinion good content can only be produced when the blogger is actually passionate about the subject, not just to feed exactly what brands and readers want.

What is your favourite blog post you’ve written and why?
Red kimono and leather skirtProbably ‘Zen Garden: Black lace and red silk” because it was such a fun outfit and I really experimented with the editing for it.

What are your favourite type of blog posts to write?
I really love writing runway reviews such as my latest Valentino Pre-fall ’15 post, despite the fact that these are the least well received by my readers?! Its also always enjoyable putting together DIY tutorials or showing you the garments I make because it encourages me to be more creative with my sewing etc and to put aside more time to creating elements of my wardrobe rather than just buying it. You can see my DIY plaid pinafore here.

What do you love about blogging?
I like the chance to create content related to things that inspire me and the industry that I am passionate about working in. It is also a tool to communicate and connect with others who have the same interests.

One word to describe your blog?
This is the hardest question given to me from either bloggers! It would probably be better answered by one of my readers to please leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Describe your fashion?
I like wearing a lot of black accented with pieces of bold pattern or prints. Most of my wardrobe is vintage or second hand because good quality fabrics are cheaper that way and items are more individual.

Who is your favourite blogger and why?
Such a tough question as there are so many that I find utterly inspiring so I must make a post on this soon. To pick one it’d be Luanna from Le Happy purely because she is one of the only bloggers that can’t write a post I dislike.

Favourite Instagramer?
@leannewoodfull  from thunderandthreads.com
and @ameliabreading from heartshapedrose.blogspot.co.uk (one of my nominees)

An item you’re currently lusting over?
The bras at Lonely Label (images from their instagram)
lonely lingerie

What three items do you always carry in your handbag?
Besides the obvious phone, wallet, keys etc I always carry a lipstick with me; I have to be having a really rough day not to be wearing any. Also headphones and my NUS card because I couldn’t live without music or student discount.

What is a beauty product you would repurchase again and again?
Mac mineralise skin finish bronzer (I’m currently saving up for the highlighter) and Maybelline dream matte mouse foundation.

Tell us one random fact about yourself.
I am studying towards an Art Foundation diploma next year

Describe your dream holiday
I’ve always wanted to go to Morocco or Turkey because the culture and architecture looks so beautiful with lots of chances to browse markets and explore interesting new places.

Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter?
Autumn without a doubt! Its my favourite season as nature becomes so colourful and you get to wear a/w clothing without feeling too cold. I would choose layering knitwear and leather jackets and chunky boots over summery clothing any day.

London, Paris or New York?
London. Everything exciting I go to seems to be there (concerts, exhibitions, events, shopping, job opportunities etc) so I tend to get the idea that London is the centre of the universe, therefore I am naturally a bit biased to this question.

If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
To the 1960s to go to Woodstock for dirt cheap, to the 90s so I could meet teenage Leonardo Dicaprio and to Ancient Egypt for the culture.

In return I nominate the following bloggers:
nominees 1

thewindofinspiration.com & jinaesthetics.blogspot.com & mamablogger.co.uk

nominees 3

hopecoyne.blogspot.co.uk & heartshapedrose.blogspot.co.uk & theycallmetrue.com

nominees 2

intheeyeof-this.blogspot.co.uk & megswardrobe.blogspot.co.uk & wheninwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

If you choose to accept this nomination, here are the rules:
Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their blog.
Answer the questions you have been asked.
Nominate 11 bloggers with under 200 followers on twitter.
Ask them 11 questions of your own.
Notify them that they have been nominated.

Here are your questions:
What is your favourite fashion designer?
What would you describe your blogging ‘niche’ as?
Do you prefer autumn/winter collections or spring/summer?
What is your favourite item in your wardrobe?
What’s your dream job?
Do you see fashion as an art form or a commercial product?
Where do you find inspiration the most?
Whats your favourite city that you’ve visited?
If you could go one place in the world, where would it be?
Whats your favourite blog post that you’ve ever written?
Whats your favourite form of social media?

Chichi

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