Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Questions, Answers and Pretty Pictures

I was tagged by Tickety Boo Tupney in one of those Q and A things. It seems as good an excuse as any to take a study break. I was going to post pictures related to the questions but that seemed like too much work, so here are my answers as well as some random pictures.

Why did you create the blog?
It seems like such a long time ago since I started this blog, but looking at my blog history it hasn’t even been a year! I was already reading a few vintage blogs at that time, and found them very inspiring. For those of you who don’t know, I am currently working towards getting a Bachelors degree in Mathematics. It is a lot of work and not much fun, so blogging is a way for me to escape for a little while into a world of pretty things. I don’t think I would have continued on with this blog if it weren’t for the amazing online vintage community. You guys really are fabulous!

What Kind of Blogs do you follow?
I follow a lot of vintage blogs, some sewing/crafting blogs and a few book related blogs. I am always on the lookout for new blogs to add to my list. My only requirement is that the blog must have pretty pictures :D

Favourite makeup brand?
I have a slight chemical sensitivity, so I don’t wear much makeup on a daily basis. But when I do wear makeup MAC is my favourite brand. I also like Suncoat, which makes some great natural cosmetics.
Favourite clothing brand?
Don’t really have one? I think one of the exciting things about wearing vintage, is that it is all about the individual piece of clothing, rather than a brand name. I love finding old dresses that were handmade, and I love making my own clothes. If I had to pick, maybe Chanel? Although I have never actually owned any real Chanel.

Your Indispensable makeup products?
My daily makeup routine consists of MAC foundation, Suncoat mascara, and cornstarch (used as a facepowder). Those would be my top three, but maybe also a good red lipstick for special occasions (or just when I want to feel pretty).

Your favourite colour?
Anything colour other than orange. I don’t really have a favourite colour, but I hate most shades of orange.
Your Perfume?
Most perfumes react oddly with my body chemistry, so I have found Burberry is one of the few I can actually wear. Anything else tends to smell weird on me. For daily use, I have a mixture of cinnamon oil, clove oil, orange oil, and homemade vanilla extract. It smells like Christmas!

Your Favourite Film?
Gosh, this is a hard one... I don’t really have a “favourite”, but for the purpose of this I will say “A Lady of Chance”. It is that last silent film Norma Shearer made. It is super cute film, with a good sense of humour, a feisty heroine and gorgeous outfits. What more could you ask for?
What Country would you like to visit and why?
I have always wanted to visit Britain. I would love to see the scenery in parts of Scotland, and the vintage shops in London! I would also like to see more of Canada. I have lived here all my life, but it’s a big country!

To be chosen by blogger…
Favourite Author? I have a profound love of books. And by love I mean addiction... Seriously, I have no more room! Why do I keep buying more books?! My favourite authors would have to include Agatha Christie, Raymond Chandler, PG Wodehouse, Arthur Conan Doyle, Lewis Carroll, and Dan Needles.
I am supposed to tag people to pass this onto, but I really can't decide who to pass it to. So if you want to do a post answering these questions feel free! I would love to read your answers, so leave me a link if you decide to fill this thing out :)


  1. Great to read your answers - and I love you choice of authors! Have never heard of Dan Needles though, so will need to check him out :)

  2. Cornstarch as face powder? Hmm - i might have to give that a whirl!


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