I have to answer the 10 questions and pass it onto 10 of my favourite blogs.
1. Why did you create the blog?
It was so long ago I can't remember...no, ok, I may be an ancient grandma of blogging but I do remember not really knowing exactly what a blog was about 6 years ago and being curious. I had been writing daily for years, but mostly in journals that no one ever saw and a few articles here and there. One day before a trip to Paris I Googled the words Paris, fashion and blog and Elisabeth's blog La Coquette came up first. As soon as I started reading it I remember thinking, "Oh my god, this is amazing/perfect for me/I have got to start one of these blog things immediately!" So I did - and a whole new world opened up for me, (including meeting my now dear friend Elisabeth).
2. What kind of blogs do you follow?
There are (at last count) 129 blogs that I read regularly, with new ones added all the time. I like to see and feel someone's personality through their blog. It just has to be genuine. I like blogs that aren't too narrowly defined usually - I don't read many straight up fashion blogs. I do look at some tumblrs and just image based blogs, but good writing, good original images and a strong personal point of view are what makes a blog stand out to me.
3. Favorite makeup brand?
I'm such a sucker for Chanel nail varnishes, which is totally ridiculous. It's like collecting Barbies - I have to have the new one. Apart from that I don't stick to one brand, or wear much make up, but I like Lipstick Queen lipsticks.
4. Favorite clothing brand?
Is it necessary to explain to regular readers that I've been wearing mostly A.P.C. for the past 18 years?! You'll rarely see me without at least one item from there, but I love wearing Toujours Toi-Family Affairs, Sessun, Steven Alan and basics from Cos or Uniqlo + J as well.
As for the imaginary wishlist: Celine, Dries Van Noten, '90s archive Helmut Lang.
5. Your indispensable makeup product:
Well, it's more makedown or makeoff, but Bioderma Crealine H20 cleanser (from France).
6. Your favorite color:
7. Your perfume:
Summer: En Passant, Frederic Malle.
Winter: Eau Duelle, Diptyque solid perfume.
8. Your favorite film:
Oh god, this is too hard. Today I'll go with Annie Hall because that's the type of mood I'm in.
9. What country would you like to visit and why?
Japan. It has been my dream to go there for so long. Every year I say next year. I will get there - next year.
10. Make the last question and answer to yourself: Why don't you just go to Japan, woman?
OK, I'll make it happen. Ha.
I'm passing this on to the usual suspects (you know who you are) and:
The Thinking Tank
Oh, Hello There
Her Ribbons and Her Bows
Unpretentious Bouquet of Parentheses
Tales of Endearment
Souvenirs of a Girl