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Friday, 17 September 2010

The lovely Vicky at Lady Bug Says... recently tagged me with the following and it seemed like the perfect thing for a late night Friday blog post:

What is your favourite fashion accessory?
I do love a good accessory but I think my favourite has to be earrings as they're the only thing I'm never to be found without. I have two permanent piercings (tragus in my right ear, helix in my left) and quite the array of "proper" earrings to go in my normal piercings.

Some of the collection

Who's your fashion role model? (In real life and YouTube/Blogging)
Oh god, here's where I fail as a fashion blogger. I don't have one. There are certain people who I think always look lovely but I'm not them, so why would I want to dress like them?

What do you always carry with you?
Phone, purse, keys, a book, lots of other assorted crap.

What would you describe your style as?
Hmmm. Eclectic? Feminine but never pink? I don't think it's particularly easy to define but that's how I like it.

Favourite: jeans, sunglasses or heels?
Heels. You may have noticed that I'm a specs wearer so I can't really do sunglasses (prescription sunnies cost a sodding fortune) and jeans don't form quite as an essential part of my wardrobe as they used to.

What inspired you to blog about fashion?
Chatting to the girls from the MSE fashion thread and my big weightloss got my interest in clothes sparked off, then I discovered the world of blogging and decided to dive in! I still don't like to wholely class this as a fashion blog because I waffle on about other stuff, but that, in a nutshell, is how the blog got started.

What is your favourite fashion store/shop?
I swither. I'm far more drawn by the actual piece of clothing than the overall store so most places are now on my shopping radar, and I do like to grab anything that takes my eye in charity shops and car boot sales. I always seem to find something I like in Dorothy Perkins though and I do really like the brands they stock (Uttam, Purple etc). Plus they strike the right sort of price/quality balance for basics like long sleeved tshirts and vests and their jeans fit me jolly nicely.

What is your favourite fabric in clothing?
I don't have a particular favourite but I'm very partial to strokable things like lovely knits and fake fur. I want more tweed and cord in my life at the moment please. And for sheer comfort value you can't beat a bit of grey marl.

Still really want this coat!

Who is your favourite designer?
I fail yet again. I know sod all about designers. If I had the sort of budget that allowed me to indulge in designer clothing then I'd probably pay more attention but I suppose I just don't see the point in spending a lot of time thinking and reading about something that's never going to be attainable for me.

Who/what inspires your style?
Clothes do. I buy what I like and then I work out how to wear it all together. I don't often copy a look from anyone else, just because I don't often think it would work for me, or more likely I don't have the same sort of items in my limited wardrobe!

What would you choose to do - buy something in high quality or make it yourself if you could?
Well a quick rummage through my wardrobe reveals no items of high quality and one handmade thing so I guess I'm going with handmade. I would love to improve my sewing skills enough to be able to make more complicated things as I'm a total sucker for unique looking things made with interesting fabrics. I do hanker after owning something properly designer at some point though.

And I'd like to tag:



  1. 'There are certain people who I think always look lovely but I'm not them, so why would I want to dress like them?'

    YES. This is so refreshing to hear - it is one thing to be inspired and enjoy looking at other peoples' style, but to use another person as a fashion role model or idol is often just a bit weird!

  2. Great interview and answers!


  3. Dear Alex, thank you very much for the tag. I shall enjoy doing that. Loved your answers and those shoes are divine! Have a great weekend, speak soon xx

  4. Jeez,I'm a bit behind-dunno what happened there!Have just been catching up!
    I like these kind of tags,it's fab to find out more about you!Darling,I wear those sunglasses that go over specs,as I am very light sensitive.They aren't all hideous,just a bit bulky,but as I need them to drive without running into things in the sunlight,I don't really care! I just got some new ones for a good price-would you like a pair?? I could send some over.....
    Feck I love those tealy-blue shoes.

  5. Great question/answer!! I love that you are so down to earth. You like what you like, and that makes you happy =)

    And thanks for tagging me. I'll get to work on that!

  6. This was a fun read. You are certainly very interesting! I do adore interesting! And I also adore those shoes. Wow. They are awesome.

    heart: miss furnellie

  7. Lovely honest answers Alex!!

  8. It’s interesting what you said about fashion role models and designers, I spent so many years of my life obsessing over fashion, to a point where I knew all the designers that mattered and were in Vogue, but ultimately had unrealistic wants and now I look back and think really?

    Now I feel I actually appreciate just clothes, in general, I was in Dorothy Perkins the other day and saw the Purple stand, you’re right those clothes are really lovely. I also quite like some of the stuff in the concessions at New Look too x

  9. Totally with you on earrings. I have SO many pairs!

  10. Great answers, Alex and I'm delighted to learn a new word, "swither". I shall use that sometime. xxx

  11. wow. you have such a lovely jewellery collection. love those shoess

  12. p.s i would LOVE to know where those shoes are fromx

  13. Great answers, and beautiful heels!

  14. Those heels are stunning! Where did you get them from, if you don't mind me asking?

    And also the coat - I love it! You have such fabulous taste!


  15. Oooh thanks for the tag, I shall take it away and store it for a future post :D

    Also those shoes are AMAZING!!!!!

    Sal xXx

  16. great post my dear! loved learning more about you :) x

  17. Those shoes are stunning! Love them. Also love your answer about designer fashion - I feel the same way! It all feels a bit irrelevant. x

  18. I need to re-kindle my love of earrings! Great answers Alex!

  19. Er, enlighten me please. What are 'tragus' and 'helix'? Have you got 2 new puss cats that you've been keeping quiet about?
    Z xx


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