01 December 2010

Inside the Blogger's Studio

Prettied up this post with a Santry snow pic...

I am possibly a little over-excited about being tagged for the first time by the fabliss Red Lemonade. But having done 3 victory laps of the office, I think I’m sufficiently settled to let the Q&A commence…

Why did you create the blog?

The blog itself is pretty new but the seed has been germinating for a while, ever since I accompanied Jen from The Lady Loves Books to the last Irish Blog Awards and had the most wonderful time at the Longlex Ladies Tea Party, surrounded by charming, witty and altogether fabulous female bloggers.

What kind of blogs do you follow?
Good ones! Mostly Irish: varying from beauty (like beaut.ie, obvs, and mwah.ie and Nailish Ramblings and lovelygirliebits) to fashion (FashMob, Sonya Goulding, What She Wears, Style Siren ), to a bit of culture (The Lady Loves Books, dublinculture) and personal/lifestyle blogs like Rosemary MacCabe’s and my tagger today, Red Lemonade. She’s given me a whole load of suggestions too with her answer to this question. (Disclaimer! I also follow a load of other great blogs too so please don't be offended if I haven't included you here, there are just too many to list out everyone I read.)
Favourite make up brand?
Oh now this is tricky since I am a self-confessed make-up junkie. I love a bit of Chanel, I do, so if I can only pick one I’d probably go for that. Although I’d probably pick Lancome for mascara and MAC for eyeshadow, and … actually this is an impossible question. I’m just going to stop here.
Favourite clothing brand?
I love all of the high street in equal measure.

Your indispensable make up product?
These days probably some sort of radiance boosting lotion or potion. Although I don’t do things by half measures; if I’m wearing make-up I’ll wear several products or none at all. If I could only wear one then I’d just go with a good lip balm.

Favourite colour?
Pale blue –  that duck egg sorta colour. I don’t wear it; I just like to surround myself with it whenever possible.

Your perfume?
Chanel No 5. I have about 3 bottles on the go. I also like Chanel Allure and am deeply desirous of Chanel Beige, which is one of the pricey les exclusifs de Chanel. In the summer I like something a bit citrus-y and last year that was Chanel’s Cristalle Eau Verte. And to break the Chanel theme I really like the Harvey Nichols own label perfume, HN.

Your favourite film?

Withnail and I. And The Big Lebowski, Disco Pigs, The Breakfast Club, Hotel Rwanda, Clerks, True Romance, Romper Stomper and Morvern Callar. I also like quite a lot of horror movies. 
What country would you like to visit and why?
I want to visit lots of countries but Japan is probably top of the list, because it seems like such a colourful, exciting, beautiful mash-up of the modern and traditional.

Write the last question and answer it yourself: was this as much fun as you thought it would be? Hell yeah.

Consider thyself tagged, Rosemary MacCabe, Sonya Goulding and Jen of The Lady Loves Books. Have at it!


Cris said...

Snow photo = beautiful. So thanks :).

Girl About Town said...

Love posts like these, it's so great to peek inside someone else's head if you know what I mean!!!

fluff and fripperies said...

@Cris Thanks for stopping by Cris; glad you like the photo - it's the view I'm greeted with every day at the moment, as I'm walking to and from the bus stop!

fluff and fripperies said...

@Girl About Town, our comments must have been posted at almost the same time! Thanks for the note, glad you liked the post. I know exactly what you mean and love the little snippets you can glean about people from random Q&As...

Eadaoin said...

I love these kinds of posts, always fantastic to read a bit more about the bloggers I like! We just watched the Big Lebowski again last night, it never gets old, I'm glad to see it on your list!

the incredible MULQ said...

I love Channel perfumes and I've never caught a wiff of Chanel Beige. I must go immediately to the nearest perfumery for an auld smell!

fluff and fripperies said...

@the incredible MULQ, it's gorgeous! As far as I know they only have it at BTs.

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fluff and fripperies said...

Thank you, that's very nice of you to say!

Jen said...

Oh my, I'm just seeing that I'm tagged here. Almost a year later!!