Monday, 15 November 2010

10 to 10


Why, hello there! That was quite a long absence, but necessary for me to finish my pile of mid-term papers (I'm especially thanking my professors who required two essays for one class...). In the meantime, I have received the "I love your blog" prize from Claire, which is truly an honour especially coming from someone whose blog is amongst my favourites. So here are my answers...

1. Why did you create the blog?

When I started writing this blog, I was finishing my first semester at university, and it was my first time going to school in English. I had more or less proved to myself, through my essays, that my writing was presentable enough to be shown to other people and I finally set up to open the blog I had been thinking about for a while. My goal was to create a blog I would enjoy reading myself, only posting when I had something of interest to present. Another thing is that blogging allows me to share some thoughts and talk about subjects I wouldn't be able to touch with most of my friends, especially when it comes to clothing and fashion.

2. What kind of blogs do you follow?

I mainly follow blogs written by people who let their personality show through their words. I do like photos and images (a lot!), but I also like being told about discoveries and stories. I think it is the conversational aspect of blogs that often attract me. The first blog I followed was Ringo, Have a Banana! and it still is amongst my favourites.

3. Favourite makeup brand?

I really like makeup although my approach to it is quite minimal. From rummaging through my 'beauty box' I came to the conclusion that most of the beauty products I frequently use are from Clinique (I wear the powder foundation and the black honey sheer lipstick almost everyday), but I also like MAC for their eyeshadows (especially in satin taupe and graphology, the latter as eyeliner) and NARS for the infamous velvet matte lip pencil.

4. Favourite clothing brand?

Most of the clothing I buy is vintage or second-hand, but I realized that the brand that comes up the most often is, surprisingly, Gap! And most of what I own from there is from the shirt variety and second-hand, go figure! But if I had a job, the new clothing I would buy would mainly be APC, their collections really appeal to my taste.

5. Your indispensable makeup product?

I have two: Dr. Haushka's Normalizing Day Oil and Burt's Bees Pomegranate lip balm. The oil drastically changed my skin. It originally was dry and prone to acne and is now comfortable and presentable without makeup.

6. Your favourite colour?


7. Your perfume?

The only perfume I currently own is Kiehl's Essential Oil in Grapefruit. Two perfumes I would consider wearing (I am yet to make my decision) are Dior's Diorissimo (my mother's perfume, it smells like lily-of-the-valley) or Diptyque's Olène as it smells of jasmine. I do like perfumes that have a natural, recognizable, subtle scent.

8. Your favourite movie?

That's too difficult! I'll say Sunset Boulevard because I like everything that's nostalgic and old Hollywood, but if you ask me tomorrow I'd probably say something else, ha!

9. What county would you like to visit and why?

It's not very 'exotic', but I would really like to visit England. It started with my fascination for the Queen when I was 3 and has never left me even though I don't have much interest in the royal family anymore (ok, ok, it's an off and on guilty pleasure!). Other than that, I'd be very interested in visiting Russia as I find it's a country that has a very intriguing history and architecture.

10. Make the last question and answer to yourself: Camille, why do you keep talking about getting a cat, stalking your neighbours' cats, but not getting a cat yourself, you cat-lady?

Ok, ok, I will!

And I am sending my love to:

Indian Summer Vintage

My Favorite Color Is Shiny

Ringo, Have a Banana!

An Apple A Day

A Clock Without Hands

Capture the Castle

Discotheque Confusion


The Vamoose

Are You Awake?


  1. So great. I love Diptyque's Olene as well and I might have to try the Hauschka Normalizing day oil. And obvs APC - I think that's been everyone's answer so far! I would love to go to Russia, but as someone pointed out, my romantic perception of it is of a Russia that doesn't actually exist.

  2. Claire: Same for me, my conception of Russia is probably more historical than realistic, but I would actually enjoy rectifying it, see what it's like. As for trying the Normalizing day oil, if you want to see if the product works for you, I suggest looking for the small testers the company makes. They're not available everywhere, but they last long enough to see if the product is compatible with your skin etc. etc. x


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