Gorgeous and intelligent bloggers Wendy from Wendy Brandes Jewelry, Diabolina from My Super Sweet Fashion Diary, Nini from Nini's Style and Miss Cavendish have all been so kind to mention me in their stellar (and highly addictive) fashion blogs. I hardly go a single day without visiting their fabulous blogs.
Miss Cavendish has tagged me. Here are the guidelines:
1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention; add a question of your own.
2. Tag eight other un-tagged people.
What is your current obsession? Leather jackets by Rick Owens.
Good coffee place? My favorite coffee of all time has to be from Kauai, Hawaii. Until my next visit, I'll have to settle for Starbucks.
Do you nap a lot? Yes, when I can. I love to sleep! (My husband calls me a bear because I like to hibernate.)
Who was the last person you hugged? My husband.
What are your pet peeves? Wet socks, toothpicks dangling from mouths, smelly people, and incompetence.
What was the last thing you bought? An Oscar de la Renta jacket and a Chloe jacket from a consignment store.
What are you listening to right now? Nothing. I don’t actively put on music—my husband does, so it’s usually Z100. But I did just watch Phantom on Broadway, so my mind is replaying the entire soundtrack.
What is your favourite weather? Sunny 75-80 degree weather.
What’s on your bedside table? Obama’s autobiography, Dreams From My Father (it’s amazing).
Say something to the person/s who tagged you. I’d love to see an outfit of yours—one that you would teach in.
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be? London.
Favorite vacation spot? Any major European city: Rome, Florence, Rome, etc.
Name the things you can’t live without. My dictionary, lotion and sunblock (I have very dry skin), belts, common sense, my wedding band, coffee and tea, intellectual discourse, and other people’s fashion blogs.
What would you like to have in your hands right now? A Rick Owens jacket, the black glossy Fendi dress from the spring 09 show (it’s absolutely heavenly), and a white snakeskin Miu Miu bag.
What is your favourite tea flavour? English Breakfast or something black and hearty. Actually my favorite Afghan restaurant in New York City (it’s called Bamiyan) makes the most exquisite cardamom and rose petal tea called Shir-Chay. I’d drink this forever if I could.
What would you like to get rid of? My innate pessimism, clutter, and incompetence.
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? To the top of a pyramid in Egypt.
What did you want to become as a child? A writer.
What's your favorite brand of jeans? I don’t have a single favorite brand, but I do like Silence + Noise (from Urban Outfitters), Current/Elliot, Rock and Republic, and Citizens of Humanity.
What style trend is the hardest one for you to adopt? I have to say the harem pant look. I absolutely hate the saggy crotch look, but I did recently buy a jumpsuit that has that harem pant look without the saggy crotch.
Twitter or Facebook? I’ve never twittered, so I have to say Facebook.
I'm tagging Style Sophisticate (another fresh-faced blogger I adore), Mode Junkie (who is adorable and creative), The Little Fashion Treasury (always so sweet and has impeccable taste), and Brook & Lyn (whose edginess I try but fail to emulate).