Eight Questions

(Image explanations from top: My sister and I in Greece ages ago, Sigur Ros, Me at LFW a couple of seasons ago taken by Refinery 29 - see here, photobooth images with my Uni friends, a still from the rather wonderful September Issue and my friends and I on the last day of high school)

Madeleine from Swellegant Ponderlings has tagged me to answer these eight questions, and I never play with these things so I thought it was high time that I changed that!

1. What never fails to cheer you up?
My Mum and Sister (who's birthday it is today, Happy Birthday Em!) in hysterics dancing around or singing Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler at the top of our voices. Or my baby neice Ruby's smiley face.

2. If you could live one day of your life over again what would it be?
The first time we went to Latitude in 2008 and we saw Sigur Ros, it was just a pretty much perfect few days, this day is also one of the reasons behind my tattoo. Again it was with my Mum and my Sister who are always the most fun!

3. What do you like best about yourself?
I think I'd say my confidence these days, all the way through High School I was the geeky girl with glasses (and then braces...) and good grades who was ridiculously shy, I never even put my hand up in lesson and kept firmly within my group of friends who I had been friends with since Primary School...

But then in Sixth Form the braces came off, the contact lenses went in and my friends went their separate ways (even though we're all still bestest friends) so I had to make a whole new circle of friends. I then decided to run for Head Girl and got voted in, went on various trips abroad with people I didn't know, got chucked into Uni halls with strangers and most recently moved to London for 6 months for an internship and got thoroughly chucked in at the deep end of the fashion industry. All put together I am now a much more confident person who is more than happy chatting to strangers and showing my face on a blog!

4. What would you change about yourself?
My eyesight, I have ridiculously bad vision and would love to be able to read what I'm putting on my head in the shower!

5. What have you enjoyed most about blogging?
I love being able to talk about whatever I like without the confines of someone looking over my shoulder or editing. I also love the community feel of it all, I chat to you guys more than my real life friends!

6. Who or what is your ultimate source of inspiration?
Young creative people, there's nothing better than seeing someone your ages producing something amazing. London Fashion Week is also a bit special.

7. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be?
Home. I'm coming across as such a homebody in this post! I do just have the most fun with my family... Plus my bed is incredibly comfy!

8. Who would you invite to your ideal dinner party?
Let's go with... Anna Wintour, Grace Coddington, Ross Noble, Wayne Coyne, Sigourney Weaver, Josie Long, Mary Portas, Nick Frost and Joseph Gordon Levitt. It would be the oddest dinner party ever but I'd have fun.

Sorry for this turning out to be a bit heartfelt!
Now, I've got to tag eight bloggers to answer these questions! You don't have to answer but if you fancy it, go for it!

I choose:
Winnie of Diamond Canopy
Gem of Gem Fatale
Selina of Flying Saucer
Alex of Alex Loves

I can only choose 8 bloggers but I wanted to choose so many more so even if you're not on this list and you fancy answering them, go for it!

P.S. Looks like I'm off down to London on Thursday for some exciting things, if anyone fancies a cheeky meet up, fling me an email!


  1. Happy Birthday to your Sister and my eyesight is pretty bad too, i am shortsighted and my degree is quite high, this is a fabulous Q&A I LOVE it, it's interesting to know more about you :)), you are as marvellous as your blog :)), wishing you a fabulous day :)), xoxo

  2. Great pics, and I loved reading all of your answers x


  3. That was really nice to read, I'm glad you're feeling more confident these days :) I'm certainly more confident than the introverted quite girl I was at school, at least I hope I am a bit.
    I think I'm gonna do this and post it on my non blogger blog, it's friends only tho, would add u if u had an LJ account..

  4. I like reading your answers. :)

  5. By the way happy bday to Ur sister! :D

  6. Ohhh, I would LOVE to be in my bed right now! I also love that you were nerdy back in the day - nerd girls unite!

  7. Great Q&A!!!

    I love all of the old pics too.

  8. great post, love all the pics

    D E G A I N E


  9. Lovely Q&A! I hear you on the eyesight, though mine is distance (which is perhaps, quite fortunate since I'm much more frequently picking up things to read close-up), still, I'm always having to unearth my glasses if something good is on TV, or to see a movie, or drive ... of course, my not being able to see well has had some humorous results, like when I was watching some performance and mistook puppets for "funny looking children", as I said to my friend! :D

    Okay, I'm rambling now, sorry. Belated thanks for your comment!


  10. I'm happy you did this :) I like getting to know more about you!

    Delightful Bitefuls

  11. Oh what fun.

    I was the loud one at school and NOW I'm shy(er) I feel I'm going backwards... perhaps always sitting in reverse? Ugh, Cheryl Cole Moment.


  12. Loved reading your answers! x

  13. Fabulous post! Lovely blog, I'm your newest follower!

  14. Really like your answers, hehe, enjoyed reading them!

  15. Hey that is a great post and great extra insight into our lovely Clare. Happy Birthday to your sister. Hope you all had lovely celebrations with her. Ahh you are in town tomorrow. Would love to see you this time I am too busy. Have a great time. See you next time. Xxxx

  16. the first picture is adorable!

  17. great pics! I especially love the second one!
    you have all the reason to be confident!

    p.s. thannnk you for the lovely comment:)

  18. Your shy girl to confident girl story made me smile.

    Nice answers :)

    Dress Rehearsal

  19. ooh, love this post,I'll have to have a go haha :)

    I'm going down to London on Thursday! It's the first time I've even been, so it's inevitable I'll be wandering around lost :)



  20. I like this
    it's very cool
    and I love your pic with the white top and dark trousers =)



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