I’ve been nominated for the Liebster Award. I admit that I really knew a little about it and how it works, but I think it’s a nice way to connect with other bloggers worldwide.
I received the nomination by Wafaa of Fashion Footprint, a girl who lives in Dubai, travels a lot and sports lovely outfits.
The rules of the award are:
• You must answer all the questions that are given to you.
• Must link back to the person that nominated you.
• Nominate 11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
• Provide the nominees with 11 questions of your choice.
• Must inform nominees of your nomination.
• Provide nominees with a link to your post for more info.
Here are the questions I was given and my answers:
1. Tell us a story behind the scenes of your photo-shoot.
I don’t have a particular story to tell. I usually take photos of the beauty products I review and sometimes, due to cloudy and rainy days the light is terrible so I give up taking a good picture. Then sometimes a ray of light comes out and I stop doing whatever I’m doing and try to take some good photos. Sometimes I succeed while sometimes, by the time I finish to arrange everything, the light disappears. It’s a tough life!
2. What is your favorite last purchased item?
It’s a ring by Maria Francesca Pepe, with a stylized enamel eye and a Swarovski crystal. I have a thing for jewelry with eyes, so I liked this ring at once and now I’m really attached to it. I recently bought the version with the enamel lips.
3. What makes you read a blog post and stick to around this blog?
I think it’s a combination of things: cute photos, readable fonts (some blogger use tiny characters!), and genuine contents. I really don’t like when it’s clear that a blogger writes about something because she’s been payed, without putting anything personal, but just doing “copy and paste”with a press release.
4. Which trend would you like to come back?
We saw the comeback of many trends we considered dead and gone! What I would like to come back is not a specific one, because I’d really like to see more well dressed people. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong period because I miss the time when women and men used to go out well put together. I mean, I see men going to a wedding wearing a t-shirt, a pair of jeans and sneakers; women go to the restaurant carrying a beach bag; exposed bras at work; flip flops everywhere. I swear I once saw a woman wearing a sarong at the theater. Wouldn’t it be better to put an effort and dress more appropriately?
5. What is your favorite movie?
I love so many movies, it’s hard to choose one, but I would say “Match Point”. I watched it many times and I love the soundtrack, with some arias from operas that I really like. And basically all the movies with Leonardo DiCaprio. When I was a child my favorite movie was “Gone With The Wind”, I loved Scarlett O’Hara and her gorgeous clothes. I think my love for fashion started also due to those gorgeous costumes.
6. Which celebrity do you think has a style similar to yours?
I never thought about it, so I really don’t know.
7. Tell us 5 facts about your personality.
I’m shy, I’m touchy (I know that probably is not a good thing, but I can’t help), I used to be a latecomer but now I’m punctual, I love animals and I’m funny!
8. What is the most achievement that you would like to have out of your blog?
Of course I would like to live on my blog, becoming a pro blogger. And I’d like to have the chance to meet interesting people, artists, persons who share my same passions: fashion, music, cinema, art. Can you believe that basically none of my friends is interested in fashion?
9. Tell us about your happiest moment since you’ve started blogging.
Probably when I googled my blog’s name and I found that it was the first entry of the first page. Since the name includes two very common words, “believe” and “style”, the first time I searched it was at the middle of the third page. Of course I had other happy moments, but I remembered this one very well.
But I hope that the best is yet to come!
10. What is the toughest part about blogging?
It’s probably when I lack in inspiration. But, I must admit, when I really put an effort writing a post and it doesn’t get feedback from the readers. Last year I posted about the jewelry of “The Great Gatsby” and for some days the post basically went unnoticed. I was really disappointed! Now that post is regularly among the most popular.
11. What are your favorite pieces of clothing that you could never live without?
Skinny jeans (in dark wash), black pants and leggings, striped long-sleeved t-shirts, something sequined, well cut t-shirts, scarves (because sore throat for me is always around the corner); I prefer wearing pants but every girl needs a dress to wear from day to night. And… does sexy underwear count?
Here are my nominations:
1. One Happy Mess