One of my favorite bloggers, the lovely Robin from En Voyage, gave me the “I love your blog” prize. Thank you very much. Now, it is my turn to pass on this prize and answer the questions.
The rules of the prize are:
– Do an entry with the prize.
– Answer the questions.
– Give the prize to 10 blogs.
1. Why did you create the blog?
There are many reasons why I revived this blog. One of them is due to the deletion of my favorite fashion/style blog (S, please come back!). I found it terrible hard to find a fashion blogs that met my demands. I didn’t seem to find a substitute for a blog that I’d been slavishly following for one year. And because I couldn’t find the kind of blog I wanted to read, I decided to create one myself. The revival of Dead Fleurette is also a reaction to the excessive consumption amongst the
majority of fashion bloggers. And I must admit that I missed the blogosphere.
In a post called ‘Oh no, not another fashion blog‘ published back in July, I explained the reincarnation of this blog and closed the post with this conclusion: “So, I guess the revival is my attempt to create the fashion blog I am constantly searching for. And I guess I am using the blog to deal with depression, loneliness and low self-esteem as well as hoping to inspire someone out there to stop shopping the planet to death. Blogging keeps my mind occupied.”
2. What kind of blogs do you follow?
I follow blogs that somehow inspire me. Most of the blogs I follow share the same aesthetic and taste as me (they’re all on my blog roll!). I also follow some witty blogs, food blogs and blogs about great spots in Paris (for all of my future trips to Paris. I can’t just eat all of my meals at Le Progrès..). But as for what kind of blogs I occasionally visit, I visit blogs that coincidentally annoy the hell out of me. (Unfortunately, they bring out my inner barbarian, lol..)
3. Favorite makeup brand?
Max Factor for mascaras – I have seriously tried every single mascara from Max Factor, and they are all equally brilliant. Incredible and perfect for asian eyes and eyelashes. Estee Lauder for concealer and Bare Escentuals for mineral makeup.
4. Favorite clothing brand?
Isabel Marant, COS, Celine, A.P.C., Vanessa Bruno, Dries Van Noten, Balenciaga, Helmut Lang, Repetto, Martin Margiela, American Vintage, The Kooples, Surface to air, Comptoir des Cotonniers ++
5. Your indispensable makeup product:
I cannot live without my concealer, my black eyeshadow for my eyebrows (eyebrow powders usually come in brown, which is too light for my black eyebrows!), and perhaps my mascara. And oh, not a makeup product but I cannot live without Neutrogena SPF 100 sunblock.
6. Your favorite color:
At the moment, I adore burgundy.
7. Your perfume:
Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel, because it’s my mom’s signature scent and nothing is better than my dear mom’s scent. Like mother, like daughter<
8. Your favorite film:
Oh no, I hate this question. I’m a cinephile and it is completely impossible for me to point out only one favorite movie. But I can point out some of my favorite movie makers: Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Sofia Coppola, Christophe Honoré, Pedro Almodovar, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumback, Stanley Kubrick, Quentin Tarantino, Michelangelo Antonioni, Luis Buñuel, David Lynch, Claude Chabrol, Jim Jarmusch, Alfred Hitchcock +++
But if I must point out one movie, I’d say ‘The Dreamers’ by Bertolucci, which is one of my many favorite movies. The movie is set in Paris during the student riots of 1968, and it’s about three young cinephiles. The story and the game between the main characters are definitely an allusion to Jean Cocteau’s ‘Les enfants terribles’ (which is one of my favorite books too!). It’s a movie that sums up my passion for le cinema. The fact that I recognize every movie, quote, allusion and movie soundtrack that pervade the whole movie must be some sort of sign.
9. What country would you like to visit and why?
I want to travel to Singapore because I want to see and be in the cleanest place in the entire world. Actually, I was supposed to travel to Singapore next summer. My mom had booked the tickets, but due to illness in my family, we cancelled the trip.
10. Make the last question and answer to yourself: What is your greatest ambition in life?
Devenir immortel… et puis mourir. (Translation: To become immortal.. and then die.)
And the 10 blogs I give the prize to:
Danica from Oh, hello there
Maria from Vanilla Scented
Prêt à Porter P
Malia from Muoti Mielessä
Koko from Res Pulchrae
Miss Woo from Cheapskate Chic
Stevie from Discotheque Confusion
Ringo, have a banana!