Jun 20, 2013

Liebster award vol. 1

For my suprise I received not one but two Liebster awards! Thank you so much Cherise from Vintage Follies and Jessica from Jessica´s Vintage! I will answer Jessica´s questions in the next post as well as give you my 11 questions and a list of 11 blogs that I regularly read.

But here are Cherise´s 11 questions and my answers:

1. Who's your style icon and why?
I think I have never had icons of any kind. I get my inspirations from here and there. Some bloggers inspire me and so do my vintage friends. I think my mum has also had influence over me: I´ve inherited my vintage-crazy from her. I just found out that when she was my age, she wore her fathers wartime skiing jacket, paper winter shoes and a paper briefcase.

2. What is your favourite material to work with (in sewing, knitting, crafting)?
It varies from time to time, at the moment though I would say it´s felt.

3. When and where did you first learn to sew/knit/etc.?
I´ve always loved crafts! I have driven my father crazy with my impulsive inspirations since I was very young. He thinks everything should always be well prepaired and thought through and nothing should be done on the spur of the moment as spontaneous things usually fail. I have proven him wrong many times. And many times right.

4. Is there a skill you don't yet master, but would like to learn?
Oh, there are so many! The two biggest ones are knitting and patience for making patterns and sewing clothing from scrap.

5. What inspires you the most in your craft?
I must say 30's and 40's kitschy items. Their bright colors and amazing design. There are also a numerous amount of traditional crafts that just keep on astonishing. They are so pedantically and thoroughly made.

6. If you could only save one piece of clothing from a fire, what would it be?
I think it would be this new sweater my mother made for me. I´m glad she knows how to knit as that is an area unknown to me! This sweater was made with a pattern from a 1940's knitting magazine. We altered the pattern a bit and I picked out some colors and designed the grape pattern on the front.

7. What is your favourite style era and what do you love about it the most?
I think it´s obvious that my favourite era is the 40's as I´ve been going on and on about it so much. I´ve even narrowed my favourite time period down to the late 30's till mid 40's. I do like other periods too, but the flowy swing trousers, knee length a-line skirts and puff or strong military influenced shoulders please my eye the most. And I also feel the most comfortable in clothing like that myself.

8. Where do you mostly get your clothes i.e. do you make them, get them thrifted or buy them new? 
Most of my clothing come from thrift shops, vintage stores or from abroad. And some, mostly knittings are made for me. I also try to hunt vintage clothing in theaters flea market sales. I rarely buy anything new, but I´ve just found the world of reproduction clothing. Highstreet fashion doesen´t literally do it for me. The clothes are usually poorly manufactured and don´t fit or like nowadays there really is nothing for me to buy. It was a bit different a couple years back when vintage and especially the 50's was a big trend.

9. What is your most used/favourite accessory?
I have so many accessories I can´t decide! I try to use them all. I really can´t name a piece of accessory but maybe a group. I rarely wear bracelets or rings. Neclaces, earrings and/or brooches I tend to wear daily. And of course shoes, but don´t get me even started on those! How I love old shoes! Hat´s I have also collected as I think the shape of my head goes great with different kinds of hats. The one accessory my somewhat round face isn´t made for is sunglasses.

10. Show us your most favourite outfit.
This is an old picture, but I love the outfit. It fits like a glove! I have only this one suit and I don´t wear it that often. It´s a troublesome piece as it is a bit fancy but at the same time down to earth so it needs a very special occasion. I bought it from Etsy for about 30 bucks and I must say it was worth every penny. And much more.

11. If you could give any piece of advice to someone that you've learned about anything, what would it be?
Be yourself. I´ve been trying to resolve why it sometimes causes so much amazement or even contempt that I look like this. Then one possible solution came to me. People have this image in their heads how a fellow human being should look and act like. And if someone looks and acts differently they are the wrong kind. It´s easier to blame the other than change the way you think.

(The rules of receiving Liebster award: 
- You must answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.
- You yourself then pick 11 blogs who in turn have under 200 followers. You must then think of 11 questions for the blogs you have picked and also tell them.
- Finally link back to the blog that nominated you


  1. Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. I enjoyed reading your answers very much. :)

    Btw I love that brown suit! It looks very chic.

  2. Oh, I really love that knitted sweater! Not to mention the suit! *swoon*

    1. Thanks! I´m so lucky to have a mom that knits. :)