How can I answer this without being terribly predictable? : ) My inspiration comes from other style bloggers! I am particularly smitten with B. Jones Style. I also fancy the style of Olivia Palermo.
What is one thing you always carry in your bag?
I always carry bright red lipstick, my cell phone and my wallet.
What is your current favourite fashion trend?
I am obsessed with shorts & over-sized blouses, bold lips (coral and red are my favourites), statement necklaces, the colour white, punches of yellow and retro sunglasses.
What is the current trend you dislike the most?
I'm a little over puffy shoulders, but it's my fault. I majorly OD'ed on this trend. Oops!
Why did you start your blog?
I was convinced that I would absolutely love it! I've been into photography for a while and for years I've taken photos for my job as a journalist. I was lucky enough to own a decent camera and became completely smitten with fashion and lifestyle blogs a few years ago. My man is a graphic designer and bought me the domain www.brilliantsugar.com as a gift (which I loved!) and then I got a tripod for Christmas last year ... it all just fell into place!
Who takes your photos for you/How do your take your photos?
I am eternally grateful to J., my boyfriend, who I drag out to take photos with me on a regular basis. My blogger pal Kate of O My Heart and I swap photo-taking duties too, and earlier this month another blogger bestie Kristin of Doll Parade took my photos. All other times, it's me & a tripod bein' awkward.
How would you describe your style?
I'm not sure if I accomplish it, but I try to look polished, usually with one or two embellishments along with statements in either my nails, make-up or hair. Sometimes all I need to feel stylish is a pair of skinny black pants and a T-shirt with red lips, intense cat eyes or a big bun. Not all three though : ) (But maybe two) ... : )
What is one thing you are dying to buy this summer?
I am currently looking for simple peep-toe wedges, a leopard clutch, a lace shift dress and a yellow envelope clutch.
Are you a shoes or bags kind of girl?
Shoes. Mainly wedges : )
What is one thing that you regret buying?
Disposable clothing! I find myself grabbing cheapo items sometimes just to fulfill one idea in my head ... fast forward six months, and I usually find this item buried in the deep abyss of my closet. At that moment I realize I probably didn't need it.
If you could meet one person from the fashion industry/a fashion icon who would it be?
I'd like to meet Sarah Jessica Parker. Does she count? : )
What is your favourite vacation destination?
I've only been to New York once, but (not surprisingly) I am in love with it.
What is one totally random fact you want others to know about you?
I am a very simple person. Give me some nice, breezy weather, a drink of something yummy, some friends & J. and I'm beyond happy. Oh - if my siblings were there too, that would be even better : )