Tag à la mode

Friday, February 13, 2009

This week I received a new-to-me assignment tag by the infinitely stylish Agnes of ‘the Deer Girl’. The assignment is a series of fashion, beauty and style related questions… bit of a challenge since I’m really sort of behind when it comes to fashion and trends. But I'm honored by the tag, thank you Agnes!

Describe your style:

Feminine and casual for the most part.

What are the staples in your wardrobe?

In the winter: dark jeans, frye boots and my favorite scarfette that my sister made for me a year ago. Skirts and flats when things get warmer.

What's your signature look?

I like layering sweaters and vests and collar blouses.

What inspires you?

When it comes to dress I get my inspiration from friends, my sister, films, magazines and most recently by fashion blogs.

Who is your fashion muse?

I’m a big style fan of certain actresses from the 30’s 40’s and 50’s, yéyé girls of the 60’s and some rather famous women in photography:

(Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Tierney, Anna Karina, Françoise Hardy, Rita Hayworth, Sylvie Vartan, Renée Perle, Louise Brooks, Maria Felix, Claudia Cardinale and Cindy Sherman)

Favorite purchase of all time?

This light pink blouse from French Connection. I bought it about 4 years ago and I absolutely love it. It’s a soft lightweight knit and has gold stitch detailing all along the collar and the back (shown here). I like little feminine touches in clothing.

Biggest splurge?

I think it was a J.Crew wool coat I bought about 6 years ago. It’s chocolate brown and long. I don’t wear it very often but it's one of my favorite articles of clothing. Think it might have cost a little over $300?

What's your beauty routine?

Don’t really have a beauty routine, but I use Cetaphil whenever I wash my face and moisturize daily with Lancome’s Bienfait Multi-Vital Spf 30 Lotion. It can get pretty sunny here so Spf is a must.

What jewelry do you never take off?

Like Agnes I don’t have any jewelry that I don’t take off. But whenever I go out I try to wear earrings and some small gold rings that I like stacking up. I love tiny stackable rings.

What are you wishing for?

New favorite jeans. I have a pair of DKNY’s that I wear all the time and though I buy new ones none compare to them. Once I find something I absolutely adore it’s hard putting it aside.

What are your obsessions?

Beads and vintage jewelry. I honestly have more beads and vintage findings than I should probably confess to. Many which I still haven’t had the opportunity to use or wear. But I can’t help myself.

Thank you again Agnes!

I’d like to pass the tag along now to Michiko of Things of Beauty, Mary-Laure of Aurea, the Asherette of the Asherette, Sam of Matou en Peluche and Francesca of Certain Creatures!

Sam, one of my favorite artists and blog friends, of Matou en Peluche has an interview up on her blog on yours truly... my ego is huge today! Thank you Sam, this was incredibly nice of you.


Anonymous said...

Oooh Gabbi! Another tag!! I'm currently in the process of fulfilling my last one regarding photographing my work table!

This is such an elegant post though - you certainly know how to make it all look so attractive and pretty!

I've got you interview up - thank you again so much! I've had a chance to really read it - wow! You like Jean-Luc Godard too!! Pandora's Box is tres charmant too!

Mary-Laure said...

I'm very excited about this tag, I'll start working on it tomorrow!!

I love Frye Boots, by the way.
I'd love to hear more about your sister.

Gabbi said...

~ Tags galore dear Sam...heehe, but I really enjoy them. I do well with homework I think. Otherwise I'd just put up photos of food and markets all day. I still want to see the desk too :) Thank you for the interview post. You're an awesome blog friend!

~ I'm happy you don't mind the tag dear Mary-Laure! I can't wait to see your post :) I keep telling my sister to open a blog or something but she refuses. I'll just keep writing about her till she gives in! Have a very Happy Valentine's Day. Kisses for Benji please...xoxo

Anonymous said...

well i can't decide what is better about this post- the scarfette that your sister made for you or the blue of your closet wall. all of the photos are wonderful- thank you for sharing.

Certain Creatures said...

Dear GAbbi!!!

Thank you so much! it will be a fun tag to do! ;)
I loved reading your answers.. and also those pretty pictures you took..

I'll start this "project" tomorrow.



lune_blanc said...

I enjoyed reading this Gabbi, and thanks for tagging, I'll try to make it as fun as yours....we'll see lol

I might have had a lot to answer to these questions several years ago when I had more interests in fashion and an obsession with shoes, accessories and clothes. Now I'm more into art, music and reading lol

Gabbi said...

~ Happy you don't mind the tag dear Michiko, I seriously doubt you can be any more behind on fashion than me! Have a lovely week... xoxo


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