I'm always running around like a mad woman, especially since having this nomination, but I'm now sat by a pool in Tenerife having a well earned break so knuckling down to my response. Here we go...
1. Why did you start your blog?
Two main reasons, I love writing and I love fashion, especially bags. So it seemed like I was a little late into the game when I realised that I could actually combine the two. I'm known by my friends for owning far too many bags (like that's a bad thing) and I have no idea how many but I thought I could bring another use to my obsession by reviewing them as I go for you lovely lot.
2. Describe yourself in three words?
Difficult, there are a lot of words that would describe me! I'll go with creative, passionate and selfless.
3. What's a typical day like in your life?
Busy. On weekdays it involves getting up at 6.30am and struggling to get to work for 8am, attempting to have a break for twitter etc while munching on a salad, leaving work some time after 5pm, then cooking dinner, housework, and catching up on Eastenders or whatever's new on E! On those days I'm also a Director of a company so I value time at home away from the office and wish I had more spare time to concentrate on my blog. Weekends are usually filled with running errands and seeing family and friends, plus the usual spot of clothes shopping of course ;)
4. When are you at your happiest?
I like to think I'm a pretty happy person in general, and slightly happier after a couple of glasses of Pinot Grigio... this is a harder question that it seems! I'm pretty happy when I'm buying the entire contents of Zara and H&M or eating out with friends and family, but I think I'm most happy when I'm abroad with my boyfriend somewhere warm, classy and interesting.
5. If you were any character in a movie, who would you be?
I'm going to be annoying and change the question slightly as I really can't think of a film character, but I've just been reminded of my resemblance to Monica Geller/Bing from Friends... Besides, they should have made a movie by now!
6. What is your most treasured possession?
I keep a lot of little bits and bobs from times, places and people and I can't wait to look back through it all in 20 years time, but I think my most treasured possessions are my memories. I feel as though I've been very fortunate to have done everything I've done and been the places I've been, and that's just over the last 27 years, plenty more memories to make!
7. Where is your favourite place?
I have two favourite places in the world. One is Rome for its intricate architecture, delicious cuisine, streets lined with the most desirable names in fashion, abundance of 'must see' sights and the overly friendly locals. The second is St Maarten in the Caribbean because it lured me in back in 2005 and I can't stop going back! There's laid back music around every corner, cocktails flowing, intense Caribbean sun, white beaches, crystal clear sea and an amazing bar right beside where jumbo jets land just feet over your head! And I'm going back again in May, woohoo!
8. How would you describe your personal style?
I'm subscribed to all the fashion websites' emails under the sun and read down my list of unread messages like a magazine (with rather too much excitement), probably contributing to my shopping addiction as it's far too easy to click and buy everything I like! So I like to keep up with the latest fashion but I also stick with things that make me feel comfortable, not too daring or bright. I like to think my style has an element if class or sophistication, but individual all the same.
9. What is your favourite food?
I love all food, from all areas of the world...very surprised I'm not the size of a house. I think Mediterranean might be my favourite though, possibly because I've been in Tenerife since Saturday, possibly because I'm part Sicilian.
10. Who were your childhood heroes?
Hmm I think I'd have to say my parents, who spent my whole childhood making damn sure it was a good one, and succeeded. Or the Ghostbusters.
11. If you could change any one thing about yourself, what would it be and why?
Besides the obvious nip and tuck? I'd like to care less about what other people thought of me, or how I come across. From work meetings or a meal with friends, to blogging, I overthink things and always come away hoping I've made a good impression or picking faults in things I've said, probably for no good reason.
So there you go, a little insight into me and my life, and now you've also learnt that I ramble a lot too.
I'll have to think about my nominations as the internet connection isn't good here so I only get a few minutes at a time! I'll update in due course, but this is it for type time being.
Becki, aka Bags of Style