Be Still My Heart Blog is officially a dot com. A new year is upon us, as well as a new me and overall content of #BSMHB. I had mentioned previously that I was gearing more towards a lifestyle story, if you will, through pictures and words. Having cancer tends to throw a wrench into things at the most inconvenient times. Yet, I won’t allow that to set me back, babes.
Now that I am moving around a bit easier and the pain is lessoning day by day, I want to show the world how wonderful, colorful and interesting life can be despite having terminal cancer. (I am still writing about everything that recently occurred with my medical situation and wrapping my head around it all. Blog to come on that…)
In lieu of that, to officially kick off the lifestyle variety aspect of my blog, including fashion, photography and blah, blah — you know, I have been collecting questions I have received via email and included some extra that you’ll hopefully jive with.
Q + A with Be Still My Heart Blog
Q: How would you best describe your style?
A: I’m drawn to anything that resembles the 1960’s. That’s an era in terms of fashion that I would have loved to be a part of. The 90’s grunge is also something I’m highly attracted to. I guess my style could be described as retro grunge. I’m going to make that a thing, although I’m sure it already is?
Q: Who would you say is your number one fashion inspiration?
A: Devious question because I have many. But the one specifically coming to mind is, Edie Sedgwick. She was so ahead of her time, fashion forward in all of her glory.
Q: What made you decide to start blogging?
A: Not many people know this, but I actually started a fashion/travel/lifestyle type of blog back in 2008 or so. I loved doing it, I loved the creative freedom of being able to compartmentalize my thoughts both visually and textually. Then once I was diagnosed with cancer, I began #BSMHB as a way to document everything that was happening in my life. But now I am ready to share a lot of other aspects of myself and my life outside of just cancer; what it is like to be young(ish), up-to-the-minute and pumped with chemo.
Q: Nylon or Vogue?
A: Nylon all the way. I’ve read both for years, but I always seem to connect more with the content amongst everything else that Nylon has to offer as a magazine publication. Cosmo is also my jam. Sorry, Anna Wintour.
Q: What are some of your current fashion obsessions?
A: Buttons. Flare. Pin-bling. Everything I own — jacket wise has a button or five on it. CAN’T STOP. WON’T STOP.
Q: What type of camera do you use?
A: An iPhone — I’m not a pro, but I can imagine to be.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: It’s funny, I don’t think I would be able to go back to working for anyone again. I guess never say never, but I’ve realized I’m better off doing my own thing, freelancing creatively. I’d say Author would be at the top of my list. Anything in the creative realm is a dream, really.
Q: Name your Top 3 favorite bands:
A: Easy — 1) The Beatles 2) Third Eye Blind 3) The Format
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Q: Do you prefer music on Vinyl? CD? or Download?
A: Who doesn’t prefer their music on Vinyl? The cracks are the best part. This year I joined the best “box” club called Vinyl Me Please and each month I receive a new vinyl. So far they’ve all been badass and totally exciting to get new music in the post every month.
Q: Favorite makeup brand?
A: I’ve got to say, I’m a MAC girl, through and through. I’ve veered over to Nars, Dior, Urban Decay — you name it, but I always swerve back for MAC. Pharmacy makeup impresses me at times though, i.e.- Rimmel London. Oh yas.
Q: Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn?
A: Sorry, Brigitte Bardot. She’s the ultimate babe in my book — and Jackie O., I love her so.
Q: How many tattoos do you have?
A: If my Nan had been asked this question, she’d say, ‘one too many’. But, I believe I have eight, but most of them are dainty, except for my Hamsa.
Q: Favorite Quote?
A: “You live but once; you might as well make it amusing.” – Coco Chanel
Q: What is one thing your readers would be surprised to hear?
A: Probably my half American/British accent that switches on an off. (lol) — otherwise, I hope my readers continue to enjoy the content and a peek inside the day to day lifestyle of a young cancer chick. #AWARENESS and #STYLE will go hand in hand, just you watch.
E-mail me (link on sidebar) if you have any questions or want to connect! And watch out for some outfits on the blog.