Thursday, April 19, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

I was so excited yesterday to receive my first blogging award from the lovely Larissa. 


The Rules of this award are:
• Nominate 7 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging.
• Let them know that you have nominated them.
• Share 7 random facts about yourself.
• Thank the bloggers that have nominated you.
• Add the versatile blogger award picture to your blog post.

I'm going to switch this up a bit, and share my facts with pictures.  I hope you guys enjoy, and get to know a bit more about me!

So, here are my 7 random facts:
Fact #1. Before I met my husband, I never wanted to be married.  Now, I've been married 1.5 years, and couldn't imagine not being married.



Fact #2. I live to travel.  So, if you have any good suggestions for places to visit this summer, please let me know!  




Fact #3. Speaking of traveling, my absolute favorite place in the entire world is Salvador Dalí's self-built museum in Figueres, Spain.  I've never been happier in one place, and can't wait for the opportunity to return.




Fact #4. I have an obsession with Japanese street wear, especially Lolita-type styles.  I am absolutely convinced that if I were to move to Tokyo tomorrow, I would change my wardrobe completely and start dressing like a babydoll.  When I was in Harajuku, I went nuts in the stores, and for the past several Halloweens, I have dressed in Lolita wear.




Fact #5. I also have a strange obsession with Hello Kitty.  I just love kawaii stuff and Hello Kitty seems to fit within that realm of cuteness.  I like HK so much that I even drug my sister to Puroland, a Sanrio-themed amusement park in Japan, and we were seriously the only adults there without children.




Fact #6. Nothing inspires me more than art.  I LOVE many kinds of art, but modern & contemporary are especially inspiring to me.  Dalí, of course, is my favorite, but I also deeply admire too many other artists to list.

Jeff Koons

Banksy

Yoshitomo Nara

Fact #7. Following up on my love of art, I am also an artist myself.  I have been creating everything possible since I could first pick up a crayon.  I also have a BFA and two MA degrees, one in Art Education and one in Art History.  No pictures needed for this fact. :)

The amazing women that I chose to nominate are all relatively new to blogging (started this year), and are each making unique & fun blogs!  Here are my nominations for the Versatile Blogger Award:

Djamilla @ Back to the Swag
Loreta @ Its Loreta
Jessille @ Queen Treasure
Jessica @ Stylized Luxe
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76 comments:

  1. this is such an amazing post! i have an absolute obsession with hello kitty too. congratulations on your nomination!!! xox

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    1. Thank you!! I've been excited to find as I've been blogging that more and more HK lovers are coming forward! :) I'm not the only one!!!

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  2. Aww thank you so much! (:

    xoxo


    onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh my gosh your wedding dress was amazing!!!
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  4. congratulations to the award! Very nice and lovely facts about you. I adore your wedding dress by the way :)
    http://thesmallnoble.blogspot.de/

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    1. Thank you so much! You are so sweet!

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  5. congratulations!!!! :D

    DIY and more:
    http://diyearte.blogspot.com

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  6. Congrats! Beautiful wedding photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope you'll visit again soon!

    KeepOnStylin.blogspot.com

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  7. allison, how fun! congrats! keep up the good work :)
    xoxo, great little day

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  8. Love these pics! Congrats on the awesome award. glad I found your blog. Follow one another?

    xo
    Haylee
    http://www.dolledupdaily.com/

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  9. Your wedding dress was gorgeous! And, as I have told you before, I LOVE hello kitty. I've loved kitty since I was 2 and I'm so super jealous that you got to go Puroland! I still have my hello kitty hair dryer from when I was little! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. Thanks, Yi-chia! You will definitely have to go to Puroland some time- it is quite an adventure, especially if you go without kids...haha!! I wish I had a HK vintage hairdryer!! One of my favorite things to do when in Asian countries is to look for vintage HK things...I've been fortunate enough to find some awesome things!!

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  10. Congrats on your award:) im glad I ffound your blog, very cool pics!

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  11. Allison I am convinced that you were Asian in your past life...hence the love for Hello Kitty and the Japanese Street wear! Your wedding gown was absolutely stunning, may I ask....was it Ravini? I hope I spelled it right!

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    1. LOL, I definitely do love Japanese culture A LOT! It is quite possible that I have an Asian past! :)
      My wedding gown was made by Blue by Enzoani. I was in love with it from the moment I saw it online and it was the first and only dress I tried! It was called the Barcelona. Thank you for your sweet compliment on it!

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  12. Of course. Followed! I look forward to hearing more from you:)

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  13. I don't know if you have been here before, but if not, you would enjoy visiting Taiwan! And in Taipei there is a Hello Kitty restaurant ;)

    http://taipeistyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the suggestion!!! I have not been to Taiwan, and of course I would love the HK restaurant. Last year we went to Asian countries for vacation, and this year I wanted to go to Korea/Vietnam/Cambodia/Bali but my husband is thinking he doesn't want to do Asia again, so we are looking elsewhere right now. But I will definitely keep Taiwan in mind- I've heard that it's beautiful!!

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  14. i would love to live to travel too. love the photos. Lets follow each other. i'm following you.

    xox,

    www.tumblingintofashion.blogspot.com

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  15. thanks dear... u have such a nice blog ... i love hello kitty too...love all the pics
    jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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  16. Love this post! I saw one of the balloon animals when I was Venice! Amazing! And you wedding photos... so precious! Following and would love a follow back!

    xx
    holly foxen wells
    www.threelayercake.blogspot.com

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    1. Isn't Jeff Koons amazing?? And thank you for your sweet comment on my wedding photos!

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  17. Nice pictures.
    I like your outfits.
    Actually following you now. :)
    http://dreameranete.blogspot.com/

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    1. Isn't is the best? So much fun to get to know different parts of the world! :)

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  19. I'm fall in love with first photos.. amazing!

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  20. congratulations on the award!! so beautiful photos!!:) kisses!

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  21. Nice wedding dress! Glad I tuned in.. I know a bit more about you today!

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  22. love the facts! the wedding dress adorable!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. great blog, following you now! #103

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  23. hi dear! i'm glad you found me!!! i love your blog and your bags :)

    by the way congrats for this award!!!! take care and hope to hear you again :)

    have a lovely weekend! xoxo, Haus of Gala

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    1. Thank you so much! You are so sweet!

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  24. Congrats on the award :)
    I loved reading more about you!
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica! AND I am obsessed with Doug the Pug, BTW!

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  25. thanks so much for visiting my blog, congrats on the award! fun facts :)

    -jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  26. It was nice to learn some random facts for you :) I loove travelling too

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  27. Very nice post! Your wedding picture is beautiful :) and I love hello kitty too!

    <3 Emi

    www.silverandlemon.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Emi! I always love other HK lovers! :)

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  28. You are the most welcome dear!:) Of course we can follow each other, just joined it!:) Kisses and have a nice weekend!:) xoxo

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  29. I live to travel too! I suggest Hawaii, Bali, Thailand, Bahamas, Canada!


    Wida
    Missing Amsie Blog

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    1. Thank you so much for your suggestions, Wida!! I have been to Thailand and Canada, and Bali is definitely on my list!!!

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  30. Love the Japanese street wear, this is such a cool picture of you! Thanks for your lovely comment, following you right away... hope you'll do the same ;) xoxo from New York City
    http://hollylovespaul.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awww thank you so much, Laura! I really am obsessed with Japanese street wear so that photo pretty much sums up what I would dress like if I lived in toyko! :)

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  31. This is amazing!Thank you so much for your nomination I am really happy right now<3
    Yous wedding pictures are amazing and I also love the Salvador Dali museum:)
    There is nothing better than travelling!
    xx

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    1. You're welcome, Loreta! And thank you so much for your sweet comments! I agree that traveling is the best! :)

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  32. What a dream to visit such lovely places!!!! Good for you!! xoxo Loved every single picture!

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  33. Hi!! :)
    I really like your blog, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)
    Kisses!
    http://modacapital-blog.com

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  34. :-) Art is such an inspiration. Sometime it's also hard to discern what is good and bad (especially modern art), but I enjoy it very much as well...

    I'd suggest Barcelona! Beautiful city with lots of art & great fashion...

    Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday!

    www.azrakun.com

    xoxo from San Francisco...

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    1. Thank you so much! I've been to Barcelona and I agree that it is absolutely amazing! I can't wait to go back! My husband and I actually decided to go to Abu Dhabi & Dubai for our vacation!

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  35. i love this post!!that's really so fashion!
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    U CAN ALSO FIND ME ON FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/pages/Street-Chic/126609910754628

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