Yay! My blog is 6 months old today! 6 months! I honestly can’t believe I have had this personal style blog that long as it feels like only a couple of months ago I started out with it. The time is going so fast! As a special 6 month birthday post I decided to do a Q&A for you all so you can get to know me better. Most of the questions are questions that I often get asked by readers and interviewers, others are what I thought would be relevant and interesting to know. If you have any questions I haven’t answered then please ask away 🙂
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Why did you choose the name Raindrops of Sapphire? I wanted something completely unique, something different and something not related to the content. I was brainstorming with someone about ideas for a name and I really liked the idea of having a jewel in it, I love Sapphires, especially pink sapphires, and I thought raindrops are very beautiful. Eventually Raindrops of Sapphire was what I decided on and I love it 🙂
How many pairs of jeans do you own? I currently have around 140 pairs of premium jeans. I’ve been collecting them for so long now! I have sold lots already though, if I didn’t I am sure I would have over 200!
Do you smoke, drink or anything else? Nope, Nope and Nope! I have never smoked in my life and don’t plan to, I hate the smell. I am completely t-total, I have never drank alcohol and I’m keeping it that way. I don’t even eat foods with it in. I wont do anything else either that’s remotely bad for you. I like to keep my body as clean as possible 🙂
What sort of music do you like? It varies all the time! I like a mixture. I’m happy to listen to anything if I like it. Anything from cheesy pop songs to R&B and Hip Hop, sometimes classical or rock… I like it all really.
What movies do you watch? My biggest love in movies is romance movies and comedies! Those are my absolute favourites! Sometimes I like action as well though. The movies I hate the most are horrors and anything that’s scary! I can’t watch them.
What is your favourite thing to do? Hmm… That’s a tough one! Probably clothes/shoe/jewellery shopping, haha! But it’s close to spending time with those I love and of course… blogging. I also love art and designing, that’s a big passion of mine. I’ve always drawn and painted since I can remember, as well as designed and made clothes 🙂
Why do you like denim so much? You know, I don’t really have a specific reason. Denim is just one of those fabrics that goes with everything, it’s a part of everyone’s wardrobe and to me it’s always my go to pieces. I’m always in jeans or wearing something denim. I guess it’s just part of my genes 🙂 It’s such a versatile fabric and nothing feels better to me than finding the perfect pair of jeans and them fitting you amazingly!
What are your favourite jeans? This is going to be a long list! In general I love skinny jeans, jeggings and boyfriend jeans but now I have branched out into flared jeans too! If I had to pick brands and specific jeans then I would go with Paige Premium Verdugo jeggings in June Lake, Stratus, Dusk and Royal and Lou Lou Tulip Jeans in Sardinia, 7 For All Mankind Gummy Denim Gweneveres in Indigo and Grey, regular Gweneveres in Soho and a new slashed knee wash, Dylan George Lucy and Joey Jeans in Czar, Diesel Matic 81M, 8CT, 89S, Nevy 8N5, Lowky 8IG, 81M, 8JQ, Blizz 61X, Cuddy 8JQ (and many more Diesel), AG Adriano Goldschmied Ex Boyfriend Jeans and Skinnys, Rich & Skinny Cargo Leggings in Aloe, J Brand 910 skinnys in Ink and Xray, Siwy cut off shorts in Lilt and White, Frankie B. cargo leggings and Prepster skinny jeans… There are really too many to list them all!
What brands in general do you love? Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Miu Miu, Paige Premium, Diesel, 7 For All Mankind, Lanvin, Mike & Chris, Topshop, All Saints and I know I am probably missing some!
What colour are your eyes? My eyes are green 🙂 They start out quite a pale green and then they go darker green during the day.
What hair products do you use? At the moment I am using Aussie products, I love their miracle moist collection. My hair can be quite unruly so the 3 minute miracle treatment does help a lot. I have incredibly thick hair and it can be a bother sometimes because it can get coarse easily!
What skincare do you use? I have switched around a lot when it comes to skincare products, my skin can be unmanageble at times but at the moment I have found a good combination in Liz Earle products and Murad.
How tall are you? I am around 5ft 5″ tall.
What is your clothes and shoe size? My clothes size in the UK is an 8 (US 4) however, depending on the store, I can sometimes be a 6 (US 2) or a 10 (US 6). My jeans size is between a 27 and 28. My shoe size is between a 39 and 40 🙂
Where do you shop? I mainly shop online on places like Topshop, Miss Selfridge, ASOS, All Saints, Net-A-Porter, The Outnet, Pam Jenkins, Matches etc but in stores in town I go to places like Harvey Nichols, Selfridges, Topshop, All Saints, Miss Selfridge, H&M, New Look, House of Fraser, River Island etc.
Who takes your photos? Like most bloggers, my wonderful boyfriend takes my outfit pictures for me 🙂
What is your dream outfit, head to toe? There is no limit for cost. Oh this one is tough! I’m not sure if I would love something like a beautiful glittery red carpet gown with expensive diamond jewels and heels or if I would pick something more wearable everyday. Since there is no price limit involved though, I will go with the most gorgeous sparkly slim fitting dress with Louboutin strass heels and lots of diamond jewellery, oh and add a tiara! Maybe something like a strapless and backless version of Heather Morris’s and Nina Dobrev’s Emmy Awards dresses, I love those!
Do you like animals? YES! I absolutely adore animals so much! I love wildlife and I could spend all day with animals. I’m always more than willing to help out any injured ones too, I love them! I love all animals 🙂
How old are you? I just turned 22 on the 3rd August 🙂 I know, I look a lot younger, people often mistake me for a 15 year old, haha.
What’s your favourite colour? You probably know that already! It’s pink! I love pink so much, it’s so bright and so girly and cute! Closely followed by sunshine yellow, bright coral and medium to light purple.
Do you like reading? Yep! I love reading! Getting stuck into a good book is a really nice feeling as you can go into a whole new world for a while. The books I love reading mostly are romance books by authors like Meg Cabot, she is my favourite! I also love the Harry Potter series, but who doesn’t?
What has been the best part about blogging for Raindrops of Sapphire and DenimBlog? Wow, there are a few! For DenimBlog I loved designing my own jeans for Prima Jeans, being featured in ASOS Magazine and just being featured in general, they really make me happy! Meeting so many amazing designers like Paige Adams-Geller and finding a friend in them. For my blog it’s my readers, I love to share things with you all and reading your comments you leave me really makes me happy! It’s also really nice to have a blog that’s completely my own, something to feel connected to and write what I like 🙂
What do you want as a career in the future? My main passion is designing, I would love to have my own jeans line then eventually a clothes, shoes and accessories line. Having my own brand is definitely my main goal! If it doesn’t happen then I would love to go down the route of writing for a fashion magazine, I love writing 🙂
Great stuff 🙂 I knew pink was your favourite colour!
Best blog ever!
Hi i love your blog, found it while randomly surfing a couple days ago, will keep checking up!
I’ve send this page to my fb friends. Keep this good work 🙂
Congrats on 6 months! Glad you are enjoying success at something you seem to really enjoy! Best wishes!
Thank you everyone 🙂
OMG your hair is so perfect. Thanks for these 🙂
Thank you Arushi 🙂
I love this blog. I will for sure be looking into it again.
You are very pretty!
Thank you 🙂
Found this and it helps but I still want to know how you went about making those jeans, since it’s in your “genes”, lol!
hey lorna, you come across as a very honest person, and i really admire your style. love to read your blog as well as denimblog. i just stumbled on denimblog one day, and now i am totally hooked on it.
Hi Kalpana, thank you! That means a lot to me! I definitely do think I am an honest person, I never believe in lies and things, it’s best to be who you are 🙂 I’m glad you love the blogs too! Denim can definitely lead to an addiction lol!
Hi Lorna, I hope this doesn’t seem odd to ask, but do you dye your hair? If so, what color? I’ve been looking for the perfect blond color and yours just might be it!
I was actually answering this question in my second Q&A to go up next week 🙂 I used to dye my hair loads but I haven’t in about 4 years? My hair is all my own natural colour now 🙂 It’s like a weird blonde that goes brighter in the summer and duller in the winter. It’s also really light in some places and then dark brown in others lol! Sorry I wouldn’t know what colour to suggest for one like mine.