Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Liebster Award for 11:42 Style!

Hi lovelies! 11:42 Style got nominated for a liebster award thanks to m.akua from Boomtownavenue. Thanks m.akua, we really appreciate the award!

Liebster awards are given from one blogger to another. It's kind of like saying, "I like your blog and I hope that you keep doing what you're doing." They are a great opportunity for gaining readership and fellowship. To read more about liebster awards check out this thorough post from Lorraine Reguly's Life.

Here are the rules:
  • Shout out to the blog that nomiated you in a blog post and link back to their blog. 
  • Tell your audience 11 random facts about yourself. 
  • Answer 11 questions asked by your nominator. 
  • Nominate 5-11 other blogs for a liebster award. They should have less than 200 followers. It's okay if they've already gotten an award.
  • Come up with 11 new questions for your nominees. 
  • Let your nominees know about their award so that they can participate if they chose to.

We like all of the 11s. 

11 random facts about KM:
  1. I spent my first paycheck from my minimum wage high school job on a pair of 5 inch tall Steve Madden heels, black satin with ruffles. 
  2. When I was four I cut off all my hair because I was pretending to be Rapunzel. 
  3. I've wanted to be a singer ever since I bought "Pieces of You" by Jewel when I was small. 
  4. I also wanted to be a fashion designer.
  5. I'm a dreamer.
  6. I once played Marty from Grease in a community production.
  7. Some of my saddest childhood memories involve accidentally ruining my favorite clothes. 
  8. I love just about anything in houndstooth print.
  9. I've written about 200 songs in my life but only now I am learning to play an instrument while I sing.
  10. My husband and I met in a bookstore parking lot. He was listening to Mars Volta which drew me in. 
  11. My favorite brand of makeup is Urban Decay.

11 random facts about MR:

1. I like to sit down on the floor when a take showers.

2. I collect rusty metal objects I find on the ground.

3. I want to decorate my bathroom with octopuses, but it is almost impossible to find octopus themed bathroom items.

4. When I was in 8th grade I wanted to be a quantum physicist when I grew up.

5. I had only been going with my man for a month when we decided to drop out of college and move to the city together. We took the overnight train and we're still together 8 years later.

6. Whenever I can't think of a word, the word "blueberries" pops into my head.

7. I love reading about conspiracy theories. And people's crazy paranoias.

8. I love the smell of molten metal.

9. I dyed my hair crazy colors for about 10 years.

10. Lightning storms fill me with happy energy.

11. I love any textile that is amazingly soft: silk, minky, bamboo modal, cashmere etc.

Our answers to m.akua's questions:

What item do you use everyday?

KM: Liptstick.

MR: A smartphone with a pop-out keyboard.

What is your favorite online-shop?

KM: It's so hard to choose one! My favorites are H&M, Etsy and Nasty Gal.

MR: I guess Amazon because I don't really order from anywhere else repeatedly.

Who is your favorite designer?

KM: I love Meadham Kirchhoff but I settle for Free People which I also love. I am a sucker for Jeffrey Campbell shoes.

MR: Ernte. I love the color palate and all the excessive seams.

Where are you getting inspiration for your blog?

KM: It's usually inspired by something that I want but don't need. I like blogging because it turns my shopping habit into something productive.

MR: I have a bunch of pictures I saved on my computer over the years of items I thought were cool. Other than that, I just document things I end up doing normally, like getting dressed and cooking.

Why did you start blogging?

KM: I started blogging to encourage me to make my ambitions a reality. Plus I thought it would be fun to collab with M.

MR: Because KM asked me to and I thought it sounded like fun. I also thought it would help me be more open rather than just being the lurker that I tend to be.

What is your favorite quote?

KM: "Growth in wisdom may be exactly measured by decrease in bitterness." Friedrich Nietzsche

MR:  "The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world." --Hesse

If you could live anywhere in the world, were would it be and why?

KM: I live in Hawai'i and it is beautiful here but way country. In my dreams I would like to live here for half of the year and in a city for the other half of the year, maybe Portland, London, New York or Chicago.

MR: I would be happy anywhere with a yard, good places to walk, lots of thunder storms, and an Asian grocery. I don't think that I've been enough places to answer this with confidence, but Cambodia and Morocco seem cool if I ever leave the US. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has more thunder storms than anywhere else... it seems more likely that I wouldn't get killed in Singapore, though.

Who is your favorite blogger and why?

KM: MR is my favorite blogger because she is ridiculously awesome. I also really like Kandee Johnson, Man Repeller and Adora BatBrat because I like their styles and they have interesting posts.

MR: I like when people tell their crazy stories in a blog. I like a window into experiences I would never have. My favorites are urbanparamedic.blogspot.com and eelkat.wordpress.com

How would you describe your style?

KM: Eclectic and full of contradictions. Tailored/grunge, bubblegum/goth, girly/tomboy, natural/barbie...

MR: Kickass comfort with a little dark-fairy thrown in.

What is your favorite beauty tip?

KM: As hard as it may be avoid overtweazing your brows. Full brows look better in pictures and you don't have to fill them in as much. I learned this the hard way.

MR: Coconut oil. It's good for skin, hair, and cooking!

Who do you look up to and why?

KM: Grace Lee Boggs. She is a social astivist that has done so much to create peace and equality within America. I think that her pursuits are some of the most important.

MR: Aeryn Sun because I want to be a space mercenary when I grow up  :P.    

KM's nominees:

Oddly Lovely
Styla Petite
Unicorn K
More Than Turquoise

MR's nominess:

11 questions for our nominees:
  1. What is your favorite pattern?
  2. What is your favorite color?
  3. What are you most proud of?
  4. Are you a night owl or an early bird?
  5. What is your favorite music genre or favorite bands?
  6. What is your biggest passion?
  7. What is your favorite brand of cosmetics? 
  8. What is your favorite clothing item that you own? 
  9. What would you consider your spirit animal and why?
  10. What is your favorite thing to cook?
  11. If you met a genie, what would your three wishes be?


  1. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

  2. Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Lovely greets from germany ;-)

  3. great post! and octopuses! thats kind of cool :)

  4. Thank you for the nomination! Accepted it :) http://photographedye.blogspot.de/2013/12/liebster-award-for-photographedye.html

  5. 3 Researches SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually kill fat by eating Coconut Fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medical magazines are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!