I have been bestowed the honor of being nominated for this award by Hayley at Desdemona Style .
The Liebster Award is sharing of questions for bloggers with under 200 followers, to bring awareness to blogs we find exceptional.
The rules are: answer 11 questions, tag 11 bloggers and ask another 11 questions.
Questions given to me were……
1. What is your name?
My name is Jessica Marksbury
2. What is your favorite TV show?
I have a lot of shows I currently like, but right now my favorite would have to be a Canadian show called Lost Girl. I really love their use of corsets in the show as that is my latest fashion constructing obsession and their more edgier take on fashion. The show is a little cheesy but sometimes we all need a show we can zone out too
3. If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be?
I think the better question is where wouldn't I travel? I have a deep rooted wanderlust that doesn't get fulfilled for being financially strapped. I want to see England, the ruins in Italy, the countryside of France, the buddhist temples of Thailand. I want to experience cultures from all over the world.
4. what is your favorite clothes shop?
My favorite clothing shop is a tough one. Being on the chubbier side it's a lot harder for me to shop, a clothing shop I lust over is All Saints. I love their contemporary clothing brand which I found at random by just admire their window display of antique sewing machines at Maidens Lane in SF.
5. What is your biggest achievement so far?
While it may not seem like much, my biggest achievement is going to college and sticking with it. Being a fashion design major was a difficult thing for me to accept and follow, it made me face a lot of my self doubt, my insecurities and fears and while I'm still dealing with some I have stuck to my guns and fought through a lot of hate, a lot of adversities by teachers because of my weight and because they simply wanted to tear students down. Don't get me wrong the fashion world is changing, and it's changing at a dramatic rate, but being chubby, being plus sized in this world and fighting through it, never wavering and never giving up and believing in yourself, to me, is an achievement.
6. What would you like to achieve this year?
Something I would like to achieve this year would be to be selected for my schools undergrad spring fashion show. They invite a few guest designers every year where they select someone from the show to offer a job, it would be a huge opportunity. Something a little more practical would be able to complete one of my collections and get it shot. I've styled maybe one or two looks from my collections but never a whole collection.
7. What was your last Instagram photo?
My last Instagram photo is of my baby Bradley, he's an 11 month old American Stafford Terrier and absolutely one of the loves of my life, he's warm, cuddly, an absolute sweetheart who makes me smile every day.
8. If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would buy?
What would I buy? well I know the first few things I would do, I would pay off my school loans, my car and my parents house. I owe them for so much I would love to unload some of their financial burdens as much as I could. As for what I would buy, I would probably buy myself an industrial sewing machine. I love my sewing machine, but it would be nice to have a professional one because there are just some things a professional can do that mine just can't.
9. Do you have any pets?
I do have a pet, he's my absolute baby, I showed him above his name is Bradley and he brings such joy into mine and my families life. He's a pisces like me (yes I know his astrology sign) with his birthday being tomorrow Feb 24th! he's just turning 1 and I've had the pleasure of raising him since he was just 3 months old.
10. What are your plans for your next blog post?
I don't normally plan out my blog posts which is probably something I need to get in the habit of doing. I am however thinking of doing the traditional 'Whats In Your Bag?' post that I have seen countless videos and blogs about. It just seems like such a fun post to do!
11. what are your plans for today/tomorrow?
My plans for tomorrow are to celebrate Bradley, take him to the dog park, make him a pupcake, work on my two current projects which is designing my first handbag collection and designing costumes for my adapted vision for the 1985 english movie 'Brazil'.
Now for my blogger nominations *drum roll*
1. Jari Vastra
5. 5ft Ave.
11. The Monarca
Now my questions for you awesome ladies are..
1. What is your biggest goal?
2. Why did you start blogging?
3. What is your dream job?
4. If you weren't blogging, what would you be doing?
5. What is your go to staple items?
6. Favorite fashion trend?
7. Guilty Pleasure?
8. Favorite quote?
9. Who would you say is your number one fashion inspiration?
10. What is one thing your readers would be surprised to hear?
11. How do you tackle a creative block?