Kristin Booker • November 25, 2009

FSB Receives a Kreativ Blogger Award!

Aw, someone must have missed me! I was recently gifted with a Kreativ Blogger award by the super fabulous Chanel from Hip Candy (MUCH love, girl). Evidently, when one of us receives the award we have to do the following:

1. List 7 things that you don’t already know about me.
2. Name 7 other blogs to receive this award.
3. Leave a comment on each of the blogs I nominated
4. Thank the person who gave you the award.

So, let’s get started, shall we? Not only am I going to spill a little dish but I’ll follow Chanel’s lead and show you some fun photos of me as a young’un.

7 things you may not know about me:

1. I spent 15 years in corporate Human Resources before I was a blogger. I still have no idea how I did that job for so long, but I’m grateful for those years in business because it’s taught me a lot about how to manage clients and relationships. I wouldn’t do it again, but I’m glad that I did it.
2. I’m a proud West Virginian. I was born and raised in Charleston, WV and my mother and grandmother are still there. I don’t get home as often as I would like to because of my insanely busy schedule but whenever I’m home, there’s no place like it on earth. Let’s goooooo, Mountaineers!

This is me at my Senior Prom. I chose the pattern for this dress and my grandmother and I made it. Had Project Runway been around when I was a teenager, I would have tried out for it. There are about ten samples somewhere in our garage.

3. I played drums in junior high school and high school marching band. I went to cheerleading camp for one day and realized I was sooo not a cheerleader. I signed up for percussion lessons the very next day. Coincidentally, I picked up the drums about the same time I gained a love of high heels in high school. Ask anyone who was in band with me: I carried tons of drum equipment but I went to most practices in heels (even in marching band practice) and my nail polish was always done.

This is me in my junior year of high school. The hair, the HUGE ZIT in the center of my forehead, not to mention the eyebrows? Oy.

4. My obsession with fashion starts with my lovely mother, who has had a Vogue subscription since sometime in the 60’s and used to read the articles to me as a baby. I’m not kidding, people. The woman is a social worker in WV (shout out to social workers!) and can properly identify a barrel cuff on a shirt at 100 paces. Her favorite designers are Armani, Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan but her major soft spot is Jones New York. When I interviewed JNY’s Lloyd Boston, I put him on the phone with her and it was one of the best days of her life. I’m honored I can make both our dreams come true by doing what I do.

5. I’m was also a sorority girl, much to the shock of people who went to high school with me. Yes, I’m a proud Kappa Delta girl. Here’s a hilarious photo from college. See if you can pick me out (hint: my Jay Leno chin should help you find me.) AOT, ladies.

6. Like Chanel who referred me for this award, for years people would ask me about my ethnic heritage and it’s a question that I get at least once a week. I find it flattering that people think that I must be part Asian because of my eyes and skin color but no, both my parents are African-American. Is it really that hard to believe that all races can have multiple hues? What difference does it make who someone’s progenitors are? I’ve never understood the fascination with it. The way you look and who you are is a great amalgam of experiences, genetics and living on the planet. That should be enough for people.
7. I’m a staunch believer in putting a filter on the advice and information you get when it comes to style. What I say about what’s new and fabulous should be interesting to you as a general news tip but only filter in what you know works for you. Try everything once but only buy and take in what you know will make you happy.

The 7 other bloggers that I’m passing this Award on to are 7 bloggers that I like for different and various reasons:

Purple Blab {@PurpleLabNYC on Twitter}
The Beauty of Life {@BeautyChick101 on Twitter}
A Girl’s Gotta Spa {@AGirlsGottaSpa on Twitter}
Miss Whoever You Are {@misswhoeverur on Twitter}
The Makeup Girl {@liannefarbes Twitter}
Style Mom {@STYLEMOM
Product Pasha{@productpasha on Twitter}

I’ve commented on their blogs or DM’d to alert them of this post and nomination. Looking forward to learning a few more unknown tidbits about them! Thanks again to Chanel for nominating me! This was fun!


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