Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stylish blogger award!


So, a month ago (I know, I know...) I was mentioned by the sweet Elena from Fairytale in a bag as one of her seven candidates to receive the Stylish Blogger Award. I wasn't feeling up to it at the time, but now I started to get a little bit more excited about blogging, there's no better way to celebrate than to receive an award!
It is also the perfect excuse to get all dressed up, especially if I am going to share a few facts about my life, let's make this a formal presentation!!!

I was born in Bilbao (you know, the city where the strange Guggenheim Museum is) 25 years ago. 
But over the past seven years I have called different cities my home, which might me the reason for my confusion right now, I don't exactly know where my home is. First I lived in Pamplona (yes, you know, where the running of the bulls takes place :) during my university years. For a year I lived in Vienna, then back in Pamplona. And the last two years, I have lived in Barcelona. I have always managed to feel at home in these places, more at home than in the city where I was born.

I studied Pharmacy at university.
This was definitely not my first choice, but at the time I didn't really know what to do, one thing led to the another and there I was, memorizing lists of bacteria and drying plants for my herbarium. It is sort of a tradition in my family to study pharmacy, so I went with it. Then I decided I wanted to do something a little different that working in the family pharmacy, so I moved to Barcelona to specialize in Cosmetics and Dermopharmacy and struggled as an intern and later on struggled even more working as a cosmetics formulator. But things were not really looking up for me, spanish economical crisis is not too kind with cosmetic formulators, I decided the time had come to give the pharmacy a try, and that's what I 'm doing right now.

I really need to brush up my pharmacology.
I am not exactly motivated to get back to my books and refresh what I studied back in university, but I have to if I want to be a good pharmacist. Last week I attended a seminary on antipsychotics and next week there's a presentation on colon cancer I am going to, how very interesting...

As a child I was a bit of a loner.
Not exactly by choice though, I was extremely shy and kids were mean, well they were just kids I guess. So what did I do with all my free time? I was an avid reader, which I think isn't a bad habit at all. Actually now that I have more free time, I have gone back to reading a book every week, which I haven't done for the past years. I love to get into different stories, and characters, to visit different places, only with my imagination, it´s a great feeling!

I am very emotional person.
Which is good and bad, because I feel things in extremes. When I'm happy about something I am very happy, but if something gets me down, I am a mess for a long while. I discovered yoga two years ago and it is helping me a lot, I need to find a decent place in Bilbao to continue practicing as soon as possible!

I haven't got a clue about what I am doing with this blog.
I started it because I liked other blogs and I wanted to have one myself. After half a year, most people have zillions of followers and comments, I know I don't but I'm ok with it. I just do it because I like mixing clothes, finding nice settings for pictures, being a part of communities like Chictopia and writing in english (hopefully there's not too many mistakes!). I don't know much about fashion but I think it's interesting and I like to learn about it. However, there is something that I find very stressful about it, it is all so fast, I haven't seen many SS collections and we are already seeing FW, which is months away. It's impossible to keep up!

I have always worn whatever I wanted.
Maybe I am not so drastic now, but I used to change my style a lot depending on my mood, which was sometimes confusing for others. One day I would appear wearing a pleated skirt with converse, the next I was wearing high heels with bell bottoms, I also went through a hippie phase, big scarf around my head, flat arabic slippers even in winter! I think that getting dressed should be fun, and although I do get an occasional stare here and there, it doesn't really bother me.

Now I have to nominate seven bloggers that I think deserve this award. I understand if they don't have the time to post about it and share seven facts about their life, but hey, I'll just name them here because I think they have amazing blogs!

Mónica from Freesia
Cristina from Celita Daily Style
Emma from Scrapbook de la Emma
Playing Hooksies
Franzi from It's not just a bag
Grace from The Afeminada
Kate from o my heart!

**Perdón por no escribir el post en castellano también, pero es que si no, ¡me hubiese salido larguísimo!


Stephanie said...

It's such a pleasure to read more about you.

It's very easy to get caught up in the numbers game with blogging. Why some girls have 800 followers after 6 months - who knows?

I hope you will keep blogging because I enjoy your posts so much. It's clear that you put a lot of effort into matching locations with your outfits. The composition is always dramatic & beautiful!

celita said...

Muchas garcias por tu nominación jaja!! la verdad que si que me da un poco de pereza...mas bién es verguenza escribir sobre mí, si re fijas pocas veces escribo en mi blog y es curioso porque me gusta bastante pero me da cosa...que bobada!! pero hare una excepción en este caso jaja!!
Gracias y besos!!!

Franzi said...

Oh thanks so much for awarding me thir prize, Amaia! Hope I find the time to post about it soon, I'm writing many exams atm :(
When wearing transparent shirts, you could go for a bra that's more than just lace. There are many that are "made to be seen" under the shirt, so they don't appear to be just lingerie ;)
xoxo F

maïu bcn said...

Thanks Stephanie, your comment made my day!I am glad you enjoy my blog, I love yours!

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

congrats on the achievement and also thanks for nominating me, i feel special :) xo

Kate said...

Aw, thank you so much for nominating me! That's very sweet of you! Sorry I am so behind on getting back to you!

maïu bcn said...

Don't worry Kate, as I said, I understand that not everyone has the time to do a post for the stylish blogger award!

Elekon said...

That`s was so interesting to read more about yourself, liked the way you`ve done this post, photography and outfit!
I`m also not chasing the numbers on blogging, that`s just a hobby for me the way I can communicate with the comunity