:: Interview with Delightfully Tacky :: | Valentina Duracinsky: :: Interview with Delightfully Tacky ::

April 6, 2012

:: Interview with Delightfully Tacky ::

Hello folks! 
It is FRIDAY. Good God, this week was so long - and yet so short... Every week I feel like music becomes even more important to me, and I try to do even more to make it all happen. It's an incredible feeling. I'm trying to make plans for Ireland this summer but the biggest problem is finding a place to stay in Dublin... for free, would be ideal. Know anyone!? I'm a poor college student with dreams!

I really hope you all got to read this post I wrote with love for all. It IS long, yes.. But I'm sure you can get something out of it! And did you see this post on my future step-mom? haha, Kidding. Maybe.

Here is a wonderful interview with lovely Elizabeth from the great blog Delightfully Tacky.

Where did you grow up? What did you love most about it?

I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska.  I loved so many things about growing up there.  There was very little fashion influence, so I grew up without getting preconceived notions of what goes with what & fashion "rules" and all that.  I feel like that allowed me to explore my own style more organically and genuinely.  I also love the adventurousness that growing up in a place like Alaska instilled in me.  I was always running around outside, playing in the woods, flying around with my Dad in his plane, etc. etc.  To a certain degree, I feel like growing up in Alaska gave me part of my sense of fearlessness.

What are the most important things (values) in your life?
Family, independence, adventure...

What's your favorite...
movie?  I kind of like shows more than movies, come to think of it. I love Mad Men and Walking Dead a lot.
book? The Road Less Traveled, Irresistible Revolution, and The Fountainhead.
band?  Radiohead.
City?  Anchorage, Alaska.
mode of transportation?  Bike... or horseback.  Or Winnebago.
cocktail?  There's a bar here in town that makes the most amazing cocktail. It has lavender, lemon and coconut.  SO good!
beer?  Depends on my mood.  Sometimes I like a heavy IPA and sometimes I want a lighter wheat beer.  But I'll say Alaskan Amber, for nostalgia's sake.
Season?  Summer.
Quote? To be nobody but yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. -e.e. Cummings

If you had to choose a last meal...? *entrĂ©e,  main course,  salad,  dessert and  drink!
I would have my favorite brown sugar salmon, king crab legs with drawn butter, a ceasar salad from Glacier Brewhouse, that drink I mentioned above (lavender,lemon, coconut, etc), and chocolate chip cookie dough.

Describe your typical day!
Wake up.  Check the blog, twitter, email, etc.  Eat breakfast.  Do more checking of internet stuff and/or go through my Bloglovin'.  Go to a coffee shop with Dan & work.  Eat lunch.  Work more/do outfit photos.  Go climbing.  Work more. Eat dinner.  Go out to get a drink with Dan or stay in and watch a show.  Sleep.

How is married life treating you? And can you tell us a little bit about your wedding day? 
Married life is great.  I don't really know what to say about my wedding day other than it went by really fast. To a certain degree I'm of the opinion that the wedding day doesn't matter all that much.  People expect you to put on this huge party and stuff, but that doesn't really matter.  What matters is the commitment made in the presence of people committed to helping you honor that commitment.

Where do you like to shop? Do you have a favorite item in your closet? 
I like to shop at Modcloth for more fancy stuff, but I like thrifting a lot for finding inexpensive, unique items.  I also go to forever 21 when I have something in mind that I want, but can't seem to find it at a thrift store.
I have a few dresses that I like, mostly just because they're super easy to wear and I just feel great in them.  I'm also wearing a certain plaid buttondown all the time lately.  And my new cropped denim jacket.

Can you give busy/tired college students quick tips for dressing well every (other) day?
Pick out something to wear the night before so you can sleep in as long as possible.  I hate waking up early and I literally cannot convince myself to get up earlier than I need to just to pick out an outfit.

You seem to have changed your hair a lot... When did you start dyeing your hair and how does it feel to change it?
I'm actually not one to change my hair a lot.  Up until I dyed it red, it had been the same for ... like ever.  When I was 23 I became a redhead and It was red for about a year and then I just decided to have fun and dye it pink and teal.  I went back to red after the summer for my wedding, and now I'm back to my natural dark brown.  It's not really scary or anything.  It's just hair and you can usually fix any terrible mistakes you make.  Plus, it grows back.

If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
Working for myself and encouraging others.

If you could go anywhere in the world right now... where would you go? 

Do you follow politics? If there's one thing you could change about the problems in the US, what would you want to change? 
I used to, but it's to full of hate for me to feel like it's an effective way to change the world.  I think if I could change one thing about problems in the US it would be for people to be more responsible - with their money, with how they treat others, with how they converse with people of other ideologies and in other parts of the world.  I don't know... I feel like it's too complicated to change just one thing.

If you had three wishes, what would they be?
That my winnebago would run on hopes and dreams, that the summer would be as long as winter and winter as short as summer, and that polaroid film would be less expensive.

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I hope you enjoyed this interview with this delightful person! 

Love, Freedom & Truth



Connecting Four said...

Cool! I am a regular reader of Delightfully Tacky and it's nice to learn more about the blog and the author Elizabeth.


Adrian said...

I'm also a Delightfully Tacky reader and it was nice to learn a bit more about Elizabeth! I'm also a huge fan of The Walking Dead!! Great interview!

xx Adrian

Jennifer Booth said...

Thanks for the lovely interview, Valentina! I've been reading Delightfully Tacky for years now, and it's nice to get to know a bit more about Elizabeth. Love the last meal question, and her favorite quote is beautiful! :)


Janice said...

I love her! Thanks for this! :D

Ellie said...

Love it! Thanks

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