I always ask for your questions every week through e-mail or twitter, and you guys have been so awesome about giving me feedback. Many of the questions I receive merit long responses, but some can be answered easily with just a few sentences. Those questions and my answers are as follows, for your skimming pleasure.
Q: What is your favorite color combination to use for your flowers? (from Amanda)
A: It’s still too early, but I’m feeling fallish. Probably from working on so many autumn weddings right now.
Q: What is your ultimate “belt it out” song that puts you in a good mood no matter what? (from Brooke)
A: Anything by Britney–I really like Stronger, and my brother and I have been known to videotape ourselves singing Circus. We’re like performers, the dance floor is our stage.
Really though, my constant favorite songs are German dance pop and electro, and then on the side I cycle through whatever top 40 pop is happening at the moment. So right now I’m into Britney, GaGa, etc.
Q: Why is being on the Martha Stewart Show one of your goals? (from Rachel)
A: It represents a tier of exposure and success that I have held as ideal for years. Martha is the most respected expert in the field of entertaining and homekeeping, and the Martha Stewart Weddings magazine had a never-before-seen impact on wedding culture after its launch in 1994 by changing the way brides visualize and execute the plans for their weddings. I belong on her show because I understand her aesthetic, I have designed a craft that lots of people like, and I want to teach it to everyone. Besides being completely in awe of Martha in particular, I would love to extend my reach to more people so I can connect with them and learn from them.
Q: Where do you find all your rhinestone buttons? I have quite a few vintage buttons, but the rhinestone ones seem impossible to find. (from Judy)
A: Hint: look for vintage rhinestone jewelry
Q: Where do you get so much energy??? (from Kimke)
A: I have a job that gives me genuine pleasure. I am motivated 24 hours a day to write, design, pound pavement, stitch. My love for what I do serves as fuel to give me the motivation and momentum to work so much.
Q: What Etsy shop did you get your Lasertron necklace from? It’s adorable! (from Amanda)
A: Cupcakes and Mace!
Q: I’ve noticed in your outfit posts you have a different handbag everytime - do you change bags daily? weekly? whenever necessary? (from Jenn)
A: I mostly rotate through my yellow Ted Baker bow bag and a big black leather BCBG frame bag that I can’t find anywhere on the internet.
Q: Welches Geschäft kannst du in Berlin besonders empfehlen? (von Anja)
A: Ich liebe Calypso fur schuhe–es ist in Mitte. Auch O.F.T. fur bekleidung–auf Chausseestrasse! Die Wahrheit ist ich mich hauptsachlich auf Kudamm einkaufen weil mein lieblings Hotel sind hier. Und ja mein Deutsch ist schlecht. Kein hassen.
Q: If you have to choose one project to show on Martha (fingers crossed) would you rather do a bouquet or boutonniere? (from Kari)
A: From my experience watching the show, the bouquet segment would probably be a little rushed. I’d like to demonstrate a boutonniere and give a bouquet kit away to everyone in the audience. Unless Martha’s handlers told me that was too confusing, which I’ve decided is probable.
Q: How old is Professor Lasertron? (from bellkiss)
A: He turned 32 on Sunday! Though he is satisfyingly more aged than me, he is still my sweet little baby bee.