About a month ago, I created a Formspring to use as a FAQ for this blog. I am now going to start posting the answers here little by little and delete my Formspring. I think in the future, it might be easier to just leave comments below this post or email me if you have questions!
Anyway, here is part 1…
How old are you?
I am 31.
Do you have children?
Yes, I have a little girl. She is 2 and a half years old.
Is sharing the time for working and taking care of your child difficult for you?
Not too difficult, no. It’s nice to be able to hang out with her and work at the same time. It really is a privilege and I appreciate how lucky I am.
When and why did you become a redhead?
In August 2009, because I like to change!
What dress size are you?
I am a size UK12 (that’s US8 and EU40).
When did you move to London?
In January 2005. Before that I spent a few months in Bristol.
How do you make a living?
I am self-employed. I earn a little through ads on my blog, but I mainly make money through freelance writing, styling and social media consulting.
When you were a little girl, what did you want to be?
First I wanted to be a vet (age 5) then around 8 I wanted to be a writer, it evolved slowly till 12 when I decided I would be a journalist.
What are your blogger pet peeves?
No hesitation: bad PR.
How many hits do you have on your blog a day? And how long have you been doing your blog?
I have had my blog since November 2007. I get about 200.000 pageviews per month.
What the story behind your blog’s title?
There isn’t really a story, it was a name I used when I occasionally played records while still in Paris. Just because I was a Mademoiselle and I like robots.
What is your favourite colour to wear?
I like pale/pastel colours, although they don’t all suit me (beige and cream are big no-nos for me).
I don’t wear them very often for the sake of practicality (I am clumsy).
What is your biggest flaw?
Being blunt / telling it like it is. I don’t really see it as a flaw but let’s say most people don’t really know how to deal with it.
Do you have a tumblr?
Yes, it is mademoisellerobot.tumblr.com
Do you have any tattoos? Or want any?
I had a heart tattooed on the tip of my ring finger, but as my tattooist predicted, it disappeared because tattoos on the inside of the fingers don’t last. So weird.
I am thinking of having it redone and also I want to get another tattoo on my wrist.
Who is your favourite artist?
I have a few: Francis Bacon, David Hamilton, Jeff Koons, Botticelli.
What do you like to do on a saturday night
Stay at home, get in my jammies nice and early and snuggle up in bed with my boyfriend to watch a film or 2.
What’s your favorite music at the moment, whether it be recent or older?
I listen to a lot of old stuff! Blossom Dearie is a firm favourite, but I also love The Fleetwoods and The Sonics. Of course the 60’s girl groups get my vote as well, and the Beach Boys and quite a lot of 60’s folky stuff actually.
For newer things, I like The XX a lot and I like Weezer, Dinosaur Jr, Folded Light, Sufjan Stevens, there is a long list!
Do you feel confident most days?
Yes, I do. I am very aware of my strengths and try to make most of them. I think to “live your life” online, confidence is the first thing to have.
You will always be faced with all sorts of nastiness and bitter remarks, so believing in yourself is always a good idea.