Monday, 17 January 2011

My First Blog Award! Hurrah! And Some Random Facts About Moi

Today I was nominated for the Stylish Blogger Award by the oh so lovely Psycho Sue over at Sew Misunderstood: Fatshion For Wayward Girls! I'm so happy about this, especially seeing as my blog is still a bit new and always evolving. At first I wasn't quite sure what form this blog was going to take, but now I'm happy with the fact that it's pretty much a fashion/style based blog that goes along the more alternative route, of course!
The conditions of this award are:
1)Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2)Share 7 things about yourself
3)Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers.
4)Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

So here are my 7 random things...

1) My name isn't really Kiki La Mer...what? You mean you didn't know that?? =P My actual name is..........Coral Pearce-Mariner. And no, I'm not joking.

2) I am a vegetarian! Don't get me wrong, I believe that meat is seriously tasty and I love the smell of a good steak but I just feel guilty about eating animals. I've worked at farms, animal parks and even a zoo in the past and I've come to learn that every animal, whether it be an elephant or a cockroach - they all have their own personalities. I just can't do it. No food with a face...although if you eat meat near me I will smell it. Mmmm.

3) I used to be a chav. I'm serious. You wanna see a picture?
Terrible. We're talking fake tan, bleached hair (although I did have some blue streaks here), a GOLD car and terrible clothing. The works. This picture was taken on holiday in Magaluf. Thank heavens I found Rockabilly. This is me now...

 4) I have a major girl crush on Dita Von Teese. Seriously, this woman is perfection. Amazing skin and amazing style...she's the epitome of retro gorgeousness.

5) I have 8 tattoos, although it's soon to be 9! I have a butterfly on my left shoulderblade, a hummingbird with really long tail feathers on the right side of my stomach, a Japanese symbol meaning 'Tiger' on the left side, although slightly lower down (I know, I know, Japanese symbols just scream TRAMP STAMP!! but I love it for what it means to me and hey, I used to be a chav!), 3 fuschia flowers on my right foot with 'Dad' written in the vines, a bow on the back of my left ankle, a small skull and crossbones behind my right ear, a yellow button on my right wrist and a bizarre combo of things on my left wrist/arm which can only be explained via a picture:
The key is to do with commemorating my 21st birthday and the year in which I finally got a hold of my life and picked myself up out of some pretty harsh times. The mountain/jungle/sea is to celebrate the first step in getting my life back together - I went to Ecuador for 3months and volunteered with local families. It was awesome - and it made me realise how silly I was for complaining about things - these people lived on $2 a week. Inspirational!

6) I'm going to my very first EVER music festival in July. I'm VERY excited! It's Sonisphere at Knebworth and so far Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Biffy Clyro, Foo Fighters, Slipknot and Motorhead have been confirmed. To say I'm excited would be an understatement. \m/(>.<)\m/ Rock On!

7) When I began this blog, I had no idea how much fun it would be. I feel like you guys are some great new friends in my life and I look forward to reading your blogs every day. Thanks for being so great! You all rock my socks off!

My nominations for this lovely award are as follows!


  1. Oh thank you so much!
    I'll post about it in the next few days!

  2. WOW! Thanks, I will get straight to work on the post!

  3. Thank you so much! I got so excited when I saw that someone nominated my little blog! haha!(: Ill post asap!

  4. Thank you for the link & mention! I love your look (though that's probably not a surprise) :)