Friday, February 11, 2011

My Best Friend Jules + 70s Inspired Giveaway!

I am so excited to be able to do a special feature post for a wonderful sponsor and two talented girls! Mervi and Helena are explorers, treasure hunters, and have a huge passion for vintage pretties. They are here to share a little bit about their story, their inspiration and offer a special surprise to my readers! And now, I would like to officially introduce, My Best Friend Jules!

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Tell us about your blog, My Best Friend Jules.
We are Mervi and Helena, two girls united by the love of all things vintage. Our story began two years ago, when we met at a design course. It was friendship at first sight. 
Before our blog was born, we often discussed about a little project that we could do together - something we’re both passionate about and something fun. And slowly the idea of having a vintage blog started becoming more and more intriguing. In November 2010, we decided to create My Best Friend Jules blog. 
We are on a mission to share the vintage loveliness all around us, as well as our passion for design, art, photography and all things cute. We both have our own distinctive styles and we want to bring that forth. Therefore we are blogging daily, in turns, giving our lovely readers a bit of versatility and different perspectives. So far it has worked wonders!




It's so neat to see two friends running a blog together, tell us about you.
We make a really good combo – we are so similar, but oh so different. And that’s why it’s always so interesting to share ideas. We also have the same sense of humor - what would life be without hint of sarcasm on everything you do? Life is fun and we don’t take things so seriously. It’s ok to have stupid ideas because next week they can be awesome and so called top dollar. Never give up and remember to dream big!

Vintage jewelry: Art deco black Onyx silver ring
Song: Kids, MGMT
Movie: Ed Wood, Tim Burton
Vintage jewelry: Greek key pendant necklace
Song: I just want some love, Melanie Horsnell
Movie: Vicky Christina Barcelona, Woody Allen
What inspires you the most?
Mervi: Courage, in all its forms, is one of the most inspiring things in the whole wide world.
Helena: People who love what they do and respect others.


Favorite Magazine?
Mervi: Nylon Magazine
Helena: Vice, Vogue

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Helena is a mascarpone flavor kinda gal, and Mervi is the traditional vanilla and strawberry combo girl… with chocolate sauce, of course.

Favorite Place to Visit?
Mervi: One of my favorite places in the whole wide world is my little hometown, Kauhajoki, Finland. Whenever I visit there, I feel right at home. Everything there is so small, cozy and welcoming. Another lovely place, close to my heart, is Sydney, Australia. I’ve lived there for two years and it’s just one of those places I never get sick of. The city is so full of life and everywhere you look, you can find such inspiration and beauty. Bliss!


Helena: You don’t always have travel far to find an interesting place – you can find it from your own city or town. Helsinki is great, because the sea is near. I also love Barcelona, Stockholm, and Copenhagen.


Favorite Inspiration Website?
There are so many inspirational websites out there. But lately, we’ve both been spending a lot of time on Pinterest. It’s like a never-ending pool of inspiration filled with beautiful artwork, fashion, design, illustrations, quotes, photography etc. People are so talented and creative. Beyond amazing! If you want to see the things we’ve been pinning on to our little boards, take a peek at http://pinterest.com/myfriendjules/ 

Current vintage obsession? 
We are both obsessed about vintage accessories. Jewelry, hairpieces, handbags, shoes, sunglasses, belts… you name it. And the word obsessed is an understatement! We run a daily feature in our blog – jewelry we heart today – to share our current obsessions! 


And now, how about a 70s chic inspired GIVEAWAY courtesy of Mervi & Helena?! They are offering a beautiful floral leather purse accompanied with a hippy inspired necklace to one lucky winner! --Psst! -- they are also hosting a 70s mosaic ring giveaway over at their blog, take a look!


Love 70s chic accessories!? Here's how to Enter:

Main Entry
1. Leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite inspiration.

Bonus Entries (please leave one comment on this post per bonus entry)
1. Become a follower of MaieDae via GFC (on the right) or Bloglovin
2. Become a follower of My Best Friend Jules via GFC or Bloglovin
3. Tweet about it! Here. I've made it easy for you: @MaieDae is hosting a special feature & 70s inspired GIVEAWAY courtesy of @myfriendjules!! http://tinyurl.com/5svdjz6

One winner will be selected at random and announced one week from now!! Good luck! And a huge THANK YOU to Mervi & Helena for sharing their passions and offering this beautiful giveaway! 


40 comments:

  1. my favorite inspiration is from old magazine's AND many many bloggers!!!
    i also love looking at Art Deco books..
    xoox

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  2. i am a faithful follower!

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  3. ahhh i am following her wonderful blog now 2!!!

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  4. I'm following MaieDae's blog


    ashleeriley@gmail.com

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  5. I'm following My Best Friend Jules+

    ashleeriley@gmail.com

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  6. and I've tweeted about the giveaway from @ashlee'sboutique

    ashleeriley@gmail.com

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  7. My inspiration? Music. for sure!

    CrowndVic (at) gmail.com

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  8. I'm a GFC follower! (CrowndVic)

    CrowndVic (at) gmail.com

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  9. Tweeted! (@CrowndVic)

    CrowndVic (at) gmail.com

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  10. Dude. Their stuff is beyooootiful! My favorite inspiration is my ex-boyfriend, Dave, who passed away six years ago yesterday. He committed suicide following a mental illness, & my inspiration comes from the creativity & beauty he demonstrated before the illness took over - I live in his honor, to try to achieve the sort of beautiful life I know he would've gone on to lead had he made it through.

    suburbansweetheart(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. My favorite bits of inspiration come from nature! I love birds and the bright colors of spring flowers.

    Also, I'm a follower!

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  12. I'm usually inspired by theatre, music, my own feelings and 'reports' and drawings, paintings of Victorian, Renaissence eras and the Middle Ages. :).

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  13. Also, I follow you via gfc :).

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  14. and I follow My Best Friend Jules via gfc, too :).

    badorka@vipmail.hu

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  15. My inspiration right now, at this very moment, is this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/katesokoler/5435684497/

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  16. I am one of your followers. :)

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  17. Photography is probably my greatest inspiration. I love the way moments are frozen in time and saved forever :)

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  18. I'm also a follower :)

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  19. I'm inspired by the 40s, such a glamorous and complicated decade.

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  20. I follow you via GFC.

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  21. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/AHastyLife/status/36193358929989632

    <3 Ashley
    www.ahastylife.com
    ashley dot hasty at gmail dot com

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  22. Pretty giveaway! My favorite inspiration is anything vintage - I can't get enough of it!

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  23. I'm inspired by everyday things, I really draw from shapes and colors around me.

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  24. I am a follower of MaieDae

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  25. SUPER CUTE giveaway!! my favorite inspiration is honestly other blogs! :) everyone is soo creative in this community!!

    sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. i am a follower of your lovely blog! :)

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  27. i tweeted!! :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/sandyalamode/status/36234400916185088

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  28. These days I'm inspired by blogs like these! That, and 60s and 70s vintage :)

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  29. My favorite inspiration usually comes from nature. There are so many beautiful things placed in the natural world all around us and a nice hike in the woods or a beautiful day is one of the most accessible and greatest sources of inspiration to me.

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  30. I'm inspired by other bloggers. :)

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  31. I follow your blog on bloglines.

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  32. My inspiration is the world around me!

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  33. I follow My Best friend jules! :)

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  34. i am a follower of your blog :)

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  35. my inspiration comes from reading blogs i love and trying to accomplish the things i want by viewing others who have come such a long way

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  36. I'm inspired by magazines and reading a lot of blogs!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  37. I'm following you via GFC! :)

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  38. I also follow My Best Friend Jules blog!

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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  39. I tweeted! :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/elisekayem/status/36546709207130112

    elisegeorgoussis at gmail dot com

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