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25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

So, I’ve been blogging now for three years and it’s just occurred to me that most of you only know me as “the fashion blogger” or “the beauty blogger”.  But there is sooo much more to “The Dom“!! I promise, that will be the first and last time I refer to myself in the first person. If it happens again, I’ll kick my own ass.

Twenty Five Things You Didn't Know About Me | Dominique Baker of Style Domination
Twenty Five Things You Didn't Know About Me | Dominique Baker of Style Domination
Twenty Five Things You Didn't Know About Me | Dominique Baker of Style Domination

Well, here goes:

  1. I’m an undercover gearhead. My dream car is an Audi A7. The faster, the better.
  2. I’m afraid of deep water.
  3. In addition to being afraid of deep water, I don’t like my feet to touch the sea/lake/river floor. Gross!
  4. I didn’t know I was competitive until my husband bought a pool table.
  5. I’m obsessed with airplanes! They are a truly technical wonder! One of my favourite shows of all time is “Mayday” on the Discovery Network…a show based on in-depth analyses of plane crashes. #NerdAlert
  6. I also love cheesy tv: Supernatural, Real Housewives of Any City, Dynasty – you name it. If it kills brain cells, I’ll watch it!
  7. I broke my front tooth when I was 8 years old. The experience was so traumatic that I’m now fanatical about oral health.
  8. I am the most Sagittarian of the Sagittarians. Huge personality, humourous, if you bug me, you’ll know it, a little too blunt, a little too spendy…you know how it is.
  9. I listen to classical music while driving. It lessens my road rage.
  10. I don’t lovvvve concerts. I just want to hear my favourite song then leave. LOL.
  11. I’ve known my husband since the second grade. In fact, we used our second grade class picture as our wedding rehearsal invitation. He is also my best friend.
  12. I’m fiercely loyal. I’ll always have your back (if I like and respect you).
  13. I LOVE horror movies! The scarier and more disturbing, the better.
  14. My most embarrassing moment? Getting my braces stuck in a volleyball net in the ninth grade. I literally hung from the net by my mouth while my friends pointed and laughed. LOL – wow.
  15. I can watch Shawshank Redemption on a loop. Just ask my poor sisters.
  16. A characteristic I like least about myself? I stress-out easily.
  17. I speak French.
  18. I play the piano, violin, clarinet and flute.
  19. Riding my bike is my favourite exercise of all-time because it doesn’t feel like exercise. I feel free as a bird while peddling away!
  20. I had an extensive collection of designer bags…which was stolen during a break-in three Christmases ago. Still shedding tears over that one.
  21. I grind my teeth during sleep. I sleepwalk. I sleeptalk. I have disturbed sleep. LOL.
  22. I love giving back to the community. Community engagement and supporting local anything fills my heart.
  23. I love candy: Atomic Fireballs, gummy bears, Hubba Bubba, Fruit Mentos….it’s all so good.
  24. I took ballet lessons for most of my childhood.
  25. London is my favourite city in the world. It has an energy that is beyond compare.


Top – Aritzia | Skirt – Aritzia | Belt – Aritzia (similar here) | Wallet – Louis Vuitton | Watch – Daniel Wellington | Boots – L’Intervalle (similar here)

Twenty Five Things You Didn't Know About Me | Dominique Baker of Style Domination
Twenty Five Things You Didn't Know About Me | Dominique Baker of Style Domination
Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. March 20, 2018 / 11:03 am

    Dominique that was truly awesome!

    I enjoyed learning about you — what’s so funny was the braces episode but sad sad sad, the stolen designer collection. What a violation! I’d love to tell a dozen things about me, here it is :-):

    1. People mistake my age for 30-35 every day! I’m 51
    2. My dream cars are the A7 and the Tesla equally! I subscribe to Car and Driver magazine, I am a car enthusiast.
    3. I danced modern dance/ballet for 20 years
    4. I am a Libra – another loyal and giving Zodiac! A little indecisive but when I know it, I know it and ready to decide!
    5. I am obsessed and I mean OBSESSED with anything Crime/Forensics TV and mindless Housewives of anything shows, HA!
    6. I can watch The Devil Wears Prada all day and notice something different each time, lol
    7. My all time favorite movie is The Devil Wears Prada, comedy and Gladiator (I LOVE PERIOD FILMS & TV SHOWS!)
    8. I don’t eat chocolate, rarely, rarely, it’s soooo not my favorite taste
    9. Because I wanted to e a ballet dancer, I twirled around all day long until I fell on the edge of a table, busted my lip and had 12 stitches in my bottom lip. The scar is still there! HAHA
    10. I can eat tacos every day and I mean every day – it’s my Favorite food!
    11. I collect rare vintage toys – I have a 1965 Diana Ross doll, and a Julia 1960’s paper doll kit.
    12. 10. I am a shop-a-holic – I cannot resist a deal and I have been out of control for the last 3 months! HELP!!

    There’s much more to me – and I hope this gives some insight for you into my life as your subscriber and fan-friend! XOXO

    • March 20, 2018 / 11:06 am

      * Please excuse the minor typos – my screen needs to be in really large font next time. 🙂

      • Dominique
        March 20, 2018 / 8:37 pm

        Oh my goodness – no worries. And can I say “DAMN GIRL! I would have never guessed you were 51!” You look INCREDIBLE.

        • Cheryl
          March 21, 2018 / 12:55 pm

          Girl THANK YOU!! It’s in the genes and I drink plenty of water, tea, and cardio, meditation makes a difference.

    • Dominique
      March 20, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Cheryl – I feel we are the same person! I think we really need to meet and share our mutual love of cars, The Devil Wears Prada, ballet, shopping and vintage toys over a good cocktail! Btw, I can’t believe you love vintage toys! I collect Smurfs and Strawberry Shortcake dolls (and her friends). I told you I was a nerd! LOL! xoxoxoxoxo

      • Cheryl
        March 21, 2018 / 1:00 pm

        I know right! Some things are just meant to be! Oh and my boyfriend says I’m a total nerd but he’s a collector of vintage toys spanning 25 years!! GI Joe and other Marvel toys and cars. I look forward to connecting in some way in the future!! Appletinis all the way!

  2. paul
    March 20, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    That was frank talk. But there is so much more to you that meets the eye. I enjoyed reading bout U. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers. Your wonderful.

    • Dominique
      March 20, 2018 / 8:32 pm

      Hey Paul! Thank you so much for this kind comment. I hope to see you too! Been too long!

  3. March 21, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    First, beautiful skirt!

    I can’t believe you love candy and your skin looks so good. I hate candy. But I do love Supernatural, and I kind of feel the same way you do about concerts. I just want to hear my favorite songs played without all the people around. I had braces as a kid, but never experienced anything as traumatic as what you went through, lol. And it’s super cute that you and your husband used your second grade photos for your rehearsal. Adorbs. Time for me to get out and ride my bike!

    • Dominique
      March 22, 2018 / 10:31 pm

      OMG. My freaking teeth. They are the bane of my existence. It’s seriously a miracle that I don’t have a massive phobia of dentists. I don’t mind music festivals before they get all crammed full of crazy, drunkards. LOL! And while I love candy – I know my limits. I can have a few and be satisfied, therefore bypassing the zits. LOL

  4. Cheryl
    March 21, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    I agree OH TO BE A MUSE! Her skin is flawless looking. I totally forgot about the concert thing. OMG, I don’t do concerts of festivals. Too many people. And the 2nd grade meeting and later married in life is the most romantic thing ever …

    I will eat the socks off of any hard sweet/sour candy! No chocolate though.

    • Dominique
      March 22, 2018 / 10:29 pm

      HAHA! You’re too funny, Cheryl. YES – you need to follow Cheryl’s “Oh To Be A Muse” blog. It’s one of my favourites! Her skin is like milk chocolate!

      ANn I totally understand about festivals and concerts. It can be a bit of a crush!

  5. March 23, 2018 / 10:24 am

    Following! And yes, she is beautiful. I’m loving the connections 🙂

  6. Dorcas
    April 15, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    Wow, just saw this link on YouTube. And I did laugh. Imagine you hanging by your braces!!! I hate those things. Hope it never get to need them.
    You play three instruments? We will make some music together when I visi Canada. (I have always wanted to visit British Columbia. I love Nature and wildlife ).
    You have an amazing personality, and I wish I had married my Primary School crush. Unfortunately, I NEVER found him😈😈😈; but my hubby too is my bestie.
    This was truly enlightening, and you forgot to tell is that you love taking care of yourself 😊

    • Dominique
      April 16, 2019 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Dorcas! YES! You must visit Canada and BC is a jewel! Stunningly beautiful.

      • Dominique
        April 17, 2019 / 11:09 am

        Of course, Dorcas! You’re welcome xo

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