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73 Questions With Style Domination

On a night where I was particularly bored (Reese was tucked away in bed and Ryan was on serious triathlon training mode), I decided to go down the rabbit hole otherwise known as Vogue’s YouTube channel.

73 Questions With Style Domination

Vogue does a brilliant feature on their YouTube where they follow celebrities around and ask them to answer 73 questions. Some of my favourite videos feature Derek ZoolanderLupita N’yongo, Victoria Beckham and Emily Ratajkowski.

I’m no celebrity, but I thought this would be fun to do myself so… here goes:

  1. On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you about life right now? 14
  2. Describe yourself in a hashtag? #nerdlinger
  3. If you could do a love scene with anyone, who would it be? I’m married so….Idris Elba. LOL!
  4. If your life was a musical, what would the marquee say? “I Hate Musicals”
  5. What’s one thing people don’t know about you? My sister and I watch K-dramas on Netflix in awe.
  6. What’s your wakeup ritual? Check phone, cuddle puppy, cuddle husband (yes, he’s second in line), brush teeth, shower, make coffee, eat
  7. What’s your go-to-bed ritual? Check phone (lol), answer messages, wake puppy for cuddles (I’m a jerk), get cozy, fall asleep immediately
  8. What’s your favorite time of day? Nighttime
  9. Your go-to for having a good laugh? Hanging out with my friends. They be funny.
  10. Dream country to visit? Thailand
  11. What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had? My last birthday party.
  12. Heels or flats/sneakers? Flats – designer ones.
  13. Vintage or new? NEW
  14. Who do you want to write your obituary? Ryan
  15. Style icon? Dominique Devereaux
  16. What are three things you can’t live without? My iPhone, my puppy, my husband
  17. What’s one ingredient you put in everything? Butter
  18. What 3 people living or dead would you like to make dinner for? My grandmother, Jimi Hendrix, Anthony Bourdain (I’m ambitious)
  19. Window or aisle seat? Both to myself at the same time.
  20. What’s your current TV obsession? Dear White People
  21. Favorite app? Instagram
  22. Secret talent? I can pretty much resuscitate any dying plant
  23. Most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life? Hiking Machu Picchu
  24. How would you define yourself in three words? Funny, stylish, warm
  25. Favorite piece of clothing you own? Right now, a black sweater from Aritzia that is cropped with billowy sleeves (Thais Cardigan)
  26. Must have clothing item everyone should have? A great pair of shoes. They elevate everything.
  27. Superpower you would want? Invisibility
  28. What’s inspiring you in life right now? A few people I’ve met recently who are killing it.
  29. Best piece of advice you’ve received? Not the best piece of advice but definitely the most memorable: “Never be on time for anything.” That was from my crazy Mum. I think she meant: “Always be fashionably late.”
  30. Best advice you’d give your teenage self? “You will have boobs one day. Promise.”
  31. A book that everyone should read? Fast Food Nation
  32. What would you like to be remembered for? For being kind…and funny.
  33. How do you define beauty? A warm, inviting smile and kind personality, followed by full lips, big, bright eyes, beautiful, glowing skin, and great hair… 
  34. What do you love most about your body? The fact that it works well and I’m going to keep it that way
  35. Best way to take a rest/decompress? A long run followed by a long massage
  36. Favorite place to view art? The National Art Gallery of Canada, followed by the Galleria Borghese in Rome. Incredible.
  37. If your life was a song, what would the title be? Break My Stride, Matthew Wilder
  38. If you could master one instrument, what would it be? Electric guitar. All the way. Oooh – piano too.
  39. If you had a tattoo, where would it be? I don’t do tattoos.
  40. Dolphins or koalas? Dolphins. Koalas, while cute, are booorrrring. They don’t do anything!!
  41. What’s your spirit animal? Miranda Priestly
  42. Best gift you’ve ever received? A trip to Australia.
  43. Best gift you’ve ever given? We gave our sister Erika some treats when she moved to England. She cried. I’m crying.
  44. What’s your favorite board game? Cards Against Humanity
  45. What’s your favorite color? Black
  46. Least favorite color?  I love all colours
  47. Diamonds or pearls? Pearls with diamonds.
  48. Drugstore makeup or designer? Designer
  49. Blow-dry or air-dry? Air-dry
  50. Pilates or yoga? WEIGHTS followed by a movement class!
  51. Coffee or tea? Tea
  52. What’s the weirdest word in the English language? “Gig” followed by “moist”
  53. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate? Milk chocolate
  54. Stairs or elevator? Elevator
  55. Summer or winter? SUMMER!
  56. You are stuck on an island, you can pick one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would you eat? Chocolate cake, like Betty Crocker, grocery store chocolate cake.
  57. A dessert you don’t like? North American Black Forest Cake. Don’t you dare serve that stuff to a German
  58. A skill you’re working on mastering? Getting my foot unstuck from my mouth
  59. Best thing to happen to you today? I got a pretty sweet loaner from Acura.
  60. Worst thing to happen to you today? It rained and I wore my blush pink suede Pedro Garcia shoes. Sigh.
  61. Best compliment you’ve ever received? “You’re incredibly loyal, you know that?” Yes.
  62. Favorite smell? A three-way tie: a good men’s cologne (so sexy), freshly baked bread, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies
  63. Hugs or kisses? Hugs and kisses
  64. If you made a documentary, what would it be about? How I bumbled through life successfully
  65. Last piece of content you consumed that made you cry? Ryan made me watch John Wick. The puppy scene. Come on. #unnecessary
  66. Lipstick or lip gloss? Lipstick
  67. Sweet or savory? Sweet
  68. Girl crush? My pal Crystal Haynes – smart and beautiful, and Negin Mirsalehi. That hair! That life! 
  69. How do you know you’re in love? When he eats all of your maple candies and you don’t get upset
  70. Song you can listen to on repeat? I Remember, Dead Maus
  71. If you could switch lives with someone for a day who would it be? Oprah – mainly so I can yell stuff in that Oprah voice. Oh yeah…and being a billionaire would be “interesting”.
  72. What are you most excited about at this time in your life? A few things! Seeing Reese grow, heading into 15 years of marriage, my blog, SUMMER….
  73. Your affirmation for today? “Life is pretttayyy, prettttaaayyy, prettttaaaayyy good.”
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. June 22, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Boy this list requires a lot of soul searching to see who you really are! Congrats on being able to nail down answers for all 73 questions.

    • Dominique
      June 24, 2018 / 11:35 am

      Thank you! It took me a reeeeaaaallllyyy long time to do this blog post!

  2. June 22, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    Your morning and night routine had me cracking up. This was pretty good.

    • Dominique
      June 24, 2018 / 11:33 am

      I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for reading!

  3. June 23, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    Lol at number 69. The moment I don’t have an entire meltdown because my partner ate my taco, I’ll know I’m in love.

    • Dominique
      June 23, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      Hahahaha! This made me bust out laughing. Tacos are serious business.

  4. June 24, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Black is also my favorite color. There was a time when I only owned black clothing; no I am not a goth lol. I just like it.

    • Dominique
      June 24, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      LOL, Kim. Too funny…..

  5. Leslie
    June 24, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    Ooh how cool is this! I am turning 45 soon and will tackle answering 45 of these just for fun. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Kwi
    June 25, 2018 / 2:44 am

    This was a fun detailed questionairre. People do not do these in blog post anymore so I enjoyed this do you really like Dear White People I want to get into it but…I will give it another shot.

  7. June 25, 2018 / 7:02 am

    I feel like we’re BFFs now. LOL. Very cool post, and #19… all day!

    • Dominique
      June 25, 2018 / 9:41 am

      AWWW Monique! Haha! Girl – we ar officially BFFs. Thanks for reading and #19 alllll the live long day!

  8. Kita
    June 25, 2018 / 7:34 am

    LOL at hubby being second to your puppy for cuddles. I also love your affirmation!

  9. June 25, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    I love those 73 questions videos too. My love test involves food too. RIP to your shoes that got ruined.

  10. June 25, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    I loved this, I also watch these from Vogue on YouTube. I love that you said Miranda Priestly was your spirit animal.

  11. June 25, 2018 / 2:49 pm

    Idris Elba is really my man crush. LOL, my husband doesn’t realize it and thinks Idris is just a versatile actor. I just love that he is so manly. I loved that you did the 73 questions so we could get to know better. Overall the post was cool, sweet, and creative.

  12. June 25, 2018 / 5:28 pm

    I love tea as well but I gotta have my coffee! It’s always cool to get to know more about bloggers.

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