Tuesday, March 30, 2010

playlists & a giveaway: with LaLa! Shoes



i just love a great playlist. i think it stems back to those glorious mixed tapes days where i'd either make, sometimes receive and always always covet a fabulous collection of tunes by various great artists! for me, a personal playlist is a magical grouping of songs. *bliss!* ... so i've asked some wonderful artists if they'd make up a little playlist on a theme for this new rikrak studio series. i thought we might get a glimpse into what musically inspires these fabulous folks... i'm thrilled to present the next: playlists with lalashoes! and check out the other great playlists here.

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i'm smitten.
i'm just enamoured with the beautiful, colourful, whimsical, etheral world that talented footwear artist Daria of LaLa! Shoes creates with her amazing linen & felt home shoes.

a visit to her boutique and i'm whisked away to a home that is vivid and filled with all the right kinds of energy for the kiddies in our lives: wool felt baby shoes in the most luscious colour-combos!
and beside them in the shop, women's home shoes in delightful linens that evoke that well-balanced, blissfully content, healthy & happy woman inside each of us.

*swoon!*


wouldn't these be fabulous mother's day gifts? or birthday gifts for a dear friend? or a pair for yourself? how about a baby pair for the wee ones! so sweet!

as a medallist in the handmade olympics, i was thrilled to see world sharing my complete adoration for the style and panache of LaLaShoes! her unique shoes and slippers are, for me, simply perfect. read on for your amazing chance to WIN a pair! woohoo!


and i thought you all might like a little glimpse into the music behind the artistic footworks that are *designed with passion & sewn with care!*












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dj: la la shoes
playlist theme: a mix of the songs I love.


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1.
Esbjörn Svensson Trio - From Gagarin's Point of View
One of my favourite pieces by EST - I really feel like floating in space. It's wistful & very calming.


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2. The Pixies -
Where is my mind? & Hey
Ha! The whole Band! It was so difficult to choose! Sorry, must be at least 2 songs!
Energizing! They scream when I'm not allowed to!

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3.
Radiohead - 2+2=5 & Knives out & Paranoid Android
Again - I could just write - Radiohead "All & Everything".
I could listen to them any time!

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4.
Miles Davis - Generique / from L'Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
So good, so sad.


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5. Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
This makes me remember Sundays of my childhood - my father used to wake us up with Armstrong on Sundays. Makes me feel sunny and optimistic. Found a funny performance!



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6.
Cannonball Adderley feat. Miles Davis - Autumn Leaves
I could listen to jazz all the time - good for everything. Working, reading, cooking, just listening. The genre I enjoy the most.

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7.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five

Excellent to start the day!


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8. Massive Attack - Karmacoma
Haha, the sexy song :) I found this interesting performance.
Makes me feel powerful. And very focused.


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9.
The Shins - Sleeping Lessons

Incredibly cheerful - it's like a huge vitamins shot! Fantastic to match colours for the shoes!

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10.
Cinematic Orchestra - The Man With The Movie Camera
Keeps me focused.

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11. Etta James - At Last
I always stop when I hear this song. I can't think or work. Absolutely mesmerizing.

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12. Gershwin plays Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue

Makes me smile. I used to listen it from an old gramophone we had,
head down in the armchair.


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13. Bonobo -
Days to Come

Excellent for long working hours! Keeps me focused.
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14.
Paris Combo - Fibre de verre
Just hyper! Like me, sometimes.
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15.
Dionysos - La Mécanique du Coeur
Our first band together- the funniest thing is that we discover a new French word each time we listen to them, and then feel so proud :) (still learning French!)

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In Daria's words: So hard to make such a short playlist :)

My husband and I both work from home - so we listen to music all the time. He's our DJ! We rarely mix different artists when listening, we almost always play full albums. It gives me rhythm when working, knowing which song is next and staying in one mood for at least 45 minutes.

Sometimes we listen to calm music the whole day, but sometimes we put an "energizing" album on to wake us up! Most of the time music just keeps in tune with the ongoing mood - up, down, calm, screaming, cheerful.
It has a great impact on me - one of the most important things in my life, I remember periods of my life by some albums or songs. Well, who doesn't? I enjoy silence, but can't imagine a day without music (especially if it's a working day).

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wonderful stuff! thanks so much for such a fabulous playlist, nicey!
love it!
and now... the moment you've been waiting for...
an amazing giveaway from LaLaShoes!

that's right! one lucky rikrak studio reader
will win
a pair of
Pop! Stars shoes

in green, size 18-24 months / EU size 22.

a $52.00 value!

{ the details: They're made of thicker pure wool felt (Oeko-Tex Standard 100% certified) and have 3mm thick soles and eco-leather (leather substitute) no-skid undersoles.}

eep! they're so fantastically sweet! yay!
perfect for spring indoors! yay!

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here's how to enter the giveaway!
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1. go visit the wonderful LaLa! Shoes shop!
... take a look around ... come back here and leave a comment in this post about your favourite goodie from her shop & why you love it!= 1 entry

2.
leave us a comment about a song you love to listen to all the time!

... = 1 entry

3. visit Daria's vibrant flickr photosteam & add her as a contact.
come back here & tell us.

... = 1 entry.

4. follow LaLa! Shoes on twitter @lalamonde . Come back here and tell us about it!
... 1 entry

5. tweet on
twitter
about this giveaway and leave us a link to it in a separate comment here. please be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! :) = 1 more possible entry.


6. blog about this giveaway and leave us a link to it in a separate comment here.
= 1 more possible entry


7. follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
and leave me a comment here telling us that you do! = 1 more possible entry.

8. :: PLEASE NOTE:
each entry must be it's own comment.
thanks! ::

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:: RULES ::
a) it is possible to have a maximum of 7 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!
c) using random.org, 1 winner of the LaLa!Shoes giveaway will be chosen on wednesday april 7th @ 9pm EST.
d) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

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have a fabulously vivid day, nicies!

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98 comments:

  1. I love the Zen Bordeaux linen women's shoes. Very pretty and comfy looking.

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  2. I LOVE this shop as well. My favorites are the fiep women's shoes.
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29901981

    Beautiful!!

    lainemmoffatt @ yahoo.com

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  3. I love listening to Coldplay's Viva la Vida to rev up my day!

    lainemmoffatt @ yahoo.com

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  4. this is my favourite pair:

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43556665

    because it's yellow, my favourite colour!

    my email is aliko98(at)yahoo.com

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  5. Just Beautiful! I love http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43060400

    the playlist will be going later in my studio!

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  6. I am now a follower of Rikrak studio...great blog!

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  7. LaLAShoes is really wonderful shop! I love all the Items! My fav one is Claret linen baby shoes http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32164974

    Anastasia

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  8. What a wonderful world of Luis Armstrong - is adorable!

    Anastasia

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  9. I twitted about the giveaway. You can check in my twitter profile: http://twitter.com/Accentnou

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  10. Added Lala Shoes as a contact in Flickr

    Anastasia

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  11. @Fly_A_Kite is now following @lalamonde on twitter.

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  12. My favorite item from her etsy shop is Fiep - girl and women linen room shoes. I LOVE the baby shoes too---they're adorable!

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  13. My newest fav song to listen to: My Mind Is Ramblin' by The Black Keys

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  14. I love felt shoes!!! My favorite from the site is Pop (in the blue).

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  15. @Fly_A_Kite just tweeted about this giveaway!

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  16. Favorite song right now...... Tegan & Sara Call It Off

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  17. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39351611 I love these cute striped shoes

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  18. I follow lalamonde on twitter- username claireandjanae

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  19. I like listening to red hot chilli peppers lately- scartissue. My songs always change- I like to binge on a song and listed to it a lot, then I get sick of it and move on to a new song.

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  20. I tweeted about the giveaway

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  21. They are all so very pretty! I really like LaLa ROSE.
    hails_18@hotmail.com

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  22. I love listening to anything my Matchbox Twenty!

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  23. Great banner LaLaShoes! I love those sunshine yellow shoes in your banner, but my fave in your shop is the apple red bootie keychain: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=42588643 - I like the leaf embellishment, and it's a fabulous shade of red.

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  24. I love your track 2 song choices... Those are my all time favourite Pixies songs! Those, plus Here Comes Your Man.

    I'm going to go with a song by my favourite band, which I love to sing along to, and play on my guitar:

    Tegan and Sara - My Number

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  25. rikrak, I already follow your blog. Hope that counts!

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  26. I love, love, love all of these shoes. But I especially love the Pop Finland baby shoes--great color combo.

    sgacrista@yahoo.com

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  27. I have been listening to a lot of Joanna Newsom lately and really love the Milk Eyed Mender CD. I think the Sprout and the Bean is my fave song right now.

    sgacrista@yahoo.com

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  28. Zooey in pink....for a little girl. What is not to like about them?

    leigh dot onedayatatime at gmail dot com

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  29. following lalamonde on twitter now! my twitter name is LeighHL

    leigh dot onedayatatime at gmail dot com

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  30. Yay! I'm having a baby boy in July and would love for him to romp around in these cuties someday!! i love lala shoes and featured them on my blog a while back because this shop is irrestible! I love the Pip in baby blue

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  31. I love the song Phone Went West by My Morning Jacket - preferably the live version!!

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  32. I love the wa wa red shoes- they look like bowling shoes!

    maryadams@gmail.com

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  33. I like "chicken fried" by the zac brown band- could listen to it all day

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  34. Ahh! Those are my daughter's size!

    I also can't get over these - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43556590
    because seriously the leaves, butterfly, scalloping, purple is all too cute for words!

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  35. lalamonde Twitter follower soluckyducky

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  36. I love to listen to Ray Lamontagne sing Trouble.

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  37. I love these: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43085658 because I love stripes and the color combo is very warm and retro!

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  38. I'm following her on twitter entry 2

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  39. And I'm a contact on flickr! :) entry 3

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  40. And which song can I listen to. Well I can't think of one, but if I think of music that I will listen the rest of my life to and will never bore me, it should be balkan music. Just once in a while to remember my roots :) entry 4

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  41. and nr. 5 I just tweeted the link!

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  42. And nr. 6 :) I'm following your blog :)

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  43. Wow! I am just SO excited for this giveaway! I've been admiring this shop for ages... :)

    My favorite item has to be these gorgeous baby shoes!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27684544

    First of all, my FAVORITE colors! Plus, I love how organic the texture and shape are! They're so simple, but so unbelievably beautiful -- I almost want a pair for my adult-sized feet!

    Great giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    Sincerely,
    Becca

    pennyroyaltea168@gmail.com
    www.FunktapusDesigns.etsy.com

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  44. I love everything in this shop! But, since I'm feeling sort of selfish today I would say the Zen Bordeaux (for me!) shoes are my favorites.

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  45. OK, don't laugh. I listen to Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas almost every day.

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  46. I follow the rikrak blog and have included it on my blogroll on my own blog.

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  47. The Lala violet is a pretty shoe for a tiny girl. Love the tulip on purple. My DIL is doing every thing in purple for her second daughter...these would be a sweet giftie.

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  48. Since I was a teen I've always loved The Tennessee Waltz. Must be the romantic in me; I can't get enough of it. that and 'Time to Remember' I should have been born 25 years sooner@

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  49. claret linen baby shoes---AAHH! darling!

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  50. somebody loved by the weepies

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  51. wow, gorgeous.
    you have a fantastic playlist. right now, i can't stop listening to the beatles - 'a day in the life' in particular. or or or nic jones. :)

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  52. I love the turquoise Pip baby shoes. The colors are great, and they're so cute!

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  53. At the moment, I have two songs I love to listen to over and over. One is "Let It Rain" by Sarah Brightman, and the other is "Possibility" by Lykke Li.

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  54. My two favorite songs right now are "Let It Rain" by Sarah Brightman and "Possibility" by Lykke Li.

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  55. I'm following @lalamonde on Twitter. (@1rockstarmommy)

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  56. I retweeted. (@1rockstarmommy)

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  57. love the strippy ladies linen shoes;} i love them because they are pretty and when i am lounging i still want to feel pretty;}
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=34196131

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  58. okay so it's not a song but an artist that i listen to constantly
    stevie nicks;}
    what can i say- love her!

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  59. following lalamonde via twitter @ma21cuteboy;}

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  60. tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/Ma21cuteboy/status/11409429442

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  61. i suscribe;}
    chacoyaguayoatyahoodotcom

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  62. I love the LaLa ROSE shoes--they are so unique and I love the flower detail.
    email in profile

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  63. I think the ultimate girly shoe is the LaLa ROSE - wool felt baby shoes for girls. I love them!!! ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  64. twitter follower, ambrerose1

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  65. I can pretty much work all day with Michale Buble! ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  66. I think they are adorable!!!! I choose
    LouLou - unique women linen room shoes SIZE 8.5-9!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  67. I follow and suscrivbe you!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  68. I enjoy listening Aleluya from Leonard Cohen.

    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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  69. I like the Peppi - wool felt baby shoes because the colors are vibrant!
    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  70. One of my favorite songs is with or without you by U2
    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  71. following the rikrak studio blog
    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  72. subscribed to the rikrak studio blog
    lejn05@yahoo.com

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  73. I love all LaLa store!! It's hard to choose only one but I felling in love with Claret linen baby shoes!!

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  74. I love Beatles... Black bird is my all time fav.

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  75. I follow LaLaMonde on Twitter
    @zimeillustrator

    xcarreira at gmail dot com

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  76. I like the Peppi - wool felt baby shoes - MEDIUM sizes

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  77. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/Ludmilochka/status/11596933622

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  78. i love the pop in the blue

    mommastoner@gmail.com

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  79. I love the Simple Bordeaux linen baby shoes

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  80. I love Fiep, Callisto, and Mae White. Thanks for the giveaway. cindyhinckley at msn.

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  81. I love these shoes so much!

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43556665

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  82. I love to listen to Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive. Love it!

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  83. i follow on twitter (@divaillumi)

    rinei.martiani@gmail.com

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  84. Strippy - girl and women linen shoes - GIRL sizes

    love that one

    rinei.martiani@gmail.com

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  85. my favourite song is Hitomi no Jyuunin from L'Arc~en~Ciel..
    it's my and my husband's love song..
    try to listen to it! ^^

    rinei.martiani@gmail.com

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  86. I love the Mae - pure wool felt baby shoes. I would adore these for my baby girl.
    Email attached to my account

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  87. I love Catch a Falling Star.

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  88. I follow @lalamonde on twitter @umeplusone

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  89. Subscribed to this blog

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!