The statement “Personal Style” is a concept I struggle with in my day-to-day dressing. I was toying with this concept as I started piecing together ideas for a new Style Profile feature I want to integrate into my blog, where I talk about “Personal Style” with the friends in my life who inspire me most.
There are some people (whom I am often envious of), who have a truly set-in-stone fashion identity and I am definitely not one of them. When I was younger I lent towards grungey/dark styling, because of a strong addiction to rock and roll. This still comes out in my wardrobe daily with the high number of leather and leopard garments, but as I get older I find myself attracted to more feminine cuts and fabrics, and now as Spring approaches, especially colours.
And while I used to want to dress in shapeless, oversized sacks of fabric all the time, I am really beginning to gravitate towards tailored and structured pieces. Perhaps this is simply growing up, or perhaps just a natural evolution of taste. Maybe I will never settle into one skin comfortably, but honestly, I think I’d still be happy with my mish-mash of eclectic and varied garments regardless.
Anyway, I wanted to share some (highly materialistic) things I am currently dreaming about.
Spring perfection. I am loving low backs, peekaboo bras and the midi-to-maxi length.
Just another reason why I wish H&M would open in Australia.
Alexander Wang lace-up leather. Perfect for going from Winter to Spring, though I think I would find a way to wear these all year round.
I made a promise to myself to not buy any more black footwear for a long time, and these (Sportsgirl & Jeffrey Campbell) shoes are what my Spring dreams are made of. It almost hurts to look at them is how badly I crave! (Pathetic).
I have to somehow find a way to incorporate the Northern Hemisphere’s autumn styling too – the colours and rich textures are making me drool.
Me today. Wearing vintage t-shirt, leopard shirt & denim jacket, eBay sunglasses, custom made boots & bag and cheap leggings.
I am also super pleased to have finished my first attempts at hand silkscreening. I wanted a nice, eco-friendly promotional piece for the new webstore launch and somehow roped my mum into sewing up a storm with some delightful calico tote bags. It became a family affair with my Dad helping me to silkscreen the Twin Cat logo onto the bags and now I have a whole lot of them ready to go. I am so lucky to have their full support.
The current TCV eBay collection ends in just two short days so if you haven’t had a look yet, now is the time to CHECK OUT THE EBAY STORE.
I am hoping to launch the new webstore on September 1st, so mark it in your diaries and make sure you have some pennies saved because I have been saving all the best vintage pieces for this very occasion! x