Showing posts with label personal expression. Show all posts
Showing posts with label personal expression. Show all posts

Monday, 21 May 2012

Kiss of the Golden Sun

The weather gods have been extremely generous last week, until the weekend that is.

I still had enough time to go traipse around in my new maxi statement dress.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

I have this dress in two colours.

I originally only knew of the dark version until I visited the websites that carried the dresses.

http://www.dollskill.com/unif-flounce-dress.html

http://www.karmaloop.com/product/219382

You can also get it here.

At the time, the dark version was only available in L, but the white version was available in all three sizes.

Knowing that the large may not fit as well as a medium and small I decided to order both dresses. The dark in a Large and the white in a Small and hoped for the best.

They both arrived super fast.

I am so glad I ordered them in both colours because even though they are the same dress, the colour difference dramatically changes the entire look.

I will do a side by side shoot in the future.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

I love how this dress is short in the front, adding some sex appeal to a sweet print.

The only criticism I have is that I have to wear this dress with a belt. Perhaps it's the way it's cut, perhaps it's the shape of my body, if I don't cinch at the waist, the whole thing looks much more frumpy.

But my trusted flower belt from Gentille Alouette does the trick very well.

I also love clothing that takes on a life of their own when I move around.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

The dress seem to be dancing with me.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

The glow of the setting sun highlighting my outline makes my heart jump for the joy that it will be summer very soon.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

That means, the dress can be worn without the accompaniment of these tights.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

Who am I kidding, I will probably live in these tights through out summer.

Unif Flounce Dress in light pattern, floral maxi dress, floral layered maxi dress, dusty rose large flower belt, propaganda blue knit shrug, romwe tights, kimchi blue platform suede brown and black sandals, street style, fashion, poser style, spring dress, green fields, gold vintage quilted crossbody purse, unique items, statement dress

Outfit:
Propaganda Shrug from Plenty, Old
Unif Flounce floral dress, from Dolls Kill or Karmaloop
Floral flower belt from Gentille Alouette
Tights from Romwe
Kimchi Blue sandals from Urban Outfitters
Vintage quilted purse from Talize

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Somebody that I used to know...

Currently obsessed with this Gotye song, Somebody that I used to know.

I am sure a lot of you are in the same situation.

Incredible music video, too.



I really know the simplicity of the music video. He is really just singing against a geometrically painted background. The light hues are painted over him as well to camouflage him against the background. She appears, painted as well until they realize they are no longer the person they used to know.

The is the outfit I cannot help but conjure up; though much more romantic than the song. But I cannot ignore the romantic undertone of the song, the yearning, and wishing that they are still with that somebody, they used to know.

Somebody that I used to know


Sheer shirt
$38 - modcloth.com


Crop top
£8.95 - chiarafashion.co.uk


Red skirt
$25 - romwe.com


Silvian Heach peep toe heels
€90 - welikefashion.com


Orla Kiely patent leather handbag
$450 - orlakiely.com


H M wide brim straw hat
£9.99 - hm.com


Monki plastic sunglasses
€10 - monki.com

Friday, 9 September 2011

Fashion Graffiti

Since I am not the most eloquent speaker, I have decided to borrow from the words of those that are.
Yves Saint Laurent once said, fashion fades, style is eternal.

I can honestly say I do not know very much about fashion. The industry itself is not something I ever identified myself with. I do not follow trends, aside from the major design houses, I am oblivious to labels.

Growing up, my parents kept my hair short so my mother would not need to spend a lot of time in the morning to fix my hair. Thus, I have always taken the persona of a energetic tom-boy. I rarely wore dresses, I rode my bright blue sports bike everywhere. Climbed trees, tread water in the ponds, caught insects, terrorized my grandparents, got shot at by bb-guns, and eagerly shot back.

I never thought I was girly in the least bit. And to be fashionable, you had to be girly. Those two things came hand in hand, right?

But I had always been different, I would wear the only elastic high waisted ripply flower skirt I had on my head and pretended that was long hair.

Fast forward till my late teens. Finally, I grew out my hair, along with my maturing curves, I can no longer blend in as a tom-boy.

Scarves would be worn as a belt, ties would be worn as head bands. Colour rules based on the seasons were never followed.

I have always admired artists, to be able to take an idea in their heads and outwardly express it on an canvass and share it with the world.

Even more so, is my love for graffiti, it is original, personal, loud, spontaneous, fun and amazing. To the graffiti artist, the whole world is their canvas.

I take the same approach to my personal style. I shop almost exclusively thrift. I love the hunt, I love creating outfits on the spot. I love spotting diamonds in the rough.


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