Thursday, November 27, 2014

More issues than vogue

T-shirt: Timeprinting - via Etsy | Skirt: Luck and Trouble - via Universal Store | Sweater: Boohoo | Shoes: Betts

I saw this shirt making it's way around Pinterest and the like and knew it had to be mine. It's certainly fitting after all, haha. I then endeavoured to find it and I found this etsy shop which printed them. Long story short, it is great quality and I would certainly recommend their printing to anyone interested.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Hats off to that!

Top: Poppy and Posie - via Universal Store | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Wandering Souls - via Glue Store

There is an unwritten ideology that fashion bloggers are narcissistic, self-contented, blah, blah, blah. If someone can take multiple photographs of themselves to share on the World Wide Web, they couldn’t possibly possess any insecurity! While I will not argue that I myself am rather confident in my own skin and proud to be the young woman that I am, I will however dispute the negativities associated with fashion blogging. 

I recently got involved with one of those notorious Facebook arguments which just so happened to be about fashion. I found myself extremely offended by the generalised consensus that fashion followers were judgemental, vain and stuck up. It frustrates me to be categorised under these labels when anyone who knows me personally, knows that I am none of those things at all. I am a humanitarian by nature, my soul belief is that I was put on this earth to help the misfortunate. I’ve spent the past 6 years of my life studying art therapy, psychology and disability, I volunteer my weekends away as a carer, but I love fashion, therefore I must be self-centred? Maybe I’ve taken this all a little too personally but I felt the need to vent my feelings and where better than on my fashion blog, a place where I feel safe to be myself. 

On our blogs, we have the power to project a mask of perfection. We are free to cut and edit however we please just so we can show you our good side. We are not perfect. We have our insecurities just like the rest of you. There are things that I love and hate about my body. I would love for my legs to be that little bit longer, my tummy to be that little bit flatter, my boobs to be a little bit bigger but these aren’t issues I choose to dwell on. I assure you, fashion bloggers are just as human as anyone else. 

It is in human nature to generalise and stereotype, but there are times when it is just not necessary. I guess the take home message here, is not to judge the book by it’s cover!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

White lights

Singlet: Agent Ninetynine - via Universal Store | Shirt: Luck and Trouble - via Universal Store | Pants: Boohoo | Shoes: Naughty Monkey
My wardrobe has had a sudden influx of white in the past month which makes it entirely possible to dress head to toe in white. I resisted such urges and added in this denim shirt which is also a recent purchase. I feel like this is the type of outfit you'd wear on a fancy boat cruise, unfortunately, my life is not as luxurious as that, so I just wear whatever the hell I want to wear, whenever the hell I want to wear it!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fashion in the 1960's

I've been watching the tv series, Mad Men, as of late and it has constituted my new found love for 60's fashion. The 1960's was certainly a ground breaking era, especially for women. The rules were finally beginning to be broken! The youth no longer wanted to be tied down to tradition. Gender roles dimmed, women became more liberated and with the help of the pill, sex was no longer a taboo topic. This meant, that long hair and pants could now be considered uni-sex. Women were allowed to show their legs or wear bathing suits if they so wished to do so. Even those that consider fashion a materialistic engrossment, cannot be blind to the historical influences evident throughout fashion. Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Brigitte Bardot, Jacqueline Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn are all well known fashion Icons of the 1960's. Each of them played an important role in shaping the trends in this era.

I find it quite fascinating how fashion comes and goes. There are many trends alive in fashion today that are contiguous with fashion in the 60's. Trends such as high waisted garments, jumpsuits, high necklines, fun co-ordinates, wide brimmed floppy hats, stripes/houndstooth/gingham prints and midi skirts. I could not be more delighted to speculate the future of fashion unfold and see what shapes and influences it follows.