samedi 9 mars 2013

The Bachelor Girl





We were having bacon and pancakes at the Breakfast Club Spitalfield when my friend asked me - 'How would you describe your style?' Without a hint of hesitation I blurted -
em, a boyish girl who wears skirts?
Only until this evening I realised this is probably the singular, most succinct sentence that summarises what I wear/like as of late, be it the reliable combo of breton tee + skirt + top knot, or shirt + black trousers + braids (for short-medium hair), plus my good old Masculin Féminin tote. There is a certain liberation in mixing anything in the wardrobe and the permutation would just work together (although there is always room for a yet-to-be-found pleated skirt and tweed jacket). For me, the way you dress is not only an important facet of self-representation, it is also a manifestation of your aesthetics and how comfortable and at peace you are with yourself. I like to evolve and be influenced every day by more unlikely sources of fashion inspiration such as art, literature, music and nature; and what matters to me the most will always be simplicity, authenticity and consistency.

All images from woolsilk.
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12 commentaires:

kelli a dit…

great photos. I love tomboy-ish style and it's definitely the way i would choose to describe my own sense of style. i am really quite feminine and love pretty things, but there is something a bit rough & wild in my heart that makes itself known through my clothing choices.

Paprika a dit…

I love this style, its really classy and I adore the look, it's a bit like Zara's stylexx

Lindsay K a dit…

Love this post. I couldn't agree more, the way we dress is all about aesthetics and sensibility Dance, art, literature, my environment are constant sources of inspiration and simplicity, authenticity and consistency are most important indeed.

I don't love the term tomboy, but I love touches of boyishness. I think gamine style suits me more... These images are pure inspiration.

K. Gray a dit…

Lovely and well-said post! My style has changed quite a lot in the past year and I do in fact feel more me than I was before, and my style has been a real definition of it! Lovely images as well, I must say we share a similar style xx

maomao a dit…

<3 you're a beautiful boyish girl who wear skirts !

AVY a dit…

Girls can wear masculine clothes but not the other way around. It's one of the good things about being a woman.

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Dot a dit…

hello. I just wanted to thank you for your kind comment on my blog. It came as a pleasant surprise - especially because I revisited your archives just the other day.

All the best to you.

Dot a dit…

PS: This post is particularly excellent.

Velvet a dit…

the pictures are beautiful. especially number 2 and 5.

Jane a dit…

The first picture <3 <3

Caitlin a dit…

this is one of my favourite quotes about dressing well, from nick laird:

"I used to think it was a moral failure to care about how things looked, but then I realised that things don't have to be ugly to be true. The Italians have an expression - 'the eye deserves its part' - and I could see that in Rome. Everything was harmonious - like in a good novel, a well-made TV series or even a meal. I now feel the same about well-made clothes. I can see the point. It's not such a moral failure,"

Ajay Karantenan a dit…

great ! Obat Sinusitis