A colourful fashion blog supporting independents & sustainable fashion in Bristol and beyond since 2011

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

My Style Icons Part 1

Stylewise, I am very influenced by streetstyle, pop culture, androgyny and punk, It would also appear looking at my style icons, I am drawn to fashion outsiders boardering on geeks, sluts and riot girls......This pretty much sums up my style to be honest, who wants to look normal anyway?

I am going to show you some of my style icons now and I plan to write special posts for each one in the coming weeks on why they influence me and why they are my style icons. Some have been my style icons forever and some are more current and contemporary. Here's the list.

 Debbie Harry
 Poly styrene
 Annabella Lwin
 Ziggy Stardust
 Patricia Arquette
 Amanda Warner
 Chloe Sevigny

Tahita Bulmer

That's all you're getting for now. I will say the first Style Icons post will be on Debbie Harry from Blondie. I have chosen Debbie first as her lyrics from the Blondie record 'Dreaming' have influenced the name of this blog,so it only seemed fair........oh and Debbie Harry Rocks!

Monday, 18 July 2011

Cut Your Hair

I grew tired of trying to grow out my undercut and found myself stressing that I still couldn't tie my hair back in a ponytail, despite just letting the hair grow for what seemed like an eternity (6 months) I then realised I had no interest in actually tying my hair back at all, I had just got this long flowing locks thing in my head and gone with it. The whole time I have been pining for my short hair and despite trying my hardest to resist shaving the sides off....I couldn't. So here it is...The Return of the Undercut.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Whole Lotta Rosie

OK, so here it goes my first blog/ post,whatever you wanna call it, and it's about my current dilemma / obsession to find clothes to wear whilst my ever expanding baby tummy, well.... expands!

 My aim is always to stick to my own style and not have the bump dictate what I wear, steering clear of as much maternity wear as possible. Luckily, I do love a bit of lycra bodycon (I'm obsessed with American Apparel) and there are also loads of elasticated waisted bright patterned trousers in Topshop & H&M at the moment, so I'm loving it.

 Last time I was preganant with my second son Mika back in 2006 there was an non-pregnant friendly obsession for the 1950s, nipped in waists etc, which was frankly..depressing...i spent most of the time in skinny black Topshop maternity jeans and a ripped ramones tee. But then I had to be thankful for those skinny black maternity jeans as Topshop had only just launched their maternity range that year. When I had my first son in 2004 maternity items were, shall we say, crap. I purchased no maternity items with this preganancy, i wont even go into what was actually on offer. I wore handmade (by Phlem , my fashion label from the early 2000s, quick pug there) customised tees, dresses and jean skirts most of the time. So here it is........

 18 Weeks

20 weeks
 Elastic waist Topshop trousers from Phil
 for my birthday (not maternity!!) Love it!

 21 weeks....and growing....im my favourite H&M
bodycon dress for about 8 quid!I have several of these.     
There is black theme running through this month,
although I am a clashing colours girl, black is my
 new best friend. Must add more colour next time!!
The photos are of me in my current pregnant state, no make-up and all that, from week 18 -week 21, more from this topic will follow every few weeks so you can see how fat I get and what I wear. There will be other posts on totally unrelated fashion based topics, but as it is, I am pregnant and it will get mentioned...not to be a pregnant bore, I am a fashion obsessive!
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