I was pondering last night upon the subject of personal style…How do you define your own personal style, how do I define and describe mine!?
What sort of things, icons, people, era’s or decade’s do you feel an affinity with? After going through different phases of styles throughout the years, have you now settled into a style that you seem to feel is very you now!? Maybe you tried a style or trend that you eventually realised didn’t really suit you, thus had a perspective epiphany!
Style is not only the clothes you chose or how you wear them, but the overall look. Including hair, accessories, shoes, maybe the tactility of the textiles you chose..?
Perhaps you used to have a style that you gave up, tucked that style away in the closet to experiment with new looks, yet yearn to dress up in those outfits again one day?!!
Is confidence involved in being able to feel you can define your style? Have you gently evolved into a style that fits your social scene or career?
I have tried many different styles over the years. I now feel I can say what works on me and what just did not feel like ‘me’!
‘Know Thyself’ is a very good ethos to experience when it comes to fashion and style, as what looks interesting and great on somebody else, may not be suitable for you!
In many retrospects, I have, like many experienced most of these peculiars!
My personal style of current, is what I have become very comfortable with the last few years. I feel I’m not trying to be a certain way or trying to look a certain way, due to feeling in touch with an inner being-ness.
I am enjoying having my hair mixed highlighted blondes and relaxed. Sometimes a 60′s boho feel to the hair styling, in a sort of Brigitte Bardot, Jean Shrimpton, Marianne Faithfull way, and sometimes bright and kooky clothes. I do like the 60s look very much. It fits with how I like to do things too. I remember when I experimented with the 40′s look, it just was so difficult!! Not only do I happen to have the most poker straight silky hair in the world, but the amount of time it takes to do those styles, I really don’t know how women in those days got out the house!! Maybe they washed their hair once every two weeks and it was set like stone with an electric permanent wave machine?! Trying to look so prim and proper all the time, thats just not fun in my books! Where as 60s Bardot blonde bed hair rocks it for me! Not having to dye my hair all the time too is wonderful for me! I used to have my hair red for a while, again, my hair grows fast and the colour red comes out easily no matter how professional the make of dye is! No matter what hair colour I tried, none of them felt as enjoyable as what I have now! So you see how a style has to fit into how you enjoy your life too!
(from top left: Jean Shrimpton, Brigitte Bardot, and bottom, Marianne Faithfull).
Developing hair! From dark to reds! Some of these images are from acting by the way!
My hair now! The 60s feel works well for me.
I like to mix it up a bit with my wardrobe staples such as skinny jeans. I have a pair in every colour, like how I have a cardigan in every colour! I love my Converse too, footwear that was simply made for the streets of London! I love shorts and sequin hotpants too!
Limited edition Converse!
I adore this shop in Carnaby Street London!! Irregular Choice! I love their shoes!! Works of art!
I am a big fan of the Melissa Vivianne Westwood jelly shoes too!! So comfortable, they are soft and of course- as we are in the UK- rain proof!!!