This is another print textile my student made for her final project last year and she gave this beautiful Betta fish motifs-A signature type fish that you can easily find in Indonesia- she drawn herself for me. It’s been kept quite a while before it finally turned to a skirt, not just one but It’s gonna be a couple skirt. A full clocked skirt coupled with Oi my daughter..so let me just have a mother daughter moment now…..Place: my small garden
Have you ever heard about Teddy girl? preppy look from 1950’s or at least one of them?
If I can describe my own signature style I would say is a mixture between all the above..
teddy style had roots from Edwardian era. (The King Edward VII’s signature cuts, 1901-1910, known as the Edwardian era, dominated men’s fashions). The Teddy Boy fashion of the fifties has its origins in what was an upper class reaction to the austerity imposed by the socialist government in the years following the World War II.
It was was once introduced by tailors to young-active urban workers as an attempt to initiate a new type of style from its predecessor. Based on the article from edwardianteddyboy.com” the essential changes from conventional dress were the cut of the jacket and the dandy waistcoat.”-the hair style was pretty much the same tough-
….then girls embraced this kind of style as well. It looked boyish and rock n roll with the leather jackets and the ciggarets, since this British phenomenon appeared when American Rock’n’Roll music invaded Britain in late 1955. (edwardianteddyboy.com)
however the other style I inspired to is preppy look more like nerds in 1950’s wearing girls wore man shirt tucked in under the full clocked skirt, and socks beneath the oxford shoes were essential at that time. Mostly the saddle shoes or commonly wear when you play bowling.
I like Oxfords they leathery and edgy, so authentic and Europian… if you wear white or net socks before them and match the look with something feminine like skirts or a man shirt you’ll be like damn awesome!
The sums of all when it comes to describe my style is boyish, nerdy, and rock n’ roll!!
Today’s outfit is a combination of vintage and kinda old school but edgy.
The blouse is actually a print art of my drawing, it’s my clothing line I ran sometime ago but then discontinued because I couldn’t put it all together, having one thing on one hand and the other thing on the others was like overwhelming to me..so I gave up-the probably the next big thing start ups-how sad 🙁
I’ve also been interested to this marketing strategy- to consign with a bigger platform that help you raising the sell say it Zalora, but I’m afraid that I’m gonna need an investor to even begin with.
A choker is a close-fitting necklace worn around the neck. Chokers can be made of a variety of materials, including velvet, plastic, beads, leather, metal, such as silver, gold or platinum, etc. They can be adorned in a variety of ways, including with sequins, studs, or a pendant.
The common types of choker include Victorian, vintage, open collar, Gothic, pendant, gemstone, or tattoo.
Historically, it was associated with high fashion, but could take on different meanings under different circumstances. Ballerinas and the upper class in the late 19th century commonly wore certain types of chokers. However, at that same time, the late 19th century, a plain, thin, red or black ribbon choker had ties to prostitution, as seen in Manet‘s Olympia (1861). A plain black woven choker or ribbon could signify secret lesbianism in the Depression era.
The 19th century fashion for broad Chokers reached its peak around 1900 in part due to Queen Alexandra of Denmark wearing one to hide a small scar. Chokers were trendy into the 1920s and again in the ’40s as colliers de chien.
Chokers became quite popular among women and girls in the 1970s and late 1990s. The 1990s fashion trend has recently resurfaced in the mid-2010s.
And though I know it became a trend sometime ago and I’m a little to late to have this topic but I wanna be part of the pop culture in which choker once related to prostitution is one of it. I want to celebrate it, so one or two poses wearing this necklace won’t hurt anybody right??
if you have long beautiful neck you can wear more than one, I notice that the latest trend is to put on different types of choker all at once. There have been modifications like these ones from Zalora
This is a late post about how to giving accentuation on your look with accessories. They can be necklace,scarf,shoes glasses or even nail polish..the tips:wear safe clothes,a plain blouse or a shirt with pants or skirt. Black or white will do,then add a personal touch with colorful accessories..neon yellow or hot pink always good for a start.
Bellow are the mixes and matches for workwear and formal party.
Fashion is neither just apparel or things that you wear, in this term accessories like necklace, bangles, earings, even glasses, more over it's seen as you entirely from head to toe, include your attitude. Fashion reflects your inner self, it's very you and personal..so whatever you are, when you apply it to your fashion, you let people see what are you deep inside implicitly. Then the "don't judge book by its cover" might not always be right.