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#OOTD late post

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

Tops

Mom by Accent

Oi by Osh Kosh Bi Gosh

 

Teddy girl + preppy + 1950’s teen style of fashion

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-

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….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.

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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!

lipstick by Wardah shoes by new look shirt unbranded bag unbranded glasses unbranded

The sums of all when it comes to describe my style is boyish, nerdy, and rock n’ roll!!

 

 

#OOTD

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 🙁

this is the original draw with pencil, it’s a resemblance of Alphonse Mucha’s painting that brought up the femininity.
I’ve always have a dream that someday I will have my own drawing studio and transfer every sketch that I make onto clothing… should I give up this dream and just be lecturer? but then I have to take my Phd and probably just choose to study abroad instead. Europe or America, who knows right?

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.

Choker necklace history

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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.[1]

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.[2] Chokers were trendy into the 1920s and again in the ’40s as colliers de chien.[3]

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.[4][5]

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??

bought these simple Zara’s thinking that It should be fit in any occasion, including to work.

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

Verlina Choker Fashion Necklace from Istana Accessories at Zalora
Fevia Choker Fashion Necklace from Istana Accessories at Zalora

 

 

Accessorize yourself-late post

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.
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I’m wearing Zalora asymmetric black dress and Zara Blucher