Tuesday, 25 April 2017

4 Style Lessons Twin Peaks Has Taught Me

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Twin Peaks is obviously one of the best TV shows ever made and with the third season right around the corner, I've decided to make a teeny tiny list on the style lessons that I've learned by watching the show.

1. Apparently, red looks good on everyone. Red is an ongoing theme in Twin Peaks. All of the characters, from Josie Packard to Lucy Moran to Audrey Horne, pull of red as if it was the new black. 

2. When in doubt, wear a sweater out. Just like red seems to be an ongoing theme, so does knitted sweaters. Whether you are a guy or a girl, a high school student or a police station receptionist, a great sweater will always make you look good.

3. A change of hairstyle and the right pair of statement glasses, can make you look like a completely different person. One second she's Laura Palmer, the next she's Maddy Ferguson.

4. A slick back man ponytail is never a good idea. I'm talking Leo Johnson chic, here. Leo was an ugly person on the inside, but, boy, did he have an ugly hairdo as well.

What do you think of the fashion in Twin Peaks? Are you excited about the upcoming season of Twin Peaks?

Friday, 21 April 2017

The Patent Rain Coat

Rain coat: Thrifted | Knit: Archive by Alexa | Trousers: Zara | Shoes: Sonia Rykiel

Guess what you guys! I applied for a position as an intern at CollegeFashionista for the summer and I freakin got it!! AND it's friday today, and that means there's a new episode of RuPaul's Drag Race airing tonight. Oh, AAAND I found this patent rain coat in the salvation army yesterday for $3.5!!! It has a detachable belt so you can cinch your waist, it's very '80s and on trend right now. Underneath the jacket I'm wearing the Headrow sweater from Archive by Alexa from November 2016. Chunky cable knits were super popular in the '80s especially in this cream/off-white colour. I guess it's safe to say that this has been a killer week!

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Notes on Personal Style and Sustainable Fashion

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Every time I see a fashion blogger with a large following rave about the high street, a part of my soul dies. The high street totally defeats the purpose of personal style. You almost always get what you pay for and the truth is, most of the trend based items from the high street are done after one wash. Why not just be your own (truly sustainable) person?

A while back, I really started noticing how much the clothes I wore affected the way I feel about myself. That feeling I get when I wore great clothes is why I love fashion and personal style. It's about finding your own voice and persona and expressing that through your clothes. I had a history teacher in high school who'd always so wisely say: "Only dead fish swim with the stream". That's one of the main quotes, I live by. Through your visual style, you're telling a story. The clothes you wear and how you style them are a part of your personal brand.
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Developing your own look is a great way to focus your voice. So how do I find my personal style, you might ask. Easy-peasy, a look can be as crazy or as polished as you like as long as it's consistent, curated and match your personality. I'd also suggest investing in pieces you won't get tired of and that you'll get a hella lot wear out of. If you're aiming to be more sustainable, frugal or minimal, vintage shopping should be your first choice. The truth is that no matter how sustainable a product is, it will always have more environmental impact than if you're using something that already exists. My personal style is heavily inspired by the '80s and the early '90s so when I go shopping for new clothes, my instinct is to go directly to a vintage store or a thrift shop. If you're not into that whole old school vibe but still want to be sustainable, preowned luxury fashion would be the obvious choice. My favourite luxury second hand stores are Vestiaire and Tradesy. You can save so much money, find something truly unique and help the environment all at once. What's not to love?

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Book Recommendation: Dress Scandinavian

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The Danish it girl Pernille Teisbæk recently debuted as an author when she published her book, 'Dress Scandinavian', in October 2016. Teisbæk used to blog on Look de Pernille and is now a creative director at Style Zoo. Sadly, Teisbæk doesn't blog anymore, but she does, however, still post outfits on her Instagram account. While Teisbæk is a fashion icon for boys and girls all over the world, she totally embodies the essence of Scandinavian style. Scandinavian style has achieved iconic status in the fashion world and in 'Dress Scandinavian', Teisbæk discusses what it is that makes Scandinavian fashion so special and how you can achieve the look.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

New In: Vintage Sonia Rykiel

I recently purchased these gorgeous, vintage Sonia Rykiel shoes from the '90s. I can totally picture cashers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor or some kind of department store wearing these babies back in the day. I just love them. My mum thinks they're hideous, but I think they're insanely charming and they embody history (I know, I'm such a freak). AND isn't that the beauty of personal style? Diversity is our greatest asset, you know.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Easter Brunch Outfit

Coat: Massimo Dutti | Dress: Handmade | Belt: Vintage | Bag: Alexander Wang

This is what I wore at a family brunch/get-together earlier today. If you haven't already been able to tell, I'm really into belts at the moment. I pretty much wear belts as often as I can get away with. I think it might have something to do with Madonna. Madonna says, Emma does.

Monday, 10 April 2017

RuPaul's Drag Race Tag. // Brooklyn Is Burning

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Last friday night, I was casually scrolling through my social media feed when I came across the RuPaul's Drag Race Tag on Adventure & Anxiety which was created by Cardigan Jezebel. RuPaul's Drag Race is my favourite thing in the world and I actually named my first blog 'Hey, kitty gurl' (C'mon season 7!!). So of course I had to do this tag! Without further ado, here is my take on the RuPaul's Drag Race Tag: 

It's a tie between season 6 and season 7. Those are the two seasons I've re-watched the most times. They're both sooo good because of queens like Katya, Trixie, Pearl, Miss Fame, Max, Violet, Adore, Bianca, Courtney, Darienne and Joselyn. I LOVED All Stars 2 as well!

I have one thing to say: Sashay, shanté. Shanté, shanté. Shanté, shanté, shanté! Supermodel is probably my favourite RuPaul song. It's the original, but I also love Cover Girl, Jealous of My Boogie, Sissy That Walk, If I Dream, Champion, Click Clack and Step It Up.

Ph: Netflix
I honestly love all of them, but Adore Delano is a precious gem to me. I love love love her to Uranus and back. She's my baby <3

Ph: YouTube
Snaaaaaaatch gaaaammmeee! It's hilarious. Tatianna as Britney Spears, Bianca Del Rio as Judge Judy and Alaska as Mae West are some of the best and most memorable impersonations in my opinion. I really love the challenge in All Stars 2 with Katya's Krisis Kontrol and her freaking turkey as well, hahahah.

When I was in New York, Milk walked past me on 30th street at Lexington Avenue (yes, I remember the exact address, haha). I froze and I nearly had a heart attack so I just stood there and took photos of her back as if I was some kind of creepy stalker. Other than that, I'm going to DragWorld in London in August and I'm very tempted to go see some of the queens when they're in Copenhagen in June.

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Raja and Violet because they both have and impeccable sense of style and really brought IT throughout their respective seasons.

Probably Raven (twice, haha) or Katya. I wanted Raven to win season 2 and I wanted Katya to win All Stars 2. When Alaska won All Stars 2, I was in shock (I do love Alaska, I just love Katya more). I was sure that my favourite Run-off-the-Mill, Russian, bisexual, transvestite hooker was going to snatch the crown. 

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Can I change it to favourite read? I'm not living for the fights, but my favourite read was everything that came out of Jujubee's mouth in the 'Reading Is Fundamental' of season 2.

When Tatianna was sent home TWICE in All Stars 2. Both times were very unexpected to say the least and I was so not having it.

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Max and Violet Chachki's 'conjoined queens' look. I totally think that Pearl and Trixie deserved to win that challenge, but I was very inspired by Max and Violet's look too. Everything about their look was so well-executed from makeup to wig to garments to synchronized walking.

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OMG – Definitely when Dida Ritz and the Princess lip synced to This Will Be!!!!! It was iconic, phenomenal and, as Latrice Royale said, it was high drag at its finest. Dida Ritz lip synced the house down. Everyone in that room was living, including Natalie Cole herself, for Dida Ritz right then and there.

And remember, if you can't love yourself how in the hell you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen up in here?