Friday, 18 January 2013

From Atlantis to Interzone




Nike Huarache Free Trainers, Beyonce T-shirt, MinkPink shirt, Topshop skirt

Bloody hell it is flipping freezing and I'm really not sure how to deal with it, never mind dress for it as I have a real problem with layering. The problem being that I look like a mentally ill Michelin man. However my outfit today was a 2/3 I think in terms of practicality.

1. Neon Green Jumper;

High visibility is usually a positive  such as when cycling, but when you are trying to avoid being pelted with snowballs by the caretaker it means that you are the most visible and therefore most attacked target.

2. Trainers;

Allow running away from air-borne missiles at speed - so good.

3. Quilted PVC skirts

May not sound like the most practical snowy attire but let me tell you when I fall over straight onto your bum I did not get wet or bruised - although I suspect the lack of bruising is not due to the padding in the skirt but on my body.


I have bought two neon green items of clothing in the space of three weeks which I consider case for concern. Usually I avoid green as when I was thirteen I went to a disco in a green satin dress and my brother and mother invariably referred to me as The Green Giant for months afterwards. Neon is also something I usually steer clear from as well as it reminds me too much of Nu-Rave and my pitiful attempts to look like Lovefoxx from CSS. Unfortunately I looked more like Pat Butcher and not in a good way. So in the spirit of now being an adult I am experimenting with a bit of self restraint outfits no longer have to consist of ten different colours just at least one that makes you look like you should be on a building site.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Neo




Phillip Lim Dungarees, Molskine Notebook, Niobe in The Matric Reloaded, Asos shoes, Unif.m Leather Dungarees


Going to preface this post with a disclaimer - I am not an edgy person. At all. There's probably a reason I live South-West London rather than say Dalston. My last, very ill thought, foray into edginess resulted in me shaving the back of my head and now I have a nice little fluffy afro under the rest of my hair (#sexy)

BUT


Recently I have become a little obsessed with LEATHER. Turning 18 in December and th subsequent unearthing of photos of my youngr self fostered a desire to look a little more 'adult'. You know the simple stuff like limiting the number of colours in an outfit to single figures and attempting to tame my hair once in a while. And owning an actual coat. So for my birthday my mum gave me a leather coat and I am pretty much converted.

Initally I was a little scared of leather. It reminded me of uncomfortable junior school shoes and dominatrixes. Now school uniform and BDSM both have their own sort of appeal but  my experiments in wearing school uniform again have resulted in enough unwelcome advances that I'm to reluctant repeat them or even attempt a dominatrix look. I'll just have to continue living vicariously through Slutever although wearing leather does make me feel so sassy/ cool/ confident/ in control etc that who knows?

P.S. Search for leather with caution on eBay - try and avoid entering leather with gay, fetish or chaps unless you're into that sort of thing...