A woman’s evolution of style is an interesting and sacred one. I personally look back on mine fondly and with little regret! As my taste becomes more defined and less malleable I am grateful for the innocence and confidence that comes with dressing as a youth.
I LOVE COLOUR, although I often find I reserve it for the backdrop to my life rather than the outfit I wear. This look was pulled together in a sort of ode to my 17 year-old self when I lived in Metal Band Tee’s, ripped jeans and often wore fishnets with my mini skirts, ripped with purpose I might add. That was only a 3-year phase between 16-18. With the arrival of American Apparel (RIP) to the suburbs (aka Bristol) I moved swiftly onto spandex legging, bodysuits and jersey dresses and hoodies. The ripped tights were still with me at this point.
New Look, one of my current fav British high street brands is killing the jean game right now. This distressed pair of boyfriend jeans; slung low on the hips, curve skimming and oversize are checking all the denim trends. They even have stepped and ragged hems (BIG FAN).
I’ve paired it with a mesh panel metal tee with the words INFINITY emblazoned across it. I only felt a smidgen of hesitation putting this on, it vividly reminded me of being judged by my peers as to what type of “band tee” I would tout. But this is a faux band tee; I’m not that cool anymore, so Google “infinity band” all you like. You’ll get nothing! I accidently got this in a size 18 instead of an 8 but I kind of like it oversized.
Let’s talk about these boots. High shine, silver mirror booties with a rather aggressive pointed heel that are not dissimilar to the ones Topshop recently brought out but these have the edge as the chunkier heel is way more wearer-friendly and cool. These already went into sale and I feel bad for dangling the bait like this but had to share! Paired here with M&S fishnet ankle socks.
Finish it with a choker and a vintage Egyptian pendant from my own collection and of course my peach hair and I’m feeling truly rock’n’roll and yes I am laughing at myself as I type those words. LOSER!
We shot this in London’s Carnaby Street where we stumbled on an incredibly bright geometric mural opposite Liberty’s. We were on the look out for a dank and urban looking grey backdrop but this just felt so unexpected and vibrant that we shot here.
I guess it’s a kind-of ode to my teenage grungy self. No matter how much black I’m wearing, the soul remains a colourful place.
Shot by Alise Jane.
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