Today is a good day. It’s a good day for lots of reasons (nice blue sky, birds are singing, I’m feeling unusually productive and a lunchtime catch up with Dawn is on the cards) but I’m especially excited because this here blogger is in the newest issue of U Magazine! *faints*
The Fashion Diary was the product of a lot of thought and consideration and couldn’t have happened without my friends Alan, Hayret and Jo, who took the pictures. Thanks guys. You’re the best.
I was quite nervous at the prospect of having ten pictures taken of me, especially pictures showcasing my style. There are lots of reasons.
- I work from home and anyone who does that knows that the typical work uniform is a pair of pajamas covered in crumbs/an old t-shirt and sleep shorts/boyfriend’s huge ratty Spurs jersey and baggy leggings with hole in the crotch. Not exactly magazine material (not the kind of magazine I’d want to read anyway)
- I’m not a personal style blogger. I would like to be, but the last time I did an outfit post, I recieved a comment telling me that I ‘ruined all fashion’. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think I’m a gorgon or anything, but when I do an outfit post, I want to do a really, really good one – so that comment knocked me a little bit (I know that’s pretty pathetic, I’m not asking for sympathy nor do I actually think that I ruin all fashion).
- I don’t think I’m very photogenic. This is tied up into point 2.
- Before I started taking photos, I couldn’t really sum up what my style was in a couple of sentences. I like all sorts of things. I like suits. I like vintage. I like black. I love bright colours. I love crochets and knits and leather trousers and Missoni type patterns and geometric shapes and leopard print and tweed and stripes and polka dots and crisp white shirts and PVC and lace-up ankle boots. I love Audrey Hepburn and Anna Piaggi equally, even though their styles couldn’t be more opposed. It was hard to pin a common thread down, which made picking outfits very difficult.
But I finally came to a conclusion about my personal style, which has been two decades in the making. I like (deep breath) – classic pieces with a twist. I also love mixing up colours and textures. GROUND-BREAKING STUFF.
Seriously though, I can’t believe that it took me so long just to think of that. Typical.
I think I might start doing regular outfit posts from now on. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea?
Major thanks to Aisling and Deanna at U for having me. You guys…