Friday, 19 July 2013

Style Icon : Patti Smith

I remember the first time I found out about Patti Smith, I was 17 and doing my research on shocking advertising for Graphics Design. My teacher advised me that I should look up Robert Mapplethorpe, a photographer whose photo's explored the idea of erotica. Among his photo's a reoccurring face popped up, I saw this face and thought "She looks so familiar", so I did some more research and here we are. Its soo weird, I watched an old Patti Smith Rockaplast concert, and before that read an article of Patti Smith's biography in Marie Claire and from this I figured that I'll post a style icon post on Patti Smith herself.

Look #1

I like this outfit because its edgy and well its punk, like Patti Smith. I paired it with a grey top because I noticed that she wore a lot of neutral colours, which I also liked about her style, it was simplistic but cool.

Look #2

I liked this outfit because it shows Patti's feminine side and was a common style during the 70's which I love.

Look #3

This is a classic photo that Patti used on her album "horses". This is Patti's typical style, she was one of the many who wore male clothing and made it look fashionable. This androgynous style is another popular trend that is familiar with everyone.

Look #4

This is my usual outfit, a classic tee and black jeans. This comes to show that anyone can pull off a Patti Smith look. I added the pigtails, to show that the look is in fact inspired by Patti and the grey sneakers to add emphasis to the her neutral style and make the outfit appear more laidback as she has a care-free, laidback trait when it comes to what she wears.

Look #5

Last but not least, another classic image of Smith's album "Easter". A feminine dress, but its vintage appeal is what caught my attention. The image above is what influenced my outfit as Patti is wearing a long dress, so I felt the need to combine the 2 outfits and create a creamy, sandy collaboration 

Hope you like it. Here's a video of my favourite song from Patti Smith 
"Because The Night"

P.S, This is my first style icon post, It would mean a lot if you could write any pointers
Thanx for reading xxx ;)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

My Sunday Best III

Hey everyone! Its been a while since I did a "My Sunday Best" post, and so here I am! For this outfit I decided to play out the pastel trend. Major tip : when wearing pastel bottoms, be it shorts, skirts or trousers, wear it with a loose, feminine jumper, to create an effortless but polished look. In this case, for the bottoms I wore a peach pastel denim trousers and a pale blue/teal jumper. I thought that clashing the colours would make the outfit more interesting, plus I remembered about Sulleys fur from Monsters Inc and the prequel Monsters University. Again, inspiration cane come from anywhere, I read a mini fashion article about gaining fashpiration from Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping up appearances ;)! I accessorised with my classic denim black jacket (This is my typical go-to piece!) ,blue and white striped loafers with brown tassels, an Aztec necklace (another go-to accessory), a black hairband, a leopard print bracelet and lastly a black clutch with ruffles. I wanted the accessories to be simplistic so it wouldn't stir too much focus from the main outfit.

Thanks for reading x