Thursday, 10 March 2011

Androgynous Rex

A huge hello to all my new followers. I am clicking through every single one of your blogs to say a personal 'allo so bear with me if I haven't popped round yet :)


Fun title, no? 


I was featured on the brilliant urban magazine that is Fashion Bomb Daily this week. Whilst it was nice to know that my style is not a 'Hot Mess' it did make me think of that question of personal style and how we come to define ourselves in our style box of choice. Since I started blogging I get asked to define my 'style' quite often and I have by now composed a short sound-bite that I can reel off at the drop of a hat. However, one of the comment on the feature made me realise that I omit a description that underscores practically every outfit I choose to wear and my over-arching personal style: my love of androgynous fashion (not to be confused with masculine). I have always had that androgyny 'vibe' about me. It is in the way I look, the way I carry myself, the societal roles I choose to play and of course the clothes and accessories I wear.


I dreamt, as a teen, of a wardrobe filled to the brim with Commes De Garcon, Junya Watanabe and Vivienne Westwood; Clothes that look structurally hard to wear but on the female body, married with the right attitude, ooze as much sex appeal as a tight fitting bandage dress. And it pleases me to know that I have managed to retain this 'vibe'. So yeah, this post is a reminder to myself, should I be asked, that I like to look 'well 'ard'!


What would you say inspires your style and what style box do you choose to identify with?


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24 comments:

  1. I always thought I didn't have a particular style box ticked, but now that I have started blogging and looking at the pictures that I'm wearing, I've realised that I'm more simplistic a bit of a minimalist.

    Great post...x

    http://followmein5inchheels.blogspot.com/

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  2. Another night owl I see Promise ;) Going by your blog style, I would have to say that the pared down minimal look works very well for you.

    Thanks for the comment xx

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  3. Great look! Edgy yet chic, and you wear it well!

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  4. Great style & awesome angles of your pictures! :-)

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  5. love your style

    i'm your new follower
    will you follow me back please? :)
    http://pinklemonincrystal.blogspot.com

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  6. I saw you on Fashion Bomb!!! Congrats I loved your pictures. I love your blog :) Following ya :) Thanks so much for the nice comment. I look forward to your next posts :)

    www.jcatherinethoughts.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Ju'lia. Thank you for the vote of confidence and the follow! It really means a lot and I also look forward to reading more of your great reflective posts :)

    M x

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  8. Hi Michelle! Thank you for finding me. Will be checking out your blog for sure ;)

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  9. Red See - Thank you kindly! Glad you stumbled upon my little portal and can I just say I adore your blog :)

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  10. Ms.E - all your camera angle complimets will go straight to Mr.Mulika's head but I have to agree with you - doesn't he just make it work!

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  11. I used to dress more for comfort but now i'm trying to embrace colours, also i used to be a total tomboy so many dresses and florals for me now.
    I really like your turban by the way :)

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  12. My style is conservative but with a cute girly streak. I really like your look today and I am fascinated by your photo shots, great style and angles ( sorry, echoing Ms. E above)
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com/

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  13. Love ur blog! Can c u love turbans, they look great on you. The studded belt is chic.

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  14. Hi Anna, We should never lose sight of comfort but at the same time isn't it fun to venture out of our comfort zone once! Dresses are a great way to introduce a softer side so you are doing great there :)

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  15. Hey Sophie, Please echo away! A certain person also checks my comments and I know he likes reading comments about his 'work'. I might see this as my blog but he views it as his portfolio ;)

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  16. Hi Inez! What a small world. I was born in Surulere :) Nice to have a local passing through my blog!

    I did wonder if the studded belt & boots were too matchy matchy but I am glad to know you like :)

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  17. u look gorgeous! love the shoes!

    xx, Sabinna and David

    broken-cookies.blogspot.com

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  18. Thanks Sabina. Your blog is very original! Will be checking back in regularly :)

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  19. Gorgeous. Love your blog

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, dear. Looking forward to seeing and hearing more of you.
    Karoline Kalvo

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  20. Thank you Karoline :) Have been reading about you for months so it is extra nice to have you commenting favourably!

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  21. I LOVE YOUR STYLE §§§

    IM FALOWING YOU BLOG NOW I HOPE YOU FALLOW ME ;)
    kiss

    enviedeladyd.blogspot.com

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  22. Love this outfit! Especially the studded accessories!

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  23. Hey Lovely lady! I am trying to tame my studs & spikes obsession but I just can't ;)

    Great to hear from you and I hope the weekend has been a good one.

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  24. Hi Lady D,

    Thanks for the comment. Will check out your blog for sure and thank you for the follow. I look forward to getting to know you & your style :)

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