I'm really excited by this thefridayfive
! Especially as boxes of my belongings I shipped to myself finally arrived from Japan and I've spent the week doing LOTS of laundry, ironing, steaming, and just trying to get the musty smell out of everything that's been sailing across the world to me for the past 12 weeks. I'm so, so excited to have all of my favourite clothes back!
1) Have you ever done something awful to your hair? What happened?
The first time I ever cut my own fringe (bangs) I leant forward in the mirror and accidently gave myself a Bettie Page style (but unlike Bettie Page it did not
look good on me!) I bleach my hair a lot, and in the past I've had it go orange or turn to cotton candy from over processing it. I can't say I care though, it's all a learning curve and now I can cut, style, and dye my hair by myself without any issues as I know what works and what doesn't.
2) Conversely, at what time in your life have you looked your best?
I don't think I look bad now to be honest. I'd like to lose a few pounds, but wouldn't we all?
3) Do you have a favorite article of clothing? Tell us what and why.
I have so, so many. I rarely buy clothes now, a few years ago I made the decision to only invest in pieces I really love and sold everything else so opening my wardrobe is an absolute joy every morning. I love my Frozen
Secret Honey clothes, especially my Hans dress and coat as he's my favourite character. I have a handful of Eastern European folk costume pieces which I adore, and I love my Emily Temple Cute dresses from Japan, they hold a lot of fond memories and some of them I've had for almost 10 years now.
Top are my favourite Secret Honey Frozen dresses - L-R Elsa, Hans, and Hans's coat. Secret Honey are a Japanese brand that make casual wearable versions of Disney character outfits. And bottom is a quick outfit I threw together showing my Emily Temple Cute Wizard of Oz dress and one of my vintage Polish vests - I've never worn these together but now I think it might be a look?
4) Confess the worst fashion trend you ever succumbed to.
I've had a lot of 'phases' - I've been a goth, a hippy, I've dressed head to toe vintage, I've been a Lolita
, but I'm proud of every one of them because it helped me find myself. I've never, ever worn something just because it was what everyone else was wearing and I only have that confidence because of all of the different fashion phases I've been though thickening my skin over the years. I wouldn't call any of them the worst because I wouldn't have the confidence I have now if I hadn't worn it, and if I thought I looked cute at the time then so what?
5) Are there any clothing/fashion trends today that you simply don't understand?
I don't understand wearing a tracksuit when you're not going to the gym/exercising. People act like "real clothes" are uncomfortable which I don't understand because I wear some really elaborate clothes and they're HECKING comfortable. Most of my dresses are shirred, my skirts all have elasticated waists, or I wear loose fitting linen or jersey dresses when I want something simpler that still looks cute. So I never understand this assumption that looking nice = discomfort because it's just not true.