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RULE BREAKER: I guess I’m a bit sporadic when it comes to my own style. I like to play with the idea of androgyny, mixing details of masculinity and femininity into my outfits; sometimes dressing like a lady, sometimes more boy-like and grungy, but often a mix of both. I don’t believe in following “rules” of fashion, like ___ and ___ don’t go together, or to take off a piece of jewelry before you leave the house. I do, however, believe in cohesion and proportion, which I believe shows in my everyday style. In addition, I’ve been an avid collector of vintage clothing and jewelry since I was fourteen years old and have an entire closet devoted to my finds to prove it. I’m fascinated by the idea of taking something old and making it modern, or recycling the same piece in new and different ways. I’m also fortunate to live and study fashion in NYC, and being exposed to all the different elements of art are obviously mirrored in my everyday style as well.
QUINTESSENTIAL MUST HAVES: Dr. Marten heels, leopard print flats from Topshop, vintage men’s blazers, All Saints ‘Lana’ leather jacket, oversized band t-shirts, BDG high-waisted skinny jeans, American Apparel circle scarfs and capes, vintage chain bags, ASOS peter pan collar dress, Truly Madly Deeply’s leopard cross t-shirt, faux fur coats, Chanel “flat” platforms, black velvet dresses, Celine’s ‘classic box’ bag, cropped sweaters, Proenza Schouler’s PS1 bag, black bowler hats, Jeffrey Campbell ‘Litas’, oversized cat eyed sunglasses, Deena & Ozzy leather oxfords, see-thru black button downs and Chloe Sevigny’s entire collection for Opening Ceremony —- all mixed in various ways together!
DIVERSE DESIGNS: Lately I’ve been obsessed with Japanese designers such as Issey Miyake, Yohji Yamamoto, and Comme Des Garçons. They all mainly play with different shades of blacks, oversized silhouettes, exaggeratedly draped garments and variations in textures - all variables inspiring my outfits lately. Also, I nearly died over Proenza Schouler’s SS 2011 collection.
Interview/Post by: RACHEL