I’ve been feeling a little bit outrageous recently, so I decided the best thing to do was to embrace the madness and step out psychobilly style. Being able to bring some edge to a retro look is a really great weapon to have in your wardrobe. All it takes is one striking piece and you can really embrace a whole new look, which is worth bearing in mind for your wild days!
I absolutely adore this high waisted skirt – not only for the neon leopard print action, but for the killer deep V waistline. It was seriously too long for my short little bod when I first bought it (it went beyond my knees, which is fine if unless you’re a bite size lady) so I took it up in my sewing machine to suit me. The key to wearing such high waisted skirts is to make sure you’re not totally swamped by the fabric. It shouldn’t look like you’re a caterpillar trying to wriggle out of your cocoon…. That is a cute outfit for halloween, not for going to the farmers market, ladies. Don’t be afraid to hand stitch new clothes – you can always unpick it if you’re not happy with the results. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
I bought it from Collectif a while back (sorry doll face! You can find a similar leopard print skirt from them here) Paired up with a rock tee or a sweetheart top and you’re ready to hit the town! The top I’m wearing in this shoot is actually one I made myself, but if you’re looking for something similar you can’t loose with one of these classics at Vivienne of Holloway. (I would buy one in every colour if I could afford it.) And my cute little handbag was a great investment from Kate Spade. Stripes will never go out of fashion!
Finishing touches include the vintage glasses I lensed at Spex Pistols, magpie necklace by Tatty Devine, kiss shoes by Liliana, my favourite Karen Mabon scarf – brilliantly titled Taco Nights (it is still available here), and some insanely fun Illamasqua nail varnish in Prosperity, the ultimate way to bring a pop of contrast colour in a flash.
Last but not least, I am head over heels in love with this incredible hand embroidered brooch by Macon Et Lesquoy. I first discovered their beautiful patches in Paris, but this is the one that stole my heart and emptied my bank account. Just the right amount of macabre sweetness to put a rock n roll twist on any outfit!
So there you have it, a quirky way to embrace your style on those wild days out. This tiger graffiti in Glasgow couldn’t have come into my life at a more perfect moment. It’s Grrrrrreat! *ahem*