Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Style Concept (A First Draft)

I discovered the idea of creating your own style concept some years ago on Gala Darling's blog via this post; it was only recently that I felt I had enough of an idea of my own likes and dislikes to really tackle it myself. This is only a rough first draft - as such, it's still kinda abstract and disjointed. I used this post on Into Mind to help me along. And I haven't yet come up with a name for my concept, but I'm working on it!

Half-girl, half-faerietale, she is a traveller and a nomad. Tassels, patterns in rich autumn colours, fringing, velvet, neutrals and jewel tones, brocade, paisley and tapestry prints. Crochet and lace, silver or warm copper-coloured jewellery. She smells of coffee and incense, moss and rainwater.

She could be a divination student. Big spectacles, a gentle (if not slightly bewildered) demeanor, She has long, soft, flowing hair. She collects Tarot cards. She wears cardigans, crystal jewellery, moon and star symbols. Soft, rosy, golden make-up. She wears gold glitter under her eyes on nights out. Doe eyes, long lashes. Sensual, mysterious. She loves witchery, owls, and walks in the moonlight.

She's a writer and an artist, a pencil in her hair, charcoal on her fingertips. Short nails, messy hair. Her haunts are greenhouses, old, quiet bookstores with that musty smell, and abandoned places. She might live in a fortune-teller's caravan, or in a houseboat with forty brocade cushions and clove-scented candles, or in a tiny apartment with plants growing on the windowsill. She might serve you in the bookstore with her hair in a messy bun. Sometimes her hair is blue, sometimes brown, sometimes red or blonde or faded green.

She studies folklore. Blouses, cable knits, a midnight-blue velvet turban, high-waisted jeans, jumpers patched at the elbow, vintage dresses, lace knickers, embroidery and folk prints. Paisley socks. Her dressing table is covered in perfumes and scented lotions; lavender, oak, frankincense, woodsmoke, amber, Her lip balm tastes like tea. She always has candles burning.

She reads runes. There's a Neil Gaiman book in her handbag. She wears a leather jacket, and takes her coffee black. Lots of soft grey t-shirts, ripped boyfriend jeans, oversized jumpers and scarves. Gilitter on her sheets and on her collarbones. She drinks elderflower cider and never eats meat. She wears slips and tea dresses with combat boots. With her friends she goes vintage shopping, stargazing, storytelling and wildcrafting, seeking out poky shops in strange towns, drinking coffee at two a.m..
My moodboard. None of these images are mine. (My personal version that I have printed has a couple more images on it, but they are people's selfies so I thought it was best not to add them to this version.)
'She's mad but she's magic. There's no lie in her fire,' - Charles Bukowski.

'She always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and thoughts that wander off the edge of the world,' - Joanne Harris.

'Like a magpie, I am a scavenger of shiny things; fairy tales, dead languages; weird folk beliefs; fascinating religions, and more,' - Laini Taylor.

10 comments:

  1. I love the third person description, she sounds wonderful! <3

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    1. I found it easier to write about the sort of person I'd want to be in third person, felt less awkward!

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  2. Can't wait to see what you come up with! Faerie styles are some of my absolute favorites!

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  3. Hi! I was a reader at one of your old blogs and I'm delighted to have found you again... particularly since you and I seem to have so so SO much in common! I could have written the above almost word for word myself :). I hope to get to know you better! My new faerie-fashion blog is at dressofstars.blogspot.com/ , I'll be linking you there for sure!

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    1. Hello! Great to meet you :D I love your blog already!

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  4. That description is wonderful, really well written, too!

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  5. this looks like you put a lot of thoughts into it! and definitely from the past posts sounds like what the 'new' you tends to look like already :-D <3

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