Thursday, 7 August 2008

Turning into Kate

I think over the last few years I've started to morph, fashion-wise, into Kate Jackson from the Long Blondes. I wear my little blue beret (just like the one she wears to the right) and my scarves tied into bows at the neck, skinny jeans, coloured tights, black cocktail dresses and stripy jumpers just the same as the indie pixie.

So I wouldn't be mentioning this except for the fact that it got me wondering about if, even unconsciously, we start to dress like someone we've seen before. Okay, maybe not in designer dresses or suits or anything but do we think "oh, she/he looks nice" and start subconsciously modelling ourselves on them? I think Kate has a nice style - she never seems to be trying too hard and yet still looks fashionable, totally different to someone like Kate Moss who seems to strain to get dressed the way she does (or at least that's what I think).

We get our style from somewhere and it changes over the years. I think I'm finally settling into my own fashion sense - only to realise that it really isn't my own style. I've just stolen it from other people and made slight changes...

3 comments:

Daryl said...

Interesting ...

Me? I am my own person from head to toe ...


Actually I havent seen anyone I want to emulate ... well maybe Myrna Loy in The Thin Man ...

:-Daryl

babooshka said...

Kate Moss has zero style, and I pass so many girls/women daily that are better looking than her.

My style is definiely my own, but that is not to say it may or may not be subconciously influenced by past or present people. Certainly not influenced by anyone on this island.
Put it this way, wearing a red beret is considered out there here. I give up. I'm an eclectic mix of 60's goth, rock chic, bohemia.

Tairebabs said...

Yeh I agree with you. Fashion evolves, sometimes the way I dress is based on what I have seen and liked on different people.At the moment I am kindoff mixing styles. I don't have any particular person I dress like (at least I think I don't), I just mix different styles together.