Posts Tagged ‘style’

style icons

This comes hard on the heels of the not-so-startling news that I want to be a retro pin-up. Sick of looking at clothes and having no conception of what they would look like on me, I started thinking about women of my shape or my style that I could refer to for advice and inspiration. Frankly, when you’re a curvy kind of creature, it’s nice to look at things like this:

structured3_1…. but what would it look like on me? What would it look like on any person with hips, or boobs, or chubby legs, or whatever else? Stick insects are BORING. We’re not all born looking like giraffes. I like my body the way it is, and dammit, I want reference points, too.

So here is my personal, gradually growing list of style icons, both real and characterised:

Joan Holloway


Yana Alana

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Julia Zemiro


Blair Waldorf – Ok, so she’s tiny and trendy, but her style is grand and I do so love a brown-eyed bad guy.


And brand new entry, Elizabeth Green, who is apparently one of the world’s most famous plus-sized models. I didn’t know there was such a thing as a famous plus-sized model, awesome.

rsff laura wells

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For some reason, today I have been looking at many things about 1950s subculture. I tell you, I wish I was cool enough to be this kind of Teddy Girl.

(these photos are from many different places, but they had been collated previously here.)

More information: Greasers (a subculture), Rockabilly (an awesome, awesome kind of music), London subcultures of the 50s

Just for a full sensory experience, here’s a song I love by a rockabilly band I love – Rock this Town, by the Stray Cats. When we saw the Stray Cats live recently, a couple in front of us had sex throughout this song. It was a bit much, really. Maybe they were having a profound musical experience, but I could have done without it. So I’m going to pretend this is my experience, and noone was exchanging bodily fluids in front of me. Awesome, repaint that truth.

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