Obsessive tea drinker and cereal eater from the north of England who spends most of her time painting picturesque, countryside landscapes, listening to Yann Tiersen, watching various french films and devoting her love to all things creative and rather eccentric. Tends to be found pouring over beautiful, vintage clothes or old, detailed trinkets in charity and little curiosity shops all over the north west of england. Hopes to, one day, fall in love and have her life resemble a Jane Austen novel, but until then, she is content with lending her love to culture, life and fashion!Lookbook: http://lookbook.nu/teacake
How do you get your inspiration for the outfits you wear ?
I tend to read alot of fashion magazines like vogue, elle, glamour, cosmo etc so i think alot of that inspires me, i also like history books and programmes! haha i always want to dress like the people in period dramas. i usually go for a theme when i put an outfit together, sometimes it can just be the mood i'm in and then other times it can be an object or a film that's inspired it :) i also love pixie geldof i absolutely adore her style so she's a big inspiration!
Who has had the biggest fashon influence on your outfits ?
I think probably my best friend! i think we encourage each other to be a bit more daring with what we wear and push an outfit past the norm. and probably my art teacher haha, i think alot of my fashion sense comes from the art that i'm interested in and he introduced me to some of my favourite artists.
What made you start posting your pictures on lookbook ?
I just stumbled across it one day and became a bit fascinated by all the fantastic and diverse fashion that they have on there. I love reading fashion magazines so when i get bored i go hunting on the web for more fashion fixes haha. My mum saw me looking at it and she said that i should start putting some pics up because my fashion's a bit quirky! it's nice to be part of a community where everyone has similar interests, especially when there aren't many people that dress like you where you live.
What blogs and websites do you follow and why ?
hmmm, i LOVE vintage virgin, i know her a little bit through lookbook and we always comment on each others looks , she's so lovely! plus she has killer style. I think she'll always be my fave lookbooker, so i love her blog. i'm also following melanie likes and style hurricaine on blogspot. I read tavi's blog as well, it has a special kind of humour about it and she's so much wiser than people twice her age! Apart from that, not alot at the moment as i'm fairly new to this whole blogging thing haha
Would you describe yourself as a trendsetter or fashion follower ?
I'd say i was a bit of both, i don't think you can be black and white about something like this because everyone get's inspiration from each other, I don't think there can be such a thing as a trendsetter can there? I like to think i follow fashion and trends but i always put a bit of my personality into the outfits that i wear and the items i buy which i think is important.
How would you describe your style ?
hmm, i'd say delightfully vintage, with a hint of victorian, a dash of 90's grunge, a bit of gothic romance, a touch of english heritage and a whole lot of pattern and texture thrown at it for good measure! haha
Does the hosiery you wear dictate the clothes,outfit you wear ?
Sometimes it does yes, i'll wake up one morning and think i want to wear those patterned tights today so i'll make an outfit around them.. but alot of the time i use them to compliment an outfit that i already have in mind :)
How do you choose your hosiery ?
Anything a bit quirky, a bit sexy and then plain ones that will keep me warm in winter and go with everything so that i can still wear dresses
Where do you shop for hoseiry ?
Alot of the time Primark has so brilliant hosiery for really cheap and similar styles to topshop or leading tights designers and sometimes topshop.. i tend to get them in the sale!
What was the last item of hosiery you brought, how much you spent etc ?
I bought 2 pairs of suspender tights from Primark because i have been looking for them for ages and i wanted a back up pair in case i laddered them haha. they were 3 quid each
Do you prefer sheer or opaque tights,stockings or holdups,socks or kneehighs,sheer toe or reinforced ?
i like both sheer and opaque but i think it's important to have a reinforced toe and gusset to make it more resilient to wear and tear
Do you ever wear 10 denier tights or sheer hose if so how long do they last you ?
i wear nude coloured tights in the summer when i go out, mainly because i prefer it to a bare leg.. but they only last me like a couple of wears
How does wearing tights make you feel emotionally ? More feminine,better with girly outfits not thought about it ?
They make wearing feminine clothes comfy! and i always feel better in dresses or skirts so i think they are essential to my life haha
Do you physically like the feel of tights and touch ? Do your legs ache less, prefer than pants ? not thought about it ?
I deffinately prefer them to pants! i like that they aren't slouchy and give more of a girly shape to the sillouette
When do you wear hosiery,daily-once a week,everyday etc ?
near enough every day
What is your hosiery staple ?
Thick black woolen tights, they are essential for winter when you still want to wear pretty dresses and skirts and black goes with pretty much anything
What are your style tips for wearing tights ?
patterned tights- simple outfit with similar colours
plain tights- go mental you can do whatever you want! haha
How do you put on tights?
if they cost alot, and i love them very carefully and start from the toe... but if they're cheap and woollen i just drag them on haha
If you was told you could never wear tights again, how would you feel ?
i'd be gutted, and probably have to have some time on my own to re-think how i am going to wear my entire wardrobe from that point onwards haha
Where's the strangest place you have ever worn tights ?
probably on holiday in ibiza hahaha, i went out at night and even though it was about 90 degrees outside i still made sure that i had my sheer nude tights on! :)
Do you remember the first time you wore tights and the first pair you brought ?
No, i've been wearing them for that long, i just remember being really really small and my mum putting tights on for me haha
Do you keep a spare pair of tights in your bag ?
noo, if i rip them i just try and work it haha, but it's a good idea.. i might do that from now on!
The best and worst things about hosiery, Love-hate ?
when you've paid alot for them and kept them in the box.. in pristine condition and they rip anyways.. my henry holland house ones did that.. i died a little bit inside haha. And the best thing about hosiery is that it completes an outfit.. and makes it look finished
Do you recycle your tights ?
no, but i do find myself wearing tights that look like they've lost a fight with a very ferocious cat haha... until my mum tells me it's time to let them go! :)