Friday, April 29, 2011

Menno Simons

Its a well-known fact that the Kitchener-Waterloo region has a pretty substantial Mennonite population. Last week I saw a Mennonite woman wearing an awkward-length floral dress with puffy shoulders with heavy work boots and it came across as more riot grrrl than religious minority. Anyways, this outfit is minimally inspired by some of the Mennonites I see around town while running errands. The skirt might be a bit scandalous but everything else looks I just finished up my farm chores. So maybe I dress more like a Mennonite than I care to admit, but that's okay.

12 comments:

edgeindustrialphotography said...

really love the angles of the photo - and that's before I add you looking all cool + a bit coy in the middle!!

Pre-Riot Grrrl ... RIOT GIRL

Anonymous said...

less clothes

The White Rabbit said...

I really like your look, color combinations and textures are great.
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BP said...

I LOVE that you're inspired by the mennos! And I don't know if you already knew the origin of the Mennonites or looked it up, but seeing Menno Simons as your title is the greatest. We Mennos should be proud that you feature us as fashion inspiration and post our inventor/founder (not that I'm old order).

Ms. Fitz said...

ooh oooh! I went to Fleetwod PA and I tried to take a photo of a Mennanite in his buggy and he NEARLY RAN ME OVER WITH IT! He was Piiissseeedddd the fuck off! Hahhaha I never expected THAT. ANyways, I did an outfit post inspired by the occasion too!
http://themsfitz.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-i-wore-solstice.html

Floz said...

i love the patterns and the mix of wools here - also just shows you can take inspiration from anywhere and anyone.

Kate said...

Me gusta mucho la mezcla de tejidos.

Kate

melly said...

el oh ve eh this!

Damsels said...

i love the patterns in this look. i like your story of the unlikely source of your inspiration

kit said...

you should dress like a mennonite more often.

Jake said...

@BP... I love the comment. I takes some special circumstances to follow the mennos into fashion!

Tallulah Doll said...

Isabel...this is pretty unique. Your style reminds me a bit of Tavi. It's good to be unique, as I find with style bloggers they usually dress the same - with the typical tank top matched with belt and skirt.

I will vote for you on Teen Vogue.
-Tallulah Doll
www.tallulahdoll.com