Thursday, March 29, 2012

Writing My Fashion History

This is a timeline of all the items of clothing that have made an indelible mark on personal memories of my wardrobe. Fashion is a form of creative expression and a vehicle for discovering the self. Each one of these items has defined my aesthetic at some point in my life.


1989: I was born, and presumably wore onesies.

1994: Green sweat suit, custom made for me by Mom.
1998: Shopped at Northern Getaway, home of the “Catstreet Boys” and “Mice World” t-shirts.

2001: Sparkly jeans from the Gap

2003: Pink Converse sneakers

2004: Bondage pants, covered in zippers and chains.

2007: Leopard-print coat (which I still own and wear)

2008: Novelty sweaters

2009: First pair of Doc Martens boots

2010: Sequins on everything

2011: Evil eye jewelry

2012: Mom jeans


23 comments:

Ludo said...

I love this! I hope you don't regret any of these phases. Clothes really do hold great memories and insights into our lives.

Rebecca Jane said...

Love this idea for a post. I was going through old pictures not long ago and laughed so much at some of my ridiculous fashion choices. All told, yours are pretty great overall, the only exception being the Northern Getaway stuff, but I think we've all been there - I certainly was a northern getaway kid from time to time back in the day.

Marlena said...

This is such a neat post idea!! I love looking back on all my various clothing obsessions and phases from different periods in my life, too. Even if most of them were completely regrettable and embarrassing. I totally rocked the sparkly denim look back in 2001, too. @.@

Cassie said...

Your childhood dressing was a lot better than mine - my mum dressed me beautifully until I was about 8 and started choosing my own clothes, which was one fell swoop into fleecy tracksuit trousers with elasticated ankles. (I don't even know... Hopefully I dress a lot better now.)

Magnet said...

Excellent post! I wish I had more images of my style circa: 03 - 07 but there's barely any evidence of those days. It's a little sad.

Daniel said...

Mom jeans hells yeah !!

Fifi said...

I have followed your blog forevs and enjoyed watching your fashion "evolution," as you will.

Missed out on the bondage pants though.

- Fifi

Maya said...

I keep meaning to do my own fashion flashback! History meets clothing- important! Oh nostaliga.

Miceworld? That's a whole story on a jumper, how cool!

I see a pattern of interesting textiles =)

Luka said...

Man if I could get my hands on one of those Mice World shirts again everything would be perfect.

Our Youth said...

Ahh, love this post :) What a great idea!

Joana said...

This is a really cool post. It's interesting because my culture is so completely different. If course you're younger, but the fact that I'm from a different country - a different continent! - makes it all distinct.

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Angie Bitchface said...

I'm 20 and I deeply regret that my mom didn't let me go through a bondage pants phase when I was 14/15. also "Mice World"? really??

Cindy Hsu said...

all hail the evil eye jewelry necklace.
ah it's incredibleeeeeee ♥f

Xu Box said...

It's always nice to reminisce. You've come a long way girl.

Michelle said...

This is a great idea! I had a pair of sparkly jeans that I wore way too much in high school and a pair of pink converse that are like 15 years old and barely hanging on anymore. I think my history would be a lot of vintage tees, grandma cardigans and pearl necklaces. I'm still waiting to come into my leopard coat phase!
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Jenny said...

pink converses are so much better than green converses, which I had around the same time...

I didn't know we were born in the same year!

Madeline Quaint said...

I remember one defining moment of childhood fashion choice: I went for Daria-inspired hiking boots over platform shoes. Yep, my life was decided there and then! :)

Miriam. said...

I had bright green converse with rainbow laces! My younger sister now owns them and occasionally wears them. You've made pretty good style choices you're whole life, not a shell suit in sight!

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Constance said...

I LOVE the first jumper!!!!! So much it reminds me of the ones I had when I was little :)

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Tiffany said...

I like it. It's so cute indeed :)

Lil Ashton said...

That fish jumper is so beautiful. And I had bondage trousers, but mine were hand-me-downs from my mother. Punk inheritance! They didn't fit, actually, but I wore them anyway, with a Sex Pistols t-shirt.

ray ban uk said...

So great post! I love the special necklace!! Pretty and grab my eyes!!

Lally said...

wahhh this is freakinn' me out, if I were to write a fashion history it would read nearly the same