I recently read an article by one of my favorite blogs called GalaDarling, run by Gala Darling (shocking!), that was all about her own unique style, and the name she chose for it-- Eccentric Pop. She referred to the name as her "style statement" after a book she read which discussed the naming of one's personal style by a ratio of stylistic choices, etc.
While the specifics of it weren't my taste exactly, the idea of naming your style seemed like a brilliantly fun idea to me! I've always have an affinity for naming things: Creeks, big rocks, boats, cars, weapons....yeah. So this was right up my alley. And so I set out to make a name for my aesthetic choices. I wanted a name that would encompass all the things I wore, not just lolita, even if lolita is a huge part of what I wear. I wanted a name that would cover all of it.
After much brainstorming and with the help of a friend, I finally nailed down my style-
~Urbanite Antoinette~Urbanite represents the moder look. The street style, the 90's, the 80's the 50's. It's street style. It's more sharp looks. It's the directly punk, the refined looks, the Audrey Hepburn and Vivien Westwood. It's the spirit of cities, the feeling of walking in a black skirt with a mocha chino in your hand up the stairs of Vogue's offices.
Urbanite represents: Berets, polka dots, heels, patterned tights, cats eye eyeliner. faux glasses, suspenders, plaid, sneakers, faux half shaved hair, leather, candy red lipstick, black, and buckles
It's no secret that I love rococo everything, but rococo wasn't quite right. That was too specific of a style, and a style that some of my outfits didn't touch upon. BUT, Antoinette hit it right on the head. Marie Antoinette was a rebel, she dressed unusually, thought outside the box (at this point in time, thinking outside the box was wearing cotton instead of silk! Point remains), was very fashion obsessed, and loved to have a good time and especially looking good while doing it.
Antoinette represents- Lace, pin tucks, ruffles, pastels, stripes, curls, pearls, ribbons, rhinestones, roses, flowers, kittens, beauty marks, petticoats, fans, organza, chemise, and tulle.
Imagine if Antoinette was in New York and you got the general idea.
And, occasionally my style strays more to one side or the other and sometimes I try aesthetics that aren't quite matched up with either (I mean, mori lolita is sorta something Marie would have worn, but the connection is tenuous) but around 89% of the time this sums it up really well.
So, what's the point? Well, it's fun, haha. And it also gives me a more defined idea, myself, for my style. I know what it is deep down but when I working with coordinates and clothes it's good to have a general idea of what I'm doing.
Urbanite Antoinette goes to wild parties smelling like roses and only riots if there's a good soundtrack. She lives on details and ideas. She's a bit of a gypsy spirit but has her plans under control. And she'll damn sure wear three petticoats if the mood strikes her.
Till next time!