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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Sophistique Noir's Monthly Theme: Outerwear


Since I first listened to Bauhaus and considered wearing all black, I've been drawn to the style of the eighties goth. Even before that (since I was thirteen, perhaps), I've loved the confrontational and angry punk spirit, and though I do indulge in the occasional ruffle or mutton blouse (as you can see in some of my outfit photos, such as this), my heart has always belonged to the DIY, rough and ready roots of goth.

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Considering for the past few sophistique noir monthly themes I've focused on the vintage half of my wardrobe (which I tend to wear to swing events and when dressing smart is required), I wanted to look at my everyday/going out goth wear which hasn't featured nearly as much on this blog, and so for this month's theme of outerwear I decided to feature my long term project - my post punk jacket. 

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It's still a work in progress - I've only got three patches on it thus far, all hand painted (the most recent being my Siouxsie eyes, seen below), but I don't want to put too many more on as I value simplicity. Maybe a March Violets patch?

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The joy division patch is affectionately called my 'volume control' by a friend.

Ben was my photographer for the day, and the poor thing struggled to get the hang of using my camera, resulting in many blurry photos. He eventually got used to it, though. Photos were taken behind the Dundee Record Shop Groucho's, where it's a veritable post-apocalyptic wasteland.


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Hello - yes, I would like my punk card punched, please. 
It's nice finally getting to post more recent outfit photos; despite this being a fashion blog it doesn't really feature my current personal style that much, which just feels inaccurate. I also like getting an opportunity to take photos in different locations - this was going to be done underneath the Tay Road Bridge, but construction at the waterfront hindered that plan. Exploring will have to be done.


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Stay safe. :)





Fee


18 comments:

  1. The patches looks really nice! I should finally personalize my jacket as well.
    Also, you look so good in your make-up on these photos. It really suits you.

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    1. Thank you! It's so much fun, decorating jackets, and really personalises them. :)

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  2. I envy you the variety of looks you can pull off. I still remember you as a beauty from the Roaring Twenties and how good that look suited your face - and now I see you from more punky side, which also looks very well on you. Although I myself am no punk and never was, I find post-punk aesthetics very enjoyable (not to mention the music) and I've been sort of wanting such kind of long jacket myself for some time, but I'm unsure if it would suit me. I think I prefer more girly outerwear on myself :D Such a pity your booties are poorly visible, winklepickers-ish booties are always worth showing <3

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    1. Many thanks! I was surprised myself how good twenties style suited me (having been very comfortable with post punk), but post punk is my bedrock. I have another blog post featuring my winklepickers, but I never got a chance for a full outfit shot featuring them.

      I wish I suited girly styles the way you do, so green grass and other sides. ;)

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  3. cool photos. abandoned lots are the best

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    1. Cheers - they do make nice sets, even if they're freezing in this weather.

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  4. Very nice outfit!

    x Dawn
    www.wickedlypleasant.wordpress.com

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  5. I like how the badges are all lined up on the narrow lapels! That is a great place for a grungy photo shoot!

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    1. Cheers! It was surprisingly difficult to put badges onto this jacket because of that. :L

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  6. I love the photo with you behind the fence!! It looks very punk and aestetic :)
    When I was a kid in the end of the 80's, I wore a lot of mens jackets with folded arms, black oversize tshirts and slim pants + a huge hat on top of my head.

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    1. Thank you! I love that one too :)

      Yeah, this is actually an old suit jacket of my brother's, which I forgot to mention. Blazers + baggy tees + skinnies = perfection.

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  7. I've never been much into punk and while I guess you're probably going to kill me for saying this, I do like the rather punky features of today's grunge - overload...the baggy top - skinny pants thing, you know. Anyway...I've always admired the DIY - spirit of punk and I really like your photos as well. :)

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    1. No, no - I love the grunge trend! A baggy t shirt and skinny jeans can just as easily be fitted into the trad goth style anyway.

      Thanks for the compliment - the DIY mantra of punk is certainly a good thing. :)

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  8. Love the photos, the location is perfect.

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  9. Your fabulous jacket takes me back to a wonderful era that I remember from high school. I'm so glad to see that the amazing music and scene of those times are still appreciated and are being kept alive. What a perfect location for a photo shoot, too! I love the composition of the last couple of photos, where you are truly integrated into the environment.

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  10. Thank you so much! It would be a terrible shame to see the appreciation of the post punk era disappear. I'm trying to improve my photography and locations, so thanks for the compliments. :)

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