by Tara Osipoff on June 11, 2013
So you wanna be a rock superstar,
and live large?
A big house,
OR you wanna ride the bus, play acoustic guitar?
Play for five people, in a dingy bar?
The Woman and the Microphone
I pulled some clothes from my wardrobe for this shoot after recently seeing a powerful young folk artist perform. She embodied so much femininity and sexuality with her soulful style. Her powerful demeanour screamed confidence and pride. I’ve always been drawn to the fashion of female folk indie artists. The style is breezy with a strong rock vibe. There is something sultry about a woman behind a microphone. Even more so, a woman who doesn’t have to wear a red leather Britney Spears style onesie to get your attention. I see so much soul in the attire of folk artists today. The style is generally creative and alluring.
For this post I decided to show a few pairings I am currently interested in and that I have drawn from some of my favourite folk artists. I rather enjoy the pairing of a fitted crop top and harem pants. I also currently find myself drawn to playful skirts and oversized t-shirts and tank tops. I’ve always been a fan of any sort of hat, from a turban beanie to a snap back baseball cap. I’m not picky, as long as the hat flows with the outfit. I find a lot of artists are heavy on accessories, which is more than fine with me; I too am a big fan of the arm and neck party. Most of all, I try to pair styles that make me feel confident and unique. In the end, I think that is what any artist is trying to project, the self that resides within them, perfectly unique and full of confidence.
Well my dear fashion lovers, I hope you are able to draw some inspiration from today’s post. Folk fashion may not come with LamborghiniS and yachts, but it’s simple and stunning without any flashy gimmicks.
Have a fabulous day peeps!
Tara Marie Rose
This shoot was shot by the fabulous Will Whitten. He is an amazing photographer from Regina, Saskatchewan and a main contributor to my blog. A big thank you to him for always doing a fabulous job.
Find more from Will on his website: http://willwhittenphoto.com/
Make up for this shoot was done by Blush Beauty Bar: http://www.blushbeautybar.ca/
Blush is located in Regina and has to be one of my favourite places to shop for all of my make up needs… and wants. Check out their website and also follow them on Instagram @blushbeautybar_
Hair was done by Lucinda from Wired Hair Design. Lucinda has to be one of my favourite new finds; the girl’s got style and is an awesome hair stylist. Wired is a trendy, on-point salon that I am happy to work with. http://www.wiredhairdesign.com/drupal/ Check them out and book online!
by Tara Osipoff on May 30, 2013
Resort collections are always something I like to keep my eye on. Of course, that is because I like to live vicariously through the people who are wearing fabulous clothes and taking holiday vacations to exotic places around the world, while I am stuck in the middle of the Canadian prairies. Don’t get me wrong, Saskatchewan does have a large number of lakes to which one may frequent, but in no way are there hundreds of lavish yachts to jump onto, with beautiful women dressed in Chanel and handsome men in Tom Ford boat shoes. Instead, there is a small handful of ultra fabulous people and an unfortunately larger number of people dressed in “Tap Out” shirts and crocs and white sunglasses. So, you can see why I click my way through countless fashion blogs to peek at all the resort collections.
And speaking of Chanel, that’s going to be my fashion focus today. Because Chanel’s resort collection is ridiculously on point with everything I could have hoped 2014 resort wear to be. The show was presented in Singapore, which was perfect because the weather was hot, humid and exactly what was needed to show off the collection. The line was shown in an exotic yet humble manor in Singapore, a dirt path leading to the venue, huts served as bars and lightly peeling paint. It was the perfect environment for setting the the collection’s ambiance. The line was influenced by a photograph from the 1880s of a Singaporean fisherman. The fisherman was dashing in a Chanel sport coat. The collection was intended to play lightly on the history of Chanel. Classic and dapper, as always.
Women walked the runway in oversized box cut coats of different lengths. Many trouser shorts and mid-length skirts were shown, with most of the detail being worn on the coat, from the neck downward. Sweaters were slouching off the neck, yet fitted, and ranged in length. The colour palette varied, but stuck to a common trend of blacks, whites, cremes, beiges and greys. Nothing too bold in colour; how very classic of Chanel.
The collection is direct reflection of the influence that is to come. We will be seeing a lot of these cuts, colours and styles in the next year. I, for one, will be coloured with excitement. I love the simplicity and class of the colours we are seeing, and I adore the untailored yet put-together looks that are emerging.
Well, I won’t be flying off to Singapore to resort anytime soon, but Karl Lagerfeld did state he designed the mid-season collection to be worn anywhere in the world… I wonder if he had Regina Beach in mind? Either way, you’ll be sure to catch me in some version of this collection. Karl, I am influenced.
Okay, I have daydreaming to do…