Inspireme// The Clothes Horse

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Rebecca for The Clothes Horse
Tell us about yourself and how you started blogging? 
I started blogging the summer 2007, I was in college and I wanted a creative outlet. The blog became
 a space to express my interest in fashion and photography while I studied business and worked part-time
 as a cashier. It was hard to connect with people in my business classes about certain subjects, 
but online I found dozens of girls who shared the same passions.
 What do you do when you’re not blogging? 
I’m quite the homebody these days so probably cooking or reading. I also make collages
 for Dead Paper and I’m working on drawing more. 
How would you describe your own personal Style? 
Quirky ladylike—I try to wear a mix of vintage or retro-inspired looks but I like to 
not look head-to-toe as if I stepped out of the 50s. My personal touches to retro looks are 
often funny headbands or hats, quirky tights, even studs.

Who are your favourite brands/designers?
 I really enjoyed Christian Lacroix and am quite sad his line is no longer.
Carven collections have excited me for the past couple of years now, but other than that
 I actually change preferences seasonally based on a collection—I don’t really look at runways the
way an editor does I just look at what I enjoy and sometimes Proenza Schouler shows clothes
 I want to wear and sometimes they don’t.

What fashion trends are you enjoying now? 
I love the play of soft and hard elements so studs (always), varsity jackets are also wonderful—
I mostly enjoy trends I think I’ll wear for many seasons.
What would you never wear?
 Harem pants, leggings as pants, Jeffrey Campbell Litas—there’s nothing wrong with these things,
but I just know my personal style and they’re looks I don’t feel myself in.
 I mean it’s funny the way people try to have worst dressed lists because fashion is so subjective.
What is bad style? Not wearing something the majority deems popular—it’s so silly and
 I think people should have fun with their clothes. So while those are things I wouldn’t wear,
I think it’s cool that other people enjoy them.

Do you have a style icon? 
 I tend to be more inspired by characters in movies than people in real life—Faye Dunaway
when she played Bonnie in Bonnie and Clyde or Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal A Million.
I like the idea of dressing like a character.

What are your favorite blogs? 
Hannah and Landon, Calivintage, Pavlina Jagrova—I could go on read a lot of personal style blogs
 and they’re all great for different reasons.
What is your favorite film,song and book/magazines?
 I have the hardest time picking favorites…For a movie perhaps Charade,
song Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and book Martin Eden by Jack London. 

What can't you live without? 
My computer—it’s a bit old and cracked now but I hate the thought of replacing it. 

Where will you be in 10 years?
 Living out of a suitcase would be nice—I’d love to just be traveling the world,
seeing somewhere new every few months, hopefully with a charming companion as well!
What’s on your wishlist at the moment?? 
Tim Walker’s new photo book: Story Teller

Rebecca for The Clothes Horse

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