Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Nice Day for a Revolution!











































Yesterday I was listening to The Beatles song "Revolution" and it was raining outside so I figured why not dress up and take some new photos? I made the top out of my boyfriend's old t-shirt, the shorts were created by Rethreads (the designer I have been the apprentice of for a couple of years) out of second-hand fabrics, I made the flower hairpiece for Titania - Queen of the Fairies when I directed Midsummer Night's Dream, the leather jacket is second-hand from the Saturday market in Takaka, I bought the gold sparkle tights from Socks Queen in Wellington and my boots are Doc Martens. I want to start making more clothes and selling them online, things like this cut up t-shirt and other more interesting pieces. I love being able to take something I like but never wear and make a few little adjustments and it's suddenly one of my favourite clothes. This outfit was inspired by the Anonymous movement, Bob Marley and The Beatles.

Peace and Love!
xxx
M

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Black Velvet Sunset











































I had so much fun taking these photos this afternoon! The lighting was just perfect as the sun was setting behind the house. I got a wee bit artistic with my poses this time, I figured it's more exiting than me just standing there. I stole this awesome jacket from my mum, I found the crop top at the red cross opshop in Nelson, the belt is actually one of my dad's old ties, the velvet skirt and the animal necklace were second hand from a friend, and I got the Mayan calendar necklace at Luminate festival in 2013. I love the patterns on my jacket, they're pretty intense so I always wear block coloured items with it. I also love velvet! I often experiment with different kinds of textiles in my outfit to create interesting variation in textures. I like wearing tight fitted things underneath looser over-garments so that my shape doesn't get lost in a sea of fabric.
To see the rest of my photos from this shoot go to: www.facebook.com/manianastyle/blackvelvetsunset

xxx
M

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