10 responses to “Necropolis – Thoughts on Personal Style and Self Expression”

  1. Bel

    This is such an amazing post, I don’t even know where to start! I always find it puzzling when people equate being interested in fashion with being anti-feminist, because to me what we wear is a form of creativity and expression that feels particularly resonant with women, who through history have often had to play specific, submissive roles. For instance I’ve read up about Riot Grrl and how that sort of ‘baby doll’ aesthetic satirised society’s perceptions and expectations of women to be feminine, and being able to reclaim that and own your body. I think posts like these are so significant because fashion should be seen as an art form just like painting, music, architecture etc. I love the idea of turning yourself into something artistic and creative just by wearing a certain piece of clothing, it’s so important to my sense of self to have that outlet for expression. Anyway this piece was so well researched and I would love to see more like this in the future!

    Also I freakin’ LOVE that coat and I cannot wait to get down to Armstrongs again when I see you next month, you have no idea how excited I am! Sorry for the absolute ESSAY haha, lots of love xxxxx

  2. Jennifer Jayne (@_JenniferJayne)

    That coat is gorgeous.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  3. KerryCan

    It’s very interesting to read through these musings and to follow your changing relationship with fashion. I like how self-aware you’ve become over the course of the last couple of years!

  4. Laila

    Jess, this is such a brilliant post. Please write more think pieces like this, you are brilliant at it! Such excellent points raised and I love the stream of consciousness musings, I feel like I’m sat down having a conversation with you. When are you next back, I want to see you :) xx

  5. simplyalexandra12

    Hehe this is SO true, I can definitely get where you are coming from here! I don’t think most people dress with making statements in mind. If they do, they are probably subconscious statements… of aesthetic almost, rather than a political agenda. At least for me. I like how I can “express myself” based on how I am feeling on a given day. Some days I want to wear ripped up jeans and a band tee with dark polish, and other days I’d like put on something vintage… or go super girly. I love to vary every bit of my life; I choose movies, music, books, TV, foods even, from varying genres. It just keeps my life interesting. It gets me to thinking about places I’ve never seen and ideas I’ve never considered. Just last weekend when we saw Jack’s Mannequin on a Saturday night, we woke up the next day and had a waffle brunch out and hit a Moscow Ballet’s performance of The Sleeping Beauty. I guess that’s how I feel about clothes. I can channel whatever I am feeling on a given day… even if that’s “it’s freezing, and I just want to be cozy!” I don’t know if any of that made sense… but it’s how I’m feeling right now! I always love to see what you come up with, your personal style is so unique and fun. I love it! I definitely see where you’re coming from with the ’90’s meets ’70’s vibes. :) XO -Alexandra

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  6. CHRISTINA KEY

    Wow, great shots dear!:)
    I LOVE your coat, so pretty! :)

    XX,
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    CHRISTINA KEY

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