You may have noticed that I’m not Rachel, but fear not I am just guest posting for today so ‘Hello’ and I promise Rachel will be returned to you shortly. How rude I haven’t even told you who I am, I’m Law from That’s So Yesterday– That’s my blog where I tend to ramble word vomit, and show people how I dress like a crazy bag lady. I’m actual a mother like Rachel, but I’m not, repeat not a ‘mummy blogger’ (nothing wrong with it, but I need a place to escape). Like Mrs Hat I’m more of a lifestyle blogger, my blog is like my third baby and my place to express what’s been going on, the mothers outlet if you like.
I thought I would share the questions I get emailed from readers, so here we go:
Are you real a mum?
Firstly I always laugh (very loudly) that anyone would think I would lie about this, I mean of course most blogger are using fake kids it’s the new ‘it’ thing to do. Back in the real world I have two very cheeky little chaps, Corben is almost three and Logan is almost six months old. Both are named after film characters, as I’m a comic geek and I like that both are anti hero’s I hope they grow up to be gentleman.
Who’s your style icon?
Always a tough one, I have so many people I look up to style wise. I would say my nan was my first style icon, she wore red lipstick no matter what. I offend thought that she must have worn it in the bath and even when she slept, it’s such a simple thing but made her look glamorous even in an apron! I think most icons of style are people in music, they are almost playing a character so get to wear crazy pieces. I met Sarah Jessica Parker years ago, I’m never sure if it’s her or Carrie Bradshaw who has the real style- a bit of both maybe. I do love a pin up girl too, so Bettie Page or Dita would be on my icons list but there are so many creative people out there.
What’s your style?
A mash up of colour, texture with a little bit of WTF mixed in…. I really don’t know, I don’t think I have one (and if I do it’s a confusing one) it’s always changing and I don’t take fashion seriously. It’s like grow up dress up, my friends say I’ll wear anything which is almost true. Not sure you will ever see me in a tracksuit or Ugg’s, they are just not me I want to look back when I’m 60 or something and think ‘yep I tried that look’. You can’t always get it ‘right’, but by taking the risk you will discover something new and that’s what fashion is about.
Is your hair your own?
Sadly yes, I have killed it with the dip dye as I had to bleach the life out of it. I have pink at the moment, but I’m getting bored already the up keep is pricey too as it fades quickly. I have alopecia and so this is my way of taking control, the way I looked at it was if my hair is going to fall out anyway I’m going to have fun with it. Alopecia can get me down, but people go through far worst in life so you just have to crack on. I recently made dip dye extensions, so they make my hair look a little fuller but in the words of Amy Winehouse ‘ Yes it’s my hair, i paid for it’. I only wear they every now and than.
Where do you shop?
Charity shops mainly, I am a tad addicted to them as I get a buzz at finding a bargain or five also you never know what your going to end up finding. I do like high street shops, but I have noticed some have gotten stupidly expensive lately and quality is still the same. I adore H&M, at one point I was only buying clothing from there I don’t tend to shop trends so high street can be very hit and miss for me. I love to customise my clothing, I will stud everything and anything and I have been dying a heap of old clothing to give it new life. I’m also a not so secret eBay lover, you can buy the most random things on there which suit me just fine.
What style do you hate?
Hate is a strong word, the thing is that style feeds off everything. You may think that something is really new, but really it’s just parts of different eras throw together. I think it’s easy to get style and fashion mixed up, fashion is what is current and style is just you. I could never hate someone for being themselves, I may dislike what they are wearing but I’m pretty sure most people don’t care – Not in London anyway, that’s what I like you can get anyway with anything here. Saying this I HATE crocs, but the question was what style and they have zero style! I worked at Office years ago, and when people came in to buy them I had to resist throwing them out the shop (the CROCS not the customers by the way, I’m not that harsh).
I want to say a big THANK YOU to Rachel for letting me type nonsense all over her lovely blog, I’m pretty sure the blog world will bar me from every guest blogging again. I hope you have enjoyed my rambles and now a question for you.
What do you feel when you blog? – I get asked this a lot and I think you can guess that it makes me warm and fuzzy. I want to know how does it make you feel ….