I stumbled upon a blog, The Fashion Turd, a few days ago and I thought "wow" when I saw the pictures on it. I immediately knew I must show you, my dear readers, this girl, who's truly a gem.
Q: Let's start with basic information - name, age, location, job, habits, likes, dislikes, anything about you?
My name is Holly Reverse. I am 27 years old. I live in Londinium, but grew up in Cardiff and spent my early twenties in Cornwall. I do have a day job but it is a secret. My star sign is Leo. Some of my favorite things include vomit inducing colour combinations, Doctor Martens, Bjork, my bed, children’s books, tea, androgyny, toys, the films of John Cameron Mitchell, swearing, Tank Girl, cheese, stripy socks, Lazy Oaf Tee-shirts, kissing, glitter, Japanese street fashion, tattoos, The Moomins and plastic jewellry. I dislike getting up early, eggs, Juicy Couture, stupidly priced vintage clothes, panic attacks, the cold, organized religion, the tube, patriotism and Ugg boots.
Q: How would you describe your style?
As I say in my blog I like wearing clothes that make me look somewhere between a Japanese doll and a 9 year old school boy. The emphasis is on color combinations, mismatching fabrics and eclectic influences, with a little bit of humor thrown in for good measure - I don’t take it too seriously and like to take the piss out of myself a bit.
Q: What are your guidelines when you get dressed in the morning? What are your dos and don'ts?
No rules at all. I generally just like putting things together that don’t coordinate and I avoid going for a specific ‘look’ or ‘style’- I don’t want to look like I'm a carbon copy from any certain period in time. I pee my pants over lurid colors and clashing patterns.
Q: Who are your style icons, who and/or what influences your style?
I’m not really influenced by what is ‘in fashion’ to be honest, hence the name of the blog The Fashion Turd, it’s kind of me giving 2 fingers to the people who are telling us what is ‘fashionable’ or ‘cool’ to be wearing this season - yuk! I just liking putting pieces together that make me feel super rad and that turn a few heads. In terms of style icons - Bjork, Bjork, Bjork, Rei Kawakubo, Peaches, Antony Hegarty, Fred Butler, Enid from Ghost World, Pat Butcher, David Bowie, Hercules & Love Affair, Kimya Dawson, Alexander Mcqueen. Did I say Bjork?
Q: When and why did you start blogging?
I only started blogging a couple of months ago; I was getting a lot of super duper nice comments from people about how I dress and I just thought it would be a good way to share my creations and thoughts with anyone who wanted to take a look. It seems to be going quite well? And obviously because I’m a vain exhibitionist who likes having her ego massaged...no joke.
Q: Finally, what would your message be to fashion world, fashion industry, fashion lovers and fashion bloggers all around the world?
Oooh lawd...urm...too early for that kind of huge question! I guess don’t take yourself too seriously, keep a sense of humour, dress for yourself, avoid slogan t-shirts and velour tracksuits...wear clean pants every day.
Check out Holly's blog, The Fahion Turd and follow! Really, you should, there's barely any better blog of outfit posts worths following!
What do you think about Holly's style? Comment! xo