Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Styled by Helen: Helen

The blog birthday weirdness continues as I style Kimberley as me. Yes 2 years of blogging together has gone to our heads and I think we may have just lost it. There were some serious Single White Female vibes going on in these shoots...... 

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Dress | Vintage Style Me
Jacket | H&M
Scarf | Karen Mabon
Necklace | c/o Sugar & Vice
Name Ring | c/o Bonnie Bling
Bag | Accessorize
Shoes | Model's own (couldn't squeeze her into my size 4's)

As soon as we came up with idea for our identity swap challenge I knew I wanted to get Kimberley wearing red. As you can tell, I'm a big fan of the colour and love the over top look when matched with my hair. I can't think of a time when I've seen Kimberley in it so I decided to make sure it featured in my Helen outfit. I went for this Vintage Style Me number. Not only does it feature the colour red it's also a loose shape. This is a style I love to wear (I'm all about the comfort) but one seen less on Kimberley.

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The jacket is a staple in my wardrobe, it even featured in my last outfit post. I've had it since I was at secondary school and it's almost as old as our friendship. Plus it's from H&M (as is most of my wardrobe) so it's very me. Another element that I just had to include was a Karen Mabon scarf. My collection is looking rather healthy and this is one of my favourites. It just wouldn't be a me outfit with out a scarf shaped addition.

The pièce de résistance was the wig. Seeing Kimberley as a ginger was odd but it brought the whole look together. It even features an authentic Helen fringe- meaning I hacked at it myself with my thread scissors, just like I do with my own. The plastic nature of the 'hair' meant the technique wasn't fully successful. I still find myself  being rather jealous of it though, it's pretty much my dream colour!  


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Watching Kimberley 'be me' was super weird. I'm used to her taking the mick while we shoot blog photos but this was a whole new level. She had all my signature poses down, most of which I didn't even realise I did. One thing this experience has taught me is I really need to get some fresh angles on the go. 

Kimberley's Verdict: This may have been the weirdest moment of my life. I mean, I like Helen a lot... but I don't want to live in her skin. As soon as that wig went on I found it very difficult to look at myself in the mirror. I always enjoy playing dress up though and her stuff's certainly worth stealing borrowing. As far as the style goes, of course I already knew that Helen's is impeccable and I trust her judgement more than my own. She is amazing at visualizing a look and putting pieces together. Her eye for it is truly astounding sometimes. Perhaps the most surprising part of this experience though was how easily I slipped into the character of Helen. Or perhaps I should say, the caricature of Helen. We've known each other for about 15 years and we've been taking the p*** out of each other for nearly as long (she does a great impression of me whining). Turns out the only thing more bizarre was watching her return the favour. Creepy.

If I've learned anything from being on this side of the experience it's this: I am really happy with my own style. While I love Helen's, and sometimes feel envious when she's werking it, the look does not translate to me. A micro-fringe and wing tips are a definite no no with my strong jaw and I like more of a fit to my curves. I will continue borrowing items but I think I'll go back to pairing them with my granny hair and good ol' bitch face.

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What do you think of my evil twin? We all know she'd be the evil one ;) Catch up with me styled as Kimberley and check back later in the week for a special birthday surprise.

Photos by Ross Bull.

3 comments:

  1. These posts have been amazing. Now excuse me while I waste a morning browsing Vintage Style Me...

    Lis/last year's girl x

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  2. This is absolutely brilliant!

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  3. It is freaking how much the wig looks like Helen's hair... I couldn't stop staring!! Such a good wee series :D Gisforgingers xx

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