Rock A Little

All photography by: @ChristinaGrim

Dress: Discontinued by Ironfist

Shoes: Darkstar Gem Boots

Hat: Don’t Remember – here’s a similar one –> Liv Felt Boater Hat

Necklace: Raven Claw Necklace

Are You Famous?

Who’s considered a rockstar these days? We have new faces of fame and a plethora of new types of music but I can’t pinpoint a “rockstar”. We don’t view musicians the same as we once did in the 70’s or 80’s or maybe that’s just because I’m getting old. Haha! Those decades were some of the most influential periods of our century when it comes to culture! Speaking of culture, livin’ in California allows me to be submersed within several. Many people are well known stars here and regular non famous people live amongst them. It’s quite the norm to see a celebrity every now and then.

One of the most interesting quirks about living in California is many people like to express themselves through style here. Almost anyone walking down Melrose or someone grabbing a cup of coffee in Beverly Hills could be famous. You’d never know it though unless they were like Miley Cyrus famous. It’s hard to tell whom is and isn’t famous because of the way people dress in southern California. Even the beach bums can look expensive lounging around in Venice in their trendy Free People or latest thrift finds.

It’s easy to be influenced by the style of the stars when you live amongst them or are trying to become one. Having a style or personified look in any region of the world is what sets you apart.

Dressing Like A Rockstar

Personally, I’ve always had an interest in self expression and changing up my look! I can definitely understand why others can’t be bothered or find it of little importance though. Fashion and styling isn’t for everyone. It just makes me feel so damn good to wear something that allows me to express myself outwardly. However I dress is an extension of my internal mood every single day. I don’t have to communicate how I feel because you can see it through my style of clothing. This outfit is a great example of influence and mood expression. Before I go into telling you about my inspiration for this outfit, take one good guess where it came from. Any guesses?

When I finished changing for this look and came around the corner to show the photographer Christina, she immediately said “This is sooo Stevie Nicks vibes!”. She knew without me even saying that’s who the look was inspired by. Also keep in mind, this was the first time Christina and I had ever met or even worked together! She’s so precious, talented, and artistic. I’m so lucky to have found her through instagram and gotten the opportunity to work with her. Christina understood the vibe of this look and helped make me feel as magical as a modern Stevie Nicks would while shooting.

This look is one that anyone can easily put together and instantly make themselves feel like a rockstar. All you need is a fancy pair of boots, a little black dress, and a hat! It’s witchy, magical, and celebrity like. I’m off to go have my own dance party to a Stevie Nicks record.

Until Next Time,

Raven

Wild Heart

Outfit Details:

Photography By: Ron Khy

Dress – 3/4 Sleeve Ballet Mini Dress

Purse – Suede Heart Shaped Handbag

Boots – Jarreth

Outfit Inspirations

For some their style is very consistent in color, “aesthetic”, shapes, and other aspects but that just aint me! My style definitely thrives off my current inspirations and that’s constantly changing. Personally, I’ve always wanted to be consistent with my style so that I could fit into whatever aesthetic I found interesting at the time. It’s super hard not to find beauty or fascination with all things due to my willingness to try anything and everything.

Although I may not dress “goth”, “punk”, “classy”, or “sporty” and fit in consistently with these styles I still have deep passions for all of them. There are people who stay inside the box and then there are those who like to wander outside it. Nothin is wrong with either one and I admire those who can stay in their style realm without getting bored easily.

Mood: Stevie Nicks

For this look, when I tried on the dress I immediately thought of Stevie Nicks. If you didn’t know, she’s one of my biggest inspirations and I absolutely adore her. The color of the dress reminds me of her album cover “The Other Side of the Mirror”. Naturally feeling in my Stevie Nicks vibes, I had to pair it with my David Bowie inspired platforms! Also, to top the outfit off, Stevie wore different types of hats and in one of her most famous photos she’s wearing a black beret! All of these little but simple elements of the look tied it perfectly together. I admit Stevie probably would’ve worn a longer dress but this is a more modernized version of her style and I’d hope she’d appreciate this look. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day party, date, or outing with the gal pals! What do you think of when looking at this outfit? Are you feeling the Stevie Nicks vibes too or something completely different?

Until next time,

Raven

Gypsy Remains

The weather is changing, daylight is shorter, and soon I won’t be able wear dresses & long sleeves. Nonetheless, I enjoyed this day. Happy Autumn!

-Raven