Wednesday, 6 July 2011

School's out

      Well, uni's out. The end of my first year = 3 whole months of freedom, so I can't wait to be able to update this already-neglected blog a bit more regularly.

      This is what I wore a few days ago when the weather was actually what you would expect of a summer's day as opposed to the horrific downpour that today brought, much to my disgust.

Ancient ASOS blouse, vintage belt from a charity shop, vintage Levi shorts from Beyond Retro, random white ankle socks, Office brogues, Mac lipstick in Ruby Woo, germ-infested Benicassim 2010 wristband, Tesco kettle.

      So I've finally managed to dig out my SLR, and I've gone and bought myself the cheapest possible tripod from good ole' Asda, hence the better quality photos. Unfortunately my camera skills have almost completely disintegrated in the past few months so please bear with me!

            This has been me since the end of exams - completely glued to my Gameboy. Retro, I know. And a bargain off eBay. Shocking that I still haven't managed to finish fucking Pokemon Yellow after 60+ hours of gameplay...

      I promise that more interesting posts will be arriving in the near future, and this time from a mystery location. Stay tuned.

Monday, 9 May 2011

My uni uniform

Another Woolworths polo, Urban Outfitters jeans (the best fit ever), random white ankle socks, Office brogues.

      As you may well have guessed, I'm back at university! So happy to return to my ridiculously big room (pure fluke, it used to be a double). I'm frantically typing this in between studying for a big presentation due tomorrow. The messy floor is courtesy of my junk food addicted boyfriend and the lack of time to unpack properly! Apologies for the shit quality of my webcam, must find my SLR cable and start using that instead.
      This is pretty much my uniform to wear to lectures and the like. It's so easy to throw on when you have a hangover that feels like someone has trampled on your head. Ahhh, the student life.

      Thought I'd add a quick make-up review which I hope will be the first of many. I've recently switched from Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eye liner to Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner, which comes in a tiny glass pot with a comparably dinky eye liner brush (I hope you can make this out in the photo). I immediately became a convert: the formula glides on so easily, there is less of a chance of it leaking painfully into your eyeball, and it is virtually smudge-free! However, I would suggest waiting a few minutes for it to dry, as if you do get a smudge, it is murder to rub off. (N.B. the lipstick is a Mac Matte one in Ruby Woo).

      Also, just wanted to say a huge thanks to the people who have already commented on here :) How on earth did you guys find me?!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

The dreaded First Post

(A shy wave.)

      Why, hello there! I'm Natassja, I'm 19, and I split my time between London and Leicester, where I'm currently in my first year of an English BA at University of Leicester. I like clothes a lot a lot. Wearing them, buying them, lusting after them, the whole shebang. One day I'd love to work in fashion journalism or styling, so hopefully this blog will give me the chance to practice my writing.

      The title 'A Girl In Boy's Clothes' is extremely appropriate as it's widely acknowledged that I cross-dress pretty much all of the time. Maybe it's because I'm a bit of a tomboy, but I literally just prefer men's clothes. Even when I do wear girly clothes (these occasions are so rare that I will draw special attention to them), I just have to go and butch it up with a pair of brogues or something. The overall effect is that of a young male child (you'll soon see what I mean).

      Even typing this next sentence is making me roll my eyes at how disgusting clichéd this is going to sound, but my passion is vintage clothes (vom) and about 90% of my wardrobe is either vintage or secondhand. Being a student means that I have very little to spend on clothes (second cliché), so buying secondhand from eBay, Etsy, charity shops, etc, makes my money go much further. I also think that being on a tight budget forces you to be more imaginative with dressing, but that's a whole other blog post waiting to be written.

      Apart from the aforementioned penchant for gender-bending, my style is not very defined, although I am on a bit of a 50s kick at the minute. Rolled-up jeans, white ankle socks, the works (my friends tell me I look like Michael Jackson). For summer, I plan to really commit to this look - watch this space.

      My other interests are pretty standard: seeing my amazing friends, watching films, going out, photography, reading, cooking, and of course, the mark of a true student, drinking. However it has to be said that my other true passion is music, listening not playing. In fact, I do a radio show with a friend on my university radio station. I'll link it on here unless I get too shy.

      And last but not least, I have to apologise in advance for my extremely dry, sarcastic sense of humour, which may well manifest itself in my blog posts. And also for my language, which is, quite frankly, foul. But I'll try my best to keep it clean.

Phew, I'm glad that's over. Thanks for reading all that balderdash, roll on some proper posts!

Ancient children's multi-pack polo shirt - Woolworths (when it existed in real life)