All posts tagged: camo

Camopalooza & A Link-Up | Sheela Writes

Camopalooza & A Link-Up

An extravagant party. A shingding of great magnitude.   In urban speak, a palooza is a party (or celebration) of epic proportions.  Indulgent.  Exaggerated.  A particularly outstanding occasion, with fun and merry-making in abundance.  To be perfectly honest, I’m inclined to liken my past collaborations with Jodie (and Nancy and Charlotte) as well as Eve as being, well, just that.  Let me explain.  It’s been rather unexpected how we’ve clicked.  Or, I should say, how unexceptionally well we’ve gotten along, and how much I’ve personally learned from all four ladies. I’VE LEARNED QUITE A LOT Which, in the spirit of full disclosure, was not something I’d expected. Despite being a (not so hot) mess of insecurities, when it comes to clothes and styling them, I’ve always fancied myself as being there, you know, right alongside the upper echelon of stylemeisters.  That I knew what to wear, what not to wear, and how to wear it all.  Fashion has been such an enormous cornerstone of my life that I’d become comfortable.  No, complacent.  And, I now …

Camo & Leopard & Red, Oh My | Sheela Writes

Camo & Leopard & Red, Oh My

Shiny, happy colours. Camo meets brights in a face-off.   Today’s post shall be a smidge different from my norm, let me first pre-empt you.  Being rather pressed for time (I fear this will be somewhat on repeat mode from hereon since the new school year begins in just a scant few days), I will be focusing on clothes today.  Purely on clothes. LETTING PICTURES DO THE TALKING Which isn’t necessarily a bad deviation.  Afterall, variety can add spice to life, yes? Kickstarting our collaboration, Jodie and her bevy of beauties together with Eve and myself paraded our pastel pairings on Monday.  In this second part of the adventure, we show you how we wear camo with colour.  Bright, happy colours. Which, for me, automatically meant Red. I know not why but it did.  And on a more laidback, easy breezy note, you know?  An unbuttoned linen shirt with haphazard cuffs.  (Somewhat) intentionally dishevelled hair. A side knot which was equal parts functionality and frivolity.  When it comes to wearing maxi anything with non heeled …

A Pattern Disordered Post

To disguise. Or as an act of concealment.   What is it with camouflage?  What is the fashion world’s fascination with that organised clutter of brown and green?  I mean, how camo can you go? QUITE A BIT, ACTUALLY But first, an ironic twist. Camo is all about blending in, true, but as a style choice, it’s a trend impossible to miss.  Let me put it to you this way.  Camo is a fashion disguise to be worn when you want to be seen.  When you want to make a lasting impression.  In a world increasingly populated by sartorial clones, novel use of an institutional print is what sets you apart. After all, there certainly is no better metaphor for the clothes we all put on every day, conceived and chosen to help us blend in to whatever personality or environment we choose, yes? Again, how camo can one go? Without appearing as though we’ve just walked off base? How do we make camo beautiful and romantic? The trick is to use camouflage as any …