Advice from a Caterpillar

Advice from a Caterpillar

“I can’t go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then”

I made this skirt to wear to one of my best friend’s wedding. It was such a beautiful day and I was honoured to be a part of it, these guys are absolute legends and beautiful people. I struggle a bit with dress codes, or with places that require a certain type of dress (ie weddings) I just don’t like to be *restricted* plus I never know what I’m going to feel like wearing on the day. I borrow from so many different fashion subcultures that it can be hard for me to fit the dress code (sooo cultured, notliketheothergirls).

It feels like everyone is so obsessed with their brand right now, and making their message consistent and on theme. I suuuuuuck at this – I’m out here changing my shit way too often and switching between vibes like they’re going out of fashion. Sometimes I like to wear boho/gypsy/witchy stuff, and other times I go full glam with sequins and stilettos. I love streetwear, and resort-wear, cowboy boots and corsets. There is so. Much. Fashion. To. Love.

I used to worry that having so many different styles made me a kind of generalist, or worse – ordinary. But I’ve learnt to embrace it. It means I can’t throw clothes out very often, because I could come back and want them at any point. I mean, I probably won’t go full circle and start spelling my name as ‘parise’ again, and wearing replica costumes that Paris Hilton wore on The Simple Life… But honestly, who can say? That’s the thrill of a *fashion chameleon*.

I really wish I’d kept my pink velour Juicy couture tracksuit – I would definitely be wearing that in 2019.