I’ve got a tiny frame, long hair and I look quite young – and that is not always a blessing. To be taken for an intern when you are the responsible person in a client presentation sounds funny, but it’s not, I’m telling you! This really happened to me two years ago, and I was 35 back then. (There was this guy from client side who wanted to have a small talk with me before the meeting started, so he asked me if I liked my internship at the agency. Gosh, that day, in that moment… I wanted to freak out and die.) It’s in my genes (look at my sister – she doesn’t look like 30, does she?).
Anyways, that’s why I’m always afraid of looking too girlish, and I try to avoid wearing stuff, which could be considered cute or which makes me look younger. So it’s the tough, edgy, boy-ish stuff I’m after. You know, for the balance. But since I don’t wanna look like I take myself too seriously, I often play with (too) big sizes: like I wear fluttering pants rolled up (preferably I leave one pant leg longer than the other – my own kinda trademark), or one of Alex’ shirts… To be honest, that hasn’t really helped making me look older (many people don’t get my “style”), but it makes me feel stronger and more self-confident.
That’s why I really admire designer who design clothes for strong and independent women:
Commes des Garcons
Dries van Noten
(All images via style.com)