October 26, 2010

Girls who are boys.

Filed under: Uncategorized — blindcopy @ 3:10 pm

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

Hussein Chalayan

Dries van Noten

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  1. La Garcon! It’s a nice look. It’s hard to pull off the lool though without ending up looking like an actual boy. Cute blog. Come by mine too soon.


    Comment by ellinor — October 26, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

  2. YES, I like these designers, too. A LOT, actually (even though anything that makes me look tiny, long-haired and young is fine by me).

    Comment by Sabine — October 26, 2010 @ 10:55 pm

  3. You have incredible genes then!! I can not believe you sister is 30!! I don’t look my age either, I can still pass for a 14 year old. I too prefer things that have more of menswear lean, unusual over sized shapes, and dark lenses, it’s my armor against strange situations and creepy people.

    Comment by Prêt à Porter P — October 27, 2010 @ 3:29 am

  4. Sabine, once people realize that i’m not 22 (not that 22 is not a cool age – it is cool ;)) it’s also fine with me. By now i’ve come to terms with my look, but sometimes it’s still nagging in me, deep inside: take. me. seriously. but yes, i’ll be happy about my look when i’m 70 looking like 50. or so 😉

    Prêt à Porter P – exactly, i also think it’s my kind of armor against all the creepiness 🙂

    Comment by blindcopy — October 27, 2010 @ 10:28 am

  5. I love the second one, it’s my fave!!!

    A lot of people thinks I’m young(er) too which I’m not! I’m 35 🙂 it’s most irritating at work because they think you’re less experience, there’s good and bad for looking young I know sniff!

    Comment by Tuesday — October 27, 2010 @ 12:07 pm

  6. “Girls Who Are Boys Who Like Boys to Be Girls Who Do Boys Like They’re Girls Who Do Girls Like They’re Boys” hehe
    I love this style 🙂

    check out our fashion illustrations at 🙂

    Comment by Rosa&Carlotta — October 27, 2010 @ 1:05 pm

  7. i can relate to this post. i’m small too, and still get mistaken for being younger, which is wonderful, of course…once you hit, oh say 30, it’s a compliment. these designers are also favorites of mine…i’d add ann demeulemeester to the list, as her designs exude strength and confidence. xo

    Comment by Style Odyssey — October 28, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

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