A few weeks ago in my styling class at FIT, I had to complete an assignment by creating a mood board and design two looks based on this theme. I pondered for many days about the theme, the inspiration, the look—Finally! An idea popped into my mind, “Manic Panic.” It just came to me so naturally because I have quite a collection of punk rock clothes and paraphernalia. Sometimes, you have to be crazy and zany for a while because life is short. Rockers express feelings with their dress and style while performing at concerts and nightclubs, or writing songs about their lives, no matter what they are feeling or suffering or experiencing. Maybe they dress in black clothes with dark makeup and wild hairstyles–mohawks, skinheads, as an intense expression of their mindset, their mood. In this dark expression may come a splash of pop-color … bold red, hot pink … pushing them into different ways, different directions –that’s what it’s all about, “Manic Panic.” Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen (we’ll never forget about you, McQueen) who have influenced and inspired me with my signature style. Now, I want to share a few pictures of my Manic Panic project. Check these out!
This is my mood board. I saved most of these pictures, over the past year, into my favorite folders and used them in this project. The couple shown at the bottom right: That’s Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. Also on the bottom left: They’re the Rock and Roll Band from France. Most of the accessories are Alexander McQueen!
This is a look 1: Jacket–Urban Outfitters. Shirt: David Bowie sweatshirt (my favorite singer). Jeans: Forever 21. Shoes: Aldo. Accessories: NYC street festival. This is my favorite outfit!
This is a look 2: Vest, Dress, and Scarf: Trash and Vaudeville (rock store in East Village). Shoes: Dr. Martens. Earrings: Juicy Couture. Accessories: Diesel.
Hope you enjoy what I’ve shared with you. It’s my signature style!