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20 May 2013

the a to z of me :: q

*a-z of me is a weekly series created when i was suffering writers block. i also thought it might be a good way for you to get to know me a little bit better... outside of the general nonsense and backwards mirror pictures. to follow the rest of the series, click here.

q is for quirky!

if you're new to the blog, there's something you need to know about me; i'm not really... 'normal'. that's not to say i'm weird or particularly strange, it's just.. well, i prefer to err on the side of quirky. mostly for lolz, but also because i find it rather dull being like everyone else.

growing up, i always wanted to fit in but knew there was something wrong with dressing like everyone, in order to look like everyone. after school, and into adulthood, i was all about colourcolourcolour and more colour while everyone else was very much into wearing black. i would wear stupid amounts of cheap costume jewellery, and have no problem adorning my hair with glitter or flowers or bows. the older i get, the more i seem to regress back to this stage of my life!

working at the makeup counter meant access to thousands of different nail polishes and eye shadows, with a different colour lip gloss for every day of the week. i owned hundreds of pairs of shoes, in rainbow brights to wear with my charity shopped dresses and cardigans. the sale rails in the chain stores always had a healthy range of pieces of clothing that no-one else wanted, and strangely (to everyone but me), i wanted them all!

working in retail was hard though. it's hard to be yourself when you're selling someone else's style. i tried my best, but usually just got a lot of odd looks. it's hard to explain your love of black tights in an australian summer! really, the move to london was the best decision i ever made. here, everyone is quirky - or, kooky, usually. here, i'm not the only person dressing like me. there are hundreds and thousands of people walking around the streets dressing like themselves - not each other.

since the move, and the creation of this blog, i have met and made some fabulous quirky friends in this bloggersphere (you can find them all on the sidebar!) after bonding over a mutual love of heavy bangs and thick glasses, and i have come to the conclusion that being quirky is just about the best thing about me.

also: do you have a burning question you wan to ask? do so in the comments, i've got a faq in the works!

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  1. I was always really quirky when at school and college wanting to look completely different from everyone else. When I went to Uni to study fashion I realised I was quite tame with me quirkiness!! I still love wearing crazy jewellery and mixing patterns though :)

  2. I love your dip-dyed hair! I'm south african, and I love the style here in the UK too it's so different :) x


  3. ummmm seriously can i just come live in your closet and you can just dress me every day?

  4. Quirky is a good word :) And I love those pink sunnies!

    xo Ashley


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