Quilted Karma

December 17th, 2009

I recently photographed and did a short interview with Ruth D’Silva, actor and the lead singer in her own band called D’Silva. Ruth had something to say about 80’s shoulders. Which is interesting because, coincidently I photographed Ruth and my previous post Hanna on the same day and they both had something so about big shoulders. Could this be a shoulders back lash, ha! ha! Or are we going to give them the shoulder? As usual answers on a postcard.

“I am wearing a coat from Principals, bought a few years ago, V neck jumper is from a charity shop. My cut up jeans skirt is something I made from a full length jeans skirt, which I found in a vintage shop. My boots are also from a charity shop. Tights are from M&S and bag from Topshop.”

My favourite trend. “I like the way the body Con has made a come back and people are making the most of the woman’s waist,  I like the way it hugs the female form and I also like what Herve Leger has been doing for the last few years”.

“My least favourite look is shoulder pads. I think in the 80’s, women confused getting ahead with looking aggressive and man-like. I think the shoulder pads represented that. Women don’t need to look aggressive , they have much more power than that”.

4 Responses to “Quilted Karma”

  1. Mila Says:

    that`s soo not fashion. shem looks out of style completeley.

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  3. jill Says:

    I love her quilted on quilted on quilted diamond trio thing she’s got going. And her pose. And her attitude.

    It’s funny, I agree with everything she said re: style. It’s funny tho because her pose & stance does look as if she likes the 80s power dressing vibe. It’s slightly.. aggressive. But in a good way. I’m sure it wasn’t intentional.

    Couldn’t agree more that our power as women is the opposite of being aggressive. We’re our most deadly, as a species, when we’re being all soft and kittenish.

  4. Wayne Says:

    That’s great Jill
    Thank you so much for your comment.

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