handmade style . . . imogen heap

today's blog was inspired by gilbea's awesome blog post on how to recreate celebrity style with items from etsy! i absolutely love fashion (as some of you know, i had a brief stint as a fashion design student at fit in new york), so i was totally into the idea. and what better inspiration than one of my favorite singers . . . the loveable, crazy, gorgeous, and amazing miss imogen heap! immi has a style all her own . . . part vintage, part trendy, very girly and definitely ecclectic. here are my tips for those of you who want to try to recreate miss heap's fabulous style:

1. start with a few girly basics like poufy skirts, flowy floral tops, corsets, lacy camisoles, and victorian inspired jackets.
2. accessorize like crazy! hats, hair pieces, scarves, jewelry . . . immi loves to pile it all on. she almost always wears something on at least one wrist, and is often seen with flowers and feathers in her hair . . . the more the better. don't be afraid!
3. boots. high heeled, slouchy, preferably white, possibly vintage.
4. don't be too matchy. only wear things you love and you will look and feel fabulous!

here are my etsy picks for those of you who are bold enough to try to recreate immi's style:

pretty layered necklace with crystals and charms from divinerose

amazing cameo corset from louiseblack

girly and whimsical top from flutter

make a serious statement with this feather hat from katieburley

fairy tale - worthy skirt from patchesandrags

fabulous vintage white boots from nikitajade

unique and fun tights from jameslillis

gorgeous antique looking earrings from 1ofmykind



GilBea said...

Wow! I'm so happy my blog inspired you to make this post =) I love fashion too, and I didn't know Imogen, but she has an awesome style!
Love your blog post. I am definitely gonna try some of this tips :)

315thomas said...

hi gilbea! your blog is awesome... such a great idea, i just had to steal it :)

i loved your dita finds in the storque too!