I’m willing to bet there will be a lot of fellow participants in this week’s “Animalistic” themed Aussie Curves who will be doing the same growl pose!
I wasn’t originally sure what to wear for the Animalistic theme as I don’t wear that much animal print. Mind you, everything I do own with a bit of leopard on it has been featured on the blog before:
- Here on boots
- Here on a retro 80s top
- Here on a thrifted Charlie Brown skirt
- and Here on a headscarf
So….yeah for someone who "doesn’t wear" animal print… I sure wear a lot of animal print!
Anyway I’d used up my quota of leopard print and was wondering what to pull out when I remembered this trash-tastic tracksuit jacket I got at Vinnies for $8. Something about the loud painted leopards and the sparkly finish was just CALLING me to it!
I've been a bit obsessed with white-trash rap lately. I’m not sure if the rappers themselves would normally call themselves that, but they are all rappers who are white and they all have this kind of similar OTT aesthetic. I think it looks almost like a parody of white people who get it wrong when they try and channel hip-hop culture.
The King of this look would have to be Riff-Raff (below right) who you might recognise as the inspiration for James Franco's pimp/rapper character in Spring Breakers (haven't seen it so pardon me if I got that wrong).
Brooke Candy (above left – image from Unbr0ken on Tumblr) who you might recognise from the Grimes video clip Genesis, is slightly more of a Goth Spice Girl (all looks that I also thoroughly endorse) but she's definitely v Ghetto rapper too….I love when she raps about castrating men and reclaiming the word 'Slut'.
She seems so unapologetically feminist while her stripper-aesthetic lends more of that trash-tastic vibe to her look.
I’m also infatuated with Die Antwoord – the South African rap group (group member Yolandi Visser pictured above) who openly celebrate all things 'Zef' – a South African slang word that apparently encompasses a whole counter-culture movement and basically means common. (I wonder if the Aussie equivalent translation would be "Naff"?).
Also one of their biggest song's is called "Fatty Boom Boom" which I like to embrace as my personal anthem (why not – seems appropriate for a plus-size blogger?) and it has the coolest fucking video clip in the whole world:
Anyway as much as I'd love to be a proper Ghetto rapper like any of these guys I don’t think it’s gonna happen, so am just channelling them with my outfit instead.
….And also by doing stupid not-very hoodlum poses too.
Note the necklace. I actually tried to order this TWICE from here on ASOS and both times it arrived broken in pieces. After emailing them photos they told me to just chuck it in the bin and they’d refund it. Not one to let these things go to waste, I stuck it back together with superglue and am now able to wear it.
I do feel slightly guilty though as I now have two repaired (albeit dodgily) necklaces and didn’t pay for either….
What I’m wearing:
- My favourite old little black dress from H&M for £8 a few years ago (similar ones by New Look available on ASOS at the moment)
- REPAIRED Gold dragon necklace from ASOS
- Sparkly leopard tracksuit jacket – Vinnies (hoorah!)
- Black spandex leggings – Gisela Ramirez (the site's currently down but I believe she's got new stuff coming in this year).
- "Commes des Fuckdown" beanie – I forget but they have the brand on ASOS too (clearly am an ASOS groupie…no they don’t pay me. They totally should though)
- Black Chucks – Converse
- Lipstick - Apocalips by Illamasqua from Myer
So yes. I hope you liked the look and I'm sure I fooled you all into believing that I'm very Gangsta.
Don’t forget to visit my Online Garage Sale to pick up some second hand, designer and vintage bargains.
Or visit my eBay page where I’ve been relisting some of the items as obviously it gets a lot more traffic there!
There's tons more items still to come too so make sure you follow my Facebook page for updates on when new stock is added.