Street Style, Danielle
Danielle is a second-year student of Fashion History who loves to wear her studies on her sleeve, which isn’t always as time-consuming as you might imagine. While regular boot sale and charity shop trawls will usually pay bargain dividends, more and more contemporary businesses are realising the desire for classic styles and recreating the cuts and cloths from the past, taking them straight to the high street.
Danielle’s a big fan of Katherine Hepburn films, and loves all the effort people made with their fashion back then. Her outfit is also a nod to the austerity that characterised post-war Britain and obviously has a renewed currency in the 21st century.
Beret from eBay
“I think it was about £2, I just guessed it would fit. Underneath, my hair’s in victory rolls, held in place with the strongest TRESemmé hairspray.”??
Jacket nicked from sister
“I like it because it’s smart. It’s not vintage but it’s a kind of 1940s style which I like.”
Brooch from a charity shop
“It’s a lion – it cost about 10p. I’ve got quite a collection of brooches. The handbag’s from a charity shop too.”
Jumper from car boot sale
“Again, I like it because it’s got that 40s look. I’m wearing it over a shirt with a flower brooch on the collar.”
Pencil skirt from Matalan
“I like their business-y stuff, it’s another smart-looking item.”
Shoes from MissLFire.com
“They’re a vintage reproduction website with designs based on old styles.”
WORDS BY NICK COQUET
PHOTO BY KEVIN MEREDITH