It’s Natalie here from Sydney blog Lucy and the Runaways. I’ll be taking over this space while my lovely friend Pixelhazard is on holidays. I hope she has fun, yet I am thinking that she will be more excited about the crazy lovable outfits she will be wearing and not about the actual holiday itself.
As I think about all the holiday outfits PixelHazard will be planning soon, I find myself reflecting over my own style. I like to think of myself as a ‘yes’ person in life, meaning I will try anything at least once (except to skydive and bungee jump – I’m a ‘yes’ person but I’m also a rational and down to earth person too) and mold that ‘yes’ attitude into my own style.
In my personal life, I say ‘yes’ to random event invites by friends just to experience new things and broaden my mind (art galleries full of skulls, creating sidewalk chalk drawings and posing as a computer developer for a free lunch can be noted). When my mom suggested three years ago to spend a month in Cambodia, I quit my job 3 months later and traveled with her. I extended my trip to visit France for a further two months. I held a glow-in-the-dark birthday party this year. When my hairdresser friend suggested I might look good in short hair, I said yes and let her hack my long hair into a beautiful short bob. My hair has been red, purple, platinum blonde, ash green, pink and chocolate browns. I own over 30 lipsticks ranging from green, pale pinks, black and oranges. I try to live a full life.
I use this attitude towards my own personal style, keeping it feminine (because I’m a romantic at heart and like to dress like I’m in a rom-com) and edgy (because I’m a ‘yes’ person living my life as freely as possible).
And this attitude and free life is how the concept of Lucy and The Runaways come about. It’s based on the romantic notion of escape and running away from my dull and boring life. I use photography and the scenery around me to help portray this attitude to my readers. Hope you visit my blog sometime and read up on some of my Runaway adventures