Lafayette here again!
As I grow to understand what I feel worth mentioning here about southern style I find myself drawn to expressing the eclectic influence of mixing up the new items boundlessly available to us with those sometimes hidden treasures that have been around for generations, for decades. Bits and pieces with roots to the past that have a story to tell. Adding vintage to your style is also a great way to ensure your look is original and won’t be found on the gal at the next table.
So here is a young belle with wonderful style infused with vintage, meet Miss Twila of twilasvintageclothing.com.
She shows great success in the mixing of classic elements with eclectic, new with old.
Just a little visit to her blog and her etsy shop
is evidence enough. Twila is a collector of vintage, a fashion curator. She studied fashion design at ULL, she is the founder of the Arts and Fleas
here in Lafayette held on the second Saturday of each month in conjunction with downtown’s Artwalk and she will soon be on her way to Brooklyn to find her next ‘big thing’.
Her style is original, distinct and a great representation of her personality. She makes a bold statement of individuality with casual flare. Even if her clothing or accessories may not be the simplest, for instance sequins and layers of uniquely different necklaces, her comfortable demeanor and natural spirit make it appear casual and spontaneous. She wears her style choices effortlessly and confidently. I believe this is something to be admired when looking for inspiration to express ourselves through style. And ones style is certainly an expression of themselves. Here’s to happy dressing, southern style!
So when did you know that fashion was ‘your thing’?
I have always been interested in fashion, styling and crafts. But it wasnt until after working a professional job in my degree field that I decided to return to school to make fashion my career.
What inspires you most and gets ‘your heart racing’?
Tons of things inspire me. I love looking at street style blogs and other fashion blogs..seeing how ppl put things together every day. Of course fashion runways inspire me as well.
What sparked your interest in vintage?
I just love how vintage is usually a one of a kind piece and unique compared to what is on the rack at that time. It is also interesting thinking of all those that have worn it before and all the different parties that vintage dress has been to.
What is your favorite article of clothing and your favorite accessory right now?
gosh…I have so many favorites right now. Casually, I am about the very oversized top with tons of vintage necklaces, skinnies tucked into wool socks and my red heeled booties. If its extra chilly I will throw on my army green parka. For dressy nights, my favorite pieces would be sequin dresses.
If you jumped out of bed late for an appointment what would you throw on to get yourself out the door in style? and how would you wear your hair?
I would probably wear the oversized top with skinnies tucked into wool socks, tons of vintage necklaces or bracelets and red boots ensemble. Lately, I am in a phase of wearing my hair down parted down the middle with my natural wave which is funny bc growing up I would never ever wear my hair down.
What would you declare the next growing trend that we are going to see more of?
Neon accents are big right now and its a little hard for me to adapt to bc Im not much of a bright colored girl. Another one is floral skinny pants and wide leg pants which Im loving right now
I’m ready for a new adventure!
I’m sure the big apple will suit her well and I am looking forward to seeing what she brings back down south when she one day ventures home. Someone once told me on one of my many plane rides back and forth from southern California that when your from Louisiana we almost always come back. Now I can’t say that is truth for all but it certainly was for me.
From one southern gal to another,
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