#WCW Style Inspiration: Heather Brame
THREE RANDOM FACTS:
I love to dance. But I never took hip hop or something cool like that. I taught myself by getting up in the middle of the night and closing my bedroom blinds so my room was completely black. Then I would stick earbuds in and just whirl and flail, completely blind to what my body looked like. I would immerse myself in the beats, my body a fluid extension of what I was hearing. I've danced like that ever since, everywhere I go. In grocery stores, at church, in the car. I look a little bit crazy maybe, but I can't help it.
I'm not very good at sports. Especially volleyball. I always hit the ball with the wrong body part.
I have a few talents.
1. Catching food in my mouth with about 60% accuracy
2. Whistling (but only breathing in, not the blowing out kind.)
4. Remembering the names of songs and musicians
1. When it comes to clothing, how would you describe your personal style?
Fluid, but really practical. I don't have very many clothes, but every piece of clothing I have is really special to me. I get inspired by new things so often and most of my clothes can be worn a million different ways, so they transition well. My style is a form of escapism a lot of times. I'll "escape to the desert" and I'll dress like a Stevie Nicks cowboy princess and I'll listen to Led Zepellin desert songs and I'm in my own little world playing dress up.
2. What are some of your staple items? Is there anything that you just couldn't live without?
Underpants. I buy them in a pack.
3. When you wake up in the morning, what are some things that go through your head to help you decide on what to throw on for the day?
Normal things like the weather, my mood, my recent inspirations, what's going on that day. A lot of times when I don't know what to wear I'll ask Holy Spirit to pick something out for me, and my outfits are never more creative than when I do that. It's insane. I love it.
4. Do you have any inspirations for your style? If so, let's hear it! If not, than tell us what you're wearing right now. (Feel free to answer both)
I have a massive image library on Pinterest that feeds my influences all the time. Music, photographs, art, movies, travel and history are huge sources of inspiration. My most recent inspirations have been Larry Byrd in the mid 80's and Bruce Springsteen's butt on the cover of "Born in the USA"
5. What are some items of clothing that you feel the most comfortable wearing?
I buy a lot of little boys' t-shirts. They fit me well and they're cooler and cheaper than woman's clothing.
6. What are some of your favorite brands/designers/stores?
I shop at Goodwill and Miracle Hill almost exclusively. I like to gawk at brands like MADEWELL sometimes, but I honestly enjoy thrifting so much more. It's a more creative process than buying from stores that do the styling for you.
7. What accessories do you seem to most often pair with your outfits? (watches, hats, etc.)
I have a well-worn large Barbour outdoorsman hat that a friend gave me. I have two necklaces that I've had since 8th grade that I will wear until they perish. I also wear a copper friendship ring that my mom gave me. She has a matching one.
8. What advice do you have for other gals that would like to achieve a similar style?
Don't take yourself too seriously. Be honest with your clothes. Have fun and don't waste any time worrying about what you look like or being insecure about your style. Wear things because they make you happy! When you don't care what people think about your clothes, you give other people permission to be honest and free with their style too. And honest fashion is so much more fun than the fashion that other people dictate for you. What a party.
9. Is there a color that you most usually end up incorporating into your outfit? Whether it be intentional or non intentional (i.e. you always end up wearing a lot of black or white)
I am all over the place all the time with color. I'm not very consistent.
10. If we could go through your family photos and see a photographic documentary of your style phases, which style phase would be the most embarrassing? We've all had them! And trust me.. I have one and I have no idea what was going on in my head during that time!
There was a time when it was cool to me to pretend overalls were pants. I'd wear t-shirts over them, and you could see all the snaps and pockets through the shirts. I've also had some very bad mullet-y haircuts.
Thank you Heather Brame for being our #WCW for this week!
All images digitally photographed by: Elizabeth Kabakjian