Marla starts fidgeting and twirling her hair when I ask about how the tribes divide at her school. The teenage ballerina who trained at the Mariinsky. And I'd still wear a good T-shirt.
Ideally, he said, he'd like a pair in every colour, to coordinate with any outfit. Will Spratley plays guitar and sings in an alternative rock band "I guess we're a bit like Muse" and gets his fashion as well as his music from the pages of NME. He doesn't dress like Muse. He liked Kings of Leon's look "in their denim phase" but these days is "more indie".
Check shirts and Fred Perry polo shirts rule his wardrobe. The girls, too, mesh clothes with music. Grace Horigan, 15, who came to our shoot after sitting two GCSE exams that day, had chosen a day outfit "for a festival" — high-waisted denim shorts, flowing white top, boots, feather necklace — while Marla, who has wanted to be in a band "since about year two" is the lead singer and guitarist in a band, Forever Making History, who recently played their first pub gig.
She is comfortable on stage, but wrinkles her nose and shakes her hair over her face when I ask her how she would define her own style. Some things never change. Teenagers are incredibly fussy about how they look, often obsessing over details that don't seem important to adults. When I walk into the studio, Marla is leaning over in front of a mirror, tying a bow faux-nonchalantly into her hair. Five minutes later she is still tying and retying it. After 10 minutes, still not satisfied, she discards it completely.
A few minutes with Ryan reveals the same attention to detail: Ryan will on occasion "wear trackies, but only if I'm definitely, definitely not leaving the house. And I'd still wear a good T-shirt. On the other hand, teenagers don't "dress up" in the same way we do. I couldn't always tell which were supposed to be their "day" outfits, and which the "evening" ones. Teenage self-consciousness generates a horror of drawing attention to oneself, it seems.
Marla complains that the red Converse she has chosen don't look right because they are "too clean. When I get new shoes, I get all my friends to jump on them a bit to mess them up. Grace, two years older, has begun to channel a more sophisticated look and is more aware of trends, but still injects her look with deliberate scruffiness.
Her "evening" outfit is very much like a down-played, scuffed-up version of Serena van der Woodsen, the Gossip Girl character played by Blake Lively. Achieving the not-looking-very-dressed-up effect takes more effort than you'd think. But recoiling from the notion of obvious glamour — neither girl would ever wear heels, because as Grace puts it "no one we know has those kind of parties" — but both have a ritual with their friends, which turns getting ready for going out into a party in itself.
Marla's friends come to her house and they listen to music and chat while putting on "a lot of dark makeup". We borrow my older sister's clothes, too. The one subject that reduces this eloquent quartet to teenage mumbling is other teenagers. Marla starts fidgeting and twirling her hair when I ask about how the tribes divide at her school.
It is easy to forget how straight-up brutal teenagers are about each other: Marla gets called "trendy or Emo" at school, by the "chavs" who have "orange faces and straightened hair and Nike tracksuits". Grace gives a weary, knowing look and explains that her year divides into "chavs or townies on one side, trendies or indies on the other". Will, who customises his grammar school uniform by wearing skinny suit trousers from Topman and a blazer that's slightly too small, tones down his weekend look for mufti day, "otherwise I'll get the piss taken out of me.
Last time, I wore the top button of my polo shirt done up, and everyone went on about that for ages. Their age puts them at the beginning of the curve towards financial autonomy, which is reflected in where and how they buy clothes.
Will earns money from his parents for mowing the lawn, washing the car, walking the dog, which he spends in Topman, River Island and Asos.
Now I'll start saving to buy winter stuff next term. Marla's mum, for instance, won't let her wear short skirts. I'd also be hesitant about putting the shirt in the dryer. However, overall I love the top and think it was well worth the money. See All Buying Options. I like but it smeard its a crop top.
Its depends on the height. I love this shirt! I got a size small. I am pounds with a 27 waist and 36 bust and it was not tight at all. If you are up to a 29 waist i bet a small could fit you if you like tight clothing. It is so soft and fairly thick, good enough for a south winter with a jacket. Loved outfit and completely what I expected it would look like but the one problem was that it was way too big so had to get it altered.
It's one of my favorite shirts. I got this one and a galaxy style shirt, both have awesome quality prints. I'm 5'10'', , hourglass shaped.
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