Friday, September 7, 2012

the questions three game

by frédérik

We've entered a period of soul-searching here at The Fashionoclast. Not sole searching, although shopping for shoes is always fun. Soul-searching, as in trying to find ways to make this blog even better. Your suggestions are always appreciated, so please leave a comment or drop me a line to share your thoughts.

As all this introspection is going on, I'd thought I'd try out a little experiment this week. (And yes, I'm stalling while some of the pieces I'm working on become ready for posting.) I'm going to pose a few hopefully interesting, and brief, questions. If you have a fashion blog of your own, I'd like to you repost the questions on your blog with your answers and post a link in the comments below, all the while asking your own readers to do the same. If you don't have a fashion blog, then by all means please share your answers in the comments below. I'll collate the answers and somehow share them in a future post.

Ze questions...

  1. What's the most outrageous thing you've ever worn, where and when did you wear it...and would you wear it again?
  2. Flats or heels, and why?
  3. Recommend a nail polish for a man and a colour other than red for a woman: what colour and why? 

And my answers:

  1. Oooo, this is a close one. Kilt or fez? I suppose while the fez is just plain wacky fun, the kilt still holds the promise of shocking the bourgeois, except for folk living in Hollywood or Venice Beach. I've worn the kilt on the streets of Toronto and LA, and for nights out at the goth clubs (also in LA).
  2. There's no denying the appeal of heels, whether sexy wedges or strappy little numbers...but the pragmatist in me appreciates flats that look good and don't cause foot problems. What can I say? Comfort is important!
  3. For men, silver, because it's understated and classy. For women, an elegant and surprising shade of bright, snow white.

Okay. Tag. You're it!


Mandi said...

Interesting questions... here we go...

1. A flapper dress, wig and you name it to a themed night (many years) back at a night club. Brilliant night and yes I would wear it again. It was dress up so doesn't kind of count and a themed event rocks when done right. In normal daily life, you know those fisherman style pants that you wrap around. Not mainstream fashion but brilliant!

2. Heels I would say for the sex appeal but at the moment I'm digging flats. Let's go with flats as long as they have character. Avoid the boredom I say.

3. For men I love a really dark charcoal or midnight blue. For the ladies I'm with you. Snow white or even a soft mix heading towards pale pinkish/mostly white. Second choice, I'm still digging black :)

xx Mandi

Frederik Sisa said...

Hi Mandi!

Thai fisherman pants are very cool. They're my choice for going to and from yoga class.

Black is always a winner, I agree. These days I'm just enjoying the novelty of white, which actually I think is more classic than novelty.

And I agree, avoid the boredom!

Great answers...thanks! said...

1. A recent answer would be the one you already know... That obscenely short denim skirt with the hidden shorts. But whether it was the most outrageous I have ever worn in my life, that's debatable. When I was 22 and living in Melbourne, I used to go to clubs in a bikini top and jeans. In winter. With the furriest baby blue jacket you will ever have seen. Needles to say, I was very recognisable. Will I ever dress like that again? Not unless I can be 22 again.

2. Wedges for me. I am 5 zero. However! I have recently discovered a wonderful invention - wedge insoles! This has opened a whole new world (or can of worms) of flat boots for me, which I have never considered before!

3. For men, a (very) dark greyish blue, with slight purple undertones. For ladies, I am boring - French is the way to go. Always. :)

Frederik Sisa said...

Hey there, bB. Thanks for playing along. Great answers! That furry baby blue jacket does sound like quite the signature item. :)

And I wouldn't say there's anything boring about's classic for a reason.

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