Violet Folklore Style Sirens- The Sassiest Girls In Our Myspace World

From Sasha at Violet Folklore
 
Our friends on our Violet Folklore Myspace are the epitome of courageous style and unchained creativity. Check out some of the amazing ladies who have been rocking our world this week!!!

 
Nicole, East South of England
 
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Nicole has the uncanny ability to create both style and amazing character in her photographs. In fact, sometimes she seems to live in an alternate universe! And can we talk about how awesome this outfit is, with the unlikely yet perfect pairing of a formal sweater/suit/tie top with utterly casual shorts and shoes?!?!?

Violet Folklore: How would you describe your style?

Nicole: I don't know to be honest. I like to be creative or I try it,  haha :)
 
VF: What are your favorite kinds of vintage clothing?

Nicole: Vintage hats or shoes
 
VF: What are you listening to right now?

Nicole: Fall for you - Secondhand Serenade


 
Janet, Minnesota
 
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With her unworldly blond tresses and fondness for the dreamiest of color palettes, one might wonder if Janet is in fact a land-locked mermaid! In this picture, Janet takes interior decorating to new levels...
 
Violet Folklore: How would you describe your style?
 
Janet: Different. Some people like it, some people don't. I don't even know what to say because it can be so different from one day to the next, haha. One day I could just be wearing my dad's old sweats with my mom's old sailor sweater, and the next day I might be wearing tights, a skirt and a sweater vest with another one of my mom's sweaters on top. But it must be good, because I was voted best dressed in my class 4 years ago! Hehe :)
 
VF: What's your favorite item of vintage clothing?
 
Janet: I love all of my mom's old jackets, vests, and sweaters. She was born in the 50's and we are also born Germany. So many of her clothes are a treasure to me, especially because they're so different and one-of-a-kind around where I live.
 
VF: What are you listening to right now?
 
Janet: Currently, Car Crash by Josh Rouse. My overall playlist at the moment is a mixture of the soundtracks from Grey's Anatomy, Garden State, Wicker Park, Juno, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. (With a little Tokyo Police Club, Foxy Shazam, and Architecture in Helsinki thrown in of course!)

 

Michelle, California
 
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Now this is a first: a girl who channels Audrey Hepburn through the filter of  bohemian style!  Michelle has a classic beauty that works well with a range of vintage fashions, including this fierce outfit here. And on top of that, she has natural ringlets! Could you die?
 
Violet Folklore: How would you describe your style?

Michelle: Hippie/Indie
 
VF: What's your favorite item of vintage clothing in your closet?

Michelle: My 70's turquoise mini dress and moccasin boots 

VF: What are you listening to right now?

 Michelle: Devendra Banhart "Hey Mama Wolf"

 

Angela, New Jersey
 
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Angela's style is a combination of diverse influences, but she always pulls her looks off effortlessly. She has a true artist's eye for color and lines, and this gorgeous girl never takes a dull picture! She jumped right out at me, even in thumbnail size...
 
Violet Folklore: How would you describe your style?
 
Angela:  I would describe my style as a string of varying styles, ranging from:
random thrift store clothes from NY ... alot of 70's 80s and 90s attire...
I really love tribal clothes, things with nice native pattern...
And I love leather jackets, I hardly wear pants anymore because i love to wear tights like the Edie Sedgwick era... And also I love animal print!

VF: What's your favorite item of vintage clothing in your closet?


Angela:Well, I still own old 80s blouses and hats from my grandma, and I raid my mom's closet sometimes; she has alot of things from the 80s that I still wear from time to time. (I'm SO bad at this!)

VF: What are you listening to right now?

Angela:I'm listening to, (I hope music wise haha), alot of the Velvet Underground, David Bowie, Grizzly Bear and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs nowadays.

 

Kristina, California and Russia
 
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Kristina is a a fabulous mix of irresistible femininity and tough street style-- think Brigitte Bardot in an Adidas track suit. Her beautiful, expressive features would be right at home on the silver screen, and her exceptionally rad attitude doesn't hurt one bit.
 
Violet Folklore: How would you describe your style?

Kristina: I try to keep it simple
 
VF: What's your favorite item of vintage clothing in your closet?

Kristina: A pair of black Manolo Blahniks I found at some thrift store the other day. They are a bit too pointy, but oh well. I've also been getting a lot of Ă  la 70's granny sweaters lately. Can't help it, they are so cozy
 
VF: What are you listening to right now?

Kristina: Edith Piaf, Justice, Ladytron

 
 
Chelle, Chicago
 
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Chelle has pretty much the cutest smile I have ever seen. Add amazing hair, a yellow dress, striped socks, and bam! it's pure magic. This girl should copyright herself!
 
Violet Folklore: How would you describe your style?

Chelle: Antiqueish!
 
VF: What's your favorite item of vintage clothing in your closet?

Chelle: I have two, a dress from the 70's with a bunch of ruffles around the neck and a green mini sundress that buttons up the front.
 
VF: What are you listening to right now?

Chelle: Jenny Lewis and the Watson Sisters

 
 
Wendy Mae, Kansas
 
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Wendy Mae is in love with color, and she knows how to use it, dammit! This outfit is basically a Willy Wonka candy factory! And can we talk about those EYES???
 
Violet Folklore: How would you describe your style?

Wendy Mae: I suppose my style is very mix and match. I do a lot of thrift store shopping, but can also find something in almost any store that i can work into an outfit. I love bright colors, patterns, and layering.
 
VF: What's your favorite item of vintage clothing in your closet?

Wendy Mae: That would be a dress I recently acquired, which I'm guessing is 70's? It is a basic, knee length dress, but the pattern is so fun! Jungle animals in blue, purple, pink and green!
 
VF: What are you listening to right now?

Wendy Mae: I'm stuck on the Magnetic Fields T. Rex right now.
 
 
Ashley, North Carolina
 
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Any girl who takes a self-portrait with possum is alright by me. Then, of course, there is her consummate sense of style, which combines all the best elements of the past 60 years... Ashley was kind enough to answer my interview questions at length, like a true poet!

Violet Folklore: Could you tell us a little about where you live?
 
Ashley: I've lived in the same small town for that long. Taylorsville, North Carolina. It smells of apple trees, tobacco, sweet old men chewing tobacco, their embroidered aproned, blue-white haired wives baking apple pies while chewing tobacco, and cow manure. It's soul food for the nose, really.
 
VF: How would you describe your style?

Ashley: My closet is your grandma's closet. From 60 years ago til now. She's a hip lady. You should really spend more time with her. Make some banana bread...play canasta....

VF: What's your favorite item of vintage clothing in your closet?


Ashley: The only piece of clothing left in Grandma's house after she died was a camel-colored knit-cable sweater. It's lost two buttons, but goes with everything and is like layering with a permanent grandma hug. Dead Grandma Sweater will never part from me.  Also, my boyfriend found a scarf on the street and brought it home to me. It's different shades of pink and black paisley and with black fringe, riddled with holes and the previous owner's scent, but the sweetest (smelling) gift I've ever received.

VF: What are you listening to right now?


Ashley: I've got a special place for the blues. Memphis Minnie, Big Bill Broonzy, etc... Songs you'd spend a hot summer night in a lacy slip, sweating and dancing with your lover to. More recently, early garage/mod stuff. The Easybeats, Small Faces, all the classics in, around, and between...$2 records from the record store used bin...
 
 
 
Thanks to all our Style Sirens! Girls, you inspire us to no end!