PHOTOGRAPHY BY KAYE FORD | WRITTEN BY CJ AND GEORGIE
IN COLLABORATION WITH THE RAGGED PRIEST*
We think we've saved the best till last with our collaboration with The Ragged Priest. As much as we loved our last shoot featuring all of the snake print goodness, we are completely in awe of our outfits for this one. We're both very eclectic with our style, we've spoken about this many times over on our personal blogs and on Girl's Club. CJ is usually the one who wears the more masculine outfit, whereas Georgie is usually in something colourful and pretty. So, we thought it was time for some role reversal with G roughing it up a bit and ditching the pink! Georgie is the kind of girl that can pull anything off, mostly because she has the confidence to do so. Her wardrobe is full of colour and mad prints, so sticking her in something monochrome and edgy was kind of exciting. She of course pulled it off incredibly well and looked stunning in the Hook Dress, it's always fun putting someone to the challenge of wearing something different to what they'd usually wear. As much as we adore every type of style, and taking inspiration from all trends, It's so easy to stick to what you know and feel most comfortable in.
CJ - I for one felt totally at home in these motorcross pants. I look like I'm ready to change the oil on my ride and my pants are even undone for the occasion, it's a serious Megan Fox in Transformers vibe going on. I mentioned these brielfy on my personal blog saying they were next on my want list, so I was very happy that I ended up living my ultimate biker babe dreams in these!
Leather, black and masculine cuts are what I look for most in a piece of clothing. I embrace all styles and mix it up from time to time, but we're talking about being comforable in our personal style and playing it safe. For me, this look IS playing it safe. I own a large array of leather pants, so this definitely isn't my first rodeo. For Georgie though, it's her first time embracing a dress of this style. She usually dons a floral maxi dress, which she always wears so well, but putting her in a more boxy, tom-boy style piece was taking her out of her comfort zone completely. Maybe it'll be my turn next!
GEORGIE - Like CJ said, this dress is totally out of my comfort zone on SO many levels. I mean where do we start… the chain, who do I think I am? Avril Lavigne? (I wish). And the denim, I never wear denim, not even jeans. So on the spectrum of things I would never ever pick for myself, this is preeeetty high up on the scale. BUT, before I go on even further and make you wonder why the hell I’m actually wearing this at all, both myself and CJ value an investigatory approach to fashion and are no strangers to picking outfits through trial and error - a big part of which is wearing things you would normally never consider.
This dress falls under that category for me, as from a first glance I would never imagine myself looking alright in anything like this, but by some kind of miracle magic (and CJ yelling how FIYAAAAA I look during every single photoshoot – it defo helps) I kinda dig how it’s turned out. It’s one of those pieces that I’m skeptical about because of the individual components (previously mentioned denim and chain) but then as a whole it just works. The style is significantly more edgy and tough than I would ever go for but I softened it with a pair of my favourite old boots and made the look a lot more ‘me’. I think that’s what it’s all about to be honest – taking something new and adding your own little twist on it. Branching out into unfamiliar territory can feel pretty weird, but when you make our own mark on it and it ends up working out it’s really rewarding and a big confidence boost.
One of the main reasons, if not the main reason that we love blogging and creating content with brands is because it gives us an amazing outlet to explore fashion outside of our comfort zone, almost treating it as a sort of art rather than just getting dressed in the morning.
We hope that this mini series with The Ragged Priest has inspired you to try your thing and wear what you want with confidence, because that’s exactly what we want to do. Fashion can be fun and even adults can play dress up (why do you think Georgie has blue hair – ain’t got no time for being beige round here!). We applaud The Ragged Priest for continuing to drop lines that stray from the norm and give girls like us all the options we desire when it comes to dressing differently. Thank you Ragged for being so god damn cool!