"Quick grab the beret, the house is on fire!"
Stephanie, AKA: @unofficialbowie, is an eighteen year old Marc Bolan-esque gal living in Sydney, Australia. Her style goal? To revive glam rock! You'll find her living in a big share-house, listening to psychedelic tunes and beating round the house in her famous, and well loved, Bowie dungarees. We chatted together and exchanged conversation for the love of dress. Here's 13 questions that'll have you reaching for your leather jacket and heading to the door. Put the records on - here we go.
Who are you and what do you do -
I'm Stephanie! Currently I reside in a big share-house with a bunch of creative people - which is a super inspiring place to live! I work as an English Tutor, schooling kids but i'd rather be dj-ing or working in a record store!
1. Describe your style in three words?
Colour, glam, seventies.
2. Why is personal style important to you?
It lets you totally transform your look - If you're listening to a certain kind of music for instance -The Stooges, then you're gonna wanna throw on a leather jacket and some big boots. But if you're listening to something psychedelic then you dress in colours and you get to stand out.
3. Who/what inspires you?
Definitely band members - Marc Bolan (from T.Rex) had the best style in history, as well as Bowie, Brian Jones and young Syd Barrett ! Not to forget all of Vince Noir's outfits in Mighty Boosh! But also colour - since the start of this year i've added numerous amounts of colour to my wardrobe and it was the best decision I've made!
4. Number one thing you won't leave the house without?
Ingredients to roll a cigarette... but also my headphone.
5. Número uno item in your wardrobe?
My shiny red overalls - very halloween jack/bowie inspired.
6. Favourite song to get dressed up to?
Baby's on Fire - Brian Eno
7. What's the soundtrack to your life?
There's the best youtube video where it just plays 60s garage/psych stuff for like over an hour and it's incredible.
8. Weirdest beauty tip but you swear by it?
Don't use brushes - use your fingers instead and add glitter into everything!
9. Cats or dogs?
10. If you had an alter ego who would she be?
Ohhhhh this is a good question - this is my goals but probably a tall, androgynous looking person who wears only yellow and talks in french who everyone is in love with.
11. Best outfit you've seen in a movie?
This is super tough.. I can't pick just one but the majority of the outfits in Velvet Goldmine!
12. Your house is on fire!! You can only grab one thing!
One of my many berets!
13. If you could tell one thing to your childhood self what would it be?
Don't eat meat!