Name: Rosa Curtain Age: 23 Occupation: Gallery Assistant
How would you describe your style? There isn’t a particular look I go for. I might be drawn to something because it’s a great colour or print, because I love the shape or simply because its unique. I find mostly I end up looking a bit unfinished but not scruffy. I like contrasts but subtle ones – like an elegant dress with casual shoes or a well-cut jacket with an old jumper. I wear a lot of shirts and blouses and I love layers, especially with different tones of the same colour. And always a scarf.
What is most important to you about clothes? There is a lovely reassurance in having control over what you wear and the way it makes you feel. Making myself happy by wearing an outfit I have put together is a great feeling. As the lovely Miss Tallulah Brown mentions, a night out or a special occasion can often be made by what you are wearing. I am a bit of a hoarder and I think its partly because it’s so difficult to chuck something that once made me happy – even if it was when I was 10.
What’s your favourite piece in your wardrobe? My mum’s wedding blouse. It is made from antique silk with very thin lace and its kind of cropped with a panel at the front. I have never seen anything like it and the fact that it has sentimental value makes it even more special. The first time I ever wore it was to KOKO aged 16 with a pair of high waisted jeans. There are some clothes that are always going to look good – wedding or gig.
Is looking individual important to you? I like to wear things in an individual way, like men’s shoes or old French lace, but I don’t actively try to be individual and stand out from the crowd. Feeling comfortable, confident and like myself is more important to me than wearing something particularly outrageous.
Rosa with a piece of One Off clothing of her choice, available to purchase here
What attracted you to this particular piece of One Off clothing? (above) It’s neat and chic without being boring. I think I would feel smooth and sleek in it if that makes sense. I like how the front part kind of flaps when you walk and you might get a cheeky flash of leg. I read an article recently with an annoying (but hot) girl who said she only bought something if she could style it in 3 ways. In an attempt to control the size of my wardrobe I have been trying to do the same recently and it’s definitely possible with this skirt.
What's your favourite thing to do on a day off? Its nice to have some time alone – reading in café or going to see an exhibition. Then I like to meet up with friends and eat something great, stroll around the Friday market nearby where I live and buy something I don’t need from the £2 stall, get excited about going out.
What's your favourite area of London? Predictable I know but West; Portobello and Golborne Road on a Friday will always make me happy.