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Kawaii style alert! Style goddess Alexandra Merino (aka Alexandra Metal Clown) fashions harajuku-style outfits with themes ranging from ice-cream to MacDonald’s. And goes shopping dressed as a guitar. Watch her 87 YouTube videos...
Music sparked grunge fashion. Arguably, the celebrity factory and fashion industry sparked Grunge Luxe. Mookychick explores the muses, ideals and style that made grunge fashion what it was in the 1990s and what it is in 2011. What will grunge evolve to become?
How to dress like a modern raver. If you're partial to hopping along to those fun little events known as raves, or thinking of giving it a go, here's a breezy little rave style guide. Plan ahead, tweak your current rave style or nurture fond memories!
Festival fashion: The lovely Betty Miller looks at cheap but essential festival makeup (take less stuff & make it work harder), festival hair lifesavers and festival clothing. Be prepared, look great & carry less at festivals this year.
Grunge fashion: Kinderwhore fashion, from the grunge era, sits at the other end of the lolita spectrum. Our style guide transforms strappy shoes and babydoll dresses with Peter Pan collars into NaughtyLand.
Model poses: Everybody has a camera today. We use them to photograph memories, capture unique moments, capture ourselves and create artwork. There are times we want to look our best without the 'school photo' look, and think the pictures have come out great but find out later they're not what we expected. Here are some tips to look your best on camera no matter where you are.
Electroclash is a music scene that consumes the sounds, looks and superficial attitudes of the 80s then spits them out again through a warped mirror. In a celebration of the superficial, electro girls look unattainable yet easy, aloof yet sexually volcanic, and mix 80s, 70s and 90s style 'til it hurts. Here's how an electro girl gets her look...
Alternative model tips: Mookychick helicoptered the fabulous Roswell Ivory, Anita De Bauch and Violet Magenta to a secret Swiss location for a summit meeting on how to become alternative models. We hope the time and effort these girls put into discussing the hows, do's and dont's of alternative modelling will help aspiring gals the world over...
Clothes are more than just pieces of fabric. They are a way of expressing our personality and our feelings. It's easy to fall prey to dressing for a trend rather than your personality. It's better to fall prey to at least dressing for your body type..
Retro clothing: Mary Quant was one of the style pioneers of Swinging London. She introduced a bewildered world to not only patterned tights, not only Jean Shrimpton, not only the very concept of a high street fashion boutique... But also... the Mini! Mary Quant, we salute you!
Cheap fashion: Rather like the 1930s Great Depression, people are dancing cares away in speakeasies and dreaming up ways to make their thrifty style look va-va-voom. Care for the contents of your closet, and this period of economic wilt should see your style and purse blossom.
Vegan clothing: As a proud vegan who is usually spotted rocking skin tight vinyl and 6 inch pleather heels, Leah Ludlow is on a mission to turn being animal-friendly into a cool as well as compassionate stance.
Cool glasses: It's sad but true - some of us have to hide our kohl-rimmed eyes behind glasses in order to watch indie films and perform other mookish deeds. Fear not! Not only do glasses make you look smarter, they also say something about your personality. This basic guide will aid you in choosing the right frames for your face, your style - and you.
Indie fashion: Indie / Punks / Goths unite! Achieve this through style... and shoelaces. Why call it a shoelace when it can be worn around the neck, wrist, as a belt, as a bow and fashioned into hair art?
Urban style: Forget green, urban camouflage should really be all about the tramp sick. When's the last time you needed to blend into the jungle, missy?
Be inspired by .alt clothing ideas from the nicest online shops to DIY customisation and alternative style tribes, brands and accessories you might not have thought of - Mookychick