So, who the heck am I, anyway?
Well, my friends call me Sashi. Find out more about that over to the right somewhere. I am a big girl who has a fairly eclectic style that is somewhere between the punk and Goth label. Or "gunk" as one of my clever friends says.
Now, I don't know about all that but I know I like what I like. I tend to wear a lot of black and accessorize with pink and skulls. I'm like a 14-year-old girl trapped in a large 30-something woman's body... and loving every minute of it!
It gets frustrating at times because most of the really cool already-made clothes tend to either not fit me or just not fit me well. Fortunately, I can kind of sew and know how to wield a pair of scissors!
As an example, I made this shirt last night from a skull polo shirt I got off of King Size Direct and a plain black t-shirt.
Heh heh... you can see my skull obsession in this pic as well with my necklace, watch, and skulls on the wall behind me on my whiteboard at work. :)
The base for this shirt was one of those fabulous surprise finds on a rather "vanilla" website. I originally got one for my hubby since he likes to wear polo shirts when he goes out and and... well... it had skulls on it which I like. ;) I was jealous, though, so had to get one to girly-up a bit.
Here are my plans for this blog:
- Once a week, post a DIY project that is fitting for funky, punky styles and occasionally show my attempts
- Post any surprising finds I encounter on mainstream websites (they're there if you are patient and just keep looking)
- Once a week, feature other blogs and websites that I think others might enjoy... specifically artist, fashionistas, and indie shops
- As I develop a readership following, I am also hoping to prompt positive discussions about being a person of size with punk and Goth aesthetics.
Until later, sweet p'taters!