Meet Becky Bedbug! (“Ok, that’s not my real name but it’s all I’m revealing for now!”) age 23 from Hampshire, England…
Describe your style:
A little bit pretty vintage, a little bit 2005-era emo kid on my lazy days.
Last item of clothing you bought and for how much?
Well I spent £95 in Primark yesterday. I can’t resist the lure of the cheap items! I got 3 chiffon blouses, a silky blouse, a floral dress, 2 pairs of shoes, handbag and 3 pairs of tights. Billy bargain!
My dream job has always been a primary school teacher. So that’s what I did! I’m really new to the profession, having only started my first post 2 months ago! It’s amazing though. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
…Except maybe something in fashion, of course! Fashion journalism or set design maybe.
Your fashion inspiration?
I get inspiration from the strangest places. On my blog, I have a weekly post called Unlikely Style Icon in which I compile an outfit from high street pieces based around an odd character. So far I’ve covered Nora Batty, Bet Lynch and Miss Piggy with more lined up for future weeks!
In my own personal style, I am most inspired by other people on the street and street style sites such as Lookbook and Chictopia.
Something about yourself most people don’t know:
Probably the fact that I have around 50 pairs of shoes. Mainly because I only wear the same 2 or 3 pairs over and over again! I’m sure most people would have no idea that I have a whole library to choose from!
What color do you own most of:
I’d like to say red but it’s probably black. Red is my favourite colour, it’s the colour that looks best on me but I don’t own as much as I’d like. In fact, I don’t think I’ve worn any in a long time. It’s now my mission to buy many, many more red items!
You wouldn’t know it from looking at my home decor. There is red absolutely everywhere!
I love the little vintage shops in Brighton. They are the perfect place to pick up unique little items.
On the high street, I love Topshop, River Island and Primark, of course!
One outfit you couldn’t live without?
Ooh this is a tough one! There are loads of outfits that I adore for different reasons. I couldn’t live without my velvet Kurt Geiger ballet pumps, I know that for a fact. My full-skirted, faux fur collar Topshop coat would definitely be a part of it too. I can’t decide on anything else though. I love it all too much!
I adore Meadham Kirchhoff. They are my absolute favourites right now! I also love Miuccia Prada- for both Prada and Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs and Erdem. Vintage Christian Dior is always top of the list too.
Fav fashion mag?
It’s such a cliché to say Vogue but it’s true. I’m a fairly new reader, having only bought my first issue last April but I get so excited when it lands on my (funky owl print) doormat!
“If you like it, wear it”.
Who cares what anyone else thinks or if it’s “in” this season? Everyone would be happier if they just wore whatever they wanted.
Any other info we should know?
I have a hugely stylish grandma! She is 76 and she takes so much pride in her appearance. She travels a lot (she’s only ever home about 6-8 weeks at a time!) and she has picked up fantastic pieces on her travels. She has these two amazing silk dresses that were custom-made for her in the Philipines and when I was 11 she bought this incredible silk pyjama suit from China. She is a very tiny woman and she allowed me to wear it out to dinner once. I felt like a princess!
I’m pretty sure I got my love of fashion from her at a very early age!