We have been wanting to interview Rebecca, the creator of A Clothes Horse, since we started collaborating with her years ago as we believe she is one of the most intriguing bloggers who stay true to their colors. Her imagery always take us through the most scenic, magical, fairy-tale like places in the most “clothes horse” outfit.
In this interview, she takes us wandering around Bruges, Belgium in our “tree crew socks” which are “perfect fit for perfect fit for everything I wear in autumn and winter I couldn’t resist getting all three pairs”. She has always been the ambassador of outfits that compliment colorful socks and tights, and is constantly challenging and evolving her looks.
Please enjoy reading what it means for Rebecca to #LiveYourColor and express herself through her passion of self-expression.
February 21, 2017
1. Where did you grow up and how did it shape who you are today?
I kind of grew up all over the place because of my dad’s job. We moved every few years, so I kind of don’t have a very set idea of “home” and I’m pretty good at responding to change. I really like my upbringing though because I know what it is like to live in a small town, a big city, places where I didn’t speak the language, and ones where I stood out like a sore thumb. It also means I tend to get a bit bored in one place though! I like moving and seeing new places too much.
2. How did “A Clothes Horse” come to life?
It started on a whim while I was at university; I was studying business and I was really bored without a creative outlet. So one day I decided instead of just reading blogs I ought to write one and basically fell in love with blogging then and there and never looked back. My format hasn’t really changed at all, although the photography has gotten better.
3. What motivates you to get out of bed every morning?
Haha it is so hard to get out of bed in the morning because my bed is sooooo cozy and my room is usually so cold! But I do love my job; I work for myself—usually by myself—so I’m very self-motivated to get up and go do that work that I really enjoy. I wouldn’t want to jeopardize this job because I don’t want to do anything else.
6. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not styling or thinking about A Clothes Horse? (if that ever happens!)
I think my favorite thing is just to eat junk food and watch tv with my husband! I’m a sucker for curry chips and marathoning Netflix!
7. If you could only wear one color for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Right now probably mustard yellow, although it probably would have been a different color a few years ago!
8. What does “Live Your Color” mean to you? We can’t help but to notice your ever-evolving hair color. Please tell us the story behind it!
I think Living Your Color means not being afraid to be yourself. I’m a pretty shy person and was painfully so when I was younger—like turning red and stammering if I got called on in class. I’m still shy, but I’m not afraid to be myself anymore, even if that means wearing or doing something that makes me the center of attention. For me it’s not about wearing bright colors or dyeing my hair different colors to get attention (since I hate having people stare at me!) but being willing to put up with things I know will draw eyes to me because they’re something I’m passionately curious about trying. Fashion (and hair dye) for me are all means of self-expression, so I like to explore different things. I always wanted blue hair since I was very little and about a year ago I finally had a go at it. Right now I’m red again and it’s not my natural color either, but it’s the color that feels the most “me.”
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