If you’ve ever met me in person then you know I’m not exactly a fashion maven, far from it. I have several friends for whom fashion is a way of life, but for me I’m happy in the most comfortable, nondescript clothes possible. Lots of plain colors, nothing too bright or showy, probably my Mennonite roots showing though. My “look,” such as it is, is probably best described as rumpled.
But as usual, that places me squarely in the minority, the corner of the world I tend to inhabit where all the out-of-step people congregate. About the only goal I hope to achieve through clothing is not sticking out too much, so my oddness is not immediately apparent; I just hope people can’t judge that by my cover.
The same cannot be said for Xenia, who writes a fashion blog called Doe Deere Blogazine, which she describes. “Doe Deere Blogazine is an express ticket to your most fabulous self, delivered to you daily in a hot pink envelope! Daily articles include makeup tutorials, style & fashion tips, tales of living in NYC, as well personal musings from miss Deere.” According to her website, by her “mid-20s [she] had been an owner of a fashion business, a freelance make-up artist and a model, designed websites and released 2 music CDs of different genres to tolerable critic reviews.”
Why am I telling you about Ms. Deere? Well, in one of her posts, entitled Fashion Inspired By A Beer Bottle, she was inspired by a bottle of Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe, located in Melle, Belgium, which is in the Ghent region of the country. It was the bottle here on the left that inspired her. Here’s what she wrote:
Below is the outfit she came up with, or as she put it, the outfit she translated from the bottle. “The trick with red-white-&-blue palette, of course, is not to end up looking like an American flag. So I threw in some gray boots just in case, and a deer necklace.”
Below is the outfit she came up with. Did she succeed in making an outfit that looks like Delirium Nocturnum? I’ll let you be the judge. What do you think? You can also see more photos, including aome close-up, of her outfit at the Doe Deere Blogazine.
JJ @ MutineerMag says
I’m inspired just by the fact that she was inspired by a beer bottle. Actually I love the Delirium Tremens bottles, they all have a very old school feel that really relates to the history of the brewery. I’m in.
I love Nocturnum, and think the outfit is attractive too.
On a similar note, it is only fitting that a non beer item hail inspiration from beer, as I’ve read plenty of stories from brewers who cite non beer items and foods as inspiration for unique and flavorful recipes of beer.
Interesting post J.