Androgyny – is the combination of masculine and feminine characteristics, partly male and partly female in appearance, gender identity, sexual identity or sexual lifestyle.
At a young age I’ve always considered myself androgynous, mentally identifying myself as a women and man in freely what is seen as masculine and feminine behaviors. Throughout time in all aspects I have been able to balance and comply with both on many levels being in between fashion, characteristics & lifestyle.
On a regular day, no occasion I whipped up this timeless ensemble .
In the 1900s, social rules have restricted attire according to gender. Trousers, bowler or top hats were traditionally a male form of dressing which was frowned upon for women. Traditional gender roles blurred and fashion pioneers such as Paul Poiret and CoCo Chanel introduced trousers to women’s fashion. Women activists during that time would also decide to wear trousers, for example Luisa Capetillo a women’s rights activist and the first woman in Puerto Rico to wear trousers in public.
My trousers have a regular waist, concealed zipper, slim legs with ankle-length including slit hems and stretch fabric leaving you with enough room to wiggle. The vintage single breasted button down trench coat is primitive. It has rain protective fabric, popped with faded olive brownish shade peeking out the inter collar and side pockets.
Fortuitous, I was successful in snagging a true vintage bowler hat two years ago. The material is a black wool as the hat base and the brim are in great condition! In replacement of not having a black scarf, I cut up an old thin t-shirt using it underneath to hold back my braids leaving a more sleek appearance.
I specifically wore a white ruffled top in representation of the Victorian era. The precious addition to styling this look was to embody this rare vintage lion necklace, inclusive of different size pearls wrapped all across as some lingering down from the lions mouth.
Trench Coat: Thrifted
Bowler Hat: Thrifted
Necklace / Earrings / Ring : Thrifted
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