Styled by…..tells the story behind someones style. What does a person tell by the way she or he is dressed? What does it say about their personality? When did they began to create their own style? The series is published every first Tuesday of the month.
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This month Sonja of Yustsome tells her Style Story!
Styled by… Sonja
Fashion.… some are born with style, some had to find there own. I think I am still searching?
I was very young when my mum learned us to sew our own clothes. First some Barbie clothes and after a few years I was able to make my own dresses, blouses, etc.
Mum made our clothes, I am a twin, so in the beginning it was all the same, but then she made clothes in different colors. Still the same, you could see that we belonged to each other, but also our own identity.
I was very proud of my own fashionstyle, but at school they didn’t understand my way to express myself. So I turned into an object to bully. They threw my clothes into toilets at school. I cried a lot and decided to adapt…
I loved to wear big shoes, high heels, pointed noses, a lot of bling! I did shop at a boutique called Art, but also very expensive clothes. My mother sometimes wondered how much I did spend on my clothes. A jeans from Esprit was €169,- but a jacket I loved (designer brand) was €250,- it was sometimes really stupid I know… but I loved to spoil myself.
I was glad that my oldest son and I had an photoshoot (I was 29 and still not married, so my son and I decided to do a fake marriage) so we could dress up and be handsome!
The clothes for my son I made myself! At that age it was fun, but after a few years he didn’t like it anymore.
I always heard from my ex that I was fat like a pig… today I looked at this picture and cried again, because I now see how beautiful I was at that time!
My weddingdress I made myself, off course that baby suit too and the jacket my husband wears. The Chinese ensemble my oldest son wears I found in a Chinese store.
My style was always black and white. I did wear colors, but only because it was fashionable. I mostly like the gothic style… if I was younger I would wear more skirts with lace, bustiers, fancy jackets…
What do I wear now?
So in 2017 I started my fashion posts on my blog. And I was more me, I had a trauma… because in my childhood I was bullied and it was also not save at home (my father abused us)… Nobody did know this, so I always was insecure about my body. My father told me that I was ugly, my ex told me I was a pig, at school they told me I was weird and my colleagues at work told me I was fat again…
I learned to love myself, and it happened. It was a struggle, it was painful but I am glad I got throughout this rough period.
I found some old clothes at my mothers attic from myself..…
This bomberjacket is also from the 80s and I still love it! I wished I could wear this more often!
Isn’t this funny? I can still wear my old clothes! Yeah!
I hope you liked my Styled by…..Sonja, sometimes we have to travel a journey to become who we are!
Sonja – 49 – mother – married with Paul – Graphic Designer – PTSD – blogger – funny – loves make-up – loves shoes – loves bags – loves herself!
I met Sonja a few weeks ago and I can tell you, she is a fantastic woman!