Siri of Ringo, Have a Banana! dresses like she stepped out of Lula magazine in soft colors and vintage pieces with just a dash of rock and roll edge. There is always an element of simplicity as if every piece was picked on purpose with no unneeded accessories throw in. In addition to outfit posts Siri shares pretty pictures, her love of Chloë (Sevigny that is), catchy music videos and her weakness for shoes, shoes, shoes! Below are Siri’s answers to The Symmetry Seven.
1. What would you name your personal style?
2. Is there anything you wouldn’t wear?
There are very few things that I truly wouldn’t wear, but I am strongly adverse to anything modern that’s labeled as “retro”–I’d rather spend the time and effort finding the original vintage piece, thanks! Also, those Japanese Tabi boots just really gross me out.
3. Where do you get your outfit inspirations?
Possibly my favorite thing about creating outfits is the play between colors, and I find myself very inspired by photography and art in that regard, especially by the works of William Eggleston, Kelly Wise and Egon Schiele. Movies can have the same effect, and my favorite inspirational films include For a Few Dollars More, The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris, The Passenger and Chinese Roulette. As far as actual people go, some of my favorite contemporary dressers are Chloë Sevigny, Michelle Williams, Valentine Fillol-Cordier, and the girls from Anywho.cover.dk.
4. What’s your favorite non fashion hobby?
Outside of sleeping and eating, it’s a tie between analog photography and Super 8 filmmaking. I can be pretty stubborn when it comes to clinging to the past, although I’m not afraid to embrace technology when it comes in handy. I still wont use Google Reader though.
5. How much time do you spend working on your blog?
It totally depends, on everything from the weather to schoolwork to whether or not my boyfriend is in town to keep me busy. But I definitely wish it could me more, or at least a more consistent amount. I’d like to update multiple times a day if possible, and include more photos of my own daily life, but I need a better camera–and more natural light!
6. What songs/albums are you loving right now?
Anyone who reads my blog is probably pretty sick of hearing about how much I love GIRLS…so I wont mention them (oops!) My favorite song of all time is probably “If There is Something” by Roxy Music. Two songs I could never get sick of are “Jennifer” by Faust and “Come Go With Me” by Del Vikings. Otherwise, I’ve been listening to a lot of Everly Brothers, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Neil Young, Suicide and The Stooges.
7. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted desperately to be a famous, well-loved movie actress. By the time I got to the end of high school, I finally realized that what I called acting was much more akin to yelling things and making goofy faces. Meryl Streep, I am not.
Some older stand out looks
The middle outfit is from the traveling shirt project.
Siri thank you so much for participating!!
Also see Symmetry Seven with
Rhiannon of Liebemarlene Vintage
Dressed Up Like a Lady
The Clothes Horse
Beth Jones of The Vintage Society
Susie of Style Bubble
Jennine of The Coveted