SUMMER VIBES + (IAMVIBES INTERVIEW)
I am so in love with my iamVibes white cosmic leotard!
It's unusual for me to wear anything white AND like it! I have a problem with white you see. I think it makes my skin look a funny colour because I'm so pale, white looks better on people with a tan right? Also it makes my hair look a funny yellow / greeny colour due to all the bodge dye jobs haha but most of my natural blonde has pretty much grown out now though so it should be okay
Anyway back to the leotard... I'm so glad I got a size M as it's quite small fitting so a size S wouldn't have fit at all! It's so comfy and the material is quite thick, so you can't see through it despite it being tight and white which is always a good thing! I also love the cute little short sleeves it has on it, most of my other leotards are sleeveless so it makes a lovely change!
The denim vest I'm wearing is from Topshop and I've only worn it once before which is such a waste! I think it goes great with the white, for a sping / summery look, I just need to find some shorts / trousers to wear with it for when I go out, any suggestions?
I'm going to stop talking now so you can get to the good bit, the exclusive interview I did with the director of iamVibes Tom Hardless!
What's the story behind Iamvibes and how did it all begin?
What are your passions?
"My main passion is Meditation and connecting with my inner being. This really feeds my creative passions for performing and writing Music as well as designing iamVibes garments. All in all I guess I have a passion to make people happy and bring some light into the World through creativity. Im also very passionate about the new Daft Punk track - Get Lucky - Its so intense."
What's your favourite piece from your collection and why?
Where do you get your inspiration from?
"I get inspiration from every angle and aspect of life. We are given so much to take in and I make sure I am a sponge at all times taking things in but making sure to filter out/ repel any bad vibes. Some people I know have been big inspirations to me in how they dress and even how they have treated me. As humans we react in interesting ways when we fall in love or have our hearts and minds broken or opened and for me this all comes to a positive point where I will create something from the experience."
Where do you live and has it had an impact of your perception of fashion?
"OH totally! I bounce between city life in London and suburban life out in the country. London is very on the pulse with fashion and everything and everyone is constantly changing in different parts of the city. I don't really find myself stuck in one part of the city, I spend a good amount of time all around it and I guess I take what I like from each part of the city and let it effect me creatively.
Perception is a funny thing because something could be going on in London which is 'hot' but over on the other side of the planet it can be totally different.
Is there anywhere in the world / a city who's fashion you admire?
"LA , London and New York all have great fashion sense in general. Im scoping out Australia at the moment and they seem to have some pretty wild Vibes flying around but it's cool."
Do you have a favourite fashion icon or celebrity who's style you admire?
How would you describe your personal style?
"Hmmm.... I wear a lot of Black on Black even though I am a very positive person I feel it helps me look slightly smarter because I have long messy hair. Im going to venture out for summer though, might wear some blue or white one day."
What are your favuorite colours?
"Black, gold, silver, white, electric blue, violet, black."
What type of music do you listen too?
"I listen a lot of music. From Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac to Daft Punk and Azari and III, The Killers, mstrkrft, Cold Play, MUSE, Kanye West, Radiohead, Metallica. I have very open ears and will give anything a listen. Theres a time and place for all type of music."
What do you consider to be the most important part of an outfit?
"SHOES! I also work from the bottom up. Love a good pair of shoes. A strong foundation is the key to anything in life."
What's your favourite fashion accessory?
"A necklace / pendant is always nice to hang around your neck."
Style or comfort?
"Straight down the middle! Even when I dress up smart I've got to be comfortable on all levels."
Are there any new exiting Iamvibes pieces that we should keep an eye out for?
"OH yes! Hoodies, bomber jackets, pendants and skirts... and maybe a few other secret things..."
What does the future hold for IamVibes?
"The future holds what it needs to hold and shall ride its wave when it comes. Either way the wave will be full of creativity, love and freedom."