One part ? One part ! Four parts awesomeness.
We’re four women with four different styles, in four different locations around the world, with four different types of professional lives. We’re exploring our wardrobes, and thinking about what goes on beyond the wardrobes too. This is our style blog, and we’re exploring our personal, creative styles, and also the styles and aesthetics that we see around ourselves.
As for the name, we can’t remember where it came from initially (though Millie might have made it up), but we like to think that we go through life simultaneously questioning the world and exclaiming for joy at the things we find in it. Punctuation has never been so expressive!
The Interrobangs are Chelsie, Katie, Millie and Sarah. Should you want to contact us, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chelsie – Librarian. There are two stereotypical types of librarians, Chelsie strives to create the elusive third stereotype. She paints, draws and creates random art, reads, and sews. And she minds her manners.
Katie – Museologist. Katie’s world is full of dusty corners, stuffy shelves, and a lot of mud, but she strives to create a style that’s clean, fresh, and machine washable (there’s no avoiding the mud). In an attempt to break free of the tradition of polyester pantsuits and jackets with elbow patches, Katie continuously looks for modes of self expression that allow her to pirouette on the line between creativity and professionalism and occasionally high-kick right over it, all while mixing her dance metaphors.
Millie - Scientist. Millie is a grad student in the physical sciences, and wearing anything other than jeans and a t-shirt to school makes her feel rather conspicuous amid her mostly male colleagues. While there’s nothing wrong with a jeans and t-shirt sort of day, she’s trying to prove that a expressing a sense of style doesn’t negate academic ability. She also sews a lot of her own clothes, and perhaps because of this, she has next to no sense of fashion while having a very good sense of her own style. Typically long winded (and fond of adjectives, colons, and semicolons), this is possibly the most concise thing she will write on this blog. (Millie is a pseudonym.)
Sarah – Not-For-Profit Aid Worker. Trading curtain calls for boarding calls, Sarah’s look has no doubt been influenced by the fashion of the world. She strives to reach a balance between her love for style with the practical necessity for globe trekking. Although, even with the impression the world has made upon her recollection of all things stylish, its her friends that are truly the most creative and stylish people she knows. Every morning as she decides what combination of layers she’s feeling for the day, she reflects on how lucky she is to have the freedom and resources to express herself in this way.
For more information about how the Interrobangs met, see these posts: