Poppy Dinsey, the blogging sensation behind What I Wore Today, has been part of the Boticca journey from the very beginning, having been one of our first visitors when we launched. Our team loves her fun, fearless style and personal warmth. We hope you enjoy her guest curation below as much as we do.
Poppy Dinsey, What I Wore Today:
I find my style pretty hard to define, it’s easier for me to say what I don’t like. I can’t do anything too delicate, dainty, girly or prissy, I like things with a bit of edge. The women who inspire me are smart, sexy, know what they want and know how to get it. Kind, well mannered, fun and polite – but they’re not to be messed with. One day (when I’m all grown up Mommy!) I hope to join the ranks of these awesomely fierce women – think Jackie O, Cleopatra, Tyra Banks, Barbarella, Varla (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill), Fergie from Black Eyed Peas, Kate from LOST. An eclectic mix? Yeah, but they’re an awesome bunch of girlies. There’s no denying that!
I like big and bold accessories: statement necklaces, chandelier earrings, chunky rings, oversized bags, huge sunglasses. It’s highly unlikely you’ll see me wearing anything flowery and I lean towards gold rather than silver. I love bright colours and leathers and I love chunky rhinestones and studded detailing. I want every accessory to be the start of a conversation, so that makes Boticca a pretty perfect hub of discovery!
I grew up in England and was lucky to spend long summers in France and Spain – Spanish girls definitely know where it’s at when it comes to style. I’ve also spent a lot of time in the Middle East and California, again – I think this has really influenced my style growing up… for the better I hope!
My favourite designers are Christopher Kane, Burberry, Erdem, Holly Fulton, Balmain, Acne, Phillip Lim and Alexander McQueen.
My first love is film and I basically just want to feel like a movie heroine whenever I get dressed for something special. I’m a *huge* fan of Westerns, so anything that has any sort of cowboy feel will be an instant favourite. Guns, skulls, horses, tassels…I love it.
But generally, if it’s big and different then I want it