How the Texas teen takes typical high-school style to new heights. By Kelley Hoffman
"There is a bleakness in Texas that seems to breed larger than life personalities," explains Jane Aldrige, a Trophy Club Texas teenager who pens the personal style blog, Sea of Shoes. "Oh and today, baby-sitting duty. Might as well dress up…American Apparel dress and Margiela boots…," she writes in a typical snippet. Like other personal style blogs, the high school student chronicles her daily outfits, wish-lists, and inspirations, but few match her unique sophistication. It's the combination of actually owning designer pieces and styling them in a way only a fearless teen can do that truly brings magic to her look.
The golden-tressed style star started her blog Sea of Shoes to share her passion for shoes that no one else around her seemed to get. "I think shoes have a covetableness that clothes don't have: Clothes are sometimes vague in what they express, but shoes always make a powerful statement about how you feel about yourself your appreciation of unique design," she says. While favoring Belgium and Japanese designers (Dries Van Noten is her favorite for footwear), she's also currently getting inspiration from the TV show Dynasty, no-wave and noise music, and The Book of Fantasy.
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