Images from aquabyaqua.com

I came across this Aqua by Aqua jumpsuit whilst perusing their site and I think it's freaking amazing. 
This show stopper is among many of their dynamic captivating pieces. I love Aqua by Aqua as a brand because their collections are more works of art than just items of clothing. 
Their collections consist of structural statement pieces that are so aesthetically pleasing and resemble the era of the ancient Egyptians. It's because of the way in which they are so perfectly and geometrically sculpted like the composition of a pyramid. The designs, to me, resemble the attire of an Egyptian goddess. Stunning. 
I'm hoping to purchase one of their dresses soon and when I do, you will most definitely see a post on it!


The Potentials

Yankees Pinstripe Jersey: E-bay // Burgundy Creeper Boots: Daisy Street Shoes // Bandana Print Graphic Tee: E-bay // Denim Skater Skirt: Miss Guided // Lion Head Earrings: E-bay // Black Turban: E-Bay // Black Treggings: Topshop //

Hey guys!
So I've decided to put together a blog post on a few potential purchases of mine. There isn't really a specific theme for these items, but then again I wouldn't say my style really has a category it fits into. I'm quite eclectic, however I am in love with all things 90's (especially the music, oh the music!) and I do feel as though these items have a 90's Vintage feel to them. I've been lusting over the Yankees Jersey for a while now, but couldn't bring myself to buy it! On the other hand, I have so many ideas on how I would style it. So the battle begins. Practicality vs Fashion.

Another thing I have to mention is the creepers. I've always been a bit undecided about creepers, but then I came across these high-top ones and 'fell in love' (so cliche). I must say I think they look much better on, than they do in pictures. I would style them with flowy skater skirts or fitted dresses to contrast with the grungy-ness of the shoes. (Collin's my cousin so making words up runs in the family).

I'm also loving this paisley bandana print t-shirt and so when I found it on eBay I had to share it with you all. I don't know exactly what it is about it, but whatever it is I like it! It's one of those items that you can just throw on with something ever so simple + a gold chain and leave the house feeling like a don. I think that's what I like about it.

Lastly, the Topshop treggings are similar to the American Apparel Riding Pants (except from the fact that they aren't ribbed, of which I'm okay with) but at £25 they are so much more affordable! I would pair them with over-sized jerseys and crop tops, and trainers/sneakers such as the Nike Air Max or Converse for shoes. This is all for a more casual day to day kind of look.

I won't be posting much, if not at all for the next month because I have a lot going on with exams and revision, but once my exams are over I'll have so much more time to blog and will even get round to posting some of my own photographs. I hope you all enjoyed this post and I'll hopefully have a new one up soon!


The Introduction?

Hey all, so this is my first blog post! I sound like a typical 'keeker' "Heyyy guys this is my first keek" (you know the rest). This post is basically an introduction to myself and my blog. I created this blog as a reflection of myself and as a visual documentation of my style/lifestyle. It's something I've wanted to do for a while now and I've finally done it!

The name Authentic Duplicate came from an idea I had after trying to think of a name for ages! It's the idea that we as people are all similar, but most definitely not the same. No matter how 'original' we try to be, the inspiration for that originality has to come from somewhere right? We are all are a result of components of our surroundings, what we see and hear is what makes us who we are.

After letting this concept sit around my mind for a while, I decided I wanted to incorporate it into my blog. I hope to create a blog that is both relatable and authentic. I just feel as though it would be so much more gratifying if I could establish some sort of connection with you all by being myself, rather than trying to be something I'm not. This is how Authentic Duplicate was conceived.

My blog is mainly going to be a compilation of style/fashion, music and my visual experiences. It will be relatively free in terms of content.

Thank you for taking the time to read my wafflings and I'd love to hear your opinions!