About Nessbow

I consider myself to be the epitome of duality, personifying a series of wildly conflicting attributes.  Sweet and sexy, electric and macabre, vintage and modern,  a homebody and a crazy karaoke queen; I am all of these things.

My fascination with yesteryear and obsession with geekery have influenced my personal style deeply.  I am like a flash of luminosity in a sea of grey suits, a pillar of sartorial splendour in a town filled with ugg boots and tracksuits.  I have been known to wear head-to-toe vintage one day and then a gothic-inspired ensemble the next.  You never  quite know what I’m  going to wear on any given occasion and I think that’s part of my charm.  What you can count on is that my outfit will be unique, complimented by clever accessories and usually sourced from a second hand store or discount outlet.  My thrify chic style quashes the notion that fashion needs to be expensive, or that style can be bought.

This blog, Nessbow was created in 2009 as an outlet for me to share my eclectic personal style and penchant for alternative fashion.  It quickly grew into something so much more.

Nessbow  is about encouraging readers to find themselves, fall in love with themselves and then treat themselves like the greatest lover they’ve ever had.  It’s about celebrating your quirks and being proud of your eccentricities.  It’s about carving out a haven in a hectic world and filling it with the things that make you happy.  It’s about being gracious without losing yourself.  It’s about feeling beautiful and being proud of what a miracle you are. It’s about finding inspiration in the most unexpected places.  It’s about encouraging self-exploration, self-care and the preservation of self-worth.

Nessbow’s mission statement reads:

“I aim to encourage my readers to dress in a way that makes them happy, to draw inspiration from unusual sources and to feel good about the way they present themselves.  I will publish content that encourages my readers to take care of and value themselves.  I endeavour to show that you don’t have to spend wads of cash to be stylish, well-groomed and happy.  I will use the word ‘geek’ as a compliment and continue to celebrate all the nerdy things that make me smile. “

 

I love: costume parties, cats, kissing, karaoke, petticoats, to-do lists and day planners, glitter, cult movies, writing with ballpoint pens, crocheting, hand-written letters, a perfect cup of tea, never paying full price for anything,  bare feet on soft grass.

My other online haunts include:

Facebook

Twitter

Etsy

Youtube

You can contact Vanessa via email at vkbowen@hotmail.com.

21 thoughts on “About Nessbow

  1. Hello 🙂

    I’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award and as yours is a blog I enjoy and admire I’ve passed it on/mentioned your blog in my post here:

    https://fashionthatpays.wordpress.com/2014/07/19/versatile-blogger-award-can-you-pat-your-head-rub-your-tummy/

    It’s totally up to you if you’d like to accept it and participate but I just wanted to say thanks and let you know 🙂

    The rules/details are in the above post too.

    Kind Regards

    Dolly 🙂

  2. Hi Vanessa!

    I want to say thank you so much for your kind words and well wishes, and also your understanding/sympathy regarding me not being able to do Fancy Friday. I’m just stopping by to update you in advance as I couldn’t last time, I’m a lot better but unfortunately still not well enough to be up and about so much so FF on my side will have to be postponed again. I’m so sorry about that and am super grateful for all your support and participation so far, I had hoped to have it going again this week and do a double feature to include the pics you lovely ladies did last week too, so set this morning as my ‘goal’ to see how I felt but I doubt I’ll be better enough by tomorrow morning… Getting there though!

    All the best and warmest regards

    Dolly 🙂

    • Thanks! I’ve got a pretty packed editorial calendar this month, so I might respectfully decline. Thank you so, so much for nominating me though. It means the world to me.

  3. Hi there 🙂

    I’m looking for bloggers who’d be interested in participating in a weekly ‘Outfit of the Day’ theme called Dress Up Friday. The idea is to twist the convention of dressing down/going very casual on a Friday and instead having fun dressing up. I’d like to start doing Dress Up Friday posts regularly and would love to include links and pics from other bloggers doing their own posts using the same theme, I think it would be both fun and a great way to network/promote blogs.

    What I propose is to continue doing Dress Up Friday posts as normal and then when I see other bloggers who’ve done the same I’ll update my post with links/pics referring to the other blogger’s posts. If we all do the same it could turn into something new for the blogosphere like Thrift Thursday 🙂

    My first Dress Up Friday post was here http://fashionthatpays.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/dress-down-casual-friday-why-not-do-the-opposite/

    Please let me know if you’re interested 🙂

    All the best

    Dolly (dapperdolly)
    http://fashionthatpays.wordpress.com

  4. I like your introduction as it is freshly
    created with a hint of the wicked 🙂 🙂
    I think that you might like my Space
    and you are welcome to call by soon
    should you be so daring enough 🙂 lol

    I will try sending you an invite
    as my Space is Private but friendly…

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