About

Born from a long-standing love of fashion and an affinity with ‘vintage’ style and values, Demi Monde seeks to inspire women everywhere, of all ages, background and budget, to experience the pleasure and confidence that comes from developing their own sense of fashion and personal style.

In response to consistent requests from friends and colleagues to share my ‘style’ and fashion ‘journey’, and with very humble beginnings, Demi Monde continues to evolve from a simple blog to a source of inspiration for anyone wanting to express themselves and build self-esteem with their own unique style.

Style, class, elegance and good manners do not require vast amounts of money.  What is required is a healthy dose of self-respect and respect for your situation.  What are you dressing for?  Work, an evening out, family gathering, wedding, etc.?  Choose clothing appropriate to the context and ensure that it is clean, neat, tidy and ironed.  Similarly, ensure that your hair is clean and tidy and that you have a high level of personal hygiene.

It also costs nothing to be polite.  ‘Please’ and ‘thank you’ go a long way, as does a friendly smile and appropriate behaviour.  It never hurts to be well-read, and being able to talk knowledgeably on a range of topics is always helpful in social situations – make friends with your Library card!

All of these things are easily attained by most people at a minimal cost and provide the basis for a healthy self-image, positive relationships with others and ongoing success in your many endeavours.

Please enjoy the site and all it has to offer.  May it inspire you to a happy and prosperous life, with a fashion sense and style that uniquely expresses all of your many strengths.

D xx

Inspirations:  Mother, Sister, Dita Von Teese.

Aspirations:  To be considered both a ‘good’ person as well as a ‘nice’ person.  To inspire others to enjoy dressing well and to make an effort with their appearance, speech and manners.

Admires:  1940s styling and ethic (make-do attitude), Victorian era manners (especially subtlety), charm, goodness, wit, tact, intellect.

Dislikes:  Rudeness, violence, obsession with ‘gadgetry’, wastefulness.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Madame,

    I just have to say I love your blog! I think you have such an amazing style and really love how you dress with a lot of vintage inspiration and think your outfits look amazing! I have noticed that tights seem to be a regular part of your outfits and am wondering what brands and styles you usually buy? I myself am a lover of tights and have about 300 pairs and am always looking for new brands, styles and patterns to try! I must say your outfits have given me some ideas for outfits that I should try in the future! I have photos on my Instagram: thehosieryspot and also have blog: thehosieryspot.blogspot.com

    Regards,

    Jonathan

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    1. Hi Jonathan,
      Thanks so much for your kind words, I appreciate them. Re my hosiery – I don’t really have specific brands that I prefer, I tend to gravitate to whatever catches my eye at the time! For basics (eg sheers & opaques etc) anything from cheaper brands through to more expensive ones; good all-rounders which are reasonably priced but feel amazing are Ambra. Wolford are also absolutely beautiful and they also do clothing – I was lucky enough to find a Wolford top recently; all their products are great quality. For the really unusual prints and patterns, they are just where I find them, quite often cheapies! My all time faves are nude fishnets and seams (it’s a vintage thing ;)) Thank you again Jonathan and I will definitely check out your blog also. Kind regards, D xx

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      1. Hi D,

        You are most very welcome! thank you for getting back to me! I always try to give compliments out as I know how nice it is to get them and it makes you feel good! I have not updated my blog since last spring before I had severe depression and attempted suicide, so maybe one day I will get back into that and I hope to start selling nice european hosiery some days soon! My first priority is helping adolescents dealing with mental illness, suicidal thoughts, and self harm behavior as I know they can be vulnerable and am working with mental health professional on getting a support group going and even speaking at schools on suicide and spreading light on how many people have suicidal thoughts and how there is help out there and that they are not alone in this. My instagram has more recent photos, of cool tights, and even some outdoor photos I have taken when hiking, and out driving in the mountains! My blog is all about tights! Wolford makes really nice tights! I love a number of other brands and can always recommend some you might like and even find something you are looking for! I have found some great sheer tights that are perfect for the warmer weather and designed to keep the legs cool, and they have a nice shine to them! Feel free to let me know if you are interested in some tights recommendations or are looking for something in particulars as I have a huge passion for tights and love being able to share my knowledge and help others in this area! Right now, I seem to get bored with pants and like dressing unique which is one reason I found some inspiration from your outfits as I usually try to blend masculine and feminine pieces together, for example, wearing a pair of heels, tights, skirt and a Motorhead t-shirt! I am just exploring fashion and trying out different looks as that is what I like doing at the moment. When I have to speak in front of a psychology class and share my story, I will try being professional and think some of the classic vintage outfits you have worn would be perfect for that!!

        Regards,

        Jonathan

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  2. Hi Jonathan,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your personal struggles and am very happy for you that you are working through them, and even better still, helping others work through theirs. That is very commendable of you and shows you are a good person, and it’s very likely that the help & care you are putting out will also come back to you, as you’ll learn more about yourself as you do your good works. You ROCK 🙂
    Thank you for the heads-up, I will check your Instagram as well 😉 Thanks also for your kind words and compliments; as you say it’s always nice to get them! Sorry for the delay in reply, I usually don’t reply immediately but I do respond. Kind regards, D xx

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  3. Hi D,
    Thanks for the kind words! No worries! If I had not been through such a horrible experience last year at this time, I would not be where I am today with the passion of helping others who are dealing with this type of thing as I saw first hand how some people do not seem to care how their actions make others feel and that is what motivated me then to try and help others and it still motivates me today. All I know is that I try to be a good person, and try to be nice. Thanks for the compliments! Honestly, I am just doing something that I feel is a moral obligation that I have since it is horrible all these adolescents feel the need to end their lives, so I figured I would do something about. You are most welcome! I will be curious to hear some of your thoughts about the tights!

    Regards,

    Jonathan

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