Dark Dressers: Patricia Rezai
March 15, 2015
Patricia Rezai is a creative consultant, and blogger at The Female Zoo. Her interest in literature, poetry, art and fashion culminate her creative process.
What does a typical day in the life of Patricia involve?
A constant flush of movement, travelling, writing, exploring, feeling , stimulating, learning and creating. Every day for me is like forming part of the evolution of the female wonder.
Which are your wardrobe staples and why?
My wardrobe is overpowered by black. Black means nothingness – but for me nothingness means everything. I could say that my wardrobe is defined by it’s textures. At a first glance everything may seem the same – but when you touch it’s all so different, it’s all a mixture of leather, velvet, silk, organza and satin – from sheer long etherial dresses to bold and thick black tunics.
What’s your favourite item in your closet?
It’s strange I go through phases with my clothes – because I constantly emotionally evaluate them. But I would have to say that one of my all time favourites would probably have to be my crouchless Agent Provocateur nickers – what a great creation! I also have a strong emotional attachment to some pieces I inherited from my mother such as silk kimonos and evening dresses from when she use to live in Japan in the early 80’s.
How would you describe your personal style?
I never really know how to define myself , but at the same time everyone who meets me couldn’t imagine me any other way. I have been wearing black for almost 10 years already.. I could say that I am not a very reserved person when it comes to my body. I like to dress in sheers & transparencies but of course never to a vulgar extent – I like to insinuate sexual fantasies in others. I feel like I dress in my universe of femininity – I hardly wear trousers of jeans and I hardly wear flats either – I am all about my romantic wild side.
Where do you shop?
A mix between high street -vintage – and luxury I can’t be every specific here because I go everywhere.
Your style icons?
I use to be fascinated by all the silent film actresses in the early 20’s and 30’s such as Theda Bara and Pola Negri. Also inspired by artists such as Frida Kahlo and Lee Miller. More than anything my style icons are more related to personal relationships with close friends of mine and personal encounters which have inspired me – or an art show which blew me away.
Two most important moments that influenced your style?
My awakening to womanhood and sexuality.
You can follow Patricia Rezai on Instagram @visualsister
Photographer: Cesar Segarra