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Jemima Kirke’s style makes me want to shop more secondhand

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Most of us discovered her via Girls where she played Jessa - an unhinged bohemian queen who made many people want to get multiple tattoos and grow our hair too long.

While the allure of Jessa's character eventually wore off, the real deal - Jemima Kirke - remains as one of the only people who makes me want to wear more top knots and less black.

 

 

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She appears on Instagram as her authentic self, sharing things that seem out of the question for many public figures, which lends to an air of trustworthiness as an audience. Her social media is a clash of art, memories, her kids, and of course: what she is getting around in, which is what, as the title suggests, makes me want to shop more secondhand items.

 

 

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This is not necessarily because she is a public crusader for vintage or secondhand clothing and shopping, but because of the way she pairs things together. Effortless is both overused and incorrect in this instance, and I won't dare to say 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' (who would these days?). It's rather the ever-so-slight eccentricity that artists always seem to add to the way they get dressed. One that makes me feel like I could possibly locate some similar stuff among the racks at my local Vinnies and beyond.

 

 

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I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to wear vintage t-shirts and corduroys while saging my apartment every time I think of her. Not to mention film myself looking tired while eating chicken, or cutting my hair topless for public consumption. I haven't worn earrings beyond sleeper hoops in over a year, but here I find myself, trawling through her Instagram, pausing on imagery of costume jewellery, and thinking about when it's safe to get tattooed again.

 

 

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Whether you love her as Jemima and hated her as Jessa or vice versa, surely I can't be completely alone in this bohemian vortex.