Category Archives: Belts in the wild
This girl was spotted in the Happy Apple minimart in Totnes. The jeans belt is worn loose around the hips. It rocks! On close inspection of the photo we discovered it was a creative act of necessity as the left hand belt loop is broken but we love new ways and we’re still inspired. Check out our jeans belt selection for women
This is me, Marta Eleniak, founder of onceuponabelt.com back in about 1996 when I was having to resort to buying mens belts when I could not find a good womens belt. But then these trousers came from a man’s trouser suit bought in the sale at Hobbs if I recall correctly and the shoes were TopShop I think.
This day I woke with an awful migraine and had to take some serious meds and go back to bed to feel able to function, so I called in sick to my job as an Account Handler at an ad agency. Come the afternoon I was better again and all that laying around doing nothing had given me time to think and daydream. I really wanted to take photos of fashion but who would let me unless I had something to show, so I decided to do some self-portraits in the mirror. They turned out quite well but I never got round to doing anything with them. Another sick day post migraine recovery I loaded my car with paraphernalia from the house and went to various spots in Bournemouth taking photos of for example my ironing board in the waves on a photography project I called ‘My house in Bournemouth’. I’m sure I thought of it first before that blokey went round the world taking photos of his ironing board which he took with him!
Over a decade has past and my wardrobe is still a dressing up box with me still doing my own weird n wonderful thing fashion wise. Starting my own online business to do with something that has always been a passion has been the best thing I have ever done.