Sunday, August 15, 2010

{outfit} put your hands in the air like you don't care

we are ladies of mystery.

me and my lazy eye. oy vey.

what i'm wearing: gap dolman top. hand-me-down skirt. faryl robin wedges. banana republic necklace. vintage fedora. ring from her tern.

party night over at the uncle's house. food, fire, and music late into the night, aw yeah. good times.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

{outfit} you're lucky words don't bleed

rubbish tee. free people dress. boden cardigan. coclico boots. vintage fedora. djamesdesigns necklace.

the color got a bit wonky in the last picture - i'm not sure what that's all about, but i kind of like it. there's some pretty intense layering going on there, mostly because i looked outside at the relentless rain and went "okay, fuck it, i'll do it your way" and just piled it all on. (plus a leather jacket and fingerless gloves when in transit. if i wanted to do it REALLY intense i could have put on my giant over-the-knee socks, but i wasn't feeling that gutsy today.)

{for SCIENCE!} the sun... beating down... death.... valley.

so. bill nye is taking over as the executive director of the planetary society.

you have no idea how ridiculously excited this makes me. MY CHILDHOOD


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

{editorials} catastrophe.

you know, i actually had another post planned for tonight, along a different topic than the one i'm going to address. but as it happened, this other topic came up in my nightly internet trawl, and it's the one that is resonating most with me at the present moment. so the original plan will have to wait for another day.

so just a little bit ago, i decided to check out fakingfashion to see if they had put up any new editorials. and lo and behold, they had.

namely, the somewhat controversial vogue italia "oil spill" editorial.

while i had seen a few images from it previously, this was my first time looking at the editorial in its entirety, and to say my opinions on it are… mixed is putting it mildly.

this editorial is horrifying. i’m just putting that out there, since… well, it is. while it is glamorizing the gulf spill in some regard - it’s a fashion editorial, for eff’s sake - it is bleakly, starkly horrifying in a way that highlights and intensifies the horrors of the spill itself. i do not live in a place likely ever to see the effects of that particular spill, nor have i had much intellectual contact with it save via the internet and news articles. but fuck if i didn’t have a visceral reaction to that spread. which is where i come to the whole “mixed emotions” part of this post.

regarding this editorial as a piece of art? it did exactly what it was supposed to do. as an artist myself, i look at it and think “holy shit.” it evokes intense emotion and debate, both in regards to the editorial and to the event itself - which is, in my opinion, one of the most important things art can do. but the timing of the release of this editorial, which was not released a good time after the catastrophe but rather while it was still occurring - well.

it’s a bit tasteless, to say the least. it's a bit tacky.

so yeah, i’m a bit unsure as to where i stand on this.

discussion? i feel like that could only be a good thing. let’s talk about it, guys.

{outfit} you tell yourself it's love

j. crew shirt. woolricks sweater. true religion jeans. hobo belt. banana republic necklace. coclico heels.

this is essentially one of the iterations of my "lazy as hell" outfit - giant sweater, colorful top under, some sort of nondescript bottom and a bunch of jewelry. it's not terribly exciting, but it gets the job done.

also, i got a haircut! it's not really obvious in this picture, but it's several inches shorter and much more layered. a+. i might get more chopped off later, but we'll just see how it goes for now....

Monday, August 9, 2010

{outfit} shades of grey

a display of what will henceforth be known as "early morning towel-head".

rubbish t-shirt. alternative apparel tee. free people skirt.

just a quick, kind of boring outfit post. i have nothing terribly interesting to say. illustration post coming up sometime soon.... xoxo

{lustings} baby i'm howling for you

marni stump wedges

oh baby.

{outfit} {adventuring} i won't waste it

yesterday was h.'s last day in-state with us before she had to go back to school, so she and i + parents & dog all went to the park together (again).

hector was very excited by this prospect.

omg it's a tummy. )=

well somebody is being mocked here.

the parental units.

wearing: little yellow button via anthropologie top, glo jeans, lush cardigan, franco sarto loafers, vintage fedora.

i've been essentially wearing the same outfit non-stop for the past couple of days - an old fedora plus my new lush cardigan. the fedora is pretty special - it's actually shaped a bit more like an outback hat, and belonged to my grandfather on my dad's side. i never knew him but i still get to have a hand-me-down via him (& my dad). it's kinda cool.

hand-me-down dress, lush cardigan, thrifted jacket, hobo belt, bcbg heels, tano bag.

awkward picture, but oh well. outfit from later in the day, after h. had left, when we all went out to dance salsa at the local club....... good times.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

{outfit} {adventuring} these rituals of mine

unknown designer top. true religion jeans. franco sarto loafers. lush sweater. houghtonhill necklace. tulle headband. click image for larger version.

glasses + giant flower headband might not have been the best sartorial choice, in retrospect. but in my defense, i was feeling quite lazy and had already removed my contacts.... in any case, this was worn to the local schoolyard/park area in our neighborhood last evening, where i and (most) of the rest of my family + dog played frisbee and toodled around. and in two small tidbits of the journey...

h. showed off her new nose bling...

and deadly mushrooms were underfoot. thanks a lot, rain.

{random} omg wut

tano bag.

my new baby. probably the softest leather possible, can carry my sketchbook and didn't destroy my (already quite limited) budget. basically, the miracle bag. thus, it gets its own post. i may have to give it its own name, as well. suggestions?

Monday, August 2, 2010

{outfit} earplugs count as an accessory, too

unknown designer tee. alternative apparel tank. true religion jeans. coclico wedges. unknown designer scarf. houghtonhill necklace.

unknown designer tee. true religion jeans. fever sweater. hobo belt. brass plum sunglasses. banana republic necklace.

outfits from both friday and sunday, because i was too lazy to both get a picture on saturday and to upload these on time.... sunday, we went to the air show, hence the earplugs. those blue angels get damn loud