Octopus chandelier! GET INSIDE OF…my house >__>;
Seen in an RVCA on Haight St., San Francisco
New silkscreen design, from Asterix and the Normans. Gonna try to find a way to convert rasters to vectors because I reaaaally don’t feel like tracing over this whole damn thing T__T
Well, ten days after this post, I finished my dress! I think I misunderstood the patterns, though. This is how it was supposed to look:
so what I think happened is that I only used half of the fabric that I was supposed to use for the skirt. The instructions made it look sort of like you were supposed to line the entire thing and I wasn’t planning on doing so so I cut half the amount and just used that, which is where I ran into problems o__o; The mysterious part is that I did not have enough cloth left over to make the whole skirt x2, so I don’t know what black magic was being worked there. Next time I just need to be more careful overall…
It is still wearable, though, and actually still works as a dress! I’ll just need to wear leggings/shorts under it. What I really need now is to be the singer for an indie rock band and then this dress would probably be PERFECT for performances :)
Until then, I’ll just continue dressing like Luna Lovegood and trolling “stylish” people.
(PS—yes, that is circus/neighborhood print fabric. Haters gonna hate.)
(PPS—I am gonna add the straps now that I know how it actually rests on my body.)
These babies are the ultimate DIY sneaker (short of making the entire thing yourself). Several years back, I spraypainted some of my sneakers silver and the result was marvellous; last summer I ordered some white Keds, spraypainted them gold, and recoiled in horror at the result. I think the fabric is treated in some way that makes paint super ugly, or maybe it just looks really bad on that shape of shoe or on my foot. In any event, I considered these sneakers a disappointment and never wanted to wear them.
Today I decided to do something about my hideous sneakers instead of whining about it, so I did a stud-based revamping. It was pretty cheap and now I loooove these sneakers and want to wear them all the time! Amazing what a little shiny will do for some shoes ;) It took about two hours total to put in all of the studs. They also look way more awesome from far away because they look shinier and those two things are definitely directly proportionate.
I’ve had studded sneakers on the mind lately because of an editorial in Flaunt magazine (Photo #3 above). Obviously a lot more intense than what I have done, but I couldn’t find any of those insane spikes like in the photo. I do, however, aspire to one day turn my feet into metallic porcupines because what could be better in life? I’m seriously considering buying some studs of different varieties/in bulk from teh internets; I think I’m addicted to it >__>;
But my love for metallic studded clothing actually goes back several years, when I found a fashion editorial in the New York Times magazine called The Girl Who Fell To Earth and was super gold and futuristic and David Bowie meets FLCL so of course I loved it and it really stuck with me. I can’t find the photos online or my pile of back copies of the NYTimes mag (!) but I did find one image from the shoot that I incorporated into a collage some time later (Photo #4 above). I think it gets across the gist of the overall shoot :P If anyone knows where I could find these photos, please send me a link! Tengo muchas ganas de ver el resto de las fotos!! Thanks!
SHE IS WEARING A DREAM. THIS IS THE COLOR OF DREAMS.
(Or one of the many, many colors: this is the color of when you are slipping into a dream just as the sun is going down.)
(Source: Flaunt magazine.)
The intersection of Halloween and everyday wear. The atmosphere of this photo is truly bewitching (no pun intended!); I love all of its elements, especially really truly the gloves.
Reminds me of xxxHoLic by CLAMP, which is the most beautiful manga that I have ever seen (if you know something that beats it, please please please let me know because my mind will be completely blown) in its intricacy and ability to straddle the line between absurdity and normalcy/quotidianism. A redux of what I love so much about this outfit: the pieces are all showy, surreal, and quite atypical, but I get the impression that they wouldn’t actually hamper you in your day-to-day life.
And now, a relevant title plate from xxxHoLic (but in bad quality):
and an irrevelant plate (in good quality):
Now that I think about it, xxxHoLic (and maybe CLAMP in general) is getting its own post soon. Hope you enjoyed!
let the bombardment begin!! >:D
ZOMG a smiling model!
Perfect for such a cute setting and such a juicy, summer-worthy dress. I can almost taste popsicles when I see those lovely bright banded colors.
(Marc by Marc Jacobs)
(PS the photo is supposed to look kinda tilted; it isn’t due to scanning incompetence >_>; )
(PPS please note that the waist sash is two different colors! That is such a simple but great detail! I wonder if it’s reversible?)
Mysticism at the beach! I continue to be fascinated by black and leather and the more “hard(core?)” look during the summer because of its great contrast with the breezy, airy, typical “summer” look. I would love to wear studded black leather pants to the beach with stilettos (on a cooler day, I guess, and I don’t know how I’d walk on sand in heels, but a I can dream, can’t I?).
A polaroid by Helmut Newton (1920-2004); found on yello. Which is a great blog that y’all should totally watch!
I would totally dress like this if it wouldn’t be such a “statement.”
What I mean is, I love the ornateness, and the layering, and I’m just a sucker for collars. Perhaps one of my ‘goals’ would be to eventually assemble a sort of modern day not too out there equivalent.