December 9, 2008

i hate it when people speak with their mouth full. of words. and things to say.

So the super sparkly crazy dress I thrifted for Belle was totally considerately and seflessly tested out yesterday by moi (the Dior video was somewhat educational). My report is that it is surprisingly un-itchy and the purdy beading is so intricate. And to back up my report with a second opinion, a girl at school called me a "hot tranny mess." A+!
I wore it with my SHINY gold American Apparel leggings (though I think the black ones would have been equally awesomely blinding) and SHINY purple tutu-like skirt. I also wore the SHINY coathanger again, with a SHINY clip-on earring attached at the bottom just so I can play with it during class, like those wiry, beady contraptions they have at doctors offices and Super Cuts for little kids to play with.
The key word here, ladies and germs, is SHINY.
O: Why are you wearing that?
Me: Because nudity is a public offense.
O: But you look like a football player.
Me: You look and smell like an awkward, disheveled seventh grader.
O: But...is that a coathanger around your neck?
Me: Is that a metal rod through your head?

Demented and sad, but social.
The shoulders aren't really that huge (though there are shoulder pads), yesterday morning I decided to be X-TREMEZ and stuff a tee shirt in each shoulder pad. It was kind of a pain to be adjusting it all day, but the good news is my dance partner couldn't put his hands on my shoulders!

And the lesson here is: Being sarcastic and soulless is the only way to get through wearing shiny things in middle school.

thrifted dress. american apparel leggings. gap skirt. converse.

98 comments:

sydney said...

SHINY IS THE AWESOME

you go gurl. hot tranny mess, A++++ for sure

Anonymous said...

You do look like a hot tranny mess. There is a line between creative and just plain ugly. You cross it on several occasions

eleanor said...

that shiny outfit is awesome

and definitely A+++

eleanor said...

OMG! "Demented and sad, but social."

breakfast club?

laia. said...

that dress is BANANAS!

Tavi said...

Thank you, Eleanor and Sydney!

Anon-Considering you actually use "hot tranny mess" non-satirically, I take your comment as a compliment. There is a line between insightful criticism and lame insults, you cross it here, also managing to do so with poor punctuation. Cheers :)

Tavi said...

Lol Eleanor and Laia, I posted that while you were writing yours. Thanks you guys too, and yes, Breakfast Club!

Ashley said...

1. your last comment is brilliant. and hilarious.
2. LOVE your new banner/header
3. I hope you know I read your blog because it's fantastic, not because you are 12.

Eleanor said...

i love that film, brian is my favourite : )

Anonymous said...

you quoted john bender. that rocks.

Amelia said...

That dress is epic. Seriously. I love it with the tutu. "Is that a metal rod through your head?" <3

idle. said...

Hahahaha, hilarious, your anatomy is so weird with that dress. Especially on that third photo. ^_^ Also I'm not sure about the choice of shoes... something with a bit more visual weight (e.g. black and bootylicious) would have been better.

Boots... that's it. Now I've got it. Either black boots or leg warmers (both knee high preferably) could have actually added all the balance that I'm missing.

Cheers.

Blanca Estela said...

that dress rocks so hard. (shiny is my favorite state of being.)

warren said...

The beaded section reminds me very much of the original Romulan costumes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:STBalofTerror.jpg

Also, "Hot Tranny Mess" would be an outstanding name for a retro punk/thrash band.

Emily said...

Oh! The Clash! Way To own it, sista.

K said...

I really like the oufit, but the shoulder pads really just ruin it for me. You look a little football player-esque. Nice leggings, though. SHINY!!

Nicole said...

HAHA. Awesome. You have infintely more cahones then I did in middle school. SHINY=GREATNESS. SHOULDERPADS=SHOWSTOPPER. Well done.

Nadine said...

I can't believe how good you make that look. Top marks.

Emma said...

HAHAHA
being sarcastic and soulless is the only way to get through high school and university
even if you're being plain normal!

Anonymous said...

You are bloody amazing!
That's all.

Yvonne said...

very bold to make the shoulder pads even bigger, and to wear it to school! And *middle school* at that!

Leela said...

I can see you joining the physics club...and then using the things you study there to make some cuckoo anti-gravity outfit.

Laurel said...

I LOVE YOU BABE! Thank you for the amazing comment you left on that article, you're the bestest best!

xoxoxoxoxoxoox LONG TIME

Paloma said...

So beautiful pics. The colors are amazing

Hannah Cheeto said...

Wow. The shoulders! And boosting them with t-shirts... I'll have to try that some time. It's just fabulousness hot tranny mess all around, in a good way. And your conversations are too funny.

Love is Hell said...

I WANT THAT DRESS OR ANYTHING WITH SEQUINS THAT YOU FIND! YOU ARE AWESOME I LOVE YOUR BLOG READIN ALL THE WAY FROM MINNEAPOLIS

peacelovestars said...

such a great outfit! i cant see myself ever having the nerve to wear that, but i LOVE it. and the coathanger is absolutely BRILLIANT.

Anonymous said...

It's soo BALMAIN SS09!!

arienette said...

you look like an ice dancer. A+ indeedy.

In-tree-gue said...

haha hot tranny mess. I love outfits that cause controversy!

Mln. said...

wow Tavi, you never fail to amaze me.

the dress is breathtakingly cool, as is the innovative ways you find to wear a coat hanger :)

amazing work again and yes, an A+++++++

KD said...

God, I wish I could come up with good comebacks. And rock shoulder pads like you do. Man, this outfit is awesome!

joana said...

i believe that look belongs in the runway, darling

amazing because it is amazing

Paige said...

Lmao.
It truly is comical to me, how people that act or dress differently then the cookie cutter hollister clans get bashed for being an individual.
I couldn't have said your O: and Me: banter any better then you had. Your amazing; your style and your confidence is truly inspiring.
Right on dude, right on. =]

hazel said...

you manage to quote bender, get called a hot tranny mess, and look like a shiny shiny shiny 80's fairy.

all in one post.

DOES GARETH PUGH KNOW YOU RAID HIS WARDROBE? HAHA. LOLZ.

Tavi said...

Thanks you guys! Now that I take a closer look I suppose it is a little Balmain, but child-made Balmain with hearts and stars on it.

Laurel-Of course, you have all my support babe!

In-tree-gue-I agree, I was actually kind of pleased to get a controversial response. This outfit isn't supposed to be chic, it's supposed to blind the hell out of you XD the girl at school who called me a hot tranny mess was wearing yeti Uggs so it was pretty much a compliment coming from her.

ETL said...

Hot tranny mess...haha I love it!
Great outfit =]

Hanna said...

OMG. Christopher Decarnin WISHES he thought of this. Plus John Bender referencing? Equals perfection. I haven't talked to you in 4evs, we need to amend that.

geri said...

haha. thats hilarious. would love to see tee shirt stuffred shoulder pads.

Anonymous said...

being sarcastic and soulless is the only way. i know from experience. buuuuut i think it builds great character. high fives at cha', keep it up!

Alice said...

I have to say, those shoulders scare me.

but your confidence is so wonderful!

blessings,
alice

copperoranges said...

you are so sassy

i love it

Isabel said...

Wow, that sequin dress reminds me of Sailor Moon and all that is happy. I am loving all of the shine! Thanks for showing me those lovely sequin editorial pics! You should be one of them.

And now I have a hilarious Youtube video to share with you. Prepare for the worst. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUSvXzYnQZM

stylemagnet said...

Hahahah I wish I had been smarter in middle school. Or more fashion-conscious. Love the lesson, Tavi.

selinaoolala said...

whoever invented that dress deserves a medal!

Bimbi284 said...

I love shiny things too! This outfit represents all that is great in the world. :)

That said, yetti Uggs (LOL) probably represent all that is horrific (crocs do too).

Anonymous said...

i don't think you look like a "hot tranny mess", and i really don't want to be mean or get your confidence down etc (because i shouldn't, you're beautiful and awesome), but that looks just ridiculous. ri.di.cu.lous. seriously, i can't really get over the fact that you wore this IN PUBLIC.
although it if was with the black leggings and without shoulder pads, i probably would've loved it. it's those fucking ugly shoulder pads and those really out-of-place leggings that make you look like a 90's cast off here. not a good look.

Victor said...

HTM'Z 4EVA!!! <3 <3 <3 the dress.

poison said...

if i had that beautiful supernovawesome sweater, i'd wear it every day!
i love your leggings choice. wearing black leggings would be way too predictable and 80's-looking. the shiny leggings are what make your look pure magic and intergalactic awesomeness. :)

P.S.
to miss "oh i don't wanna be mean i mean you're really great but OMG FUCKING UGLY BLAH BLAH STUPID" above me, bitch plz.
that is all :)

Tavi said...

Thanks guys! <3

Anonymous-Wow, if this is you not wanting to be mean I would really hate to be someone you picked on in school XD I would rather look like a "ri.di.cu.lous" 90's castoff in public than not have the balls to post pictures of what I wear or at least use my real name in a comment. (Un?)fortunately I don't know how you dress so I don't know if your advice is worth taking, but what you described sounds like Balmain SS09, a line I personally disliked. This means your comment actually made me more happy I stuffed my shoulders with "fucking ugly shoulder pads." Thanks :D

Tavi said...

Hahha, oh, and thanks Poison ;)

Nice and Shiny said...

HA! Hot tranny mess indeed (in the best way possible)!
That dress has an awesome shape, Belle will love it! I like how it's sheer on one half of it, it's just so awesome!
You put the outfit together well.. gold leggings, t-shirt stuffing and all! The more out there the better, I say
<3<3<3

Deanne said...

ugh, god middle school was hell, i think even worse than high school for me. you tell those punk ass bitches what's what tavi. you tell them.

Movie Maven said...

Thank God for:
- that shiny, shiny dress
- "Demented and sad, but social." Oh, how eminently quotable that movie is!

FASHION DOOHICKEy said...

She blind or somethin'? Hot Tranny Mess is the "IT-ness" and "HoTT-ness" with capital Ts. As usual Tavi, your choice of clothes does not fail to amaze me. Fierceness isthatchu?! :)

pomegranate season said...

Girl, you are ballsy. Also, where I come form, calling someone a "hot tranny mess" is a compliment. ;)

lulu_Amore said...

lol...this post is so funny.
when i read ur blog it makes me wanna push myself to be more creative with my clothes...
ur blod is plain awsomenes

J.Yo said...

so cool! but yeah the shoulders arent too flattering. so wat. it still is epic, girl.

kudos to your guts, darla!

Eline said...

Lol, you're hilarious. You should be my kid sister.

Mademoiselle Robot said...

Looks like from middle school to being in your late twenties, you gotta be sarcastic and soul less when you wear shiny outfits. It is sad, because I am a real magpie when it comes to clothes. SEQUINS? oooohh shinnnnnyyyyyy. Lamé leggings? Ohhh shinyyyy. Hi. We should go to shineholic anonymous.

x

sydney said...

Oh and as for shiny? Check this one out.

The blue version kicks some serious ass.

(also i find it quite amusing that negative comments somehow always come from Anonymous. aaaand here comes rule 4! of the internet! ANONYMOUS IS LEGION.)

truepenny said...

Shoulder pads are the one fashion statement that I've never been able to wrap my head around, but I have an inkling I might turn around soon as I do on almost everything save for a few particular trends.

Being sarcastic and soulless is the only way to get through most stages of life. I wish I had had your composure, wit and balls. And leggings.

Jasmina said...

U are crazy, that´s why Ur blog is so good :>

Cate said...

I wouldn't have believed kids at school were capable of paying such sophisticated compliments as 'hot tranny mess'. Taking my hat off to the girl at school and to you for this outfit.

sasha said...

i rock the shoulder pads frequently


a little bit of accentuated structure never hurt no body

today begins the shoulder pad revolution :)

Leah said...

i freaking LOVE this. and your new header is gorgeous. you have the best attitude towards life, it's inspiring.

Maggie said...

no one who ever wavered to popular opinion did anything great anyway, keep it up Tavi, you're one of the good ones out there. I think people are uncomfortable with anything that isn't the basic style that they're used to seeing, it'll be funny in 3-4 years when these girls are totally jealous of you.

ilikedginger said...

I wish the people at my middle school would have called me a hot tranny mess when I wore thrifted clothes. Usually I just got skank and white trash.

Lea Anne said...

your outfit is to die for!! i adore the dress and the way you put the entire ensemble together.

Stephanie said...

Oh man do you have balls, I can't believe you wore that to middle school! Trust me, it gets a LOT better when you get older and those people become the lame wannabes (ex: I saw about half of the obnoxious preppy people from my grade school DRESSED UP AS HIPSTERS - gold leggings and all -for the girl talk concert, er what?)
Yeahhh Tavi!

Jewlie said...

Hey Tavi

Been reading your blog for a bit since someone at work recommended it to me. [I work at Fred Flare and just so you know, everyone loves you there].

Anyway. I go to NYU and you were featured in our fashion magazine and I wasn't sure if you knew/had seen a copy and just wanted to let you know if you do want to see a copy, or even have one, I could email/mail it to you.

Joyce Kwok said...

Belle's so very lucky! The dress' prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

hazel said...

OKAY. THE OTHER COMMENTS ARE PISSING ME OFF, BIG TIME.

these people are just jealous because you can pull off shoulder pads WITHOUT looking like a "90's cast-off" or whatever lame-o names these anonymous peeps wanna call you.

keira antoia rose said...

I adore the dress. The shoulders are big, but creative! I love the outfit as a whole, especially with the SHINY SHIMMERY SUPER leggings.

xoxo Isabella Clarisse xoxo
www.tasteoffashionkar.blogspot.com

Alanieeee said...

so i was reading Girlfriend and they mentioned ur blog as an awsum fashion blog nd i was like a 12yr old writing a fashion blog puhleazeee so i checked it out and i am so glad i did.

you have got to have the most craziest style i've ever seen. luv the shiny outfit.
ur crazy =D but in a good way

Tavi said...

Thanks guys!

Stephanie-lol sounds like fun XD

jewlie-I have a couple copies, but thanks for the thought anyways! That's awesome you work at Fred Flare.

hazel-Bahaha, your comment made me crack up. Thanks dahhhling.

Anonymous said...

geese Tavi, why do you have to be mean whenever someone disagrees with you? there's nothing wrong with honest opinions. Not everyone will love you, which seems perfectly fine to you as it should be, but that doesn't give you the right to nail them with words. You do a great job at it I must say. . .

Mel Carrey said...

love that shiny top/dress/coathanger? lol its wicked

Tavi said...

Anon-I wasn't trying to be mean, or I didn't mean for it to come off that way. That was my honest reaction to the comment and I was trying to get my point across, I now see I did so rather aggressively. I realize and am thankful that not everyone will agree with and love me, as I would be pretty creeped out if they did. I respect someone's opinion even if I don't agree with it, but there is a difference between constructive criticism and blatant insults and I think "ri.di.cu.lous" is more of the latter. I don't know if you are the "90s cast off" commentator or not, but your comment actually made me happier with my outfit because what you advised as an improvement didn't appeal to me. I hope you don't take my words to heart, we just see things differently and I have a right to defend myself.

Erin said...

So, I cannot believe the amount of flack you get from schoolmates.
I mean, I used to wear my figure skating outfits to school grades 5 through 8, no joke.
You should move to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. We need more people like you. Those of the creative class are very much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

You're very creative, but the shoulder pads are a little strange.

Soul Tanggg said...

aren't you just amused by anoonymous commenters?? they really have no life.

i've got an 'anonnymous' that stalks my blog... it's rather creepy because it's someone i know in real life. she's a creep.

white lightning said...

THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN. EVER EVER EVER EVERRRRRRRRRRR


killing it, dead dying amazing holy shit what the EFFFF.

xoxoxo

TheShoeGirl said...

You are so ridiculously amazing. I mean, seriously.

I wish I had had your confidence at 12. Schnit, I wish I had it now...

hahaha

Sarah said...

Hahaha!
People r so weird! I love that outfit sooo much! One Of your best, Tavi!

<3 Sarah

Anonymous said...

no way you're 12... but i luv you anywaysss!!!

lex said...

You are a fierce little thing. And I mean that with tons of respect :)

grandma said...

you have such awesome style. its ridiculously crazy and so much fun, i love it!

and i love that you look kind of like a little girl (i mean that in a good way) :)

dearophelia said...

nice reference to the breakfast club, i love your style, it's amazing. brilliant photos.

xx
s-a

Hello Mana said...

i LOVE your outfit!!! You know what, I want to make you come to my house and make a really awesome outfit for me and we can play guitar together and make outfits have a fashion show...lol like that's gonna happen :(

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