December 10, 2008

my heart is drenched in wine

I tried incorporating Gareth Pugh into today's outfit but it didn't really work. Freaking epic designer but hard to take inspiration from, non? It's not like you can pick up checkered pleated body armor with clown ruffles and metallic ski masks at your stop to the Goodwill, after all. Although I do suppose that's what makes his designs even more endearing...

Since my massive shoulders seemed to be such a big hit with the kids at school and Anonymous commentators, I decided to try it again with CD cases and the fluffy cotton found in the bottom of jewelry boxes. When Anons and Uggs-wearing peers don't like my outfit, I feel like something must be right, to be honest. A strange perspective, but I guess it works for me. I feel accomplished when something I wear causes controversy and bugs the crap out of people. Spiteful, malicious, or vengeful? Hmmm...all of the above. *cackles*

I will now stare at you intensely for reinforcement and dramatic effect~~
On a sidenote, I actually believe Uggs can be worn well, but would never fork over more than $100 for shoes that are bad for your feet and are usually bought-at my school, anyway-for the purpose of fitting in. I don't think I could ever pull them off anyways, whether I attempt it in the Japanese street style way or Abercrombie uniform.My cape around my waist in back and a white sheer top in front. Two tone American Apparel tights. My victorian vest over a black long sleeve (comfiest thing evz, FYI). The jewelry box fluff between my vest and long sleeve. I also wore white gloves but they're such a pain to wear when fumbling around with a camera...
In class I got bored and started Rodarte-slashing the white top I'm wearing as a skirt. Hey, it was the only way to keep myself from doing this below! Though I guess the fluffy shoulders would have been a nice little treat after all these years of using desks as pillows...

39 comments:

Sue&E said...

Tavi,

I am sixteen years old, and my friend and I pour over every single one of your posts. Your style is very tasteful and unique, just what I like. ;)

My friend and I design clothes similar to your style. It would be amazing one day for you to walk in one of our runways. :)

love.peace.understanding.elviscostello.



PS. you are our muse at the moment for out next batch of sketches.

laia. said...

that shoulder is GOLDEN!

Heatherskies said...

By the time you're in highschool everyone will fall in love with what you wear, no matter what. What then?

Trendology said...

I'm a sucker for exaggerated shoulders.

arienette said...

i think you're a little too young for your heart to be drenched in wine tavs

Tavi said...

LOL, it's a lyric from a Norah Jones song that has been stuck in my head for almost way too long XD
Thanks guys!

ilikedginger said...

This is so reminding me of the Travilla designs from Dallas.

The Stylish Wanderer said...

TAVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

We are THE SAME lately!!!!!!
*points to most recent post, where im twirling around with MY BLACK LONG BLAZER and its TAILS FLYING in the AIR and im WRITING ABOUT GARETH PUGH!*
This is proof of your un-amazingness!

JOKING JOKING. but seriously. great minds think a like.


you know what ive realized? YOU have more comments than ever after your "dont write about me. runon sentences" post. funny, the irony.

razielle said...

i really, really like your outfit today :)

emm said...

uggs seem to be the essentials of all girls here.
naturally, being the incredibly stylish self (and outcast self) i dont own a pair. and i find them to be too expensive too! HORRAH
but i got moccassins, and a girl said they were "fugly"
well her face is fugly and she wears *whispers, "fake"* ed hardy. and i rest my case!
HAHAHA
i love ur coat!!!

love love love!

k.l. said...

your effort at gareth pugh was admirable, you definitely nailed the right angle shoulder shape. there's always time for DIY tin can/garbage bin lid/ scrap metal reconstruction projects in the future !

Nadine said...

I love that tailcoat look SO MUCH! So. Much.

Anonymous said...

can you teach me how to slash like that? :D how do you DIY slash your tights? :D

Karen said...

I love your combination's in this outfit!

p.s. I saw a sweater today that reminded me of that dress you were wearing in the last post. but I don't think I could pull it off as well as you, shoulder pads or not.

Ana said...

And you'll be on my mind forevah..Dont know why I didnt come...

I like your slashed shirt. :P

J.Yo said...

i so want your Victorian vest.
such gorgeous masterpiece.

Wholesome Foodie said...

"When Anons and Uggs-wearing peers don't like my outfit, I feel like something must be right, to be honest. A strange perspective, but I guess it works for me. I feel accomplished when something I wear causes controversy and bugs the crap out of people."

Ditto! Very well put.

Yvonne said...

haha yes controversy = good.
I wrote a blog yesterday which included a 3 item inspiration list.... and you were one of the items. =)

Lea Anne said...

the outfit is amazing! i am the same way in that if someone makes fun of something i have on, i'll wear it to the extreme the next day!

Lipstickforest said...

Hey, your blog is really great. It's so nice to read. :)

I get weird stares for wearing uncommon clothes, but whatever. What do they know.

:)

Madeline.

futurelint said...

very chic outfit today! I feel your pain, when I was in middle school I used to sew capes in home ec and wear them to school. the principal no longer let me babysit his children after seeing me in those. but then in high school thanks to art and theater, everyone wanted me to teach them how to make clothes. so, basically, you pretty much rule now and will rule even more as time goes on!

Soul Tanggg said...

love love love it, tavi!

Pixienish said...

Ahaha creative take on Gareth Pugh! And i love Norah Jones :) (Your title?)

Lisa said...

i really love the poses you capture in your photos

hazel said...

rodarte slashin!
i need to get some of that in my life.

i don't know about uggs. i've spent about three years of my life staring at them on other girls and frankly i think they need to disappear..as soon as possible.

the majority of people at my school, as is the case i think with the majority of american teens, is that they aren't entirely creative with their wardrobe. it's basically the abercrombie uniform, athletic mesh shorts and baggy sweatpants (they're all athletes. i'm not.) and messy racoon eyeliner with poker straight hair.

i wish there were more people that take risks, really. i would love to have more peers that try to incorporate gareth pugh in their wardrobe...

Isabel said...

Wow, cd cases for shoulder pads! I totally applaud your creativity, but it sounds a little uncomfortable, no? You look splendid, though.

alice said...

Oh I love this!

I'm personally disappointed if I don't get at least one funny look for what I'm wearing. Once I wore purple jeans and about ten people told me that they were purple - it was amazing!

keira antoia rose said...

Lovely post. Awesome outfit.

xoxo Isabella Clarisse xoxo
www.tasteoffashionkar.blogspot.com

SOS! said...

I love the alienesque out of this world photos here..
xx-LJ from SOS!

Anonymous said...

Cape as a skirt is a grrrrreat idea.

Angie said...

I hate when people hate on things just because that thing is "popular". (This is not about you Tavi, I just need to vent and you mentioned Uggs) :] It's like those "hipster" kids, who don't want to be labeled and say that they dress "unique" but in reality they are just another clique. They hate on people that wear things like Abercrombie, calling them Aberzombies, b/c they wear the same stuff, and they act all superior. It's like for them, hating on all things "popular" is the cool thing to do. I don't know, it just bugs me.

Again, this isn't about anyone, and Tavi I think you dress awesome and you really are unique and different and cool. :)

Fashion Fille said...

the skirt/top thingy that you shredded looks awesome! how satisfying is ripping something up! so fuuuunnn.

Bimbi284 said...

I totally get what you're sayin' here.
For example, I wore my shiny stirrup tights from AA today (and wore them so you could actually see that they were stirrup tights), and people were so confused. It made me happy. Haha.

Tavi said...

Thanks guys! Yep yep, Norah Jones.

The rodarte slashing is in part due to the material of the shirt, it already has holes but I basically just lifted up threads with the led in my mechanical pencil and toreeeeee...

CDs were uncomfortable, but somehow easier to keep intact than the t-shirts? Haha.

hazel-Totally get what you mean. I think anything can be worn well, but the common hatred for Uggs is because they are usually associated with a Hollister uniform. Lol I am getting so tired of the smudged eyeliner and hair straightening too. It's bad for your hair!

Angie-I catch your drift. I think it's stupid when people that spend $300 on a haircut that is supposed to make them look like they just woke up and wear an outfit straight out of the American Apparel catalogue think that just because they aren't wearing Abercrombie means they're being ridiculously creative. It's kind of pretentious, yeah?

Beverlism said...

Very nice. You know what I really like? The Cleric uniforms from Equilibrium.

sarah said...

well done on your rodarte-ing!!! what if you did that to a few shirts and created a dress or cloak... *wrings hands together with narrowed eyes*

fontgoddess said...

For pleats found in Goodwill, have you looked for old tuxedo shirts?

Anggita said...

hey, ive been reading your blog and i love it! you're style is totally cute :D it's inspiring!

In-tree-gue said...

i love this, and Gareth Pugh. I want to try that cd case shoulder pad thing out so badly now. I wore shorts over my pants to school today with my cdg for h&m jacket and the glares and whispering were terrific.
-Gabriel