August 28, 2008
August 27, 2008
So yesterday was the first day of school. 7th grade. Gross. I'm no longer the "cute" little girl you all thought I was, now I'm just a catty loud pre-teen. WHAPAA. At least now I'm not the youngest (or shortest!) in the school.That's right. HOLD EM LIKE YOU MEAN IT. And if you refuse I'll do to you what my dog did to this random doll we had lying around (true story):And some type of metaphor for me improving my grades:*2nd picture-reason I do not do cross country
EDIT: Whoops, forgot the outfit details! (and yes, this was what I wore first day)
Top and skirt, thrift. Belt, childhood closet.
Sara brought up an interesting question about whether teachers read my blog. I doubt any of them know about it *cross fingers* but if they started reading it I would probably make a new one. That's reasonable, right? My sister said that her French teacher reads my blog because she found it from an article I was in and is actually into fashion. She even asked my sister to tell the class the URL! Thank you dear sister for keeping your yap shut for once.
Nice and Shiny asked what kids at school think of how I dress. There are the Abercrombie-brainwashed people who snort and look me up and down (one of which I am very ready to explode on. "YOU KNOW WHAT CAROLINE?-not the blogger one-I'M JUST GLAD YOU'RE ALWAYS TURNED AROUND FLIRTING WITH RYAN SO I CAN ONLY SEE THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD!!" that took me like 2 days to come up with. Sly, I know.) but I have actually heard some pretty nice things. Today this girl said my clothes are weird but I'm the only one who can pull them off, which is sweet I guess. It's mostly the douche "popular" guys who make fun though, and luckily the guys in my classes are mostly geeks who couldn't care less about appearances.
August 23, 2008
It was a humid summer day. Tavi was cleaning out her dresser, deciding which clothes to keep and which to selflessly and generously donate to the Salvation Army. Tavi loved her clothes like they were an endangered species living off the coast of Zimbabwe (that is if it has a coast. But I, failed TV star, am too lazy to find out). This beautiful, gorgeous, smart, funny, kind, beautiful, considerate and among all things humble girl was getting ready to move into her sister's bedroom. Sister was leaving for college soon and Tavi would miss her dearly (cough cough), but was thrilled to finally get a room of her own. One that she wouldn't have to share, one where she could go to sleep when she wanted, one where she could tape up a magazine picture up on the wall spontaneously without having to consult anyone, one where she could....
"HOLY SHNIKE!" Tavi had come across her favourite (oh yes I did just go British) scarf that her mom had bought decades ago in France. The scarf had a certain warmth to it, it wasn't in the best shape; fringing, dirty, but Tavi loved it just the same. Okay enough of this crap: TAVI PEERED HER BEADY EYES AT THE LABEL. IT WAS YSL. Friggin Yves Saint Laurent! And Tavi hadn't noticed until now when she actually paid attention. Sure, the scarf wasn't Kimora's Prada or Soul Tanggg's Gucci, but it was still pretty sweet.
The little elf had to tell someone immediately-she's a chatterbox, which you might already know just because this story is really long. So Tavi ran to the nearest family member to express her joy.
"Sister! Oh dear Sister!"
"Yeah yeah whaddya want you little box of ugly?" Sister carelessly asked without even taking her eye off the television set or taking a little time to swallow her food or put down the stray puppy she was choking because she is just that cruel.
"You know how this scarf used to be Mother's?"
"That's my scarf."
Tavi was trembling. "T-t-tis?"
"Yeah. Where'd you find it?"
"Are-are you taking it to c-c-college?"
"Uh, I just realized i-it's a d-d-designer label."
"Oh sweet." Sister still had her eye on the TV.
Tavi helplessly walked out the room with her shoulders slouched and eyes watering, dropping the designer scarf behind her as she left. And she was never seen again.
Some folks say she went off to apply to that paid internship over at Yohji Yamamoto but was thrown out for strangling a mannequin out of anger. Others say she lives at the top of Very Huge Mountain, feeding woodpeckers and meditating, and people risk their lives to climb the mountain for her life advice. Some claim she became a hermit who lives with a bunch of cats in a house made out of a shoe. A Doc Marten shoe. The floral kind. And of course there are a few skeptics who say this is all some type of myth. No one knows for sure, but I have to go hold people closer because I'm Tony Danza.
August 21, 2008
August 19, 2008
THE COMME DES GARCONS/H&M COLLABORATION COLLECTION.STOP IT!!!! MAKE THE BLONDE ARMY OF FASHIONABLE HENCHMEN STOP!!!!!!!
The more painful part: H&M wanted Rei to do a kid's line but she "didn't feel like it".
Can you imagine how epic that would be? CHILDISH cdg?? Oh god...oh god....hyperventilating...breathe breathe breathe breathe.
But it's COOL though. No BIGGIE. Not like all the future of America are sitting in a hole clinging to each other and CRYING THEIR EYES out. But WHATEVS. While everyone else is stocking up on ReiK I'll just sit at home counting my pennies and playing the same Jack Johnson song repeatedly til it beats All The Young Dudes on my Top 25 Most Played list. I guess it's the same thing. Kinda. Except for that then everyone will be posting about what they bought and I'll just be sitting at home counting my pennies and playing the same Jack Johnson song repeatedly til it beats All The Young Dudes on my Top 25 Most Played list.
I guess I can settle for a couple sizes too big. That polka dot blouse is kinda cool, I suppose. Fine, fine, I give in. If it means that much to you I'll buy a shirt, but only for your benefit. I am being completely selfless here.
But once the collection is all sold out I'm kidnapping Rei and forcing her to design a collection especially for me. So there.
*storms off in a huff*
[photos minus the intimidating and snide model remarks: catwalkqueen]
August 18, 2008
August 14, 2008
Amazing bloggers mentioned in the article that I have memorized the URL to because they are, as I said, amazing:
That's Just My Vibe
You can read the story here, but I think it would be a better choice to buy the magazine (hintidy hint. Caroline you'd better pick up that FamG reference). All the features are great, and the editorials are just fantastic. Hello, inspiration wall! Plus some kinda unknown newspaper called "The New York Times" comes with it so I guess that's a plus.
Cheater cheater! I didn't actually wear this outfit, just experimenting with this little tye dye number I thrifted. I know I could just as easily make one myself but I'm lazy, which you might know by now.
August 11, 2008
August 4, 2008
3. FF 123, ABC sweatshirt. How theme-perfect is this? Fate, I tell you. If I got this I'd want a huge baggy size rather than tight and fitting so I could mess with it.
4. FF space shuttle backpack. I'd use this as an actual backpack, fr srs fr srs holmes.
5. FF neck-in brace. You seriously need to go to the link and see all the different ways this baby can be worn. Also doubles as strangling device.
6. FF roller skates. Complete with toe-stops (as featured in the Archie comics!).
7. FF colorblock headphones. Forget those pretentious earbuds that come with your iPod touch, colorful inconvenience is wear it's at!
8. AA sheer socks. Not like EVERYONE has these or anything, not like they're a tad overPRICED or anything, not like they wouldn't FIT me or anything. I need these.
9. AA lame leggings. *See spiel at #8*
10. AA windbreaker. It looks like candy. Really, really, shiny candy.
11. Luella bat mask. Hey now! Luella? That's ambitious. And delicious. And nutritious. Oy, the pun opportunities....can't....resist....AND MALICIOUS.
12. Jonathon Saunders dress. On sale for $1,376.25! Get em while they're hot!
13. Modcloth vintage pullover. So what if this top is sold out? It will always be in stock in my heart.
14. AA fanny pack. And you thought I was done with my 80's obsession!
And last, the ultimate-CAPS AND BOLD AND ITALICS ULTIMATE- desire: THE ALEXANDER MCQUEEN TRIGGER SHOULDER BAG. It's duh-maz-ing. See that shadow under it? That means it's HOLY.
August 1, 2008
Let's run away and start our own planet, where goats roam free and people can wear tutus without having their motives questioned
SECOND OF ALL-You know, I've been thinking. I am making a vow not to do any more posts dissecting runway trends because I am becoming a MINDLESS trend-follower and it's making me lose sight of what I myself like! And just, agh, DOGGONIT! THAT IS IT! NO MORE! I AM WEARING WHAT I WANT BECAUSE I LIKE IT, NOT BECAUSE THE PRINT REMINDS ME OF CHANEL OR THE SHOULDERS HAVE THAT EXAGGERATED SILHOUETTE THAT'S SO HOT THIS SEASON!! ROARRRR. OKAY? OKAY. OKAY. OKAAAAAAY.
Go on, applaud me. Pat me on the back. You know you want to.
So this morning, with this and some Japanese street style in mind, I tried combining different elements that IIIII like into an outfit. I don't know what I think of the outfit yet, it doesn't really feel "right". Still trying to master the clashing technique.Dress/gloves/glasses/key shoelace necklace/bloomers/tee/purse are all vintage. Belt, Claire's. Skirt, Gap Kids. Shoes, Converse.
It was actually pretty funny. Krea and I are bopping down the street, she's wearing one of our new tutus (we now have joint custody on 3 tutus-Claire's hunt successful). This lady, obviously dressed for work in a classy pant suit, stops us.
WOMAN: Are you dressed up for a school project?
INNOCENT CHILDREN: No...
WOMAN: So you just woke up this morning and decided to dress like this?
INNOCENT AND NOW A LITTLE SCARED CHILDREN: Yeah... (we're throwing in a couple laughs to seem polite and friendly, which we are not)
WOMAN: Oh, how cute! Can I get a picture of you two?
CONFUSED CHILDREN: Uh, sure....?!?!
So WOMAN takes a couple pictures of us with her phone, thanks us, and then walks away sort of shaking her head like "Ah, kids these days...."
We couldn't tell if she was commending us for having a little confidence or if she was amused, but we sure got a kick out of it!
Happy weekend! Posts might be rather sporadic for the next week or so because I'll be busy with End Of Summer Plans of Angst. I'll also try making a new Q&A vid because the one I made wouldn't upload to the computer and I accidentally deleted it from the camera o_o my new one will be better, though!