January 28, 2009

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In case you are not fluent in the language of Jumping Up and Down on Keyboard In Utter Excitement, I will kindly translate:
OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODWhen Laura and Kate Mulleavy of Rodarte emailed me some time ago offering to knit a pair of tights to send my way I happily accepted. Clearly I am deliriously enthused!It was kind of (really) crazy receiving these considering how much I'd admired the Rodarte designs even prior to getting their email. I was speaking with Karl yesterday about how the most interesting and artistic designs have actual thought behind them. Having a natural eye for design is impressive but it's not the only thing that can be relied on for a collection. When there's more thought behind the concept and balance in a "look" it shows. Rodarte has for a long time been one of my favorite labels because so much thought is put into the collections. Some past inspirations include Japanese horror films, Star Wars, anime, nature and watercolors-seriously, how many other designers have such fascinating reference points?!It's like some of my favorite bloggers. There seems to be this idea that fashion bloggers are huge airheads, but the most well-respected ones have interests in a wide range of other things-photography, books, film, politics, art...and translate their diverse pool of interests into fantastic outfits.So so so excited to try these with more outfits. They have these shimmery strands here and there that you can't really see in pictures but it's like magic. They're very delicate so I probably won't wear them out as much as I would like to, but tons of dress-up sessions are in line.
Thank you so much, Laura and Kate!
(Hey now, bold lettering!)
Don't know why I felt like mixing pink in, since though the tweed pencil skirt is quite different from the cobweb tights it's not so much the witch-princess contrast as it is the...conservative 60's business woman-witch contrast. Oh well! My pasty kneecaps are pink too so that works out nicely.
Skirt draped since it's big on me, DIY'd pink shirt worn backwards. Black belt to break up the pink-pink...yeah.
The scarf my aunt knitted, it's magical too. I might try to find similar yarn to the tights at a crafts store and attempt to sew a matching cardigan.
Happy vibes today. I feel excited to get dressed again!
x

thrifted shirt and belt. slow & steady wins the race shoes. cdg for h&m jacket. rodarte tights. gifted scarf.

93 comments:

helen said...

wow, those are so beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them (:

Fanny said...

those are amaaaazing. they look great on you! you are one lucky girl!!!!! that is just fab that they contacted you!!! congrats!

http://fancypantstyle.blogspot.com/

Gnarlitude Jen said...

Dude! Yes! Finally! So glad you went with the black!!!

Emily said...

those tights are fab!!!!

lily jayne. said...

Your look amazing!! Those tights are ureal!! OMG!

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

OMG!!!How lucky are you!!!!

Bob said...

You said it perfectly Tavi - that the best of the fashion bloggers translate their diverse interests into fantastic outfits - that's what makes you blog and my other favorites so much fun to read and look at. A few months ago I honestly couldn't haven't imagined reading fashion blogs - most of the blogs I read concern music or politics, but now another part of the blogosphere has opened up to me. Thanks!

laia. said...

omg tavz yesssss. they look so so rad!

camille said...

I DIE. they look beyond fab on you.

isabella. said...

omfg.
i need them. so badly.
they look awesome on you (:

Nadine said...

Wow, you are so lucky - but deservedly so. That last photo looks like Anna Wintour! Which is all good, and possibly an omen of things to come, eg world DOMINATION!

Amanda said...

they deserve their own drawer

Hot Bot said...

Wow. How surreal and uber exciting!

lucille said...

wELL i love them !
and I love your blog !

lucille said...

wELL i love them !
and I love your blog !

Charlotte said...

This thights are soooo amazing! You rock! Love the crazy combinations you do every day - stylish and so cute!
Hey, and your hair-cut is inspired by Agyness Deyn, isn't it?

lopi said...

Congratulations! Some fashion people must be really jealous right now...

keira antoia rose said...

Wow! I am so jealous. You are so lucky. Congratulations too, that's pretty much amazing.

xoxo Isabella Clarisse xoxo
www.tasteoffashionkar.blogspot.com

Moodie said...

Look at these jealous girl.... ARRRRGH, I hate you ! This the most fantastic pair of thights I've ever seen. I know you love Proenza, have a look at my page I got a sneak peak of their pre-fall 09 yesterday. Love from Paris,
Moodie

KEREN said...

Oh, tights with holes in them are just lovely! And you lucky, lucky girl look great in the Rodarte ones.
;)

Frederic said...

U´re so cute on it.
kisses!

Belle said...

Those tights are amazing, very unique. I can't wait to see what else you wear them with. Great outfit.
belle

Stephanie said...

Holy shit, those tights are seriously incredible! They look fantastic, and I love how you incorporated them into a non-Rodarte-ish outfit. Congrats dude!

Bijou and Ruby said...

wow theres some wisdom there girlfirend! No wonder Rodarte wants you to wear their tights.

stay wise,

Bijouandruby.blogspot.com

rackkandruin said...

yowza. great gift. enjoy them! xx

nadia said...

dfhjsadfhjkhfjhsajdfhhaeh! I'm also jumping up and down on my keyboard in excitement for you! I love rodarte, and the tights look amazing!

Fannah said...

gosh. i just discovered your blog, to be honest, and you're already a huge inspiration for me :) i looked through your posts and archives 'real quick'.. and i love your style a heck lot.

KD said...

LUCKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

Brooke Alexandra said...

I hope you realize how lucky you are! One day you'll be auctioning your collection of couture items at Christies! :)

Apple said...

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TRANSLATION:
You have the most wonderful tights, girl! However the fashion bloggers thing is so right, i think you just caught the basics of being an artist!
Check out my blog: http://eciujelppa.blogspot.com/

Bye!

rabbitron2.0 said...

tavi-

i am a long time lurker.
i love your blog,
and i wish i could have been as well spoken and outgoing when i was your age.

i am jealous of your rodarte tights.
kthnx

-miriam

jem said...

omg, omg, omg!!! your so freaken lucky!!!! wow i cant stop jumping up and down for you, although at the same time i wish i was the lucky recepiant of them. also i totally agree with you that the most respected bloggers have more intrests then just fashion. please check out my blog http://framestheworld.blogspot.com/
thanks!

Leah said...

you are such a queen miss tavi. so cool!

Anonymous said...

WOW tights WOW WOW WOW

sarah said...

charming outfit today, pink is a surprising color on you. and you're pen pals with the mulleavy's? my mind is blown...

Anonymous said...

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Susie said...

SO AWESOME.
I love Rodarte. I got my mom to knit me similar tights in white, although the holes are more regular and I'm afraid to destroy them.

Jasmina said...

wow wow wow wow :OOOOO that is SOOOO coool :oooo

retrogurl said...

wow, u look so cute tavi! luv it, keep doin' ur thing! i need a pair of those tights! ;)

xoxo,
retrogurl

Joey said...

Amazing! They must really like you. If I remember correctly those things don't go for cheap. Have fun!

Kelly said...

fabfabFAB tights!

my, oh my! said...

Oh. My. Goodness.
Tavi! They, as in Laura and Kate Mulleavy, sent you those! Amazing. Too too too lucky. :)x100

sarah said...

What?! That's unbelievable. You never cease to amaze me, kid.

Anya said...

omfg i need themm!!!!
im speechless...i diedd u look amazingg

hazel said...

fsfgdskufhsdklhvksdsklg
THAT'S MY EXCITEMENT. FOR YOU.
i can tell how happy you are in the pictures (aka the one of you screaming...)
i've seen 454309 million pictures of people in those, but none of them do it justice. you rock them the best! congratzzz

Elisa said...

How fortunate you are!

Why Tavi, I am excited for you :) Cannot wait to see what's in store for such fantastic tights.

ginny said...

AHHH so damn lucky.
but you deserve it! and they look fantastic...

Farren said...

if i were your tiny little size i would stick a bag over your head, grab your stockings, and run away with them! you are soooooooooo lucky tavi. and i am going to freely admit that i am jealous. not just of the tights but of the fact that you got a person email from the wondeful mulleavy sisters! ahhh. i love them! soo lucky! and i know you are going to put them to good use!

Anonymous said...

oh my god!!!!!!
tavi you are so lucky!
it makes ME happy that you got them, because now I know that those dream tights are real!!!
I am jealous but happy for you.

Isabel said...

Ohmygodohmygodohmygod! Ro-freaking-darte knows about you and loves you enough to send you tights! Amazing tights! I have MAD respect for you.

TheShoeGirl said...

You are one of the recipients of the "Your Blog is Fabulous" award - YAY! Very prestigious... ;)

www.theshoegirl.blogspot.com

xox

Anna said...

that jacket!
so nice. and the tights, obviously.
also, i love the references you make to norway once and awhile, especially those around christmas time. nice to know someone else out there in america understands the importance of homemade juletre pynt! :)

Emily said...

Those are are really awesome girl!

Eyeliah @ stylesymmetry.com said...

Too cool, so glad they sent them to you.

Gabby said...

That's so so exciting! I can't wait to see all of the ensembles you whip up with these :].

Wanderlusting said...

You. Are. A. MUSE.

Gorgeous, funny you! Congrats on this awesome gift, you are special!

I too, along with Anna (comments above), also appreciate your knowledge of homemade juletre pynt! :)

Tavi said...

Thank you so much guys!!!! <3

Mikkle said...

lovely! the ladies from rodarte must be so interesting to talk to!

S said...

I am way jealous! I love those tights :D

Alice X said...

OMG my jaw totally dropped when I read they contacted you. I worship Rodarte, one day a shrine should be put up for their collections, LOVE the tights on you!!!

alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

Soul Tanggg said...

omg. tavi!
i would KILL for those tights. you're so lucky!!

-Ashley (formerly known as TANGGG)

Soul Tanggg said...

oh, and my new blog is here!!! i have NOT left the blogging world, just moved locations...

www.nonfaux.blogspot.com

i miss your sweet comments :)

Emily Rose said...

those tights are amazing obviously and your outfits look great (again obvious) i try to channel you when i drape shit all over me but it never works as well haha ok i love your blog and evidently NOT punctuation right now

Pixienish said...

You lucky, lucky girl. And you deserve them!

susie_bubble said...

Oh my god.... I feel like such a fooligan as I bought mine from Etsy as in non-Rodarte...that they emailed you and sent them to you is amazing.....

raymi lauren said...

intense!

renwore said...

I love that 2nd picture of your uninhibited joy! It is really a great pair of leggings!

Rene Schaller said...

glückskind :-)

PinkBow said...

soooo lucky! xoxo

white lightning said...

finalllyyyyyy! the long awaited package to top all packages. unbelievable. so so so amaze.

bella said...

tavi, this is beautiful. tell me, how did you get your start blogging?
www.lapetitebourgeoise.blogspot.com
or email me, tcmatsuoka@gmail.com
i'd love to hear from you

BillyTheKid said...

I almost bought some RODARTE Leggins just like yours today...Didnt though, I'll make them instead

Ben said...

when you first told me, I thought you were lying. well then........I'll be waiting for Rei's package then, whe made...umm...noodles for me.

Jay said...

Those tights are AMAZING! They look great on you, too. You're one lucky chick. :)

Iheartfashion said...

What a fantastic gift! The Rodarte sisters are indeed amazing.

daisybabie said...

OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD
That is me jumping up n down on the keyboard! I am just getting around to catching up on my fave blog readings and just saw this.
I am one to who covets the almighty Rodarte knitted tights for my winter legs too.
Rock them, chica!

Hanna said...

I have the indelible urge to yank out a thesaurus and write down every possible word and synonym for "amazing" and "beautiful" and recite them to you

selinaoolala said...

oh my effing god as if!! ahhhh!! they just look so fab on you, insane!

sefi said...

it looks so great and i must say that i love your blog and it makes me smile every time i open it.

Modelizer said...

amazing! congrats girl <3 It's been amazing watching your blog from nada to overnight hit.

Sunset said...

No. Effing. WAY!! I'm so freaking jealoussss. Watch out for your tights, I'm gonna steal 'em. <3

http://tospendtime.blogspot.com
http://tkgirla.ecrater.com

Giancinephile said...

Wow! That's just sooooooooo great! You are certainly a lucky one!

You wear them really well.

Tiaz is my name. said...

amazing as always :)

bookworm45x said...

delayed reaction, but those tights are kind of amazing. they're expensive, right? iether i gotta save, or pray that rodarte will take an intrest in librarians. sigh, better go check my bank account.

thriftingvignettist said...

Holy holy holy moly. I've been trying to convince myself to just knit some damn knockoffs for months, but ... scrry. I'm really excited to see what you do with these - I think the pink is a perfect ironic contrast.

Cosmia said...

I love this outfit to bits. I really like those tights! They're so unique and awesome.

Shin said...

Congratulations! Lucky girl! xxoxoxoxox

Fashion Obsessed said...

as soon as i saw that pic i said holyshit r those rodarte

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Michal said...

Congrats,You are very very lucky .The tights are so unique and awesome .Have a great regards.


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