January 7, 2009

buckets of moonbeams in my hand

Today I wanted to go all metallic Hephaestus since I've been wanting to do another themed dress week of each day being a different Greek God (I was also thinking Aphrodite, Artemis, Dionysus and Helios...) but then I remembered about the monologue I had to do in class today as Blanche DuBois and that dressing up was extra credit. Extra credit for CLOTHES? Count me in.When I last dressed as Blanche it was more of a translation of her personality into clothes. This time I just tried to dress similarly to the 40's, when the play was written and takes place. Pretty blue eyelet suit thing my mom's friend gave me (not sure when it's from), ruffly blouse, a lace crinoline underneath...the (vintage) fur hair pin Isabel gave me which is oh so soft and very fun to play with. It also made my bad hair day much better.
I didn't wear the shoes all day because I can't imagine spending an entire day in anything so...high. I did wear them for the presentation though. Call me crazy but floral Dr. Martens just don't exactly feel like Blanche...Oh, I forgot to mention in yesterday's post that a kid in one of my classes said my "swagga" was "so cool." I was wearing the CDG x H&M.
Um, who called it??Late Jul gifts from Mytights.com came today and I can't wait to try them out! Plaid and harlequin, though a few more pairs were ordered and will hopefully come soon. I was quite happy because they weren't supposed to come for another month. The tights gods were on my side today, friends.Also, I want Rachel's dress.

vintage skirt, cardigan, and hairpin. h&m tights. charlotte rousse blouse. jeffrey campbell oxfords from solestruck.com.