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.

42 comments:

deanna said...

those tights are amazing.

eleanor hardwicke (15 year old pro photographer) has similar ones (if not the same ones).
here's a pic. of how she wore them. click me!

Emily said...

The jacket and blouse are fabulous! I would totally rock those. And pshh... what are you thinking, the floral docs would have gone great! =D


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KD said...

Amazing outfit!! You're so lucky you get extra credit for dressing up.

FABULOUS said...

I love the outfit GO TAVI! I really enjoy your new hair check the blog?

little said...

hi tavi :)
im in love with you!
are wonderful
im spanish and i have a blog
the new post speak about you
i hope you dont have any problem!

see you!

Ben said...

Hey tavi, nice post.Blanche Dubois is mah gangster bff. The suit you wore reminds me of what my grandma wore to my Bar Mitzvah. I need to conslut you on something, aim nao please.

Kelly said...

the tights are the bomb! especially the one's on the right!

Eliza said...

I love the hair clip!

lily m said...

Oh my Tavi you've done it again nice blue suit and awesome hair thiny! also I am really jelouse of those tartan tights!I looked all over for them!(I even almost bought them at Juicy Couture ewww right they were like 40 bucks!)
but I hope you dont mind but Im getting them! I love the harlequin ones too envy is pouring out of me like a monsoon! like cAN I PLEASE rob your closet in the mist of the night? wow thats creepy

Chester said...

Artemis is my favorite Greek goddess.
One time in Middle School we had to be named after Greek gods and I was Artemis!
Your outfit is super cute!

Nadine said...

Sensational outfit. ESPECIALLY the skirts and shoes.

Anonymous said...

you could pass for a mini michelle williams!

Freddie said...

ohh, I am such a big fan of today's Blanche outfit. It's perfect! And not just for Blanche, just in general ;)

julia. said...

what a sweet blog you have! and you look so sweet aswell little dear!

love from sweden, julia

wee birdy said...

i love your costume!

what episode of friends is that?

Margherita. said...

Ah, I adore Friends.

Angeliska said...

Hi, that's my favorite Dylan song ever-
and hello Hephaestus outfitz? Bring it on, mon petit vulcan! My boyfriend's a blacksmith, and so he daily rocks the greek-god-swinging-hammer fashion- but more carhartts and not so much metallic. How would you do it? Maybe a metallic leather apron.. and a hunchback? Or was it a limp? Anyhow, I'm excited to see the D'aulaire's influenced fashion- though the BdB ensemble is one of my favorites of yours. The shoes are pretty wonderful!

Aysha's Rabbit Hole said...

I LOVE your outfit!!! You look absolutely gorgeous! love the white skirt peeking out of the blue.

good choice of stockings! specially the harlequin ones.
xx

葛瑞塔.greta said...

pretty good!

A. C. B. said...

Arghhh, I wish I had the opportunity to dress up when we studied the play. This outfit is amazing! Esp. love the hair pin.

Esme said...

I've been following you for a few months now, but I've never felt compelled to comment until this post. There's something about your unassuming self-assurance that gives me tremendous hope for my generation (well, barely - I'm 21). And in response to some earlier posts: Middle school is hell for all nonconformists. In history, by contrast, only the eccentric survive.

In ninth grade, I was assigned to tell the story of the Judgment of Paris in comic-book form, and I had a hard time differentiating the gods by their clothes - they all ended up wearing flowing, off-the-shoulder pastel robes. I trust you'll do much better.

Yvonne said...

i love harlequin print. i may need to check out that site.

Eline said...

Ooh this is such a precious post! I want those tights I adore your outfit and that dress just made everything divine.

TEXTSTYLES said...

you rock the blanche

jennine said...

oooh i had a dress like that for haloween one year, wired it up to light up as i was glenda the good witch of the north. yesssss.

Faith said...

I remember a guy in high school that I kind of covetted. (coveted? Whatev.) He would wear some rather unusual things to school most days. My favorite was a pair of bright yellow hip-waders with red suspenders. Kind of like a fireman, but not really. Hard to describe. I watched him eat an apple straight through the core once in class. He fascinated me, and not just because he was such an effing hotty. It was his sense of self, and his confidence that got me. Rawr.

Or, he could have been nutso. Not sure.

Anyway, I still remember that dude to this day, a good 18 (AUGH!) years later. I think its amazing that you will be someone all those kids you go to school with will remember for a long time, too, Tavi. Awesomeness!

And no, you don't. You do not want Rachel's dress. Dude. If you wish for that sort of thing, someone's bound to stick you in something like that for their wedding someday! No no no no no....

Leah said...

eeek i just bought the harlequin's at like, marshalls maybe, but they are knee socks. and these other ones with cats on them. no idea if/how i'll wear them but waaaaay too good to pass up.

and random: i have this sweater that i think you'd love, and it's like a one-time wear for me, and it's been worn. would you like it? pictures of it will be posted on my blog later.

Margeaux said...

That fur hair pin is sweet! And I love the harlequin tights. Can't wait to see how you wear them.

Rachie-Pie said...

i want those harlequin tights!

Benoit from Ottawa said...

@ ESME

Hooo, you're so right. Smile stuff, all over here. Tx, tv. B.

PILAR said...

Are you really 12?
your clothes are fantastic,
do you customise it?

a kiss from argentina

Isabel said...

Oh my gosh, that vintage look is really believable - and I love how you incorporate the hairclip! I would look nutty in it, but you look amazing. Well done!

P.S. -The package finally came to my house (YAY!) so my parents will send it to me by mail. I cannot wait. :)

RicardoSanfelíu said...

I am charmed with you!
When i will be small, I want to be like your.
I´m spanish, i find your blog because i read the blog of little www.cuaderno-de-todo.blogspot.com.

you are small, but very big! good luck!

i´m not speak english very well..sorry

*Deline said...

harlequin tights! respect!

fiercekitty said...

i love this outfit. extra rad points that it was for extra credit for a middle school monologue.

yes. you rock.

susie_bubble said...

I love that you're not scared to wear that length.... why is it that floor length/mid-calf leaves so many cold?!?

Hannah Cheeto said...

Do a Greek God themed week! That would be unbelievably epic. But I love how even though your outfit is supposed to be from the '40's it doesn't look dated at all one you.

karl's sweet child said...

aaarrgghh..i want those tights too!! :-))

WendyB said...

Those harlequin tights are awesome.

lucille said...

i love youre shoes ! i want your shoes !

Magenpie said...

Hey Tavi, I've been looking at your blog for a while and I think that you are a hoot! If only you lived in london, then we could go to Dover Street Market. You could look at the CDG and i could look at the taxidermy. Its great to know that there is another twelve year old out there ( even though you are in a different country) who's prepared step outside of the circle! Contact me?

sara.ashley said...

my mom has shoes just like that! i love heeled oxfords SO much. too bad shes a size 6 and I'm definitely not.