January 11, 2009

you could have been more than a name on the door

I don't know how, I don't know why. All I know is that I fell asleep for 6 minutes on the floor mid-bite a Triscuit and woke up with my hand in a cup of paint water and having dreamed about THAT Balenciaga line.
Someone needs to explain.Anyway, I'm quite happy I had this absurd dream because I forgot how much I loved this collection and had fun revisiting it and being an insomniac. When I went through the photos at style.com saving the ones to add to a collage I ended up saving I think all but 3 of them...narrowing it down was quite a chore, and I still had to make 2 collages. Whatevs, it's amazing, that's all that matters.There were way more different looks in the collection (shiny pencil pants, for example) but these collages were more for my favorites and less for the sake of presenting the collection in an all-inclusive matter. I didn't really dig the pantaloons but show me structured dresses with the pattern of curtains your aunt from Miami has hanging by her Beach Sweet Beach sign and slightly unsettling family portrait in which her son's facial expression indicates he may have a stick up his butt?Smitten indeed.
(For the record, I do not have that aunt.)
The oversized seams, the huge flowers, the intricate paneling, the TOTALLY KOOKY AND SEIZURE-GIVING boots-
You know what?
No.
NO.
I'm done. This is too much.
I'm done.
Way too epic, I cannot handle it in this state.
Okay?
OKAY?
I'M DONE GOSH JUST CALM DOWN GAWD CHILLAX TAKE A CHILL PILL GET SOME NEW LINGO WHILE YOU'RE AT IT GET A NEW PURSE YOURS MAKES YOUR HAIR LOOK FLAT NO JUST GET NEW HAIR GO FOR SOMETHING BLAGOJEVICH OMG DID YOU HEAR HE TRIED SELLING THE SENATE SEAT WHAT A SHAME ILLINOIS WAS DOING SO WELL AND THEN HIS COW POOP HAIR CAME ALONG AND MADE NOISES ABOUT "I WILL FIGHT" OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT AND NOW ILLINOIS LOOKS STUPID YOU KNOW KATHY GRIFFIN WAS FROM ILLINOIS GOD I LOVE HER SHE'S A REDHEAD SO IS ANNIE TONIGHT ON SNL TAYLOR SWIFT PLAYED ANNIE IN THIS BROADWAY SKETCH SO WAS THE CHICK THAT PLAYED ELPHABA WAS OH DID I EVER MENTION HOW MY FRIEND GOT TO PAINT IDINA MENZEL'S HANDS GREEN WELL YEAH SHE DID AND THEN I TOUCHED MY FRIEND'S HANDS TO GET SOME OF THE IDINA BUT SHE SAID SHE WASHED THEM A LOT SINCE FOURTH GRADE AND I ASKED WHY AND SHE SAID BECAUSE SHE HAD PEED SINCE THEN AND I DEMANDED TO KNOW WHY AND SHE EXPLAINED THE HUMAN BODY TO ME AND THEN I HAD A FLASHBACK TO FIFTH GRADE DURING PASSOVER WHEN A FAMILY FRIEND TESTED ME ON THE HUMAN HEART BECAUSE I HAD A TEST ON IT COMING UP AND THEN WE LOOKED FOR THE AFIKOMEN AND I WAS UPSET BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER FOUND IT EVEN THOUGH IT'S AT MY HOUSE AFUW4HTGI843 58I4IGVHRJKEBJWSDHFBAWIFBGWIUEFV

(why, no, insomnia played no part in that and I have not had tons of caffeine and sugar).

32 comments:

H.x said...

please breath a lot now, you sound so stressed!!

i wish i could afford balenciaga. :( xx

brooke said...

i like you for your insomnia.
now please take some melatonin and go sleep!!

<3

Cate said...

You must be a real fashion freak, even dreaming about Balenciaga!!

L. said...

U r insane!!! Haha that's good :)

Chilllllllllll.

kimberleigh rose said...

I guess that's what happens when you post at 4AM. By the way, those boots... amazing. They do need a warning label, though, because I think you were right in you assumption that they may be seizure inducing. But who cares? -kimberleighROSE

yellow, white, red ROSES
kimberleighrose.blogspot.com

Kvestelser said...

Well, that's a long sentence without pointations and commas! Take care!

J

white lightning said...

i demand a silkscreened poster of this entire diatribe

KD said...

At the house where I celebrate passover, the mom always lets my sister and I eat the afikomen even though we're the oldest. The other kids are ages, like, 0-4 so they just like looking for the afikomen, they don't actually care about eating it.

FASHION DOOHICKEy said...

ok. follow me.. breathe in.. breathe out.. breathe in.. breathe out.. That goes to too much fashion. Haha Well, where would designers like them be without fashionists like us? Chillax Kiddo..^^

hazel said...

Tavi. Calmz Downz.
haha.
i think i did a similar thing when i saw the Mcqueen show where the model rode out on a horse like Rapunzel...
IT'S GOING TO BE OKAY.
and one day when you're an awesome fashion editor/elementary school teacher/circus performer with coolio tights you can buy this whole collection.

Anonymous said...

tavi, seriously when you grow up you're gonna have the best job ever! I'm 11 and my dream job includes many slashes as well: teacher/author/illustrator/artist/ children's school librarian. just take a guess- do you think i like reading? loved the super paragraph sentence! :)

KEREN said...

GAH!
The Balenciaga line is breath-taking, and I need me some seizure-giving boots. BAD.

And I know what you mean. When something is so epic, such as the afore mentioned Balenciaga collection, I feel the need to scream out all emotions and thoughts on various subjects. Strange? Maybe, but its beyond my power to control it. Besides, it entertains those around me.

Great post, Tavi! ;)

Bob said...

Wonderful post Tavi!

And speaking of the impeached and hopefully soon to be ex- Governor Blago, I thought you might be interested in these links:

"Governor Elvis"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BgnN14pwSo


And several songs by the Capitol Steps, a long-time political comedy
group.

http://www.capsteps.com/

Enjoy and hope you get some rest.

Sugar Pop said...

those dresses are beyond fantastic.

as are you Tavi!

I ADORE YOU!! :) :) :)

Sydney said...

breathe.

Chester said...

Wow...
Those are cute dresses though.

aurora said...

someday i will be able to afford balenciaga. some day i'll be a millionare. me and you tavi. we'll show them with their seizure boots and epic dresses. ha.

xx

Isabel said...

Don't kill me, but Balenciaga just isn't my thing. But you remind me of James Joyce.

Laura said...

you are fabulouseee !

Laura said...

you are fabulouseee !

Sondra said...

Agreed, that Balenciaga line = fabulousness. I wish I could afford some of it - it's like my dream come true, haha.

ginny said...

seriously, i would do the same thing to get some idina menzel charms on me lmao.

and i love kathy griffin too. every year, i watch the new years show with her and anderson cooper. yes, that anderson cooper. i die laughing everytime anderson blushes.

i always thought the spring 08/09 dresses would make my perfect prom dress. it's a mix of pretty in pink and...well, me.

bookworm45x said...

i was trying to remember what those dresses reminded me of, and you hit the nail right on the head. well, that and old floridian-lady mumus. made me flash back to the beach in fort lauderdale. my favorite descricption of blagoyavichs hair was a backwards toupe.

Lara said...

Youre so fun. I love how you write.
You & I both have been dream living in a land of secret gardens, Balenciaga prints, and happy colors.
I guess its the mid winter grey tone blues.
we must not forget Dries van notens florals either!
xo

lily m said...

I also am smitten by this I am also smitten with how fing hilarious you are when you dont have enough sleep

oh and did you finnish eating the triscut when you woke up?

Ashley said...

Hey! Soooo, you must bbe super hyper right now... Yesterday I got like that and was having a one-way staredown with my dad and pretending to be Chuckie the doll with a super creepy face and trying to convince him to let me take a pic with a knife with my creepy doll face so I'd look more like chuckie the doll. (RUN-ON SENTENCE) WTC(rap). :-) Now I'm hyper-ish.

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Caroline said...

dude i saw that snl! it was really bad..i didnt realize that was taylor swift playing annie. wow.
and you needa calm down man. hahah i love you!
call ME.

meghan said...

hahaha i tried to read that bottom part but it was too hard to follow. I live in Illinois and that whole senate thing is such an embarrassment... I'm so glad the whole country knows about this ridiculous scandal..

The Fashion Pinko said...

your comments on blago are very insightful. i'm so very proud of my home state. also, your manic ramblings are hysterically funny.

SCARLETT. said...

hiya,, this doesnt really have anything to do wit hyour blog in particualr although i do love it,, but im just starting out and i dont know how to make it oh so beautiful, perhaps you could give a few pointers for making it personal? like i love your style rookie thing at the top, and ive seen other blogs with them to, but how do you make a picture come up like that? completely confused please help me! i really want to make it lovely ha,, love scarlett xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

katherinemae said...

ha, the ysl painting is genious! i would actually hang it up on my wall.