February 8, 2009

mythz

For a while I've wanted to do a week of Greek Mythology dressing, like a different god/goddess each day (similar to the book-character-a-day I tried back in December). Since I am, as my mom puts it, a "stubborn little goat", I figured this time I would get sick of having outfits planned out because when I get dressed in the morning it really just depends on my mood or what I'm inspired by at the moment. I love me some D'Aulaires but knew I would quickly stray away from the idea of having to dress as a certain character every day if I tried it...would feel somewhat limiting, yeah?
Yesterday I did play dress up with the same idea though. I tried translating the gods' domains into outfits rather than their actual style since it seemed more fun and I don't exactly have a wide collection of togas. I did the easiest ones but maybe next time I'll try Cerberus!

Helios, the sunmom's robe. weardrobe tee. idk belt. vintage dress. american apparel tights.
Just thought about color with this one and picked out the few orange/yellow items I have to put together. The shirt is from the awesome team at Weardrobe and I really love it. I don't own too many printed tees but the color is so perfect! The sequin dress is vintage and in really good shape, I might put it up on eBay since it's too big for me. Oh, and I tried the ole tape-measure-as-belt trick, but tied in a random gold star I have in my room because it is a STAR. Duh.

Hephaestus, god of smiths and fire
childhood closet jacket and bracelet. vintage pants/shirt/homemade scarf, gift. target brooch.
Hephaestus has always been one of my favorite gods (ignore the fact that for the first few months in our Greek Myths school unit I pronounced his name "Hephatitus" by accident...) Since he's the god of shiny and whatnot, I just used the darker colored ~shiny~ clothes I have and this brooch that has fake jewels on it. The pants were a hand-me-down, they're leather and in fantastic shape. I was initially gonna put em on eBay since I thought they were too big to make work but maybe I'll keep them for myself..

Aphrodite, goddess of love
american apparel socks. vintage bolero and dress, gifts.
Pretty self explanatory, ja? Love love love, pink pink pink. Yeah. I maybe could've done the whole "love" think more girly and playfully like CDG, but it's more godly with the dress being long.

Artemis, goddess of hunting.vintage dresses. h&m stirrup tights. jeffrey campbell shoes via solestruck. idk belt. ten thousand villages brooch.
Though I'm not one for hunting myself, Artemis is awesome because she's totally butch and animals love her and stuff. Not like Snow White or anything, like LEGIT communication and vibes between her and her woodsy friends. She really loves nature, but none of this pretty flower crap, she likes the FORESTS man. She is cold and unforgiving, and could kick your ass with a bow and arrow.
Sidenote-the dress kind of reminds me of Michelle O.

Hermes, god of travelers, merchants, theives, and all others who lived by their wits
vintage /thrifted cape and star pin. celeste stein tights via mytights.
I LOVE Hermes because he is so awesomely evilly tricky. The skirt worn-as-cape has tiny diamonds on it, but I don't think you can see. One of the pins I put on is a blue star, the other has some text I don't understand on it and I won it at a fun fair. Okay, so maybe it was a consolation prize, but I DESERVED TO WIN, okay?

98 comments:

bella said...

i love your take on hermes.

Arabelle said...

you should take mythology with me, we watch tim burton films and compare them to the iliad

Lily said...

haha, very clever.
love the take on hermes

hazel said...

i'm for realz loving Artemis.
and Hermes is awesome.

Fannah said...

I love Aphrodite and Hermes the best.. but they're all amazing and so genius.

Can't wait to see how you'll do Zeus ;)

Helen said...

I love the artemis outfit! Awesome x

Irene said...

I really love this idea!

Nadine said...

Hephaestus is gorgeous - you're so clever!

lopi said...

God, we Greeks are so cool! We even have a God to protect thieves!
I love your Hermes smirk, by the way.
Maybe you can do an Athena, goddess of wisdom, next time? I'd love to see that.

Kat George said...

As a Greek I can tell you this is great. I especially love your Hephaestus.

Shayela said...

Yeah, your Hephaestus is especially gorgeous. Tavi, you have been getting prettier and prettier, no matter what you say to the contrary.

Sondra said...

Hehe, I wrote an essay on Hephaestus.

I like the last one a lot, but they're all pretty cool, despite bringing back memories of mercilessly boring English classes.

Awesome Blossom said...

the best: hermes

AFitz said...

Calling Hephaestus "Hephatitus" isn't nearly as bad as the time I was writing about Hermes and due to an unfortunate typo wrote about "Herpes." The tights in the last one are my favourites

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Lynn Page said...

Artemis is my favorite god too, and you did an awesome job translating her fierce care for nature in your outfit. By the way, I think you should definitely keep the leather Hephaestus pants.

Anonymous said...

your artemis and hermes are 'mazing.

i had to do a report on the goddess iris a few years ago. she's like the female version of hermes and her symbol is a RAINBOW!

maisie #1 and #2 said...

the hephaestus pants are great. they make a nice change from skintight leather. also the hermes tights are so, so, so amazing. thumbs up.
/#2

Bellinda said...

Back in seventh grade, I played Helen of Troy in Euripides' The Trojan Women. I can't say I pulled together a costume as marvelously inventive as these, but I did wear a spiffy magenta cape constructed from a wrap-around dance skirt. (And glasses, alas. I doubt Helen had astigmatism or double vision.)

The Hermes character suits you perfectly! Hephaestus is wonderful, too.

Bobby Blue said...

haha those are all super aweseome. I'm debating with myself which one I like best, but I really don't know.

I've been following your blog for a while now and I love it :D and the other day I was wearing my favorite pair of thights.. I think you'll like them.. I don't quite know why I think that, I just do. http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9710/blablapc5.jpg It's a bad picture.. but you get the idea.

That was a useless comment. But hey.. I don't really care..

A girl said...

When I saw this I knew my fav would be Artemis, but as I scrolled down I began to doubt myself more and more.... for a person who is not easily perplexed good job Tavi.

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the late writings of me said...

When I saw this I knew my fav would be Artemis, but as I scrolled down I began to doubt myself more and more.... for a person who is not easily perplexed good job Tavi.

p.s wish you woud visit my blog (or anyone for that matter):

www.the-existance-of-me.blogspot.com

My Fashion Frenzy said...

Love the tights in the last pic. Very fun!

LJ said...

Tavi you are such a genuis.
I want all of those outfits to be on my body each day this week.
It's just not fair how much style can exist in just one person!

Emily said...

Love the Hephaestus and Artemis looks.

Ryeg said...

You are Fabulous!!

saludos desde Chileee!!

Style Magnet; Sara said...

Hephaestus is the best-us! Wow. I'm lame. But seriously, you rock it. That & Artemis are my faves.

Isabel said...

This is EPIC! My fave is Artemis, but you make one badass Helios in those highlighter tights!!!

jennine said...

i also love artemis.. but she's always been my favorite anyway. ;)

WendyB said...

I love your Aphrodite. And a friend of mine used to call me a stubborn little goat a long time ago! How weird.

Emily Rose said...

the hephaestus look is incredible. You look so chic!

Bob said...

That's the best description of Artemis I've ever heard:)

laia. said...

love love love artemis

juan said...

hermes is so spot on :)

KD said...

I LOVE all these outfits, especially all of them especially specially Hephastus and Artemis - I'd wear both those in a second. And man, you are SO LUCKY to have a pair of leather pants!! Gezz, I'm jealous. ;-)

Elisa said...

INCROIABLE!!!
I love the theme; the last 2 in particular were great.

Ingrid The Kids Meal said...

Your interpration of gods is beautiful, the one I heart the most is Aphrodite (obviusly) the garments you are using in the picture are lovely. Oh, I read how you edited your pictures, turns out I use exactly the same (maybe because both are free..) so anyways, have a magnific Sunday, read ya!

Ashford said...

i like artemis!

Amelia said...

This is so cool! I love the Hephaestus one.

KEREN said...

How I enjoyed looking at your interpretations of the Gods and Goddesses! Your creativity is pretty amazing.
;)

Anonymous said...

i really like this, tavi, thanks!

Anonymous said...

i really like this, tavi, thanks!

Miss Mimi said...

ahahah what a cute idea!!!!! i love your hermes.

Anna Shapiro said...

your my fucking here
no pun intended :p

Emy said...

Artemis and Hermes are my favorites!

sayyrayy said...

Do Hades or Poseidon! I thought Greek mythology was one of the best assigned readings I had to do in school
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Tinapunk said...

love this!

Mademoiselle Naomi said...

"Artemis could kick your ass with a bow and arrow" : I love it. :)
In French we used to say "elle est impayable", it means that you are really funny.
And clever.
Your blog is amazing. :)

1234 said...

so creative! i love all of these/

Pashupati said...

Hephaestus looks elegant. Really.

Angela said...

i personally enjoy your hermes and hephaestus the most, but you did SUCH a gorgeous job on all of the outfits <3

i wish i had your creativity ahh

M.J. said...

I love the leather pants - keep them! I just got an amazing pair of customized 80s levis covered in leather zebra stripes - hooray for leather pants!

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annabel said...

as a classicist, i approve

AFitz said...

I was looking at pictures from Copenhagen fashion week and these pants seem like something you'd wear:
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9263/12339660252previewcf2.jpg

sefi said...

Artemis outfit is my favorite. gorgeous!

elaine said...

the hephatitus outfit is beautiful

p.s. my facebook status laments the fact that a 12 year old is cooler than me (19)

tavi, you are clearly kicking agism in the butt and being wonderfully stylin at the same time

aimée said...

is it just me or do all these mythology stuff sound like stds? Hephaestus made me giggle. but that outifit made me wow.

so yeah. wow.

lucille said...

Hi tavi ! you look so great ! love all your clothes ! an d love your style ! cant say noting because your so great !
bye

L'armadio del delitto said...

Good idea! Very original!

Nemesia said...

Hello Tavi
I wanted to recommend you a Spanish photographer you might like, his name is Eugenio Recuenco.

http://www.eugeniorecuenco.com/fichas/442.html

Congrats for your blog, I love it.

Neme

stealthnerd said...

I really like what you did with the Artemis look--great interpretation.

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Leila said...

I especially like the take on Hephaestus and Hermes. It's weird to see you in trousers but you who gives; you dress awesome.

It's funny because when I read, "Hephaestus" I thought of an STD :/

sootjeelina said...

hey Tavi!
i realy love youre style! also love the idea from the mythes! love you (i'm sorry that i'm using the word love so many times)

Devery said...

Those are fantastic!

(fellow D'Aulaire's fan!).

Usigli Serato said...

This is wonderful. You should check out the D'Aulaire's audio book. I listen to them as I fall asleep at night.

Britte said...

Woah
Hermes = wonderful.
I have the same tights!

You should try Aries next... that would be interesting

I'm trying to do some outfits based off of Dante's Inferno - definitely not working out as well as your Greek gods though

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Nice and Shiny said...

How perfect is the Hermes outfit! Spot on, for sure!!
All the outfits are awsesome, I love dressing in themes... probably one of the most fun things to do.
You shoul try Persephone/Kore, on of Zeus's many daughters. That would be really cool making an outfit around her, how she splits her time between the underworld and earth.

These outfits are totally going to help me study for my Ancient Greek culture class, I'm going to tape them to flash cards. LOL!

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Kinderwhore Redefined said...

This is great. I'm a huge fan of how elegant the outfit for aphrodite looks.

Keep on rocking.

Kate said...

i love greek mythology & you just made it a hundred times better!! your outfits & photos are great.

Ashley said...

hahahah amazing, i love it!

white lightning said...

hermes and hephaestus! god this is a genius idea.

Sunset said...

Favorites HAVE TO BE either Artemis or Hermes. I love everything about Artemis but the Hermes is swaing me because of the sweet-ass cape and smirk!

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MeryJane said...

girl you're seriously good!
x

Theresa said...

Aphrodite, goddess of love is my favourite, I think I'm addicted to your style, love it

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Anonymous said...

tout simplement ravissant , décalé .


J'ADORE !!


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keira antoia rose said...

Adore mythology.
Adore your outfits.
Adore this post.

xoxo Isabella Clarisse xoxo
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Samantha Swaczyk said...

Simply amazing! Creativity through garments at its best :]

Patrice Ü said...

Gotta love those Hermes tights :D
mythology+you+dressup=A-MA-ZINGGG

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Hanna said...

Oh, my brilliant little creature, your historically minded pathos has done me PROUD! Hug?

Yi Lin said...

love love love this post, and you look like a mini anna wintour in artemis!

alyssarz said...

I love Hermes and Artemis. She's one of the most amazing female characters ever... one of the few who don't need a man or rescuing. Agh, amazing. Your interpretations are muy inspiring.

She's Dressing Up said...

As a Classical Studies uni student who spends all day long reading about Greek and Roman gods, I have to say that this is the best thing ever!
I think my favourite god is Apollo, but I've no idea why. Or maybe Athene! =]

naam vergeten said...

i love the pink outfit.

Amanda said...

i love your take on Artemis!

Katie Beth said...

Oooh, I love this post! I especially love Hephaestus, Aphrodite, and Artemis.
Okay, I love them all.
You be too cool for wordzzz.

Ross said...

When are you going to do another theme week?

june said...

i love this.

Kaya said...

nice.

hippypoptimus said...

ehehe!it's really funny but you are a bit overdressed for a greek godess (see, the wore just a sheet!). I n'joyed it a lot! I'm Olympia and I am from Greece by the way and i love your blog. check mine if you'd like http://hippypoptimus.blogspot.com/

Irene Pal said...

I like your version of these Greek gods... Bravo from Greece!

amateur idler said...

I dressed as Hermes (geek alert) for myths class once. But my, um... ensemble (cut up grandma dress, spray-painted boots from the inside of roller blades) was not nearly as sweet as yours. The D'Aulaires basically ruled my fourth grade world.

Lorelai● said...

love Hermes!!!

kisses from greece!

Tabi said...

I love the outfits!!

Bri said...

I like you interpreted Artemis! Greek mythology is so much fun.
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Dahl said...

I love Helios and Artemis!! the emotions on your face are great, and your body language...fabulous the way you've paired these clothes!!!