April 11, 2009

are you there jah it's me ras trent

I got the new issue of Lula today and obvz loved it. It has way more articles and actual writing than past ones which I love because you have lots to look at AND read, and suddenly $16 sounds a lot less crazy. The last issue focused on those weirdo awesome girls that sit in the back of your high school class drawing Marvin the Martian and lighting their cigarettes using the rubber on the bottom of their Docs; dark characters like Wednesday Addams and Lydia Deetz and whatnot. This one focuses on the eccentric, kooky and young-at-heart grandma I say I'll be when I'm older when I'll really just sit around laughing at stupid youngsters on reality shows and using "I'M OLD" to make my tiny grandchildren get me things. And in 60 years-if the Internet hasn't become obsolete to like, floating heads of knowledge/the world hasn't exploded or burned-my grandchildren will read this EXACT post and suddenly lose any respect they had for me. So Moonbeam, Clair, Dylan, if you're reading this, granny needs some non-caffeinated peppermint tea and a pack of mini muffins. Fat free, please, doc says it's bad for my diet.thrifted blazer, striped skirt, cardigan. marimekko purse (on skirt). drugstore tights. vintage doc martens. mom's old shirts (purple one worn as skirt.) f21 glasses.
Lula is also great at showing how you can draw inspiration from anywhere- they have these awesome watercolor paintings, collages, some chick that built huge dollhouses in the middle of East Jesus, Nowhere. One of my favorite features is the one on Little Edie Bouvier, and my least favorite is probz the one where Erin Fetherston interviewed because she just annoys me. Look at me! I'm whimsical! This probably means I also slaughter puppies in my spare time and sit on orphans! But let's not assume or judge or be negative, I'm BEYOND THAT.
One thing Lula continues to do with lots of their editorials is make them SUPER blurry. I know their thing is "dreamland" etc but when you do a feature about some chick and have a load of models modeling her clothes, clearly to promote the clothes, but you make it so blurry I can't SEE THE CLOTHES, we have a bit of a problem, and it requires me hitting the caps lock key, which is far too much work, and we all know I hate work. Nevertheless, worth the $16. Can always depend on Lula. Ily Lula. Come have some fat free blueberry muffins.
So I dressed super girly/kinda Luella-inspired today in honor of this life changing event. Note how such a thing makes me act like a possesed buck-toothed cretin.So I've decided to stop thinking "hey someone should design this and then I can buy it from them with whatever crap I have in my pocket (half a car sticker, paper clip, old gum, yes I pretend I'm a character from Arthur)" and actually try making stuff myself. Revolutionary idea, I know. Sewing machines are evil and out to kill me so I think I'll do it all by hand. Wish me luck (hardee har har.)
Lots of tulle, and that neon crossing guard reflector stuff to make a huge hairbow, White Lightning styyyyle.
I also decided to look through the dress up box we have in our basement since the last time I did so I had different ideas of what I consider to be wearable.
Gonna use the fabric from this hat to make another hairbow.
These just BEG to be made into some time of psycho headpiece as well. Or possibly permanent glasses frames.
These just barely fit and I'm mad I didn't find them before my feet mutated but they are the perfect witchy boots.
Oh look at me I'm an awesome magenta hat I'm too big-headed (lol punz lol) to fit on top of the turntable I'm so extreme and next levz I require a hand to hold me up whoaaaa come hail me hail me little people
These actually fit me and are not hard to walk in so uh yay for the first slightly feminine pair of shoes I own.
And if you've gotten to the end of this post since it's so freaking long, let me present the awesome boots Rumi sent me as your award! (what, I reward myself with looking at pretty shoes I don't own! No fr srs, I do. Everyone should follow this tumblr.)
I could live in these things. Comfy beyond belief and go with everything my floral docs can't. Looky, an outfit!charlotte rouse blouse. thrifted flannel and calvin klein scarf. i heart norwegian wood skirt. blue skirt found in dress up box. drugstore tights. boots from rumi.
Time to work on my tulle project whilst laughing at Acara Efron. I'm going to read Lula right before going to sleep and hopefully it'll give me good dreams!
xx

75 comments:

Lightning Heart said...

gah, i love those skeleton frames!

Ruta said...

i adore the outfits, especially the last one, those shoes are to die for.

yeah, i've started realising i should just make my own clothes. i'm trying to just do some diy's. today i made a ghostbuster tee. saved myself $20.

lookuglyinaphotograph.com

Kate <3 said...

I love the boots on you!!!!!

Christine said...

I love the grey boots! Shame that they might not fit anymore!

Heyla said...

cool shoes..tavi, what shoe size are you?

Huey & Dewey & Louie said...

omg. rumi sent you something? *drool*
last outfit looks great!

channy xx

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Booga said...

that issue of lula is epic, but not as epic as SNL's ras trent skit. I laughed so hard the first time I saw it (on hulu) that I'm sure the neighbors thought someone was torturing me, and hit replay about 3 times.

nice post

Tavi said...

thaaaanks guys <3
Heyla- Around a 2 in US womens (sad, I know). 1s and 3s work too most of the time.

AFitz said...

ahh I do agree about the blurry pictures! They are nice once in a while but on eof my biggest criticisms with Lula (alongside the fact that they start every interivew with "we meet up with xx to talk about x, x, and xing her x") is that they overdo it...my best friend is a photographer and she gets so frustrated flipping through, going "BLURRY PICTURES DO NOT ARTISTIC MAKE!!"

That being said I have to disagree with you about Erin Fetherston. Not just saying this cause we're tight (sorta. she wrote "xoxoxo" on my facebook wall once; I died). Seriously though. I don't think she's going to be the next Galliano or anything but firstly I think her ~whimsy~-ness is genuine, and it's cool to see her videos/collections/constant collabs with Ellen VU and Lula and Zooey Deschanel, it's a good formula and I do think she mixes it up; like her last collection, still feminine and dress up but darker than what she usually does, with the Witchy aspect. It was a neat way for her to play with her typical aesthetic - granted it wasn't terribly original, it reminded me of the Luella and Miu Miu shows (the oens they paid homage to in Lula issue 7, can't remember the exact seasons) and for that reason I don't think Erin is the be all end all of fashion designers, but she's fun.

And thus ends my novel of a comment. Must go sleep/study now.

<33!

Em said...

love the last outfit..I have a pair of very similar boots and although I wouldn't say I personally own vast amounts of flannel, it's the thang where I live. Also, I couldn't help but laugh at what I assume is the unintentionally angelic glow which is emanating from the top left corner of the photo..I know you resent the patronizing "she's such a cute widdle 12 year old" but you look very child-cute minus the patronizingness.

Lizzipoo said...

Girl, don't be scared of sewing machines. If you start now you can easily become an expert over time. I think you should go for it, you obvz have a great eye for design.

David Casavant said...

I love your 50's glasses!

www.davidcasavant.net

Ashford said...

the magenta hat killed me.

portillon said...

You are awesome. And your writing makes me laugh.

JessRuby said...

that's a change purse on your (first) skirt, right? if it is - oh my gosh, so creative and convenient! if not, ignore this now irrelevant comment.

Nadine said...

Great post, Tavi - I laughed my head off, especially at the magenta hat. You absolutely SHOULD learn to sew, and if it weren't for our vast geographical disparity, I'd teach you myself. That last picture is stunning- you are so beautiful.

Maverick Malone said...

Fabulous post, tavi
I've been working with a lot of tulle, lately, too. I just finished a brown and green paint splattered-looking dress that has brown tulle underneath, and I also bought white bright pink and pale pink. I used the bright for another dress I'm making, but NO idea what I'm going to do with the white :P
Good luck with your project!

I love that last picture of you :)

xox, mavi

Lily said...

link lulu please, i can't find it online :s. unless they deliver to Australia?

Lily said...

link lulu please, i can't find it online :s. unless they deliver to Australia?

Cassiopeia said...

woo!! both those outfits are just freaking immense girl! loving the dress-up box rummaging too :-D you're just so creative!

that issue of lula was indeed just the best - and i join you in your feeling towards erin featherstone... she cannot be the real deal, surely!!!

xxxc

http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

AlexAlcohol said...

aww love your last outfit, the boots are amazing! i hate it when you find clothes later on after youve become huge (or it seems like it)

what an amazing, gorgeous girl you are. newcomer to your blog and its wonderful, such good style and OMG i love queen marie, queen michelle, susie bubble as well!
xxx

Rebecca said...

Hey hey!

Forstår du norsk?

Kom akkurat over bloggen din,stilen din er helt UTROLIG!!

Jeg er 19 år og reiser til NYC i August for å studere fashion management..

Hvor bor du i USA?

ryen paulo said...

i love the magenta hat, so chic. lols
hi tavi, heard of you thru bryanboy's sight. from now on im followin your blog...
can you puh-lease give me a lookbook invite? my email's matapobre1986@hotmail.com...
puhlease?
thanks!

2sugarsplease said...

Link to lula..
www.lulamag.com/index.html

The new issue isn't out yet on the website but its good to flick through and find inspiration...

Im from the UK so got the new issue a couple week back , I love the giant doll house in their.

Well Tavi love the blazer and the boots !!!

I'm new to blogging and i find your blog quite inspirational, I actually did a post on you the other day on my boyfriends blog take a look ....

propperganda.wordpress.com/

love
little tortoise xx

corrie said...

Is that a little kisslock bag sewn into your skirt? How awesome. And you matched your outfit to the cover of Lula!

Erin Fetherston is a one trick pony, bleh.

Also, if you want to take baby steps with a sewing machine, you can get a little battery operated one like this: http://www.amazon.com/Jo-Ann-Stores-RX-07-Cordless-Machine-Red/dp/B001EE9SIQ

...cheap, and works pretty well.

aandhblog said...

Ha, I'm all about shopping in the dressups. Good look with future sewing endeavors!

-Hannah

Isabel said...

AMAZING POST! I love your Lula outfit so much! Yes!!

sarah said...

the last one is severely awesome, looks kind of like RL on drugs (maybe just the eerie glow of backlighting...)

KD said...

Love both outfits, especially the 2nd one, and now I need to go buy Lula.

bobb said...

I'll bet that someday your grand kids will look back at your blog and be very pleased with their grandma.

stephanie said...

That last photo is absolutely excellent. And that issue of Lula is amazing as well! Good job, Tavi.

All the best,
Stephanie
http://sleepingundermybed.blogspot.com/

indigotangerine said...

i really need Lula. However I can never find it, and never justify spending that much money on it.
"Look at me! i'm whimsical!"
made me laugh so hard.
I almost can't wait to get old. I'll be one of those people who scare children by growing thier hair out long, wearing a turban and lots of gold lame. Ah the fun I will have.
-indigo

Lara said...

i agree, this issue of Lula seems much better than their others....I LOVE YOUR BOOTS!!!! there absolutely gorgeous. i have similar Kickers pair but i dont wear nearly as half as i should.
*love*

L xxx

Susan said...

Haha i'm glad someone feels the same way as me about Erin Fetherston. Could you make me more jealous about not having Lula?!

LadyRed said...

Love the boots! Especially with the combo of the Norwegian Wood skirt and flannel.

I am starting to make my own clotes too, in addition to re-purposing old ones. Thrift stores are now fabric shops.

Quinn said...

i love lula

Mica M. said...

luv those boots! and the last outfit.

Would u like to come to my new blog? I would luv to have a comment by you!

sorry for my english...

Rapa said...

I love plaid. Plaid plaid plaid.

Elisa said...

I really really really like the Arthur connection.

Did you realize that April 9th just passed? AKA the day where the fire alarm was set off?

My friends and I got very excited and wanted to pull the alarm/be very paranoid of our dads at work.

*wink, wink

Annabel said...

ugh, i still can't find lula anywhere!

Shin said...

I love Lula! Never bought an issue once but read it all in a bookstore everytime the new one comes out. I think the last photo belongs in the magazine! So pretty! Your comment on Erin Fetherston is hilarious! I love her collections though. xxoxoxoxo

Sunset said...

You are ridiculously hilarious. And Arthur references OWN!

Alice X said...

whoa the last picture is soo editorial like. i love your styling of the boots:)

alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

Crystal said...

Oh god Tavi, how do you mix your prints so terrifically?

xAZD said...

nice boots!! and really cute outfit :)
www.xazddesign.com

megan said...

great post.
i JUST bought Lula yesterday and can't wait to read it. those skeleton glasses are cool yet they really freak me out. the last picture of you in the plaid is great! basically everything in this post is great.

megan / http://mallratcouture.blogspot.com

Curly Girl said...

That first outfit is SO Luella - love it!

"Acara Efron" - I think you may have actually discovered some kind of dark, Neopets-and-High-School-Musical-were-in-cahoots-all-along type scandal here, Tavi...

Ellie said...

oh god. that very last picture could be something out of a little indy fashion mag. i lovelovelovelovelove it. if i could, i would buy you a pizza.

voguemanie said...

i love those shoes!!!!

The Spelunkers said...

TAVI TAVI RAS TRENT.
LA LA DONNIE DARKO GLASSES YEE.
DUM DUM DA DUM MARC JACOBS PERRY ELLIS GRUNGE WIT THOSE BOOTSSSSS....
next time I'll make it rhyme
--the lightning

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

the last photo is really beautiful

areej said...

I love your fashion perspective, and the "perfect witchy boots" are completely epic.

Annie said...

your blazer is super fantastic.

style-magnet said...

I have yet to find a way to make the mismatching plaids in my closet work. Love your take on Luella.

white lightning said...

MORE STUFF ON OUR HEADS IN OH NINE!!!

satay said...

I'm dying to know how you got that great effect on the last photo? It's a bit soft and dreamy, can you kindly tell me what you did specifically? Love your flickr pics. You've such talent!

Malin said...

Love your style!

An (ex) alien in new york said...

I've decided to go for some docs and i'm now spoilt for choice. I think I'm going either shiny black patent or HOT PINK.

BEcause...well...why not?

An (ex) alien in new york said...

I've decided to go for some docs and i'm now spoilt for choice. I think I'm going either shiny black patent or HOT PINK.

BEcause...well...why not?

Isquisofrenia said...

you have such a cute style
im loving the last outfit
and i want those boots!!!

alice said...

I do love that pink hat. Very "My fair Lady"! xxxx

Leah said...

that last pic is awesome.

MT Days & Nights said...

kinda obsessed with those boots.

Helena. said...

serious witchy boot envy!

Diane said...

I love your picture and outfit. It's like in the magasine, it's very awesome. Well, as everyday :)
xx

http://dianeplayground.blogspot.com

Tiphanie said...

J'adore ton blog, ton style, tes photos ! Tu es vraiment très chou :)

La-Mode-Défile : Anne-Julie said...

Hey tavi !
I'm a french girl from Paris
I heard about you on a french magazine so i went on your blog to see your work
I don't have much time to read all you've done on "tavithegirlintow"
but as soon as I can I'm gonna read everything

PS : Sorry if I used bad english
You have a great personal style. Girls in Paris don't have much personnality and are all closed by the same way. It's really nice to see people who have their own style
I have a blog about fashion
http://la-mode-defile.skyrock.com/
i think that could be great to know more about you. You seem like an interesting girl so leave me a com sa could be awsome !

Byebye Annejulie

permanently black and blue said...

you're an absolute style prodigy. not only are you the coolest 13 year old ever, but i had such a great sense of style and coordination at your age, and even now :)

cohen said...

omg, i just found you and i think i'm in love already. you might just be the coolest person on the internet. you give me so much inspiration! i'll make sure to put you amoung my favorite posts så that i never forget to check in here every now and then. all creds to you!

Kinderwhore Redefined said...

Oh shit. Those boots are exception. Feeling the Grunge

Izumihiiiflower said...

i love this picture, you are raqlly cute, it is very rustic!
i love it!
^^

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