April 8, 2009

in our malls, in my fried chicken house

I wrote about the cage skirt Angie from I Heart Norwegian Wood made for me last week because I was just too excited for it to come, now it finally DID and it is even greater than I thought! The ruffles are perfect, since it's black it'll go with anything and the metal buttons and zipper make it a little less girly. I'm not just saying this because I love Angie or as if she put me under some psycho contract to only say nice things, it's seriously damn good quality and something I'd definitely pick up if I saw it in a store. As a frugal granny that's more at home at the Salvation Army than any retail store, I hardly fork over more than $10 for a piece of clothing without feeling guilty, but I would definitely pay full price for this. It will get lots of wear, thanks to its versatility, AND without being worn out, thanks to the good quality. Angie and I did a spacegirl tee-for-skirt exchange so I didn't pay full price, but as the skirt is more expensive than the shirt I did pay an amount more than $10, quite happily.
She surprised me with an epic polka dot skirt she made herself and a copy of Worn as well. Both the skirts look insannnnely good together, especially with the spacegirl tee since the off-white color matches the dots.
Monday night (skirts arrived in the afternoon):tavi spacegirl tee, i heart norwegian wood skirts, drugstore tights, vintage gifted coat, thrifted shoes
Today was very middle school-y. Sometimes I have to stop myself and ask, "Am I in an episode of Lizzie McGuire, or is everything really this pathetic?"
mom's shirt, vintage blazer hangin off ma shoulda, thrifted calvin klein headscarf, drugstore tights, i heart norwegian wood skirt
And this I wore to see Rent last night, it is probably my favorite outfit I've worn so far this year (holy wtf, it's April already?!) The Rodarte tights are very delicate so I only wear them on ~special~ days, like when I meet Queen Elizabeth and Rei all at the same time, but seeing my favorite play with my best friend obvz called for them. Do not even get me started on Rent...Um, it was amazingandidiedandcriedanddiedagain and ok, is it alright to babble on about it as long as it is slightly fashion related? Angel's costume was the best and makes me wish they made tranny clothes for 12 year olds. But that would be morally wrong and socially unacceptable and I am obviously very moral-oriented and my top priority is to solidify the social norm.
vintage black tulle-collared shirt, mom's old wool coat buttoned weirdly, leather skirt from Jen, i heart norwegian wood cage skirt, rodarte tights, slow and steady wins the race shoes.
Oh, my mom owns lots of paper boxes (I don't know why) and adding a clip to one is just the perfect weirdo headpiece I've been looking for.
This coat is vintage and a very very generous gift.. it is slightly glamorous and I would like to wear a very unglamorous outfit underneath to annoy people.
OK, time for Passover Table Setting 101 with my mom. So far it has gone like this:
Mom: When arranging vegetables on a platter, put all the carrots either together or spread around evenly, not in two awkward clumps, one of which looks like an evil bunny.
Me: It's supposed to be Woody Allen. And the carrots are gonna get eaten anyway.
Mom: Yes, but it's nice. It makes people feel relaxed and like they're somewhere special.
Me: But they're coming to our house.
Mom: But we can make them feel like they're somewhere special! Aren't you into that, with your fashion? Feeling like you're somewhere or someone else?
Me: Yeah, but.. they're carrots. And I want to go get some crackers.
Mom: No crackers for you, it's Passover!
Me: Oh. Right. That. Well. If I eat all the carrots now am I excused from arranging them nicely? Like Bruce Bogtrotter?

Ugh, that didn't sweeten the deal. The carrots look decent but still not very nice. I am not a housekeeping figure. I think I'll just force my sister to be my maid when I'm older.

85 comments:

Cassiopeia said...

hehe great passover story... sounds like my gran when it comes to serving christmas dinner!

every day i become more and more enamoured with the cage skirts... soon i'm gonna crack!!!

LOVE rent. think i'm going to die with love for that coat, and def plan on clipping an origami box to my hair for the theatre next week!

thanks for all the lovely inspiration!

xxxc

http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

laia. said...

woah tavz! aall of these are incredible!
all the black and white in that first outfit is too much for me too handle. i want it!

Lightning Heart said...

oh man, that box hairpiece is brilliant!

cswslaura said...

wow that skirt is really awesome, it goes with everything. great post and the box thing is really cool

hazel said...

my passover (so far)

me: mom can you help me study french
mom: NO, NO I CAN'T I'M...I'M FLUSTERED AND I NEED TO SET THE TABLE AND-AND-AND ANDDDD

yeah. she's stressin.
yah well i get to wear masks with my cousins in the forms of the plagues they're quite fashionable

April said...

dude. can't even fracking get over the box on your head, i love it so much.

helen said...

that skirt is stunning (:

Ruta said...

lmfao. your mom sounds awesome.

i think the looks you've posted are def my faves that i've ever seen you wear. that polka dot skirt is amazing. i wish i had it. :)

AnaMG said...

hey rookie

these outfits are coolz
the first one is my favorite..

the paper box hat - I used to make those boxes all the time! but not as hats.

any hoot this is a great idea--- "I think I'll just force my sister to be my maid when I'm older."

emily said...

Such nice wittle shoes :3
your hair looks real nice too, very soft and fluffy. the cage skirt is beautiful.

superduck1233 said...

tavi! don't despair- you aren't in a hillary duff tv show, middle school really is that pathetic. But i promise it gets better! (sort of...)
haha keep being fierce!
btw, I love love love the coat. rock it!

...love Maegan said...

you are so creative and fabulous! I wish I had a blog when I was 12! I'm fairly sure I've seen you on lookbook too, no?

K@terina B. said...

YOU RE SOOO CUTE...i bet everyone tells ya...the pink shirt's lovely...i wish i had such style at ur age....!!!!

sodejablue said...

I was at Rent last night too! I assume you went to the 7:30 show, when the lights randomly went out for a few minutes. Oh, the business we call show.

That box hairpiece is utterly fab.

Wardrobe Princess said...

you're so cute!

i'm 12yr. old too and i'm just a new blogger.

you're my inspiration!
visit my blog...

http://wardrobeprincess.blogspot.com/

corrie said...

Dude, paper box as a hat is the best accessory you've dreamed up yet. Angie's stuff looks awesome too. If I didn't just lose my job I'd order one of those cage skirts ASAP. She's truly talented...and you're truly imaginative. Perfect combo.

brodie said...

oh wow, that skirt really is amazing! i was just scrolling down going
"this one's my favourite...no! this one is!....wait, box hat!? THIS is my favourite!"
now i'm just confused and need to go lie down.

Heyla said...

great outfits.
where did you get your rodarte tights?

Annie said...
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the golden fairy princess said...

haha, funny passover story. i went to some people's house and they served gefilte fish that looked like the pig hearts i had to dissect in sixth grade. pretty gross food in general. hope you had fun too!

olga d said...

jesus tavi. so much for my hopes to marry you off when you're 15. no man will have you what with your terrible Passover Table Setting skills.

i see that cage skirt is working out quite nicely.

bobb said...

Wonderful and witty post as always:) Happy Passover Tavi!

The New York Times has an article today about a Seder for pets.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/09/business/media/09adco.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Artur Andrade said...

hehe,

Em said...

loved this post, and Rent outfit, very cool. The cage skirt looks swee t as was expected. Also nice Passover story, mine aren't quite the same, more my grandmother & mother arguing over who's going to peel the carrots..both carrot related though.

Christine said...

I am in love with your Rent outfit! Anddddd, I'm going to have to say that I'd feel a bit more relaxed if my carrots were shaped like Woody Allen :o

Kathleen said...

LOL, i forgot all about passover, cus i'm a Irish girl just getting over being tortured by my Grandma on St. Patrick's day.
that leather skirt is awesome!

Long-Leg Lew said...

you are great!
I love the blog it's also great!

Nice and Shiny said...

Yey for cage skirts! Looks fabittyfabfab, of course cuz its from Norweigan wood!
I saved the box headband pic, how awesome does that look!! I am so tempted to ruffle through my gift wrap container to find a littl box... then spray paint it black and be insanely cool. Seriously AWESOME!!!
Word up for Rent too! I never thought I'd be one to love musicals, but the songs are just too dang awesome and addictive

Happy carrot arranging!
<3<3<3

Gabriela said...

best outfit post i've seen in a while! you really have it going on, little lady! the pink shirt/polka dot skirt combo is awesommm and OMG CUTE COAT?

yessss!

http://unspoiledbird.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Loved this! Your outfit is super amazing and I think it's pretty much my favorite of yours right now.

sharon said...

dude polkadots. i love how you wore it.
you're craaaazy lucky. i want quite a few things from her shop but i have no idea how paypal works so until i do..i'm left cage-less and harness-less

rachel in wonderland said...

oh i've always enjoy your black-infused get-ups the most. i'm not sure if it is because the black layers & fabrics seem to reflect your rapid maturing w/in fashion, or whether its just my own style..but who can ever get too much black in their wardrobe !

Curly Girl said...

Aaah the Rodarte tights - just...joy!

You're so lucky that you got to see Rent - it was on in London briefly last year but it was called Rent - Remixed and was horrible and they changed the music and the whole dynamic of the show and, well, I died...in the bad way...

haylin said...

oh, i really like this first one and the last one!
killer~

Lottie said...

ha sounds pretty amazing!cannot believe you are so young,you have amazing style!
would you like to exchange links?it would be an honour!
x

KD said...

Leather skirt/cage skirt = match made in heaven!

chicknamedhermia said...

I adore Rent!
I saw it on Broadway 2 years ago and went to a Dublin performance a couple of weeks ago!
Everytime I see it, I fall deeper in love!

Frederic Betancourt. said...

I love the skirt and how U worn it..
kisses!

maddie said...

amazing outfits :)

me.lanie said...

I realize you get this all the time from your 3294045956940954 admirers, but you fascinate me.

Isabel said...

Those Rodarte tights are amazing. Your outfits make me happy.

Maddie said...

I heart your Rodarte tights, and I have always wanted a pair. How much did you pay for them? haha

and passover story, noice. I experienced that last night too. yayz for matz0oh. heeheee have a good Passover Tavi!

p.s.
your cage skirt/polka dot skirt from I heart Norweigan Wood are amazing. I definitely want to order some stuff from that brand. so wonderful :)

owkaholiic said...

I don't celebrate Passover, but have a good one!

so many ways to wear that cage skirt..

Hilan said...

fanstactic

trina's reality said...

chic-est and amazing outfits. ;]

jem and mad said...

happy passover... and dont worry i know exactly what u feel... my mom was just as stressed as yours, they sure act crazy when people come over, dont they? love ur outfits btw... please check out my blog http://framestheworld.blogspot.com/
thanks!

Maverick said...

I really like that middle outfit, and I adore the headpieces!! :)

xx. mavi

Shin said...

Love your outfits in the first pictures! Those rodarte tights are amazing and your headpiece is slightly odd but fabulous! xxoxoxoxo

cemeteryinparis said...

happy passover Tavi! hope you ready the four questions perfectly!

Gwendolyn said...

Thouroughly enjoyed that passover conversation and I too am really really not the "housekeeping type" The first outfit is great and the two skirts complement each other nicely. The "hangin off ma shoulda" shot is really lovely too, you look swell, just swell.
Happy Passover

Tavi said...

Thanks guys!

Rodarte tights = gift from Laura and Kate Mulleavy (I can't believe it either, post here: http://tavi-thenewgirlintown.blogspot.com/2009/01/adrewsrtfkuiuyb87r5tfgh.html )

And YES, I was at the 7:30 show where the lights went off! It made me feel *special*

Claudia said...

i love the rodarte tights thats amazing!

Metempsicosis. said...

Tomorrow is maaaah birthday! :3

greetings (:

Anibel said...

I must admit you are the most creative, blogger, 'fashionista' out there. Despite your age, you are way beyond your maturity level.

I admire you a whole lot.
Keep up the awesome work
I am looking forward to see more from you in the future.

Amy Grace said...

HOLY MOLY. I saw you going into Rent, and texted my friend "Wow - I saw this girl that was a dead ringer for Tavi." I had no idea you lived around here... Probs because I am not so good at the reading. If you ever want to dress up like trannies, I'm your lady. (It is my secret wish to dress like a drag queen every day.)

Bianca and Isabella said...

love your style
xx

the crumpet girls
http://crumpetsandt.blogspot.com

Tavi said...

Metempsicosis- Congratulations I am very happy for you
Amy Grace- CRAZYTOWN. I guess I would call myself a dead ringer for Tavi. And I'll take you up on the drag queen clothes eventually.

Rumi said...

Mmm last pic - coat + tights + peeking cage...so money.

Boots are on their way to you as I TYPE. So exciting. So hope they fit.

The Weekness said...

Is it a coincidence that I also saw Rent for the first time when I was 12? I think not.

I'm so glad the skirts
a)fit
b)look great
c)look great TOGETHER
d)are making you happy

I'm also blown away by the fact that a design of mine is being worn at the same time as a piece by Rodarte. I love those girls, they tug at my handcrafted heartstrings.

xo
angie

Victoria-H said...

Sooo adorable !

Apple said...

I heart cage skirts, your "theatre" look is the best thing ever (i'd try to stick a box on my head too, but it would never look as fantastic as it does on you!)

P.S.
I agree with you, Woody Allen version is way better...

http://eciujelppa.blogspot.com/

Non Faux said...

YO TAV,
i sent you a twitter request.
the account name is 'Ashley__K'
<3

WendyB said...

LOL @ the carrot story.

Chiara Kael said...

i'm going to steal your wonderful blue wall..

Chi'

cocorosa said...

wow wow wow!! you are amazing!! :) xoxo

R. said...

I love that last outfit most of all, but they're all excellent. The cage skirt is quite wonderful and I'm excited to see all the ways you'll wear it.

And middle school really is ridiculous. I think it's probably the most pointless and awkward time in everybody's life. Things get so much better once you get to high school and beyond.

joey said...

wow. i LOVE the box hairpiece, very creative. and that entire outfit with the coat is a definite fav. out of all the outfits you've designed.


im thinking maybe some lace gloves without the fingers would also look really chic with it...

maybe?hm.

princess722721 said...

you do some amazing work for you age!
this blog is great!

http://iwalkaroundlikeiowntheplace.blogspot.com/

Nadine said...

All such gorgeous outfits, and I love the second shot with your beautiful smile,

アイ子 said...

soooooo lovely!!!

Daphné said...

I wish I was that stylish at your age!Amazing blog, great job! (I discovered it thanks to an article in French Glamour magazine!)

aandhblog said...

I love the outfits but the one with the Rodarte tights is making me jealoouuuuuus of the combined glory. The cage skirt is killer.

-Hannah

aandhblog said...

I love the outfits but the one with the Rodarte tights is making me jealoouuuuuus of the combined glory. The cage skirt is killer.

-Hannah

Annabel said...

that coat is amazing!

Lily said...

I LOVE BRUCE BOGTROTTER.

s said...

holla, you are amazing. that is all.


ps.
i quoted you...
http://stickersforlife.blogspot.com/
here. hope that is ok. let me know if not, obvi.

shh said...

Forgodssake, why didn't I think of drawing Woody Allen on my Easter cakes?! I ended up with a tye-dye bunny and abstract heart art that looks like this old IKEA tote.

So, well, I just wanted to say: good thinking. And hi, because I'm a regular reader but it's the first time I'm posting a comment.

oh and that's a great coat!

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

We don't have passover. but this easter, the arguments in our kitchen were hilarious.

J, why did you put ROSEMARY ON MY ROAST POTATOES? if I wanted to make rosemary roast potatoes, I would have run around a rosemary patch!

My grandmother also absentmindedly switched off the pre-heating oven, My father managed to switch t off whilst the roast was still cooking, and I was half asleep trying to teach my 17 year old male cousin to dice carrots, and there were several alarming moments. And mutant carrots. He forgot toct some of them in half.

Our carrots weren't very beautiful.

Gingham Skies said...

I found you via Hello Sandwich and I am smitten. You are simply too fabulous for words dear girl. I look forward to reading more of your uber awesome posts.

Jaime

personal style said...

Your clothes match are very good.I admire you for your clothes match.Can I be your friend?Alough we are far apart——I'm in China.

I'm Betty.

meredith said...

ha ha ha! OMG you are so cute!(yeah yeah, you've been told) i just found you today.

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