anyone got an extra $3,000 lying around? bueller?

I have spent way too much time this morning/last night looking at clothes I know I shouldn't be tempting myself with. Unfortunately I really loved a lot of SS 09 and now they're all available for purchase! But maybe when I'm older I can look back and instead of saying, "Man I was such a stupid teenager. I spent all my money on makeup and drugs," I can say, "Man I was such a stupid teenager. I spent all my money on awesome clothes and Pez dispensers." Y/Y/Y?
I'm kind of hesitant in posting these because there have been times, OH HAVE THERE BEEN TIMES, that I posted about stuff I like and then it was sold out the next day, probably by coincidence but still. Maybe I should make a Jim Jones blog where I just post about stuff I want and make all the readers promise not to buy it. And promise to ignore my vulgar sense of humor.background, apod
This collage is kind of random but hey whatevs. Clockwise from upper left:
Jojo and Malou face dress-it's so freaking ~quirky~ as well as creepy and just so cool. Reminds me of a circus or an antique bookstore. Also, it would probably be ankle length on me like that one Luella dress I tried on in London but, like the Luella, look rad that way.
Sophia Malig quilt sweater-I feel like I owned this sweater when I was little...
Stine Goya jacket-The print and shape!!!! Geez Louise. Hold me.
Ostwald Helgason skirt-I remember seeing this at the Opening Ceremony store in LA and mentally freaking out because it's reflective or hologramish or whatever, like cereal box toys. The print is stripes and those little Russian box dolls that fit inside of each other. Uh uh NOM?!
Emilio Cavalli Mondrian socks-Ack! I think I'd get the pink ones, I just love the beige/nude/pink combination and they'd look rad with any of the stuff in the below collage. If I owned these I would wear them with the 1970something YSL dress. But that would probably add a good couple thousand dollars to the equation..
Junya Watanabe for CdG shirt-Just..don't even talk to me. What? What's that? Oh. Well okay, only talk to me if it's to let me know I've been drooling a little for the past 5 minutes.
Well that was awkward.
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Orange and green and ~nature!
Tsumori Chisato watercolor orange checkered shorts-So delicate looking and.. summer-feely.
Brown Frye heels-I wrote about these last night. They are still so ugly and remind me terribly of someone I don't want to be reminded of every time I put on my favorite pair of shoes but gaaaahHHHHHHH.
Bernard Willhelm socks-Once again that awesome pink/beige combination! These I could wear with any of this ~nature stuff OR with any poppy seizure colorful stuff I felt like wearing. So the point I'm trying to really get at here is basically that you should buy them for me, understand?
Orange floral tiered shorts-I think it would be worth it to invest in a good pair of shorts since I don't have many summer clothes and these would maybe be the perfect pair.
Rachel Comey wtf clog shoes I also wrote about last night-Still smitten.
Tsumori Chisato watercolor orange checkered socks-I am considering getting these seriously because ever since the epic Stam/Siri editorials in Vogue UK's May 2008 (?) issue I've been looking everywhere for checkered socks that aren't Hot Topic-y.
Pixel Final Home Issey Miyake shirt-I love when clothes are pixelly and I love seeing them online because it confuses me and I think it's just a problem with the picture. So they would probably look more cool in real life because then you'd think you're in a digital world or something. Which we kind of all are but anyway. Remember the Mike & Maaike pixel necklaces? So cool!
"Lipstick mix" (?) tiered skirt-The print itself is great but the skirt also has a more interesting shape. Hey now, rhymes!
Peter Pilotto Shield dress-Now here is an amazing print (Peter Pilotto basically always does amazing ones though). This one somehow manages to make the colors of the dress even MORE beautiful?! Ahhh.
Junya Watanabe for CdG print top-I like this one more than the one from the first collage because it has a more interesting shape. There are too many things right about this.
And because I am a HUGE space nerd. It also has little pirates on it, so HOWCANINOTHOWCANINOT. While we're talking about space, these are some of my favorite pictures I've saved from APOD.I have lots more saved, and they have archives that go back to about 1995. It's just really hard to believe this all actually exists and that we have the technology to see it.
Oh man! This would probably be a good time to tell you guys the answers to the Match Up the Planet With the Runway Collection thing. Totally forgot about that. It was for a science project for school. I'll say the results but not what the project was itself because it was kind of just an excuse for me to get to look at Comme during school. But anyway.Mercury-Comme des Garcons SS09.
Because of the colors and the textures.
Venus-Erdem SS09.
Because Venus's Greek God is Aphrodite, goddess of love. The Erdem collection is girly but not in a necessarily playful Luella way (frankly I love Luella much more) because the dresses are long and ~womanly and very feminine. The pastels have a "romantic" feel, too.
Earth-Rodarte AW09.
Because of the colors-the blues and greens and browns, especially-and because a lot of the tunic dresses looked like when you look out an airplane window. It's as if some of the dresses have water and land in one.
Mars-Prada AW09.
Because the whole collection was mostly red and brown, but also because Mars' Greek god is Ares, god of war, and the collection had lots of armor-like dresses and coats (remember the total warrior-like mohawk shoes?)
Jupiter-Alexander McQueen AW09
Because Jupiter and Zeus are the biggest of all the planets and Greek gods, respectively, and these are some huge ass gowns and this was probably one of the loudest collections and biggest deals of this season. Basically? These are both very BIG.
Saturn-Christopher Kane AW09
Because of the colors and rings!
Uranus-Hussein Chalayan SS09
Oh man I just realized I never posted about the dress from this collection I bought, like, a month ago! Wow. Will do that soon.
Anyway, this is a pair because of the colors, and because Uranus's color is very deep and rich and sort of indicates some type of "beyond" without indicating much at all, and the Hussein collection was all about space and the future and sort of did the same. That reason is kind of vague and I didn't think anyone would get it but I knew I had to include this collection somehow..
Neptune-Alessandro Dell'Acqua SS05
Because of the colors, obviously, and because Neptune is the god of water and these dresses look like rivers.

And while I'm giving you guys answers...

Well, that's it for these next couple days. I think I will dress like colorful neopolitan licorice now. Have a good weekend, guys!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the last APOD picture. And um no Pluto? I mean, technically I get it, but a material ode to the god of death is so necessary...


Anonymous said...

loving this
and im obsessed with exploding stars
they always create the most beauty in the universe

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Chloe Tweeny said...

lol, love the last part of the post

Malena said...

i love the space dress!

bruniinha said...

hey it's so cool :D
love it

from Brazil :DD

Julia said...

Really cool idea, to compare fashion with planets! I think you did a great job. And wouldn't you want to be adopted by someone who had like 3000 dollars lying around?
just asking, :P.

Zona84 said...

Hey Tavi, I just can't believe you're that young, with such a great writing skill and a great sense of humor/ fashion.
Really liked your Blog, and I'm soo following it.

hugs from Brazil!

Anonymous said...

brilliant!! i'm a space nerd too! love to watch the NASA photos!
love your blog by the way!!

Guilg7 said...

Very good your blog ..... have trends, and originality ....|en


Letícia Lira (lelira) said...

look a report about you on a brazilian channel! Here:

K8 said...

A lot of pretty cool clothes! And that is so cool to have a trivia thing where you match collections with planets! Of course that last coat/outfit is amazing!!!

Rez said...

hello hello
really liked the blog...btw, u just got really famous in Brazil...check this out


Manuela said...

hahaha, i've just seen the report in and came to check it out, pretty cool your blog.



Viviane Menna Barreto said...

Awesome Job!!
Greetings from Brazil

Naara Celestino said...

Amazing!! loved the coments about the planets!

xoxo from Brazil...

suzette said...

wahh love that very first dress... you'd rock it, tavi, and you know it.
love the planet idea. but thinking about pluto makes me sad.

[not really]

bobb said...

Great post Tavi - lots of cool clothes here. I'm a big fan of APOD. It was good to see the results to Match the Planet with the Runway Collection.

Maddie M. said...

All of this pretty much wins. They match up perfectly.
buttttttt i feel very awkward :) because i asked you to be my little sister, haha..... crickets.

Bellinda said...

Love the face dress, and the fact that the website recommends a "gentile machine wash." Clearly, neither you nor I would be qualified to wash this dress.

DENNI said...

great post. Love the picks


Anonymous said...

Love the post! So inspiring!

Emma said...

I really like you collages, especially the orange floral shorts in one of them. I did the "match the designer with the planet thing" and I think i got most of them right. Emma watson was wearing the first Christopher Kane dress on Letterman the other night...


dell said...

You are so good!
I love the planetary analogy and wish I did school projects like this.

style-magnet said...

HOLY CRACK, your post yesterday inspired me to check out Opening Ceremony's website (because I've been steering clear of online window shopping -- as I should, especially late at night when I ama impulsive and mouse-click-happy -- & hadn't visited the site before) AND I TOTALLY FELL IN LOVE WTIH THE PLANET DRESS TOO.

Um and one to match for my first-born child?

Yes. Please.

yui said...

oh you can't not get that jojo & malou was practically made for you

Eline said...

Hey that first dress isn't that hard to make! I'm definitely ripping that design off! But instead of a creepy man I'm drawing a creepy cat, yo.

Aysha's Rabbit Hole said...

fantastic post closure!

Tavi said...

stylemagnet-Ack I'm sorry! And HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT PICTURE?!

Eline-Why? Once I post my novel about why I'm against knockoffs..

Ashley said...

I looove the photos of space..soo incredibly beautiful!! It is really mind-boggling that we have the technology to capture those bodies.

Devin Barrett said...

couldn't have said it any better, absolutely true!

"Man I was such a stupid teenager. I spent all my money on makeup and drugs," I can say, "Man I was such a stupid teenager. I spent all my money on awesome clothes and Pez dispensers."

Rohkhea said...

I totally agree with the Saturn and Christopher Kane. the rings (: Your blog is so amazing, you have so much good things to say about fashion, culture, and just everything in general. I really admire you!
so when you get the time, I would really appreciate it if you would check out my artblog sometime. I only just started the blog, but there are some artworks I did. anyways, I hope you like them and amazing post!

Elene said...

omg love the planet/designer thing!!! that is awesome.

Anonymous said...

tavi, just found your blog and it's so so rad.
I'm in tokyo because, well, it's a long story, and I really can't stand it, but I feel like you would love it, or at least the shopping. so I'm trying to like it better, just for you. xx