January 12, 2010

they're money-grubbin ninnimugins who like to pull shenanigans and we'll have no more of these hooligans trying to send us hunkies to our graves!

My room is a pig sty - NO exaggerations, PS, if you are looking for a week-old empty glass of Nesquik with hardened chocolate gunk on the bottom, CALL ME - and I have *just* now uncovered old favorite pairs of tights that I thought I lost and used to wear all the time. Lo and behold, two outfits using said magical tights!

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Pierre Hardy for Gap shoes. American Apparel tights. Hand-me-down tee. Gap sweater. Blood is the New Black tee worn as skirt.

This was initially supposed to be a bumble bee outfit but then I liked having all b/w except for ONE article of yellow and the sweatshirt seemed right. But goddamn this outfit is pretentious. Mozart and Joy Division, SUCH OBSCURE TASTES!!!1! Man, I sort of hate it now but whatever. Part of the outfit diary.
Folks at Gap sent me this ridiculously comfy sweatshirt...sort of been wearing it all the time? It's pretty gross, you don't wanna touch it. The shade of yellow reminds me of footsie pajamas I wore when I was a toddler. I think they had Winnie the Pooh on them, or some random bear. I used to prefer my red Tigger ones because I thought the yellow looked like pee but now it's one of the only shades of yellow that I think looks nice on its own. It's so soft and stuffed animal-like and feels like winter, bedsheets, hot chocolate, looking at old issues of Lula and petting my dog. Yes, ALL OF THOSE.

I just need a lilac corset and then I can do Wang, easter egg style?Ugh, it looks so comfy there. I really rather liked this campaign and am glad they didn't do some tacky stuff with a football field or anything. The clothes and messy hair are sporty so there's no need for more elaboration on the inspiration. The lighting does SO much. Hi, please come to my closet and stay there forever.

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Obesity and Speed tee. Thrifted blazer. Pamela Mann tights via mytights.com. Blood is the New Black tee worn as skirt. Monsoon Accesorize headband. Crayola moustache.

Heyyyy I actually wore this one on the day I'm posting it!! Getting back in the groove like I did after my disco hiatus back in the 70's, FEELS GOOD. Anyway, more evidence of my mixing-prints-of-the-same-colors obsession, yadda yadda yadda.
Oh, and don't mind my mustache. I drew it on when making a movie for school and didn't feel like washing it off. I still have it on now, actually. TOMAS LIVES!Untitled 1
I am obSESSED with this peacock-printed blazer I got at the Salvation Army a couple days after I was fangirling over Leigh Lezark's Giambattista Valli version. They are basically the same thing! Only hers is a coat. And has real feathers. And was not found next to a pit-stained t-shirt that said "CLASSY LADIE" on it.
Anyway, the feathers illustrated remind me of the drawings in Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs-the book, not the stupid ass 3-D remake (I don't like you, world.) Not into the shoulderpads, so I just sort of fold them in, creating really awkward lapels but whatever.

One day I think I will buy a lot of peacock feathers, and string them together, and pin the first and last ones to the inseam of the sleeve and side of a shirt, so that when I spread my arms I become a peacock. If that makes sense.
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Oh this glorious HEADBAND. That's right, HEADBAND. This hat is attached to a headband, and it's great, because you can't make a kid take a HEADBAND off in school.
And-what's this? Peacock feathers? Embroidered onto a light blue cocktail veil hat? Oh, light blue cocktail veil hat, you know me too well.

141 comments:

WendyB said...

You know you're all grown up when you've sprouted a 'stache! ;-)

Ami Schaheera said...

that headband has such lovely color combinations!

daisymay said...

I love peacock feathers prints so much too. That 'headband' is awesome!

Eliani said...

Crayola moustache... so cool :)

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

I LOVE YOUR LOOK, IT'S VERY RODARTE AND COMME DES GARÇONS..

@ MAISONCHAPLIN.blogspot.com

fashion westie said...

Tees as skirts, peacocks, headband hats. ~~Moustaches...what a wonderful world we live in.

zoomslow said...

I'd fix you some Ice Tea, but it might wash off your moustache :-/

Lightning Heart said...

pretty much want a mozart t-shirt right now

SB said...

lovin' the mix of prints

zuccherosavanna.blogspot.com

Candy Kawaii Lover said...

You're lovely!

SO. said...

this post had the most insane pattern combination ive ever seen you wear all together. ahhaha i honestly didnt know which way to look. i was definitely loving your little idea about becoming a peacock. you should totally do it.

Ida said...

Joy Division hell yeah!

Gun Street Girl said...

omg. that hat. I mean headband. It calls to me.

you look amazing, as usual.

Petulia said...

get looks!

Isabelle said...

ooh those tights are pretty cool

Dirty Hair Halo said...

Clever how you've gotten around the 'no hats' rule. You show 'em.

www.SeekingDirtyHairHalo.blogspot.com

stylefyles said...

dude both those pairs of tights are killer! I'm not gonna lie, they're about all I could focus on. guess I'll go back later to scope out the rest of those outfits.

içimden geldiği gibi ~~~ said...

:))super moustache Tavi.

brooke said...

those tights and those gap shoes are amazing.
and good on you for playing the system and wearing your _headband_ to school. well done.
"crayola moustache", haha.
glad you liked the rei dress!

xx

Lucy in the Sky said...

I have those AA tights!!!!! I love how you mix prints.

duckalicious said...

hey, I'm pretty sure you have a doppelganger here in Slovenia, but without the crazy clothes. she likes wearing a yellow ribbon in her hair though :D

Fabiola "Fab" said...

NOw you really got my attention! anything that goes on top of the head is mine! can I please borrow it? I promise to give it back.

The Fashion Seen said...

Tavi....so happy to see all the Blood is The New Black shirts you wear! We love Mitra too!

xoxo
The Fashion Seen

www.thefashionseen.com

*S said...

steal that headband out of the fierceness of aretha franklin's head gear closet?

Pashupati said...

I remember these!
Remember the Mozart t-shirt as well!
Great outfits.

closet365 said...

Loving the dueling tights.

And yay printsssss!

miyuki yoshimura said...

you're so funny!!

xiu said...

nice stache ;)
lol


www.feelslikejapan.blogspot.com

nawal said...

wow..greeeat..

vickileestyle said...

You create the craziest and most inspiring outfits, you really do.

Comic_Cat said...

I love the tights, they go so well with the shoes!

Coco CHANEL 's CHILD said...

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SO.......ABOUT YOUR BLUE HAIR .... WHEN ARE WE GOING TO ENJOY THAT ? ^^..............
KISSES !
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[ StrawberiiStarz ] said...

Ahhh, lovely tights Tavi-chan. :3!!

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.........................Those hats seem to be growing popular. At least I've been noticing more people wearing them. Actually, only the ones brave enough to be different have been wearing them (Cause I know the people...). Hehehe. :3

n_n Senks for showing us pictures.

Yann Sackville-West said...

hi! you are obcessed by peacock patttern that's great!! Methinks obcessions lead to creations !
i will post a blog soon , you can subscribe it : yannsackvillewest@blogspot.com

nourishing mornings said...

wow, i am in love with your outfit! amazing. so lovely!

xx
Eliza

Break said...

perfect shoes!

Natalie@CANNEDFASHION said...

Don't wear peacock feathers! They're bad luck!

Emily said...

the second outfit is so so outrageous and just soo you!! and i LOVE the eggplant woody photo that you added. i LOL'ed

xx

Margaret said...

AMAZING. you are unbelievably fabulous

Evita Jackie said...

i love the combinations.
i love your poses.
i love headpieces and peacock feathers too. :)

http://london-art-heroinchic.blogspot.com/

Ross said...

Isn't it wonderful when you start cleaning your room (Cuase noone ever truly finishes)and you find something you thought you lost? I love when I find old coats under all my schoolwork and fabrics.

Amela. said...

Loving the colors and prints of those fabrics.

With love,

mila said...

Wow, you grew a mustache! haha. I can relate to the pig sty....:)

meme-stylenewbei.blogspot.com

LoU PoPPitTa lAiNN said...

I think a little about what you want to be as an adult? you are so full spoken, but what would you like to be?
www.lou-style.blogspot.com (;

Lou

NorwegianWood said...

Also, hats on a headband are much easier to wear, no need to stand up really straight all the time!

joey maighread said...

ass-kickin' alliteration.

the hollister abolisher said...

I remember those tights! I L<OVE peacock feathers, I even have peacock colored nail polish!
Can't wait to see the hair.

NiftyThriftyBeth said...

That blazer is pant-wettingly great! I want it!

Baro Lucas said...

I love you blog.
The jacket is very lovely!
A kiss Tavi!

Maria José said...

Very funny your moustache. and I love your tights black and white, and your headband.
xx

lemo said...

Joy Division t-shirt !!! <3

Sam Harvey said...

pit stain t-shirt just sent me laughing off my chair. i needed that. off to my sewing machine to make my gibson girl mary poppins mess. wish me luck. http://lara-serbin.blogspot.com/

Izzen said...

I've wanted those AA tights for ages, haha. Also, adore Wang's s/s '10 collection. I love that stylish all-American sportswear look.

http://izzenxoxo.blogspot.com/

graciela. said...

I have to applaud you for being able to wear heels. I'm 28 and I can barely survive 2 inchers. I should've learned when I was your age. Bravo!

Jacqueline said...

I adore the tights in the top photo. Cute outfit! xoxo

stefania said...

I love the way you layer patterns. I wouldn't exactly call Mozart and Joy Division Obscure ;]

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

a lovely combo!

fashion westie said...

Tees as skirts. Headband hats. Peacock feathers. ~~ Moustaches. What a wonderful world we live in.

Zany outfits. Love.

meowsk said...

You are an old soul and I love that about you. Love that headband... what a clever way to get around stupid dress code rules.

somewhere else said...

Tavi, I found these thismorning and they made me think of you- http://www.les-queues-de-sardines.com/images/collections/SS_09/full/1.jpg

Infact the whole two collections are pretty rad.

http://www.les-queues-de-sardines.com/collections.html

thanu said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaa I love the peacock blazer it`s amazing :D

theborrowedabode said...

Amen to the cocktail HEADBAND! I used to know alllll about getting around rules in my school days, that is for sure. And now I do the same in my corporate office. Good skills to have!

Bay Faye said...

You have so much fun with clothes! -turns green with envy-

And that HEADBAND, yes that HEADBAND is darling! I'm planning on making a Valentine headband :]

Thanks for being ongoing inspiration for me and my blog!

PS- a furry grey stick-on moustache sits on my coffee table. I got it for my 23-year-old brother for Christmas. But he went back to St. Louis. Poor lonely 'stache...

Nadia said...

I love the outfit, the headband and the tights are amazing. I want that tights!!!!

Della said...

You are such a nut! But a very cool nut, with about the most amazing headband ever.

danniekate said...

i LOVE that blazer! charity shops round where i live don't tend to yield such nice things. i really like how you play with shapes and structures of clothes, it's a total herve leger bypass and i love it...

www.coutureandcrumpets.blogspot.com

JADOIRE said...

really, I love the mustache

No Stranger to Different said...

I lovee those black & white lights, kind of kind of reminds me of those chanel tights (white in the front black in the back, or vice versa). And those prints are wicked great (new wardrobe want).

I'm also amused that you have the Alexander Wang campaign ad in this post because I was looking at it just that day! (I considered putting it as my background, but then decided that having it there compared to my own designs/creations was just discouraging haha)

Christina said...

LOVE it

http://www.passionsforfashion.blogspot.com/

Bridie said...

any tips on how i can get some "charity store patience"???Love your jacket!I need more colour in my wardrobe!

Megan said...

I love your peacock blazer!
http://thedollhouse0101.blogspot.com/

fledgling said...

those tights!

LOVE!

http://fledglingblog.blogspot.com/

CH!C $hock said...

why are you so cool!
love the headband.. + LOVE the tights :-)

HAL said...

the black and white tights with the sandals was a good, good choice. the chocolate milk thing cracked me up. when i was 12 and 13 i was wearing huge aerosmith tour shirts, sparkly lipstick, and Jnco jeans. so you're wayyy ahead of the game.

Matilda said...

Peacock feather head piece, that's one thing....but peacock feather pattern on a headband... Me gusta mucha. Check my post from last year. 'peacocks and so forth' -or better still wait to see the final outcome which will be up on my blog shortly.

Matty xxxx

http://ohsokitsch.blogspot.com

Angeles Almuna Design said...

Superb combination of patterns, fabrics and ideas! Your originality goes, literally, away from planet EARTH!
Kisses Lady Tavi

E.C.M said...

Love the stach you got going there!

MaddieOMG said...

That hat is amazing!!!!
I just love your blog. i found out about it in my newspaper!

vintage popshop said...

WHHHOOOAH YOU MIXED EVERYTHING
AWESOME.
!XX

Sam Harvey Handbags said...

Tavi
you must check out my video i made today on pin tuck stitch. it is great. i wish you could have been there! http://lara-serbin.blogspot.com/

brightlightsbigcity said...

Blazer, i love. And of course the mustache. The perfect accessory, i've always thought.

Mademoiselle said...

i really need magical tights like that...

Isabel said...

Joy Division! Mozart! PEACOCKS!

You are my idol.

p_courtney said...

the model in the top picture is simply divine.
that concoction os fashion really quite something, the shoulders, corset beige, i love it.

And the bright colours you are sporting are just, darling!

www.patrickcourtney.blogspot.com
Fashion|Food|Art|Lifestile

ally said...

i love the one leg black one leg whire tights. and you will look so beautiful with peacock feathers! haha

xoxo
whyaremadhattesmadhatters.blogspot.com

Flor said...

hahah the moust made me giggle
you are cool girl

emilypanda said...

i love all the tights in your post.

style yogi said...

do you ever have problems with your tights ripping? i have an odd fetish with them but they always snag.

Lucy said...

Hey Tav!

Just read an article about you and you are truly and inspiration to me and to others. I was wondering if you could maybe check out my blog and maybe follow? I am so inspired by you and you are a great fashionista!

www.lucyplease.blogspot.com

Love ya,
Lucy

Lucy said...

Hey Tav!

Just read an article about you and you are truly and inspiration to me and to others. I was wondering if you could maybe check out my blog and maybe follow? I am so inspired by you and you are a great fashionista!

www.lucyplease.blogspot.com

Love ya,
Lucy

ashford said...

genius way to get around dumb school rules. rebel, rebel.

KD said...

This is one of the very few times I have had a major difference in opinion to you, but to me that Wang corset does not look comfy at all. Perhaps you meant the picture on the right or the vibe in general, but just sayin'. However, I love both outfits, especially the 2nd! The peacock blazer is indeed obsession-worthy.

Claudia said...

i really like your mozart tee and they way your wearing the joy division shirt...pretty nifty

Tiffany said...

I love how you're not afraid to mix prints! It's possible as long as you keep it within the same color family.

lauren baluyo said...

I really admire your bold, one of a kind take on personal style!

Plus I really enjoy simply reading your blog...so entertaining. You're a true fashion gal! Love it.

Oh, and I'm completely envying your Pierre Hardy for Gap sandals. I'm an idiot for not copping a pair when they were still around. Damn.

Lauren <3

http://littlefashionbird.blogspot.com/

Sahakiel said...

"Mozart and Joy Division, SUCH OBSCURE TASTES!!!", you said. I don't think so, I would say "great taste on music", dear!

Lauryn Skeleton said...

I really love the first outfit, you just proved that yellow, black and white can look good together. I need those tights...

Tais said...

linda!

Susan said...

Now hold on here, Miss G. Mozart and Joy Division? You the rulingest. I have that Joy Division shirt but mine is 30 years old. (Peter Saville, of Joy Division / New Order / Factory Records design renown: graphics deity of all time.) The mixed-prints outfit is making my eyes bleed.

Chic Petite said...

AMAZING blog and outfits! I glimpsed the site for your blog in Glamour magazine and love it! Although I have seen you in another magazine at the Marc Jacobs show?? JEALOUS! He is my fave designer.

Check out my blog, not as fashion forward and articulate as yours, (hey we can all dream!)

http://princessatthekingdom.blogspot.com/


xx

Sarah said...

Someone else who has a peacock obsession! I was beginning to think I was for the birds :p

http://chicramblings.blogspot.com/

Caotica Lucie said...

hahaha, loving yout 'moustache'!

big kiss Tavi!

REBECCA said...

in my room you can find at least two glass with o`boy,( it`s like nesquik) on the bottom. A lot of old waterglasses, dirty cloths in the bed, at chairs, on the floor...
I don´t think your room is like pig sty compare to my room.
Maybe it`s time for me to clean my room??:D

REBECCA said...
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Caroline Amelia said...

Love the mix of prints...and the tash just completes the look :) x

Mallory said...

I LOVELOVELOVE those tights.
Both of them.

Lhy N. Sierra said...

love the looks!

<3

Mo said...

Hey, I have those tights! Except I got mine on amazon for like 25 cents. Yesss. I think I also have the same camera as you.
We lead parallel lives. Except you're a year older than me... o-o

Veronica said...

thats exactly what i thought when i saw headband-hats at a store. I was about to buy one just to wear it to school to see if anyone would tell me to take it off.

lydia said...

i too had yellow fleece footie pjs that winnie the pooh on them. i believe my grandma gave them to me...

Sarah (Buzz) said...

I love the prints...very chic. You've got great style. I absolutely love the peacock-printed blazer. Its so original and peacock feathers or oh so pretty. I heart it.
http://thebuzzonfashion.blogspot.com

firefly said...

Awesome headband. Peacock feathers? Yeah, I have an obsession with that.

Zoe said...

love the black/white tights... and the chunky white platforms of course!!!

www.girlwiththeflower.blogspot.com

pixie said...

Yo I haven't liked one of your outfits in AGES and I was starting to worry, but this one's sweet! Elegant-but-playful-slash-kooky. haha. Nicely done.

pixie said...

And by that I mean the moustache one.

Rachel said...

I have that gap sweatshirt in gray and you're right. soooo comfy. I could probably live in it too, except sweatshirts are frowned on at work and I'm never not at work. sad.

Miss Sofie said...

i totally love that blazer, i have developed an addictionto blazers in different patterns, but i only have one blue. i feel a bit boring now.

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Awesome Headband. I adore it :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

anastasiaxvhnzvbnmc said...

you really wear such great things.
do you really listen to Joy Division?
If so let's be bestfriendsssss
:D

Rae said...

I love how you wear the tee worn as a skirt with another a tee. It reminds me of a Marc by Marc Jacobs ad campaign I recently read about in my Harper's Bazaar magazine

Super cute:D

Ari said...

Great mix of patterns. You are an old soul.

Advancedstyle.blogspot.com

Nabila said...

black and white tights/socks=win!

Nabila xo

http://gotsunshineinabag.blogspot.com/

Gladys said...

Total mixxxxxxxxxxxxx.

the golden fairy princess said...

cocktail hat is FANTASTIC
xx

Kristina said...

I thought it was a vagina! It looks like artist Dan Wolgers' self portrait: http://www.expressen.se/polopoly_fs/1.1375865!slot100slotWide75ArticleFull/3447786819.jpg
:D

Rose, Pearl and Grace said...

Wherever did you get the Mozart tee?
C'est fantastique.

~Pearl
http://theskytheykeep.blogspot.com

Adele Parker said...

Good odd tights there, Ive been wearing my own odd tights for a while now. I do love them.

http://perfect-pencil.blogspot.com/

xzuzenna said...

Haha! Love your mustage!
http://style-susiemarie.blogspot.com

gfmt said...

nice moustache

the width is the main feature of the liking

too often hunks get it wrong and get all double finger width

BUT THIS

this says im dashing, i have wit, i'm an avid vase collector and i indulge in a caramel slice all in an afternoon.

Slop and Porridge said...

hey tavi. love ur work, and the bloodisthenew black shirt that ur wearing as a skirt is the joy divisonalbum cover art. letting u know on something from the 80's x

Daniel's said...

I LOVE your blog. It is very original I like your photos your look Everything

Sorry for my english I'm french

A&E

Michaela said...

I LOVE your blog. I just got started on a fashion blog (living-up-to-chanel.blogspot.com). P.S. I really would like to go up and poke Freja Beha's poufy hair too!

Quirkygirl said...

Love your tights, especially the half white half black one. the peacock headpiece looks totally cool and I am in love with your mozart shirt. i dont know why....

http://fashionismysoulmate.blogspot.com/

Isabelle said...

Oh... for a second I thought it was Thomas. lol

DutchBunnii17 said...

i have a hat/headband thing too. But my teachers make ME take it off in school. I'll have to talk to them...

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