November 1, 2010

cranky

Kid in History: You look like you're a fairy godmother.
Me: How do you know I'm not?
Kid in History: (Looks skeptical. Slowly relaxes face. Squints eyes. Smiles. Eyes widen.) Whoa!

The power of $5 fabric store tutus, my friends.

Today's outfit was inspired by this tumblr and trying to channel fall witch vibes in a more neon/cheesy/tacky way, hence the necklace, vomit rainbow tutu, t-shirt, and hair ribbon. The cream skirt, rope in my hair, and desert boots are supposed to bring the more earthy/creepy side, and the yellow slip and fact that the shoes are blue are supposed to compromise the tacky and earthy to even it out. How's that for math! Does this mean I still have to do my homework tonight?

Random hair things.

I crafted this beautiful necklace myself, slaving away day and night to sculpt the beads, grow the elastic, and churn the paint to fill in the letters. The t-shirt was sent to me by Blood is the New Black and the cat is wearing a pentacle necklace, more visible here.

I got the tutu from the fabric store, the cream skirt was a gift, and the yellow slip is from the Salvation Army.

Also from a thrift store.

Now, if this outfit was in its proper setting (on a technicolor broomstick in a lollipop forest with Hello Kitty) and not school, I would be wearing this:

My Comme des Garcons ghost coat is a gift from Rei Kawakubo and one of my favorite things I own. Adds to the tulle pile and makes it all so floaty and magical in a less obnoxious color.
The Miu Miu shoes I bought at Bergdorf Goodman and have a bit of both the tacky and earthy, as does this coin purse our family friend gave me to which I added a tacky ribbon.

121 comments:

Fashion's Religion said...

Tavi such a great post. I love this entire look. It makes me want to go play dress up.

xox Marcus

www.fashionsreligion.com

victoria hughes said...

your imagination is fabulous and this ensemble is grand! i love playing with tacky and pretty and making things look wild and yet, still fabulous! excellent post :)

peace. love. create.
victoria
http://gardenofedendesigns.blogspot.com/

Erica Love said...

oooh! so colorful, unique, and FUN. i really love the contrast of the creepy halloween-y stuff and the soft pastels of your outfit!

http://ericagoingvogue.blogspot.com/

i wanna be a blogger said...

Tacky is the new black!

Very nice and magical outfit... it reminds me of my favourite disney movie "Fantasy".

xoxo!

P.S: the coolest halloween decoration!

Kaiami said...

I like this ensemble. It reminds me very much of Japanese streetstyle. Your layered tutus are cute! I can never find tutu skirt that aren't extremely short. The ones I find always cut off around the butt area. Grr.

Ghost coat will always be gorgeous.

Isabel said...

Holy cripes, that cat bag is fantastic! Also, I love everything about this. Teen Witch is bomb.

sincerely, said...

those beads are impressive. your hard work and endless nights toiling over them impresses me. keep up the good work young craftsman.

sincerely, M

sincerelyycm.blogspot.com

!Mary said...

Oh wow;; im so amazed by your hard work and dedication in making that necklace. I started making one for my Halloween costume, by i only got about 3 evil panda beads out before i gave up. Good work!



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FASHION SNAG said...

Love your outfit and look!

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Shelley Noble said...

Bra-illiant!

That coat is sublime.

Lindsey said...

love this! all the tutus are fabulous! I wish I had them :)

http://plasticfashionbarbie.blogspot.com/

uanset said...

super sweet outfit

zoomslow said...

I really like the first outfit – it’s certainly witchy, but in a fun and colourful kind of way, so I guess working against the stereotype a bit there. And I think the outfit has a nice youthful feel to it – so I’m not sure where the “fairy godmother” came from – but good on you – it’s always nice to confuse the kids :-)


And the pose you’re holding for the second outfit picture is amazing! It’s like something from “Bewitched”. Like you’re one of Samantha’s magical friend’s that has dropped in for a visit, and is introduced to Darrin! And this is my husband, Darrin… (insert your enquiring/quizzical pose) :-)

And thanks for putting up a picture from the photo-shoot in the woods. Your costume looks great and Ella has nicely captured the mood. Your hair looks a bit Hermioniesque – like it’s full of magical spells!

Anna said...

I love the blue shoes! They remind me of something completrly out of this world! The whole outfit is wonderful!

http://stylekaleidoscope.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Hahah oh goodness, that made me laugh=) i love your comme des garcons tulle coat.

fashionslap.net said...

You are probably one of few people out there under the age of 18 with Miu Miu's I applaud that and your colorful ways. I was telling my friend today that you seemed a little kooky, but it's the kooky people I like the most.

fashionslap.net said...

You are probably one of few people out there under the age of 18 with Miu Miu's I applaud that and your colorful ways. I was telling my friend today that you seemed a little kooky, but it's the kooky people I like the most.

Hazel Williams said...

Such an inspired post!! I love it, so daring! Love your enthusiasm! :) Hazel

WendyB said...

Is that a LOLcat purse? It needs funny captions!

Fashion Intel said...

You're rad Tavi!

spottedinflorence said...

great shoesss!i want them too:)))
alice
http://spottedinflorence.wordpress.com/

Elena Vasilieva said...

loved the outfit and that skirt is very cool

vasilieva
http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
x

eat me said...

Oh my, looking at you gives me tooth aches! HURP So you sculpted those beads? Dang gurr, you are talented.
Love the outfit. (Reminds me of Matilda) :)

Jackie said...

I love your witchiness! My birthday falls just before Halloween, so I am a bit of a witch too. You should check out www.runwaypassport.com for some really cool looks from around the globe.

Vicky said...

I love this! And what that guy said to you made me laugh x

Siblings said...

i love the way you dress! so creative!!

Memento mori said...

Amazing photo ! <3

Penny Dreadful said...

This is so creative, tulle is often very girly and twirly in a 50s way, so it is nice seeing it in layers with some colour mixing. I wouldn't usually think this was my kind of look, but I want to try it myself now!

http://pennydreadfulvintage.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

excellent post! the Miu Miu shoes are divine! you are such a creative girl, Tavi!

xx

http://musemeblog.blogspot.com

JOHNNY! said...

hi tavi! i just recently found your blog and i think you're too awesome for words.

sacramento said...

Welcome back. Tavi as herself, and at her best, yheahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
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Elizabeth Fay said...

So very, very well thought out and creative.

Goody said...

xYou are probably the most creative person I know. I love your outfit, the skirt is gorgeous.
Fashion Goodies

Emma Winn said...

finally found someone who loves those ghost coats as much as me and who loves Rei Kawakubo as much. Speaking of homework how do you get time to even start your homework when ur doing all of these creative things???
xx
winnsomesmile.blogspot.com

antonia said...

LOVE THIS OUTFIT!!!
GREAT CLOGS!!!

greetings from Poland!!

http://blogwbutach.blogspot.com/

fashiondevotion said...

Definitely thinking the ensemble works best with the Miu Miu clogs. You look great xxx

www.fashiondevotion.com

Dominika said...

such an amazing and fun outfit! love it!
<3

SOFIA said...

amazing ))

joy said...

I say, layer it on lady! although don't get lost in all the tulle.

JD
iplayfaves.blogspot.com

thwany said...

lovin' the necklace

Coco said...

You can do the tacky-pretty-cool look so well without it ever looking forced, that's an achievement.

http://sealfeathers.blogspot.com

aaa said...

you should see this video. witchy vibes all around. arabelle of fashion pirates should love this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUiMaz4BNKw&feature=topvideos

Mei-li said...

aaaa so cute i love the constrast between the pink and the black of halloween

Care said...

I think I might be brave enough to actually wear the first one. It is right my alley (minus the handcrafted necklace).
Great expression.

Mina Jade said...

I loved the cat figures - I'm fond of cats actually -, and liked the spiders! The cats on the bag are great as well. And the Teen Witch necklace is adorable.

Agitarsi said...

Gorgeous!

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styleglaree said...

perfect! just like a fairytale :)

Ingrid said...

i love you style !!! and you are so goegeous :)


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Miss Dolly said...

That conversation is brilliant, made me laugh.
Love the colours of the tutu - so pretty.
Hope you had a good Halloween.

www.dressingmissdolly.co.uk

Francesca said...

LOVE IT!!!

xoxo,
F
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Laura said...

Your blog makes being late to work necessary. Thank you.

Solweig. said...

Great post! I like outfits! :)

Courtney said...

Tavi--I wish your blog was around when I was 14.

Dale said...

decora-chan! tavi, this is a beauty of a look. like a neko-bus made of candy floss and straw. is there a soundtrack for this outfit?

Maggie said...

Hi,I'm from Germany and wish you a lot of kisses!Nice outfit!doi you celebraited halloween?

LG(liebe Grillfleisch)

www.bysamstyle.blogspot.com

breugels said...

Looks amazing. Lovely photos, and the halloween deco.

fairytale said...

i love it! funny thing with that kid :D

Ivania santos By DIAMOND said...

Baby girl...
YOU ALL THE BEST!!!! <3


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xoxo,
Ivânia Diamond*

lumi said...

very sweet. looks like grandma slash japanese fairy kei (fairy style)

Nancie said...

awesome!! http://www.fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

Sydney said...

I change my mind, THIS is my new favorite outfit. You're the best, Tavi. And, ah, yes, $5 fabric store tutus are indeed awesome!

Maggie said...

Man, I really wish that tutus were acceptable at my job- I'd have Tutu Tuesday every week!

Love the outfit.

Rachel said...

This outfit is kinda magical, esp after you changed it up a little with the coat and the mules and the adorable yet kinda sick kitty coin purse....that's def. how I woulda worn it anyway!
Thanks for sharing
Ruby
http://wroughtironstyle.wordpress.com

kimiko said...

:)
i love the t shirt *o*

Samantha Nandez said...

You always make me smile.

AKM said...

Outfit is adorable, and so imaginable.

http://fascinationforfashion-akm.blogspot.com/

The Clothes Press said...

Amazing outfit once again, Tavi! The ghost coat is spectacular!!!!

Heather said...

The last-ish photo with the Comme des Garcons coat is sort of blowing my mind.

runningtown said...

Should break it off with a JujuSWEDEN tote.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/JujuSWEDEN

cancercowboy said...

your mutability is truly impressive. you look stunning, no matter the cost ^___^ and you're right with your approach. the act of conscious dressing bears quite some resemblance to tightrope walking: balance is important. the kid from your history class was right too. you seem to have stepped out of a fairyland. a fairyland where little red riding hood defends herself with an M-16, though ^_____^

wewhoshop said...

love the look with the tulle and pastel colors. nice ghost coat :)

brittin
www.wewhoshop.wordpress.com

Sweetdie said...

Are you really so young?You got so much style(Yes, I know you already know, but i had to tell you)
Can i ask you something?...Which is a good way of wearing a red jumpsuit?

kisses

answering does not hurt ;)

alexandra said...

The cat coin purse is lovely!

chan? said...

im a major fan of the layering :)



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agent 0017 said...

very ethereal. and I agree with the kid in history, very fairy godmotherish.

Michele said...

This is very awesome. I just love the CDG coat. And to be honest, you really challenge me to be playful with my fucking wardrobe, so cheers to you little lady!

Nekogal ~ said...
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Nekogal said...

the cat shirt is a dream, a haunted dream *o*

E is for Eleanor said...

Your imagination is amazing, I love this look and you are such aa sweetheart!

Wish you were my fairy godmother!

Josemi. said...

love this post! why are you so amazing? :)
great outfit, you look so lovely!
http://theguardianoffashion.blogspot.com/

hannah banananan said...

oh how i love love love those tulle skirts

hannah banananan said...

oh how i love love love those tulle skirts

Lissa said...

u make wierd things look great, u're fearless! n i love that, awesome post Tavi ;)

big hug from Brazil

Julia said...

cute! reminds me of the band Cocorosie

adrian said...

TAVI YOU NEED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!
http://www.lacarmina.com/blogpics/091102_clove.jpg



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Ben said...

I like the way it looks if it was "(on a technicolor broomstick in a lollipop forest with hello Kitty)". The Comme des Garcon jacket looks really good with it.

http://bensstylecorner.blogspot.com/

M said...

Great post - I love the look! And those Miu Miu shoes are still fantastic, so gorgeous!

http://m-citystyle.blogspot.com/

milkeyedfawn said...

oh gosh the ghost ghost and frothy dome of vomit rainbow tulle are dreamy

inspired me to wear my tutu out today.. not that i needed much persuasion.

milkeyedfawn said...

*ghost coat, not ghost ghost. got ghosts in my find. all this witchiness, you know.

Dottie said...

you can layer like no one else.

I love that necklace and i miss making stuff like that.

wish i had a Michael's store here so i could buy some beads and a bedazzler.

dottie x

milkeyedfawn said...

*in my find? ON MY MIND. for god's sake.

Amy said...

Oh, my, Tavi, you've done it again. This is why I love reading your blog! I always walk away from my laptop smiling. :) Keep up the don't work, dearie.

AMY!!!

http://singinginwisconsin.blogspot.com/

thelifestylemaven said...

You are so creative. I love the whole ensemble.

Leah said...

i'm honestly so obsessed with this, you have no idea.

Six Six Sick said...

I love the million layers of pastel tulle you've got on. The color story you have going on is sick.
xx
Tiffany

Brandon Acton-Bond said...

I LOVE the CDG Ghost jacket! I think you would love Ivan Grundhals clothing. Its danish by way of japan and next time you visit NY visit the If boutique down in Soho which is the only place in America that stocks this great designer!

Kate Rose said...

cotton candy foofy tulle overload I love this these colors are pure $$$!!
I can't thank ye enough for just, well, dressing like youUu!! this is so nice after a sea of muted tailored looks and blazers and heels and shredded tights and studs and black

BenchesandChandeliers said...

your craziness cracks me up, tavi! you're such a talented character.

melina bee said...

such wonderful color sensibility reminds me of a cupcake. melina bee

John and Jane Doe said...

You are a magnificent human being

Jade said...

love that you added the cdg coat! honestly, it gives me a 1950's house wife vibe...but one with moxie!

Holly said...

i kind of wish i went to your school now...
so many gullible people

Olivia Isabella. said...

Well, now much Halloween costume sucks. Ahaha! This is so awesome, it is just the best theme of Halloween ever. "Teen witch"... Ah, so perfect. And I love Halloween.
UO x
http://unionolivia.blogspot.com/

Tess Jessica said...

like a fairytale

Kate said...

So inspiring!
www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

NorwegianWood said...

You're spoiling us with multiple photoshoots in a row...keep spoiling us!!

Also, I like your fashion math...mathion....yum.

Abigail said...

hahahhaha kid in history. i just watched hocus pocus (best movie ever) and that just reminded me of it. you're hysterical.. love reading always!

www.lovelywanderlust.com

dear mina said...

I just love the color story of this look! So sweet and airy:)


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Engreida said...

"To tulle or not to tulle, that is the question." Hamlet

I say to tulle :)

Ella said...

Loving all of the tulle! It looks so great layered too! xo Ella

Simmy said...

I love this look! You put a very personal twist to what would usually be an overly sweet look with all the pastel and tutu. Very inspiring!

Simmy x

sojourned in style said...

such a great combiantion, the blush tones with earthy ones. brilliant.

April Lea said...

That coin purse looks just like a bag I have

http://www.etsy.com/listing/55577561/le-chat-vintage-let-the-cat-out-of-the

Angelica Ng said...

Oo what a cute, dreamy skirt! Love the little "teen witch" and the "random hair things".

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

derek said...

i'm so jealous of your commes de garcon coat!!!! what a gift!!!!

soumy said...

tavi hello, I love your blog for a long time and I'm a little jealous of your clothes, you're a star now "a teen blogger," look at my blog please, I know I speak French but I doingt fairly well in English you just have to translate my blogs with google traduction.Voici my blogs: http://www.lamodedesoumy.blogspot.com , http://buzz-party.overblog.com and http://www.lagazetttedesoumy.blogspot.com

Miss Mac said...

Love! Very Glinda-the-good-witch crossed with couture. The coat is to-die-for, wish I was wearing it at the moment, actually.

Such creativity!

ANNA said...

perfect outfit, teen-witch :)

DommMangora said...

I love this t-shirt !
I'm Polish ;]



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Jane said...

Sweet outfit! I am obsessed with any cat items..so basically you just made me drooooooool. :D

Molly said...

Tavi you are amazing!! I love this outfit please please check out my blog and follow it would mean so so much you are wonderful, Molly :)

P.s SNAP, i have skirt exactly like that which i made <3