gold dust woman

Lately I've taken to creating real life moodboards out of the random junk I have on this table in my room. It bums me out that today is Black Friday because I'm not ready to let go of witchy vibes for fall but my high tolerance for the cold will be taken advantage of when it's at 10 degrees and I just want to wear ghost coats all the time.

This one is supposed to be a little cosmic and explorer-y and dusty. As always, it makes sense in my head.

Clockwise from up left: Yes, Rivkah, that is your tambourine. Yoshitomo Nara doll from his cafe in Tokyo (a year ago! Life is weird). Random box which houses my glitter glue. Guatemalan worry dolls. Yes, Rivkah, those are your optical illusion cards. Special journals. Romance Was Born headband sent to me by the folks there. Visually appealing book about deserts from a house-turned-book shop in Michigan. I Love Factory headband also sent to me by the folks there. Thrifted sun brooch. Stevie Nicks' Bella Donna. Grandma's old brooch. Random rock with fortune teller ring on top. Gara Danielle ring. Christian Sampson orange thing from Two Bridges Trading. Jamaican mask. Toothfairy box from Arizona. And all that stuff is sitting on a botanical illustrations booklet. And hanging above them is my New Orleans voodoo charm and a dreamcatcher.

128 comments:

Anonymous said...

Like this idea! I really love looking at people's belongings. And don't worry. I totally get the look you were going for x

Unknown said...

That is awesome. I love the headband. Too bad about the witchy vibez though. I thought that was rad.

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Kaysens nye klæder said...

Awesome photo! I really like the headbands :)

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Nolita said...

The headband is so lovely!


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fuschiaaa said...

Seriously intrigueing, want to steal that deserts book. It kind of reminds me of indiana jones, if he married someone who owned a museum or something. In the best possible way.

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BECKY MAY said...

cool idea, i will have to give it a go

BM

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x

FASHION SNAG said...

I love your headband!


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Metka: Matka said...

beatiful mask

CAT said...

Vey creative!

I read an article about you in the paper the other day, very inspiring!

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CAT x

kelli said...

i know your title is referring to hole, but it reminded me of this

gold dust

you may love the video and tori's threads as much as i do.

Chloe Tweeny said...

ohhh, the headbands are crazy cool! esp the romance was born one.

Anonymous said...

it does make sense.and stevie nicks!! i kinda yay everytime i hear her name.she's on the side of my blog.witch by the way you should check out xxx

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Unknown said...

Cool idea!

great photo :D*

Anonymous said...

Moodboard. Hmm. Sounds fascinating. I love it, except for the little mask and the skeleton face because disembodied faces creep me out.

Unknown said...

As coisas antigas dão sempre um ar de contar histórias:}

Gina Ray Works said...

great assortment.. interesting brain you got there... :)

Zoe Elizabeth Pedziwiatr said...

sometimes i wish blogger was facebook. because then i would "like" this.

The Snow Child said...

stevie nicks ftw

InesPure said...

Great! Clear and simply - photo with spirit
pss. Great hairband :)

InesPure said...

Great! Clear and simply - photo with spirit
pss. Great hairband :)

InesPure said...

Great! Clear and simply - photo with spirit
pss. Great hairband :)

Penny Dreadful Vintage said...

The Stevie Nicks makes me happiest, ha!

Yajaira said...

this is great..
is always good reading your post..

Rebecca said...

I'm listening to Stevie Nicks Landslide right now.No joke.MAGICAL.

Christopher said...

:-)

Natalia said...

I love it! I really like the vibe I'm getting from this mood "Table"

Marianna Papagiannopoulou said...

oh, what a lovely pic
your idea is great
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isis said...

things like these save me from having to creepily rummage through peoples junk drawers when they aren't looking. i love looking through peoples junk.

Jenn said...

How incredibly eclectic(:
Looks like it could be in the house of someone with a lot of folk art tiles in their kitchen and sunflowers on their counter.

cancercowboy said...

these journals look way cool. as if they're full of mysterious drawings and novel fragments in mirror writing ^__^ ­your place seems to be a real depository. if i had to pick one item i'd take either the mask or the rock.
i also like the general idea. 3D moodboards border on installation art ^__^
and fall is officially done over here, we already have the first snow.

redpatrol said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! BTW I FORGOT TO ASK YOU BUT DO U LIVE IN CHICAGO OR HAVE YOU BEEN THERE THIS SUMMER?
CUZ I WENT WITH MY FAMILY AND I THINK I SAW YOU HAHAHAH
XOXO

Manding. said...
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Manding. said...

especially love the book ! completely in line with my recent travel and leisure find this morning...

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WendyB said...

I'd love to see this in a box, Joseph Cornell-style.

Limey said...

love the tambourine
limey

Alice.B said...

I love the idea !! The result is so original !
I was wondering if you had read the emails for your futur magazine.
Did you choose any yet ? :)
sorry but I'm really curious !

alice

Anonymous said...

I have worry dolls from Guatemala too!

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Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Gorgeous! I have little clusters like this all over the house but not laid out in an actual mood board. What a great idea. I love the optical illusion cards.

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Anonymous said...

really earthy and pretty. I love the idea of real life moodboards. I also love your tambourine. I had such a cute tambourine when I was a kid.
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Kate Rose said...

OH MY GOODNESS Arcadia! I'm from Arcadia bahahaha.
Okay I really like this color pallet. This feels like the contents of a 1920's explorer's knapsack who also owns a time machine.

Alisha said...

That headband is gorgeous x

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Tess said...

ADORE.

Maya said...

well it's all so aesthetically appealing, lovely combination and collection. I like the leafy journal and south american feel.

Paolina of Calur Villade said...

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Inna Santiago said...

Ahhh a real life moodboard - very clever!

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Samantha Frances said...

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Unknown said...

Ooo nice real life collage! I like the soft colors.

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Unknown said...

i love this idea! so interchangeable and living.

naomi.

Brittney said...

I love that you're still making collages, whether they're pictures or objects, they're all interesting and fun to dissect. I especially love the headband and Jamaican mask. I really enjoy your aesthetic and hope to design an outfit for you one day. :)

Caroline :) said...

love it all tavi... :D nice moodboard, you have extraordianry eye for this :)

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KARLITO said...

I see, it all does make sense. At least in my head too.
And why not continue the teen witchy vibes with a ice-witchy-type vibes?

Anonymous said...

Love it! This is making me want to rent Practical Magic.

Tess said...

Tavi this is genius.
Love the Yoshitomo Nara doll.


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Carnivorous Seaweed said...

Really into witch vibes too this season, courtesy of the great Stevie Nicks. Digging the american deserts book and the headband on it.

Tamara said...

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just reminded to you ♥

FBJ said...

lovely mood board!
xoxo
jO
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voguishrogue said...

i love how obsessed you are with eccentric japanese things. and is it a cafe in Nara? Cause I love it there (:

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Unknown said...

are you sure it's a jamaican mask? looks a bit more like a javanese mask to me, just my opinion though.

style meerkat said...

Nice! Tavi, you are the best!


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xoxo <3

Rania Kelesidou said...

Love all your stuff.They have a vintage touch I think,lovely.The headband is my favorite <3

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Alexi Frest said...

I'm fond of the mask - I love Pagan relics -, and the word Arcadia brings back lovely memories.

Liv said...

Nice collage you've made there! Beautiful

Rivkah Gevinson said...

you know me too well.

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Gra. said...

Tavi, I have a bunch of pretty cool stuff that you might like to feature!
Could I send some pics to you?

Big fan,

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melinayuwidyasari said...

Are you sure the mask is from Jamaica? Because to me it looks like indonesian mask. Cool Headband btw ;)

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like fried chicken said...

This makes me want to do my own found object arrangement

Anonymous said...

You own a lot of strange things. It reminds me of me when I was younger. Then I moved and everything got jumbled thrown out or sold...ahhh those were the days. I remember I had quite the dreamcatcher and beanie baby collection as well as an array of glass figurines that I miss dearly.

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

I love the headband as well...very cute indeed!!

ZHENYA ZHURAVLYOVA said...

interesting collage))

Unknown said...

Dear Tavi,
That mask is not from Jamaica. It's from Indonesia, Central Java to be precised. Oh, I also have the Guatemalan worry dolls and similar Arcadia truffle box which I use to keep my jewelries.

luv,
Dee

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alice said...

Lovely as always..Just wanted to say that your a true inspiration Tavi..thanks for all posts and creative views! xx Alice
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Anonymous said...

colours/prints/patterns all mesh perfectly well.

nnnnnn said...

Would you be so kind :), and scan the post that The new yorker did on you? That is if you read this comment :), thanks
J

Cassandre said...
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Cassandre said...

i hope witches are real, life would be so much cooler and spooky.

love everything in this, especially the guatemalen worry dolls

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Erik R. Peterson said...

In the fine art world, what is you seem to call a "moodboard", we call an "installation" or a "staged photograph". Funny...

SMD said...

As always such a cool post :) I'm digging the American Deserts book and the Guatemalan worry dolls.

Fashion Geek chronicles said...

so refreshing to visit your blog. I'm amazed how someone so young is well beyond her years, keep doing you!!

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Fashion Geek chronicles said...

so refreshing to visit your blog. I'm amazed how someone so young is well beyond her years, keep doing you!!

Fellow bloggers im looking for some support for my bambino blog, if you wud like some support back lemme know
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Fashion Geek chronicles said...

so refreshing to visit your blog. I'm amazed how someone so young is well beyond her years, keep doing you!!

Fellow bloggers im looking for some support for my bambino blog, if you wud like some support back lemme know
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Isabel Goss said...

this. is. awesome. love the Yoshitomo Nara doll. Colors are great- and it makes sense in my head, too.

Evelien said...

omg that tambourine is so cute! Just like all that stuff actually :)

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Nice items! You have a so sweet blog.
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MartaPalczewska said...

nice pic! :)

Madeleine said...

Cool idea. It's neat that you can actually touch the stuff instead of merely looking at it.

zoomslow said...

Yes, Rivkah, it would appear that Tavi is stealing all your stuff ;-) And this is such a nice collage! Perhaps you should try some set/stage design?

Katherine said...

nice moodboard!

La Petite Marmoset

Anonymous said...

Somehow when I look at these objects they remind me of something a traveling gypsy and witch caravan hailing Palm Springs, CA. I mean that in the best possible way!

Surita Manoa said...

Inspiring! I especially like the books :)

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Unknown said...

I should print this image and put it on my wall - it's so arty....

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Have agreat week!!!!!

Unknown said...

I should print this image and put it on my wall - it's so arty....

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Have agreat week!!!!!

Unknown said...

I should print this image and put it on my wall - it's so arty....

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Have agreat week!!!!!

SepticTank.co.uk said...

I love this blog. Keep up the good work!

Laura said...

Absolutely love your blog, and this post.
I like how all of these random items, totally fit together, and the different places you got them. they all tell a story :-), and start a new one together ?

laura

chloé said...

Tavi i love you ! you amaze and inspire me ! your older posts were a bit funner but they still are so incredulous ! love your floral headpiece ..

love Chloé

Anonymous said...

Ah, so inventive!

Anonymous said...

Hello headband! Love it! This whole real life moodboard is very cool! xxx

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anastasheeka said...

waow. great idea :)

Taj said...

I used to do this all the time back in school(I was homeschooled) and it annoyed the hell out of my mom because I would leave it for like a week and after awhile it just started to look like a pile of junk , so I stopped doing it, but I think you've inspierd me to start it up again!!

Anonymous said...

I love the kinda earthy vibes from the skull on the optical illusion cards and mask. Gorgeous tambourine. The idea of another seventh grader who will do things like this makes me so happy.

Jess said...

I remember one time when I was a kid my dad took a trip to Oregon and brought me back a book about deserts and a post card with a roadrunner on it.

I love those journals. Beautiful covers, is the brown one made of leaves?

Also the headband with blue and white detailing is lovely. I've been looking for nice headbands for work, since I have to wear a boring head to toe black uniform, but we're allowed hair accessories and earings.

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Anonymous said...

Love this...lol at your sister's belongings.
Love your blog, btw.
xo,
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You are very admirable for a young person :)

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Anonymous said...

Very cut idea. I'm doing online mood boards, but this seem like something I should try out as well. :]

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Unknown said...

ohhhh, I love old things like these!

nice pics!

well done, Tavi =o)

SOJOURNED IN STYLE said...

i love yuor neat coolecitons of items, its nice to look at others belognings.

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World objects .. It's interesting !

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE the bangs Tavi! I cut mine that short once, only to discover that I had a heretore previously unknown cowlick right in front! I spent several months compulsively slicking it down. Ugh!

Unknown said...

Great Post, It's the first time i see these Guatemalan worry dolls, those objects are so rare and exotic... They inspire me like thinking I am on a distant place or.... i'm still thinking about it and love it

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