December 14, 2010

it's for your own good

Technical camera difficulties! These photos are from a couple weeks ago. I had this post in mind.

Goody barrettes, Urchin sweater which I like because the neck kind of resembles a noose, thrifted navy schoolgirl skirt, drugstore tights, and ideally Mary Janes but I've yet to thrift a pair in my size.

It's really "simple" for me but, you know, broadening horizons and all that, and it seemed like the best way to translate the photos I was looking at.
Winter break starts Friday. I really wouldn't mind these next few days just blending together and being a quick and painless and stress-free blur.

141 comments:

Mitchie said...

yeah 1st comment!!!

Mitchie said...
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Mitchie said...

This is really simple, maybe you could add one statement piece??
I like the inspiration though.

Ben said...

I love the black and white photo it's so pretty it looks like some cool picture of some old style icon you could find in some box in some paris basment. I love your creative decorative style but simple looks good on you too!

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Simona said...

I love the tone of the b/w photo... the moodiness and melancholy!

Flow Disruption said...

Simple can be good! The outfit still evokes a feeling, which is what makes it interesting. :) And you really are a beautiful girl. I know you like to question the standards of beauty, as do I, but take it as a compliment! You have striking features. :)

zoomslow said...

I think you have a kind of cool and intelligent vibe going on here. Like a poet or something - a young Sylvia Plath? :-)

dale said...

once upon a time i didn't particularly care for you whatsoever. now i think you're just precious.

love this look for you!

Meera said...

Winter break starts on Friday for me, too! Any plans to work on the magazine over Christmas?

xx
Meera

Care said...

you look stunning
and...
now that I live in Chicago and share the same time zone as you...
you are up way too late for a school night. go to bed!

Anna of {Green Gable} said...

Great Look. I love the blue gray collar of the sweater.

xo, Anna of green gable



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clairegrenade said...

There's some Cindy Sherman going on in that first photo, m'lady! Too cool for school

laurenolivia said...

I think the simplicity makes this outfit - I love it, it's probably my favourite of your creations. It's simple, but it still manages to tell a story.

Eran Evan said...

Very Cindy Sherman-ish of you. you should totally go for an homage project on her "untitled film stills" series

lilyfm said...

your skirt looks so good on you! :]

Penny Dreadful said...

You are looking very Mia Farrow here, and I love the simplicity. That sweater is so elegant, it doesn't need anything else :)

Vicky said...

I love this! You look so chic x

eat me said...

It was the best of times, it was the simple times.

LUU H. said...

wow, you look so great !

Maggie said...

Ich habe ein Gewinnspiel auf meinem Blog gestartet!Würde mich freuen wenn paar mitmachen würden!
Kisses from germany!

LG(liebe Grillfleisch) Mag

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Maggie said...

Ich habe ein Gewinnspiel auf meinem Blog gestartet!Würde mich freuen wenn paar mitmachen würden!
Kisses from germany!

LG(liebe Grillfleisch) Mag

www.bysamstyle.blogspot.com

Angsthase said...

I like the simplicity of it. It's nice to see you trying something different. Even though it's less complex and striking than some of your other outfits, it still takes courage to wear something that you wouldn't ordinarily wear, so respect. Besides, I think you look completely Virgin Suicides-esque, and no one's hating on that shit. Job done.

Ivânia Santos (Diamond) said...

Lovely first pic!!!



so cuteee <33


xoxo*


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Mónica DiFrancesco said...

..love the sad black and white picture. Lovely.

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Annika said...

i love love love your hair :)

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Eliza said...

i love this outfit, very elegant and also a bit reminiscent of 'The White Ribbon' film?

Kike said...

I actually think it's an interesting outfit! Beauty is definitely in the small details!

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Jade said...

I break up for christmas this friday to, can't actually wait!
I love the neck detail of your top :) xxx

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Rafael Franco said...

Hello Tavi!!!!


Really beautiful photo in black and white. I like the clothing too and the hair looks amazing. Simple and perfect.



kisses from Brazil*


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Emma Winn said...

perfect in its simplicity perfect expression on your face too I agree you remind me of cindy sherman :)
xx winnsome

Alexander Daniel Designs said...

Beautiful Tavi! :) x

Casie Jean said...

sometimes simple is needed. I love your hair though, I have never been able to accomplish it in my own x.x.x
Casie Jean

dazzleships said...

I want a sweater like that! Love the color and the collar.

Daisy said...

The first photo is fantastic !

m.corbett said...

when i first looked at this picture i thought you'd cut your hair into a pixie cut! i think you'd really suit it ! !! <3 http://kireimode.blogspot.com/

maisa said...

You look so cute :)
lovely photos!

Mira said...

I like the simple way :)

Nolita said...

First photo is so cool!

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kater said...

Every now and then I'll wear something and think, I'm not wearing enough! It' not complex enough, I at least need another cardigan, or a belt, or something, but it just looks better with less.

I love this, because it's creepy, that first picture!

Avril14140/Mihaela said...

I loooooooooooove the skirt :D

ERI HAMADA said...

lovely photo!!

from Japan

Christina said...

I really love this look. That skirt has an amazing silhouette.

Tonio said...

I love more this than the others.
The look remindsme to Lara Stone for Vogue Paris by Terry,

The look, not the style.


Why you haven´t step by to meet San! it will take you two minutes, she is gorgeous.

ania said...

Lovely!

Yes, I am very much classic/traditional.

alexandra w. said...

it's so cute:)

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xoxo

Meagan said...

I LOVE the black and white picture!!!! it looks like it's right out of a 60's Jean-luc Godard movie!!! fantastic. probably my favorite of you. Great work! I am excited for your magazine. If I were a better writer... and younger... I would have submitted to be a part of it.





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La Petite Marmoset said...

Love it, that first pic looks like a work of art!

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Mina Jade said...

I loved both of the photos - you turn more and more beautiful, really.

Beni Gallinad Buisán said...

It looks like CK automm/winter 2010 runway. That's simple and with few colors.

Whateversheloves said...

love the skirt tavi, your photos are so beautiful!
xx

Alisha said...

I like the skirt, and how the photo is in black and white gives it an vintage feel.

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Tish said...

your facial expression made me instantly start humming the daria theme song. lol

Indefeasible said...

J'adore! Tu es trop mignonne coiffée et habillée comme ça! Ton style est génial et ne change pas!

Emmy -.^ said...

This is so beautiful on you..

Sonia Fogg said...

I love your style! Kisses from Poland! :*

The Visual Jerbil said...

i'm all for this blur of stress free painless-ness, this break could not come soon enough.

I understand the whole broadening your horizons, and you do look great, but I miss maximalist Tavi. Come back maximalist Tavi, come back!

fashiondevotion said...

Love this! The sweater is awesome xxx

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Ruth said...

Que lindo el conjunto, pareces una artista de cine retro!
muy cool, para ser sincera, me gusta mucho tu estilo. muy chic!

saludos desde argentina!



How nice the set. look like a retro movie star!
very cool, to be honest, I really like your style. very chic!

Greetings from Argentina!

coldclove said...

I like ur second pic! <3

Fi Fi said...

You look just like my gorgeous Aunt did in the 60's. Perfect, FiFi from http://kiss--on--the--lips.blogspot.com/ xx

soychild. said...

Now one of my favorite pictures of all time. You look stunning.

m said...

That post this one is inspired by was a favorite of mine--I thought that whole creepy vibe was awesome. The black and white photo does a great job of conveying that post. Simple works.

Madeline and Sophie said...

You look very Amish! Maybe you were an Amish girl who was hung because you smuggled a TV into the village!
By the way Tavi, where do you get your hairclips? I have the ones in this post but the others (the bow and teddybear ones) are very cute and creepy and Lolita.
Thank you :)

Madeline and Sophie said...

You look very Amish! Maybe you were an Amish girl who was hung because you smuggled a TV into the village!
By the way Tavi, where do you get your hairclips? I have the ones in this post but the others (the bow and teddybear ones) are very cute and creepy and Lolita.
Thank you :)

poppy :) said...

great dress and fricking amazing hair!

Pashupati said...

Urchin sweater which I like because the neck kind of resembles a noose
-> Nooses gives, one might as well live.

JuliaCuprina said...

Love it

Angeles Almuna Design said...

Cool , fabulous and original!
Kisses Lady Tavi!

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simonesays said...

the simplicity is kind of refreshing, I'm into this

blueWaffle said...

i love the simple, tavi. its so CLASSY, and excellent thing to be.

Danielle said...

Very "Passion of Joan of Arc," Tavi! Keep it up!

Caroline :) said...

i love this, its very old school :D
and kind of evil in a way..like Lamb to the slaughter...
love it <3

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kitchenartist said...

You need some Edith Head spectacles with that outfit!

Emilie said...

I was actually in shock for a good moment. That is the simplest/plainest outfit I've ever seen in following your blog. In a good way. I think it's awesome. I also love your hair I wish I could do that haha,

Kirsten said...

Truthfully, I love the simplicity of it. Good for you in broadening your scope. This vibe totally rules.

Dominika said...

your blog is amazing!!I love it.
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Sara C said...

More minimalist that I'm used to seeing you in, but I like it very much! Clean lines but still the details are there.

I love Heidi braids. I wish I hadn't chopped off my hair so I could do them again...

FASHION ICE said...

classic goody barettes cant go wrong. ur hair is so pretty!

Sara Krolewski said...

Very chic! I would love to see it with a high-necked white cashmere sweater too! :)

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

That first picture is awesome. It looks like it could be a hundred years old.

Siiri said...

oo lovely shirt :)

boyunSO said...

i was looking forward to reading your new post!!! it's so lovely:))

My name is Giacobba said...

i really like this outfit! it is simple, but still very lovely and it's simplicity makes you take notice of the blue/green of your top, the barrettes and the detail in the collar. very sweet!

Greer said...

you look so beautiful here. :)

MELISSA Z. said...

love the first pic so much! great job!

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vogueish said...

you remind me of mia farrow from rosemary's baby....very cute hair-do!!!

Yajaira said...

pretty..

breugels said...

I love those two photos. Really good.

Paula said...

Very pretty hair clips. I like your haircut.

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thank you <3

Mila said...

nice skirt <3

pi/cooks said...

i think ure so damn pretty

km. said...

love the simplicity! the barrettes are adorable

Kate xo
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Dahl said...

It is definitely minimal on accessories compared to other outfits, but really cute nontheless! I am obsessed with the whole school girl look, good luck finding some cute mary-janes :)

Charlotte said...

Lovely post, beautiful blog,
wonder if you would like mine? :/

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Only one way to find out :) xxx

Chiara Marina Maione said...

Your blog is really cool!! I hope you will pass on my and follow me =)

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xoxo

Lizzetta said...

Love! Stunning first photo, the mood and quality of photo is very special. You did simple beautifully. i think this is one of my favorites of yours ever.

Box Moon Babble said...

i love the first photo. beautiful.

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Annushka said...

Deep mysterious sight and hairdress very much in your style, hairpins and апликации very lovely, I admire them with special pleasure, an excellent post!!!

COME ON KILLER said...

love the braids

desertöse said...

the first picture reminds me of an angry sad albert anker girl with a touch of edvard munch. beautiful! both, outfit and picture.

luvgmt.com said...

Party like it's 1993!

-SJ

Mika said...

why do you look so mad in the first photo? :D anyway, the shape of the skirt is so nice! such a good find!

kisses from the philippines!
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minkandcappuccino said...

i love the hairpins in different color
i want to do that braid hair too bc i often do that but i cut my hair too short now :( and too dark...
anyways love your looks like always

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{Madeimoiselle} said...

Omg i think you are Crazy!But i love be crazy!Like your style..a little bit vintage but very very chic!:) I'm 16..i opened a fashion blogger yesterday!:)

Masha said...

pretty head! lol

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cancercowboy said...

you look great, even though your melancholy mien sometimes makes me melancholy ;)

Joey Becerra said...

you are so beyond your age....


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Quality said...

I like it all, but I really like the first b&w photo. I like the moody story of it. Makes me think of Cindy Sherman.

lakeofffire said...

I love your hairstyle on photos. More not always means better :) Wonderfull skirt.

Matt said...

I really dig what yr doing.

missroycereed said...

Reminds me of myself. In the early years.

Jessie said...

Simple is good, never hurts to mix it up a bit.

coulditbesatan said...

i don't know which shoes you decided to wear, but i think the mustard Repettos from your last post would be perfect with the blues of your outfit.

Sootjeelina said...

Gorgeous sweater!

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

alexandra w. said...

I love your blog ;D

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xoxo

Marion said...

I have the same barrettes! Love 'em... they remind me of Sour Patch candies.

Violette † said...

Love your clothes ! You always look beautiful by the way :)
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Gran Chaman said...

Hi Tavi, I wrote to get an virtual interview, for the magazine MUCHA PINTA From Peru.

I want to interview you because you're a fashion icon for me.



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alice said...

Your so unique and I love reading your posts as a new subject emerges and pops up in your life, thanks for sharing as always (even tough the camera had a glitch, you see..it worked out pretty perfect anyways) Merry Christmas! Alice

Young Pleasant Nightmare said...

The hair style&the photography are wonderful!

xoxo
Harlow

Sabina said...

It might be a "simple" look but that doesn't mean it's boring. The clips give it a bit of color and kookiness and the hairstyle is very Frida.

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Evelyna Callegari said...

Hello!!!
Sos muy cool, te felicito por tu mirada estetica sobre la moda. Eres muy pequeña y adelantada. Te invito a que conozcas mi blog y lo que hago. Soy artista plastica de argentina.
Saludos

le monde de skadiida said...

beautiful! (:

Yasmeen said...

The 1st one is stunning!

Shakkablakka said...

You look like Mia farrow in her Rosemary's baby time!

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Lola said...

Oh I really this photos !
xxx

Engreida said...

Love the black and white! Reminds me of Mia Farrow...

...Mesmerized... said...

great outfit love it <3

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Vive en vogue said...

i love your hairstyle on photos.
xxx.
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izze - sparkling clementine said...

the hairdo is so timoschenko, really like it.

E. Von Bertalanffy said...

The first picture makes me think of Das Weisse Band. Angelic in a way, but definitely brooding on some serious mischief. You should watch it. This is how imdb introduces the movie:

"Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years just before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. The abused and suppressed children of the villagers seem to be at the heart of this mystery."

If that doesn't get you going, I don't know what will.

Dandara said...

in the first pic could be your grandma

AlixRAZ said...

OMG. I have THAT sweater ... in black. Got it a a Barney's sale many many moons ago, still have it and still love it. ha! P.s. I love this look on you, buuteeful.

Jeimy said...

The style remember me a Zooey Deschanel in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ3cTwI9bIw

Ustedes y Nosotros. said...

omg tavi you look so cute.

Aurora said...

you sort of remind me of gene tierney in the black and white... she was so simple but her beauty really was what made her special.

e. said...

one of the best photos of you, for me. the first
x

Jimie said...

I really like the first picture. And your clothes! You've got your own style, I'm sure you'll go far away in fashion world. Sorry for my bad English (I'm french) :)

Jimie said...

That's funny, we use "barette" in France too!

Jimie said...

You give me inspiration :)