Sunday, May 27, 2012

we ate the summer before it began

Yesterday was like a dream. I went to a Memorial Day street parade and basically blew all of my money. 

Exhibit A, mon amis et amies. 

I had to get another John Lennon shirt because the one I got last year got messed up because I left lip gloss in my pocket when my mom was washing it and...well, figure out the rest. This time, I got one in black instead of gray, though. 

This is one of the three pendants that I got. It's so odd, a little yellow ladybug (I feel idiotic now, because I'm sure there are probably yellow ladybugs somewhere...) 

I got this because it reminds me of a floral scene was into the woods somewhere (definitely not here in New York, though, because the closet I've come to seeing a forest in real life is Central Park, which makes me feel sheltered.) Oddly, if you actually look closely, then you can see that it's not actually anything floral; it's basically a rock with green and pink, but I still think of spring and stuff when I see it. It reminds me of The Virgin Suicides (i.e., the meadow scenes), which had to do with the reason why I bought it. 

So, I bought this because I have a choker with a pendant on it and felt like I needed a change. I feel a tad bit bad saying this, because even though I'm Catholic, I didn't really buy it for religious reasons. 

The ribbon that I bought to go along with the first two pendants. 

I fell in love with this headband the minute I saw it. I guess it's the pattern x the colors x the design. 

This has a totally retro 1950s design. When I finally master a beehive hairstyle, I might combine the two. There was a red one that I was going to get, but then I decided against it because there's not much that there is to wear with such a thing. 

A beaded headband, a neat invention that I was previously unaware of. 

I LOVE THIS. It's basically a Faberge egg, except I didn't have to spend a lifetime's amount of money on it. It's meant for jewelry, which I immediately filled it with when I got home. Did I mention that I love it? (Okay, now I think that I'm obsessed with it.)

I had to get this Union Jack bracelet because I got one last year, only to have it (unintentionally) ripped and thrown across the auditorium by a classmate of mine that I let see it for a few seconds. This one, however, will be kept under maximum security 24/7, kept in a glass case, and carried around with me by the Secret Service.

There is no way to express my love of these earrings. When I got to the tent where they were being sold, I literally went postal and started picking them up and scouring  the tables for more cool earrings. My mother was staring at me the entire time with a confused look on her face, but THEY WERE JUST TOO AMAZING TO RESIST. This picture doesn't show their full amazingness. Not even a quarter of their awesomeness.

Just a bunch of nail polish. I don't really use it that much, so I'm not sure why I got it. And the got the second one (the pink one with glitter in it) because it reminded me of cake. I don't like pink, but I do like cake.)

This is a mint green eyeliner pencil that I got for some reason. I usually don't see any cool colors in the store, and the table that was selling this had a rainbow of eyeliner pencils. I actually never wore such a bright shade of eyeliner before, but I think I'll just use it in an outfit post. 

I love these. I already have two pairs of chopsticks, but these are the most authentic looking. 

This is a sort of nude shade of lipstick, which isn't really shown in the picture. I never wear lipstick or any makeup except for lip gloss and Burt's Bees, but there were just so many colors that my head spun around. (But not in a way that I couldn't obsess over the colors. That would be sad.)

This is actually a dark red lipstick, which I'd most likely only really wear for outfit posts. 

I LOVE THIS. It's a dark, dark blue with glitter in it, which makes it look just like the night sky/outer space. The tube itself it so retro looking/has an '80s feel to it, so I'd most likely by it for the tube. I plan on wearing this as many times as possible. I keep scolding myself for not buying, like, ten of these.  

There's a lilac one, too, but I'll post that one later.

Yours truly, Britney

Saturday, May 26, 2012

crowning glory

I finally finished my first crown! I feel as if this is a huge accomplishment for some reason. I guess it's because I've been saying that I wanted to make one since....oh, I don't know, last summer? I was planning on starting out with a flower crown, but it eventually morphed into a pipe cleaner crown.  

This is a close-up of the front of the crown. It's a little girl/feminist symbol that I made out of pipe cleaners. I was planning out making it into a brooch-which I should do, in fact, with another one-but then I couldn't get the brooch thing on  I decided that I would look better on the crown.   

This is want I was planning on making before. This is from Rookie magazine ( under "Daydream Nation". 

To be honest, I have no idea who Lana Del Rey is, but I looked up "flower crowns", found this, and thought that it was a beautiful photograph and crown. 

This is a crown that Marlena over at Self Contructed Freak ( made, and I'm absolutely in LOVE with it. I wish that I knew how she made it, but oh well! I'll figure out how to make it eventually. 

Molly Ringwald. I just love this picture; I have no words for how beautiful it is. 

The one and only Courtney Love. She's wearing the most festive crown ever. It's the baby of a headband and a crown. 

-Yours truly, Britney

Friday, May 25, 2012

so i'm new here...

Well, I'm new at blogging...I've been really into fashion for the past one or two years now, but lately I've been keeping a bunch of notebooks and binders full of fashion shows and pretty neat outfits. I'm also into making collages and photographing fashion-related subjects. If you know of any other blogs/websites/anything that you think I should try, then you're free to comment about them. I plan on doing outfit posts in the future, but right now I'm just starting out and am trying to get this blog off the ground. -Yours truly, Britney