Thursday, June 28, 2012

i wanna be a fluffy sea urchin, too

This, to me, is something that I think The White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia would wear (if she were sort of futuristic and modern).

Giant. Pink. Fluffy Sea.Urchin.
I need this. 

In my opinion, Alexander McQueen always makes the best tailored womens' suits. I don't even like suits, yet the brand makes me love them.

I can't tell if those are furry socks or legwarmers, but they're still amazing.

For some odd reason, this formation brings to mind the carousel of models that Marc Jacobs had for his Louis Vuitton show.

I have but too many words for that lovely first outfit. 

BATMAN!!! Or a bat. Or a fluffy sea urchin.
                                                         Either way, I love this.

Sadly enough, I don't have a ton of commentary for the Alexander McQueen 2013 collection. I was excited to see how it looked, and was a bit disappointed by the sameness of a lot of the clothes, but those AMAZING SPACEY/FUTURISTIC GLASSES cured my heartache. And all of the fluffiness and pompoms-it's hard not to be in love with that.


Monday, June 25, 2012

it's all so comme-plicated with all the chiffon and tulle and coats and stuff, being that rei holds the key to my heart

The title was a total spoiler alert (did you get my joke did you get it I bet you did because I'm so funny and stuff) (NOT)  because this post is all about Comme Des Garçons and me obsessing over the brand throughout the years. I've known about them and I always hear about them, but today I actually decided to sit down and look and the brand over the years, and WOW oh WOW, are they amazing

Can we just take a moment to ogle at this entire outfit and wish that we lived in a world
where this was the uniform? Okay? Okay.

I never thought that something could be neat and structured but flowy (is that a word? Let's pretend it is if it isn't.) and graceful at the same time. Those sleeves sort of remind me of a knight's armor, and the bottom half is something that a princess might wear. That's why this entire ensemble is genius; Rei managed to make two things that usually, somehow. 

HEADGEAR. ('s not a word....fine, hair accesories) I wish I could just have a shrine made out of all the lovely Comme de Garçons masks and headpieces (finally, my journey to find the right word is over) and sit there all day worshiping it. But then that would be creepy. 


Oh, there are too many words flowing through my mind and the ones standing out the most are: I NEED THIS. Actually, more like in the fall and winter and spring and stuff but not in summer because it's too hot but mostly, I NEED THIS. I'd love it even without the use of grayness/gray flowers but the grayness/gray flowers has made me love it even more. Rei, you genius, you. 

The lace mixed with the cagey material is perfecto. Is it just me, though, or is the material attached to the lace to make a sort of cage kind of Styrofoam-like? Like, squishy and foamy yet structured.  

I was already obsessed by the time I saw the headpiece. The dress just made me love it to death. It reminds me of Swan Lake, but the headpiece reminds me of a creepy circus or a carnival.

That's how I look when I'm playing Hide-and-Seek.  
I should get this blanket-y dress so that when I'm playing Hide-and-Seek, I can just put it on and drop onto my bed, artfully and skilfully concealed. (Oooh, big words. Very descriptive.)

Another armor-y dress! This time complete with a fabric helmet! Ms. Kawakubo is definitely on to something here. 

As if I didn't love the whole shebang already, this came along.

Oh flowery outfit,
You're so different from all the other floral thingamajigs.
You look very kewl (aren't I so hip, kids?) with your face-covering
And your unconventional hoodie,
Oh, won't you be mine?

That ode was almost as beautiful as the outfits in this post.
So, anyway, I was reading about Comme Des Garçons on what is obviously the world's most reliable source-WIKIPEDIAAAAAAA-and it said that Comme des Garçons specializes in "anti-fashion, austere, sometimes deconstructed garments". So, sort of like a dark, twisted Wonderland. Or the underbelly of a utopia. Or reality. 

Think about it while staring at this picture of our dear friend Rei Kawakubo. 


Saturday, June 23, 2012

fatale femme

I don't have that much to say today (most of my word vomit came out in that last "summer vibes"post), but I made a feminist pipe-cleaner bracelet out of boredom (to clarify that: I didn't make it OUT of boredom, I made it while in a state of boredom) and spent some time obsessively taking pictures of it. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

let's be snakes and bask in the sunlight forever

Waiting to be released from school is going sort of slow. I'm anticipating the outfit posts (oh tripod, won't you be mine?) and traipsing around Manhattan all day. I find is especially odd that in summer, I tend to be obsessed with sweaters and cardigans while in winter I have dreams of dresses and skirts and all the things that you'd usually find in summer. This year I'll try to reverse this and try to focus on clothes for warmer weather. So let's move on to:

That looks a tad bit serious and scary...)
1. The '50s and '60s were bittersweet

Prada-Spring/Summer 2012 

I'm in love with the second outfit. I'm usually not attracted to outfits that include baring my torso, but Prada has seduced me once again. Maybe it's the lovely use of red peppers. 

Time traveling has now been made possible. 

I am absolutely, positively obsessed with cat's eye glasses. I'm contemplating getting a pair when I get new glasses, even though one of my classmates proclaimed that I'd "look like a deranged time-traveling lunatic from the 1950s." Good, good. Exactly what I wanted. 

This is my first time seeing this picture in color, but now I like it even more. Especially the details on the ski sweater.

A Twiggy bag. This has just become the love of my life.

2. The '90s were....grunge-y 

Marc Jacobs circa 1990s 

I have to admit, I like the grunge-yness of the '90s, but to a certain extent. As in, I wouldn't go too overboard with how "maxi" the skirt gets-mostly because I'm not one of those people who can fall gracefully. 

Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis 

I spy with my four eyes a Nirvana shirt. 
Also, a lot of plaid. A lot of plaid. As in, blankets of plaid. 
Okay, you get the point.  

3. Angsty, suicidal teenagers of the 20th century

Still from Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (The book was written by Jeffrey Eugenides.)

The Lisbon Sisters in their room 

I never really seemed to figure out why the Lisbon sisters were so interesting to me. I guess it's because they're so ethereal/mysterious/lovely. But I sense that it's more than that. You have to watch the movie/read the book to understand why. I have so much word vomit about how beautiful and different the plot is from other films/books. 

Cecilia Lisbon (my favorite Lisbon sister, along with Lux)

This is a still from the end of the movie. This is one of my favorite scenes; it's a party that happened after all of the Lisbon sisters had taken their lives-oh, come on, don't act like you didn't know it wouldn't happen from the title-where everyone wore gas masks with formal clothes. This was an incredibly bewitching scene that I watched about a million times. 

Christian Slater and Winona Ryder in Heathers. 

This is by far one of my favorite movies off all time. The plot is amazing. The actors are just captivating. You have to watch it. It's a dark comedy from the '80s where Veronica (Ryder) and J.D. (Slater) kill off the people they hate the most by making them look like suicides. Your life is not complete unless you watch it, I assure you.

Shannon Doherty as Heather, one of the Heathers. She went from being the girl who was sort of in the wings to....well, what did she become, exactly? I guess you could say she became the main Heather. The Heathers actually made boxy blazers + plaid skirts + big hair appealing to me. 

Yours truly, 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

super kawaii obsession x the need to purchase etsy patches x american horror story fangirling = what happens when I'm tired

Warning: some fangirling ahead.      
Oh dear. I've been on Etsy for hours now, obsessing over lolita magazines-possible style inspiration, y'know? Magazines in America get pretty boring after a while-and then  "aw, that's so cute! I NEED THIS"-ing to all the necklaces and charms and lovely trinkets. I guess this sort of is a branch of my Courtney Love/Hole interest. Anyway, I simultaneously began searching up patches (screen printed ones that I can sew or pin onto cardigans/sweaters/my jean jacket to jazz them up) and went crazy because the Etsy shop that I was looking at had a TATE LANGDON PATCH! (For those of you who aren't as fangirl-ish about the show, Tate Langdon is a character on American Horror Story who is played by the amazing Evan Peters) So I basically plan to-but have not yet-get: a Tate Langdon patch, a Wednesday Addams patch, a Lydia Deetz patch, a Lucille Ball patch, a Sweeney Todd patch (ahhh, good memories of me watching that in third grade and having a mini freak-out), a Rocky Horror Picture Show patch, and a Carrie patch. My eyelids are bouncing back and forth now and I'm too tired to post pictures of the patches/random kawaii stuff right now, so I'm going to go before I fall asleep on my laptop. When I order the patches and get them, I'll takes tons of pictures for you to marvel at! (Well, after I crazily pin them over everything I own.)

                                                                                                                            Yours truly, 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

hole/courtney love + lolitas + everything oh so lovely

So lately I've been feeling very Courtney Love circa Hole-sy. I spent the entire night on Etsy looking up vintage plastic clips and lolita magazines. But I've also simultaneously been obsessed with psychedelia and everything else in the 1960s/70s

Petra Collins

Meadham Kirchoff

Sofia Coppola shrine (Rookie magazine)

Anna, 13-Hel-Looks

Tavi's shrine to Hole/Courtney Love

Hole quote from 

I was thinking of jazzing up my jean jacket (inspired by Meadham Kirchoff) to be devoted to feminism/Riot Grrrl/Courtney Love and Hole/weird creepy girly things/etc. I'm being lame and not posting outfits, I know, but for some reason my teachers like to torture us with about a gazillion tests in June. Oh well. I can look forward to getting a tripod for my birthday (bleh, I can finally take my own pictures), convincing my mother to let me traipse around Manhattan and such, and finally-finally-posting outfits. I feel bad for only providing pictures and captions for your reading material. Be prepared, my dears!  

                                                                                                                  Yours truly,