Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Special Occasions + wedding advice

Surprisingly, my fanciest dress is made of cotton/spandex. It's a dress my mother bought in...I think the 70s.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Wearing (top): 
Panda Eyes Tshirt:
American Apparel high waisted short with side zippers
Silver cuffs
round glasses

Leather biker jacket
b+w striped pants Tripp
New Rock Reactor Boots
bullet belt
Panda Eyes Tshirt:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Shoe Trend Report @ Macy's

So, for shoe class today, I had to go to a department store
and identify current trends. I went to Macy's, THE Macy's, on 34th street.

3 trends: 
Jute and cork platforms/wedges
Extended Uppers

Below is a shoe family made from the same last. More on that on a later post.
 brands: Bebe, Lucky, Calvin Klein, Anne Klein, Rachel Roy, BCBGeneration, Dolce Vita

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Orange Lipstick!

I'm too lazy to wear makeup these days, 
so I've ditched the rest of my makeup
in favor of a single tube of lipstick. Usually black. 
But that isn't always fun, so I just bought a tube of orange. 
Nothing was orange enough at sephora, so I had to get,
sigh, the Kat Von D brand lipstick. 
The other oranges were too coral or super-gloss or other tastelessness,
but the KVD lipstick was just the perfect matte.
And bought matching nail polish.

So I was pretty happy to see orange lipstick on the runway this year's fashion week:

Dennis Basso Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Stage at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2012 in New York City.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Happy superbowl, everyone. I don't really care about the game, 
just the hot wings and beer. 

Vintage cheerleader sweater from Beacon's Closet
Gloves with claws from a street vendor in Union Square
Eyeball leggings from Romwe 
1 vampire fang
red lipliner as eyeliner
red lipstick and black eye pencil on lips

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ganguro / Manba

I've got long hair these days, and while I was looking for youtube hair tutorials, I ended up checking out a "ganguro" makeup tutorial (probably manba...but who knows, it all looks the same). I love watching the transformation between normal well-behaved school girl and fun-loving party girl the next. As she's putting on the dark foundation in the video, I get the feeling that she knows she looks a little crazy, but that's clearly the fun. 

I remember thinking this look was ugly and stupid in the late 90s, early 2000s. Of course, then I was into the whole goth/industrial look and the ganguro thing was the precise opposite of the gloom and doom I loved back then. But I'm feeling a bit boring and repressed these days, what with my career issues and all. I'd love to just break out of my mold and put on neon and (I say this respectfully) clown makeup.