Sunday, December 11, 2011

Eyes, Lips, Attitude

Seriously, Joan Crawford's (right) got too much attitude for the forties. 
Sorry Madonna, nice try.
It's definitely the "smear" lipstick. 

And here I am, gothing up Crawford's lipstick.

Surprise! Eyes!

American Apparel: Interlock Turtleneck Tent Dress
Romwe knock-off of les queues de sardines tights,
Luchiny platforms
Tawapa's black swallowtail earrings 4g

Friday, December 9, 2011

Going Out

Everyone's Favorite Bodysuit

Monday, November 14, 2011

Digital Pinhole

 Except for the first picture and the animated yellow leaves, these were 
taken with a digital pinhole camera. I basically took a sheet of black
construction paper, and rubberbanded it around my Nikon D70 body only (no lens). 
Then, I poked a hole in the construction paper with a safety pin. There you go...
Digital pinhole camera. Most of the pictures turned out very desaturated, but there
were a few that were brilliantly colorful, others I saturated via photoshop. Also took
a majority of these in RAW mode, which helped with the editing.   

Pullover with ethnic pattern: Mags & Pye
Army pants: Forever 21
Hiking boots: Frye
Wool sweater: Salvation Army

Friday, September 30, 2011

Black Wood Leggings / Platforms


Leggings: Black Milk Wood Leggings
Wood Earrings: Tewel wood Maxa design 4g from
Platforms: Luchiny, bought in 2000 from Belmont & Clark area in Chicago 
Tunic: bought at Century 21... some Italian off-brand, can't tell from the label
Hair clip: street vendor @ Union Square

Friday, September 9, 2011

Fashion Night Out 2011: Soho, NYC

 (live models @ guess)

 (no one survived)
 (crowd waiting for the kardasians... or opening of the Dash store.. who knows)
 (ceiling thing at the Frye store)

 (I don't think this is Bansky)
 (The Marc Jacobs accessory truck)

(lights from the World Trade Center site)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wood Fabric

I can't really explain it, but I'm very into wood fabric these days. It started with
these Black Milk wood leggings, which, as of this writing, are still on their way:

Maple..pretty neat. I'd like to get some wood fabric (walnut!) and try to make something out of it... but 
what? Celine has a wood look for Winter 2011, as I discovered in an advertising spread in the 
GIGANTIC Vogue September 2011 issue:

(Celine's winter 2011 collection) Cool ad campaign btw.

But what to make? I am thinking something structured looking, much like Celine's, though I feel this
 could potentially be a too-literal interpretation of the fabric. Maybe not, as in the case above: the t-shirt 
and pants look pretty awesome, especially with the different "grain" directions. My sister jokingly said a 
kaftan, which would probably overdo it with head-to-toe wood fabric. 

I'll update this post when I get my leggings, and if I see more wood sightings!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Heaven Beside You

My mom bought me this flannel shirt in 1994.
Wore it throughout junior high and high school.
Flannel: Levi's 
DIY cutoffs
Old Navy flip flops
Dollar store tank
Hat from Florida gift shop

Saturday, July 23, 2011

t-shirts and corsets

American Apparel Unisex Oversized Ringer See Thru T-Shirt; Lip Service Burning Fur You corset, Urban Outfitters pleated skirt; Urban Outfitters hat; DIY Choker, 10 years old.

Trying to rethink corsets so they don't look so damn ren-fair, hence AA t-shirt. Awesome T-shirt, by the way. Thin, kind-of-sheer, really soft. This look definitely wouldn't work with a standard oversized t-shirt. Those pleated skirts are in style right now... like the whole 'professional' or perhaps 'school-girl' look to them. Spiked collars look really dated and costumey, but I thought it went well with the spikes on the corset, which I got on sale! Hurrah