Thursday, May 30, 2013

Vintage Pill Box style hat

My dad found this (guess!) at a thrift store. I love the 50's church goer feel ( I actually am a church goer, FYI). The way the crinoline wraps around the hat and combines the tiny white ribbons is just delightful. Do you have a favorite hat maker? Mine had to be Philip Treacy. I know that's kind of a popular answer, but I love how different his hats are. My favorites are a red poppy flower hat that was in the February Vogue, and an Sndy Warhol Lips hat in W this month, worn my Stacy Engman. Ciao!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Disney Diva

Last week I went to Disney world, cause my mom had this work trip. I wanted the classic Mickey hat, so I picked out this blinged out number. I think it might become my signature look!
The veil had to be my favorite feature. I know some people think these are really kitschy, but I love it! It's so timeless. And anything that involves pink and sparkles is inherently awesome.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dior 2014 Cruise Collection

                       Like most collections( except for spring/summer haute couture Chanel 2013!), I had really mixed feelings. Most of the looks were much to modern. The sheer looks were just silly. Does the world HONESTLY need another bathing suit cover? The multi colored dresses were a bit boring. It was just green and red shapes mixed up. It reminded me of when you go in Pier 1 and see one of those terrible mass produced living room ''paintings.'' Another thing I'm tired of is the ripped up ''deconstructed'' look. One skirt looked as if it was literally cut right across, and then had a random scrap of fabric sewn to the side. And there's nothing to be said about the bathing suits. Honestly. A blue bathing suit.
     Now, to what I did like! The modern interpretation of the Bar Jacket worked very well. I ahev no problem with modern. I mean, the majority of the clothing I wear is modern. But modernity has brought us some really lame stuff. Have you seen most of the homes made in America these days? Their gray and ugly, and usually fall apart after five years. And think of the Iphone. I recently found a 50's Motorola record player in the alley behind my house. That works.  When I'm in my 70's, will I ever find an Iphone in the trash that will play Justin Bieber 2.0? But these jackets kept the vintage sensibility while not looking like part of a movie set's clothing.
        My favorite had to be the pants with extra billowy fabric sewn on. I had never seen that before! I remember Alexander McQueen basically saying that a fashion designer's job is to come up with new ideas. Re-do what was done before. Sometimes designers will make ''unique'', but in reality they just threw an extra square or circle on the skirt. This was a whole new idea that also worked and was beautiful.
    And unless you want to hear a never ending monologue on the traditional Dior design philosophy, please don't ask me about the halter top. Just don't! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

DIY knitted socks- by me!

I've been knitting for a while now, but never got around to socks(their pretty hard). But along with a delightfully fab cat sweater, at a church sale I found the Columbia Minerva, 50's style handbook. If you want to learn how to knit, get this. I insist! I've tried out so many books, and the instructions can be so vague! Stitch and B*tch by Debbie Stoller is also a great read. It's a knitting book with a third wave feminist flair. Can that be any better?!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Dusty Basements and Mood Rings

These are four sweaters from the 70's my dad discovered in the basement. My favorite has to be the yellow one with the rainbow. I'm going to edit this post with a pic of my new (to me) vintage bell bottoms.
I'm not really sure why the one sleeve has a red ribbon. I know that symbolizes AIDS awareness, so maybe someone sewed the patch on. Makes it even more unique and awesome!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cosmic Purple Christmas Fairy

I was doing my makeup today and tried to think of a new idea to try. Well, I came up with this all by myself! Cat eye done with purple Glam Eyes HD from Rimmel London, lips with Chanel Levres Scintillantes Glossimer, above cat eye used as high lighter by Chanel, Cover Girl Concealer under eye, and last but not least Urban Decay BB Cream. BB cream seems like some cosmetic company scam, but it is really useful! Your skin gets really soft, it had SPF, and works as a concealer.

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Unicorn Leaps over a pastel rainbow, only to have a pie thrown in it's face.

    I literally discovered Romance was Born 12 minutes ago. Which is terrible, because I should've have known about them way before. As with most things I love, they are very colorful. It reminds me of my room. Disordered and everywhere, but there's still a system. No matter how EVERYWHERE it is, it manages to say something. To look  nice. (minus my cookie stash)
     The show I just watched was for their spring/summer 2013 collection. The outfits were loud, with lots of details. My favorites had to be the pants with the pink frills and the long  sheer shirt with mushrooms. I love the collage element of this collection. Have you ever been in one of those small thrift shops that have mostly 60's through 70's clothing? It reminded me of that.
   The makeup on the models was nothing short of gorgeous. Dior and other designers have used rhinestones (haha...i see a connection...with my name...whatever go on) on model's lips and eye lids. But Romance was Born had diamond shaped multi colored stones coming from the bottom lashes, with eye liner connecting them. I had never seen something like that before. And in a weird way, it didn't look too obnoxious. I mean, maybe not for school. Or anywhere. But what really is obnoxious? Not wearing leggings and a North Face blue liner?
    The best part had to be the infusion of different eras, while not looking like a blast from the past. The makeup and hair was straight from old time Candy Land, or Punky Brewster. But it didn't look out of date. That takes a lot of thought. But the one thing I really disliked about this show was how it was presented.
    The models, as with any runway, looked miserable. And the room was all dark. And the music was really depressing...and kind of boring. I'm a firm believer in not aways making everything FUN AND BRIGHT, but this collection was nothing but fun and bright. The set of mushrooms, flowers, plants, and just bright STUFF, was gorgeous. That was the only thing I liked about presentation. I just think if you want your clothing to exude a certain mood or idea, your set should fit with it. Many people who buy clothes don't watch the runway show. But there is an equal amount who do, and the way something is presented can speak volumes. Take for instance the fall/winter 2013 Chanel show. All of the looks were black (and terrible if you ask me). They were presented in a super bright stadium (that's what it looked like to me). The show, at least, would've been a little better if they had had the mood fit with it.
    And why do models always have to seem miserable? A fashion show is supposed to celebrate a new collection. Key word: celebration! Not, ''UGH, I'm on my one almond per day and mango juice'' diet walk down the runway and go through the door, and, whatevs. Its boring! A normal human being diet would probably help them. Its sad that the unless you work for someone super awesome, you won't have a modeling career unless your 10 pounds.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

YAY! Versatile Blogger award!

Thank you so much to Ellie from Rose and Vintage for nominating me! I only have about 70 posts on here, and am so glad (and surprised) that people find things like my One Direction socks interesting. I will know nominate some peoplz:
Birdie wears a tie
Rose And Vintage (of course because she's awesome
flight of the flamingos
The Pseudo-Intellectual
teenage moon witch
the fashion aviator
I broke my hip doing the Twist
Rosie + the wolf

Nominating means that you won. I looked it up, and the rules of the award are a bit hazy. Just follow my format. IT SHALL GUIDE YOU!

Now, the seven things you don't know about me:
 I'm Catholic.
I really like 80's shoulder pads.
Wuthering Heights is my favorite book
I'm homeschooled!
I love digging up dandelions with really deep roots and seeing all of the fascinating creatures that appear
I have never watched a full episode of Jersey Shore
My favorite shows ON EARTH are All In The Family and The Jeffersons.(if your a classic TV nerd like me you'd know the Jeffersons is a spin off of AITF)

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Little One Direction never hurt!

Lately I've been trying to come up with the most unlikely but awesome combos. Tigre striped sweater, Xhilaration black lace skirt, awesome Puma sneakers, and Claire's One Direction socks.
As the third wave feminist I am, I believe I have the right to enjoy and listen to music that is commonly considered vapid and dumb by mostly middle age male music reviewers. But in reality is dumb to them simply because girls like it. Feminine can be feminist! And if you happen to be a dude Directioner: You are awesome!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

80's Windbreakers. Something I adore Un-Ironically

       Yesterday a commercial for some Nabisco product or something did this awesome time travel thing where everyone was in the 80's. The actresses had big curly hair, loud makeup, and those awesome triangle earrings. I said ''Wow, I love those windbreakers!'' Due to my naivety of society, I was shocked when my mother said ''Are you kidding?''
         If you know me well enough, you know my fashion taste is mainly in traditional Couture like Dior, Alexander McQueen, etc. But next to the 20's, the 80's are my favorite era. The only fashion related thing I don't like about them is those Hammer pants. Or Harem pants. I think that's what their called. I read about them in a TMZ article about Justin Bieber's monkey drama (please don't get my animal loving mouth started on that one. You'll regret it). Back to wind breakers!
      I love how preppy they look. My favorites are the pink ones with squares of color swirls. They remind me of the Chanel Cruise collection, with the model's wigs. Another awesome thing about them is that their fall/winter gear, but they're not bulky or too big. Thin and colorful.
      Honestly, why wouldn't you want to wear jackets that people in such shows and movies as The Cosby Show, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Pretty In Pink? Eighties fashion gets such a bad rap! But it's always been a favorite of mine.
     So if your style icon is Katy Beth Terry, go for it!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Where's Harry?

This wizard style jacket is from Maribu London. It even has little moon and star details. I feel like I should be casting spells right now!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Yet again, vintage and handmade! It reminds me if something from Pretty In Pink. I love the beading. My wardrobe is slowly becoming ALL pink!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Flower Crownnnnn

I've wanted to make one of these so much, for so long. I tried to make mine different from a lot of the others, by using orchids, poppies, and a giant purple rose. Enjoy!

Maribu London skirt

Photo creds to my sister. I have to sit down, this spinning made me nauseous!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Typical outfit

So today I'm wearing pink skinny jeans, a blue Paul Frank shirt, Lindsey Weir jacket(can it possibly go by any other name?), my signature orange ski hat, and a DIY Starry Night necklace from Rookie. I am ashamed, though: I call myself a Rookie and I have no flower crown!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Elie Saab fall/winter 2013

As with most of the winter collections this season, many if the outfits in this show were quite plain. The black jackets and giant white coat had no shape. Elie Saab is known for ornate ness and elegance. The yellow looks just didn't go with the season, and again, plain.
The evergreen looks were much better. The color reminded me of pine trees. I thought that was a very creative way to shake up the blandness of winter without forgetting the season. The black dresses with lace and wide skirts were my favorite. Ornate and with a gentle sparkle. Ahhh.
The other dresses were way too revealing and pretty obnoxious. It's like cursing. You have nothing creative to say, so you use filler. Just managing to cover certain areas of your body is a last minute filler when you run out of ideas.
I liked the spring/ summer collection much more, and Valentino was the only designer I saw this season who did a really good job. It definitely was better than Marc Jacobs though!
And here's me:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

50's dress/Jacket

I found this 50's cotton blend dress at the same place I found my cow sweater. The awesomeness of the cow sweater must have attracted it. The label says: Jane Justin for Don Sophisticates. I also like the channeling of Edith Bunker.