Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Dear Mr. Howard Zinn and Mr. J.D. Salinger

Each of you contributed to my intellectual growth in ways only you could have.

Thank you for adding your beauty to the world, thank you for sharing yourselves with us while you were here.

Dear Mr. McQueen

I hope with all my heart you are in a happier, more peaceful place now. 

Thank you for giving us so much beauty while you were here.

so there's snow when I want summer

And everyone is pissing me off. Nothing seems to be working out for this coming semester, and I am more than slightly annoyed. Fucking spanish school system, fucking controlling Au Pair mother, fucking snow, fucking schedules, fucking everything. Even the weather is pissing me off. 

I just want to wear tiny shorts and cut off shirts and lots of beads and nothing else.

via tobaccoandleather

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

estamos cambiando

Doing this as soon as I can get my hands on some pink hair dye. Any recommendations?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

after the apocalypse

 I was thinking today about what I would wear after the apocalypse (actually that's less likely than a third world war, or chronic global environmental change, or the depletion of natural resources, or, or, or) and was simultaneously preemptively feeling thankful that I know how to garden, and sew, and knit, and spin yarn, and do a multitude of other completely useful things.

After the world has come to an end I envision myself in draped black materials paired with heavy leathers- sort of bike-gang tough mixed with dark enchantress. I'm thinking swaths of soft but durable blacks and greys, with a good amount of leather and metal thrown in in forms of pants, jackets, and embellishments. I also think that in a post-apocalyptic world the sort of clothing you'd need would have to have lots of secret pockets, so the draping would be very useful for little hidden compartments.

I did some sketches, because I was bored and sketching sounded like fun:

And then I got dressed in this:

I really wish I had more skill with a camera, because I promise this looks way better in person. The scarf/hood thing is all drapey and looks sweet, but in the photos it's schei├če and you can't see any detail. Oh well. 
I've also been thinking about how to incorporate more dramatic shapes into what I wear, and I like how this really boring sweater worn upside down gets all boxy and draped at the same time.

p.s. thankxxx everyone for the comments on the last post, I sometimes just need to vent, and if I'm gonna do it anyway, why not do it here?

Raquel + Pugh + Gaga


(scroll down the page to see where to watch the process)

pure fucking genius.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

on toughening up and pointlessness

There's been these discussions in my life lately of how pointless fashion blogs/my blog/blogs are in general, and for some reason it's really gotten under my skin. Not sure why, but there you go. The conclusions that I have come to from those musings are these: I need to get a thicker skin, and not give a damn what people think; and yes, they/you are right, my blog is completely and totally pointless.

But I really don't care, because I like it. I like looking at the pictures I've posted, I like posting new pictures, I like writing about silly bullshit like my emotions, I like reading some responses that I get. I guess I've realized that this is more a place for me to document my own compilations of things that inspire/interest/bother/gross me out, so that I can see them in a nice pretty row. I like that. I like seeing that I have readers too, because it fuels the narcissistic delusion that complete strangers give a fuck about what I think is aesthetically pleasing/what I look like/my emotions.

The boyfriend thinks the blog world is creepy. I sort of think so too. It's like we're all either lonely and unsatisfied with our real lives so we have to create this fantasy world of web friends and a cyber personality, or we want to feel famous and known for something. I may or may not feel either of these ways. I think what I want is to project my thoughts and musings into the world and have people listen to them, and pay attention. Of course, not many people do, and for that I am thankful. If they did I would feel self inflated and grandiose. At the same time I am like, fuck you, look at me! I'm just as awesome as all these other people in the world! So I guess that's why I still have this blog, and still post these posts.

The point of this story is, I need to get the fuck over myself, and learn to deal with the haters. If you enjoy my blog, good, I am happy that some part of me can make some part of you think, or be inspired, or even continue your comatose addiction to the streams of repetitive "fashion" blogs suffocating our cyberspaces. If you don't like my blog, me da igual, I don't give a shit, if you don't like it, don't look at it. And, in all honestly, my blog has no content of importance, but I don't give a damn, I am going to keep on writing like I'm writing, and picking photos that I like, and posting here, because I like playing with the narcissist in me.

And to top off this post, here is an unintentionally brooding photo of me in a bathtub, with a french beer.

Monday, February 1, 2010

teensy tiny

I really appreciate this.

via motley photos