Wednesday, April 24, 2013

OOTD & Rambling

There are a few reasons I've been lacking outfit posts recently....
A. I don't own a digital camera or tripod
B. I am extremely awkward in front of the camera
C. I am a procrastinator (hence the whole Mmmaybe Tomorrow thing)

I have become fed up with my own excuses, so today I had some fun with my old pal Photobooth. I apologize for the terrible quality of the photos and the pig pen otherwise known as my room. We're all just going to have to make some compromises here. 

I found one of my favorite lipsticks from high school the other day. If you are feeling a little dark, why not show it with Cyber by MAC. It's magical satin finish makes it easy to pull off. Pair with dark brows, and pale skin and you're ready. 

My best Buffy high kick. I told you cameras make me do stupid things! What is my facial expresson? Why do I have Skrillex hair??

Coltranes by JC 
Lilac Jeans by Free People
Adidas Basic Logo T (tied into a crop)

My guardian angel Paula Abdul, because why not. 

Someone told me yesterday that my style could be described as a lesbian witch from the 90's. I wasn't quite sure how to take that comment, but after looking at my outfit today I understand. 

It's time for summer to shake things up a bit!

Monday, April 22, 2013

We are living in a Spice world

I wanna really really really wanna zigazig ha. If you didn’t just get lost in that opener, congratulations! You are a product of the 90s, and you were most likely a Spice Girls fan. If for some reason you are under the age of 13 and reading this, then please allow me to explain. 

The Spice Girls are British pop icons, who spread their message of girl power across the entire globe. They are ultimate queens of the 90’s, they quickly became the best-selling female group of all time. Their existence influenced the world of fashion from 1994 to now. 

Aside from their focus on girl power (“just girl power is all we need”) the Spice Girls promoted a sense of individuality. Every girl had her own style, most obviously reflected in their names. Ginger Spice made the British flag a fashion statement, Baby Spice made platform sneakers mainstream, Posh Spice kept it timeless with a sleek bob, Sporty Spice made activewear sexy, and Scary Spice brought animal print to a whole new level. Which ever girl you chose to stand behind said a lot about you. Personally I was a Sporty Spice, in head to toe Adidas garb and using soccer balls as accessories. 

With the recent obsession of everything and anything 90s, the effect of the Spice Girls is farther than ever from fading. It’s not a bad idea to reference pop’s fiercest group, they pulled off the over the top trends of the era with spunk. They are icons for the fearless. If you are looking for a very literal take on Spice Girl style I suggest starting with Solestruck and Buffalo’s latest collaboration. The orignial club kid brand Buffalo released a lineup of platform sneakers that would make Baby jealous. Not looking to spend $200? Hit up Goodwill, and prepare yourself for world domination. I’m sure that’s how the Spice Girls did it.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Slimane is getting under my skin

It's almost impossible to avoid Saint Laurent's newest ad campaigns at this point. Hedi Slimane's Music Project is putting the house in the spotlight. While his latest designs made for numerous eye-rolls these ads are more along the line of head-turners. Iconic "rough around the edges" musicians appear natural and simplistic in a lineup of black and white spreads.
My personal favorite are the Courtney Love images. Her girly-grunge look is a perfect continuation of what was shown on the Fall runway. While I don't see much of a correlation between the classic brand and the celebrities I can finally see into Slimane's mind. It's extremely obvious that he intends on bringing a younger generation into high fashion. Love, Manson, and Pink are all perfect examples of straying from the mainstream. Slimane is making Saint Laurent cool again (although I never knew otherwise). In the age of Tumblr, this is a wise move. Teen grunge lovers all over the globe will be swooning over every detail of the Saint Laurent Music Project. I cannot hate Slimane for using his contacts wisely. I now understand that he knows exactly what he's doing.
Although I still do not agree with his methods, there is a budding respect. My biggest complaint is the way in which he is playing with popular internet culture. I believe he is using it more as a crutch, rather than a tool. Soon enough trends will dominate his runway and hipsters will be the only people willing to watch. For this reason, I am anxious.

Only time will tell, but for now let's enjoy the moment with these ads.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

New Month, New Hair?

I recently decided to give at home hair bleaching a try. Two days later, I was a brassy shade of blonde. It was not the most flattering shade, so I kept the damage ball rolling with some ash brown hair dye.  The nice, even brown color lasted in my hair about two washes, and every wash since it's had a mind of it's own.
I'll be experiencing this parade of shades until I see my hair dresser somtime late May. This marks the begining of journey. There will be many pictures to come, I can assure you.

Remember not to try this at home.

Today's Strawberry Blonde 
If only I could pull it off like Drew Barrymore.
The ultimate hair goddess

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

50 and Fine

Happy Birthday to one of the most influential people in the fashion industry! Congratulations on making 50 better than ever, Marc Jacobs.

You continue to surprise me with your fresh creations, and I have loved you through thick and thin. To 50 more!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Click here for Festival Ready Style

I swear if I open my inbox to one more "Festival Style" mass e-mails I will be hiding my computer far far away, somewhere not even Nasty Gal can find it. Festival season is upon us, and the madness is about to reach it's peak with surbanan teen madness at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2013.

I have attended Coachella in the years past, so I cannot blame people for their enthusiasm and countdowns, but it's hard not to be overwhelmed by amount of people just waiting to cash in on anything and everything Coachella related. Retail is pushing the youth's festival craze to new limits, big budget look books, ad campaigns, and celebrity endorsements all for a couple days of music? Personally it just doesn't add up. I want people to remember Coachella for exactly what it is, a music festival in the desert. Seeing shows should be your top priority, and yes the temperatures will feel like death. Suck it up, and have fun while buying yourself a $6 lemonade (honestly, I strongly recommend the lemonade). You are spending an insane amount in order to attend the festival, why double it for a round of outfits THAT WILL GET TRASHED. My only tip for dressing for festival season is wear comfortable shoes. Your old converse, or those thrifted boots that fit just right. That is all. I completely understand a new pair of Docs would so cute and pastel grunge-festival chic/ get so many notes on tumblr while posing underneath the giant ferris wheel, but please just trust me on this one. Blisters will ruin your day 3.

If you're worried about standing out, I also suggest dressing comfortably. No one else seems to do that... hmmm...

If you are more interested in layering yourself with all of your best closet pieces or want to show off some cool boots I suggest Outside Lands. It's freezing cold at night, the lineups are great for everyone, and the crowd seems to have a more "grown-up" view on festivals. Aside from the fact that Jack Daniels will most likely be your best friend, and provide you with more warmth than any Free People sweater.

Good luck, and Happy Festival Season!